Tag: Nuclear

Saudi Arabia flags plan to enrich uranium as U.S. seeks nuclear pact

Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program, its energy minister said on Monday, potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies. Uranium enrichment has been a sticking point with the United States, especially after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in 2018 that the […]

Iran’s Rouhani says new U.S. sanctions violate nuclear accord

DUBAI (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new U.S. economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported.   The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s […]

Russia ready to buld train that can carry and fire 6 nuclear missiles

Russia is apparently ready to build two terrifying weapons of war: A 100-ton ballistic missile that can destroy countries and a train that can carry and fire six nuclear missiles, according to Pravda, the Communist Party’s outlet in Russia.   The missile and train are “on the level of absolute readiness of the industry for their […]

Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban

While Friday’s meeting between the leaders of the two biggest nuclear powers drew world attention, representatives from 122 other countries did something truly historic that barely registered a blip: They negotiated the first-ever treaty outlawing atomic bombs.   The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, passed at the United Nations by a vote of […]

North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council

North Korea declared in a series of statements Saturday that “U.S. muscle-flexing can never browbeat DPRK,” threatening “a nuclear war” against the U.S. if it is attacked. “The DPRK will react to a total war with an all-out war, a nuclear war with nuclear strikes of its own and surely win a victory in the […]

Crusading Former Pentagon Chief Says Nuke Danger Is Growing

Late in a life lived unnervingly near the nuclear abyss, William J. Perry is on a mission to warn of a “real and growing danger” of nuclear doom.   The 88-year-old former defense secretary is troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop. Atop his list: a nuclear terror attack […]

Americas biggest fears revealed: War in Syria, homegrown terror and nuclear conflict with North Korea top 2016 list

An escalation in the Syrian war, further terror attacks on US soil and nuclear war with North Korea are some of biggest concerns heading into 2016, a new study has revealed.The Council on Foreign Relations in the US asked 1,000 members of the public what they feel are the most significant challenges facing the world over the […]

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. […]