Science and Technology|Why North Korea's Nuclear Problems are Hard to Resolve

In its advisory opinion of 8 July 1996, the International Court of Justice found that the influence of the use of nuclear weapons on human civilizations and environment could be totally destructive, while the States are independent and sovereign, which means they do have rights to use nuclear weapons for self-defense in armed conflicts under extreme circumstances. So each case involving the use of nuclear weapons needs to be considered separately depending on its own circumstances. Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996 from the International Court of Justice: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=4&k=e1&p3=4&case=95 Attribution by Order of Appearance: International Court of Justice: By International Court of Justice; originally uploaded by Yeu Ninje at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Castle Romeo: By United States Department of Energy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons USSArizona PearlHarbor: By U.S. federal government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Soldatietiopia: By Vestri Family, photographers in Montevarchi for 3 generations [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons North-Korea-missile-launch-in-20060705-en: By created by LERK [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons North Korea map: By United States Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons SBD-3 Dauntless bombers of VS-8 over the burning Japanese cruiser Mikuma on 6 June 1942: By Scouting Squadron 8 (VS-8), U.S. Navy; The original uploader was Palm dogg at English Wikipedia, 2006-01-30 (first version); 2006-02-14 (last version) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Atomic cloud over Hiroshima: By Enola Gay Tail Gunner S/Sgt. George R. (Bob) Caron [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons