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  • Israel rejects NPT conference for nuclear free Middle East

    05/29/2010 11:23:12 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 4 replies · 535+ views
    AFP ^ | May 29, 2010 | AFP
    Israel on Saturday denounced as "hypocritical" a UN resolution by members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty calling for a conference on a nuclear-free Middle East and said it would not participate. "This resolution is deeply flawed and hypocritical. It ignores the realities of the Middle East and the real threats facing the region and the entire world," said a statement issued by the Israeli government in Toronto, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Canada. The Jewish state has reacted furiously to the agreement reached Friday at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, which called for a regional conference in...
  • Israel key to conference on banning nuclear arms (Obama wants to castrate them)

    05/29/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 550+ views
    AP ^ | 5/29/2010 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS — After 15 years, Arab nations finally won agreement from the United States and the other nuclear powers to take the first step toward banning nuclear weapons from the Middle East. Now, the next move is Israel's. Although the U.S. joined the 188 other member nations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty on Friday in giving a green light to a conference in 2012 "on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction," senior U.S. officials appeared to backtrack afterward, setting several conditions for the talks to go ahead....
  • Column One: Netanyahu, Obama's newest prop

    05/28/2010 8:55:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 3 replies · 373+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 28, 2010 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Netanyahu must not permit Obama's public relations campaign to divert him from this mission. The Democratic Party is feeling the heat for US President Barack Obama's hostility towards Israel. In an interview with Channel 10 earlier this month, Democratic Party mega-donor Haim Saban characterized the Obama administration as ideologically aligned with the radical Left and harshly criticized its treatment of Israel. Both Ma'ariv and Yediot Aharonot reported this week that Democratic congressmen and senators are deeply concerned that the administration's harsh treatment of Israel has convinced many American Jews not to contribute to their campaigns or to the Democratic Party...
  • NPT conference mulls draft of possible measures

    05/25/2010 7:50:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 179+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/10 | Michael Adler
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Israel and Iran would be expected to attend talks on making the Middle East free of nuclear weapons, according to a draft final document of a UN non-proliferation conference released Tuesday. A nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East is among the most contentious issues at the conference reviewing the 189-nation Non-Proliferation Treaty, a global mandate for fighting the spread of atomic weapons. The draft calls for an initial conference in 2012 "to be attended by all states of the Middle East, leading to the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and...
  • Obama’s policies may spur nuclear proliferation

    05/06/2010 7:41:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 361+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | R. James Woolsey
    Washington – There are three ways in which I believe recent decisions by the Obama administration are, unintentionally, actually fostering the proliferation of nuclear weapons rather than constraining them. When judging the various policies President Obama has put forth in recent weeks to move toward zero nuclear weapons, we should bear in mind the old dictum of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.: In order to understand the law you have to look at it from the perspective of a bad man. First, the president and others have proposed to enhance nonproliferation by sequestering nuclear material into one international depository. The...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Report: US, Egypt negotiate Mideast nuclear-free zone {0}

    05/01/2010 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Tigen · 12 replies · 532+ views
    Ynet ^ | Latest Update: 05.01.10 | AFP
    Citing unnamed US officials, Wall Street Journal reports White House seeking conference on non-binding agreement emerging from 1995 UN review of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Initiative could raise new tensions between President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu US officials are in talks with Egypt over a plan to make the Middle East a nuclear-free zone, part of an effort to block the Iranian nuclear program, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper said the White House wanted to build on a non-binding agreement that emerged from a 1995 UN review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). That agreement...
  • U.S. to push for India and Pak to join NPT

    05/01/2010 1:20:24 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 261+ views
    The Hindu ^ | May 1, 2010
    US will push for all states that are not members of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) including India and Pakistan to join the nuclear accord during the NPT Review Conference to be held next week at the U.N. headquarters. “The U.S. has had a long—standing policy of supporting the universal adherence to NPT,” Susan Burk Special Representative of the President for nuclear non—proliferation told PTI, in response to a question whether Washington will address the question of New Delhi and Islamabad’s absence from the NPT. “And I am quite confident that the issue will be raised during the review conference,...
  • U.S. (Obama) is expected to reveal size of nuclear stockpile

