• Over the past few years, there have been numerous reports of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, including one shot dead on a busy street by a motorcyclist in July. (cnn.com)
  • There's a covert war being waged apparently over the Iranian nuclear program. (cnn.com)
  • Two years later, on August 2005, The fatwa was cited in an official statement by the Iranian government at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, according to which the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons was forbidden under Islam. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Iranian official website for information regarding its nuclear program has provided numerous instances of public statements by Khamenei wherein he voices his opposition to pursuit and development of nuclear weapons in moral, religious and Islamic juridical terms. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Iranian nation which is itself a victim of chemical weapons feels more than any other nation the danger that is caused by the production and stockpiling of such weapons and is prepared to make use of all its facilities to counter such threats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Speaking to a correspondent for RFE/RL's Radio Farda in Paris, Kouchner described frustration among global powers over Iranian intransigence despite UN demands that it halt uranium enrichment and other disputed nuclear activities. (rferl.org)
  • Kouchner cited a closely watched but inconclusive summit in Geneva on July 19 , where U.S. officials broke with decades of policy to join envoys from Russia, China, France, Germany, and Britain for high-level talks on the nuclear issue with their Iranian counterparts. (rferl.org)
  • The Iranian president made mention of the nuclear talks during his Thursday address at the United Nations, saying 'No one should doubt that compromise and agreement on this issue is in the best interest of everyone especially that of the nations of the region. (voanews.com)
  • This argument-that the nuclear deal makes a US military strike more effective because inspections will pinpoint Iranian nuclear facilities for US military planners-was made by the Obama administration to win over a section of wavering Democrats in the House and Senate, culminating in Thursday's vote by 42 senators to block a resolution of disapproval. (wsws.org)
  • The Iranian Nuclear Crisis Timeline details the events that have led to the contemporary crisis surrounding the Iranian uranium enrichment program. (wikiversity.org)
  • Iranian Majlis votes 161 to 15, with 15 abstentions, to limit IAEA inspections at Iranian nuclear sites and accelerate nuclear development. (wikiversity.org)
  • In a better quote Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani states: "From Sunday morning, we will begin activities at Natanz, the site of 3,000-centrifuge machines, and we will drive it with full speed. (wikiversity.org)
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President George W. Bush discussed the Iranian nuclear crisis by telephone on May 1, Russian and international news agencies reported the same day. (rferl.org)
  • According to a Kremlin statement cited by AP and mosnews.com, the two presidents 'discussed interaction on urgent international problems, including the Iranian nuclear issue, on which numerous consultations at various levels are to be held in the coming days. (rferl.org)
  • Russia's new envoy to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said on May 1 that Moscow will seek a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, ITAR-TASS reported on May 2. (rferl.org)
  • Incidentally the Associated Press reported yesterday (citing an unnamed senior U.S. intelligence official as their source) that officials in Jerusalem have let it be known that Israel has decided it will not give advance warning to the U.S. if it decides to launch a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear sites. (tomgrossmedia.com)
  • Chinese scholar says his government assumes Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons and considers this to be contrary to Beijing's interests, but China also needs oil, so its primary concern is Middle East stability. (haaretz.com)
  • If the US is no longer prepared to do its part of the nuclear deterrence, Germany and France will have to fill this vacuum," Gustav Gressel of the European Council on Foreign Relations said. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • While many decision makers still believe that the best course is to rely on the extended deterrence provided by the United States nuclear umbrella, a growing number are quietly contemplating the alternatives. (thebulletin.org)
  • Other countries, particularly China and Russia, are worried that a successful system would undermine the deterrence effect of their own nuclear forces, opening the door to American threats or attacks. (lrb.co.uk)
  • Since 1998, Western diplomats and intelligence agencies have long believed that an agreement exists in which Pakistan would sell Saudi Arabia nuclear warheads and its own nuclear technology should security in the Persian Gulf deteriorate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Separately, the U.K. and France have each reduced their nuclear arsenals to about200 and 300 warheads, respectively. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Since the 1960s the specter of nuclear annihilation has been steadily amplified by technology that continues the manipulation of uranium to generate radioactive elements especially suited to making nuclear warheads. (ratical.org)
  • Qadhafi also stated in interviews in 1981 and 1984 that Libya was only interested in the peaceful applications of nuclear energy, and he scoffed at the idea of "an Islamic bomb. (globalsecurity.org)
  • However, in an interview with an Indian newspaper in March 1986, Qadhafi declared that Libya would never help Pakistan acquire an atomic bomb. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Experts say that at the time of the 1991 Gulf War, Iraq was just months away from having refined enough highly enriched uranium to build a single crude nuclear weapon--far closer to getting the bomb than coalition leaders had realized. (cfr.org)
  • Experts say Saddam could acquire a bomb far sooner by stealing or buying highly enriched uranium on the black market. (cfr.org)
  • The Bush administration says that if Saddam acquired fissile material, he could have a nuclear bomb within months--an estimate that largely agrees with the independent IISS report. (cfr.org)
  • 1) The latest annual report from the CPP Investment Board (March 31, 2016) on its foreign public equity holdings, (2) A report called Don t Bank on the Bomb (November 2015) which examines global investments in companies providing the 'necessary components to develop, test, maintain and modernise nuclear weapons. (ncf.ca)
  • To think that we can contain these people and deter them once they obtain a nuclear bomb is another fantasy that is going to blow up in our face. (newsmax.com)
  • The situation is even more untenable because Incirlik in just a few years is scheduled to receive a large shipment of the new B61-12 guided nuclear bomb , which would be a recommitment to nuclear deployment in Turkey. (fas.org)
  • Despite local reports that F-16s never had a nuclear role, the US Air Force in 2010 informed Congress that "Turkey uses Turkish F-16s to execute their nuclear mission," and that some of the F-16s would be upgraded to be able to deliver the new B61-12 bomb until the F-35A could take over the nuclear strike mission in the 2020s. (fas.org)
  • The civil nuclear power industry grew out of the atomic bomb programme in the 1940s and the 1950s. (cnduk.org)
  • If it s a nuclear suitcase bomb that concerns you, Tel Aviv is not the only place about which you might be concerned. (tomgrossmedia.com)
  • Instead he wants Germany to pay for the UK and France, Europe's two existing nuclear powers, to increase their arsenals in order to provide a "nuclear shield" for the continent. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Saudi Arabia on verge of acquiring nuclear weapon? (hubpages.com)
  • Saudi Arabia ruled by the Saudi house, no need to say that it is a dictatorship, is aiming at acquiring the nuclear weapon. (hubpages.com)
  • In 1998, the conservative Prime minister Nawaz Sharif informed Saudi Arabia confidentially before ordering the nuclear tests (see Chagai-I and Chagai-II) in the Weapon-testing labs-III (WTL) located in the Chagai remote site in Balochistan Province of Pakistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2003, globalsecurity.org reported that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had entered a secret agreement on nuclear cooperation providing Saudi Arabia with nuclear weapons technology in return for access to cheap oil for Pakistan. (wikipedia.org)
  • At this meeting, Bhutto noted the advances made in the Israeli and the Indian nuclear programmes, which he took as attempts to intimidate the Muslim world. (wikipedia.org)
  • but then again, in Eisenhower's day, the idea that North Korea would help Syria to build a nuclear plant and thereby precipitate an Israeli military raid (as happened in 2007) would have seemed wildly improbable. (theatlantic.com)
  • We must be committed to preventing this regime from acquiring the most dangerous weapons on earth. (votesmart.org)
  • India also denounced U.S. subcritical testing, called the current global regime on nuclear arms control "discriminatory" and protested the failure of the nuclear states to honor their NPT commitment. (gsinstitute.org)
  • More nations may well abandon the current international arms control regime if the United States keeps stonewalling the many calls for progress toward nuclear abolition. (gsinstitute.org)
  • Over nearly five decades, thanks at least in part to a Western strategy of containment that resulted in no limited nuclear exchanges, the behavior of the Soviet regime evolved. (theatlantic.com)
  • What he is saying with his nuclear arsenal is: As you Americans have put my regime and country at risk of annihilation, I am going to put your cities at risk. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • the concept has since been employed by most of the world's nuclear powers in the design of their weapons. (wikipedia.org)
  • What possible reason, explanation could there be for basically removing the impediment to the world's perhaps number one terror state acquiring nuclear weapons? (rushlimbaugh.com)
  • The effects of the Windscale fire were hushed up at the time but it is now recognised as one of the world's worst nuclear accidents. (cnduk.org)
  • Boeing is also involved in the Long-Range Standoff weapon development and has been awarded several contracts since 2017 for this new nuclear weapon, valued at US $ 344.5 million (€ 304 million). (globalresearch.ca)
  • Current U.S. estimates of Saddam's arsenal are drawn from discoveries made by current inspections and from testimony by Iraqi defectors, satellite surveillance, other intelligence sources, and Iraqi purchases of specialized equipment and materials that could help produce illicit weapons. (cfr.org)
  • Third, inadequate command and control of the former Soviet nuclear arsenal may allow theft or illegal sale of nuclear weapons, or an accidental nuclear attack on the United States. (gsinstitute.org)
  • Donald Trump's secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. (vanityfair.com)
  • Today, with Pyongyang's growing arsenal of nuclear weapons, American cities could face Hiroshima-sized strikes, if war breaks out. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • In Britain, the civil nuclear power programme was deliberately used as a cover for military activities. (cnduk.org)
  • It had succeeded in providing some training to a number of students and technicians and the establishment of a nuclear research center, which includes a small nuclear research reactor under IAEA safeguards. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Inside a nuclear reactor, the fissions are slower and more spread out, and the resulting heat is used to boil water, to make steam, to turn turbines which generate electricity. (cnduk.org)
  • 1961: Egypt starts operation of a Soviet-supplied 2-megawatt research reactor at the Inshas Nuclear Research Center. (wisconsinproject.org)
  • February 1998: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Argentine President Carlos Menem inaugurate Egypt's second nuclear reactor at Inshas. (wisconsinproject.org)
  • The $154 million reactor and a $14 million nuclear fuel facility was built by INVAP of Argentina. (wisconsinproject.org)
  • He continued to try to develop a Libyan nuclear weapons infrastructure. (globalsecurity.org)
  • We know that he has the infrastructure, nuclear scientists to make a nuclear weapon," she told me. (cnn.com)
  • Aecom provides professional technical and management support services and is part of the joint venture that manages the Nevada National Security Site , a key fixture in the US nuclear weapons infrastructure. (ncf.ca)
  • CH2M Hill is one of the joint venture partners in National Security Technologies NSTec that manages the Nevada National Security Site NNSS, previously known as the Nevada Test Site, a key fixture in the US nuclear weapons infrastructure. (ncf.ca)
  • Libya and India agreed in July 1978 to cooperate in the peaceful application of nuclear energy, in line with India's "atoms for peace" policy. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Because, outside of U.S. soil, it was in Panama and Australia where peaceful nuclear explosions came closest to use, this monograph includes manuscripts from both countries, none of which scholars had previously consulted. (scribd.com)
  • Unconfirmed but persistent press reports beginning soon after the 1969 revolution indicated that Libya wanted to purchase a nuclear weapon or the components for such a device. (globalsecurity.org)
  • However, over the years there have been media reports of Saudi Arabia's intent to purchase a nuclear weapon from an outside source. (wikipedia.org)
  • A September 2017 Gallup poll found 60 percent of South Koreans support nuclear armament, while only 35 percent are opposed. (thebulletin.org)
  • And we know that when the inspectors assessed this after the Gulf War, he was far, far closer to a crude nuclear device than anybody thought -- maybe six months from a crude nuclear device. (cnn.com)
