Pakistan has defended its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies should not be used to discredit it.
"Yes, this will be a global catastrophe for the world."
"As far as this issue is concerned, I should note that it's extremely important and sensitive. I want to tell you so that the international community knew this. Our plan on the nuclear weapon is to use them as a response measure," Putin said.,according to Sputnik International, and added:
Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can’t be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin announced on March 1, marking a technological breakthrough that could dramatically increase Russia’s military capability, boost the Kremlin’s global position and also raise Western concerns about a potential renewed arms race in the 21st century.
Pope Francis said on Jan. 15 he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit.”
Canada on Dec. 20 invited Turkey to a summit of foreign ministers in Vancouver on Jan. 16 to seek progress on the North Korean nuclear crisis.