Daily News: japan

February 8, 2016

Sam Kim, "Defiant North Korea Launches Rocket Weeks After Nuclear Test" Bloomberg Business / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 8, 2016

Jane Perlez and Choe Sang-Hun, "China Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea’s Boldness" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 8, 2016

BEC Crew, "China's Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Germany's Hydrogen Plasma Record" Science Alert / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

Elias Groll, "Nuclear Inspectors Have Snazzy New Tools to Catch Iran Cheating" Foreign Policy / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

Guy Faulconbridge, "Iran Calls on U.S. to Reassure European Banks over Trade with Tehran" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

"Seoul to Intercept N. Korea Missile If It Crosses S. Korea Territory" Arirang News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

Jack Kim & Tim Kelly, "U.S., allies aim to track North Korean rocket; launch 'window' from Monday" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

Jeremy Bender, "Russia is risking ‘lowering the nuclear threshold’" Business Insider / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

Rajesh Kumar Singh & Stephen Stapczynsk , "India's Nuclear Ambitions Boosted With Global Liability Pact" Bloomberg Business / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 5, 2016

Aabha Dixit, "Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes" IAEA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

Kaveh Waddell, "The Former Federal Employee Who Tried to Launch a Cyberattack on Nuclear Scientists" The Atlantic / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

Adam Taylor, "The More Iranians Learn About the Nuclear Deal the Less They Like It, Poll Suggests" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

"Scientists Fire Up Nuclear Fusion Experiment" CBS News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

Parisa Hafezi, "Iran to Strengthen Missile Program: Army Chief" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

Damien Sharkhov, "Russia Practiced Nuclear Strike on Sweden: NATO Report" Newsweek / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

"Nuclear Research Team Develops Methodology for Tracing Illegal Nuclear Material to Source" Texas A&M University / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 4, 2016

Dave Flessner, "Cost of Watts Bar Nuclear Reactor Rises by $200 Million to $4.7 Billion" Times Free Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 2, 2016

"Iran's Stock Exchange Hits 1-Year High After Nuclear Deal" AP / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 2, 2016

"China's nuclear envoy in North Korea amid sanctions push: KCNA" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 2, 2016

"U.S. judge orders explanation of Iran prisoner deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 2, 2016

"N. Korea building new nuclear facility believed to be designed to produce H-bomb ingredients" Yonhap / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

February 2, 2016

"Egypt, Russia may start building nuclear power plant in 2018 - Interfax" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"} ... View Source ›

December 30, 2015

Asa Fitch and Laurence Norman, "Iran Ships Off Uranium as Part of Nuclear Agreement" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 28 2015 Iran dispatched a shipment of more than 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Russia on Monday, clearing an important hurdle in the implementation of a historic nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other world powers, Secretary of State John Kerry said.... View Source ›

December 18, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "US poised to lift sanctions on Iran under nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 17 2015 The United States appears poised to lift at least some sanctions against Iran — possibly as early as January — as members of Congress urge a swift, robust U.S. response to Tehran's recent ballistic missile test.... View Source ›

December 18, 2015

Jeremy Diamond, "Iran missile test sparks concern over nuclear deal implementation" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 17 2015 A United Nations panel announced this week that Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution when it tested a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead in October.... View Source ›

December 18, 2015

Sanjeev Miglani and Tommy Wilkes, "India and Russia eye nuclear, helicopter deals before Modi's Moscow visit" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 18 2015 India's prime minister is expected to promote deals for Russian nuclear reactors and military helicopters worth billions of dollars on a trip to Moscow next week, attracted by promises to transfer technology that Western nations have been slow to make.... View Source ›

December 17, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, "Rouhani: U.N.'s closure of probe into Iran's nuclear past is political victory" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 16 2015 President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday a U.N. watchdog's closure of investigations into Iran's past nuclear activities is a political victory for the country, lifting the main obstacle to implementing Tehran's deal with world powers.... View Source ›

December 17, 2015

Armin Rosen, "Iran just scored a crucial nuclear-deal victory" Business Insdier / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 17 2015 Iran cleared one of the nuclear deal's most important hurdles Tuesday, when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) voted to close its investigation into the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

December 17, 2015

Adrian Levy, "India Is Building a Top-Secret Nuclear City to Produce Thermonuclear Weapons, Experts Say" Foreign Policy / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 17 2015 The weapons could upgrade India as a nuclear power — and deeply unsettle Pakistan and China.... View Source ›

December 16, 2015

David E. Sanger, "Vote at Atomic Agency Officially Ends Inquiry Into Iran’s Nuclear Past" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 The nations controlling the world’s nuclear inspection agency voted on Tuesday to close its decade-long investigation into the work it suspected Iran of conducting to design a nuclear weapon, and instead to move ahead with fulfilling the deal signed in July to limit Iran’s production of atomic material for at least 15 years.... View Source ›

December 16, 2015

Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla, "Iran working at high speed on nuclear curbs, IAEA chief says" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 The chief of the U.N. nuclear regulatory agency said on Tuesday he understood Iran is working "at quite high speed" on implementing restrictions on its nuclear activities called for by an agreement with major powers that would lead to a lifting of sanctions.... View Source ›

December 16, 2015

"Iran calls closure of UN nuclear arms probe a 'big success'" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 16 2015 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the U.N. nuclear agency's decision to close the books on a decade-long probe of allegations that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons is a "big success."... View Source ›

December 16, 2015

Brian Padden, "Obama’s N. Korea Strategy Leaves Nuclear "1450292004" for Successor" Voice of America / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 16 2015 Even though U.S. President Barack Obama reached historic diplomatic breakthroughs with other longtime adversaries of the United States, it is unlikely he will realize any progress in limiting North Korea’s nuclear program during the remaining year of his presidency.... View Source ›

December 15, 2015

Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla, "U.N. watchdog set to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 The U.N. nuclear watchdog is expected on Tuesday to close its 12-year investigation into whether Iran had a secret nuclear weapons program, a key step toward normalizing Tehran's international status after a landmark deal with major powers.... View Source ›

December 15, 2015

Oren Dorell, "U.N. set to close the file on Iranian nukes" USA Today / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 The United Nations' nuclear watchdog met Tuesday to complete its probe of oil-rich Iran’s nuclear weapons program, moving a step closer to the lifting of international sanctions on the country. It comes as oil prices are near a decade low.... View Source ›

December 15, 2015

George Jahn, "UN closing the books on decade-long nuclear probe of Iran" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 The U.N. nuclear agency prepared Tuesday to close the books on a decade-long probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms, despite acknowledgement by its head that his investigation remains incomplete.... View Source ›

December 15, 2015

Louis Charbonneau, "Exclusive: Iran's Oct 10 missile test violated U.N. ban - expert panel" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 The Emad rocket that Iran tested on Oct. 10 was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which makes it a violation of a United Nations Security Council resolution, a team of sanctions monitors said in a confidential new report.... View Source ›

December 15, 2015

"Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile with range of 900km" Hindustan Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 15 2015 Pakistan on Tuesday tested the nuclear-capable Shaheen-IA ballistic missile with a range of 900 km, capable of striking targets deep within India.... View Source ›

December 14, 2015

Jonathan Tirone, "IAEA to Close Iran Weapon Probe in Key Step for Ending Sanctions" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 14 2015 International monitors will close their probe into military aspects of Iran’s past nuclear activities on Tuesday in Vienna, a key step toward implementing July’s accord with world powers and lifting sanctions against the Islamic Republic.... View Source ›

December 14, 2015

Kim Tong-Hyung, "North, South Korea end talks without any breakthroughs" Associate Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 12 2015 Two days of high-level talks between North and South Korea ended Saturday with no breakthroughs, South Korean officials said, leaving mixed signals about reconciliation efforts the rivals have made since stepping away from a military standoff in August.... View Source ›

December 14, 2015

Annabelle Liang, "Singapore firm convicted of aiding N. Korean arms shipment" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 14 2015 A Singapore-registered shipping company was found guilty Monday of transferring tens of thousands of dollars used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013.... View Source ›

December 14, 2015

Ashok Sharma, "India and Japan sign deals on military, train sales, nukes" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 12 2015 Japan and India signed agreements Saturday that could pave the way for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with military aircraft and high-speed trains, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised to fully support India's efforts to become an economic powerhouse.... View Source ›

December 11, 2015

Choe Sang-Hun, "Kim Jong-Un’s Claim of North Korea Hydrogen Bomb Draws Skepticism" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 11 2015 The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, said his country had developed a hydrogen bomb, its state-run media said Thursday. The claim was the latest of several that the isolated country has made about its nuclear capabilities that outside analysts have greeted with skepticism.... View Source ›

December 11, 2015

Kim Tong-Hyung, "North, S.Korea hold high-level talks meant to ease animosity" Associate Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 10 2015 North and South Korea on Friday held high-level talks at a North Korean border town, a small step meant to improve ties battered by a military standoff in August and decades of acrimony and bloodshed.... View Source ›

December 11, 2015

"Pakistan Tests Ballistic Missile With Intermediate Range" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 11 2015 Pakistan's military says it's test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile — one that can carry a nuclear warhead and reach all corners of India, as well as the Middle East and other places.... View Source ›

December 11, 2015

Jim Salter, "EPA orders fire prevention steps for troubled landfill" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 10 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday ordered surface fire prevention measures at a St. Louis-area landfill where nuclear waste was illegally dumped four decades ago.... View Source ›

December 10, 2015

Anna Fifield, "North Korea hints it has a hydrogen bomb, but skepticism abounds" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 10 2015 North Korea has hinted that it has built a hydrogen bomb to “defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation,” a development that, if true, would mark an alarming step in its nuclear capabilities.... View Source ›

December 10, 2015

Aaron Sheldrick and Linda Sieg, "Japan may review spending on plutonium fuel cycle: minister" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 10 2015 Japan may review spending on reprocessing plutonium for use in nuclear reactors, a minister appointed to identify wasteful spending told Reuters, following years of government outlays on the controversial program that has yielded no results.... View Source ›

December 10, 2015

Stephen Stapczynski, "Westinghouse Races China for $1 Trillion Nuclear Power Prize" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 09 2015 China plans to almost triple its atomic power generation by the end of the decade and is forecast to spend $1 trillion to expand capacity by 2050. Westinghouse Electric Co. says its latest model will trump a mainland rival, the Hualong One, designed by the country’s largest nuclear operators.... View Source ›

December 10, 2015

Kentaro Hamada and Taro Fuse, "Toshiba asks financial firms to help with UK nuclear project cost -sources" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 10 2015 Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is asking Japanese financial institutions to help fund a nuclear project in northwest England, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the conglomerate seeks ways to ease its financial burden after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal.... View Source ›

December 9, 2015

David E. Sanger, "U.S. Cautious on Iran Missile Test Claim" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 08 2015 The Obama administration is facing another difficult choice with Iran: As Tehran takes apart much of its nuclear infrastructure to win sanctions relief, how vocally should the White House condemn Iranian violations of United Nations resolutions on other issues?... View Source ›

December 9, 2015

Jack Kim, "U.S. sanctions North Korea's rocket command for ties to weapons program" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 08 2015 The United States added North Korea's Strategic Rocket Force to its sanctions list for ties to weapons development and illicit finance activities, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

December 9, 2015

Humeyra Pamuk, "Russia halts work in Turkey's first nuclear power plant after spat - officials" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 09 2015 Russia's Rosatom has stopped construction work at Turkey's first planned nuclear power plant, Turkish energy officials told Reuters on Wednesday, as relations between Moscow and Ankara have soured after the downing of a Russian jet.... View Source ›

December 8, 2015

George Jahn, "US, other powers want end of UN Iran nuke probe" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 08 2015 Once a vociferous critic of Iran's alleged work on nuclear arms, the U.S. is now joining five other world powers in urging the U.N. atomic agency to close the books on a protracted probe of the claims, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.... View Source ›

December 8, 2015

Timothy Ahmann, "Iran tested missile, breaching U.N. council resolutions: officials" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 08 2015 Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile last month in a breach of two U.N. Security Council resolutions, two U.S. officials said on Monday.... View Source ›

December 8, 2015

Balk Sungwon, "US Experts Warn of North Korea’s SLBM Development" VOA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 08 2015 U.S. experts warn that North Korea’s pursuit of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) could pose serious security threats to the United States and its allies despite speculation that Pyongyang’s latest attempt to launch such a missile might have failed.... View Source ›

December 8, 2015

Ben Blanchard, "China to sign nuclear, aviation deals with Russia next week" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 08 2015 China and Russia will sign nuclear energy, aviation and space deals next week during a visit to China by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

December 7, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "Russia expects Iran nuclear deal to be implemented in January" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 07 2015 Russia's envoy to the U.N.'s nuclear regulatory agency said on Monday he expected a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers to be implemented in January, leading to sanctions being lifted on Tehran.... View Source ›

December 7, 2015

Anne Gearan, "U.S. must watch Iran for signs it is violating nuclear deal, Clinton says" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 06 2015 Iran is sure to violate the international nuclear pact it signed this year, and the United States must be firm and swift in cracking down on any cheating, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday.... View Source ›

December 7, 2015

James Pearson, "North Korea test site activity could be bluff, nuclear ban monitor says" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 07 2015 Heightened activity at a North Korean nuclear test site could be a bluff rather than preparations to set off an atomic device soon, the head of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear testing said on Monday.... View Source ›

December 7, 2015

"Poland denies considering request for nuclear weapons" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 06 2015 Poland's Defense Ministry denied on Sunday that it is considering asking for access to nuclear weapons through a NATO program under which the U.S. places them on the territory of certain allied states.... View Source ›

December 7, 2015

Jim Gomez, "IAEA chief: Interest in nuclear power up despite Fukushima" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 07 2015 Despite the Fukushima nuclear disaster that devastated northeastern Japan in 2011, interest in nuclear power has increased significantly, mainly in Asia, the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said Monday.... View Source ›

December 4, 2015

"Iran comes (not very) clean on its nuclear past" The Economist / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 03 2015 THE Iranian government has always denied it. But the International Atomic Energy Agency’s new report on the past “possible military dimensions” of Iran’s nuclear programme more or less confirms what everyone suspected.... View Source ›

December 4, 2015

"Iran welcomes latest report by UN nuclear watchdog" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 03 2015 Iran’s top nuclear official has welcomed a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, saying it will end ‘fabricated’ claims against Tehran.... View Source ›

December 4, 2015

"Leaving Iran’s Nuclear Past a Mystery" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 03 2015 The Iranian nuclear crisis began a decade ago when Tehran’s leaders refused to answer questions from international inspectors about evidence that a secret team of scientists, working in a complex organization that sprawled across military and university laboratories, were experimenting with the technology to build a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

December 4, 2015

Armin Rosen, "There's a jarring omission from a major new report on Iran's nuclear-weapons program" Business Insider / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 03 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday released its long-awaited report on the history and status of Iran's efforts to build a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

