Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Jul 2, 2015

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

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A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex ...

Jul 2, 2015

IAEA says Iran has reduced its uranium stockpile, but questions remain

Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed Wednesday, but a U.S. think tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cleanup of U.S. uranium plant expected to take decades more

The cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in the state of Ohio is expected to take another three decades or more, U.S. energy officials say. The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Midwestern United States, produced enriched uranium until it ceased operations in ...

Final nuclear deal with Iran 'within reach,' Rouhani says

Jun 15, 2015

Final nuclear deal with Iran 'within reach,' Rouhani says

President Hassan Rouhani said a final nuclear deal is “within reach” as Iran and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement. Rouhani told a press conference on Saturday that negotiations between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Russia, China, ...

Jun 15, 2015

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament moves

Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend toward disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday. Between 2010 and 2015 the number of warheads fell from 22,600 to 15,850 according to the institute’s annual disarmament report, which said ...

Jun 11, 2015

Hackers targeted Iran nuclear talks: Kaspersky Lab

A computer virus was used to hack into venues linked to international talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday. Kaspersky said it found the software in three European hotels used in the negotiations involving Iran and ...

H-bomb test survivor on nuke-free crusade

Jun 10, 2015

H-bomb test survivor on nuke-free crusade

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Matashichi Oishi, a victim of the 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, has been crusading for a world free of atomic weapons and nuclear power plants. But far from being driven by merely a hatred of nuclear weapons, ...