May 1, 2015

Britain says Iran still trying to buy nuclear technology

Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted ...

Apr 30, 2015

North Korea reactor may be back on, say experts

Satellite images taken between January and this month show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. A report from David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini at ...

Apr 29, 2015

Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons

Austria on Tuesday called for a ban on nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing of 159 countries. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was speaking at the five-year review conference of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation ...

Apr 28, 2015

Wary of China, Japan urges nuclear weapons info transparency

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called on nuclear-weapon states Monday to improve the transparency of information regarding their atomic arsenals, apparently wary of China’s buildup of its nuclear forces. At the start of U.N. conference in New York to review the operation of the Nuclear ...

Apr 25, 2015

Nuclear abolition resolve weakens

In the lead-up to the last Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference in 2010, the world was buoyed by U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to seek a nuclear-free world, but five years on hopes have been dashed that atomic arms will be abolished anytime ...

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. says Iran nuclear deal will not allow North Korea-style slippage

The United States said Thursday that any deal reached with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions would be “fundamentally different” from a pact sealed with North Korea that later unraveled. “The restrictions, inspections and verifications measures imposed on Iran by a comprehensive plan of ...

Apr 23, 2015

China warns North Korea nuclear arsenal expanding: report

Chinese nuclear experts believe North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The estimate, which the Journal said was relayed to U.S. nuclear ...

Iran nuclear weapons a U.S. 'myth': Khamenei

Apr 20, 2015

Iran nuclear weapons a U.S. 'myth': Khamenei

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, has supported ...

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Apr 18, 2015

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Experts have discovered a World War II U.S. aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have a plane inside The former USS ...

North Korea celebrates founder who forged nuclear-armed dynasty

Apr 15, 2015

North Korea celebrates founder who forged nuclear-armed dynasty

North Korea marked the birthday Wednesday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, worshiped at home as a virtual deity for laying the foundation for a five-decade-old dictatorship capable of threatening superpowers such as the U.S. For Kim Young-hwan, a one-time pro-unification activist from South ...