nuclear disarmament

North Korea to Temporarily Lead U.N. Disarmament Conference

North Korea will assume the presidency of the United Nations (U.N.)’s Conference on Disarmament from May 30 to June 24 as part of a rotational system that assigns the leadership role to each of the conference’s member states for one month in alphabetical order, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday.

North Korean military officials prepare to bow as they arrive to pay their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill, as the country marks the 76th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang on October …

Hiroshima and the Nuclear ‘Apology’

Secretary of State John Kerry described his visit to Hiroshima on Monday as “gut-wrenching.” After laying a wreath at the Atomic Bomb Museum, he called it “a stark, harsh, compelling reminder not only of our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons, but to re-dedicate all our effort to avoid war itself.”

From left, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond carry wreath to offer at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT