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  • The day China entered the nuclear age (50 years after 1st Nuke Test)

    10/19/2014 10:26:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 17 October, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    Fifty years ago, the world woke up to news the nation - then at odds with Moscow and Washington - had detonated its own atomic bomb China's first atomic test on October 16, 1964, in Xinjiang. Mao wanted to prove the nation was a global power. Photo: SCMP Pictures Fifty years ago yesterday, China detonated its first atomic bomb, joining the United States, Soviet Union, Britain and France as the only nuclear powers at the time. The explosion in Lop Nur in eastern Xinjiang paved the way for the nation's further development of nuclear weapons and its emergence as a...
  • Iran draws hard line on nukes (year of sanctions relief leads to dead end)

    10/17/2014 1:30:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 - 1:27 PM | Alireza Jafarzadeh
    The latest round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program took place this week, pitting the United States and its European partners against the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It seems safe to say that if Iran and the United States can’t come to a workable compromise this week, and it certainly appears that way based on what has already transpired, there will be no basis for a final deal on Nov. 24. But there are serious outstanding questions about what a viable compromise would look like. This was made clear last week, when Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s...
  • Good news: New Lockheed Martin fusion reactor to solve all the world’s problems in 10 years or so

    10/16/2014 10:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 16, 2014 | Allahpundit
    In case you were too consumed with Ebola news yesterday to notice this, here’s a belated FYI that America’s going to put the Middle East’s oil barons out of business before your grandkids are out of college. Assuming the Ebola doesn’t get us first, I mean. Lockheed has a webpage dedicated to its new breakthrough in compact fusion reactors but this write-up in Aviation Week is the most thorough explanation I’ve seen of how it would actually work. If I understand it correctly, which I probably don’t, the problem with current fusion reactors is that they’re too darned big and...
  • Iran Amused as John Kerry's Jet Breaks Down in Vienna

    10/16/2014 6:41:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/16/2014, 9:42 PM
    Iranian Foreign Minister chuckles at 'irony' as fuel-tank problems forced top diplomat to fly home on commercial airliner. Fuel-tank problems on his US Air Force plane forced Secretary of State John Kerry to fly home from Vienna on a commercial airliner. The grounding left Iranian negotiators in Vienna chuckling at what they said was the irony of the situation, reports Washington Wire. “So it is not just our planes,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told a reporter from the Al Monitor news site.
  • Lockheed Martin's Fusion Reactor: The Next Big Thing? Or No Big Deal?

    10/16/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rick Moran
    Lockheed Martin has announced that their celebrated engineers in their hi tech Skunk Works technology shop have created a design for a small fusion reactor that could fit in the back of a large truck. The breakthrough could mean that clean, nearly unlimited energy might be just over the horizon. The discovery could virtually reinvent the world in the same way that the telephone, the jet engine, and the silicon chip have done over the years. Or not. They don't expect to have a working commercial reactor for a decade and there's no guarantee of success. Still, the Skunk...
  • Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

    10/15/2014 10:50:41 AM PDT · by apillar · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 hours ago | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Initial work demonstrated the feasibility of building a 100-megawatt reactor measuring seven feet by 10 feet, which could fit on the back of a large truck, and is about 10 times smaller than current reactors, McGuire told reporters. In a statement, the company, the Pentagon's largest supplier, said it would build and test a...
  • Kerry: Iran deal isn't 'out of reach' (the delusions continue)

    10/14/2014 4:32:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 04:17 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    A final deal on Iran’s nuclear program is still possible despite the difficulty of the negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. "I don't believe it's out of reach, but we have some tough issues to resolve," Kerry told reporters during a press conference in Paris. Representatives from the United States, Iran and five other world powers have set a deadline of Nov. 24 for reaching a deal. The countries extended the talks after missing a self-imposed July 20 deadline. "We need to continue to have some serious discussions, which we will, and we'll see where we are,” Kerry...
  • As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks (190,000 centrifuges)

    10/12/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 12, 2014 1:42 pm
    Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed to operate, posted a graphic laying out 11 non-negotiable “red lines,” beyond which his country’s negotiators would, presumably, not budge. “During the past year, Ayatollah Khamenei, in line with his support for the Iranian negotiators, has also stressed on the Iranian nation’s rights and has called it necessary to observe the red lines in the course of the nuclear talks,” the infographic, which was posted on Sunday, said. The talks with the P5+1 include...
  • Explosion in Nuclear Complex: Did Israel Sabotage Iran's Illicit Nuclear Facilities at Parchin?