December 4, 2015

"Kerry: U.S. Had No Doubt About Past Iranian Nuke Work" RFERL / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 04 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said the United States has never had any doubts that Iran conducted work on nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

December 3, 2015

George Jahn, "UN believes Iran worked on developing nuclear weapons" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 02 2015 Iran did work related to developing nuclear arms in the past, the U.N. atomic agency concluded in a report Wednesday that wraps up a near decade of investigations and opens the way to implementing a landmark deal aimed at reducing any future nuclear threat from Tehran.... View Source ›

December 3, 2015

Laurence Norman and Jay Solomon, "U.S. Set to Lift Sanctions on Iran" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 02 2015 The Obama administration said it expects to start lifting sanctions on Iran as early as January after the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog found no credible evidence that Tehran has recently engaged in atomic-weapons activity. But the agency reported that the country had pursued a program in secret until 2009, longer than previously believed.... View Source ›

December 3, 2015

Shadia Nasralla and Francois Murphy, "U.N. report on Iran's effort relevant to nuclear arms work" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 02 2015 The U.N. nuclear watchdog produced a report on Wednesday on whether Iran's past nuclear activities had anything to do with nuclear weapons, an assessment required under a landmark deal with six major powers that could lead to a lifting of sanctions.... View Source ›

December 3, 2015

Anna Fifield, "North Korea building new tunnel at nuclear test site, satellites show" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 03 2015 North Korea appears to be building a new tunnel at its nuclear test site, new satellite pictures show, raising fears that the Pyongyang regime might be preparing to conduct a fourth atomic test.... View Source ›

December 2, 2015

George Jahn, "UN to "1449087389" final report on Iran's alleged nuke weapons work" Associate Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 02 2015 The UN atomic agency is set to issue its final report on allegations that Iran worked in the past on nuclear arms — a summary that will likely be inconclusive.... View Source ›

December 2, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach" Associate Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 01 2015 Faced with rising pressure from Congress, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday that the Obama administration is pursuing ways to counter Russia's violation of a key arms control treaty, but actions will be rolled into a broader response to Kremlin aggression in Ukraine and other parts of the world.... View Source ›

December 2, 2015

"South Korea Wants In on Czech Nuclear Program" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: December 02 2015 South Korea's president says her country would like to participate in developing the Czech Republic's nuclear program.... View Source ›

December 1, 2015

Choe Sang-Hun, "North Korean Missile Test Was Unsuccessful, South Says" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 30 2015 North Korea conducted a rare test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile over the weekend, but it ended in failure, said a South Korean lawmaker who attended a closed-door parliamentary briefing by the National Intelligence Service on Monday... View Source ›

December 1, 2015

Kim Hwan Yong, "US, S. Korea, Japan to Meet on N. Korea Nuclear Issue" Voice of America / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 30 2015 Representatives of the United States, South Korea, and Japan will meet in Washington this week to discuss the North Korean nuclear issue, a senior official in Seoul said on Monday... View Source ›

December 1, 2015

"Nuclear key to South African economic growth, panel finds" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 30 2015 Nuclear power is the only source that can provide the baseload electricity that South Africa needs to sustain its long-term economic growth while reducing its carbon emissions, according to a panel of experts from industry, civil society and academia.... View Source ›

November 30, 2015

John Irish, "France wants precise answers in IAEA Iran nuclear report" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 30 2015 The U.N. nuclear watchdog must provide all the information it possesses with the "necessary detail" on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons, France's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.... View Source ›

November 30, 2015

Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla, "Report on whether Iran sought nuclear bomb will not be clear cut - U.N." Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 26 2015 A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday.... View Source ›

November 30, 2015

Erin Banco, "Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation Day Could Be Pushed Back, But Some Companies Already Trading" International Business Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 29 2015 Iran has deactivated thousands of its centrifuges, authorities in Tehran have said, but the U.N. body conducting its mission in the country as part of the nuclear deal is still investigating allegations that the country has engaged in nuclear weapons research. ... View Source ›

November 30, 2015

John O'Donnell and Christoph Steitz, "Minister signals German trust could handle nuclear waste storage" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 29 2015 Germany could share responsibility for phasing out nuclear power with energy firms by setting up a publicly managed trust, the environment minister said on Sunday.... View Source ›

November 30, 2015

Michael R. Blood, "Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 28 2015 Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.... View Source ›

November 25, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "Iran expects nuclear deal to be implemented in early January" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 24 2015 Iran expects a deal it reached with world powers in July, under which sanctions will be lifted in return for it scaling down its nuclear program, to be implemented at the start of next year, Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

November 25, 2015

"Revised nuclear deal between South Korea, US takes effect" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 25 2015 A new nuclear treaty with the United States governing South Korea's commercial nuclear activities during the next 20 years went into effect Wednesday, the South Korean government said.... View Source ›

November 25, 2015

Jonathan Crawford, "America to Decide Whether a Nuclear Reactor Can Outlive a Human" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 25 2015 The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it’s safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed.... View Source ›

November 24, 2015

Douglas Busvine, "Nuclear club eyes Indian inclusion, but risks Pakistan's ire" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 24 2015 Diplomats have quietly launched a new push to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability in South Asia, the move could escalate strains with rival Pakistan.... View Source ›

November 24, 2015

"Vienna Hosts Last Iran-IAEA Meeting on Nuclear Program's Military Dimension" Sputnik News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 24 2015 The Austrian capital Vienna will hold a last meeting on Tuesday between representatives of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) prior to the release of a final report from IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on the possible military dimension (PMD) of Iran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

November 24, 2015

"EU launches state aid probe into Hungarian nuclear reactors" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 23 2015 The European Union said Monday it has opened a probe to establish whether Hungary's financing of two new nuclear reactors constitutes illegal state aid.... View Source ›

November 23, 2015

Lidia Kelly and Maria Kiselyova, "Russia formally eases ban on nuclear technology exports to Iran" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 23 2015 President Vladimir Putin has eased an export ban on nuclear equipment and technology to Iran, a Kremlin decree published on Monday showed, after Tehran struck a deal with world powers on its nuclear program in July.... View Source ›

November 23, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, "World powers to help Iran redesign reactor as part of nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 21 2015 Six world powers will help Iran redesign its Arak heavy water reactor so that it cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium, according to a document released by the state news agency IRNA on Saturday.... View Source ›

November 23, 2015

"IAEA to release final report on Iran nuclear case by Dec. 1" Mehr News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 21 2015 Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA says the Agency is currently drafting the final report on Iran’s nuclear program to be released by December 1-2, 2015.... View Source ›

November 23, 2015

Chris Buckley, "China’s Nuclear Vision Collides With Villagers’ Fears" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 21 2015 This placid, leafy hamlet tucked beside a dam in the countryside hardly seems like the next testing ground over China’s efforts to cut smog and greenhouse gases. But here among cornfields and crumbling stone homes skirted by persimmon trees, the government intends to build a nuclear power plant.... View Source ›

November 20, 2015

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Sanctions Might Be Lifted in January as Atomic Gear Removed" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 20 2015 Oil and banking sanctions against Iran might be lifted by mid-January based on the pace at which technicians are removing and mothballing nuclear equipment at the country’s uranium-enrichment facilities.... View Source ›

November 20, 2015

Luke Baker, "Egypt, Russia sign deal to build a nuclear power plant" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 19 2015 Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction.... View Source ›

November 20, 2015

Barbara Lewis and Gergley Szakacs, "EU starts legal action over Hungary nuclear project" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 19 2015 European Union regulators started legal action against Hungary on Thursday over a contract it awarded to Russia's Rosatom to expand the Paks nuclear power plant, but Hungary said it would press ahead with its plans.... View Source ›

November 19, 2015

Shadia Nasralla and Francois Murphy, "Iran starts dismantling nuclear equipment, U.N. report says" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 18 2015 Iran has disconnected almost a quarter of its uranium-enriching centrifuges in less than a month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, suggesting it is racing to implement an agreement restricting its nuclear activities.... View Source ›

November 19, 2015

George Jahn, "UN: Iran cuts down on some, but not all nuke technology" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 18 2015 Iran has started cutting back on some nuclear technology, which could be reengineered to make nuclear weapons, in line with a deal with six world powers, a U.N. nuclear agency report said Wednesday.... View Source ›

November 19, 2015

"Iran, G5+1, EU's Mogherini Ink Document to Redesign Arak Reactor" Fars News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 19 2015 An informed source close to the nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers told FNA on Thursday that the process for the endorsement of Arak reactor redesigning document is complete now and it has been inked by all relevant sides.... View Source ›

November 19, 2015

"Cracks in bricks at core of Hunterston nuclear reacto" BBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 19 2015 Cracks have been discovered in bricks which make up the core of one of two nuclear reactors at the Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire.... View Source ›

November 18, 2015

Carlos Tejada, "China Advances Global Nuclear Ambitions With Argentina Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 17 2015 China struck a deal to build a nuclear reactor in Argentina and the agreement could result in more than 30 billion yuan (about $4.7 billion) in equipment exports, Chinese official media said.... View Source ›

November 18, 2015

"Major work required at Rokkasho for new regulations" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 18 2015 Completion of Japan's Rokkasho reprocessing plant and mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel factory have been postponed by around two years as work continues to comply with new safety requirements.... View Source ›

November 18, 2015

"Technical cooperation for South African and Chinese regulators" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 17 2015 The agreement between South Africa's National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) and China's National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) was signed in Beijing on 12 November by NNR CEO Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka and Li Ganjie, China's vice minister for environmental protection and bureau chief of the NNSA.... View Source ›

November 17, 2015

Walter Pincus, "IAEA’s coming report on Iran will likely give more fodder to deal’s critics" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 16 2015 Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington and Tehran will have their next opportunity to sabotage its implementation when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) releases a report by Dec. 15 on its investigation into Iran’s past nuclear weapons activities.... View Source ›

November 17, 2015

"Second reactor in Japan brought back fully online after Fukushima nuclear crisis" Japan Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 17 2015 Kyushu Electric Power Co. began full-scale commercial operations Tuesday of the second reactor at its two-unit nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture after clearing final inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.... View Source ›

November 17, 2015

Gergely Szakacs, "Hungary to start building new nuclear blocks in 2018" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 17 2015 Hungary plans to start building two new blocks at its Paks nuclear power plant, which supplies about 40 percent of the country's electricity needs, in 2018, Government Commissioner Attila Aszodi said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

November 17, 2015

Li-mei Hoang, "Shares in WS Atkins jump on nuclear services deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 17 2015 Shares in WS Atkins, the British engineering consultancy designing the Riyadh Metro, touched their highest level in 18 months after it announced plans to acquire a nuclear services business.... View Source ›

November 16, 2015

Hooyeon Kim, "North Korea prepares for possible missile launch: Yonhap" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 15 2015 North Korea has declared a no-sail zone off its east coast in a sign it could be preparing a missile launch, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.... View Source ›

November 16, 2015

Hyung-Jin Kim, "Report: UN chief to visit North Korea this week" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 16 2015 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang this week for a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean news report said.... View Source ›

November 16, 2015

"Document on redesigning Arak reactor to be signed Monday" Tehran Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 16 2015 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Sunday that most of the foreign ministers from the 5+1 group have signed a document on redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor and the ones who have not signed it yet will do so soon. ... View Source ›

November 16, 2015

Maximilian Heath, "Argentina says signs nuclear plant construction deals with China" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 15 2015 Argentina has signed two nuclear power plant construction deals with China for about $15 billion, the Argentine government said in a statement on Sunday, calling the deals "a fundamental step toward diversifying our energy matrix."... View Source ›

November 16, 2015

Mari Yamaguchi, "Japan fuel reprocessing plant delayed again, until 2018" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 16 2015 The operator of Japan's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said Monday it was postponing the opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators' lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades.... View Source ›

November 13, 2015

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Nuclear Report at Center of Dispute Said to Come Dec. 2" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 12 2015 The question at the center of Iran’s dispute with world powers might be answered on Dec. 2, when investigators plan to publish a report on Iran’s nuclear past, according to three people familiar with the situation.... View Source ›

November 13, 2015

"Japan regulator wants plutonium reactor operator replaced" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 13 2015 Japan’s nuclear regulator has issued a rare warning to the science minister, telling him to disqualify the operator of a plutonium-burning reactor plagued with poor safety records.... View Source ›

November 13, 2015

"SKorea leader open to NKorea talks if nuclear progress made" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 13 2015 South Korea's president said Friday that she is open to talking directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if the North makes progress in abandoning its nuclear bomb ambitions.... View Source ›

November 13, 2015

Susan Montoya Bryan, "Final settlement on nuke violations has yet to be inked" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 12 2015 Disagreement over money and timing have stalled the signing of an agreement that would settle dozens of violations stemming from a radiation leak at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository in New Mexico, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.... View Source ›

November 13, 2015

Russi Rosendahl, "Finland approves underground nuclear waste storage plan" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 12 2015 Finland has become the first country in the world to give a construction license for a permanent underground nuclear waste repository, the center-right government said on Thursday.... View Source ›

November 12, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, "Iran has stopped dismantling nuclear centrifuges: senior official" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 10 2015 Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, state media reported on Tuesday, days after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.... View Source ›

November 12, 2015

Baik Sungwon, "US Experts: China Frustrated With N. Korea Over Nuclear Issue" Voice of America / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 10 2015 Former U.S. officials say China does not appear to be placing a high priority on resolving disputes over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, which if true could complicate Washington's efforts to resolve the issue.... View Source ›

November 12, 2015

"Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV 'leak'" BBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 12 2015 The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo - called "Status-6" - should not have appeared on Russian TV news.... View Source ›

November 10, 2015

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, "Obama and Netanyahu Seek to Move Past Rift Over Iran Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 09 2015 President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sought on Monday to move beyond their bitter rupture over the Iran nuclear deal, turning the page on a season of poisonous relations during a White House meeting that focused on collaboration over acrimony.... View Source ›

November 10, 2015

"Redesigning Arak reactor will be discussed in Vienna, Zarif says" Tehran Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 10 2015 The Iranian foreign minister said on Monday that the document of redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor will be discussed on the sidelines of the Vienna conference on Syria in which the foreign ministers of the 5+1 countries, which negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran, will be present. ... View Source ›

November 10, 2015

"White House summit pledges to support nuclear development" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 09 2015 The US Administration has underlined its vision of a strong role for nuclear in the country's clean energy strategy. It has announced actions to sustain and finance nuclear energy, including supplements to the Department of Energy's (DOE's) federal loan guarantee solicitation to support nuclear energy projects.... View Source ›

November 9, 2015

"The Pakistan Nuclear Nightmare" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 07 2015 With as many as 120 warheads, Pakistan could in a decade become the world’s third-ranked nuclear power, behind the United States and Russia, but ahead of China, France and Britain.... View Source ›

