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.
A Nervous China
said on Wednesday it hoped the rights of its companies and nationals
working in India would be safeguarded, reacting to protests against a
Chinese employee of a mobile phone company for allegedly tearing up an
A large posse of police had to be deployed inside and
outside the Noida Sector 63 office of Oppo, the rapidly-expanding
Chinese phone company and the main sponsor of the Indian cricket team
from next month.
“We have seen the
report. As far as we know, the company is in touch with the local
police. We hope this issue can be resolved properly,” Lu Kang, foreign
ministry spokesperson said, when asked to comment about the incident at
the regular presser in Beijing.
“The Chinese government always
asks its Chinese enterprises and staff overseas to abide by local law
and regulations and respect local practices and customs,” Lu added.
also hope that the legitimate rights of the Chinese enterprises and
staff will be safeguarded under the s…
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…
By AWD news
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…