    04/30/2010 10:16:43 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 77 replies · 2,694+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | WP Staff
    The Obama administration is likely to reveal a closely guarded secret -- the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile -- during a critical meeting starting Monday at which Washington will try to strengthen the global treaty that curbs the spread of nuclear weapons, several officials said. The numbers could be released as soon as Monday, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to address the NPT Review Conference in New York, officials said. She will speak after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is likely to repeat his demands for more global controls over the stockpiles of the nuclear nations.
  • Statement by President Barack Obama on the Release of Nuclear Posture Review

    04/07/2010 12:28:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 554+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 06, 2010 Statement by President Barack Obama on the Release of Nuclear Posture Review One year ago yesterday in Prague, I outlined a comprehensive agenda to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and to pursue the peace and security of a world without them. I look forward to advancing this agenda in Prague this week when I sign the new START Treaty with President Medvedev, committing the United States and Russia to...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Our Aging Deterrent

    08/12/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 648+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: President Obama dreams of a world without nuclear weapons. Unless testing and maintenance of our nuclear deterrent is resumed, it will be a world without American nuclear weapons.In his Prague speech this spring, the president spoke of "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," ignoring the fact that before 1945 we lived in such a world and it was neither peaceful nor secure. We recently observed the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, actions that brought an abrupt end to the carnage of World War II and arguably...
  • Symbolic gestures won’t deter this regime

    12/16/2009 4:52:32 AM PST · by nuconvert · 296+ views
    Times online UK ^ | Amir Taheri
    Iran has pursued its nuclear project with a strategy inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s story The Purloined Letter. In that short story, the police fail to find a stolen letter because they think it must be elaborately hidden. Instead, the thief outwits them by placing it right under their noses. To those who have followed the evolution of Iran’s military doctrine since the 1980s, the leak to The Times of confidential intelligence documents indicating that Iran is working on a key final component of a nuclear bomb comes as no surprise. The regime in Tehran has not hidden its nuclear...
  • Iran Has No Right to Nuclear Technology

    09/30/2009 6:15:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 432+ views
    WSJ ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 | Matthias Küntzel
    The international community has treated the recent disclosure of another secret uranium enrichment facility in Iran the way it has treated Tehran's previous violations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty—with calls for yet more "dialogue." The continued pursuit of fruitless diplomacy at tomorrow's talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany is based on an incorrect understanding of international law, one that was spearheaded by the Europeans and is now unfortunately shared by the U.S. president. "Any nation—including Iran—should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power," Barack Obama declared in his famous Cairo...
  • Iran warns West against "past mistakes" (may withdraw from the NPT)

    09/29/2009 6:40:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 631+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/29/09 | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl
    Iran warns West against "past mistakes" Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:02am EDT By Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday it would refuse to discuss a newly declared nuclear plant at forthcoming international talks and cautioned Western powers it could curb cooperation further if they repeated "past mistakes." An Iranian MP suggested that parliament might advocate withdrawal from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if Thursday's Geneva talks with major powers fail and "if the Zionists (Israel) and America continue their pressure on Iran" -- a reference to policies including economic sanctions. Washington has suggested possible...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong Il's bombshell (NPT regime under threat)

    05/30/2009 1:37:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies · 2,068+ views
    Economist ^ | 05/28/09
    Kim Jong Il's bombshell May 28th 2009 From The Economist print edition Isolated it may be, but North Korea’s antics do damage far beyond its own reach Reuters/AlamyHE HAS been coaxed, cajoled, censured and sanctioned. Yet whenever it suits North Korea’s boss, Kim Jong Il, he spews out new threats. For years he has managed to extort cash, oil and other goodies for then quietening down, only to behave even more threateningly next time. Can nothing be done to make this serial rule-breaker blink? With his second nuclear test and multiple missile launchings (see article), North Korea’s Dear Leader has...
  • U.S. wants Israel, India in anti-nuclear arms treaty

    05/06/2009 4:41:02 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 8 replies · 514+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 5, 2009 8:50pm BST | Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the global pact meant to limit the spread of atomic weapons, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. Speaking on the second day of a two-week meeting of the 189 signatories of the pact, Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller also defended a U.S.-India civilian nuclear deal, which developing nations have complained rewards New Delhi for staying outside the NPT. "Universal adherence to the NPT itself, including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea ... remains a fundamental objective of the United States," Gottemoeller...
  • 'Sign NPT as non-nuke states': Japan tells India, Pakistan

