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Do not underestimate the importance of the Trump-Kim Korea summit – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Don’t underestimate Trump-Kim Korea summit’s importance

Kim meets Trump

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

This January 25, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set its Doomsday Clock at 2 minutes to midnight, meaning that the world is on the brink of destruction because of a rise in international tension against the background of nuclear weaponry.

The numbers are hard to come by but various estimates put the total at between 15,000 and 20,000 in the hands of just nine of the 195 countries on the planet, mostly Russia (6,850) and the United States (6,450), according to the Federation of American Scientists. The others are France (300), China (270), United Kingdom (215), Pakistan (140), India (130), Israel (80) and North Korea (15).       Continue reading

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