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July 22, 2014

Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau, "West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / July 21, 2014 Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic bomb any time soon, underlining the uphill task they face after talks that began in February were extended by four months.... View Source ›

Paul Richter, "Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts" Los Angeles Times / July 21, 2014 Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.... View Source ›

Rachel Oswald, "Senate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites" Global Security Newswire / July 21, 2014 Senate appropriators last week approved a bill that would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.... View Source ›

"N. Korea takes sideswipe at China's policy toward Pyongyang" Yonhap News Agency / July 21, 2014 North Korea on Monday took an apparent sideswipe at China for its zero-tolerance policy against Pyongyang's possession of nuclear weapons and its criticism of recent military provocations. ... View Source ›

Sanjay Jog, "India's nuclear capacity could jump threefold by 2023-24: Modi" Business Standard / July 22, 2014 During his four-hour visit to BARC, Modi praised the contribution of nuclear scientists in the successful implementation of India’s three-stage nuclear programme.... View Source ›

July 21, 2014

Paul Richter, "Both sides in Iran nuclear talks make concessions to extend deadline " LA Times / July 18, 2014 Iran and six world powers agreed late Friday to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program for four months, insisting that they have made progress toward a historic deal despite disagreements... View Source ›

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran eliminates sensitive stockpile under interim nuclear deal: IAEA" Reuters / July 20, 2014 Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly update by the U.N. nuclear watchdog obtained by Reuters on Sunday.... View Source ›

"Some Russian Lawmakers Want to Withdraw from Key Arms-Control Pact" Global Security Newswire / July 18, 2014 Upset about new U.S. sanctions, some Russian lawmakers think their government should unilaterally pull out of the New START arms control pact.... View Source ›

Paul Richter, "Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns " LA Times / July 20, 2014 When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making "tangible progress" toward a deal..... View Source ›

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Wanting What Argentina Got Shows Nuclear Market Precedent" Bloomberg / July 20, 2014 War with an industrial power and nuclear technology developed under military rule doesn’t preclude a country from enriching uranium. ... View Source ›

July 18, 2014

Justyna Pawlak and Louis Charbonneau, "West considers early sanctions moves in troubled Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / July 17, 2014 With talks between world powers and Iran over a broad nuclear accord at an impasse, Western governments are considering offering a significant easing of sanctions early on in the process to try to wring concessions from Tehran, diplomats say.... View Source ›

Rachel Oswald, "U.S.-China Nuclear Security Exchanges Hampered by Lingering Suspicions" Global Security Newswire / July 17, 2014 Years after Washington accused China of nuclear espionage, the subject of resuming laboratory-to-laboratory exchanges among scientists remains a sensitive one.... View Source ›

"S. Korea, U.S. to promote 'strategic cooperation' in nuke energy use" Yonhap News Agency / July 17, 2014 South Korea and the United States are likely to seek to promote "strategic cooperation" in civilian nuclear energy areas as they are discussing renewing a bilateral nuclear energy pact, sources said Thursday.... View Source ›

"US Hopeful of Addressing Nuclear Liability Issues With India" NDTV / July 18, 2014 The US is hopeful that there may be an opening to address its frustration over the contentious nuclear liability issues with the new Indian government, a top American official has said.... View Source ›

"Russia offers to assist Bolivia with nuclear energy program" GlobalPost / July 17, 2014 Russia's Vladimir Putin offered during talks with Bolivian President Evo Morales to assist the Andean nation in its plans to develop a peaceful nuclear energy program, Bolivia's economy minister said.... View Source ›

July 17, 2014

Jennifer Rubin, "Menendez for the defense" The Washington Post / July 16, 2014 There was an interesting moment on the Senate floor yesterday. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) completed his floor speech on Iran. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) followed by speaking primarily on the Israel-Gaza conflict but paused to commend Menendez. ... View Source ›

John Irish and Parisa Hafezi, "Iran, powers seek to agree terms for extending nuclear talks: diplomats" Reuters / July 16, 2014 Iran and six world powers are working to finalize the terms of a likely extension in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline and an announcement may come as early as Friday, Western diplomats said.... View Source ›