    10/11/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/11/2014 | Lee Smith
    Experts continue to debate whether the explosion at an Iranian military base at Parchin earlier in the week was an act of sabotage. The New York Times notes that the satellite images of the incident showed evidence “reminiscent of pictures of a missile-development site 30 miles west of Tehran that was virtually destroyed during a test in November 2011 that killed 17 people, including Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, the leading force behind Iran’s advanced missile efforts.” Nonetheless David Albright, head of the Institute for Science and International Security, told the Times that it “could have been an accident.” However, Hussain...
  • UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal

    10/10/2014 12:23:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 10/10/2014 | by Michelle Ma & Provided by University of Washington
    Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply. Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics haven't penciled out. Fusion power designs aren't cheap enough to outperform systems that use fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. University of Washington engineers hope to change that. They have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output. The...
  • Satellite photos appear to show damage after “explosion” at suspected Iranian nuclear facility

    10/09/2014 9:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you read this post on Tuesday, you’ll want to read this one too. Did something happen a few days ago at the Parchin military base, where Iran has been accused of testing components for atomic bombs? Iranian state media reported that there was a fire at an “explosives producing facility” east of Tehran that killed two people; an Iranian dissident group countered that it wasn’t just any facility that had burned, it was an area on the Parchin base. And it wasn’t just a fire that had occurred, it was a gigantic explosion that shattered windows miles away....
  • As deadline looms, Kerry to attend talks on Iran nuke deal (trying to stall past another election?)

    10/08/2014 11:49:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 8, 2014, 8:43 pm | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee
    With Washington pressure rising, secretary of state heads to Vienna next week as target date for agreement on curbing Tehran atomic program nears America’s top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks, keeping one eye on the longtime US adversary and the other on political developments at home, as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic Republic cannot become a nuclear state. The prospect of a Republican takeover of the Senate means Secretary of State John Kerry will be on a tight leash with a late-November deadline approaching for an agreement. Kerry, European Union negotiator Catherine...
  • MASSIVE MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION DEMOLISHES IRAN’S PARCHIN NUCLEAR FACILITY

    10/06/2014 9:04:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 55 replies
    NTEB Newsesk ^ | October 6,2014 | Staff
    NTEB News Desk | October 6, 2014 | 24 Comments HMM, NOW I WONDER JUST WHO COULD OF SET OFF THAT EXPLOSION? Two people died in an explosion that ripped through an explosive material production unit at a nuclear facility near Tehran, according to Iranian press reports on Monday. The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency. The BBC cited the pro-reform website Saham news as saying that the explosion on Sunday evening was “so intense that windows of buildings 15 km (nine miles) away were shattered.”...
  • Iran Nuclear Complex explosion: An accident or a reminder ?

    10/06/2014 2:56:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    The BBC reports: “A fire and explosion at a military explosives facility near the Iranian capital Tehran has left at least two people dead, reports say. The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (Isna) said the fire was in an ‘explosive materials production unit.’ … A pro-opposition website reported a huge blast near the Parchin military site, south-east of the capital, but this was not confirmed. … The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not been given access to the complex since 2005. Analysts say the IAEA suspects Iran of experimenting with explosives capable of triggering a nuclear weapon at Parchin.”...
  • Report: Explosion in Iranian Military Facility Leaves Two Dead

    10/06/2014 11:05:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-6-14 | Staff
    Two people died in an explosion that ripped through an explosive material production unit at a nuclear facility near Tehran, according to Iranian press reports on Monday. The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency. The pro-opposition website Sahamnews reported a huge explosion that shattered the windows of surrounding buildings.
  • Massive blast reported at suspected Iranian nuke facility

    10/06/2014 9:54:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/06/2014 | Times of Israel Staff and AFP
    TEHRAN, Iran — Two people were killed in an explosion at a defense ministry plant east of Tehran for the production of explosives, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported Monday. The Defense Industries Organisation, quoted by IRNA, said the fire broke out at the plant on Sunday night but it gave no further details. The BBC, citing a report from the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), reported on Monday that the incident happened in an “explosive materials production unit” at the site south-east of the capital Tehran. According to ISNA the blast was so powerful it shattered windows up...
  • Report: At Least 2 Dead in Explosion at Iranian Nuclear Plant

