Jul 10, 2014

Seized nuclear material in Iraq "low grade" — IAEA

The U.N. atomic agency believes nuclear material that Iraq said had been seized by insurgents was “low-grade” and did not pose a significant security risk. Iraq told the United Nations in a July 8 letter seen by reporters on Thursday that “terrorist groups” had ...

U.S. nuclear force aging, neglected

Jul 9, 2014

U.S. nuclear force aging, neglected

The U.S. Air Force asserts with pride that America’s nuclear missile system is safe and secure. Designed to counter the now-defunct Soviet Union more than 40 years ago, none has ever been used in combat or launched accidentally. But it also admits there is ...

Jul 8, 2014

Nuke abolition confab planned for Nagasaki in November 2015

An annual international conference of scientists working toward the abolition of nuclear weapons and war will be held in Nagasaki in November 2015, the executive committee of its organizer said Tuesday. The 61st Pugwash Conference will take place on Iojima Island in Nagasaki. During ...

North Korea claims 'breakthrough' guided missile tested successfully

Jun 27, 2014

North Korea claims 'breakthrough' guided missile tested successfully

North Korea announced Friday the successful test of a high-precision, tactical guided missile, and its army threatened a “devastating” retaliation against South Korea for carrying out live fire drills near their maritime border. The launch of the “cutting-edge” missile was watched by North Korean ...

India expands uranium enrichment

Jun 23, 2014

India expands uranium enrichment

India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defense research group says, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan. The revelation highlights the lack of nuclear safeguards in India ...

Iran, U.S. announce surprise nuclear talks

Jun 8, 2014

Iran, U.S. announce surprise nuclear talks

Iran and the United States will on Monday and Tuesday hold their first direct talks in decades, in an unprecedented move toward securing a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the West. The discussions will take place in Geneva, with the U.S. delegation led ...