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October 20, 2014

Negotiating for a nuclear-free world

New Straits Times
Dr. Azhari Karim
If we assess the efforts that have been under way in the world since 2008 to garner support from governments, think tanks and civil society groups into collectively making the world safe from nuclear weapons, the general view is that the negotiations are not going anywhere.

October 20, 2014

US planning a major war with nuclear Russia: Analyst

Press TV
The “war on terrorism” is part of a broader agenda by the United States to stay in military conflict until it can “conquer Syria and re-conquer Iraq” and contain a nuclear Russia, says an analyst.

October 19, 2014

North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’

The Diplomat
Zachary Keck
North Korea slammed former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week, and stated that it remains “fully ready” for nuclear war. As previously noted, former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wrote in his new memoirs that the U.S. planned to use nuclear weapons “if necessary” in the event of a North Korean invasion of South Korea.

October 17, 2014

Alice Slater: “China Is the Only Country That Promised Not To Use Nuclear Weapons First”

RIA Novosti
Alice Slater, New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, told Rossiya Segodnya about the current situation with the nuclear weapons in China. 50 years ago China detonated its first nuclear test, nearly 20 years after the US dropped their bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are nine countries that have nuclear weapons today: the US, Russia, UK, France, and China, who signed the Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT) in 1970.

October 17, 2014

Nuclear testing so secret workers didn't know

China Daily
Wang Suide and his colleagues did not know that they had been working on an atomic bomb project until they saw the news on TV after the test was a success. "Every workshop was separated, some produced parts and some were in charge of assembly," Wang, a 76-year-old former soldier, told Xinhua News Agency half a century after China detonated its first atomic bomb.

October 16, 2014

Japan will back U.N. resolution opposing use of nuclear weap

The Asahi Shimbun
Takashi Watanabe
For the second consecutive year, Japan will support a United Nations joint statement that opposes the use of nuclear weapons, which it had declined to for many years out of consideration for its major ally, the United States.

October 16, 2014

Putin Warns U.S. Spat Over Ukraine Could Threaten Nuclear Stability

The Moscow Times
Reuters
President Vladimir Putin warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks published Wednesday that Russia would not be "blackmailed" by sanctions.

October 16, 2014

US resists extension of Iran nuclear talks beyond Nov. 24

Times of Israel
J0 Biddle and Simon Sturdee
Iran and the US still aim to strike a mammoth nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline, a US official said Wednesday after talks involving US Secretary of State John Kerry that yielded no apparent major breakthrough.

October 16, 2014

When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes

Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter
The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S. demands that Iran dismantle the bulk of its capacity to enrich uranium. The demand is based on the suspicion that Iran has worked secretly to develop nuclear weapons in the past and can't be trusted not to do so again.

October 15, 2014

50th Anniversary of China’s First Nuclear Test

RIA Novosti
50 years have passed since China tested its first nuclear device near Lake Lop Nur (Nor) in the country's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

October 14, 2014

Iran president says Iran and West will solve nuclear crisis

The Times of India
AFP
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that even if there is no comprehensive deal with the West on its nuclear programme by next month's deadline, neither side would walk away.

October 14, 2014

S. Korea highlights China's 'responsibility' to curb N. Korea

Global Post
Yonhap News Agency
The leader of South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party urged China Tuesday to exercise its "responsibility" to curb North Korea's wayward behavior, stressing that Beijing should do more in helping persuade the North to give up its nuclear weapons program.

October 14, 2014

Panetta Sparks Debate Over U.S. Nuclear Strike on North Korea

Newsweek.com
Lauren Walker and Jeff Stein
The specter of nuclear mushroom clouds rising over northeast Asia has long been a staple of nightmare scenarios in the event of another war between North and South Korea. It’s a prospect so apocalyptic that American officials have rarely articulated exactly what would trigger their use of weapons that could instantly kill millions and make the entire peninsula uninhabitable for decades.

October 13, 2014

US-Russia Nuclear War Could Wipe Out Humanity – Nuclear Physician Warns

International Business Times
Athena Yenko
A nuclear war that will deplete the ozone layer, emit radioactive pollution, form massive fire storms, and a nuclear winter could ignite between the United States and Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

October 11, 2014

Pakistan Issues Nuclear Warning to India

Breitbart.com
AWR Hawkins
On October 9, Pakistan reminded India it is capable of nuking them if necessary. This reminder came in response to Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley's warning that border "adventurism" near Jammu and Kashmir would prove "unaffordable" for Pakistan.

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