MOSCOW (Sputnik) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has mockingly praised the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which is responsible for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, for choosing the right recipient of this year's prestigious award.
“The Nobel Peace prize has finally been awarded to a group that fits the criteria: the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons … It is not that ICAN, @FlickRubicon, @NukeDaveSweeney [ICAN’s board member] and company should be congratulated. Their accomplishments are undeniable. Rather, it is the Nobel committee who should be congratulated for actually choosing a group that meets the prize's criteria,” Assange wrote on Twitter.
It's not that ICAN, @FlickRubicon, @NukeDaveSweeney and company should be congratulated. Their accomplishments are undeniable. Rather, it is the Nobel committee who should be congratulated for actually choosing a group that meets the prize's criteria. https://t.co/Y4sc9EZ1L4— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) 6 октября 2017 г.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was praised by the Nobel Committee for its work on ensuring that there is an international legal ban on nuclear weapons, similar to prohibitions against biological and chemical weapons, land mines and cluster munitions.
The 2017 Peace Prize calls upon nuclear-armed states to initiate negotiations to gradual elimination of the world’s 15,000 nuclear weapons.— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) 6 октября 2017 г.
After they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to the— JackReacher (@DCjusticeseeker) 6 октября 2017 г.
bomber-in-chief, Barack Obama,
it lost it's significance. pic.twitter.com/8uCBR2xlqu
ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize — nice the prize occasionally goes to a group or someone who hasn't killed masses of innocent people— Colin Mitchell (@pixelpage) 6 октября 2017 г.