    10/06/2014 6:15:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 96 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/2014 | Ari Soffer
    Iranian sites claim large explosion heard 'several kilometers away', shattered windows as far as 15 kilometers from blast. An explosion at Iran's Parchin nuclear plant has killed at least two people, according to Iranian media reports. The plant is located close to the Iranian capital Tehran, and the explosion has triggering speculation over a possible sabotage or assassination. The semi-official Isna news agency claimed the explosion took place after a fire erupted in an "explosive materials production unit".
  • Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel's 'Annihilation' (while closing in on nuclear bombs)

    10/03/2014 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/2014, 1:29 PM | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday used his annual message to Hajj pilgrims heading to Mecca to insult Israel and call for its "annihilation." The speech comes ahead of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the Muslim holiday celebrating Abraham's "sacrifice of Ishmael" in an appropriation of the original Torah story, and like his speech for Eid al-Fitr in July was replete with unfounded barbs hurled against the Jewish state. "The conspiring enemy is aiming to stoke the fire of a civil strife among Muslims, to misdirect the motivation for resistance and jihad and to secure the Zionist regime and...
  • How the Russia-China Axis puts America at ‘as great or greater risk than we were in the Cold War’

    10/03/2014 7:02:57 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-03 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "[The U.S. is] reducing our [nuclear] arsenal. We are investing less. All the while our enemies are exponentially increasing their expenditures, making more sophisticated weapons, flouting arms control agreements, and…Vladimir Putin announced a couple of weeks ago that he was taking titular control personally of the Russian arms control agency. So we have a crisis here, and one that’s both been unacknowledged and un-discussed.”
  • The Nuclear Giveaway: Obama is desperate for an agreement with Iran, but Congress must say no

    10/02/2014 7:47:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/02/2014 | Fred Fleitz
    With the Iran nuclear talks now in their endgame and the prospect of a very different political environment in Washington next year if Republicans capture the Senate, Obama officials are in overdrive to achieve their dream of a legacy agreement with Tehran so that President Obama can claim he halted the threat from the Iranian nuclear program. Their goal is to get a final agreement before the nuclear talks are scheduled to end November 24. While the Obama administration has long been desperate to get such an agreement, two recent ill-advised American concessions and a string of misleading statements and...
  • US disagrees with Netanyahu on Iran, ISIS and Hamas (US ambassador yawns during speech)

    09/30/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 07:49 | Michelle Malka Grossman
    The US State Department said Monday in a press conference that it disagrees with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion during his UN speech on Monday that "ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree." "Obviously, we’ve designated both as terrorist organizations, but ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. "And that’s just a fact." Later on in the speech, Netanyahu said that Iran is still a great threat to Israel's existence. He also warned that Iran is not actually willing to give up nuclear weapons but...
  • Deadly spin game - Iran’s nukes just keep on going

    09/29/2014 2:24:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:05 AM
    The Obama administration looks set to go weak in the knees in life-or-death negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. From the start, the United States and its allies have pressed the mullahs to disable all but about 1,500 of their centrifuges. The logic: With that many machines in operation, should Tehran flip the switch to begin enriching weapons-grade nuclear material, the process of amassing enough uranium for an atom bomb would take a year. Cold comfort, but better than nothing. All the while, Iran has insisted that it needs all 9,400 of its spinning centrifuges, which, of course, ha ha, it...
  • Netanyahu: To defeat ISIS and let Iran have nuclear arms is to win the battle and not the war

    09/29/2014 10:42:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/29/2014 18:46 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the UN general assembly on Monday in New York and warned the crowd of the threat of radical militant Islam. He said that the Arab world, for the first time, was beginning to recognize the benefit in aligning themselves with Israel and seeing they have a common enemy. He also said that he is willing to make a "historic compromise" with the Palestinians. The prime minister spoke in his speech of the correlation between Hamas and ISIS, saying the two are "branches from the same poisonous tree." He warned that the escalation of the radical...
  • Mystery Over North Korean Leader Fuels Health Rumors

