Sep 3, 2015

Nuclear disarmament needs a push

Momentum for nuclear disarmament as been on the wane, and all nations — Japan especially — should renew their efforts to end the dire threat posed by nuclear weapons.

Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation

Aug 28, 2015

Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement Thursday to locate the world’s first bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear proliferation. The storage facility, set to become fully operational ...

Aug 28, 2015

IAEA says Iran broadly complying with nuclear accords

Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Thursday in its first update since last month’s deal between Tehran and world powers. It noted concern, however, with an Iranian military site where nuclear weapons work ...

Aug 26, 2015

Former U.S. official urges vigilance on threat of nuclear war

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry underscored at a U.N. disarmament conference on Wednesday the need to visit Hiroshima, one of the two Japanese cities attacked by the U.S. with atomic bombs in 1945, to understand the reality of nuclear weapons. Perry warned ...

Iran develops missile with 500-km range

Aug 23, 2015

Iran develops missile with 500-km range

Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile that it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles), and it said military might is a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy. The defense ministry’s unveiling of the ...