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  • Ex-Pentagon general target of leak investigation, sources say

    06/27/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT · by John W · 39 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    Legal sources tell NBC News that the former second-highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military is now the target of a Justice Department investigation into an alleged leak of classified information about a covert U.S. cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program. According to legal sources, retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been notified that he’s under investigation for allegedly leaking information about a massive attack using a computer virus named Stuxnet on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Gen. Cartwright, 63, becomes the latest alleged leaker targeted by the Obama administration, which has already...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Newt Gingrich: New Words For A New World

    12/07/2015 5:35:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies ^ | December 7, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    We are living in a world rapidly evolving away from the mental constructs and language of the last 375 years. These ideas can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia ending the 30 Years War in 1648 and Grotius proposal of a system of International Law in the same era. The ideas were then extended through the development of state warfare culminating in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Nuclear Arms Race: Saudi Source Reveals Plan for the Bomb

    07/21/2015 11:29:35 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21 July 2015 | Ari Yashar
    Head of state-affiliated Saudi TV channel reveals Saudi Arabia will 'seriously try to get' nuclear weapons following Iran deal. While US President Barack Obama claimed he prevented a nuclear arms race in the Middle East when he presented the Iran deal last Tuesday, a key source in Saudi Arabia laid bare that claim by expressing the country's sense of urgency to acquire its own nuclear weapon. Jamal Khashoggi, head of the Saudi Al Arab news channel that is owned by a prince of the ruling Saudi royal family, and who previously was the media aide to Saudi Arabia's ambassador to...
  • Wesley Clark a Business Success After Military

    09/28/2003 10:31:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003 | DAVID PACE
    WASHINGTON - When two Russian immigrants and their American financial backer needed marketing help for their innovative electric motor, they turned to a merchant banker at one of the nation's largest investment houses - retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. The meeting at the Washington office of Stephens Inc. in late 2001 proved fortuitous for both Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, and the principals in WaveCrest Laboratories, at the time a small research and development company in Dulles, Va. "They hit it off pretty much right away," said WaveCrest spokesman Tom McMahon. Clark signed on as a consultant...
  • Obama admits Iran nuclear deal only delays inevitable, leaves problem for future presidents

    04/07/2015 5:03:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | April 7, 2015
    resident Obama admitted Tuesday in a broadcast interview that his nuclear agreement with Iran only delays Tehran from eventually acquiring a weapon, which could come immediately after Year 13 of the agreement -- leaving the problem for future presidents. Obama made the comments about Tehran's so-called "breakout time" in an interview with NPR News that aired Tuesday morning. The president was attempting to answer the charge that the deal framework agreed upon by the U.S., Iran, and five other nations last week fails to eliminate the risk of Iran getting a nuclear weapon because it allows Tehran to keep enriching...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • Putin Throws Wrench in Iran Nuke Talks

    02/23/2015 5:44:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 8:39pm EST | Rob Garver, The Fiscal Times
    In an announcement that seems certain to further inflame opinions about a proposed deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capacity, it was revealed today that Russia’s state-owned defense conglomerate Rostec has offered to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. Related Stories Kerry Says Iran Extension Worth It Only If Deal Almost Done Bloomberg Iran leader says no nuclear deal better than bad one AFP World powers 'united', Kerry says ahead of new Iran nuclear talks AFP 'Significant gaps' remain in Iran nuclear talks: Kerry AFP
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali: Iran Has the Right to Nuclear Weapons

    01/18/2015 4:09:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 17/12/14
  • US: Vietnam’s weapons-grade uranium removed

    07/02/2013 6:09:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
    The United States says experts have removed the last batch of uranium from Vietnam that terrorists could have used in efforts to make a nuclear bomb. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the highly enriched uranium, from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute, has gone to Russia where it will be turned into low-enriched reactor fuel. …
  • Barack Obama: The greatest threat to press freedom in a generation

    03/26/2014 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-14 | DrJohn
    "First he came for the whistleblowers and I didn't speak up because I was a liberal...." A conference called "Sources and Secrets" was held a few days ago at the Times Center in New York. The conference is described as "A conference on the press, government and national security." It's supported largely by left wing organizations and news outlets. At the meeting James Risen of the NY Times expressed an interesting opinion: New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information...
  • Fired CIA agent seeks FBI probe of WMD intelligence

