Tag: Nuclear

Iran Says New U.S. Visa Rule May Violate Nuclear Pact

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, told state media on Monday that the visa restriction was an “obstacle, placed by some individuals,” that he hoped would soon be resolved. Mr. Zarif referred to a letter sent by Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday, asserting that the restriction would not affect the nuclear agreement.   […]

Putin: Russia will develop, not use, nuclear weapons

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to develop nuclear weapons but doesn’t intend to use them.   The Russian leader made the comment in a documentary called “World Order” that was aired on state television Sunday night.   “Russia as a leading nuclear country will be improving this weapon as a containment factor; the […]

Could North Korea Really Unleash a Nuclear Catastrophe?

North Korea’s recent claim it had succeeded in making a hydrogen bomb was met with a mixture of alarm and skepticism from the international community.   The hermit kingdom has been working on developing its nuclear weapons program since the 1980s, and, at this point, experts say there’s no question the country has the weapons. […]

Iran taking key step toward implementation of nuclear accord

Iran has begun taking its uranium enriching centrifuges off-line, a key step toward implementation of the nuclear accord reached in July with world powers, the country’s atomic energy chief said.   Signatories of the agreement are working toward a day of implementation, to be declared once Iran completes a specific set of tasks. Those steps […]

North Korea prepping nuclear site for new tests

Reports surfaced on Friday revealing that the North Korean regime is digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site to conduct new nuclear weapon tests, according to South Korean media.   The nuclear site, which is located on North Korea’s east coast and which has already seen three previous nuclear tests, has recently been […]

Admiral: North Korea can hit US with long-range nuclear missile

North Korea is capable of hitting the United States with a long-range nuclear missile, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command said last week.   “I agree with the intel community that we assess that they have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have […]

Putin: Russia to Build Nuclear Plant in Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia is planning to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, the Turkish Anadolu agency reports.   Speaking at a joint press conference in Moscow with visiting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Putin said that Russia and Egypt have agreed to take steps to bolster bilateral economic cooperation. […]

Texas Official Refuses to Apologize for Threat to Nuke the Muslim World / Sputnik International

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller won’t apologize for a Facebook post he shared which suggested that the Muslim world should be bombed with nuclear weapons, like Hiroshima and Nagasaki were in 1945. Spanish Man Fined Hundreds of Euros for Calling Cops Lazy on Facebook A spokesman for the commissioner, Todd Smith, told local media that the post, which has since been […]

Palestinian leader to visit Iran, talk about Israel’s nuclear program

Ahmed Majdalani, a top aide to Abbas, was in Tehran in recent days making arrangements for the Abbas visit. He handed Chinese officials a letter from Abbas explaining the situation in the Palestinian territories and complaining of Israeli assaults on Palestinians and their holy places, according to the official Chinese Xinhua news agency.   Majdalani, […]

Japan Restarts Sendai Nuclear Reactor Four Years After Fukushima Meltdown

The meltdown was triggered by a devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed some 16,000 people. It prompted a debate about the safety of nuclear emergency in the resource-scarce country.   The firm said that as early as Friday they would be able to supply electricity from the plant, which is in the southern city of […]