    09/29/2014 9:11:28 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 22 replies
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 9-29-14 | FOSTER KLUG
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his "discomfort." What follows is a smorgasbord of media speculation about what's eating Kim Jong Un. Maybe it's gout, unidentified sources tell South Korean reporters, or diabetes, or high blood pressure. A thinly sourced British report says the Swiss-educated dictator has been laid low by a massive cheese addiction. A headline in Seoul offers up the possibility of a common South Korean obsession: fried chicken and beer....
  • Obama mulls deal with devil as Iran proposes nuclear pact

    09/28/2014 9:45:34 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | 1:18am | Michael Goodwin
    <p>The mullahs and their so-called moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, are playing a devilish game by trying to win a pass on their nukes in exchange for helping combat ­Islamic State.</p> <p>Rouhani said at the UN that a ­nuclear deal would result in a “greater focus on some very important ­regional issues — such as combating violence and extremism in the region.”</p>
  • Iran nuclear talks yield no progress, French FM says (while US keeps easing sanctions)

    09/26/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 26, 2014, 4:26 pm
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday that six-power talks with Iran being held at the United Nations had failed to yield progress on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program. “At this time as I speak, there is no significant progress,” Fabius told journalists on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “We were due to have a meeting this morning of the P5+1 on one side and the Iranians on the other but because of a lack of progress, this meeting (had) to be called off,” Reuters quoted him saying. Israel, meanwhile, voiced vociferous objections to a reported American proposal to...
  • In first talks since 1979, UK and Iran to discuss IS (Cameron to meet Rouhani)

    09/23/2014 11:37:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 23, 2014, 8:51 pm | Katherine Haddon
    LONDON (AFP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold talks on Wednesday with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani over unrest in Iraq and Syria, officials said, announcing the first meeting between the countries’ leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The talks will occur on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. They come as Western powers seek to build support for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which holds swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and which has beheaded two US journalists and a British aid worker. Britain has had tense ties with...
  • North (Korea) has nuke missiles: source

    09/23/2014 6:17:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jeong Yong-Soo and Ser Myo-Ja
    North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, South Korean intelligence authorities told the JoongAng Ilbo yesterday. The North has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. Designated as KN-10, the new ground-to-ground missiles are believed to be designed to carry nuclear payloads. “We’ve come to the conclusion that the rockets test-fired three times since last month are new missiles based on their speeds and altitudes,” a senior South Korean government official told the JoongAng Ilbo. “Based on our analysis and other intelligence, we concluded that they are intended to carry...
  • Iran’s Rouhani leaves for New York to attend UN GA session

    09/22/2014 8:56:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Azernews ^ | 22 September 2014 (6 hours ago) | Sara Rajabova
    The Iranian president left Tehran for New York on September 22 to attend the 69th Annual Meeting of the UN General Assembly. Hassan Rouhani is expected to deliver his speech at the meeting on September 25, IRNA news agency reported. It will be Rouhani's second visit to New York since he took the office last year. Rouhani paid his first visit to New York to attend the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Prior to his departure to New York, Rouhani met with the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 21. Iranian officials earlier said any possible meeting...
  • Pakistan is eyeing sea-based and short-range nuclear weapons, analysts say

    09/21/2014 8:48:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2014 | Tim Craig and Karen DeYoung
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In one of the world’s most volatile regions, Pakistan is advancing toward a sea-based missile capability and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads, according to Pakistani and Western analysts. The development of nuclear missiles that could be fired from a Navy ship or submarine would give Pakistan “second-strike” capability if a catastrophic nuclear exchange destroyed all land-based weapons. But the acceleration of Pakistan’s nuclear and missile programs is renewing international concern about the vulnerability of those weapons in a country home to more than two dozen Islamist extremist groups.   “The assurances Pakistan has given the...
  • Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

    09/14/2014 8:52:30 PM PDT · by jonatron · 8 replies
    Japan’s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for two reactors to restart but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe. sendai-plant Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment has simmered in Japan ever since an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused meltdowns at the Fukushima power plant, sparking the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl. The country’s nuclear reactors were switched off after the catastrophe. Two reactors were briefly restarted last year but all of Japan’s nuclear plants are currently offline. The go-ahead from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) for two reactors at the Sendai plant (pictured) in southern...
  • Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

    09/13/2014 11:35:55 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 41 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | Avner Cohen, William Burr
    Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the middle east's first nukes...
  • Iran, Russia Boost Nuclear Ties

