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[Watch again] Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

[Watch again] Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize


<p>The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.</p> <p>It came with a warning that the risk of a nuclear conflict is greater than for a long time.</p> <p><span class="caps">ICAN</span> describes itself as a coalition of grassroots non-government groups in more than 100 nations. It began in Australia and was officially launched in Vienna in 2007.</p> <p>“We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, who award the prize.</p> <p>In July, 122 nations adopted a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but nuclear-armed states including the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France stayed out of the talks.</p> <p>The Nobel prize seeks to bolster the case of disarmament amid nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea and uncertainty over the fate of a 2015 deal between Iran and major powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear programme.</p> <p>US President Donald Trump has called the Iran agreement the “worst deal ever negotiated” and a senior administration official said on Thursday that Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark pact.</p> <p>The award, worth nine million Swedish crowns (943,000 euros), will be presented in Oslo on December 10.</p> <h3>Watch the announcement in full</h3> <p><br /> </p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feuronews%2Fvideos%2F10155413994518110%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="100%" height="400" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe></p>
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