ICAN receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

ICAN receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

ICAN receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Fihn's comments came as relations between the USA and North Korea further deteriorated amid increasingly fiery rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Setsuko Thurlow, a Japanese survivor of the Hiroshima bombing also received the award on behalf of ICAN, saying in her speech that nuclear weapons and humanity can not co-exist.

In world news, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), victor of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, warned that nuclear war is just 'a tantrum away, ' as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the latter's nuclear tests.

At a press conference held the day before the prize award ceremony Sunday, Fihn stressed the need to effectuate the United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons adopted in July and achieve full nuclear disarmament early.

While Fihn has argued that Trump's election makes banning the weapons more urgent, she says it shouldn't confuse people into thinking a "sane" leader can be trusted not to destroy the world. "There is only one way to prevent the use of nuclear weapons - prohibit and eliminate them", she said.

ICAN is a coalition of hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Although, Fihn didn't call out anyone specifically, she left little room for doubt as to whom she was referring when she said, "A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment or bruised ego could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities".

"These weapons were supposed to keep us free, but they deny us our freedoms".

A Norwegian professor is among those who nominated this year's victor of the Nobel Peace Prize.

"We live today in a time of growing tribal enmities of communities fracturing into bitterly opposed groups", said Ishiguro, who was born in Japan. The ban treaty will come into force when 50 countries have signed and ratified it.

The United States uses two different categories of missile defense to counter North Korea.

"I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem", McMaster said in a conference in California, when asked whether North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile launch had increased the chance of war.

We were working on a shoestring budget, but now have more opportunities to raise funds and focus those into our campaigners in the countries and regions that we need to prioritise in terms of signing up to the agreement, which include those with nuclear arms or which are part of nuclear alliances. Thurlow immigrated to Canada as an adult and has tirelessly advocated for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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