    08/03/2005 9:41:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 81 replies · 1,845+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-1-05
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fired CIA agent, who a newspaper says told superiors in 2001 that Iraq had abandoned part of its nuclear program, is asking the FBI to investigate allegations that the spy agency dismissed him for refusing to falsify intelligence. A July 11 letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller from the former agent's attorney suggests CIA officials may be guilty of criminal violations involving intelligence he produced on weapons of mass destruction in 2000 that contradicted an official agency position. The former agent's attorney, Roy Krieger, said his client initially asked the CIA's inspector general to investigate charges...
  • Proof that the Plame case was a hoax

    01/11/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    CIA official's John Rizzo's revelations in new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, establish beyond peradventure of doubt that the Plame case was a hoax, stirred up by her husband and Patrick Fitzgerald. See these excerpts from the book:
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • Times reporter’s testimony sought in leak trial (James Risen)

    12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 12:38 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal. Prosecutors say they will not ask James Risen if ex-CIA man Jeffrey Sterling was his anonymous source for part of the 2006 book “State Of War” that detailed a botched CIA effort to cripple Iran’s nuclear program. However, they do want to know if the two had a prior, on-the-record source relationship. Risen’s lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg,...
  • Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little

    01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources. Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, “State of War.” The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify...
  • UN Criticizes Israel for Not Joining Proliferation Treaty

    12/03/2014 11:12:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 12/3/2014, 3:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The UN General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution criticizing Israel for refusing to join an international treaty against nuclear proliferation, according to The Associated Press (AP). The resolution notes that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that is not party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). […] Israel is widely assumed to have nuclear weapons but has never acknowledged it. Arab states have accused Western countries of double standards on the nuclear issue by not putting Israel’s activities under IAEA supervision, while forcing Iran to honor its obligations under the NPT. …
  • Pentagon: U.S. Not Capable of Detecting Foreign Nuke Threats (US unclassified report)

    01/25/2014 11:56:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    American intelligence and security agencies are not currently capable of detecting when foreign nations are building nuclear weapons or ramping up their existing programs, according to a newly released Pentagon report that faults a range of U.S. agencies. “The nation is not yet organized or fully equipped” to detect clandestine nuclear activities across the globe, and in most cases “current solutions are either inadequate, or more often, do not exist,” according to the report, which was compiled over three years by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski: 'Very Accommodating' Iranians Willing To Abandon Nuclear Ambitions

    11/22/2013 6:53:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, he was careful to couch it. But the bottom line is that Zbigniew Brzezinski believes that Iran is willing to abandon its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons. Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser offered that opinion in response to questioning by former RNC Chairman Michael Steele on today's Morning Joe. Brzezinski also claimed that the recent round of negotiations have been "substantive, serious" and that the Iranians have been "very accommodating." View the video here.
  • Iran offers 'full supervision' of nuclear program (Provided Sanctions are Lifted)

    09/06/2011 6:32:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09/06/2011 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's nuclear chief on Monday proposed to allow the U.N. nuclear watchdog "full supervision" of its nuclear activities for five years provided that sanctions against Tehran are lifted, but the official did not give details of his offer. The United Nations has imposed four rounds of Security Council sanctions over Tehran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment, a technology that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or materials for an atomic bomb. Iran's nuclear program is already subject to routine IAEA inspections. IAEA cameras monitor Iran's nuclear activities. including its contentious uranium enrichment sites. Vice President Fereidoun...
  • EDITORIAL: Wishing away Iranian nukes--The mullahs are working on the bomb, like it or not

    05/31/2011 5:41:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2011 | Editorial
    The Iranian nuclear threat is much ado about nothing, says reporter Seymour Hersh. Writing in the latest issue of the New Yorker, the professional left-wing cynic ignores numerous signs that the Islamic Republic is dead set on achieving nuclear-weapons capability and claims there is “a large body of evidence … suggesting that the United States could be in danger of repeating a mistake similar to the one made with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq eight years ago - allowing anxieties about the policies of a tyrannical regime to distort our estimations of the state’s military capacities and intentions.” For Mr. Hersh, it’s...
  • Wikileaks: Anti-Israeli “Experts” Got Everything Wrong

    11/29/2010 1:33:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-29-10 | Curt
    Couple points from the WikiLeak release that's not related to the treasonous release itself. Many of the released cables confirm that which was already suspected. For example, the fact that Iran smuggled arms to Hizballah using ambulances and their Red Crescent during the 2006 war. A fact Israel brought up when they were condemned for attacking ambulances....these documents prove Israel knew what it was talking about and that the UN was its usual ineffective self. Again, no shocker there. Bigger news, not shocking, but big, is the fact that Arab states, not Israel, were the ones vehemently opposed to...
  • Russian President's Big Silicon Valley Splash