"Prime Minister Modi Seeks Stronger Defence, Nuclear Ties With Russia" NDTV / July 16, 2014 India is keen to further deepen and broad-base its strategic partnership with Russia, especially in defence, nuclear energy, trade and investment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin in Brazil and invited him to visit the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. ... View Source ›

Diane Barnes, "Officials Question Readiness to Probe Nuclear Strikes" Global Security Newswire / July 16, 2014 Dozens of officials and experts want to tighten global cooperation on analyzing atomic materials, partly to help identify perpetrators of possible nuclear strikes.... View Source ›

"Russian lawmakers propose to suspend New START Treaty" ITAR-TASS / July 17, 2014 Members of the State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament have proposed as a response to the expansion of US sanctions against Russia to unilaterally suspend the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) and the agreement on the Afghan transit.... View Source ›

July 16, 2014

Steve Holland, "Obama tells China's Xi wants 'constructive management of differences'" Reuters / July 15, 2014 U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation and a constructive management of differences during a phone call in which Iran and North Korea were discussed.... View Source ›

Louis Charbonneau and Lesley Wroughton, "Iran looks to prolonging nuclear talks; U.S. demands cuts" Reuters / July 15, 2014 Iran and six world powers on Tuesday appeared likely to extend talks on Tehran's nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline, while Washington said the Islamic Republic must cut its capacity to make nuclear fuel to secure a deal to end sanctions.... View Source ›

Rachel Huggins, "Senators push for 20-year inspection of Iran nuclear program" The Hill / July 15, 2014 Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including two decades of international inspections, according to Reuters.... View Source ›

"Russian Navy Holding Nuclear Incident-Response Exercise" Global Security Newswire / July 15, 2014 Russian navy personnel this week will hone their responses to a nuclear disaster during an exercise in the Pacific Ocean, RIA Novosti reports.... View Source ›

"N. Korea-Japan deal shouldn't hurt nuke cooperation efforts" Yonhap / July 16, 2014 A recent deal between North Korea and Japan must not hurt ongoing international efforts aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, South Korea's top nuclear envoy said Wednesday.... View Source ›

July 15, 2014

Oren Dorell, "Kerry and Iran's FM seek to break deadlock on nukes" USA Today / July 14, 2014 With a Sunday deadline looming to seal a deal on its nuclear program, Iran may have softened its position on a crucial stumbling block during a meeting Monday with Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna.... View Source ›

John Hudson, "Powerful Lawmakers Issue New Iran Demands" Foreign Policy / July 14, 2014 The battle between Congress and the White House over a potential nuclear deal with Iran is heating up again.... View Source ›

"Obama, Xi discuss N. Korea, Iran" Yonhap News Agency / July 15, 2014 U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday and discussed how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea, the White House said.... View Source ›

Anne Gearan, "Kerry says big gaps remain with Iran" Washington Post / July 15, 2014 Iran and world powers are still far apart on key details of a possible deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program five days from a deadline for negotiations, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday.... View Source ›

Bob Kelley, "Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium" IHS Jane's 360 / July 14, 2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things: specifically 39.151 kg of nuclear materials. This was revealed by a letter sent by the Iraqi ambassador to the UN to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. There is something very strange about this story.... View Source ›

July 14, 2014

David E. Sanger , "Americans and Iranians See Constraints at Home in Nuclear Negotiations" The New York Times / July 13, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here early Sunday in an attempt to rescue negotiations with Iran that have stalled on the question of how large a nuclear infrastructure that nation will be permitted to have over the next decade or two. But he quickly confronted the fact that the problem might be less at the negotiating table here than with mullahs in Tehran and members of Congress in Washington.... View Source ›

Nolan Feeney, "Kerry Warns ‘Significant Gaps’ Remain on Nuclear Deal With Iran" Time / July 13, 2014 Secretary of State arrives in Vienna for talks as a senior U.S. administration official says Iran won't budge from "unworkable and inadequate" position on enrichment... View Source ›

"S. Korean nuclear envoy to visit Japan for talks from Tue." GlobalPost / July 14, 2014 South Korea's nuclear envoy to six-party talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program will make a three-day visit to Tokyo from Tuesday for talks with Japanese officials, the country's Foreign Ministry said Monday.... View Source ›

