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Oct. 5, 2011

Pressure Builds on Iran at Nuclear Watchdog Agency

As Iran continues a slow march toward potential nuclear weapons capability, diplomatic action to contain the programme is likely to shift to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), whose director general, Yukiya Amano, has taken a harder line than his predecessor about alleged military research by Iran's nuclear scientists.

Oct. 5, 2011

Why wait?

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO) is awaiting ratification by nine nuclear holder countries before it can enter into force: China, the Democratic People's Rebulic of Korea (DPRK), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and the United States.

Oct. 4, 2011

Make Nuclear Weapons the Target - Helen Durham

Australian Red Cross needs your help to ban the use of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are capable of destroying the planet in a matter of hours. Not enough has been done to ban their use.

Oct. 4, 2011

Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Messages from Hibakusha: An Introduction

The Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus
In September 2011 the Asahi Shimbun added an English language webpage to the Japanese language site, launched in November 2010, introducing Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors? memoirs, ?Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Messages from Hibakusha?

Oct. 3, 2011

U.S., Other Nuclear Powers Face Disarmament Pressure at United Nations

Global Security Newswire
The restlessness is a backdrop to the resumption of work at the First Committee of the U.N. General Assembly, the arm of the world body devoted to disarmament and international security. Interviews with key players and ambassadors by Global Security Newswire reveal a growing sense of frustration with the pace of movement on the ultimate goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Oct. 3, 2011

Minister denies nuke rumours

Myanmar times
MYANMAR abandoned plans to develop nuclear technology for ?peaceful purposes? because of concerns it would cause ?misunderstandings? with the international community, the Minister for Science and Technology said last week.

Oct. 3, 2011

Imagining a world without nuclear weapons

Ask anyone if they can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and as polls indicate, most will say they can. This is true even in countries that possess nuclear weapons according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons or ICAN, a new civil society initiative dedicated to the hope of a nuclear free world.

Oct. 3, 2011

Nuclear weapons spending: a theft of public resources

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear weapons pose a grave threat to the future of humanity, and their development, manufacture, maintenance and modernization divert vast public resources from health care, education, climate action, disaster relief and other essential services.

Oct. 2, 2011

The nuclear test ban at 15

The Japan Times
As Japan struggles with its nuclear energy policy, the world is struggling with problems surrounding the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Introduced 15 years ago, the CTBT has been signed by 182 countries and ratified by 155.

Sep. 30, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago's long standing support for an international non-proliferation regime

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, reaffirms the full commitment of her country to the CTBT in Spectrum 17 and explains why the Treaty is important for a small island State. She also highlights the great potential of the civil and scientific uses of CTBTO data, especially for tsunami warnings in the Caribbean.

Sep. 30, 2011

28th Annual Evening for Peace will Honor Former Mayor of Hiroshima and Survivor of Atomic Bombing

Santa Barbara Independent
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will honor two courageous leaders in the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons at its 28th Annual Evening For Peace: From Hiroshima to Hope, on Sunday, October 9th at the Four Seasons Biltmore.

Sep. 29, 2011

Global Zero: Obama's Distant Goal of a Nuclear-Free World

The Atlantic
In 2009, the president announced hopes to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Why there's been little progress since.

Sep. 27, 2011

The IAEA's Political Balancing Act

World Politics Review
As the International Atomic Energy Agency held its Board of Governors meeting and annual General Conference over the past two weeks, the members of this often-overlooked United Nations body found themselves thrust again into the public limelight and burdened with a rapidly expanding agenda.

Sep. 27, 2011

Hiroshima groups irked over Foreign Ministry's discouragement of Obama visit

The Mainichi Daily News
Groups representing atomic bomb survivors and opponents of nuclear weapons have criticized the government following the release of a secret U.S. cable indicating that Japan's Foreign Ministry discouraged U.S. President Barack Obama from visiting Hiroshima.

Sep. 27, 2011

Nuclear weapons still a threat

Columbia Daily Tribune
Nearly 20 years after the Cold War ended, humankind still faces the distinct possibility of instant extinction without representation. If nuclear war occurs between Russia and the United States, there will be no parliamentary or congressional debates nor declarations of war.

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