Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear’

Obama Visits Hiroshima Amid Growing Risk of Nuclear War with China

Japanese school children contemplate ground zero in Nagasaki. A sitting US president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to nuclear disarmament is preparing to visit Hiroshima. Mr. Obama is expected to visit privately with survivors of the atomic bombings and to make brief remarks after visiting a museum documenting the humanitarian consequences […]

Radioactive Water Leaks Into Groundwater At Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Radioactive water leaked into the groundwater at the upstate Indian Point nuclear power plant, officials said Saturday. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. Politics – The […]

Study Implicates Nuclear Plants in Workers’ Cancer Deaths

Long-term exposure to low-level radiation is likely cause, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Effect

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The United States was set to issue conditional sanctions waivers for Iran on Sunday, though it cautioned they will not take effect until Tehran has curbed its nuclear program as required under a historic nuclear deal reached in Vienna on July 14. Several senior U.S. officials, who spoke to […]

Why North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Threats Are Like Groundhog Day All Over Again

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Chad O’Carroll, founder of NK News, an independent news and analysis site on North Korea. North Korean officials sent a defiant message to the world over their nuclear and missile programs this week, as […]

President Obama on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “There Is Not a Single Part of This Deal That Depends on Trust.”

Can Iran’s leaders be trusted? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, on Quora: What U.S. policymakers have been clear about for decades — both Democrats and Republicans alike — is that there are few greater threats to our global security than […]

Harry Reid: Support The Deal Or Let Iran Build A Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON — Just hours before the Senate convenes to start the process of voting on the Iran nuclear deal, Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) delivered a forceful message for his colleagues: either support the nuclear agreement or allow Iran to build a nuclear weapon. “We can take the strongest step ever toward blocking Iran from […]

Why Congress Must Support the Nuclear Agreement With Iran

What should have been an occasion of diplomatic rejoicing has turned into an ugly partisan struggle over whether or not the international agreement negotiated with Iran will or will not be approved by the United States Government. The extremely troublesome obstruction to the agreement is centered in the U.S. Congress where anti-Obama Republicans are teaming […]

Why Congress Must Support the Nuclear Agreement With Iran

What should have been an occasion of diplomatic rejoicing has turned into an ugly partisan struggle over whether or not the international agreement negotiated with Iran will or will not be approved by the United States Government. The extremely troublesome obstruction to the agreement is centered in the U.S. Congress where anti-Obama Republicans are teaming […]

Memo to 2016 Presidential Candidates: How to Fix the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Congress will shortly vote on a resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear agreement (formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or “JCPOA”). Whether you are for or against the agreement, whether you have promised to rip it to shreds on your first day in office, or not, its aftershocks are going to reverberate throughout […]

Memo to 2016 Presidential Candidates: How to Fix the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Congress will shortly vote on a resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear agreement (formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or “JCPOA”). Whether you are for or against the agreement, whether you have promised to rip it to shreds on your first day in office, or not, its aftershocks are going to reverberate throughout […]

Former Nuclear Safeguards Official Says AP’s Iran Deal Document Looks Fake

WASHINGTON — A veteran international nuclear official questioned the authenticity of a document The Associated Press relied upon for its controversial report that Iran would be allowed to inspect Parchin, a site suspected of hosting illicit nuclear activity over a decade ago. He said the document contains wrong terminology and other signs it may be […]

10 Reasons Why Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal Is Bad Politics for Dems, Bad Policy for America

Many of the same people who rushed America to war with Iraq are now engaged in a no-holds-barred campaign to convince a small group of House and Senate Democrats that they should vote to kill President Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement when Congress returns in September. But the fact is that opposing the Iran nuclear deal […]

IAEA Defends Planned Nuclear Inspections In Iran After AP Report

VIENNA, Aug 20 (Reuters) – 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. Without International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmation that Iran is keeping promises enshrined in its […]

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Fate Of The Nuclear Deal Still Unclear

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — 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. The comments by Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters in Iran, suggests he supports […]

Everyday Iranians Weigh In On Nuclear Deal

When Roya Boroumand called her relative, a resident of Iran, to ask what he thought of the nuclear deal, he told her, “I just hope they don’t cheat.” Boroumand runs an Iranian human rights organization based out of Washington, D.C., and she says his response was funny, but also telling. He’s 60-something — old enough […]

29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama

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. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject […]

29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama

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. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject […]

On the A-Bomb’s 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

President Obama made the case for a nuclear-free world in Prague in April 2009. News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven’t heard, it’s the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. The first exploded over Hiroshima on August 6, and the second over Nagasaki […]

Raging Dinosaurs, Giant Ants and Death Rays: Looking Back on the Nuclear Age

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The nuclear age. Doesn’t that phrase seem like ancient history? With the twin anniversaries of the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki coming around again, this is its 70th birthday. Just a year younger than me, it was my age-mate, my companion all those years I was growing up. Those unshakeable fears, the […]

Nuclear Disarmament: If Not Now, When?

