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UN cheers anti-nuclear group ICAN on Nobel win

Amid North Korea crisis, nuclear-free world needed 'now more than ever,' UN chief says

From left, Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, network coordinator Daniel Hogsta and steering committee member Grethe Ostern hold a news conference after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize.   © Reuters

UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. leaders welcomed the Nobel Peace Prize awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a recognition that appears particularly poignant at a time of rising nuclear threats from North Korea.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated ICAN following the announcement. "Now more than ever we need a world without nuclear weapons," Guterres wrote in a tweet.

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