  • 5. When nuclear weapons inspectors knock on the door, don't open it, and keep saying, "This is the pickle factory and we're closed now" until they go away. (whitehousedossier.com)
  • I also believe that, as stated in the document, Saddam will now do his utmost to try to conceal his weapons from UN inspectors. (globalsecurity.org)
  • For months, many hardliners in the Bush administration have expressed fear that the inspectors might never find any prohibited weapons. (cnn.com)
  • But it raises the risk that Mr. Hussein will play cat-and-mouse with inspectors while building more weapons and selling them to those who would use them against us. (nytimes.com)
  • Since it was unlikely that Tripoli could produce a weapon without significant and sustained foreign technical assistance, Qadhafi reportedly was trying to recruit nuclear scientists to assist in developing nuclear weapons. (globalsecurity.org)
  • One reason why Gofman is considered one of the greatest scientists of the 20th Century by independent colleagues and by the Right Livelihood Committee that gave him the 1992 Award , is that his work bridged two of the most consequential disciplines for the understanding of the risks of radiation: nuclear physics and medicine. (ratical.org)
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne, formerly known as GenCorp is involved in the design, development and production of land- and sea-based nuclear ballistic missile systems for the United States. (ncf.ca)
  • Qadhafi sought help in obtaining nuclear technology from a number of countries, including the People's Republic of China. (globalsecurity.org)
  • So - using that argument - shouldn't ALL countries have nuclear weapons to defend themselves? (newsbiscuit.com)
  • These financial institutions, based in 27 countries, include 17 Canadian banks and other corporations that made about Cdn$27.7 Billion available to the 26 nuclear-weapons producing companies since January 2012 . (ncf.ca)
  • With both the countries acquiring nuclear weapons, there seems to be no scope for another conventional war. (hubpages.com)
  • Because countries like the UK are promoting the expansion of nuclear power, other countries are beginning to plan for their own nuclear power programmes too. (cnduk.org)
  • 1989: At the Chemical Weapons Conference in Paris, Egypt defends the right of Arab countries to produce chemical weapons as a counterbalance to Israel's nuclear weapons. (wisconsinproject.org)
  • After flaunting its contempt for neighboring countries as well as the U.S. by launching a rocket last month, North Korea announced plans for another nuclear test. (cato.org)
  • After weighing the relative threats of battlefield biological and chemical weapons compared to nuclear weapons, NRDC has concluded that any American use of nuclear weapons in retaliation to a chemical or biological attack would be a disproportionate response. (nrdc.org)
  • North Korea's intermittent nuclear threats have increasingly weighed on the minds of the broader public in South Korea, and South Koreans have started to suspect that there's no ray of hope left for the complete denuclearization of North Korea. (thebulletin.org)
  • Underlying this small nuclear force is a nuclear strategy that does not rely on massive retaliation but rather on inflicting unacceptable damage on population and industrial centers and eliminating regional facilities such as airfields and naval bases that support nuclear operations. (fas.org)
  • Far from working toward disarmament, the United States reiterated last year that it will "continue to rely on nuclear arms as a cornerstone of its national security for the indefinite future. (gsinstitute.org)
  • The Middle Powers Initiative builds bridges between nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear States in order to facilitate nuclear disarmament. (gsinstitute.org)
  • This has reached the point where it sometimes seems that the negotiators are more interested in acquiring the chips than in using them. (csmonitor.com)
  • I thought of those comments this week following the statement from the chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, acknowledging that no "smoking gun" has been found yet since the resumption of the weapons inspections. (cnn.com)
  • Babcock & Wilcox manages and operates several US nuclear weapons facilities including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Nevada National Security Site NNSS, previously known as the Nevada Test Site, each of which are engaged in various aspects of nuclear warhead modernisation. (ncf.ca)
  • India also warned us for decades that the monopoly of five nuclear powers-which just happen to be the five permanent members of the U.S. Security Council-would not be tolerated forever by the rest of the world. (gsinstitute.org)