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Monday, February 5 2018 | NEW ERA WORLD 17 China slams 'wild guesses' in US nuclear review BEIJING is “firmly opposed” new nuclear weapons policy statement, describing its speculation about Chinese intentions as “wild Department’s Nuclear leased Friday outlines the Pentagon’s nuclear ambitions under President Donald Trump, while spelling out how it foresees nuclear threats in the coming Although the review largely focuses sections are dedicated to the lack of transparency in China’s The report says China has added new types of nuclear capabilities – ranging from a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile to a new ballistic missile submarine – “with little to no transparency into The report makes “wild guesses” about China’s intentions and exaggerates the threat of its nuclear force, defence ministry spokes- DHAKA A Bangladeshi farmer lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine reportedly planted by Myanmar security forces in a buffer zone between the two The incident happened near the southern Bangladesh border town of Naikhongchari on “His cow strayed inside the Myanmar border in no-man’s on a mine when he went there Kamal, a local government The 45-year-old was rushed to a local clinic and later moved to hospital in the southern port China is “firmly China “has always kept its own nuclear forces at the minimum - said, pointing out that “We hope that the abandon its Cold War in 2012 President Xi Jinping has pushed for a muscular China, including calls last October to develop a “world-class” mili- na’s neighbours have watched warily as the People’s Liberation Army has upgraded its arsenal with increasingly sophisticated weaponry and sought to create a more effective and professional Upgrades to its nuclear arsenal have received less attention, partly because of its small size, estimated International Peace just 270 warheads compared to 6,800 for “His condition is very critical,” said Marjia Khatun, a accuse Myanmar security forces of planting mines along border Border Guard Bangladesh commander Anwarul Azim said cident happened was unfenced and grazing cows very often “The Myanmar army planted man accidentally stepped on one of those and lost both his Myanmar troops have been accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the China has also long maintained it will nev- China “always abides by the prin- of nuclear weapons under any circum- will “unconditionally not use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new lowyield atomic weapons, largely in response Bangladeshi loses legs as mine explodes on Myanmar border minority, nearly 700,000 of mines are aimed at preventing the refugees from returning to “By planting these mines, the Myanmar army is trying to gees would never try to return home,” said Bangladeshi rights “They don’t care whether they are breaching international law,” Liton said, adding that such acts were “crimes against have been killed in landmine NAMPA / AFP recent years, the Moscow on nounced the “bellicose” and “anti- nuclear policy, warning it would take necessary measures to ensure its own se- NAMPA / AFP DRILL RIG OPERATOR – Walvis Bay Having a Drill Rig Operation background..? 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