The BBC reports:
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. In July, after pressure from ICAN, 122 nations backed a UN treaty designed to ban and eventually eliminate all nuclear weapons. But none of the nine known nuclear powers in the world – including the UK and the US – endorsed it.
Beatrice Fihn is ICAN’s executive director.
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 6, 2017
— ICAN (@nuclearban) October 6, 2017
Donald Trump is a moron.
— Beatrice Fihn (@BeaFihn) October 4, 2017
Donald Trump threatens nuclear war, rejects diplomacy & multilateralism, and wants to build new types of nukes but somehow states that want to make a legally binding commitment to never use or possess nuclear weapons are the irresponsible ones? https://t.co/Flrb2EjHlD
— Beatrice Fihn (@BeaFihn) October 3, 2017