    06/22/2010 9:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC11 ^ | Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | JACKSON WEST
    Dmitry Medvedev dining in San Francisco tonight Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on a friendly visit to the Bay Area before flying across the country to meet with President Barack Obama, and he comes in peace. Which must be why he brought along the flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, the nuclear-capable missile cruiser Varyag. Makes total sense. Medvedev will be dining with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State George Schultz Tuesday night. On Wednesday, he'll be visiting technology companies including Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, in part to promote an "innovation center" modeled on Silicon...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 12:56:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies · 2,045+ views ^ | April 14, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 3:22:34 PM PDT · by upstanding · 27 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/14/2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies · 1,635+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday April 13, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/14/2010 3:56:01 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 25 replies · 1,094+ views ^ | 4/14/10 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Countries approve nuke material security

    04/14/2010 2:18:40 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 317+ views
    UPI ^ | April 13, 2010
    WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- All 47 countries pledged to secure vulnerable nuclear material in four years, U.S. President Barack Obama said at the end of the first Nuclear Security Summit. The goal of the two-day summit was "not simply to talk but to take action ... to commit to meaningful steps" to secure nuclear materials and prevent them from falling into terrorists' hands, Obama said Tuesday after the afternoon plenary session. "We have a mutual interest in security these nuclear materials," Obama said. "We have embraced our shared responsibility (to) solve problems." The time line is both bold and...
  • Obama, world leaders work to stop nuclear spread

    04/12/2010 6:49:53 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 33 replies · 553+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | April 12, 2010 | Steven R. Hurst and Anne Gearan
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and presidents, prime ministers and other top officials from 47 countries start work Monday on a battle plan to keep nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands. Confronting what he calls the "single biggest threat to U.S. security," Obama is looking for global help in his goal of ensuring all nuclear materials worldwide are secured from theft or diversion within four years. On the eve of what would be the largest assembly of world leaders hosted by an American president since 1945 — the San Francisco conference to found the United Nations — Obama said nuclear...
  • Crackdown Sought on Nuclear Material

    04/06/2010 10:33:34 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 195+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2010 | David Crawford and Peter Spiegel
    A proposed communiqué calls for leaders from more than 40 countries to endorse a global crackdown on the illicit trade of nuclear material at a summit in Washington next week. The communiqué, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, calls for tougher criminal prosecution of traffickers, better accounting for weapons-grade nuclear materials and more international collaboration in such cases. The international community must "effectively prevent and respond to incidents of illicit nuclear trafficking," the draft says. The U.S.-led initiative comes as Washington has been pushing for tougher sanctions against Iran in connection with Tehran's nuclear program. Though Iran isn't...
  • Secret Document Exposes Iran's Nuclear Trigger (Expert: "Smoking Uranium"; "Casus Belli")

    12/13/2009 3:22:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies · 2,708+ views
    UK Times Online ^ | Monday, December 14, 2009 | Catherine Philip
    Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb. The notes, from Iran’s most sensitive military nuclear project, describe a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion. Foreign intelligence agencies date them to early 2007, four years after Iran was thought to have suspended its weapons programme. An Asian intelligence source last week confirmed to The Times that his country also believed that weapons work was being carried out as recently as 2007 — specifically, work on...
  • Analysis: A year on, Iran, NKorea threats worsen

    12/13/2009 11:02:20 AM PST · by Flavius · 3 replies · 370+ views
    ap ^ | 12/9/09 | GEORGE JAHN,
    Another year has passed in the world's standoff with Iran and North Korea over nuclear weapons, and the situation has only gotten worse.
  • Iranian scientist who vanished 'gave nuclear secrets' to UN inspectors sent to Qom site

    12/12/2009 4:46:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 2 replies · 509+ views
    Iranian scientist who vanished 'gave nuclear secrets' to UN inspectors sent to Qom site An Iranian scientist who vanished six months ago has revealed secrets of his country's nuclear programme with international weapons inspectors, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. By Philip Sherwell in New York and Peter Allen in Paris Published: 11:30PM GMT 12 Dec 2009 Previous Shahram Amiri briefed United Nations nuclear monitors in a clandestine meeting at Frankfurt airport just hours before they flew to Iran to inspect a hidden uranium enrichment plant, according to French intelligence sources. An award-winning atomic physicist, Mr Amiri had worked at the...
  • US Must Plan for Nuke Wars