November 9, 2015

Y. Mallikarjun, "Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired" The Hindu / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 09 2015 India’s 4,000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile, Agni-IV was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.... View Source ›

November 9, 2015

"Second licence renewal for Surry" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 09 2015 Dominion Virginia Power has become the first US utility to notify the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of its intent to seek a second 20-year licence renewal for a nuclear power plant.... View Source ›

November 9, 2015

"Grid connection for first Changjiang unit" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 09 2015 Unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has been connected to the electricity grid, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced today.... View Source ›

November 6, 2015

Jamie McIntyre, "America’s nuclear bomb gets a makeover" PBS Newshour / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 05 2015 Greatly reduced since its Cold War heyday, some say the U.S. nuclear arsenal is overdue for an overhaul. The PBS Newshour got exclusive and unprecedented access to labs and facilities across the country to observe how the B-61 nuclear bomb is being upgraded and modernized. Jamie McIntyre, national security correspondent for Al Jazeera America, reports on special assignment for the NewsHour.... View Source ›

November 6, 2015

"Energy Fuels expands Arizona uranium holding" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 05 2015 Energy Fuels has taken full ownership of the Wate high-grade uranium project in northern Arizona through the acquisition of a 50% interest in the project from Anfield Resources for cash and shares.... View Source ›

November 6, 2015

"Contracts for new Argentine plant ready for signing" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 05 2015 Argentina and China have concluded negotiations on the technical and commercial contracts for the construction of Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant. The text of a framework agreement for construction of a fifth plant has also been agreed.... View Source ›

November 6, 2015

Timothy Cama, "Nuclear power plants warn of closure crisis" The Hill / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 05 2015 The nuclear power industry is sounding the alarm over the latest in a series of plant closures, warning that an energy source central to meeting President Obama’s climate change goals is deteriorating.... View Source ›

November 5, 2015

Aaron Sheldrick, "Iran to meet Rouhani timetable on ending sanctions: nuclear chief" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 05 2015 Iran will fulfill its commitments under the July nuclear agreement with major powers in time to have sanctions, that have crippled its economy, lifted by the end of the year, its atomic energy chief said on Thursday.... View Source ›

November 5, 2015

Sam Wilkin and William Maclean, "Iran's defense hawks prepare for worst after nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 04 2015 As Iran's government promises a new age of prosperity after sanctions, many Iranians are hoping for the best. But the security establishment, with an eye to its political survival, is very publicly preparing for the worst.... View Source ›

November 5, 2015

"North Korea says bold action by US could open path to treaty" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 04 2015 North Korea says the United States needs to end its "nuclear-based threats and blackmail" and respond to the North's recent diplomatic overture to formally end the decades-old Korean conflict. Fighting ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, leaving North and South Korea still technically at war.... View Source ›

November 5, 2015

Eric Johnston, "NRA’s ‘new management’ call for Monju reactor proves divisive" Japan Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 05 2015 Two decades after a sodium leak and fire shut it down and nearly six decades after it was first conceived, the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, suffered another blow Wednesday when the Nuclear Regulation Authority called for it to be turned over to another operator.... View Source ›

November 3, 2015

Jeremy Bender, "North Korea has developed nuclear-capable missiles capable of hitting the US" Business Insider / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 02 2015 North Korea now has a range of ballistic missiles that are thought to be capable of hitting both the US mainland and American interests throughout the Pacific, The Heritage Foundation reports in its 2016 Index of US Military Strength. ... View Source ›

November 3, 2015

"Iran, IAEA Meeting Scheduled in Tehran on Dec. 15: Spokesman" Tasnim News Agency / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 03 2015 Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Tuesday that Iran will hold a meeting with experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) here in Tehran in mid-December.... View Source ›

November 3, 2015

Geert De Clercq, "EU regulation of nuclear decommissioning costs needed -Capgemini" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 02 2015 Europe needs banking-industry style regulation to bring more transparency to the costs of nuclear reactors, consultancy Capgemini said in its annual energy market report.... View Source ›

November 3, 2015

Veronique Lacappa, "Landfill Fire Threatens Nuclear Waste Site Outside St. Louis" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 03 2015 Imagine you are a parent, and that out of the blue, you get a letter from your child's school telling you not to worry — that they're ready to evacuate or shelter in place if an underground fire at a nearby landfill reaches radioactive waste on the same property.... View Source ›

November 2, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Begins Deactivating Centrifuges Under Nuclear Deal’s Terms" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 02 2015 Iran has started decommissioning the first of thousands of centrifuges used for enriching uranium as part of its commitments under the nuclear deal reached with global powers, the head of Iran’s nuclear energy program was quoted as saying during a visit to Japan on Monday.... View Source ›

November 2, 2015

Jess McHugh, "Amid Iran Sanctions Being Lifted, Germany-Iranian Trade Explored, Could Quadruple Bavarian Economic Ties" International Business Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 02 2015 The southern German region of Bavaria aims to increase economic ties with Iran and sent a delegation of businessmen and diplomats to the Middle Eastern nation Saturday to begin building that relationship, the Tehran Times reported Monday. Bavaria has looked to increase trade up to four-fold, one economic minister said.... View Source ›

November 2, 2015

"US, SKorea Express 'Grave Concern' at NKorean Threats" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 02 2015 The U.S. and South Korea expressed "grave concern" Monday over North Korea's stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack.... View Source ›

November 2, 2015

Lisa Beilfuss, "Entergy Swings to Loss on Nuclear Plant Closures" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: November 02 2015 Electric-power producer Entergy Corp. swung to a loss in the third quarter, thanks to impairments stemming from the shuttering of two nuclear power plants.... View Source ›

October 30, 2015

Jack Kim, "North Korea digging tunnel at nuclear test site, possibly for future test: report" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 29 2015 North Korea is digging a new tunnel at its nuclear test site with an eye to conducting more tests of atomic devices in the future, a South Korean news report said on Friday, two days before the leaders of the South, Japan and China meet in Seoul.... View Source ›

October 30, 2015

"Deadly 9.4 sieverts detected outside Fukushima reactor 2 containment vessel; checks stop" JIJI / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 30 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that radiation levels of up to 9.4 sieverts per hour have been detected outside a reactor containment vessel at the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.... View Source ›

October 30, 2015

Miklos Gaspar, "International Security Strengthens as Caribbean Becomes Free of Highly Enriched Uranium" IAEA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 30 2015 Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel earlier this month, decreasing proliferation risks while doubling the reactor’s utilization capacity. The removal of the highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to the United States means the Caribbean region is now completely free of HEU.... View Source ›

October 29, 2015

Sam Wilkin, "Iran considered nuclear weapons during 1980s Iraq war, ex-president says" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 29 2015 Iran considered pursuing a nuclear deterrent when it began its nuclear program in the 1980s, during an eight-year war with Iraq, a former president has been quoted as saying.... View Source ›

October 29, 2015

"Zarif: Arak reactor will be redesigned in phases" Tehran Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says redesigning the Arak nuclear reactor will not be a single project, noting it will be implemented in three phases. ... View Source ›

October 29, 2015

Yeganeh Torbati, "Israel faces threats ranging from rockets to nuclear: defense minister" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 29 2015 Israel faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday during a visit to the United States.... View Source ›

October 29, 2015

Daniel Hurst, "Australia could store nuclear waste for other countries, Malcolm Turnbull says" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 27 2015 Australia should “look closely” at expanding its role in the global nuclear energy industry, including leasing fuel rods to other countries and then storing the waste afterwards, Malcolm Turnbull has said.... View Source ›

October 29, 2015

Rebecca Smith, "Westinghouse Buys CB&I Division to Beef Up Its Nuclear Business" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 Westinghouse Electric Co. is moving to shore up its nuclear-power business by buying out a construction partner it has blamed for problems at the four reactors now being built in the U.S.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

"IAEA Reviews Morocco's Nuclear Infrastructure Development" The News-Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to review infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme in Morocco. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the invitation of the Kingdom of Morocco.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

Rageh Omaar, "ITV News gains rare access to an Iranian nuclear reactor" ITV / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 27 2015 This was an extremely rare visit to one of Iran’s nuclear reactors. No Western television news team had been allowed near one, let alone be allowed to film one. It is one of Iran’s main research reactors and as such it is exactly the kind of facility that not only comes under the terms of Iran’s nuclear deal with six world powers, but it’s also the kind of facility that international inspectors will be monitoring very closely with the co-operation with the Iranian government.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

Daniel Hurst, "Australia could store nuclear waste for other countries, Malcolm Turnbull says" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 27 2015 Australia should “look closely” at expanding its role in the global nuclear energy industry, including leasing fuel rods to other countries and then storing the waste afterwards, Malcolm Turnbull has said.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

Petra, "Jordan, US cooperate to strengthen counter nuclear smuggling capabilities" NOOZZ / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 U.S. and Jordanian officials met October 25 in Amman to advance bilateral cooperation on preventing, detecting, and responding to nuclear smuggling, a statement by the US embassy in Amman said Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

"Decision On Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Sub During Indo-Russian Summit" Defense World / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 Russia has offered to lease another nuclear submarine to India if an agreement for the same is signed at the summit between the two nations in December.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

Anya Litvak, "Westinghouse deal may open path to more nuclear projects" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 After three years of lawsuits and nearly $2 billion in cost overruns on the nation’s first nuclear construction projects in three decades, Westinghouse Electric Co. has worked out a deal that it hopes will hit the reset button and give the nuclear industry a chance to show it can work through problems without imploding.... View Source ›

October 28, 2015

Ariel Ben Solomon, "Former Iran president indirectly admits country sought nuclear weapons" The Jerusalem Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 28 2015 Former Iranian President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani indirectly admitted that his country started a nuclear weapons program during the Iran-Iraq war.... View Source ›

October 27, 2015

Sam Wilkin, "Iran's Rouhani Says Expects Sanctions to Be Lifted by End-2015" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 27 2015 President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed on Tuesday he expected sanctions on Iran to be lifted by year-end, a week after its clerical supreme leader ordered restrictions that could delay the implementation of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.... View Source ›

October 27, 2015

Laura Rozen, "NSC opens office to oversee Iran deal implementation" Al Monitor / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 26 2015 The US National Security Council is joining the State Department in establishing a new office to oversee implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, to be headed by NSC Director for Nonproliferation Paul Irwin, a veteran of the US nuclear negotiating team, US officials tell Al-Monitor.... View Source ›

October 27, 2015

Bryan Bender, "The Obama team eyes another nuclear gamble" Politico / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 26 2015 Weeks after forging President Barack Obama’s Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz are eager to move on to a daunting new challenge: persuading the Senate to reconsider the nuclear test ban treaty that it rejected in 1999.... View Source ›

October 27, 2015

"First Fangchenggang unit connected to grid" World Nuclear News / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 26 2015 Unit 1 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province was connected to the electricity grid yesterday. The unit is expected to start up by the end of this year.... View Source ›

October 26, 2015

Ishaan Tharoor, "Israeli nuclear body endorses Iran deal, report says" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 23 2015 Israel's Atomic Energy Commission, a panel whose members advise the government on nuclear issues, has apparently endorsed the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, according to a report published by the Israeli daily Haaretz. A source "familiar with the commission's stance" told the left-leaning newspaper that its members believed that the deal would effectively curb Iranian ambitions to develop a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

October 26, 2015

"Iran slams US jailing of engineer for documents smuggling" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 25 2015 The Iranian government has criticized a U.S. court's decision to sentence an engineer with dual citizenship to more than eight years in prison for trying to send sensitive military documents to Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.... View Source ›

October 26, 2015

Chaim Levinson, "U.S., Israel to Cooperate on Civilian Nuclear Issues" Haaretz / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 26 2015 In the wake of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the United States has agreed to openly cooperate with Israel on civilian nuclear issues, even though Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.... View Source ›

October 26, 2015

Elizabeth Piper, "Exclusive: UK nuclear deterrent to cost $256 billion, far more than expected" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 25 2015 The overall cost of replacing and maintaining Britain's nuclear deterrent will reach 167 billion pounds ($256 billion), much more than expected, according to a lawmaker's and Reuters' calculations based on official figures.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

Amir Vahdat, "Rouhani: Iran to begin full implementation of nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 The Iranian government will begin fully implementing the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers "with good will," and the work will be done while keeping in mind concerns voiced by Iran's supreme leader, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

Louis Charbonneau and Michele Nichols, "U.N. council will examine details of Iran's missile test -Russia" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 Russia's U.N. envoy on Thursday said the United Nations Security Council will examine the technical details of a ballistic missile test by Iran, which the United States and its European allies have said violated U.N. sanctions.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

David Brunnstrom and Idrees Ali, "Obama urges Pakistan to avoid raising nuclear tensions with new weapons" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 At a time of heightened tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama urged Pakistan on Thursday to avoid developments in its nuclear weapons programme that could increase risks and instability.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

Polina Devitt and Alexander Winning, "U.S. missile shield a threat to Russia's nuclear capability: Putin" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 The expansion of the United States' ballistic missile defense system is a threat to Russia's nuclear capability, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

"Government gives TVA license to operate new nuclear reactor" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 The Spring City reactor that will be the nation’s first new nuclear generating plant of the 21st century has gotten the go-ahead from the federal government.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

Amir Vahdat, "Rouhani: Iran to begin full implementation of nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 The Iranian government will begin fully implementing the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers "with good will," and the work will be done while keeping in mind concerns voiced by Iran's supreme leader, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

Louis Charbonneau and Michele Nichols, "U.N. council will examine details of Iran's missile test -Russia" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 Russia's U.N. envoy on Thursday said the United Nations Security Council will examine the technical details of a ballistic missile test by Iran, which the United States and its European allies have said violated U.N. sanctions.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

David Brunnstrom and Idrees Ali, "Obama urges Pakistan to avoid raising nuclear tensions with new weapons" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 At a time of heightened tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama urged Pakistan on Thursday to avoid developments in its nuclear weapons programme that could increase risks and instability.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

Polina Devitt and Alexander Winning, "U.S. missile shield a threat to Russia's nuclear capability: Putin" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 The expansion of the United States' ballistic missile defense system is a threat to Russia's nuclear capability, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 23, 2015

"Government gives TVA license to operate new nuclear reactor" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 The Spring City reactor that will be the nation’s first new nuclear generating plant of the 21st century has gotten the go-ahead from the federal government.... View Source ›

October 22, 2015

Parisa Hafezi, "Iranian President Welcomes Khamenei's Conditional Approval of Nuclear Deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 22 2015 Iran's president on Thursday welcomed conditional approval of a nuclear agreement with six major powers by the country's top authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's state television reported.... View Source ›

October 22, 2015

Edith M. Lederer, "UN asked to take action against Iran for recent missile test" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 21 2015 The United States, France, Britain and Germany asked the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to investigate and take "appropriate action" against Iran for conducting a ballistic missile test earlier this month, which they say violated U.N. sanctions.... View Source ›