Oh plaintive cry for justice, for change, for the world we must create, welling up from a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean. I can only pray: Let there be an authority large enough to hear it. My first reaction, upon learning that the Republic of the Marshall Islands — former U.S. territory, still […]

Nuclear Disarmament: If Not Now, When?

Oh plaintive cry for justice, for change, for the world we must create, welling up from a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean. I can only pray: Let there be an authority large enough to hear it. My first reaction, upon learning that the Republic of the Marshall Islands — former U.S. territory, still […]

Entering the Nuclear Age, Body by Body

The Nagasaki Experience Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com [This essay has been adapted from chapters 1 and 2 of Susan Southard’s new book, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, with the kind permission of Viking.] Korean and Chinese workers, prisoners of war, and mobilized adults and students had returned to their work sites; some dug or repaired shelters, […]

A Definitive Guide To The Iranian Nuclear Deal

Executive Summary   The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is intended to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. If fully implemented, the physical constraints and verification provisions of this comprehensive nuclear agreement will effectively prevent Iran from producing fissile material for nuclear weapons at its declared nuclear facilities for at least 10 to 15 […]

WATCH: President Obama’s Speech On Iran Nuclear Deal

President Obama delivers a major speech Wednesday on the Iran nuclear deal, in an effort to shore up support ahead of the Sept. 17 vote in Congress. Join Caroline and a panel of guests as they discuss the issues, and watch the President’s speech live. — This feed and its contents are the property of […]

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and authorized a series of measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions that have hurt Iran’s economy. But the measure also provides a mechanism for U.N. sanctions to “snap back” in place […]

Congress Formally Receives Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The State Department said it sent to members of Congress on Sunday the nuclear agreement reached last week between Iran and six world powers, including annexes and related materials. U.S. lawmakers have 60 days in which to review the agreement. The State Department said in a statement that the 60-day […]

Congress Formally Receives Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The State Department said it sent to members of Congress on Sunday the nuclear agreement reached last week between Iran and six world powers, including annexes and related materials. U.S. lawmakers have 60 days in which to review the agreement. The State Department said in a statement that the 60-day […]

Congress Formally Receives Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The State Department said it sent to members of Congress on Sunday the nuclear agreement reached last week between Iran and six world powers, including annexes and related materials. U.S. lawmakers have 60 days in which to review the agreement. The State Department said in a statement that the 60-day […]

Congress Formally Receives Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The State Department said it sent to members of Congress on Sunday the nuclear agreement reached last week between Iran and six world powers, including annexes and related materials. U.S. lawmakers have 60 days in which to review the agreement. The State Department said in a statement that the 60-day […]

Netanyahu: Iran Leader’s Speech Shows Dangers Of Nuclear Deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader says an “aggressive and confrontational speech” by Iran’s supreme leader shows that any expectations a nuclear deal would soften the militancy of the Islamic Republic were misguided. On Saturday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the agreement won’t change Iran’s approach to the United States and it would continue […]

Netanyahu: Iran Leader’s Speech Shows Dangers Of Nuclear Deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader says an “aggressive and confrontational speech” by Iran’s supreme leader shows that any expectations a nuclear deal would soften the militancy of the Islamic Republic were misguided. On Saturday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the agreement won’t change Iran’s approach to the United States and it would continue […]

Iran’s Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Won’t Change Our Policy Towards U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a historic nuclear deal with world powers reached this week won’t change Iran’s policy towards the “arrogant” government of the United States. Khamenei said Saturday in a televised speech that U.S. policy in the Middle East runs counter to Tehran’s strategy and that Iran […]

