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March 4, 2018

North Korea says Trump's preconditions for talks are "preposterous"

CBS News
North Korea says President Trump's demand that it abandon its nuclear program as a precondition to diplomatic negotiations is "preposterous," ruling out the possibility in a new statement Sunday. On Saturday, Mr. Trump addressed the possibility of negotiations with the North during an otherwise light-hearted speech at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night.

March 3, 2018

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

The Times of Israel
Iran?s armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country?s missile program without the West?s destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. ?What Americans say out of desperation with regards to limiting the Islamic republic of Iran?s missile capability is an unattainable dream,? Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri told the official IRNA news agency.

March 2, 2018

US ?not surprised? by Russia?s new nukes, boasts about own ?unmatched? arsenal (VIDEO)
The US White House and Pentagon have dismissed Russia?s new nuclear arsenal as ?no surprise.? American officials took the opportunity to accuse Russia of treaty violations and boast that their arsenal is ?second to none.?

March 1, 2018

China Adds Monitoring Stations

Arms Control Association
China has completed certification in the past year of its first five International Monitoring System (IMS) stations of the 12 it is obligated to certify toward the completion of the global nuclear test detection system managed by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

February 28, 2018

Striving to Build a Broader Support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty

The second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference in April and the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in May will draw the focus of the international community in the coming weeks as it moves toward paving the way for a nuclear-weapons free world.

February 28, 2018

U.N. chief calls for new push to rid the world of nuclear weapons

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons, drawing a cautious response from envoys of atomic-armed powers at odds for decades over nuclear disarmament. Speaking to the Conference on Disarmament at the U.N. complex in Geneva, Guterres said many states still wrongly thought that nuclear weapons made the world safer.

February 28, 2018

U.S. Is Preparing Europe for Nuclear Hit on Russia, Foreign Minister Says
Russia?s top diplomat has accused the United States of training its European allies for a tactical nuclear hit against his country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke at a conference on disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday broadcast on Russia?s main state-run news outlets.

February 27, 2018

U.S. must first dismantle nuclear arsenal: DPRK official daily

The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday that the United States should dismantle its nuclear arsenal first if it truly desires a nuclear weapons-free world. The official Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary that the United States was the first country in the world to make a nuclear weapon and the only one to ever to use it. It called the United States a "nuclear criminal."

February 27, 2018

FM Kang urged int'l unity for peaceful resolution of N. Korean nukes in Geneva disarmament conference

Yonhap News Agency
oreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for international unity for a peaceful resolution of North Korea's nuclear issue at the Conference on Disarmament held in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, her ministry said.

February 26, 2018

Daniel Ellsberg on dismantling the doomsday machine

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
More than 45 years after he became famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers and earning the wrath of President Richard Nixon and his plumbers, Daniel Ellsberg is again a focus of public consciousness. The hit movie The Post reprises part of the Pentagon Papers story, reminding older Americans (and explaining to younger viewers) how Ellsberg?s decision to reveal a top-secret history of duplicitous US policy in Indochina changed the course of the Vietnam War and American history.

February 25, 2018

US ties any North Korea talks to nuclear arms

The United States says any dialogue with North Korea must have nuclear disarmament as the end goal. The North indicated on the last day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang it was ready for talks, according to South Korea. North Korea has previously said it will not accept any preconditions. "We will see if Pyongyang's message... that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization," the US said.

February 25, 2018

As Winter Games close, North Korea says it is willing to talk to the U.S., according to Seoul

The Washington Post
North Korea is ?willing to have talks? with the United States, South Korea?s presidential Blue House said Sunday, as the PyeongChang Winter Olympics closed in a burst of fireworks and diplomacy. President Moon Jae-in achieved his goal of using the Olympics as ?peace games? to encourage both North Korea and the United States to ease off their threats, at least temporarily.

February 23, 2018

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'

The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a?phase two? that could be?very, very unfortunate for the world? if the steps did not work.

February 22, 2018

How Many Nuclear Weapons Do the U.S. and Russia Have? Here?s What You Need to Know
The State Department published Thursday the aggregate number of nuclear arms and delivery systems believed to be in the hands of both the U.S. and Russia, the world?s leading nuclear powers. The list was released in line with the terms of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) signed by former President Barack Obama and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010.

February 21, 2018

Trump Breaks Nuclear Taboos, Strives For Supremacy


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