    10/28/2009 8:32:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 856+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/28/2009 | Colin Grant
    Perhaps more than any other open-source outfit, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has put serious intellectual muscle into examining the implications of waging war in an environment where potential enemies don’t just threaten to use nuclear weapons, they actually detonate a nuclear device. While nuclear disarmament remains a noble aspiration, the world is going in the other direction, that is, more states with more nukes, says CSBA President Andrew Krepinevich in a new report, US Nuclear Forces: Meeting the Challenge of a Proliferated World. From four nuclear states in the 1960s, there are now double that number (adding...
  • Hillary Clinton urges Pakistan on nuclear proliferation

    10/28/2009 1:25:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 651+ views ^ | Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 | n/a
    ISLAMABAD: SNIPPET: "‘But we worry about proliferation and we have good reason to worry about proliferation,’ she said, alluding to Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. The United States has warned that the scientist, who was effectively put under a five-year house arrest after he admitted leaking nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya, is still a proliferation risk. ‘We want to encourage Pakistan to join with us in the non-proliferation review conference that will be held next spring,’ Clinton told reporters travelling with her. ‘We want them to work with us on the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty. We want them...
  • A Hitch in Iran's Nuclear Plans?

    Since you're probably not a regular reader of the trade publication Nucleonics Week, let me summarize an article that appeared in its Oct. 8 issue. It reported that Iran's supply of low-enriched uranium -- the potential feedstock for nuclear bombs -- appears to have certain "impurities" that "could cause centrifuges to fail" if the Iranians try to boost it to weapons grade. Now that's interesting. The seeming breakthrough in negotiations on Oct. 1 in Geneva -- where Iran agreed to send most of its estimated 1,500 kilograms of low-enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment -- may not have been exactly...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary...[Re COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY]

    09/16/2009 2:17:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 663+ views ^ | September 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 15, 2009 Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty The President has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver the U.S. national statement at the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), to be held on September 24 and 25 in New York City. Since...
  • Obama and the mad proliferators

    08/03/2009 12:43:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 949+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 03, 2009 | James Lewis
    So you thought Iran was the most frightening nuclear madhouse? With North Korea playing catch-up? You forgot Syria. Its hidden nuke reactor was bombed by Israel in 2007. But nobody knows what else they have. You forgot Libya. Qaddafi got scared by Dubya and gave up nukes in 2003. But it's a big country, and they could be hiding stuff. And today we have Myanmar, which used to be called Burma. It follows the Burmese Way to Socialism, which means that Obama has to be nice to them. They are officially the Wretched of the Earth, even the tyrants who...
  • The Gathering Storm in the Caribbean--How should the US respond to a growing Russo-Cuban alliance?

    11/13/2008 5:46:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies · 725+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 11-13-08 | Kathy Shaidle
    The Gathering Storm in the Caribbean   By Kathy | Thursday, November 13, 2008 Like Russian military invasions and a one-party government in Moscow, the Russo-Cuban alliance is one of those Cold War relics currently making a comeback. In sign of a reinvigorated alliance between the two former allies, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday that Cuban President Raul Castro will visit Russia in 2009. Castro’s Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, called the visit “another contribution to the development of ties” between Cuba and Russia. Those ties, he said, “are developing in a very dynamic way.”“Dynamic” is a fitting word...
  • The Left has destroyed anti-nuclear proliferation

    10/14/2008 12:21:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 409+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2008 | James Lewis
    In a sane world every responsible nation and political party would pull together to keep the nuclear genie bottled up tight. By that standard we are not living in a sane world. Nuke proliferation is now out of control, and our Democrats have been the biggest saboteurs in that massive civilizational failure. The second party of sabotage has been Europe, ruled by socialist elites; the third and fourth have been the United Nations and Russia, which is supplying nuclear technology to Iran. Anti-proliferation has been constantly undermined and sabotaged by the domestic and international Left. As a result, today the...
  • Syrian envoy says CIA fabricated evidence ( Regarding the Al Kibar Building )

    04/25/2008 11:11:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | April 25, 2008 | PAMELA HESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria's ambassador to the United States said Friday that the CIA fabricated pictures allegedly taken inside a secret Syrian nuclear reactor and predicted that in the coming weeks the U.S. story about the site would "implode from within.""The photos presented to me yesterday were ludicrous, laughable," Ambassador Imad Moustapha told reporters at his Washington residence.However, he refused to say what the building in the remote eastern desert of Syria was used for before Israeli jets bombed it in September 2007.Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday they believe it was a secret nuclear reactor meant to produce plutonium,...
  • BBC: Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' ( Photos confirm nuke reactor )

