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August 20, 2015

Disarm now, Japanese student tells UN member states

UN Radio
Japan renewed its calls for the total elimination of nuclear weapons at the UN on Tuesday…with a little help from one high school student from Hiroshima.

August 20, 2015

Kissinger tried to curb Israeli nukes: State Dept. documents

Press TV
The US State Department has released documents that show the administration of former president Richard Nixon had sought to curb Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons program. One notable document, dated July 19, 1969, was a memorandum by Henry Kissinger, national security adviser to Nixon.

August 20, 2015

Ex-CIA Director: Iran's Nuclear Side Deal Like an SNL Skit

Newsmax
Bill Hoffmann
Former CIA Director James Woolsey says a report that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site where it may develop nuclear arms is so mind-boggling, it's almost like watching "Saturday Night Live."

August 20, 2015

China's DF-41 long-range nuclear missile 'closer to operational'

South China Morning Post
Jessie Lau
The military has again tested its newest long-range missile in what could mark a big step forward in the PLA's nuclear capabilities. The People's Liberation Army tested the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry multiple warheads, on August 6, US website The Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed US defence officials.

August 20, 2015

IAEA says access to Iran's Parchin military site meets demands of nuclear deal

The Jakarta Post
Reuters
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said access it will receive to Iran's Parchin military site, suspected by some states to have in the past hosted atomic bomb-related experiments, will satisfy its requirements.

August 20, 2015

Republicans raise new concerns over Iran nuclear inspections

CNN.com
Stephanie Condon
Congressional Republicans on Wednesday expressed concern over a report that the international watchdog agency charged with monitoring nuclear activity will let Iran use its own inspectors to report on one particular site.

August 20, 2015

US policies against Russia, China could trigger nuclear war: Analyst

Press TV
Stephen Lendman
The United States is only getting closer to provoking a nuclear war by suggesting that countries like Russia and China are a security threat to Washington, says an American political analyst.

August 19, 2015

New momentum for disarmament

Islands Business
SEVENTY years ago, a US aircraft flew from Tinian Island in the northern Marianas to the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On 6 August 1945, the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the undefended city, massacring tens of thousands of civilians. The use of nuclear weapons led to the Cold War arms race and the development of nuclear arsenals across the globe.

August 18, 2015

Why is Israel’s nuclear arsenal not mentioned in Iran deal debate?

Miami Herald
Jonathan S. Landay
There’s one major issue that President Barack Obama, his supporters and his critics assiduously have avoided as they battle over the deal designed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons: Israel’s own nuclear arsenal.

August 18, 2015

US documents reveal: US demanded from Israel not to deploy nuclear weapons

The Jerusalem Post
Haim Isrovitch / Maariv, Yossi Melman
The State Department’s publication of documents on Tuesday detailing US-Israel discussions on the Jewish state’s nuclear program comes amid public disagreement between the allies over the Iran nuclear deal.

August 17, 2015

Iran still closed to U.S. influence after nuclear deal: Khamenei

Reuters
Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin
Iran will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, noting either country can still block the accord.

August 15, 2015

Iran gives U.N. watchdog information about past nuclear activities

Reuters
Shadia Nasralla
Iran has given the U.N. nuclear watchdog information regarding its atomic past, a milestone in potentially meeting a condition for sanctions relief under an accord reached with world powers last month.

August 13, 2015

Andy Burnham confirms that he would renew the Trident nuclear weapons system in full

The Independent
Jon Stone
A candidate to be the next leader of the Labour party has confirmed that he would spend billions renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system in full.

August 13, 2015

Saudi Prince Bandar on Iran deal: Obama ignored the intel, motivated by ideology

WorldTribune
The Obama administration was intent on capping the nuclear deal with Iran even though intelligence officials predicted the same outcome, or worse, as the U.S. deal with North Korea, Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan said.

August 11, 2015

Iran is already a threshold nuclear state

The Washington Post
Walter Pincus
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in justifying their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal fail to note one basic fact: Iran is already a threshold nuclear weapons state.

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