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NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jan 10, 2014
Educator with a mission sends out support from Hiroshima
Some people seem to have a knack for turning their hand to anything that comes along and, moreover, making a success of it. This is certainly the case with Hiroshima-based Adam Beck. Over the years, the American has been a children's theater director, an English teacher, a newspaper columnist and the co-founder of an arts-themed NPO to benefit young people.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 13, 2013
Curbing Tehran's ambitions
A sober second look at the deal on Iran's nuclear program signed in Geneva on Nov. 24 suggests that it is neither a historic breakthrough nor a historic mistake. It is welcome, though, because it suspends Iran's march toward weapons and the West's march to another war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 13, 2013
U.S. cracks down on evasion of sanctions on Iran
The Obama administration cracked down Thursday on oil and shipping companies accused of helping Iran evade economic sanctions, even as top officials continued pressing Congress to delay enacting additional restrictions while nuclear talks with Iran are under way.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 7, 2013
Iran-baiting lawmakers busy ratcheting up tension
Iran-baiting lawmakers in the United State are busy trying to ratchet up the tension by pushing for more economic sanctions against Tehran despite an interim agreement on restriction Iran's nuclear program.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 6, 2013
Why is the U.S. OK with Israel having nukes but not Iran?
Could Iranian officials have a point when they sometimes respond to accusations that Tehran is seeking a nuclear weapons capability by not-so-subtly nodding to the one country in the region that does have nuclear weapons: Israel?
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 6, 2013
U.S. aims to mend fences with Iran, critics notwithstanding
It's not only most Israelis, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the policy-community hawks in Washington and acolytes of AIPAC in the Congress who hate the interim nuclear agreement signed by Iran in November with the United Nations Security Council "P5-plus-one."
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 6, 2013
Six reasons to worry about the Iran nuclear deal
The interim nuclear agreement between the Great Powers and Iran is creating a lot of anxiety for people who support the deal, because not much proof has been offered to suggest that it will actually work.
EDITORIALS
Nov 29, 2013
Upholding the Iran nuclear deal
The six-month accord that Iran struck with six Western countries on Nov. 23 gives it a chance to dispel international concerns about its nuclear program while improving the lives of its citizens.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 27, 2013
Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office
One hundred days into his first term as Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani offered an upbeat progress report to the country Tuesday, two days after a nuclear deal with world powers gave his young administration a much-needed boost.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 26, 2013
Underlining the horror of nuclear arms
Given the stalled nuclear disarmament agenda, the most productive way forward to generate political momentum for the cause may be to emphasize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 25, 2013
Imperfect Iran deal may be U.S.' least bad option
Critics of a deal on Iran's nuclear program need to answer a question: Is there a better alternative?
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Iran deal could complicate U.S. foreign policy efforts in Mideast
As it continues to juggle balls through seemingly never-ending foreign policy crises, the Obama administration finally has brought one safely to ground, at least temporarily.
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Marathon bargaining that led to Iran agreement was a wild ride at times
At 2:04 a.m. Sunday, a one-word email message flashed suddenly on the phones of weary State Department staffers working the corridors of Geneva's InterContinental Hotel.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Israel, Gulf states and many U.S. lawmakers share deep unease about Iran nuclear deal
The signing of a short-term nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers Sunday left ardent critics of the Islamic republic — most vocally the Israeli government and many U.S. lawmakers — deeply worried that the Obama administration and its partners were making a historic mistake.
EDITORIALS
Nov 22, 2013
Progress toward a deal with Iran
As Iran and its six negotiating partners return to Geneva, hopes are high that a deal will be concluded to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 15, 2013
Last shipment is sent under U.S.-Russian uranium deal
Take a canister, fill it with down-blended uranium worth $2.5 million, secure it and 39 others to the deck of a container ship, send it off toward Baltimore, and you have nearly completed a deal that provided commercial uses in America for the remains of 20,000 dismantled Russian nuclear bombs.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2013
Kerry says Iranian side needed to consult with Tehran over nuclear deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an ardent defense Monday of President Barack Obama as a strong foreign policy leader and "man of his word," whose guarantee that Iran will never be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon should be heeded by doubters.
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2013
Japan, Iran pledge continued efforts on nuclear issue
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, agreed Sunday that their countries will continue efforts for an early resolution of issues related to Iran's nuclear program.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 5, 2013
The U.S. is misreading Iran's nuclear intentions
If Iran really were bent on building an atom bomb, it probably would have done so by now, based on a nuclear program that dates to the time of the shah.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2013
Secret documents reveal how close USSR came to launching nukes in '83
Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the Cold War.

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