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January 10, 2015

North Korea hints at nuclear test moratorium

Atlantic Sentinel
North Korea has told the United States that it is willing to impose a temporary moratorium on its nuclear tests if Washington scraps planned military drills with South Korea this year, the North's official news agency said Saturday.

January 9, 2015

2015 Crucial For A Nuclear Weapon Free World

Jamshed Baruah
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and promises to be a crucial year for moving toward a world without nuclear weapons. While indications are that the global movement for banning the bomb is gaining strength, attempts to open a new chapter in nuclear arms race should not be underestimated, a close look at developments in 2014 shows.

January 8, 2015

North Korea Seen Making Progress in Building Missile-Capable Sub

Sam Kim
North Korea may be making progress in building a submarine capable of firing missiles, an arms analyst said, citing commercial satellite images taken last month

January 7, 2015

Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

Los Angeles Times
Ralph Vartabedian
If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world.

January 7, 2015

South Korea Notes 'Significant' North Korean Nuclear Advances

The Diplomat
Ankit Panda
According to reports based on the most recent biennial South Korean defense white paper released on Tuesday, North Korea has achieved to a “significant” degree the ability to miniaturize a nuclear device. Such a device could be placed on the tip of an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) for long-range delivery.

January 7, 2015

US, Israel ‘biggest nuclear outlaws’: Scholar

Press TV
Kevin Barrett
The US and Israel “are the world’s two biggest nuclear outlaws" said Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America’s best-known critics of the “War on Terror.” Dr. Barrett said that “the United States could easily end the Israeli nuclear menace overnight simply by cutting off aid and setting an embargo on Israel,” and “use its immense leverage in international affairs to help end the stockpiling of nuclear weapons worldwide.”

January 6, 2015

North Korea Has Developed 'Miniaturised Nuclear Warheads' That Can Reach US Mainland: Seoul

International Business Times
Gopi Chandra Kharel
North Korea seems to have developed significant level of technology and expertise for miniaturised nuclear warheads to fit into Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (IBM) that have the capacity to reach the US mainland, officials from Seoul confirmed on Tuesday.

January 6, 2015

France won’t yield on Iran nuclear demand: Hollande

The Daily Star
Agence France Presse
French President Francois Hollande said Monday that his country would stand firm on its demand that Tehran vow not to pursue nuclear weapons ahead of fresh international negotiations.

January 6, 2015

India should take advantage of positive nuclear environment: Rakesh Sood

Economic Times
India should not take the "changed international atmosphere" in the nuclear field for granted and should take advantage of the positive environment for its gains like getting the membership of NSG, former PM's special envoy for disarmament and non-proliferation Rakesh Sood said today.

January 5, 2015

Foreign Minister Kishida to attend NPT review conference

The Japan Times
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to attend a Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty implementation review meeting in New York starting in late April, officials said Monday.

January 4, 2015

Experts urge Japan to play greater role in nuclear disarmament process

The Japan Times
Ahead of August’s 70th anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some experts are calling on Japan to play a greater role in the effort toward global nuclear disarmament.

January 3, 2015

India's Mighty Nuclear-Weapons Program: Aimed at China and Pakistan?

The National Interest
Robert Farley
India’s nuclear weapons program is a cornerstone of New Delhi’s security strategy for the 21st century. For most of the post-war period, India badly trailed the established nuclear powers in weapon quality, quantity, and the sophistication of delivery systems. In recent years, however, India has indicated a willingness to take the steps necessary to becoming a first rate nuclear power.

January 3, 2015

No nuclear deal between Iran, US: Official

The Times of India
Iran has not reached any agreement with the US on the nuclear issue, an Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday, denying recent Western reports that the two sides have agreed to ship part of its enriched uranium abroad.

December 24, 2014

Iran to reject humiliating requests in nuclear talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to his counterparts, explaining Iran’s approach towards the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of countries.

December 23, 2014

Iran will not seek to resume diplomatic ties with US

Tehran will not seek a resumption of diplomatic ties with Washington even if a comprehensive nuclear deal helps to defuse tensions between the two, Iran’s top security official said, the Financial Times‎ reported Dec. 22.

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