October 22, 2015

Mehreen Zahra-Malik and David Brunnstrom, "Pakistan to tell U.S. it won't accept limits on tactical nuclear arms" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 21 2015 Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will tell U.S. President Barack Obama this week that Islamabad will not accept limits on its use of small tactical nuclear weapons, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday... View Source ›

October 22, 2015

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Angela Keane, "Obama Sets Sights on Pakistan’s Nuclear Program After Iran" Washington Post/Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 21 2015 Obama hosts Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House on Thursday amid speculation that their nations are in talks to limit the scope of Pakistan’s nuclear arms program in return for greater access to technology and fuel for civilian purposes, similar to a U.S. deal with its arch-rival India. Obama also wants Pakistan’s commitment to curb Islamic militants operating within its borders and to play a role in brokering an accord with the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan.... View Source ›

October 22, 2015

Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton, "China's Xi seals nuclear power deal as part of $62 billion splurge in Britain" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 21 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister David Cameron hopes will unleash a wave of investment from the world's second largest economy.... View Source ›

October 21, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Nuclear Deal Wins Endorsement of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 21 2015 Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday publicly endorsed for the first time the July nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, state news agencies reported. But he warned that Tehran expected all sanctions to be lifted, and said that if they were not, Iran would back away from the deal.... View Source ›

October 21, 2015

Parisa Hafezi and Sam Wilkin, "Iran won't give up uranium stockpile until military file closed: Khamenei" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 21 2015 Iran will not give up its stockpile of enriched uranium or repurpose the heavy water nuclear reactor at Arak until the issue of possible military dimensions (PMDs) to its disputed nuclear program is solved, its top leader said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

October 21, 2015

Elizabeth Shim, "No signs of North Korea nuclear test, says former U.S. envoy" UPI / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 20 2015 The United States' special representative for North Korea policy said there are no signs Pyongyang is preparing a nuclear test, the same day Seoul's spy agency made the opposite claim.... View Source ›

October 21, 2015

Alastair Gale, "North Korea May Have Taken Steps for New Nuclear Bomb Test" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 20 2015 North Korea has prepared for a fourth nuclear bomb test, South Korea’s intelligence agency told local lawmakers, as officials from Seoul and Tokyo held a rare meeting to improve ties and discussed Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.... View Source ›

October 21, 2015

Mari Yamaguchi, "Former worker at destroyed Japan nuke plant confirmed to have cancer from radiation exposure" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 20 2015 A man in his 40s who worked at the Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 disaster is the first person confirmed to have developed cancer from radiation exposure, Japan confirmed Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 20, 2015

Alastair Gale, "North Korea May Have Taken Steps for New Nuclear Bomb Test" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 20 2015 North Korea has prepared for a fourth nuclear bomb test, South Korea’s intelligence agency told local lawmakers, as officials from Seoul and Tokyo held a rare meeting to improve ties and discussed Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.... View Source ›

October 20, 2015

"Seoul's spy service says N. Korea preparing for nuclear test" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 20 2015 South Korea's spy service believes North Korea is preparing for a fourth nuclear test but not in the immediate future, according to South Korean lawmakers who attended a closed-door meeting with agency officials Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 20, 2015

Aaron Sheldrick, "Japan acknowledges possible radiation casualty at Fukushima nuclear plant" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 20 2015 Japan on Tuesday acknowledged the first possible casualty from radiation at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, a worker who was diagnosed with cancer after the crisis broke out in 2011.... View Source ›

October 20, 2015

Sally Ho and Ken Ritter, "Monitors arrive after radioactive waste site fire in Nevada" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 19 2015 Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural southern Nevada, state and federal officials said Monday.... View Source ›

October 19, 2015

Felicia Schwartz and Jay Solomon, "Iran Nuclear Deal Formally Adopted" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 19 2015 The Obama administration began implementing its landmark nuclear agreement with Iran with an eye toward lifting expansive sanctions imposed on Tehran in the past decade.... View Source ›

October 19, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "Nuclear deal on Iran program to be implemented this year, says Iranian official" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 19 2015 Iran's nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Monday he expected a deal with six world powers on shrinking Tehran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief to be implemented by year-end.... View Source ›

October 19, 2015

Doina Chiacu, "Obama calls Iran nuclear deal's first step "important milestone"" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 19 2015 U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed "adoption day" of the Iran nuclear agreement on Sunday as the United States approved conditional sanctions waivers to take effect when Tehran curbs its nuclear program.... View Source ›

October 19, 2015

Rania Gamal and Sam Wilkin, "Iran to Up Oil Production One Week After Sanctions-Shana" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 19 2015 Iran will boost its crude oil production within one week once international sanctions are lifted and is determined to regain its lost market share, senior Iranian oil officials reiterated on Monday.... View Source ›

October 19, 2015

Jack Kim, "North Korea rejects more nuclear talks, demands peace treaty with U.S." Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 17 2015 North Korea on Saturday rejected the idea of resuming talks to end its nuclear program, saying previous such attempts ended in failure, and reiterated its demand that Washington come to the table to negotiate a peace treaty.... View Source ›

October 16, 2015

Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla, "U.N. says Iran meets deadline for investigation of nuclear past" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 15 2015 Iran has met a deadline to give the U.N. nuclear watchdog information it needs to assess whether Tehran sought to develop nuclear weapons in the past, the agency said on Thursday, a step towards carrying out a deal between Tehran and world powers.... View Source ›

October 16, 2015

David Brunnstrom, "Obama to discuss nuclear security concerns with Pakistan" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 15 2015 The United States will discuss concerns about the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal during a visit to Washington next week by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the White House said on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 16, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 16 2015 Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal.... View Source ›

October 16, 2015

Matthew Pennington, "NKorea to top agenda as Obama meets SKorean leader" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 16 2015 President Barack Obama is welcoming the leader of South Korea to the White House in a show of unity between close allies looking to deter nuclear-armed North Korea while leaving the door open to negotiations.... View Source ›

October 16, 2015

Kate Holton, "Progress made in Chinese-British nuclear deal - ambassador" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 16 2015 Substantial progress has been made over a deal for two Chinese companies to help finance a British nuclear plant, one of a number of agreements on the table during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Britain next week, his ambassador said.... View Source ›

October 15, 2015

Ali Akbar Dareini, "In final step, top Iranian council approves nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 15 2015 A senior council of Iranian clerics and lawyers on Wednesday approved implementing the landmark nuclear deal with world powers, sealing the final required step in the process despite hard-liners' efforts to derail it.... View Source ›

October 15, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Iran Is Pressed on U.N. Nuclear Probe" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 14 2015 Iran has responded to Western pressure by stepping up at the last minute what had been very limited cooperation with a probe by United Nations atomic agency inspectors into its past nuclear work, diplomats familiar with the investigation say.... View Source ›

October 15, 2015

John Irish, "France says Iran missile test 'worrying' violation of U.N. resolution" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 15 2015 Iran's test of a ballistic missile earlier this week was a clear violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and sends "a worrying message", French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 15, 2015

David E. Sanger, "U.S. Exploring Deal to Limit Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 15 2015 The Obama administration is exploring a deal with Pakistan that would limit the scope of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, the fastest-growing on earth. The discussions are the first in the decade since one of the founders of its nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, was caught selling the country’s nuclear technology around the world.... View Source ›

October 15, 2015

Aaron Sheldrick, "Japan restarts second reactor at Sendai nuclear plant" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 14 2015 Japan restarted a second reactor at the Sendai nuclear plant on the southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday, as the government pushes ahead with an unpopular return to atomic energy in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.... View Source ›

October 14, 2015

Louis Charbonneau and David Alexander, "U.S. to raise Iranian missile test at U.N. Security Council" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 14 2015 A missile test announced by Iran over the weekend was an apparent violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and Washington will raise it at the United Nations, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 14, 2015

Asa Fitch, "Iran Says Missile Didn’t Violate Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 12 2015 Iran didn’t violate the historic nuclear deal it reached with six world powers in July by test-launching a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile this week, deputy Iranian foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said Monday.... View Source ›

October 14, 2015

Jonathan Tirone, "Iran Weapons Probe End Sets Stage for Nuclear Deal to Begin" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 14 2015 United Nations investigators are set on Thursday to end their probe into Iran’s nuclear past, taking the next step toward the lifting of oil and financial sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.... View Source ›

October 14, 2015

Noah Barkin and Vera Eckert, "Germany approves draft law extending nuclear liability" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 14 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday which ensures that utility companies remain liable for costs associated with the shutdown of the country's nuclear power plants.... View Source ›

October 14, 2015

"Massachusetts: With Expenses Rising, Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Will Close" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 13 2015 The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, will close by June 2019 because it is becoming too expensive to run, its owner announced Tuesday.... View Source ›

October 13, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin, "Iranian parliament passes bill approving nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 13 2015 Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday supporting a nuclear deal with world powers, signaling a victory for the government over conservative opponents of the agreement and clearing the way for it to be implemented.... View Source ›

October 13, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Tests Long-Range Missile, Possibly Violating Nuclear Accord" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 11 2015 Iran tested a new guided long-range ballistic missile on Sunday, hours before Parliament, in a rowdy session, approved the generalities of the nuclear agreement reached in July between Iran and world powers, the state news agency IRNA reported.... View Source ›

October 13, 2015

Rania El Gamal, "Iran boosts oil trade via UAE ahead of sanctions relief" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 13 2015 Iran has boosted exports of fuel oil through U.S.-ally the United Arab Emirates and also almost doubled its imports of gasoline, despite Western sanctions, trading sources said.... View Source ›

October 13, 2015

Eric Talmadge, "Iran has boosted exports of fuel oil through U.S.-ally the United Arab Emirates and also almost doubled its imports of gasoline," Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 10 2015 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party by declaring in a rare speech that the North has no intention of straying from the socialist track established by his grandfather and is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States.... View Source ›

October 9, 2015

"A U.S. Negotiator Says There's Still Pending Business With Iran" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 09 2015 Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran nuclear talks, was the third-ranking official at the State Department until she left her position just last week.... View Source ›

October 9, 2015

Keith Ridler, "Idaho nuclear lab director eyes new generation of scientists" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 08 2015 Idaho’s federal nuclear facility can become the nation’s premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region’s economy, the new director says.... View Source ›

October 9, 2015

Yuri Kageyama, "Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 08 2015 A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.... View Source ›

October 9, 2015

Kazuaki Nagata, "New environment chief vows to engage communities targeted for nuclear waste facilityNew environment chief vows to engage communi" Japan Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 09 2015 Newly appointed Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa said Thursday the ministry will continue to lobby Fukushima residents to back the construction of storage and disposal facilities for radioactive waste generated by the Fukushima nuclear crisis.... View Source ›

October 8, 2015

Andrea Shalal, "U.S. says ready to defend against North Korean nuclear threat" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 07 2015 The U.S. government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the U.S. homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level U.S. military official said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

October 8, 2015

Angela Macdonald-Smith and Jenny Wiggins, "Westinghouse eyes Australian nuclear potential, links with local suppliers" The Sydney Morning Herald / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 08 2015 Nuclear technology giant Westinghouse sees the retirement of old coal-fired power plants in Australia as an opportunity for nuclear power and is positioning itself early to inform the political and public debate. ... View Source ›

October 8, 2015

Se Young Jang, "The Repercussions of South Korea’s Pro-Nuclear Energy Policy" The Diplomat / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 08 2015 South Korea has been trying to develop its nuclear energy industry over half a century. Insufficient energy sources, increasing domestic energy consumption, and rising oil prices in the 1970s were significant drivers that turned South Korea into a nuclear energy producer.... View Source ›

October 8, 2015

Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Lee Ferran and James Gordon Meek, "'Failure in Nuclear Security': The Moldova Wake-Up Call" abc news / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 07 2015 Dramatic video released overnight shows what authorities say are the early stages of a nightmare scenario for the U.S.: Criminal gangs with access to nuclear material from Russia, prepared to sell to ISIS.... View Source ›

October 7, 2015

Desmond Butler Vadim Ghirda, "AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 07 2015 In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.... View Source ›

October 7, 2015

Matthew Pennington and Mari Yamaguchi, "US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 07 2015 Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium — and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.... View Source ›

October 7, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Warns Against More U.S.-Iran Talks" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 07 2015 Iran’s highest leader repeated warnings on Wednesday against further negotiations with the United States after the nuclear agreement the countries reached in July. Such talks are “forbidden,” the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told an audience of Revolutionary Guards commanders.... View Source ›

October 7, 2015

"AP Investigation: 5 key findings on nuclear smuggling" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 07 2015 An Associated Press investigation reveals that a remote corner of eastern Europe has become a thriving marketplace for nuclear material aimed at extremists in the Middle East. Here are five key findings:... View Source ›

October 7, 2015

Jim Salter, "Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 06 2015 Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.... View Source ›

October 6, 2015

Osamu Tsukimori and Florence Tan, "Iran's October oil exports head towards 7-month low -source" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 05 2015 Iran's crude sales are on track to hit the lowest in seven months in October, according to a source with knowledge of its preliminary shipping plans, showing how Tehran is struggling to boost oil exports even after reaching a landmark nuclear deal.... View Source ›

October 6, 2015

Asa Fitch, "Iran Needs Economic Reforms to Benefit From Sanctions Relief, IMF Says" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 05 2015 Iran’s economy stands to profit from the nuclear deal it struck with six world powers this summer but only if the government makes major revisions to economic and fiscal policies, an International Monetary Fund official said Monday.... View Source ›

October 6, 2015

Eric Bradner, "Netanyahu on Iran deal: 'Let's look forward'" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 04 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently opposed the recently inked Iran nuclear agreement -- but now he wants to make sure Iran lives up to its end of the pact.... View Source ›

October 6, 2015

"IAEA detects expanded activities at N. Korea's nuclear facility" Yonhap / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 06 2015 The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday his organization has spotted brisk activities at North Korea's main nuclear site.... View Source ›

October 6, 2015

"Nuclear power plants vulnerable to cyberattacks" Deutsche Welle / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 06 2015 The threat of a cyberattack against nuclear power plants has been growing, according to a report. Nuclear facilities are struggling to respond to a host of new vulnerabilities.... View Source ›

October 5, 2015

Yeganeh Torbati, "U.S. enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks: sources" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 05 2015 Addressing concerns that a landmark nuclear deal reached this year could boost Iran's military power, the Obama administration reassured critics that it would maintain and enforce its remaining tough sanctions against the country.... View Source ›

October 5, 2015

"Iranian parliamentary panel gives conditional nod to nuke deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 04 2015 An committee of Iran's conservative-dominated parliament gave its support on Sunday to Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers on condition there would be no foreign inspections of military sites and no curbs on developing its missile programme.... View Source ›

October 5, 2015

Eric Beech and Parisa Hafezi, "Kerry, Iran's Zarif discuss nuclear deal: State Department" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 02 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Friday to discuss implementation of the agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said in a statement.... View Source ›

