Britain seeks new talks on nuclear disarmament

Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Wednesday called for new talks between major powers aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Miliband published a policy document calling for a resumption of debate on disarmament, despite the West's fears over Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon and over the prospects of terrorists acquiring access to the technology. The British foreign policy chief said that he hopes the US, Russia, China, Britain and France can begin talks aimed at the eventual elimination of all nuclear arsenals. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US President Barack Obama have both called for new action to create a world free of nuclear weapons, Miliband said, in a foreword to the document.