Iran has taken further steps away from its crumbling nuclear deal with world powers by announcing it is doubling the number of its advanced centrifuges, calling the move a direct result of the United States‘ withdrawal from the agreement last year. As well as operating twice as many advanced centrifuges banned by[…]
North Korea warned the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday against raising the issue of Pyongyang’s missile tests at the United Nations Security Council saying it would “further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty.” The 15-member council is due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday after North Korea said last[…]
Iran will face further sanctions in response to its expected breach of a uranium enrichment cap, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. On Sunday, Iran said it was hours away from breaching the cap set by an endangered nuclear deal reached with international powers but from which the United States withdrew[…]
US President Donald Trump said he would consider military action against Iran to prevent it from getting nuclear weapons. The row between Tehran and Washington escalated after the US accused Iran of attacking two oil tankers. “I would certainly go over nuclear weapons,” Trump told Time Magazine on Tuesday when asked what[…]
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hit out at the United States after PresidentDonald Trump said Washington was not looking for “regime change” in Iran but was only interested in preventing Tehran from getting nuclear weapons. In a Twitter post on Monday, Zarif insisted Iran was not seeking nuclear weapons and accused the US,[…]
The director of the UN disarmament think tank has said that the risks of a nuclear strike are now higher than ever since the World War II ended, partially due to the erosion of old arms control mechanisms. Renata Dwan, director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), an[…]
A massive concrete dome built during the Cold War to contain waste from US Nuclear testing has degraded and began leaking nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has confirmed. While the imposing structure at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands may look like something from[…]
President Jacob Zuma has called for UN member states to dismantle their nuclear weapons and instead use them for peaceful means. He was addressing the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday night. Zuma called for calm in the Korean Peninsula insisting and urging countries[…]
On this fateful day, 70 years ago, the first of the only two atomic bombs ever used was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, with a second catastrophic detonation wreaked on Nagasaki on August 9th , killing over 220,000 people by the end of 1945, with many tens of thousands[…]
A U.N. nuclear agency official probing allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms says talks in Tehran were “useful” and the sides have agreed to meet again next month. Tero Varjoranta says there was agreement to “speed up” the process, but gave no details Tuesday. The talks were the first[…]
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