October 5, 2015

Han Sang Mi, "Analysts: North Korea Unlikely to Fire Rocket at Anniversary" VOA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 02 2015 North Korea may not fire a long-range rocket during the country’s much-touted party anniversary next week, analysts in Seoul say.... View Source ›

October 5, 2015

Kiyoshi Takenaka, "France asks for Japan's participation in nuclear sector reshuffle" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 05 2015 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he proposed to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe that the Japanese nuclear industry participate in the reorganisation of the French nuclear sector.... View Source ›

October 2, 2015

Sam Hananel, "High court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 02 2015 The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 American soldiers in Lebanon.... View Source ›

October 2, 2015

"US Democrats offer plan to track Iran nuclear compliance" Agence France-Presse / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 Acutely aware of Republican fury over the Iran nuclear deal, US Senate Democrats introduced a plan Thursday that helps prevent Tehran from cheating on its obligations under the agreement and boosts security for Israel.... View Source ›

October 2, 2015

George Jahn, "UN spotlight on Mideast crises; Netanyahu blasts Iran deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 In an impassioned speech interspersed with bouts of dramatic silence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned the Iran nuclear deal as empowering Tehran to spread unrest in the Mideast while leaving the country capable of making an atomic bomb.... View Source ›

October 2, 2015

"The Latest: North Korea's FM presses US for peace treaty" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 The latest developments from the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism — the Islamic State in particular — and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):... View Source ›

October 2, 2015

Patricia Zengerle, "Lawmakers push measures to influence Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 Two weeks after efforts to kill the Iran nuclear deal failed in the U.S. Congress, lawmakers were still developing legislation on Thursday seeking to influence, or undermine, the international agreement.... View Source ›

October 1, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 30 2015 The House votes Thursday on a bill aimed at blocking implementation of the Iran nuclear deal until Tehran pays more than $43 billion in damages that U.S. courts have awarded to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror.... View Source ›

October 1, 2015

Parisa Hafezi and Lesley Wroughton, "Normal ties between Iran and U.S. unlikely despite nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 Iran is unlikely to normalize relations with the United States despite a landmark nuclear deal reached with America and other major powers and the first handshake between a U.S. president and a high-ranking Iranian official in more than 30 years.... View Source ›

October 1, 2015

"Iran to allow no more IAEA visit to Parchin: Shamkhani" Tehran Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 30 2015 No other visit from Iran’s Parchin military site will be permitted at any level, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Wednesday. ... View Source ›

October 1, 2015

"Iran Invites Foreign Firms to Develop Its Oil, Gas Industry" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 Iran is inviting foreign investors to actively develop its energy industry after sanctions are expected to ease in 2016, under a nuclear deal between Iran and six global powers, deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi told Reuters on Thursday.... View Source ›

October 1, 2015

Emma Graham-Harrison, "North Korea prepared to launch missiles 'at any time', says ambassador" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: October 01 2015 North Korea will not be deterred from plans to launch controversial long-range missiles by the threat of further sanctions, the country’s ambassador to the UK said in a rare public appearance.... View Source ›

September 30, 2015

Osamu Tsukimori, "Iranian condensate exports at 2015 high as China resumes buying -sources" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 30 2015 Iran's condensate exports in September hit the highest monthly total so far this year, after its top client China resumed buying of the ultra-light crude for the first time in six months, two sources familiar with the matter said.... View Source ›

September 30, 2015

Abigail Williams, "Obama and Iran Foreign Minister Shake Hands at U.N." NBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 President Barack Obama and Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shook hands during a brief exchange at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.... View Source ›

September 30, 2015

Laura Zuckerman, "Ex-Idaho governor sues U.S. to force disclosure of nuclear waste plan" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 A former Idaho governor sued the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday seeking information he said the agency was concealing about a proposal to ship nuclear waste into the state in violation of a 20-year-old federal agreement.... View Source ›

September 30, 2015

Patrick Wintour, "Jeremy Corbyn: I would never use nuclear weapons if I were PM" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 30 2015 Jeremy Corbyn would instruct the UK’s defence chiefs never to use the Trident nuclear weapons system if he became prime minister in 2020, the new Labour leader has confirmed.... View Source ›

September 30, 2015

Catherine Putz, "Citing Iran, South Korea’s President Urges UN to Focus on North Korea" The Diplomat / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly debate yesterday, cited the Iran nuclear deal completed this summer in urging the international community to focus on resolving the North Korean nuclear issue. In addition, she highlighted the need for regional cooperation in northeast Asia.... View Source ›

September 29, 2015

Oren Dorrell, "Iran's President Rouhani wants global role after nuclear deal" USA Today / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 ... View Source ›

September 29, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Parties in Iran Nuclear Deal Aim for Implementation in Early 2016" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 ... View Source ›

September 29, 2015

Rebecca Shimoni Stoil , "Iran, world powers hold ‘excellent’ meeting on nuclear deal" Times of Israel / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 ... View Source ›

September 29, 2015

Oliver Milman, "Nuclear industry to push for Australia to adopt 'clean, affordable power'" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 ... View Source ›

September 29, 2015

L. Todd Wood , "ISIS Planning 'Nuclear Tsunami'" Washington Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 ... View Source ›

September 29, 2015

Elizabeth Shim, "South Korean president calls on North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons" UPI / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 ... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Scott Neuman, "Rouhani: There Are 'Differing Viewpoints' In Iran Over Nuclear Deal" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 27 2015 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells NPR that much like in the United States, there are in his country "two differing viewpoints" on the six-party nuclear deal — one that is cautiously optimistic of success and another that is highly skeptical of Washington's desire to live up to its end of the bargain.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "A Warm Welcome Expected at U.N. for Hassan Rouhani of Iran" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 27 2015 President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Nidhi Verma, "India to pay $700 mln to Iran in outstanding oil dues this week" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 28 2015 India will make a $700 million oil payment to Iran on Wednesday, sources said, the first release of such funds after the July deal that sets the roadmap for the lifting of sanctions aimed at Tehran's nuclear activities.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Jason Bush, "Iran to buy $21 billion in Russian space equipment and aircraft: Sputnik" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 26 2015 Iran has signed contracts worth $21 billion to buy satellite equipment and aircraft from Russia, Manouchehr Manteghi, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization, said in an interview with Russian agency Sputnik on Saturday.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Jack Kim, "Satellite, missile test or space junk? North Korea readies launch" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 26 2015 The satellite that North Korea launched into space three years ago circles the earth every 95 minutes at an altitude of about 540 km (335 miles), its orbit decaying.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Jill Lawless, "UK’s Labour backs down on vote on scrapping nuclear weapons" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 27 2015 Britain’s Labour Party has decided to leave the country’s nuclear weapons alone. The opposition party’s new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, opposes atomic weapons, and had said the issue would be debated at the party’s annual conference, which opened Sunday.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Scott Neuman, "Rouhani: There Are 'Differing Viewpoints' In Iran Over Nuclear Deal" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 27 2015 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells NPR that much like in the United States, there are in his country "two differing viewpoints" on the six-party nuclear deal — one that is cautiously optimistic of success and another that is highly skeptical of Washington's desire to live up to its end of the bargain.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "A Warm Welcome Expected at U.N. for Hassan Rouhani of Iran" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 27 2015 President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Nidhi Verma, "India to pay $700 mln to Iran in outstanding oil dues this week" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 28 2015 India will make a $700 million oil payment to Iran on Wednesday, sources said, the first release of such funds after the July deal that sets the roadmap for the lifting of sanctions aimed at Tehran's nuclear activities.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Jason Bush, "Iran to buy $21 billion in Russian space equipment and aircraft: Sputnik" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 26 2015 Iran has signed contracts worth $21 billion to buy satellite equipment and aircraft from Russia, Manouchehr Manteghi, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization, said in an interview with Russian agency Sputnik on Saturday.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Jack Kim, "Satellite, missile test or space junk? North Korea readies launch" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 26 2015 The satellite that North Korea launched into space three years ago circles the earth every 95 minutes at an altitude of about 540 km (335 miles), its orbit decaying.... View Source ›

September 28, 2015

Jill Lawless, "UK’s Labour backs down on vote on scrapping nuclear weapons" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: Britain’s Labour Party has decided to leave the country’s nuclear weapons alone. The opposition party’s new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, opposes atomic weapons, and had said the issue would be debated at the party’s annual conference, which opened Sunday.... View Source ›

September 25, 2015

George Jahn, "Interview: UN nuke chief pushback against Iran probe critics" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 22 2015 The head of the U.N. nuclear agency pushed back on Thursday against critics questioning the wisdom of letting Iranian experts take samples meant to help determine whether their own country clandestinely worked in the past on atomic arms, saying he is convinced the process was faultless.... View Source ›

September 25, 2015

Pawel Sobczak and Wiktor Szary, "Poland joins flock seeking business in Iran after nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 25 2015 Poland sent a high-level delegation including pharmaceutical, chemical and railway executives to Iran on Friday, joining a string of Western states hoping to exploit opportunities opened by Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers.... View Source ›

September 25, 2015

Matthew Pennington, "NKorea launch unlikely at upcoming anniversary" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 A North Korean long-range rocket launch appears unlikely at the upcoming 70th anniversary of the ruling party, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.... View Source ›

September 25, 2015

Sam Kim, "North Korea Would Pay Price for 4th Nuclear Test, Park Says" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 North Korea will pay a price if it defies the United Nations and follows through on recent threats to conduct a fourth nuclear test or launch a long-range rocket, South Korean President Park Geun Hye said.... View Source ›

September 25, 2015

Adriana Barrera, "Mexico eyes construction of two new nuclear reactors -official" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 Mexico is studying the possibility of adding two new reactors to the country's only nuclear power plant and could decide next year whether to seek permits to build them, a top energy ministry official said.... View Source ›

September 25, 2015

Jean-Baptiste Bey, Michel Rose, and Geert, "France's Fessenheim nuclear plant won't close by 2016 -Hollande" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 France's oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim will not close by 2016, President Francois Hollande was quoted saying on Thursday, going back on a campaign promise, but he added the government will launch "irreversible" procedures for shutting the plant.... View Source ›

September 24, 2015

Patricia Zengerle, "Republican lawmaker raises Iran nuclear deal tax question" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 23 2015 A powerful U.S. Republican lawmaker asked President Barack Obama to explain whether the Iran nuclear agreement would eliminate U.S. tax penalties on companies that do business with Iran.... View Source ›

September 24, 2015

Ben Blanchard, "China Offers Iran Technical Upgrades to Boost Economy" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 A senior Chinese official has offered Iran help with upgrading its manufacturing technology to boost its economy, saying that the two countries are good partners who have weathered many storms together, the government said on Thursday.... View Source ›

September 24, 2015

Roland Oliphant, Justin Huggler, and Raf Sanchez, "Russia threatens US with nuclear arms 'counter-measures" Telegraph / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 23 2015 Russia has threatened to take “countermeasures” if the United States goes ahead with the deployment of a new type of nuclear weapon to bases in Germany, raising fears of a return to a Cold War style arms race in Europe.... View Source ›

September 24, 2015

"No Meeting Scheduled for Pakistan and India at UN General Assembly" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan have no plan to meet at the upcoming U.N. General Assembly, the Pakistani foreign office said on Thursday, scotching speculation that the leaders of the two nations might seek the opportunity to improve rocky ties.... View Source ›

September 24, 2015

"Fermi 2 Plant to Remain Shut Down for Refueling, Maintenance" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 24 2015 DTE Energy Co. says the reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan will remain shut down as refueling and maintenance work is moved up.... View Source ›

September 23, 2015

Richard Cowan and Patricia Zengerle, "Republican Cruz keeps pressure on Iran deal in U.S. budget debate" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 22 2015 Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said on Tuesday that Congress should use legislation funding the government to force President Barack Obama's administration to hand over more information about the nuclear agreement with Iran.... View Source ›

September 23, 2015

"Reports: US nuclear 'upgrades' in Europe" Deutsche Welle / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 23 2015 Upgrades of six US air bases set to stock modernized B61 nuclear bombs are continuing in Turkey and Europe, according to US and German researchers. They claim Turkey's Incirlik base stocks at least 50 such US weapons.... View Source ›

September 23, 2015

"Russia says will respond if US places new nukes in Germany" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 23 2015 The Kremlin says Russia will take countermeasures if the U.S. places new nuclear weapons at a base in Germany.... View Source ›

September 23, 2015

Gene Johnson and Phuong Le, "Chinese president pledges cooperation on cyber issues" Associate Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 22 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China and the United States could work together to address cyber crimes, a problem that has sparked mutual tension.... View Source ›

September 22, 2015

Laurence Norman, "U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Defends Iran Probe" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 22 2015 Iran revealed Monday that it took its own samples at a suspect military site without international inspectors present, sparking fresh criticism in Congress of a United Nations investigation into whether Tehran once worked on nuclear weapons.... View Source ›

September 22, 2015

Alexandra Zavis, "IAEA reports 'significant progress' in its investigation of Iran's nuclear activities" Los Angeles Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 21 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency has made “significant progress” in its investigation of Iran’s nuclear activities, the head of the organization said Monday after a weekend visit during which United Nations officials were granted access to the controversial Parchin military site for the first time in nearly a decade.... View Source ›

September 22, 2015

Doina Chiacu, "White House sees signs Iran cooperating in IAEA nuclear inspections" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 22 2015 The White House said on Monday it was seeing indications Iran was cooperating with inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog and credited tough international sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

September 22, 2015

Paul Sandle and Karolin Schaps, "China could develop and own nuclear plant in Britain: UK finance minister" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 21 2015 China could build and own a nuclear power plant in Britain in future, UK finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, potentially paving the way for China's first nuclear project in the West.... View Source ›

September 22, 2015

Rick Noack, "The nuclear disaster at Fukushima didn’t have to happen" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 22 2015 After a devastating tsunami left 18,000 people dead in 2011, Japan was about to face a potentially more significant disaster as several reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant started to melt down. More than 300,000 people were evacuated.... View Source ›

September 21, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin, "Iranian nuclear experts take Parchin samples without IAEA: IRNA" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 21 2015 Iranian nuclear experts have taken environmental samples from the military base at Parchin without United Nations inspectors being present, the spokesman for Iran's atomic energy agency was quoted as saying on Monday.... View Source ›

September 21, 2015

George Jahn, "UN nuke agency: Iran's role in nuclear probe meets standards" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 21 2015 The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Monday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon were collected by the Iranians instead of agency experts, but insisted the probe stands up to strict agency standards.... View Source ›

September 21, 2015

Laurence Norman, "IAEA Chief Says Significant Progress Made in Probe Into Iran’s Past Nuclear Work" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 21 2015 The head of the United Nations atomic agency said Monday that significant progress has been made in its probe into Iran’s past nuclear work and confirmed that Iranian officials took part in sample-taking at the Parchin military site as part of the agency’s investigation.... View Source ›