    04/28/2009 6:14:31 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 3 replies · 350+ views
    PTI ^ | 28 April, 2009 | PTI
    Tokyo, Apr 28 (PTI) Warning that there are "seeds of military conflict" between India and Pakistan, Japan has said this is a "cause of concern to the world" since the Asian neighbours possessed nuclear weapons and pressed both to sign the NPT as "non-nuclear weapon States". "There are three states that stay outside the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, namely India, Pakistan and Israel. The fact that there are seeds of military conflict between India and Pakistan, both possessing nuclear weapons while maintaining a moratorium on nuclear testing, is a cause of concern to the world," Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone said....
  • The World’s Growing Nuclear Club-India can offer some lessons

    04/17/2007 9:29:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 526+ views
    Yale Global ^ | 16 April 2007 | Humphrey Hawksley
    The World’s Growing Nuclear Club India can offer some lessons on non-proliferation in a new nuclear age Humphrey Hawksley YaleGlobal, 16 April 2007 TARAPUR, INDIA: Behind the heightened tension with Iran lies a wider problem that world leaders must swiftly and substantively grasp. The Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), drawn up in 1968, needs to be re-written to make it both workable and acceptable to nations who view it as outdated and unfair. Over the next generation, as the scramble for energy gathers pace, many more governments will announce plans to build uranium-enrichment facilities. Some will be friendly...
  • Feds can activists' bid to run nuke lab (group wanted to study climate change, instead of nukes)

    01/06/2007 5:29:34 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 594+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/06/2007 | Ian Hoffman
    GREEN LLC wanted move toward nonproliferation Federal nuclear weapons officials have rejected a bid by disarmament and renewable energy activists to manage Lawrence Livermore weapons design lab, saying the "green team" didn't fit federal plans. The team, calling itself GREEN LLC, was led by two weapons-lab watchdog groups, Livermore-based Tri-Valley CAREs and Nuclear Watch of New Mexico, who never really expected to run the sprawling bomb lab. But they were offended that the National Nuclear Security Administration said the team's proposal ran afoul of federal law and "did not demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the solicitation where it...
  • Iran nuclear response leak reveals demands

    08/24/2006 5:47:43 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies · 1,278+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 25 | Ian Traynor
    The US would have to lift decades-old sanctions against Iran and probably give assurances that it has no policy of regime change towards the Islamic republic to settle Iran's nuclear dispute with the west, according to leaks of the Iranian response. Iran is demanding firmer guarantees on trade and nuclear supplies...
  • NK Missile Warhead Found in Alaska (2003 article)

    08/22/2006 1:06:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies · 1,026+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 03-04-2003 | Ryu Jin
    The warhead of a long-range missile test-fired by North Korea was found in the U.S. state of Alaska, a report to the National Assembly revealed yesterday. ``According to a U.S. document, the last piece of a missile warhead fired by North Korea was found in Alaska,¡¯¡¯ former Japanese foreign minister Taro Nakayama was quoted as saying in the report. ``Washington, as well as Tokyo, has so far underrated Pyongyang¡¯s missile capabilities.¡¯¡¯
  • Trafficking in Nuclear and Radiological Material in 2005 IAEA...

    08/22/2006 12:15:37 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 270+ views
    IAEA Report ^ | August 21 | Staff
    There were 103 confirmed incidents of illicit trafficking and other unauthorized activities involving nuclear and radioactive materials in 2005, newly released statistics from the Agency´s Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) show. The ITDB covers a broad range of cases from illegal possession, attempted sale and smuggling, to unauthorized disposal of materials and discoveries lost radiological sources. Eighteen of the confirmed incidents in 2005 involved nuclear materials; 76 involved radioactive material, mainly radioactive sources; two involved both nuclear and other radioactive materials, and seven involved radioactively contaminated materials. Another 57 incidents from previous years were reported. They involved illicit trafficking and other...
  • Kim Jong Il Vanishes From Public Eye