Iran’s Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Won’t Change Our Policy Towards U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a historic nuclear deal with world powers reached this week won’t change Iran’s policy towards the “arrogant” government of the United States. Khamenei said Saturday in a televised speech that U.S. policy in the Middle East runs counter to Tehran’s strategy and that Iran […]

The Proposed Iran Nuclear Weapons Law: Fair to Congress and the President

The bill (S 615), unanimously passed by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on April 14th, gives Congress an appropriate role in reviewing any agreement that President Obama may reach with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program, without tying the President’s hands in advance. There will surely be cries of “congressional surrender” from some, and […]

The Senate’s Top Climate Denier Is Using Climate Change To Argue For More Nuclear Power

The traditional definition of chutzpah involves a guy who kills his parents, then pleads for mercy because he is now an orphan. The modern definition of chutzpah involves … Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may […]

Congress’ Charade With the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Apparently, Dick Cheney is not the only one who thinks the president has ceded too much of his power since the 1970s and has become too week vis-à-vis the other two branches of American government. Now, on the other end of the political spectrum, Steven Rattner, a Wall Street executive and former Obama Treasury Department […]

Congress’ Charade With the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Apparently, Dick Cheney is not the only one who thinks the president has ceded too much of his power since the 1970s and has become too week vis-à-vis the other two branches of American government. Now, on the other end of the political spectrum, Steven Rattner, a Wall Street executive and former Obama Treasury Department […]

Supreme Leader Khamenei Says Iranian Nuclear Weapons Are A U.S. ‘Myth’

By Sam Wilkin DUBAI, April 19 (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, has supported the talks but […]

Iran Nuclear Psycho-Drama

The framework nuclear accord with Iran is a big deal. All the analysts and commentaries agree on that. A defining moment, a pivotal event, a turning-point in Middle East politics, Apocalypse at bay, Obama’s Nobel Prize validated, a new chapter, a shaft of light — choose your metaphor. Given all the hype, the drama and […]

Iran Nuclear Psycho-Drama

The framework nuclear accord with Iran is a big deal. All the analysts and commentaries agree on that. A defining moment, a pivotal event, a turning-point in Middle East politics, Apocalypse at bay, Obama’s Nobel Prize validated, a new chapter, a shaft of light — choose your metaphor. Given all the hype, the drama and […]

Tom Cotton Just Made the Strongest Argument For the Iran Nuclear Deal

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) asserted that the United States could destroy Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in a several day bombing campaign. Well, if that is true, then why should he get lathered over the Iran Nuclear Agreement Framework? With the agreement, we have inspectors on the ground, centrifuge limitations in place, and uranium enrichment capped. Without […]

Hope but Verify: The Iran Nuclear Framework

For Christians, Easter is not just a day — it is a season, and, indeed, a way of life. This week is Easter: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and so on. Likewise, hope, the message of Easter, is not a feeling, but rather a decision — a choice we make day after day. Hope isn’t easy, […]

Netanyahu Goes On Sunday Talk Shows To Blast Iran Nuclear Deal

Days after coming out against the recently announced framework agreement that aims to reduce Iran’s nuclear capabilities, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the Sunday talk shows to once again voice his opposition. “I think this is a bad deal,” Netanyahu told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” “It leaves Iran with a vast […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Believes A Nuclear Deal With Iran Is ‘Our Best Promise In The Region’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed support on Friday for the tentative Iranian nuclear deal during the premiere episode of “The HuffPost Show.” There is still much debate ahead about the deal — the product of 18 months of controversial negotiations aimed to limit the country’s nuclear capabilities — but Warren told hosts Roy Sekoff and […]

An Iran Nuclear Deal Built On Coffee, All-Nighters And Compromise

It was just one of hundreds of arguments between American and Iranian officials as they tried to hash out what may prove to be one of the hardest-to-negotiate arms control agreements in history. But it spoke volumes about how two countries that so deeply distrust each other managed to strike a tentative deal. Politics – […]

Weekly Address: Reaching a Comprehensive and Long-Term Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program

In this week’s address, the President described the historic understanding the United States – with our allies and partners – reached with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and will make our country, our allies, and our world safer. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As […]

Iran’s Hardliners Criticize Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s hard-liners on Friday criticized a tentative nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers — saying the deal was a bargain for the West and a disaster for Iran. Meanwhile supporters of the deal compared Iran’s conservative opposition to the Israeli government — which remains heavily critical of the agreement. Hossein […]