September 21, 2015

"IAEA Director General's Remarks to the Press on Visit to Iran" IAEA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 21 2015 Prepared remarks by DG Amano following his visit to Iran.... View Source ›

September 21, 2015

Steve Kroft, "Rouhani talks Iran nuclear deal in "60 Minutes" interview" CBS / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 18 2015 "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft spoke with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran in his first interview with a Western journalist since July's agreement.... View Source ›

September 21, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "Iran Nuclear Deal Is Done, but Not the Debate in Congress" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 19 2015 The 60-day congressional review period has expired, and last week the State Department outlined its plan to put in place an accord that aims to prevent Iran from becoming nuclear-armed. Congress is poised to start cranking out legislation to reinstate sanctions or shore up what some lawmakers say is an ill-fated pact with a state supporter of terrorism.... View Source ›

September 18, 2015

Louis Charbonneau and John Irish, "Experts urge release of details of IAEA inspection at Iran site" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 18 2015 Several nuclear security experts are urging the United Nations nuclear watchdog and world powers to release details of how a sensitive Iranian military site will be inspected as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached in July.... View Source ›

September 18, 2015

Bradley Klapper, "US starts carrying out nuke deal as time expires on GOP" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 17 2015 The Obama administration began carrying out the Iran nuclear deal Thursday as time expired on Republican efforts to derail it, appointing a senior diplomat to ensure that Tehran moves further away from bomb-making capability and outlining a months-long process before Western nations will start easing economic sanctions.... View Source ›

September 18, 2015

Patricia Zengerle, "Last bid to kill Iran nuclear deal blocked in Senate" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 17 2015 U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal for a third time, securing perhaps the greatest foreign policy win of President Barack Obama's six years in office and clearing the way to implement the accord.... View Source ›

September 18, 2015

George Jahn, "UN nuclear conference votes down anti-Israel resolution" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 17 2015 n Arab-led attempt to censure Israel over its "nuclear capabilities" failed Thursday, with states backing the Jewish state at the U.N atomic agency's annual meeting voting down a resolution critical of the Jewish state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the result as a "great victory."... View Source ›

September 18, 2015

Christopher Bodeen, "China to respond firmly to any North Korea nuke test" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 18 2015 If North Korea launches a rocket into space or conducts a nuclear test in the coming weeks, as observers suspect it may, China is certain to respond angrily, and perhaps with an unprecedented level of economic punishment. The question is whether North Korea can be swayed even by its most important ally.... View Source ›

September 17, 2015

Paul Armstrong and Jethro Mullen, "Kerry: North Korea sanctions over nuclear weapons may not be enough" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 17 2015 North Korea will not be allowed to become a nuclear weapons state -- even if it takes more than sanctions to convince them, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned.... View Source ›

September 17, 2015

"North Korea will not be allowed to become a nuclear weapons state -- even if it takes more than sanctions to convince them, U.S." Agence France-Presse / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 16 2015 North Korea would face “severe consequences” if it continued with its announced decision to restart a nuclear reactor, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, has said.... View Source ›

September 17, 2015

Felicia Schwartz, "Candidates Splinter on Iran Nuclear Deal at GOP Debate" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 16 2015 Republican presidential candidates splintered on Wednesday night over how to deal with a tentative nuclear agreement with Iran, with some saying they would void it immediately and others saying they would be more cautious and monitor Iran’s behavior.... View Source ›

September 16, 2015

Laurence Norman, "U.N. Sends Experts to Iran to Discuss Past Nuclear Work" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 The United Nations atomic agency has sent a team of experts to Iran to discuss Tehran’s past nuclear work, according to a person familiar with the situation, while the chief of the agency could visit Iran in coming days.... View Source ›

September 16, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "Senate Dems block vote to disapprove of Iran deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 For the second time, Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a vote to move forward on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, protecting President Barack Obama's key foreign policy initiative.... View Source ›

September 16, 2015

Choe Sang-Hun, "North Korea Says It Is Bolstering Its Nuclear Arsenal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 North Korea said on Tuesday that it was improving its nuclear arsenal in both “quality and quantity,” reaffirming that the country’s main nuclear complex, including its only disclosed uranium-enrichment plant, was in full operation.... View Source ›

September 16, 2015

Julian Borger, "North Korea's renewed nuclear threat keeps experts guessing" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 North Korea’s announcement that it had revamped and relaunched its nuclear weapons complex a day after threatening new launches is meant to signal a renewed determination to build long-range nuclear missiles.... View Source ›

September 16, 2015

Eric Talmadge, "With a rocket's red glare? N. Korea gears up for major fete" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 16 2015 China just put on a big military parade, a few months after Russia did the same. But there's no country more adept at putting on elaborate, massive displays of state power than North Korea, the undisputed goose-stepping capital of the world, and next month, Pyongyang will stage what is likely to be its biggest celebration in years.... View Source ›

September 15, 2015

Michael Martina, "UPDATE 3-North Korea says main nuclear complex operational, warns U.S." Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex was operating and it was working to improve the "quality and quantity" of its weapons which it could use against the United States at "any time".... View Source ›

September 15, 2015

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Additional reporting by Shadia Nasralla; Writing by Sam Wilkin; Editing by Andrew Heavens, "U.N. nuclear chief to visit Tehran this week - Iranian official" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog will visit Tehran this week, joining a group of experts who were due to fly late on Monday, Iran's top nuclear official said.... View Source ›

September 15, 2015

Writing by Parisa Hafezi, Editing by William Maclean and Peter Millership, "Rouhani's Nuclear Dividend to Feature in Iranian Elections" NY Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 15 2015 Iran's nuclear deal may be eroding its isolation overseas, but at home it is deepening political infighting within the country's complex power structure before two important elections, officials and analysts say.... View Source ›

September 15, 2015

LAURENCE NORMAN, "U.S. Energy Secretary Says Iran Has ‘Big Job’ on Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 14 2015 It remains unclear how long it will take to implement the nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers and lift sanctions on Tehran, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday, with Iran still having a “big job” ahead to meet its commitments.... View Source ›

September 15, 2015

GERALD F. SEIB, "Iran Nuclear Deal Lands In the Middle of 2016 Debate" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: The issue’s new prominence figures to be on display on national television Wednesday night at the second Republican presidential debate. The debate is being co-moderated by conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, who has shown an eagerness to bore in on foreign-policy topics with GOP contenders.... View Source ›

September 14, 2015

Edith M. Lederer, "UN official urges Iran to sign nuclear test ban treaty" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 12 2015 The head of the U.N.’s nuclear test ban treaty organization says Iran should follow up on its historic nuclear deal with world powers by ratifying the treaty and assuring it will never conduct a nuclear test explosion.... View Source ›

September 14, 2015

TIM ARANGO and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, "U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge" NY Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 12 2015 BAGHDAD — American troops advising Iraqi security forces in restive Anbar Province are sharing a base with odd bedfellows: an Iranian-backed militia that once killed United States soldiers. Both are fighting the militants of the Islamic State.... View Source ›

September 14, 2015

PAUL RICHTER, PATRICK J. MCDONNELL AND RAMIN MOSTAGHIM, "Iran's supreme leader keeps his distance from nuclear deal" Los Angeles Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 11 2015 Even as the White House celebrates a victory over Republican-led efforts to block the nuclear deal with Iran, concern persists over possible opposition from a different source: Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.... View Source ›

September 14, 2015

Sam Wilkin, "Iran nuclear official says uranium exploration results promising" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 13 2015 Preliminary exploration surveys for raw uranium in Iran are progressing well but it is too early to announce any discoveries, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEOI) was quoted as saying on Sunday.... View Source ›

September 14, 2015

Megha Rajagopalan, "China plans meeting in bid to revive stalled North Korea nuclear talks" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 14 2015 A Chinese government-backed think-tank will host a forum with officials from six countries involved in stalled talks on North Korea's banned nuclear weapons program, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, in China's latest push to resume discussions.... View Source ›

September 11, 2015

Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan, "Senate Democrats block effort to kill Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 10 2015 U.S. President Barack Obama achieved perhaps the greatest foreign policy victory of his six years in office on Thursday, when a Republican-backed effort to kill the Iran nuclear agreement was narrowly blocked in the U.S. Senate, clearing the way for the deal's implementation.... View Source ›

September 11, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "House continues effort to snarl Iran nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 11 2015 The House is continuing to flex its muscles on the Iran nuclear deal even though the Senate has already sealed its fate in Congress.... View Source ›

September 11, 2015

Michael R. Gordon, "Sanctions Debate Emerges From Shadow of Iran Nuclear Accord" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 11 2015 President Obama, in advance of his victory in Congress on Thursday on the Iran nuclear deal, focused on centrifuge numbers, uranium stockpiles and the breakout time to build a bomb. But now, as the agreement is carried out, he will face a new battle over how stringently to impose economic sanctions on Iran.... View Source ›

September 11, 2015

Michael R. Gordon and David E. Sanger, "Next Steps in Putting Iran Nuclear Deal Into Effect" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 10 2015 With Senate Democrats blocking passage of a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear deal, the attention will shift from the halls of Congress to the nations and international agencies that must put the accord into effect. Here’s what happens next.... View Source ›

September 11, 2015

Sui-Lee Wee, "Iran's foreign minister to visit China to discuss nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 11 2015 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Beijing next week to discuss Iran's nuclear agreement and efforts to boost ties with China, China's foreign ministry said on Friday.... View Source ›

September 10, 2015

Francois Murphy, "U.N. nuclearewatchdog sends Iran questions on past activities" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it had sent questions to Iran over "ambiguities" in its submissions as the agency assesses whether Tehran's past activities were entirely peaceful, an assessment crucial to a diplomatic pact with Iran.... View Source ›

September 10, 2015

David M. Herszenhorn, "Iran Deal Debate Delayed as Talk of Secret Deals Divides G.O.P." New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 Confronted with a rank-and-file uprising, House Republican leaders on Wednesday abruptly shifted tactics in their battle against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, splitting off from their Senate colleagues and all but ensuring that no legislation opposing the accord will emerge from Congress this month.... View Source ›

September 10, 2015

Deb Riechmann and Erica Werner, "Republicans try to derail Iran nuclear deal in the House" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 10 2015 Conservative House Republicans have embarked on an eleventh-hour political maneuver to derail the Iranian nuclear deal, saying they can't vote on it until the president coughs up copies of side deals Tehran negotiated with atomic inspectors.... View Source ›

September 10, 2015

Arshad Mohammed and Emily Stephenson, "Democrat Clinton says would penalize Iran for any nuclear deal violations" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said if she were U.S. president, she would impose penalties on Iran for even small violations of the new nuclear deal and would take military action if Iran tried to obtain a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

September 10, 2015

Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz, "Trump, Cruz pair up against Iran deal at Capitol rally" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 epublican presidential rivals and friends-for-now Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Wednesday savaged the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, calling it an incompetently negotiated deal that will cost "countless" American and Israeli lives.... View Source ›

September 10, 2015

Brian Todd, "Is North Korea preparing nuke test?" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 (VIDEO) U.S. and United Nations officials say there is new concern over the possible expansion of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. CNN's Brian Todd reports.... View Source ›

September 9, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, "Khamenei says Iran will not negotiate with U.S. beyond nuclear talks" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 Iran's Supreme Leader has said Tehran will not negotiate with the United States on any issue after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers in July, according to his official website on Wednesday.... View Source ›

September 9, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "Iran nuclear deal gains momentum; opponents step up pressure" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 The Iran nuclear deal is taking center stage in the presidential campaign as the agreement gains steam on Capitol Hill and lawmakers prepare for what could be the most consequential foreign policy vote of their careers.... View Source ›

September 9, 2015

"Hillary Clinton to Announce Plan to Counter Iran" NBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 09 2015 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday morning will outline her plan to counter Iran's influence in the Middle East, supporting the proposed nuclear agreement but urging the administration to take a stance of "distrust and verify."... View Source ›

September 9, 2015

Steve Inskeep, "Transcript: Ali Larijani's Full NPR Interview On Iran Nuclear Deal" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 08 2015 In an interview in New York with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, the speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, discusses the nuclear deal, the possibility of new sanctions on Iran and the "practical" ways to liberate American prisoners.... View Source ›

September 8, 2015

Laurence Norman, "U.N.’s Amano Says Iran Nuclear Probe Will Be Ready Mid-December" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 07 2015 The head of the United Nations atomic energy agency said Monday he believes the probe into Iran’s past nuclear activities will be wrapped up on time by mid-December, even though he acknowledged “much work” still needs doing to shed light on Tehran’s past actions.... View Source ›

September 8, 2015

Erica Werner, "Congress plunging into debate on Iran nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 08 2015 Lawmakers returning to Washington from their summer recess are plunging immediately into bitter, partisan debate over the Iran nuclear accord.... View Source ›

September 8, 2015

Steve Inskeep, "Iran Parliament Chief: Nuclear Deal Is 'Acceptable,' U.S. Interpretation Is Not" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 08 2015 The leader of Iran's legislature has definite views on his country's nuclear deal with world powers.... View Source ›

September 8, 2015

Michael Bowman, "On Iran Nuclear Pact, Undecided Senators Dwindling" VOA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 06 2015 As U.S. lawmakers prepare to return to Washington from a month-long recess, a flurry of senators have announced their positions on the international nuclear accord with Iran. The pact has more than enough support to survive, but still lacks the backing required to prevent Congress from passing an initial resolution of disapproval.... View Source ›

September 8, 2015

Francois Murphy, "North Korea apparently building at nuclear site, IAEA says" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 07 2015 North Korea appears to be renovating and building facilities at its Yongbyon nuclear site, a central element of its atomic weapons program, the U.N. nuclear agency's head said on Monday.... View Source ›

September 4, 2015

Louis Charbonneau, "Iran parliament debate on nuclear deal will be heated: speaker" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 The speaker of Iran's parliament on Thursday predicted that the debate among Iranian lawmakers on the nuclear agreement between Tehran and major powers will likely be more dramatic than in the U.S. Congress, where Republicans have sought to kill the deal.... View Source ›

September 4, 2015

Jay Solomon, "Iran Leaders Say Parliament Will Have Final Say on Fate of Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 Iran’s parliament will have the final say on approving or rejecting the landmark nuclear agreement forged with world powers in July, top Iranian officials said Thursday, raising fresh uncertainty about the deal.... View Source ›

September 4, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink Somini Sengupta, "Iran’s Supreme Leader Orders Parliament to Vote on Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 A day after President Obama secured enough votes to ensure approval of the Iranian nuclear deal in the United States Congress, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday ordered Parliament to vote on the agreement and threatened to cancel the pact entirely if the West merely suspended, rather than canceled, economic sanctions, state news media reported.... View Source ›

