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  • 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.
  • US says nuclear double-standard on Iran justified

    09/11/2006 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 421+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 11, 2006
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States acknowledged on Monday it was employing a double-standard in its divergent approaches to India and Iran's nuclear programs, but said its policies were justified by the behavior of the two countries. "Is there a double-standard? Yeah. There should be," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, when asked whether a civilian nuclear cooperation deal between Washington and New Delhi might send the wrong message to Iran. Boucher, who is in charge of central and south Asian affairs in the State Department, was in Berlin for discussions with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on...
  • Defiant N. Korea fires series of missiles

    07/04/2006 5:59:14 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 81 replies · 2,162+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 007/04/06 | By Eric Talmadge,
    TOKYO - A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said. The North also tested four of shorter range in an exercise the White House termed "a provocation" but not an immediate threat. The audacious military tests by isolated communist nation came despite stern warnings from the United States and Japan — and carried out as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and launched the space shuttle. None of the missiles made it as far as Japan. The Japanese government said all landed...
  • Tracking N Korea's missile intent

    07/04/2006 2:02:15 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 73 replies · 1,862+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/04/06 | By Rob Watson
    most things about North Korea, little is known for certain about the Taepodong 2 missile. But there is no doubt North Korea does have a very long standing and pretty sophisticated missile programme. North Korea's intentions are under the global spotlight In 1998, before it began observing a moratorium on tests, North Korea launched a Taepodong 1 missile which passed over northern Japan and surprised Western intelligence agencies by the use of three stages in the missile's propulsion system. What is striking about the Taepodong 2 is that it could well be North Korea's first genuine intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...
  • HILLARY GOES NUCLEAR: proliferation in the age of clinton

    05/30/2006 10:16:34 PM PDT · by Mia T · 77 replies · 3,664+ views
    National Press Club, C-SPAN, The New York Times, Richard Miniter | 5.31.06 | Mia T
    HILLARY GOES NUCLEARPROLIFERATION IN THE AGE OF CLINTON by Mia T, 5.30.06     For more than a half decade, the Clinton administration was shoveling atomic secrets out the door as fast as it could, literally by the ton. Millions of previously classified ideas and documents relating to nuclear arms were released to all comers, including China's bomb makers. William J. BroadSpying Isn't the Only Way to Learn About Nukes The New York Times May 30, 1999 Nuclear is now very much in the news as a potential power source because of its lack of contribution to global warming....
  • Mullah Chávez A look at the blossoming of Iranian and Venezuelan "brotherhood."

    10/20/2005 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 470+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/20/2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    ON SEPTEMBER 24 the International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution that, in part, called on Iran "to observe fully its commitments and to return to the negotiating process that has made good progress in the last two years." The resolution is just the latest chapter in the ongoing dispute over Iran's nuclear programs, but a look at the votes cast by the IAEA's members reveals a great deal about the international landscape: Of the IAEA's 35 board members, 22 voted in favor of the resolution, 12 abstained (including Russia, which is heavily invested in Iran's nuclear programs), and one...
  • IAEA rewarded for failure, say critics

    10/09/2005 8:41:17 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 10/8/5
    Green activists voiced outrage after the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, saying the IAEA had helped military nuclear proliferation by encouraging civilian nuclear power. A French group, Sortir du Nucleaire (Get Out of Nuclear) said the IAEA should be scrapped because, by “promoting” civilian nuclear plants, it had given countries the means to build atomic bombs. “The IAEA is hoodwinking the public by claiming that its inspections are preventing access to nuclear weapons by countries that have signed the (nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty,” Sortir du Nucleaire said in a press statement. “India, Pakistan...
  • State Says India Pact " Not Directed at a Third Country"

    07/21/2005 12:21:46 PM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Vietnam News Agency ^ | 21 July 2005 | Staff
    New Delhi (VNA) - The United States has said the new partnership with India is a reflection of its "growing role, power and influence" in the world and is not directed at any third country, including China. US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns said Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has telephoned Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to apprise him about the agreement with India. Seeking to allay apprehensions of its allies about the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation, the US has told them that the deal was not meant to betray decades of nuclear-control policies or upset the regional...
  • Indian PM Singh Urges Cooperation in Terrorism Fight

    07/19/2005 11:06:49 AM PDT · by indcons · 19 replies · 607+ views
    VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | 19 July 2005 | Dan Robinson
    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told the U.S. Congress his country and the United States need to work together to confront the threats terrorism poses to democracies. The Indian leader addressed a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday, also touching on the issue of nuclear proliferation. Prime Minister Singh observed that the world's largest democracy, and the world's oldest have much in common. The open society and economy of the United States, he said, have attracted the brightest young minds from India, transcending distance and differences between the two countries. He said India is poised to take advantage of a...
  • EU ready to help Iran build nuclear reactors

    07/17/2005 7:03:53 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 10 replies · 567+ views
    yahoo! News ^ | Sun Jul 17 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) - European nations negotiating with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme may be ready to help build nuclear reactors and supply them with fuel, Iranian negotiator Hossein Moussavian said. He told the official IRNA agency that a proposal promised by Britain, France and Germany by August and aimed at resolving the crisis could include such an offer, as well as a several-month delay before Iran's nuclear ambitions are referred to the UN Security Council. The EU proposal could make or break the lengthy diplomatic process aimed at easing widespread fears Iran is seeking nuclear weapons technology. In contrast...
  • Iran plans to knock out U.S. with 1 nuclear bomb

    05/12/2005 2:20:35 AM PDT · by usa1776 · 83 replies · 2,432+ views
    WorldNetdaily ^ | April 25, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON -- Iran is not only covertly developing nuclear weapons, it is already testing ballistic missiles specifically designed to destroy America's technical infrastructure, effectively neutralizing the world's lone superpower, say U.S. intelligence sources, top scientists and western missile industry experts. The radical Shiite regime has conducted successful tests to determine if its Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, can be detonated by a remote-control device while still in high-altitude flight. Scientists, including President Reagan's top science adviser, William R. Graham, say there is no other explanation for such tests than preparation for the deployment of electromagnetic pulse...
  • Iran: The Nuclear Threat (on FoxNews at 9pm Eastern!!!)

