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July 10, 2014

Lawmakers Want a Say on Iran Nuclear Deal

The Wall Street Journal
Michael R Crittenden
As foreign ministers huddle in Vienna to try and finalize an agreement aimed at preventing Iran from building nuclear weapons, lawmakers in Washington are demanding the Obama administration consult them on any accord.

July 10, 2014

A Difficult Phase for Iran's Nuclear and Regional Ambitions

Huffington Post
Raghida Dergham
The current phase is not convenient for the Islamic Republic of Iran: nuclear negotiations with the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) have stalled and the desired agreement may not be reached by the deadline set on July 20.

July 10, 2014

U.S. Calls for Nuke Test Ban at ASEAN Forum

William Lambers
This week at a forum in Tokyo for the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, the U.S. called for ending all nuclear weapons testing. Frank A. Rose, of the U.S. Bureau of Arms Control, said in a speech, “The entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty remains a top priority for the United States.”

June 10, 2014

Push for Global No First Use

The New Indian Express
B B Singh
In its election manifesto, the BJP declared that it would study afresh India’s nuclear doctrine, revise and update it to evolve an independent Strategic Nuclear Programme relevant to the challenges of the current times and to maintain a credible minimum deterrent in tune with changing geostatic realities.

July 9, 2014

Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

Michelle Nichols
Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

July 9, 2014

France Sees Differences Between Russia and World Powers on Iran Nuclear Talks

The Moscow Times
France's foreign minister has said "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program have appeared in the past few days.

July 9, 2014

Iran's Supreme Leader Reveals Demands in Nuclear Talks

Agence-France Presse
Iran's supreme leader revealed Tuesday his country's demands for a massive long-term increase in its nuclear enrichment capability, laying bare huge gaps between Tehran and world powers negotiating a deal.

July 8, 2014

UAE signs important nuclear liability treaty

Caline Malek
The UAE has joined an international treaty on nuclear liability, which encompasses several global conventions. In doing so, the country has completed a signatory list of international treaties regarding nuclear energy, safety, security and non-proliferation.

July 8, 2014

Discriminatory deals

The News
Shamshad Ahmad
In an editorial a few days back, The New York Times lamented India’s role in the nuclear race in South Asia and questioned the double standards being applied by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a 48-member body established in 1974 after India’s first nuclear test to ensure that civilian trade in nuclear materials was not diverted for military purposes . . .

July 8, 2014

Rouhani Vows to Safeguard Iran’s Nuclear Rights

Tasnim News Agency
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that the Islamic Republic would not step back an iota from the nation’s rights in the nuclear negotiations with six world powers.

July 7, 2014

Iranian Nuclear Deal Still Possible, But Time Running Out

Saudi-US Relations Information Service
John Kerry
July 20, the deadline to negotiate a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, is fast approaching. All along, these negotiations have been about a choice for Iran’s leaders. They can agree to the steps necessary to assure the world that their country’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful and not be used to build a weapon, or they can squander a historic opportunity to end Iran’s economic and diplomatic isolation and improve the lives of their people.

July 3, 2014

Iran and the US play nuclear chicken in Vienna

Barbara Slavin
A momentous game of chicken is unfolding in a five-star hotel in Vienna as Iran and representatives of the international community enter what may be the final weeks of negotiations over a long-term nuclear agreement.

July 3, 2014

UK totally out of step on Trident

The Guardian
The Trident commission's conclusions that the UK does not need nuclear weapons to maintain international status or as an "insurance policy" against a global crisis are to be welcomed. Unfortunately the report's headline finding that Trident should be replaced is mistaken (Report, 1 July).

July 3, 2014

Nuclear disarmament campaigners Stoke Quakers knit for peace

The Sentinel
CAMPAIGNERS trying to stop plans to renew Britain's Trident nuclear weapons have been knitting for peace. Stoke Quakers has teamed up with the South Cheshire and North Staffs (SCANS) branch of CND to create a pink peace scarf as part of the national 'wool against weapons' initiative.

July 3, 2014

Pakistan wants to be nuclear "mainstream partner"

Global Post
Kyodo News International
Pakistan said Thursday that giving India membership in the Nuclear Supplier Group and denying it to Pakistan would be discriminatory and not serve nonproliferation regimes.

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