White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

Feb 21, 2015

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

The White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world in what has become a nasty grudge match. There ...

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

Feb 9, 2015

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

Iran’s foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old standoff nears its end-game. Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed the ...

Feb 4, 2015

North Korea strikes down U.S. talks, vows 'final doom'

North Korea on Wednesday ruled out resuming dialogue with the “gangster-like” United States and vowed to respond to any U.S. aggression with nuclear strikes and cyberwarfare. The bellicose statement from the country’s top military body, the National Defense Commission (NDC), came after reported moves ...

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

Jan 29, 2015

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

A disgruntled former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, ...

U.S. weighed giving Japan nuclear weapons in 1950s

Jan 23, 2015

U.S. weighed giving Japan nuclear weapons in 1950s

by Masakatsu Ota

Top U.S. military officials considered giving the Self-Defense Forces atomic weapons in the 1950s under an arrangement similar to NATO’s “nuclear-sharing” deal, declassified documents from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed Friday. In February 1958, the Joint Chiefs decided its “position,” saying: “The ...