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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear campaign group
    2017-October-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world’s nuclear powers to give up the weapons that could destroy the planet.

The choice of the little-known coalition of disarmament activists put the Nobel committee again at the forefront of geopolitics at a time when fears are rising over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program and the invective it has drawn from U.S. President Donald Trump.

The committee cited the Geneva-based ICAN for its work that led to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that was reached in July at the United Nations. The group “has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world’s nations to pledge to cooperate ... in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons,” Norwegian Nobel Committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said.

More than 120 countries approved the treaty over opposition from nuclear-armed countries and their allies. In a statement issued after the Nobel was announced, the U.S. reiterated its position that the treaty “will not result in the elimination of a single nuclear weapon.”

The treaty requires all ratifying countries “never under any circumstances to develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” It also bans any transfer or use of nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices — and the threat to use such weapons.

Other winners:

Nobel Prize in Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro

Nobel Prize in chemistry: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson

Nobel Prize in Physics: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young

(SD-Agencies)

 

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