September 4, 2015

Patricia Zengerle, "Three more Senate Democrats back Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 Support for the Iran nuclear deal rose in the U.S. Senate on Thursday as three more Democratic senators, Cory Booker, Mark Warner and Heidi Heitkamp, said they would back the agreement.... View Source ›

September 4, 2015

"Japan to lift evacuation order for Fukushima town of Narah" JIJI / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 04 2015 The government is set to lift at midnight Friday its evacuation order for the Fukushima Prefecture town of Naraha, most of which is located within 20 kilometers of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.... View Source ›

September 3, 2015

Kristina Peterson and Carol E. Lee, "Obama Secures 34 Senators’ Support for Iran Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 02 2015 President Barack Obama clinched enough support in Congress to all but ensure he can implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran, but opposition at home and global turbulence could inject volatility into coming votes on Capitol Hill.... View Source ›

September 3, 2015

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran’s Supreme Leader Orders Lawmakers to Vote on Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has ordered Parliament to vote on an agreement to curb the country’s nuclear program, the state news media reported on Thursday, announcing his decision a day after President Obama secured enough votes to ensure approval of the deal in the United States.... View Source ›

September 3, 2015

Nasser Karimi, "Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.... View Source ›

September 3, 2015

Michele Kelemen, "An Unanswered Question About Iran's Nuclear Program" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 03 2015 Ever since the U.S. and its partners finalized the nuclear deal with Iran in July, Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to downplay what diplomats call the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.... View Source ›

September 3, 2015

Peroshni Govender, "S.Africa may expand nuclear power to cut reliance on coal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 02 2015 South Africa's future energy mix could have an even higher share of nuclear power than the planned 9,600 megawatts (MW), as it aims to cut reliance on polluting coal-fired power stations, a government official said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

September 2, 2015

Patricia Zengerle, "U.S. Senator Mikulski gives Obama key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 02 2015 Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski said on Wednesday she will support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving of the deal.... View Source ›

September 2, 2015

Matthew Lee, "Kerry to outline US assurances to Israel, Gulf to lawmakers" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 01 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal.... View Source ›

September 2, 2015

Erica Werner, "Senate Dems have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 01 2015 Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, ensuring a landmark victory for President Barack Obama over ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.... View Source ›

September 2, 2015

Ben Blanchard, "China's Xi urges resumption of North Korea nuclear talksChina's Xi urges resumption of North Korea nuclear talks" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 02 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a resumption of multilateral nuclear talks with North Korea on Wednesday and said he opposed any move to worsen tension.... View Source ›

September 2, 2015

Peroshni Govender, "South Africa may increase nuclear power -newspaper" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 02 2015 South Africa's future energy mix could include an even higher share for nuclear power than the 9,600 megawatts (MW) already planned, the Business Day newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing an interview with a government official.... View Source ›

September 1, 2015

"Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 31 2015 Iran's Parliament speaker said Monday that he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers aimed at reining in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.... View Source ›

September 1, 2015

Dan Elliott, "Energy Chief: US Has Ability to Monitor Iran Nuclear Program" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 31 2015 The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.... View Source ›

September 1, 2015

Alexander Burns, "Iran Nuclear Deal Gains Momentum With Endorsements of Four House Democrats" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 31 2015 Three House Democrats from New York and a House Democrat from Florida who is running for a Senate seat endorsed President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran on Monday, lending fresh momentum to the pact from political quarters that once appeared most leery of it.... View Source ›

September 1, 2015

Wendell Roelf, "South Africa's government pledges transparency on nuclear agreement" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 01 2015 South Africa's energy minister pledged transparency in the country's efforts to seek a nuclear agreement on Tuesday, seeking to reassure opposition parties who have accused the government of favouring a deal with Russia.... View Source ›

September 1, 2015

Louis Charbonneau, "Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise: IAEA" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 31 2015 An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in a report released on Monday.... View Source ›

August 31, 2015

Jim Acosta, "John Kerry to give major speech on Iran nuclear deal Wednesday" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 31 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a major speech on the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, CNN has learned. Kerry will use the speech to defend the merits of the agreement and respond to its critics.... View Source ›

August 31, 2015

Alina Selyukh and Eric Walsh, "Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 30 2015 U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.... View Source ›

August 31, 2015

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal, says it should not become obligation" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 29 2015 President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.... View Source ›

August 31, 2015

Li Jing, "China is taking charge of a key element in Iran's nuclear deal" Business Insider / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 29 2015 Iranian Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also head of the country's Atomic Energy Organisation, on Friday said China would play "a leading role" in redesigning the Arak heavy-water reactor to significantly reduce its plutonium output. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-role-in-iran-nuclear-deal-2015-8#ixzz3kOy3ln3m... View Source ›

August 31, 2015

"Kim Jong Un sacks top officials after standoff with Seoul eases" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 28 2015 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.... View Source ›

August 28, 2015

Laurence Norman, "New Construction Activity Reported at Controversial Iranian Facility" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 27 2015 Iran has carried out fresh construction work at the Parchin military site, according to the United Nations atomic agency—raising new concerns the nation is seeking to erase evidence of alleged past nuclear activities.... View Source ›

August 28, 2015

"US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 28 2015 The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.... View Source ›

August 28, 2015

Bradley Klapper, "IAEA reports Iran broadly complying with nuclear accords" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 27 2015 Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Thursday in its first update since last month's deal between Tehran and world powers. It noted concern, however, with an Iranian military site where nuclear weapons work may have occurred more than a decade ago.... View Source ›

August 28, 2015

Scott Neuman, "Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 27 2015 Pakistan could have 350 nuclear warheads sometime in the next decade, becoming the world's No. 3 nuclear power by outpacing rival India and several other nations in bomb-making, according to a new report issued by two think tanks.... View Source ›

August 28, 2015

Ian Williams, "North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Might Sealed Deal With South" NBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 28 2015 Nuclear weapons secured the deal with South Korea and ended a dangerous military standoff, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.... View Source ›

August 27, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "Iran may have built extension at disputed military site: U.N. nuclear watchdog" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 27 2015 Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity.... View Source ›

August 27, 2015

Saushan Nurshayeva, "Kazakhstan to host IAEA nuclear fuel bank to assist non-proliferation" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 27 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the first internationally-controlled bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear proliferation.... View Source ›

August 27, 2015

Carol Morello, "Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 26 2015 A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.... View Source ›

August 27, 2015

Tim Craig, "Report: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 27 2015 A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade.... View Source ›

August 27, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin, "Hoping for domestic reform, Iranian activists back nuclear deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 26 2015 Iranian pro-democracy activists, lawyers and artists have thrown their weight behind last month's nuclear deal with world powers, hoping it will lead to a promised political opening that President Hassan Rouhani has so far failed to deliver.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Iran Pushes Back on Nuclear Disclosure at Vienna IAEA Meeting" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 Iranian officials warned the United Nations atomic agency not to bow to pressure from U.S. lawmakers to detail its probe into Tehran’s past nuclear work, warning Iran will “not accept” any leaks of their discussions.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

George Jahn, "UN nuclear chief: Iran has provided 'substantive volume' of info on alleged atomic arms work" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 Iran has provided a "substantive volume" of information to the U.N. atomic agency on allegations that it worked on nuclear arms, the agency's chief said Tuesday, but declined to characterize the value of the documents.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

"IAEA Board Discusses Safeguards Implementation in Iran (video)" IAEA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 26 2015 IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano today addressed the Agency’s Board of Governors. The meeting was convened to consider the UN Security Council’s request for the IAEA to undertake verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

Carl Hulse, "Weighing the Odds in Fight Over Iran Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 After Congress passes foreign policy legislation that the president strongly opposes, he vetoes the bill, saying it unlawfully restricts executive authority. Lawmakers refuse to accept the action and override the veto, with the Senate quickly following the House.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

"Fishermen OK Tepco plan to dump water from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into sea" Japan Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 26 2015 Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday approved a plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to take contaminated groundwater that’s continuously flowing into the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and dump it into the ocean after removing most of the radioactive materials from it.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Iran Pushes Back on Nuclear Disclosure at Vienna IAEA Meeting" Wall Street Journalo / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 Iranian officials warned the United Nations atomic agency not to bow to pressure from U.S. lawmakers to detail its probe into Tehran’s past nuclear work, warning Iran will “not accept” any leaks of their discussions.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

George Jahn, "UN nuclear chief: Iran has provided 'substantive volume' of info on alleged atomic arms work" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 Iran has provided a "substantive volume" of information to the U.N. atomic agency on allegations that it worked on nuclear arms, the agency's chief said Tuesday, but declined to characterize the value of the documents.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

"IAEA Board Discusses Safeguards Implementation in Iran (video)" IAEA / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 26 2015 IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano today addressed the Agency’s Board of Governors. The meeting was convened to consider the UN Security Council’s request for the IAEA to undertake verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

Carl Hulse, "Weighing the Odds in Fight Over Iran Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 After Congress passes foreign policy legislation that the president strongly opposes, he vetoes the bill, saying it unlawfully restricts executive authority. Lawmakers refuse to accept the action and override the veto, with the Senate quickly following the House.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

"Fishermen OK Tepco plan to dump water from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into sea" Japan Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 26 2015 Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday approved a plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to take contaminated groundwater that’s continuously flowing into the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and dump it into the ocean after removing most of the radioactive materials from it.... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "IAEA says Iran sent "substantive" data over its nuclear past" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday it received "substantive" amounts of information from Iran to quell concerns its nuclear past might have had military aspects, although it was too early to draw conclusions from it.... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "IAEA asks member states for more money for Iran nuclear work" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 The U.N. nuclear watchdog has asked its member states for more money to carry out its role under a deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program, its chief Yukiya Amano said on Tuesday, saying current funds would run out next month... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "U.S. says will make sure IAEA has enough money for Iran work" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 The United States said on Tuesday it will make sure the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has enough money to report on Iran's past, present and future nuclear programs.... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Laurence Norman, "U.N. Atomic Agency Board to Meet for First Time Since Iran Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 24 2015 Senior diplomats from the United Nations’ atomic agency will meet Tuesday for the first time since Iran signed a final nuclear agreement with six world powers on July 14, amid criticism about the agency’s handling of a probe into Iran’s past nuclear work.... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Ju-Min Park and Tony Munroe, "North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 25 2015 North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders.... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Geoff Brumfiel, "Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima" NPR / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 24 2015 It's one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space.... View Source ›

August 24, 2015

Maayan Lubell, "Netanyahu pressed for Iran attacks, but was denied: ex-defense chief" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 22 2015 Israel's political leaders pushed to attack Iran at least three times in the past few years but had to back down on the advice of the military and due to concerns about its ally the United States, former defense minister Ehud Barak said.... View Source ›

August 24, 2015

Jesse J. Holland, "Reid says he's going to support Obama's Iran nuclear deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 23 2015 Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Sunday threw his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, saying "it is the best path to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."... View Source ›

August 24, 2015

Ted Barrett, "Forget a veto override; Democrats hope to prevent a 'no' vote on the Iran deal" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 22 2015 Democrats have picked up enough congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal that they are now hoping not merely to sustain any White House veto of a resolution rejecting the agreement but also to prevent the resolution from even reaching the President's desk.... View Source ›

August 24, 2015

Guy Faulconbridge, "Britain reopens embassy in Iran ransacked in 2011" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 23 2015 Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a striking signal of how Western ties with Iran have thawed since protesters stormed the compound nearly four years ago.... View Source ›

August 24, 2015

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, "Seoul takes hard line as talks between rival Koreas drag on" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 24 2015 South Korea's president vowed a hard line on Monday as marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war.... View Source ›

August 21, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Head of U.N. Nuclear Agency Responds to Criticism of Its Iran Probe" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 The head of the United Nations agency charged with leading an investigation into Iran’s past nuclear activities defended the probe, hitting back at suggestions that the watchdog had ceded control of inspection of one important site to Iran.... View Source ›

August 21, 2015

Laura Koran, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta, "U.S. acknowledges likely Iranian role in nuclear site inspections" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 The Obama administration is acknowledging that Iranians would be involved in inspections of the sensitive Parchin military site under a draft arrangement with the U.N., but officials are stressing that they are not the only ones who would be investigating the Iranian location long believed to have hosted covert militarized nuclear activity.... View Source ›

August 21, 2015

Karen DeYoung, "Atomic energy watchdog says critics ‘misrepresent’ Iran nuclear agreement" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 The international watchdog agency charged with verifying Iran’s compliance with the recent nuclear deal said Thursday that critics of the deal “misrepresent” its plans for doing so.... View Source ›

August 21, 2015

Alexander Burns, "Jerrold Nadler, New York Congressman, Is to Endorse Iran Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 21 2015 Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York will endorse President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, becoming the lone Jewish member of Congress from the state to back the contested arms-control agreement.... View Source ›

August 20, 2015

George Jahn, "AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 19 2015 Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.... View Source ›

August 20, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "IAEA says report Iran to inspect own military site is 'misrepresentation'" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it is satisfied with access Iran will grant it to the Parchin military site, suspected by some states of having in the past hosted Iranian experiments related to atomic bombs.... View Source ›

August 20, 2015

Erica Werner and George Jahn, "Report on Iran side deal angers GOP, House Dems claims votes" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal is flaring over revelations of a secret side agreement involving Iranian inspections. But House Democrats are shrugging off the report and claiming they have the votes to back up Obama anyway.... View Source ›

August 20, 2015

Erica Werner, "Pelosi: House Democrats will sustain Obama veto on Iran deal" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 House Democrats have the votes, if necessary, to uphold President Barack Obama's veto of a resolution against his Iran nuclear deal, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 20, 2015

Stella Kim and Alastair Jamieson, "North Korea Exchanges Fire With South Korea Over Loudspeaker" NBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 20 2015 North Korea fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts — and South Korea fired back, officials said.... View Source ›

August 19, 2015

Michael R. Gordon, "Robert Menendez Says He’ll Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 18 2015 Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, said Tuesday that he would vote against the nuclear accord with Iran, contending the agreement did not go far enough to limit Tehran’s potential to pursue a weapons program.... View Source ›

August 19, 2015

Erica Werner and David Porter, "Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 18 2015 The fiercely contested Iran nuclear deal will likely survive in Congress despite unified GOP opposition and some Democratic defections, the top Senate Republican says. That would mean a major foreign policy win for President Barack Obama.... View Source ›

August 19, 2015

Steve Bene, "Iran deal quietly picks up some GOP backers" MSNBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 At last count, the number of congressional Republican supporting the international nuclear agreement with Iran is exactly zero. But away from Capitol Hill, it’s a very different story.... View Source ›

August 19, 2015

Sam Wilkin, "Iran plans to sign contract for Russian S-300 missiles next week" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 18 2015 Aug 18 Iran will sign a contract with Russia next week to buy four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, the Iranian defence minister said on Tuesday, bringing Tehran closer to acquiring an advanced air defence capability.... View Source ›

