Pakistan asks India to bring its entire nuclear programme under IAEA safeguards
Pakistan has asked India to bring its entire civilian nuclear programme under the safeguards laid out by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Kamran Akhtar, Director General of Disarmament at Pakistan’s Foreign Office, said on Monday that Islamabad will not agree to Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) until New Delhi brings its entire nuclear programme under IAEA safeguards.
"It is incumbent on us to stand up for our own interest. We want an assurance that India's whole three stage nuclear power programme would be under safeguards," Akhtar said while speaking at a round-table discussion in Islamabad on FMCT.
“Pakistan will not agree to FMCT until it gets the assurance from India,” he added.
Akhtar further said that negotiating a treaty that only bans future production of fissile material without taking into account the existing stockpiles would freeze "the existing asymmetries".
He also alleged that India has been given "discriminatory waivers", which added to Pakistan's security concerns.
“Pakistan should not be asked to agree to something that is not in its strategic interest. The FMCT would put Pakistan at a permanent disadvantage and undermine its security interests,” he said.
Myanmar’s Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe claimed
that ARSA terrorists are trying to create an Islamic Republic in
“These terrorists are trying to dismantle the local administrative
structure, he said while talking with foreign diplomats at Nay Pyi Taw.
He said that the police have been taking the main role to protect the
civilian population, but the military have now been requested to assist
the police in view of the growing terrorist threat in northern Rakhine.
Myanmar’s National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun stressed that the
acts of terror have serious implications not only for the country but
the region and beyond.
“It is a clear indication that the terrorists planned and executed
the attacks to undermine efforts of the Government and the international
community to achieve peace, stability, and sustainable development in
Rakhine State,” he said at the same briefing.
He said that the 25th August 2017 was Myanmar’s Black Friday – a day o…
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Israeli Defence Minister has threatened to “destroy” Pakistan,after Pakistan said on Thursday it will send Sunni fighters to Syria
Pakistan said on Thursday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State. “We have been frustrated at the slow pace …. of confronting Daesh,” said Tariq Fatemi,Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, referring to Islamic State by its Arabic acronym. Following this Statement,Israel has said it will act if Pakistan send ground troops into Syria on the pretext of fighting against ISIS. Moshe Yaalon, Israeli defence minister, issued his warning on Tuesday. "As far as we are concerned,that is a threat,if, by misfortune, they arrive in Syria, we will know what to do,we will destroy them with a nuclear attack " Yaalon said.
Pakistan’s pro-Assad stance has reaffirmed Islamabad’s importance as an arbiter in Middle East conflicts. However, the Pakistani government’s Syria…
The Centre’s decision to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims to their native country Myanmar has triggered panic among 4,000-odd members of the ethnic group taking refuge in the old city of Hyderabad for the past six years.
Moulana Hameed-ul-Haq (50), a cleric at one of the Rohingya settlements in Balapur, says, “It will be better if we are killed in India than in our own country. We will anyway be killed if we are forcibly sent back.”
Moulana had fled Myanmar after 2011 violence in which thousands of Muslims were allegedly massacred by the Myanmar military and radical Buddhist monks. He reached Hyderabad through Bangladesh along with hundreds of other Rohingyas.
“The Indian government was kind enough to acknowledge us as refugees. The Telangnaa government has been looking after us really well and we feel safe and secure here. Now, suddenly the news about we being sent back has caused a lot of panic among us,” said Moulana .
Sultan Mohammad (70), who arrived in India three yea…