08 Jul 2020

China says it won’t join nuclear talks until the US reduces its arsenal

China stated that it would like to join trilateral nuclear arms control talks with the US and Russia, however, under the condition that the US significantly reduces its nuclear arsenal. China requested that the US’s arsenal should closely match China’s own level, according to a senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday.

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12 Jun 2020

North Korea Promises to Advance Nuclear Weapons as It Turns Back to Foreign Affairs

North Korea released a state-media report on Friday stating that relations with the US had “shifted into despair,” promising to boost its nuclear weapons program on the second anniversary of the historic Singapore summit meeting between Jim Jong Un and US President Trump. According to North Korea’s foreign minister, the

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28 May 2020

U.S. to Stop Allowing Foreign Companies to Facilitate Iranian Civil Nuclear Program

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, has announced that the US will stop allowing foreign companies to facilitate nuclear activities in Iran, representing a core provision of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Pompeo alleges that Iran has continued to expand proliferation-sensitive activities, resulting in the US government announcement. In May of

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21 Oct 2019

US Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

The Pentagon is finally abandoning its archaic nuclear launch systems that still rely on 8-inch floppy disks. According to an official, the Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) will start using a “highly-secure solid state digital storage solution” instead. SACCS, the communication infrastructure that transmits emergency action messages for

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24 Sep 2019

Satellite images suggest North Korea working to hide launch of missile submarine

According to a new CNN report, recent commercial satellite images show that North Korea has been covertly preparing the launch of a submarine capable of firing missiles. The preparations have been taking place at a shipyard along the country’s central coast off the Sea of Japan. Jeffrey Lewis of the

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30 Aug 2019

Prime minister says Pakistan will respond if India attacks

Pakistan and India once again seem to be edging closer to war over Kashmir, a region divided between the two countries but fully claimed by both. On Friday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that his country will give a “befitting response” in case of an Indian attack on Pakistani-controlled

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23 Aug 2019

Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered his government to “to take exhaustive measures to prepare a reciprocal response” to the recent US test of a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile. The test was carried out just weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such missiles officially became defunct.

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20 Aug 2019

Russia accuses US of stoking military tensions with missile test

Russia on Tuesday accused the US of “escalating military tensions” by conducting a test of a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile, just weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such missiles officially became defunct. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that “we won’t allow ourselves to be

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14 Aug 2019

Energy Department Never Blacklists Risky Nuclear Tech Vendors, GAO Says

Even though the US Secretary of Energy has the authority to ban nuclear tech vendors that “present a significant supply chain risk,” the Energy Department has not blacklisted a single risky vendor since it was granted this authority by Congress in 2013. An audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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13 Aug 2019

US Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians

US intelligence officials believe that a recent explosion in northern Russia that resulted in a significant spike in radiation levels may have been caused by a failed test of a new type of nuclear cruise missile being developed by Russia. Seven Russians were killed in the incident, which took place

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