Netanyahu: Israeli Cabinet United In Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and his Cabinet are united in “strongly opposing” an emerging framework agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program and demanded that any final deal contain Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist. Iran and six world powers announced a series of understandings Thursday, with a final […]

President Obama on the International Nuclear Framework with Iran

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Obama lays out the details of a historic framework with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. April 2, 2015. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the […]

U.S., Iranian Officials Say Framework For Nuclear Deal Reached

Iran and six world powers agreed to a framework for a final deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear program, officials said Thursday. The understanding paves the way for the start of a final phase of talks that aims to reach a comprehensive agreement by the end of June. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote on […]

Officials: Iran, U.S. Agree Outline Nuclear Deal But Dispute Disclosure

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Western officials say that Iran and the United States have agreed on the outlines of an understanding that would open the path to a final phase of nuclear negotiations but are in a dispute over how much to make public. The officials spoke Thursday outside talks focused on formulating a general […]

US Official: Kerry Extends Stay At Iran Nuclear Talks For Another Day

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — US official: Kerry extends stay at Iran nuclear talks for another day as negotiations falter. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

Ronald Reagan Would Not Have Allowed 47 Senators or Netanyahu to Influence Nuclear Negotiations with Gorbachev

In January, I wrote a Jerusalem Post article titled Why Bombing Iran would be a strategic mistake for Israel and America. When Leon Panetta, Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen and other top officials all agree that bombing Iran would only set its nuclear program back three years, it’s obvious that war hawks are playing checkers […]

U.S. Says Enough Progress Made In Iran Nuclear Talks To Extend To Wednesday

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — US says enough progress made in Iran nuclear talks to extend talks to Wednesday. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American […]

Who Are the Nuclear Scofflaws?

Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations, and in effect since 1970, is a treaty in which the non-nuclear nations agreed to forgo developing nuclear weapons […]

Iran Nuclear Talks Expand As Deadline For Deal Looms

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal. With just four days to go until that target, negotiators in the […]

Sean Hannity Says Obama ‘Wants To Give The Iranians Nuclear Weapons’

Sean Hannity went full speed ahead with his attacks on President Obama Thursday evening. The Fox News host invited Liz Cheney and network contributor Steve Hayes to discuss a new report that the United States may allow Iran to run hundreds of centrifuges at a fortified underground bunker. The news comes as the pressure is […]

Russia Threatens To Aim Nuclear Missiles At Denmark Ships If It Joins NATO Shield

COPENHAGEN, March 22 (Reuters) – Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile defense system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace. Denmark said in August it would contribute radar capacity on some of its warships to the missile shield, which the Western […]

Iran’s President Rouhani Says Nuclear Agreement Within Reach

DUBAI, March 21 (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday recent progress in the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers could lead to a final agreement and all remaining issues could be overcome, state media reported. Iran and six world powers – the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – […]

Kerry: ‘Substantial Progress’ In Nuclear Talks, But Gaps Remain

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “substantial progress” has been made toward ensuring that Iran’s nuclear program will not lead to weapons development. But he says important gaps still stand in the way of an agreement. Speaking after a week of nuclear talks with Iran, Kerry said Saturday that the […]

Congress Lays Tripwires for Iran Nuclear Accord

As negotiators work to clear the final hurdles for a framework nuclear deal with Iran, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have decided to delay a markup of a bill that would lay tripwires that threaten any final deal. Diplomacy has been given more time to succeed, yet […]

Iran And World Powers Break Off Nuclear Talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday to allow members of the Iranian delegation to attend the funeral of their president’s mother, as a senior Russian official suggested that the sides were close to a deal. Top Russian negotiator Sergey Ryabkov told The Associated Press […]

Israel’s Netanyahu Slams World Powers Over Iran Nuclear Talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says world powers “have given up” on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations. Netanyahu made the comments Wednesday night at a meeting of his Likud Party outside of Jerusalem. They come as Netanyahu plans to address the U.S. Congress […]

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Not Opposed To Extension Of Nuclear Talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a “fair” agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on Iranian state television, saying “I am not […]

International Day Against Nuclear Tests Should Push Us All to Demand Global Zero

According to the 2000 Report of the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, the long-lasting effects of nuclear testing can be qualified in simple scientific terms: “Radiation exposure can damage living cells, causing death in some of them and modifying others.” Translation: death, cancer and birth deformities, to name but a few. […]