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Friday, 06 October 2017 - 15:30
Anti-nuclear weapons group wins Nobel Peace Prize
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The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican).

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group's "groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition" on nuclear weapons.

"We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time," she continued.

She cited the North Korea issue.

Reiss-Andersen called on nuclear-armed states to initiate negotiations to gradually eliminate the weapons.

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