    09/12/2014 12:18:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The heads of Iran and Russia’s state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports. Behrouz Kamalvanda, a top official at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) met early Friday with Sergey Kirivenko, the director general of Russia’s state-run nuclear company, Rosatom, to discuss way the two nations can “boost nuclear cooperation,” according to Iran’s state run news agencies....
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Putin's Nuclear Option

    09/06/2014 3:08:53 PM PDT · by Sparklite · 70 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Sept 4, 2014 | Jeffrey Taylor
    Would Putin commit suicide by letting his missiles fly against the United States? No. Rather, he would respond with a limited nuclear strike against a couple of European capitals -- not London or Paris, but smaller ones, presumably in Eastern European countries that have only recently joined NATO. Warsaw, against which Russia has already conducted a drill simulating a Russian nuclear attack, first comes to mind. Or, say, Vilnius, Lithuania's capital. The point is, Putin would bet on decision-makers in Washington, Berlin, London, and Paris not retaliating with nuclear weapons against Russia if it had "only" hit a city or...
  • Japan and India Put Nuclear Energy as a Priority

    09/04/2014 4:59:19 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Market Pulse ^ | September 2, 2014 | Alfonso Esparza
    Indian PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe have agreed at a summit in Tokyo to accelerate talks on a nuclear energy pact. They also agreed to strengthen security ties and Mr Modi welcomed Japan's easing of restrictions on exports of defence equipment and technology. Mr Modi is on his first major foreign visit since winning May's election. The trip is being seen as an attempt by the two democracies to balance the rising weight of China across Asia. Mr Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday and visited the former imperial city of Kyoto over the weekend. "The two prime...
  • Saudis Announce Plan to Build 1st Nuclear Reactor

    09/04/2014 4:57:16 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 | Algemeiner
    Energy officials in Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that they are embarking on a plan to build a nuclear reactor “for peaceful purposes,” Israel’s NRG News reported, quoting the London-based “Al-Hayat” Arabic-language daily. Senior sources in the Muslim kingdom told the newspaper that construction of the reactor is expected to begin before the end of the calendar year. “Construction of the first Saudi nuclear reactor will take ten years, according to the plan, although we hope that we can complete the task in less time,” the newspaper said, quoting Saudi sources. The kingdom’s ultimate goal, the report stated, is to establish...
  • Kirk Sorensen: An Update On The Thorium Story China sprints while the West slumbers

    08/31/2014 9:20:43 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 2 replies
    peakprosperity ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:54 AM | Adam Taggart
    Home Podcast   concept w/Shutterstock iTunes | Download | Report Problem Kirk Sorensen: An Update On The Thorium Story China sprints while the West slumbers by Adam Taggart Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:54 AM   Two years ago, we interviewed Kirk Sorensen about the potential for thorium to offer humanity a safe, cheap and abundant source of energy.He is an active advocate for developing liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) technology, the details of which were covered in our earlier podcast: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium's Potential As An Energy Source. That interview concluded with Kirk's observation that the West...
  • 'It's better not to mess with Russia': Putin issues veiled threat to the West (TITLE SHORTENED)

    08/29/2014 11:27:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 171 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Published: 03:50 EST, 29 August 2014 | Updated: 13:12 EST, 29 August 2014 | By Matthew Blake and Will Stewart for MailOnline
    Vladimir Putin warned the world not to cross him today as he reminded the West of Russia's vast nuclear arsenal and declared: 'It is better not to mess with Russia.' The Russian president issued the thinly-veiled threat hours after Nato launched a blistering attack on Russia, accusing the former Soviet state of a 'blatant violation' of Ukraine's sovereignty by deploying heavily-armed troops to help rebels. Putin responded by comparing Ukraine's siege of two cities held by separatists, Donetsk and Luhansk, to the siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany in World War Two And he flexed his country's muscles further by...
  • Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

    08/23/2014 11:44:10 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 01 August 2014 | Staff
    Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. Start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years. Construction work began on the two 1350 MWe Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at Lungmen, in 1999, with the first scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2006 and the second in 2007. NT$300 billion ($10 billion) has already been spent building the plants both of which, will now mothball.
  • ISIS Terrorist Group Developing WMD Bomb To Blow Up U.S. Cities, Claims Senator Jim Inhofe

