World events spark fears of new round of nuclear proliferation

An Iranian Yasser missile outside the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran (photo: dpa)
An Iranian Yasser missile outside the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran (photo: dpa)

Any hope of the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons is fast disappearing. States, which have so far calculated that there was greater advantage in remaining under the West's security umbrella than developing their own missiles, are thinking again. There are few signs that established nuclear nations will further reduce their programmes. And even an agreement between Iran and the major powers is unlikely to stem concerns over further global proliferation.

World events spark fears of new round of nuclear proliferation

<em>Momentum for limiting nuclear proliferation and reducing the arsenals of the current atomic-armed powers has stalled. Meanwhile, current events ra...

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