August 19, 2015

Osamu Tsukimori, Kiyoshi Takenaka, and Aaron Sheldrick, "Japan and Iran are preparing for deals after nuclear sanctions end" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 19 2015 Japan and Iran will start negotiations on an investment accord once sanctions are lifted following last month's landmark international deal on Tehran's nuclear program, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing Japanese government sources.... View Source ›

August 18, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin, "Iran still closed to U.S. influence after nuclear deal: Khamenei" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 01 2015 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.... View Source ›

August 18, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "Use Iran deal to prevent nuclear weapons free-for-all, treaty body says" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 The head of the body trying to secure ratification of a global ban on nuclear testing urged world leaders on Monday to use the momentum of an atomic deal with Iran to prevent a slide towards a nuclear weapons free-for-all.... View Source ›

August 18, 2015

Arash Karami, "Araghchi: Iran's nuclear achievements led to agreement" Al Monitor / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 Iranian negotiator Seyed Abbas Araghchi said that Iran had decided to achieve an "irreversible" amount of progress in nuclear program before entering new round of talks. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/08/iran-nuclear-talks-agreement.html#ixzz3jB7JEakr... View Source ›

August 18, 2015

Editorial Board, "The world can’t ignore North Korea’s nuclear progression" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 CHARTING THE course of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program has always required painstaking detective work. Because the country is so closed to outsiders, hints have been drawn from sources such as atmospheric samples, seismic data and satellite photographs. A new building or roof on an industrial factory has often pointed to activity inside. North Korea once gave a visiting American scientist an eyeful: a sprawling array of new uranium enrichment centrifuges that hadn’t been detected previously.... View Source ›

August 18, 2015

Kentaro Hamada, "Fukushima operator's mounting legal woes to fuel nuclear opposition" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator.... View Source ›

August 17, 2015

Laurence Norman, "Iran Submits Information on Past Nuclear Work to U.N. Agency" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 15 2015 Iran has submitted documents and material about its past nuclear work on time, the United Nations’ nuclear oversight agency said Saturday, but it provided no assessment of how much clarity the new information shed on Tehran’s past activities.... View Source ›

August 17, 2015

Deb Riechmann, "Iran nuclear deal could survive even if Congress disapproves" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game over for the White House.... View Source ›

August 17, 2015

Nasser Karimi, "Iran supreme leader says fate of nuclear deal still unclear" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday the fate of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is still unclear as lawmakers in both the Islamic Republic and the U.S. review it.... View Source ›

August 17, 2015

Ahmed Hagagy, Mahmoud Harby, and Sami Aboudi, "Arms seized in Kuwait came from Iran: Kuwaiti newspapers" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 16 2015 A huge arms cache seized in Kuwait last week was smuggled into the country from Iran, two Kuwaiti newspapers reported on Sunday.... View Source ›

August 17, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Sam Wilkin, "Iran still closed to U.S. influence after nuclear deal: Khamenei" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 17 2015 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.... View Source ›

August 14, 2015

David Lerman, "Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Cut IAEA Money Unless It Shares Iran Documents" Bloomberg / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 13 2015 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he’ll use his subcommittee chairmanship to cut off U.S. financing for the International Atomic Energy Agency unless it provides Congress with copies of confidential agreements between the agency and Iran on the country’s nuclear program.... View Source ›

August 14, 2015

"Rejecting the Iran deal will be high-cost, Jack Lew writes in the NYT" CNBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 14 2015 The Iran nuclear deal offers a long-term solution to one of the most urgent threats in modern times, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said in an opinion piece for The New York Times (NYT)... View Source ›

August 14, 2015

Stephanie Nebehay, "North Korea will pursue 'defensive' nuclear program: envoy" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 13 2015 North Korea will pursue its "defensive" nuclear program as long as it feels threatened by the United States, its U.N. disarmament envoy in Geneva told Reuters on Thursday.... View Source ›

August 14, 2015

Joe Brock, "South African nuclear power plan stirs fears of secrecy and graft" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 14 2015 Fears are growing in South Africa that agreements to build nuclear power plants that could be the most expensive procurement in the country's history will be made behind closed doors, without the necessary public scrutiny.... View Source ›

August 14, 2015

Gabriela Baczynska, "Russia steps up demand for U.S. to drop European missile shield" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 14 2015 Russia urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans to station parts of a missile shield system in Europe now that Iran has reached an agreement with world powers to limit its nuclear program.... View Source ›

August 13, 2015

Sounak Mukhopadhyay, "Iran is trying to sell the nuclear deal to Russia, Pakistan, and India" International Business Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 12 2015 Iran is planning talks with Pakistan on the nuclear agreement between the Islamic republic and six world powers. The leaders of the neighboring countries will also talk about measures to improve their military ties.... View Source ›

August 13, 2015

"Switzerland lifts some sanctions against Iran" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 12 2015 Switzerland is lifting some sanctions against Iran in what it calls a sign of support for the agreement between Tehran and world powers over its nuclear program.... View Source ›

August 13, 2015

Shadia Nasralla, "IAEA to discuss its role, money needs under Iran deal on Aug 25" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 12 2015 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting later this month will consider how to finance the monitoring of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers, a crucial step toward an eventual end of sanctions on Tehran.... View Source ›

August 13, 2015

Matthew Pennigton, "US research: Satellite imagery shows nuclear NKorea is expanding uranium mining" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 12 2015 North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research.... View Source ›

August 12, 2015

Felicia Schwartz and Nick Timiraos, "Kerry Says Rejection of Iran Nuclear Deal Could Hurt U.S. Dollar" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 11 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday the U.S. dollar’s status as the global currency could be threatened if Congress blocks the nuclear deal with Iran.... View Source ›

August 12, 2015

John Bresnahan, "Chuck Schumer working the phones on Iran" Politico / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 11 2015 With liberal groups furious over his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer has been quietly reaching out to dozens of his colleagues to explain his decision and assure them he would not be whipping opposition to the deal, according to Democratic senators and aides.... View Source ›

August 12, 2015

Alexander Smith, "North Korea Appears to Build 2nd Uranium Centrifuge Hall at Yongbyon Site" NBC / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 12 2015 North Korea appears to have made a major upgrade to its main nuclear facility that could double the country's capacity to produce weapons-grade uranium, a defense analytics firm said Tuesday.... View Source ›

August 12, 2015

Ju-min Park, "North Korea executes vice premier for discontent with leader: Yonhap" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 12 2015 North Korea's vice premier was executed by firing squad this year after showing discontent with the policies of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean media report said on Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 12, 2015

Jonathan Soble, "Japan Takes Step Toward Reviving Nuclear Industry as It Restarts Reactor" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 11 2015 For more than four years since the nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima in 2011, Japan has been debating whether it should permanently abandon a technology that went so disastrously wrong but that for years was seen as essential to its economy.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Josh Lederman, "Obama says GOP opposing Iran deal over politics, not merits" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 10 2015 Brushing off criticism from a majority in Congress, President Barack Obama said Republicans are reflexively opposing the Iran nuclear deal because his name is on it.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Nick Gass, "Poll: Americans say Iran got more in nuclear deal" Politico / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 11 2015 Americans appear to be split on the Iran nuclear deal, but a plurality seems to agree that Iran got more of what it wanted with the negotiations, according to a new Monmouth University poll out Monday.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Dave Boyer, "Chuck Schumer divides Democrats with opposition to Obama’s Iran nuclear deal" Washington Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 10 2015 As a strategist who has delighted in trying to divide the Republican Party, Sen. Charles E. Schumer now finds himself a divisive figure in the Democratic Party over his opposition to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati, "Firms linked to Revolutionary Guards to win sanctions relief under Iran deal" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 10 2015 Dozens of companies tied to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, a military force commanding a powerful industrial empire with huge political influence, will win sanctions relief under a nuclear deal agreed with world powers.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Alexander Martin, "Japan Restarts Nuclear Power After Two-Year Shutdown" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 10 2015 Japan on Tuesday restarted one of its nuclear reactors for the first time since new safety requirements were introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ending a nearly two-year period when all the nation’s reactors had been offline.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Carol E. Lee, "Obama to Host Washington Summit on Nuclear Proliferation" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 10 2015 President Barack Obama will host next spring a gathering of world leaders aimed at stemming the global spread of nuclear weapons, the White House said Monday.... View Source ›

August 10, 2015

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, "Iran rejects accusations about military site as 'lies'" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 08 2015 Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday that accusations about activity at its Parchin military site were "lies" spread by opponents of its landmark nuclear deal with world powers clinched last month.... View Source ›

August 10, 2015

William J. Broad, "29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 08 2015 Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent.... View Source ›

August 10, 2015

Jim Sciutto, "Iran's Quds Force leader traveled to Moscow in violation of U.N. sanctions, official says" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 07 2015 The Iranian commander of the Quds Force, who is subject to international travel sanctions, traveled to Moscow recently for meetings with the Russian government, a U.S. official told CNN Friday.... View Source ›

August 10, 2015

Elizabeth Shim, "New York marine insurance company fined for North Korea dealings" UPI / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 07 2015 A New York marine insurance firm has agreed to pay fines for violating U.S. sanctions against North Korea, Cuba and Iran.... View Source ›

August 10, 2015

Choe Sang-Hun, "North Korea Placed Mines That Maimed Soldiers at DMZ, South Says" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 10 2015 North Korean soldiers sneaked across the heavily guarded border with South Korea and planted land mines near one of the South’s military guard posts, and two southern soldiers were maimed after stepping on them, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Monday.... View Source ›

August 10, 2015

Christopher Harress, "North Korea Warns Of Second Korean War To Avoid Nuclear Disaster" International Business Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: September 29 2015 North Korea has warned of a second Korean War should the U.S. continue its expansionist policies in the Asia-Pacific region, the Hermit Kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said Thursday. His comments, made at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, comes just one week after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un threatened to go to war with the United States.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Micheal Crowly, "German ally calls rejection of Iran deal a 'catastrophe'" Politico / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 A top German official warned Thursday of a “nightmare” and a “catastrophe” if Congress derails the Iran nuclear deal, and cited Germany’s unique relationship with Israel as a reason why it would not accept an agreement that endangers that country.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Donna Casata, "In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal" AP / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 07 2015 Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat expected to be the party's next leader in the Senate, said he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal in spite of President Barack Obama's intense lobbying in favor of the accord.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Anna Fifield, "70 years after bomb, Japan's Abe calls for a world without nuclear weapons" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 Japan’s prime minister called for an end to nuclear warfare Thursday as the country stopped to remember the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 70 years ago.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

"Risk Iran might 'sanitize' Parchin before U.N. checks: U.S. think tank" Reuters / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 A U.S. think tank said Iran might be cleaning up its Parchin military site, where some countries suspect experiments may have taken place in a possible atomic weapons program, but Iran denied this on Thursday.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Stephen Stapczynski and Yuriy Humber, "Japan Heads for Nuclear Unknown With Reactor Restart" BloombergBusiness / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 Japan is about to do something that’s never been done before: Restart a fleet of mothballed nuclear reactors.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Seung Min Kim, Nahal Toosi and Michael Crowly, "Iran deal suffers big blow in US Senate" Politico / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 07 2015 New York Sen. Chuck Schumer dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, announcing during the Republican presidential debate Thursday night that he planned to vote against the agreement now under review in Congress.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

George Jahn, "Think Tank: Crates, Trucks at Iran Site Ahead of UN Visit" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 Satellite imagery of an Iranian site possibly used for work on a nuclear weapon shows crates, trucks and construction that may be linked to a renewed attempt to clean up before an inspection by the U.N.'s nuclear monitor, a nonproliferation institute said Thursday.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

Jim Sciutto and Deirdre Walsh, "Iran attempting to clean up suspected nuclear site at Parchin" CNN / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 05 2015 The intelligence community believes Iran has been attempting to clean up the suspected nuclear site at Parchin prior to the arrival of international inspectors based on new satellite imagery, a senior intelligence official told CNN on Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

Carol Morello and Karoun Demirjian, "Head of nuclear agency speaks to Senate committee on nuclear deal" Washington Post / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 05 2015 The head of the international organization that is the linchpin of the Iran nuclear deal told a Senate committee Wednesday that he cannot divulge confidential details of its arrangement to examine Iran’s nuclear research for any possible effort to develop a nuclear weapon.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

Jay Solomon and Kristina Peterson, "Inspectors So Far Denied Access to Iran’s Scientists" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 05 2015 Iran so far has refused to allow United Nations inspectors to interview key scientists and military officers to investigate allegations that Tehran maintained a covert nuclear-weapons program, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said in an interview Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

Matthew Lee, "Asia backs Iran deal, Kerry says A-Bomb anniversary relevant" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and five of their large neighbors endorsed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and six world powers, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday's 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing highlighted the importance of the accord in preventing the spread of atomic weapons.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

Kaori Hitomi and Mari Yamaguchi, "Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing" Associated Press / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 06 2015 Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.... View Source ›

August 5, 2015

Carol E. Lee, "Obama to Press His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 04 2015 President Barack Obama plans to make his sharpest sales pitch yet in favor of the Iran nuclear deal that the U.S. and other world powers reached three weeks ago, with a lengthy speech on Wednesday outlining his argument in detail for Americans.... View Source ›

August 5, 2015

Simon Tisdall, "Sanctions against Iran crumble as America wrangles over the nuclear deal" The Guardian / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 05 2015 As debate rages among politicians and pundits in Washington over whether to endorse last month’s historic nuclear compromise with Iran, key European allies have already given their verdict: a resounding thumbs up.... View Source ›

August 5, 2015

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, "Obama Begins Campaign in Congress for Iran Nuclear Deal" New York Times / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: President Obama is rolling out a campaign of private entreaties and public advocacy over the next several weeks to build support in Congress for the nuclear deal with Iran, an effort to counter a well-financed onslaught from critics who have promised to use a monthlong congressional recess to pressure lawmakers to oppose the accord.... View Source ›

August 5, 2015

Richard Green, "Obama to Deliver Major Speech Defending Iran Nuclear Negotiations" Voice of America / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 05 2015 The White House says President Barack Obama will describe the upcoming congressional vote on the international deal with Iran over its nuclear program as "the most consequential foreign policy debate since the decision to go to war in Iraq" during a major speech in Washington Wednesday.... View Source ›

August 5, 2015

Michael Bowman, "US Lawmakers Focus on Verifying Iran’s Nuclear Compliance" Voice of America / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 04 2015 U.S. lawmakers emerged from a closed-door meeting with top intelligence officials giving widely diverging views on America’s ability to detect any cheating by Iran on the terms of last month’s landmark international nuclear accord.... View Source ›

August 5, 2015

Felicia Schwartz, "Netanyahu Urges American Jews to Reject Iranian Nuclear Deal" Wall Street Journal / {date format="%F %j, %Y"}: August 04 2015 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged American Jews to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, stepping up his campaign to scuttle the agreement ahead of a September congressional deadline to approve or disapprove the accord.... View Source ›