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February 9, 2015

Marshall Islands to appeal US court ruling on nuclear lawsuit, disarmament advocates say

abc news
Radio Australia
Disarmament advocates say they will appeal a US Federal Court ruling that a Marshall Islands' nuclear lawsuit against the United States has no grounds.

February 9, 2015

Obama says extending deadline for Iran nuclear deal not useful

Reuters
Lisa Lambert and Jeff Mason
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday extending the March deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran would not be useful if Iran does not agree to a basic framework that assures world powers it is not pursuing nuclear arms.

February 8, 2015

Iran's Khamenei says could accept fair nuclear compromise

Reuters
Mehrdad Balali and Shadia Nasralla
Iran's supreme leader said on Sunday he could accept a compromise in nuclear talks and gave his strongest defense yet of President Hassan Rouhani's decision to negotiate with the West, a policy opposed by powerful hardliners at home.

February 6, 2015

China urges talks as U.S. lawmakers submit new N.K. sanctions bill

The Korea Herald
China on Friday urged "all parties" to step up efforts to swiftly resume talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program after U.S. lawmakers submitted a bill calling for tougher sanctions on the North.

February 6, 2015

US Senators Introduce Legislation to Compensate Nuclear Tests Victims

Naharnet
Isabella Hart
Bipartisan group of US Senators, led by Mike Crapo of Idaho, reintroduced legislation that expands restitution for victims of radiation exposure during US nuclear arms testing in 1950-1960s in seven US states, according to a statement released by Crapo’s press office.

February 6, 2015

U.S. lawmakers prepare more sanctions against North Korea

The Globe and Mail
Patricia Zengerle
U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to broaden sanctions against North Korea by imposing stiffer punishments on foreign companies doing business with Pyongyang, a measure that could impact mostly on Chinese firms.

February 5, 2015

Iran’s president accuses nuclear powers of hypocrisy

AFP
The Guardian
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has berated the world’s nuclear powers, saying atomic weapons have not kept them safe and reiterating that his country is not seeking the bomb.

February 5, 2015

China warns S. Korea against deploying U.S. missile defense

YONHAP NEWS
The Korea Herald
China warned Thursday that the possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea could undermine the "overall interest of bilateral relations" between Seoul and Beijing, underscoring a long-standing rift between the neighbors despite their growing warmth on bilateral ties.

February 5, 2015

Iran: Nuclear Development will Continue if US Imposes More Sanctions

International Business Times
Gopi Chandra Kharel
An Iranian official on Thursday warned that the country's uranium enrichment program will continue if the United States slaps Tehran with more sanctions against the country's stance on nuclear weapons.

February 5, 2015

US judge dismisses Marshall Islands’ nuclear lawsuit

Marianas Variety
Giff Johnson
A Marshall Islands nuclear disarmament lawsuit against the United States was dismissed by a U.S. federal judge who said the courts had no standing to judge the effectiveness of negotiations to bring about cessation of the nuclear arms race. In the eight-page decision, San Francisco-based federal Judge Jeffrey White granted the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed last April by the Marshall Islands government.

February 4, 2015

Iranian Envoy Travels to Russia to Discuss Nuclear Topics

Prensa Latina
A senior official of the Foreign Ministry of Iran traveled today to Moscow for talks with Russian authorities on various nuclear topics, including the process for a global agreement with six world powers.

February 4, 2015

Russia, India, China favor nuclear deal with Iran as soon as possible

Tehran Times
Russia, India and China are in favor of increased diplomatic efforts between Iran and the 5+1 group of international negotiators to resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, a joint communiqué of the countries’ foreign ministers’ meeting said Monday, according to the Sputnik.

February 2, 2015

GCC countries repeat call for Iran to join international nuclear convention

THE NATIONAL (UAE)
Caline Malek
The UAE and other GCC countries have repeated their call for Iran to join international conventions and treaties on nuclear safety, after Iran’s nuclear chief said Tehran was ready to sign nuclear safety pacts with states in the region.

February 2, 2015

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile

Press TV
Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenous nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) with a range of 350 kilometers (nearly 220 miles).

February 2, 2015

State Television Says Iran Launches New Satellite Into Space

The New York Times
State television in Iran says the Islamic Republic has launched a new satellite into space, its fourth in recent years to orbit the Earth.

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