    08/06/2006 2:44:37 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 36 replies · 1,846+ views
    Donga (S Korea) ^ | August 7 | Staff
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has disappeared from public eye since right after North Korea fired missiles on July 5, and it shows signs that his concealment will be prolonged for the long term. Ever since his father, former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, died on July 8 of 1994 he did not miss a single occasion to visit Geumsusan Memorial Palace on the same day every year, but this year, Chairman Kim even skipped this ceremony. It is seen that Chairman Kim is taking the current situation seriously. There are reports from inside North Korea that they...
  • Iran to work out a reply for EU package by August 22

    07/20/2006 11:18:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies · 718+ views
    Iran-Nuclear-Statement Iran said on Thursday the special panels studying package of the European Union (EU) for national nuclear program will work out a reply until August 22. "The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the EU package as a new initiative from the European partners and is considering context of the package with positive attitude. It is normal that it takes time to examine the offer and it is logical to accomplish the job by August 22. The specialized panels studying the EU package are seriously working on the project," Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said...
  • Iraq tries to mediate in Iran nuclear crisis

    06/10/2006 12:18:04 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 117+ views ^ | June 10, 2006
    LONDON, June 10 (IranMania) - Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdel Mahdi has met Iran's top nuclear negotiator in Tehran in a bid to help mediate an end to Iran's nuclear crisis, a source close to the Iraqi leader said Saturday, AFP reported. The source said the meeting with Ali Larijani took place on Friday, a day after Abdel Hadi met with the ambassadors of Britain, France and Germany in the Iraqi capital. "The Iraqi vice president met Friday, immediately after his arrival, with Ali Larijani for more than three hours for talks mainly on the Iranian nuclear case," he...
  • Iran MPs threaten nuclear treaty

    05/07/2006 5:56:54 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 624+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 7, 2006 | Staff
    Iran's parliament has threatened to force a withdrawal from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if Western pressure over its programme increases.The threat came in a letter to the UN a day before key UN members discuss a tough draft resolution on the issue. Pulling out of the NPT is the ultimate threat of non-cooperation by Iran, says our Tehran correspondent. A withdrawal would mean the country's programme could no longer be inspected by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA. The parliament's letter, addressed to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, said that unless the row was resolved peacefully, "there will be no...
  • Another Week of Infamy at the United Nations

    04/02/2006 9:29:40 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 347+ views
    This has been another week of infamy at the United Nations -- they have strung quite a few hundred of them together -- and while one can’t refer to a “low point” in an institution that is morally bottomless, the failure to do anything even mildly credible about the nuclear threat from Iran is at least worthy of note. Three weeks after the urgent matter of Iran’s non-compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was referred to it, the Security Council issued a non-binding presidential statement. The members could not even draft a Security Council resolution. They could not bring themselves...
  • Saran takes on NPT lobby, rebuts claims on Indian weapons plan

    03/30/2006 6:29:32 PM PST · by mylife · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 3/30/06 | S Rajagopalan
    Saran takes on NPT lobby, rebuts claims on Indian weapons plan S Rajagopalan Washington, March 30, 2006 Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran on Thursday took the US’s non-proliferation pundits head-on and sought to demolish the series of arguments advanced by them in recent weeks to derail the Indo-US nuclear deal. In the course of an address to the Heritage Foundation, Washington’s foremost conservative think tank, Saran came up with a point-by-point rebuttal to make the case that the nuke deal neither weakens the non-proliferation regime nor lets India an opportunity to build up its arsenal in a big way. “If our...
  • A Dangerous Deal With India (Jimmah Carter Op-Ed Alert)

    03/28/2006 9:35:18 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 489+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2006 | fmr. President Jimmy Carter
    During the past five years the United States has abandoned many of the nuclear arms control agreements negotiated since the administration of Dwight Eisenhower. This change in policies has sent uncertain signals to other countries, including North Korea and Iran, and may encourage technologically capable nations to choose the nuclear option. The proposed nuclear deal with India is just one more step in opening a Pandora's box of nuclear proliferation. The only substantive commitment among nuclear-weapon states and others is the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), accepted by the five original nuclear powers and 182 other nations. Its key objective is...
  • PM’s Suo Motu Statement on Iran (Indian PM to Parliament on Iran)