    08/23/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | inquisitr
    The possibility of the ISIS terrorist group attacking America has Senator Jim Inhofe claiming that ISIS’ WMD capabilities may include developing a bomb big enough to destroy a U.S. city. The Islamic terrorist group is now the richest in the world and apparently the best organized since it’s believed that ISIS sleeper cells are allegedly planning a large scale terror attack within the United States. The full extent of ISIS’ WMD capabilities have been debated by the experts ever since it was revealed that the ISIS in Iraq had uncovered Saddam Hussein’s WMD stockpiles. The ISIS terrorist group even managed...
  • Iran links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions

    08/22/2014 5:10:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | 02:14 PM
    TEHRAN: Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday. His comments followed a call by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Wednesday for all countries in the region, including Iran, to join the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters who have seized swath of Iraq as well as neighboring Syria. "If we agree to do something in Iraq, the other side of the negotiations should do something in return," the official IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying. "All the...
  • US Republican calls for bombing of Iran nuclear sites (Louie Gohmert - Texas)

    08/04/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Press TV ^ | Thu Jul 24, 2014
    A US Republican congressman has called for the bombing of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying in case of US hesitancy, Israel should be allowed to do that. Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Republican Louie Gohmert said that Israel’s invasion of Gaza means that it is time to bomb Iran. “It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States, if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy.” Israel and the US accuse Iran of pursuing non-civilian...
  • N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

    07/28/2014 9:05:22 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 86 replies
    AFP ^ | 28 July 2014 | AFP
    A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. Hwang, who holds the rank of vice marshal in the Korean People's Army, said a recent series of South Korea-US military drills, one of which included the deployment of a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, had ramped...
  • Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

    07/27/2014 9:00:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:50 PM 07/27/2014 | Reza Kahlili
    The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. “You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this week’s Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Fars News Agency reported. That statement referred to the Balfour Declaration, which led to the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the eventual creation of the state Israel in 1948. “We will chase you house...
  • 69 years after USS Indianapolis tragedy, survivor tells his tale

    07/26/2014 1:06:43 AM PDT · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | july 25, 2014 | Carlos Bongioanni
    July 30, 1945, two torpedoes struck the USS Indianapolis with almost 1,200 men aboard. The xplosions obliterated the ship’s front, water rushed in. Bulkheads crumpled. It only took 12 minutes for the cruiser to sink.
  • Obama hits Russia with more sanctions, hints at extending Iran's nuclear deadline

    07/16/2014 4:07:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2014 | FoxNews
    The president said the new sanctions against Russia -- which hit major Russian banks and lucrative energy and defense entities -- are in large part for allowing weapons to cross into Ukraine and other involvement in that country. Obama also said that Iran has made significant efforts to fulfill its promise to scale back its nuclear program -- including international inspections -- ahead of a July 20 deadline. But he said he will talk with Congress in the coming days about whether to extending the deadline, saying there are still “significant gaps.”
  • Kerry to hold 2nd day of talks with Iran over nuclear deal

    07/14/2014 9:18:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2014, 5:02 am
    With just 6 days left to a July 20 deadline, US secretary of state makes a push to overcome major differences in negotiations US Secretary of State John Kerry was due Monday to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal. With just six days until a deadline to strike an accord, the differences appear considerable, however, with Kerry and other Western ministers failing on Sunday to achieve a breakthrough. Such an accord is aimed at ending once and for all worries that Iran might develop nuclear...
  • Kerry to Join Talks on Iran as Deadline Draws Near (Peace In Our Time!)

    07/11/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 10, 2014 | David E Sanger
    VIENNA — With the Vienna negotiations over Iran’s nuclear activities making halting progress at best and a deadline looming, the Obama administration announced Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry would fly here this weekend to assess whether a deal is possible — and perhaps to begin negotiating an extension in the talks that both sides said they had wanted to avoid. Mr. Kerry will be joined by the foreign ministers of several, but probably not all, of the other nations engaged in the talks, which include Germany, Britain, France, China and Russia. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has...
  • ISIS Seizes Nuclear Materials in Iraq

    07/11/2014 12:30:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Ari Yashar
    Iraq warned the United Nations (UN) on Thursday that in capturing large portions of the country last month, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) also seized nuclear materials used in research at a university in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. Iraqi Ambassador to the UN Mohammed Ali Alhakim wrote in a letter to the UN, which was seen by Reuters, that roughly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were captured by the radical Jihadist group. "These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use...