Jun 18, 2016

U.S. and North Korea will attend security forum in China

Senior diplomats of the U.S. and North Korea are slated to attend a security conference in Beijing in the coming week, but the State Department said Friday there is no plan for direct talks between them. The annual Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue is an ...

Jun 15, 2016

U.S. official sees opportunity in Obama's Hiroshima visit

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima provided a precious opportunity for the American public to think about the goal of creating a world free of nuclear weapons, a senior U.S. government official said Tuesday. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control ...

Japan pledges to help put CTBT into force early

Jun 14, 2016

Japan pledges to help put CTBT into force early

Senior Vice Foreign Minister Seiji Kihara said Japan is ready to lead the way in putting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force at an early date. Kihara signaled the government’s stance in a speech to a one-day ministerial-level meeting in Vienna to ...

Jun 13, 2016

U.S., Russia paring atomic arsenals but modernizing: SIPRI

The world’s biggest nuclear powers, the U.S. and Russia, are slowly reducing their nuclear arsenals but are modernizing their capacities, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday. Nine states — the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North ...

For India, joining elite nuclear club a point of pride

| Jun 11, 2016

For India, joining elite nuclear club a point of pride

India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of joining an elite group of nations allowed to control the global trade in nuclear materials, equipment and technology. ...