    03/19/2006 11:41:10 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 3 replies · 195+ views
    PM’s Suo Motu Statement on Iran February 17, 2006 New Delhi Hindi Version Taking into account the concerns that have been raised about India’s vote on the Iran nuclear issue at the meeting of the Governing Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, on February 5, 2006, I rise to apprise this august House of the facts of this matter. Let me begin by affirming that India’s vote on the IAEA resolution does not, in any way, detract from the traditionally close and friendly relations we are privileged to enjoy with Iran. Indeed, India-Iran ties, as we have...
  • India-U.S. deal disturbing, says Musharraf (Clueless Dictator)

    03/19/2006 11:33:57 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 22 replies · 463+ views
    India-U.S. deal disturbing, says Musharraf B. Muralidhar Reddy It will upset the balance of power ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the civilian nuclear cooperation pact between the United States and India will upset the `balance of power' in the region. Addressing jawans at Bhawalpur in the Punjab province on Friday, Gen. Musharraf termed the deal "disturbing to Pakistan." He maintained that Pakistan's nuclear arsenals were in safe hands and there was no need to worry about them. Ever since New Delhi and Washington forged the nuclear deal in July last, Pakistan has been seeking a similar package on...
  • Iran reaffirms compliance with nuclear arms control treaty - nuclear nonproliferation treaty - NPT

    02/12/2006 11:58:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 282+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/12/06 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran reaffirmed its commitment to a nuclear arms control treaty Sunday and urged a peaceful solution to the international crisis over concerns it is seeking to develop atomic weapons, a day after its hard-line president issued a veiled threat to withdraw from the pact. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, meanwhile, began a mission to Iran to learn just what controls remain on nuclear sites and equipment after Tehran ended all but minimum cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency. In Vienna, Austria, a diplomat told The Associated Press Saturday that some International Atomic Energy Agency...
  • Danish embassy in Iran comes under attack [IRAN Admits links to protests across Europe]

    02/06/2006 11:57:02 AM PST · by humint · 10 replies · 599+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | Mon. 06 Feb 2006 | Iran Focus
    On Sunday, Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) Speaker said that the recent cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammad which have sparked a wave of protests across Europe were linked to the international dispute over the Islamic Republic’s refusal to end its sensitive nuclear activities.
  • Iranian Nuclear Showdown: [Pierre Goldschmidt and George Perkovich]

    01/24/2006 1:55:08 PM PST · by humint · 450+ views
    Carnegie Endowment. ^ | January 18, 2006 -- 9:00am-10:00am EST | TRANSCRIPT
    START Jennifer Linker: This is Jennifer Linker at the Carnegie Endowment. If you're just joining us, we’re about to start our conference call. This is a press briefing on the Iranian Nuclear Showdown with Non-Proliferation experts Pierre Goldschmidt and George Perkovich. The conference call will be held from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The conference call is also being recorded. And after the conference call, I will be able to email out instructions on how to access that recording. Eventually, we hope to have a transcript within 48 hours. Just a couple of key commands, you can...
  • THE CONVERSATION: Iran and the NPT

    01/18/2006 2:38:51 PM PST · by humint · 131+ views
    humint ^ | 19 Jan 2006 | humint
    APOLE: "It will be in Iran's interest to save this limited [petroleum] resource for exports and use nuclear energy instead..." HUMINT: Interesting point but it's out of context. Iran's breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, its longstanding relationship to countries with nuclear weapons programs and its absurd insistence on pursuing activities that strongly resemble a nuclear weapons program is the most internationally destabilizing behavior in the world today. The world needs more electric power but not more N-bombs and the free world must do everything in its power to prevent dictatorships like the one in Tehran from getting them. The...
  • Iran encourages N.Korea with free oil & gas offer(to continue nuke program)

    11/27/2005 2:37:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 429+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | 11/27/05
    Iran encourages N.Korea with free oil & gas offer Sunday, November 27, 2005 - ?005 LONDON, November 27 (IranMania) - Iran encouraged North Korea to pursue its nuclear programme with an offer of free oil and natural gas, according to a press report quoting Western intelligence officials. A senior Iranian official who presides over a group called the Iranian-North Korean Friendship Society made the offer during a visit to North Korea in mid-October, German magazine Der Spiegel reported in its latest issue to be released Monday, AFP said. Intelligence officials were not sure how to react to the proposal,...
  • Defending Nuclear Ambitions, Iranian President Attacks U.S.