    04/25/2008 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies · 222+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 25 April 2008 10:19 UK 09:19 GMT, | BBC Staff
    Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' The US says there were similarities between the Syrian and North Korean reactors The United States has accused North Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that "was not intended for peaceful purposes". The site, said to be like one in North Korea, was bombed by Israel in 2007. Syria must "come clean" about its secret nuclear programme, the White House said in a statement after CIA officials briefed members of Congress. Syria has repeated denials that it has any nuclear weapons programme, or any such agreement with North Korea. Syrian officials have...
  • Iran, Russia resolve problems on nuclear station: Moscow

    12/13/2007 4:42:26 AM PST · by america4vr · 8 replies · 245+ views
    AFP via Space War ^ | December 13, 2007 | Staff Writer
    Disputes holding up the completion by Russia of Iran's first nuclear power station at Bushehr have been resolved, the head of Russian state contractor Atomstroiexport said Thursday. "The difficulties with the Iranian client are resolved and we have an agreement on the timetable for construction. I will give more details at the end of December," said Atomstroiexport head Sergei Shmatko. "We absolutely plan to build Bushehr." Bushehr is at the heart of Iran's controversial nuclear plans, which Teheran says only involve power generation, but which Israel, the United States and some European countries believe includes a military component. However, Shmatko...
  • Suspect site razed by Syria: nuclear study group

    10/26/2007 11:28:31 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 23 replies · 98+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 26 | Mark Heinrich
    VIENNA (Reuters) - New satellite pictures show Syria has razed the site of what might have been a secret nuclear reactor under construction apparently bombed by Israel last month, an atomic research institute says. Syria has denied illicitly hiding a nuclear site from the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and said the only facility in the area in question was a desertification research centre. In commercial satellite images taken on Wednesday and issued by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a suspected reactor building visible in aerial photos before the September 6 air raid...
  • Suspect Reactor Construction Site In Eastern Syria: The Site Of September 6 Israeli Raid? (Photos)

    10/25/2007 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 26 replies · 82+ views
    The Institute For Science And International Security ^ | October 23, 2007 | David Albright & Paul Brannan
    ISIS recently obtained commercial satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe taken on August 10, 2007 of a large portion of Eastern Syria along the Euphrates River. After an extensive search and analysis of the imagery, ISIS found a site that could be the target of the Israeli raid inside Syria on September 6, 2007. The tall building in the image may house a reactor under construction and the pump station along the river may have been intended to supply cooling water to the reactor (Figure 1). The tall building, located approximately 780 meters from the river, is square with approximately 47 meter...
  • Al Qaeda Admits Changes in Terror Tactics

    07/06/2007 5:19:11 PM PDT · by FARS · 33 replies · 1,457+ views
    GIS/D&FA via AntiMullah ^ | July 6th, 2007 | D&FA Stations
    Exclusive Confirmation From al-Qaida-Linked Group on Attempted Use of Nuclear Weapon, Ties With Iran, and Failed Assassination Bid Against US President and Jordanian King Analysis: By Gregory R. Copley and GIS Staff. US intelligence sources have indicated that US counter-terror analysts were looking at what they felt were “changes” in targeting and methodological doctrine by al-Qaida-linked jihadist terrorist groups. In particular, the translations of the information on the website which provided the basis for the assessment were believed to highlight a new “low-tech terrorism” against targets in the West. GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs analysts, who have viewed the entire context...
  • Pakistan eases curbs on A.Q. Khan

    07/02/2007 7:37:39 AM PDT · by pubjohn47 · 1 replies · 396+ views ^ | Jul 2, 2007 | Munir Ahmad
    Authorities have eased the virtual house arrest imposed on A.Q. Khan, the disgraced scientist who sold Pakistan's nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya, officials said Monday.
  • Japan - MSDF engages in secret drills for possible N Korea ship inspections

    11/09/2006 6:09:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) ^ | November 9, 2006
    ETAJIMA ? The only special squad of the Maritime Self-Defense Force has engaged in secret drills to prepare for Japan's possible inspections of North Korea-related ships under a U.N. Security Council resolution following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month, Kyodo News learned Thursday. The MSDF is carrying out the drills every day at its base in Etajima, a Seto Inland Sea island in Hiroshima Prefecture even though the Japanese government has yet to decide its position on the issue due to legal sensitivities. The government has left various questions unanswered, such as whether it can apply the law on Japan's...
  • * BREAKING * "Signs of nuclear test"

    10/08/2006 7:47:28 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 1,718 replies · 40,714+ views
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Yonhap news agency reports that a government official says there are "signs" of a North Korean nuclear test.