    05/08/2005 5:22:18 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 42 replies · 2,069+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5-5-05 | Chris Wallace
    'Iran: The Nuclear Threat' Thursday, May 05, 2005 Sun., May 8 at 9 p.m. ET Hosted by Chris Wallace Scanning the world horizon, there is no greater potential flashpoint than Iran. President Bush and his foreign policy team believe that Tehran (search) is actively pursuing nuclear weapons. The ayatollahs who run that country flatly deny it. The fate of millions of people and the security of the United States are at stake. How great is the threat and what should the White House do about it? Join host Chris Wallace as FOX News presents a Breaking Point investigation: "Iran: The...
  • U.S. eyes banning peaceful nuke use by NPT noncompliance states

    04/27/2005 1:51:55 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 195+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) ^ | April 27, 2005
    The United States plans to propose banning the peaceful use of nuclear energy if a nation is confirmed to have violated the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in a bid to prevent nations such as Iran from watering down the NPT regime, it was learned Wednesday. The United States also intends to call for new criteria to control the transfer of technology related to uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing, a senior U.S. administration official said, referring to an international NPT review conference in New York from next Monday. The United States wants the proposed ban on the peaceful nuclear use to...
  • Iran plans secret 'nuclear university' to train scientists

    03/19/2005 9:27:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 566+ views
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 20, 2005 | Con Coughlin
    The Iranian government has given approval for the establishment of a secret nuclear research centre to train its scientists in all aspects of atomic technology, The Telegraph can reveal. Recent reports received by Western intelligence show that Teheran has recently approved the establishment of a faculty of applied nuclear engineering that will be attached to the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI). The faculty will provide post-graduate courses for Iranian scientists in nuclear engineering and the production of nuclear materials. Intelligence officials believe that the creation of the facility is yet further evidence that Iran is involved in a...
  • Disgraced Paki scientist gave Iran centrifuges

    03/10/2005 9:27:20 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 520+ views ^ | Mar 10th, 05 | Zeeshan Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Abdul Qadeer Khan, the disgraced Pakistani scientist at the centre of a nuclear black market, gave Iran centrifuges, the Pakistani government says. Centrifuges are used to purify uranium for use as fuel for nuclear power plants or weapons. Pakistan has admitted in the past that Khan, dubbed the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, smuggled nuclear secrets to North Korea, Iran and Libya, but has not given specifics as to what he supplied. "He has given centrifuges to Iran, but the government was in no way involved in this," Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Reuters on...
  • Annan asks US and EU to act on global security

    02/14/2005 5:46:11 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 28 replies · 655+ views
    The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has called on the US and the EU to do more for the world's long-term collective security. Speaking at a security conference in Munich on Sunday (13 February), the UN chief praised co-operation between American and European allies in post-war Iraq, but suggested that they should "do something more this year: to think ahead, and to help plant the seeds of long term collective security". The request was related to Mr Annan's own blueprint for "the most far-reaching reform of the international security system since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945"....
  • Iran Doing Last-Minute Nuke Processing

    11/19/2004 9:38:20 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 45 replies · 1,756+ views
    Fox News Web Site ^ | November 19, 2004 | Assciated Press (Fox News)
    Diplomats: Iran Doing Last-Minute Nuke Processing Friday, November 19, 2004 PHOTOS Click image to enlarge STORIES BACKGROUND • Bush to Push Nuke Issue at APEC Forum • State, Powell Defend Comments About Iran's Nuke Program • Iranian Leader Urges Protests • U.S. Rules Out Nuke Talks With Iran • Exiles: Iran Has Bomb Blueprints • Iran: Europe Must Support Us • Iraq's Neighbors to Hold Meeting • Euro-Iran Nuke Deal in Jeopardy • Extremists Going From Iran to Iraq • Iran Closer to Finalizing Nuclear Deal • Iran: Deal Reached With Europeans on Nukes • Iran: Nuke Talks in 'Final...
  • Kerry's nuclear nonsense

    10/05/2004 6:58:06 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 2 replies · 322+ views ^ | Oct. 4, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney
    In last Thursday’s debate, the two presidential candidates were asked what represented “the single most serious threat to the national security of the United States.” To most observers, the Democratic and Republican contenders seemed to agree: the spread of nuclear weapons. The seeming agreement on that point masked, however, some fundamental differences between Senator John Kerry and President Bush on the question of nuclear weapons and their proliferation – particularly into the hands of terrorists. If this danger is indeed our most serious threat, the American people had better understand the full significance of the choice for dealing with it...
  • Policy Memo: The Bush Administration Record on Nonproliferation

    06/01/2004 2:42:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 224+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 01, 2004
    MEMORANDUMFROM: BC'04 POLICY DEPARTMENTRE: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION RECORD ON NONPROLIFERATION INTRODUCTION Preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) around the world continues to be an urgent priority of President George W. Bush and his Administration. There is no greater danger to our people than the nexus of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction. The risks posed by this dangerous nexus cannot be contained or deterred by traditional means. From the beginning of his Administration, the President's national security strategy has committed the US to work with its allies to: Ensure that international agreements against the proliferation of...