    11/26/2005 5:47:30 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 786+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 27, 2005 | NAZILA FATHI
    TEHRAN, Nov. 26 - Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Saturday that the Bush administration should be tried on war crimes charges and that it had no right to question Iran's nuclear program. The conservative president was speaking at an event celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Basij volunteer paramilitary force, which supported Mr. Ahmadinejad during the presidential election campaign in June. "You, who have used nuclear weapons against innocent people, who have used uranium ordnance in Iraq, should be tried as war criminals in courts," said Mr. Ahmadinejad, ISNA news agency reported. He was apparently referring to the United States'...
  • A Q Khan was in CIA pay since 1975!

    11/22/2005 10:47:11 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 20 replies · 909+ views ^ | 21 Nov 2005
    New Delhi: New evidence has emerged to suggest that Dr. A.Q. Khan, the father of Pakistan's nuclear program, was in the pay and protection of the Central News Agency (CIA) in the United States since 1975. According to a report appearing in The Tribune newspaper, former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, is named as the source of this startling, but unimpeachable source of information. Speaking in interview with VPRO Argos Radio on August 9, 2005, Dr. Lubbers revealed that Dr. Khan was first arrested in 1975 for espionage and again in 1988 for entering Holland illegally. Lubbers said that on...
  • Iran, in U.S. newspaper ad, defends nuclear program (NY Times)

    11/18/2005 10:39:30 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 595+ views
    Star ^ | November 18, 2005
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran on Friday took the highly unusual step of running a costly full-page ad in the New York Times defending its nuclear activities and accusing the United States and European allies of creating an "unnecessary crisis." As U.S. and other key officials met in London to discuss efforts to force Tehran to abandon what they believe is a weapons-related program, Iran in its advertisement issued a detailed rebuttal of all charges and said it resumed uranium conversion this week because Britain, France and Germany, under U.S. pressure, violated a 2004 agreement. But Iran also held out the...
  • India: The Only Country Worthy Of Special Treatment

    11/12/2005 7:20:06 AM PST · by ulmo3 · 13 replies · 539+ views
    Outlook ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | ASHLEY J. TELLIS
    Should the US sell nuclear technology to India? Yes. The sale would serve both the countries' national security interest as well as the goal of non-proliferation. The Indo-US bilateral agreement providing New Delhi access to the long-denied civilian nuclear technology has emerged as a contentious issue in the Congress. But it need not be because the deal is good for both countries’ national security interests as well as for preventing nuclear proliferation. The July 18, 2005 agreement, many critics assert would undermine the global nonproliferation regime and ultimately American security. At the first hearing on this subject on September 8,...
  • N. Korean Criticism Casts Pall Over Talks (NK Waaaa Alert!)

    11/10/2005 12:22:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 227+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | Audra Ang - ap
    BEIJING - North Korea criticized the United States Thursday for undermining the spirit of cooperation at six-nation talks on the North's nuclear programs, casting a pall over discussions aimed at persuading the regime to disarm, news reports and the U.S. envoy said. The North said Washington's sanctions against firms suspected of weapons proliferation and its accusations that North Korea is counterfeiting U.S. money would block progress in the latest round of talks, the South's Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed officials. Delegates say this week's discussions — the fifth in a series that has progressed fitfully and amid deep distrust...
  • Iran Asks European Nations To Resume Nuclear Talks (Fool Me Twice - Or 10 Times)

    11/06/2005 9:33:37 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 3 replies · 332+ views
    Iran Asks European Nations To Resume Nuclear Talks Associated Press November 6, 2005 11:49 a.m. TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's top nuclear negotiator Sunday called for a renewal of nuclear negotiations with France, the United Kingdom and Germany, the state-run news agency reported. In letters to the foreign ministers of the European nations, Ali Larijani asked for "constructive and logical negotiations in the framework of respective conventions and regulations of International Atomic Energy Agency." The Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the letters had been delivered to the nations' ambassadors in Tehran. Two years of on-and-off negotiations over ending disputed portions...
  • (Nuclear) Deal only if India caps: NPT lobby

    10/28/2005 2:31:44 PM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 0209 hours IST | C RAJA MOHAN
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 26: While the Bush administration is confident of mobilising Congressional support for the nuclear pact with India, the vocal non-proliferation community in Washington is pressing for ‘‘killer amendments’’ to the nuclear deal. Ending the production of fissionable nuclear material by India is at the top of the list of ‘‘improvements’’ being sought by the nuclear experts campaigning to undermine the nuclear pact signed by President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last July. India, which expects the Bush administration to carry the day with the Congress, has refused to cap the production of nuclear material except in...
  • Iran Walking Into a Trap?

