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September 30, 2014

Nuclear disarmament ‘impossible’ without resolution of Kashmir issue: senator

Daily Times
Senator Sehar Kamran has said nuclear disarmament is impossible without resolution of longstanding Kashmir dispute, suggesting urgent Indo-Pak dialogue on nuclear confidence building and risk reduction measures. Senator Kamran, who is the president of Center for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS), was addressing participants at a report launch ceremony.

September 30, 2014

Asian forum warns of nuclear threats

Taipei Times
Sean Lin
Panelists at this year’s No Nukes Asia Forum (NNAF) in Taipei yesterday highlighted the risks posed by nuclear energy and its rapid expansion despite the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster three years ago. NNAF Japan coordinator Daisuke Saito told the forum that three years after the meltdown in Japan, about 140,000 displaced residents still live in shelters

September 29, 2014

Congress pushes nuclear expansion despite accidents at weapons lab

The Guardian
Caty Enders
This month, the Department of Energy released its initial findings into one of the worst American nuclear accidents since the end of the cold war. On February 14, a 52-gallon drum containing radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production exploded at a storage facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico, exposing 22 workers to radioactivity and leading to the closure of the facility.

September 28, 2014

North Korea defends its nuclear program at the U.N., blames America

The Japan Times
North Korea, in the first speech at the U.N. General Assembly in 15 years by its foreign minister, defended its nuclear development on Saturday, saying the program is necessary to counter a hostile U.S. policy.

September 27, 2014

Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

Thalif Deen | IPS
When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their complete destruction?

September 25, 2014

Canada must do more on nuclear disarmament front, say academics and former diplomats

Ottawa Citizen
Kyodo News International
In response to the new International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, former Canadian ambassadors and professors in law and political science have joined in a statement calling on the Canadian government to take action on the nuclear disarmament front. More from the news release from organizers of the statement:

September 25, 2014

Hiroshima to bid for nuclear-ban conference in 2015

The Japan Times
Kyodo News International
Japan could host a conference of envoys who represent the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s group of eminent persons.Preparations are underway to hold the conference, involving experts and former statesmen of the organization, in Hiroshima late next year, government officials said Wednesday. The city has never hosted the event before.

September 24, 2014

Bitter nuke promises: Nobel Peace laureate Obama spending billions on US nuclear arsenal
Barack Obama’s vision of a nuclear-free world seems to be unraveling at an alarming rate. In 2009 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment for nuclear disarmament. Five years on, the US’s nuclear arsenal sees a $355 billion investment.

September 24, 2014

Arab states target Israeli arsenal at nuclear meeting

The Times of Israel
AP and Times of India
Arab countries have circulated a resolution at a nuclear meeting that singles out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal.

September 24, 2014

North Korea On Nuclear Missiles And World Domination By the US

International Business Times
Athena Yenko
North Korea is reportedly creating new missiles designed for tactical nuclear attack. It had been conducting test-firings since August 14 but this is the only time that South Korean intelligence sources identify nuclear missiles with calculated target. This information was purportedly revealed by South Korean senior government official.

September 24, 2014

Iran will never give up peaceful nuclear rights: Rouhani

Press TV
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will never give up its right to peaceful use of nuclear energy, vowing to continue the nuclear path for the country’s development.

September 23, 2014

U.S. Nuclear Spending Hits Record Level

All Gov
President Barack Obama, who campaigned on the idea of ridding the world of nuclear weapons, now wants to commit the nation to spending more money than ever before on such armaments.

September 23, 2014

North Korea reportedly developing tactical nuclear missiles: paper

The Japan Times
North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, a Seoul daily reported Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence authorities.

September 22, 2014

A Nuclear Iran Could be More Dangerous than ISIS
Raymond Ibrahim
One Mideast reporter recently observed that Washington’s focus on the Islamic State comes at the expense of the more urgent threat posed by a nuclear Iran. This might be because the world has grown accustomed to the Iranian threat.

September 22, 2014

US now likely to keep tactical nuclear weapons in Europe

South China Morning Post
Last summer in Berlin, President Barack Obama called for "bold reductions" in US and Russian tactical nuclear weapons to ease the risk of annihilation in Europe.

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