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Iran abandons nuclear deal limits after US kills general

Teheran, AP/UNB, Jan 06 – Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, abandoning the accord’s key provisions that block Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon. Read More »

Rosatom Chief for maximizing nuclear technology for SDGs

Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation-ROSATOM emphasized on maximum harnessing the potential of nuclear technologies in order to implement the decisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and achieve sustainable development goals. He was addressing the plenary session of the 63rd Annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded in Vienna recently. ... Read More »

Russia Launches Advanced Nuclear Icebreaker

Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom launched a new advanced nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Ural’ yesterday, May 25 at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. For Rosatom it is considered as another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in tapping the commercial potential of Arctic region. Ural is the first of the Trio and the others ... Read More »

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant today began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011. The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor and is already four years behind ... Read More »

Siren sounds on nuclear fallout embedded in melting glaciers

Radioactive fallout from nuclear meltdowns and weapons testing is nestled in glaciers across the world, scientists warning of a potentially hazardous time bomb as rising temperatures melt the icy residue yesterday. For the first time, an international team of scientists has studied the presence of nuclear fallout in ice surface sediments on glaciers across the Arctic, Iceland the Alps, Caucasus ... Read More »

The NPT and conditions for nuclear disarmament

By Daryl G. Kimball Washington DC, Apr 1 2019 (IPS) – Fifty years ago, shortly after the conclusion of the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States and the Soviet Union launched the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Negotiated in the midst of severe tensions, the SALT agreement and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty were the first restrictions on ... Read More »

Riyadh will pursue nuclear weapons if Tehran does

Saudi Arabia is ready to build nuclear weapons if Iran restarts its programme, the kingdom’s foreign minister said. In an interview with CNN, Adel Jubeir said Saudi Arabia would “do whatever it takes” to protect its people following US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the from the Iran nuclear accord. “We have made it very clear that if Iran ... Read More »

UN urges Trump not to walk away from Iran nuclear deal

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged Donald Trump not to walk away from an international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Speaking to the BBC, Mr Guterres said there was a real risk of war if the 2015 agreement was not preserved. Mr Trump has been a strong critic of the accord, in which Iran agreed to ... Read More »

Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit. The announcement was made by the North’s Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea after talks at the border. The two also agreed to push towards turning the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953 ... Read More »

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site. “From 21 April, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the country’s state news agency said. Mr Kim said further tests were unnecessary because Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities had been “verified”. Read More »