Chang Jae-soon, "U.S. should no longer rely on China, 6-party talks to resolve N.K. nuclear issue: scholar " Yonhap / July 14, 2014 The United States should no longer rely on China or the long-dormant six-party talks for resolving the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, and instead try direct talks and other forms of dialogue with Pyongyang, a senior scholar in Washington said... View Source ›

"Russia, Saudi Arabia to Sign Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Deal" RIA Novosti / July 14, 2014 Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement in the civilian nuclear cooperation, the head of Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said on Sunday.... View Source ›

July 11, 2014

"Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers seek role in Iran nuclear talks" Reuters / July 10, 2014 More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama Wednesday, insisting that lawmakers play a role in any decision to offer Iran long-term sanctions relief in connection with negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

Laurence Norman, "Kerry to Join Iran Nuclear Talks" The Wall Street Journal / July 10, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers from the six-power group negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran will join the talks in Vienna this weekend, officials confirmed late Thursday.... View Source ›

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Critical Juncture With Kerry to Join " Bloomberg / July 11, 2014 Nuclear talks with Iran reach a critical juncture this weekend with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joining diplomats to see if an impasse in negotiations can be broken. ... View Source ›

"Kerry: U.S., China agree on 'urgency' of denuclearizing N. Korea " Yonhap / July 10, 2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Washington and Beijing agreed on "important urgency" of swiftly curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons program, adding that they discussed "specific ways" to advance the goal of denuclearizing North Korea.... View Source ›

"ISIL Terrorists Seize Nuclear Materials in Northern Iraq" Fars News / July 11, 2014 Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad", Alahednews reported. ... View Source ›

July 10, 2014

George Jahn, "Iran Wants to Greatly Expand Uranium Enrichment" Associated Press / July 9, 2014 Iran said Wednesday it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment program despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms.... View Source ›

"Iran nuclear talks sides far apart: UK's Hague tells paper" Reuters / July 10, 2014 Significant differences remain between the six world powers and Iran in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program, British Foreign Minister William Hague said. ... View Source ›

"EU says powers united on Iran after France suggests splits" Reuters / July 9, 2014 The six world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme are "completely united", an EU spokesman said on Wednesday, a day after France suggested there were differences between Russia and some of the others.... View Source ›

Alan Cowell, "‘Low-Grade ’ Nuclear Material Seized by Rebels in Iraq, U.N. Says" The New York Times / July 10, 2014 Iraq has notified the United Nations that Sunni militants seized nuclear material from a university in the northern city of Mosul last month as they advanced toward Baghdad, the nuclear regulatory body of the United Nations said on Thursday.... View Source ›

Marcus Weisgerber, "Hagel: Navy Nuclear Reviews Are Done, Reviewing Recommendations" Defense News / July 9, 2014 The Pentagon is finishing up a major review of its nuclear forces and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will soon issue his recommendations.... View Source ›

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Negotiators Seek to Shift Industry Terms for Deal " Bloomberg / July 8, 2014 Negotiators in their second week of haggling over Iran’s nuclear work in Vienna are starting to change the terms they use to measure the country’s uranium industry, a move that could support a long-term deal. ... View Source ›

"France says Russia, other powers have differences over Iran talks" Reuters / July 8, 2014 France's foreign minister said on Tuesday "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme had appeared in the past few days.... View Source ›

"Iran: "Substantial differences" at nuke talks" AP / July 9, 2014 An Iranian official says some progress is being made at nuclear talks with six world powers ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal, but "substantial differences" remain.... View Source ›

Park Ji-won, "North Korea's nuclear program one of key issues at U.S.-China talks" Arirang News / July 9, 2014 The U.S. and China begin their sixth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing from this Wednesday.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will discuss a diverse range of issues with their Chinese counterparts, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and Vice Premier Wang Yang.... View Source ›

"U.S., China to Hold Strategic Talks on North Korea" Global Security Newswire / July 8, 2014 Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are preparing to hold yearly bilateral talks that will include a focus on the North Korea nuclear impasse.... View Source ›

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