    09/24/2005 1:26:27 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 22 replies · 1,297+ views
    Arab News ^ | Saturday, 24, September, 2005 | Amir Taheri
    As the drumbeat of war gets louder in Tehran it is, perhaps, time to wonder whether President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s new administration is not walking into a trap partly of its own making. Over the past week or so Iranian officials at various levels have made a number of statements that could harm Iran’s interests at a difficult time. Many had hoped that Ahmadinejad would use the opportunity provided by his presence at the UN General Assembly in New York to offer a way out of the diplomatic impasse over Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions. But that didn’t happen. Ahmadinejad’s speeches and...
  • IAEA to decide on resolution on Iran's noncompliance Saturday

    09/23/2005 8:00:07 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 318+ views
    Yahoo/Kyodo news ^ | September 24, 2005
    IAEA to decide on resolution on Iran's noncompliance Saturday Saturday September 24, 2005 (Kyodo) _ Britain, on behalf of the European Union, submitted a resolution to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors during a tense late-night session Friday, finding Iran to be in noncompliance with its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty safeguards agreement. The board will reconvene at 3 p.m. Saturday to make a decision, said IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming. Tensions are running high among IAEA members as the European Union seems determined to pass the resolution despite fierce resistance from China, Russia and member countries of...
  • Defiant Iran Displays Military Might

    09/23/2005 11:42:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 1,715+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 23, 2005 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( -- Savoring yet another reprieve in its nuclear standoff with the West, Iran has flexed its muscles with a show of military might and a warning that any nation considering attacking the Islamic republic would face a "destructive and fiery" response. Marking the start of "Sacred Defense Week" -- a commemoration of the 1980 Iraqi invasion which triggered a costly eight-year war -- Iran displayed weaponry Thursday including six Shahab-3 ballistic missiles. Experts say the missiles are capable of reaching Israel as well as U.S. forces in the region. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech that while Iran...
  • 'Pakistanis dismayed over new US-India strategic alliance'

    09/18/2005 10:31:03 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Malayala Manorama ^ | 18th SEP 1653 hrs IST | Malayala Manorama
    Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistanis in general had a poor opinion of the United States and are "confused" and "dismayed" over the emerging strategic alliance between New Delhi and Washington. "The man in the street does not have a good opinion about US but the man in the street agrees with my policies. They understand whatever I am doing is in great national interest," he said in an interaction with American journalists at the Time magazine headquarters in New York. "But people do feel betrayed by USA on many counts one of which is non-delivery of F-16s....
  • ‘India doesn’t want Iran to become nuclear state’

    09/18/2005 2:13:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 398+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | Sunday, September 18, 2005
    UNITED NATIONS: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made it clear on Thursday that Iran should not acquire nuclear weapons, a US official said after the leader’s talks with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Singh said that India ‘doesn’t wish Iran to become a nuclear state,’ US Undersecretary for political affairs Nicholas Burns told reporters. ‘We are gratified by what we’ve heard,’ Burns said after the talks on the sidelines of a UN Summit. India has come under attack in the US Congress over its growing energy and other economic cooperation with Iran, and has been accused of secretly trying...
  • N. Korea: "Light-water reactor can serve as a deterrent" (will use it as a Dirty Bomb)

    09/17/2005 5:43:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 644+ views
    /begin my translation6-party talk: Light-water Reactor Issue, "Light-water reactor can serve as a deterrent" (N. Korean argument) Mainichi Shimbun, 2005/09/16, morning edition[Sato Jiyako from Beijing] A source from Japanese delegation to 6-party talks said at night of Sept. 15 that N. Korea explained their reason for insisting on having light-water reactor(s), saying 'the reactor(s) can serve as deterrent against attacks from other countries' because such an attack on a reactor could create radioactive contamination./end my translation