Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]
North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons programme, and several countries believe it has “probably developed miniaturised nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles,” according to a confidential UN report. The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said the countries,[…]
North Korea said it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday, claiming a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capability and setting off alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, was ordered by young leader[…]
South Africans who are worried about the controversial and expensive nuclear deal being shoved down their throats have received support from an unexpected quarter. Fikile Majola, ANC MP and chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy, has turned out to be a champion for transparency in the nuclear deal. In[…]
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has promised Parliament that a thoroughgoing affordability study will be undertaken as part of the procurement process for nuclear energy, but said that this will not be shared with the public as it is likely to be “classified” information. The undertaking that information on the affordability[…]
Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that the industry is now safe. Abe and much of Japanese industry want reactors to be[…]
Iran and six world powers appeared close to a deal on Monday to give Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program, but Iranian officials said talks could run past their latest midnight deadline and success was not guaranteed. Diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and[…]
Iran has demanded that Israel give up its “nuclear weapons”, as it spoke on behalf of the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the bloc also wants a nuclear free-zone in the Middle East. Mohammad Javad Zarif was speaking at the United Nations for the non-aligned[…]
Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock ticking, Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad[…]
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to[…]
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