More Nuclear Weapons Articles

  • Utilities get more time to gauge nuke flood risks

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators have given Nebraska's two biggest utilities more time to evaluate flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that the Nebraska and Omaha Public Power Districts will now have until next Feb. 4 to...

  • US nuclear regulator looks to reposition staff

    ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. nuclear regulators may need to shuffle staff as fewer nuclear plants are built and financial pressures prompt utilities to shutter existing plants, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane said Monday. Macfarlane said NRC officials are in the early...

  • UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. The move was expected. Tehran had committed to convert or dilute its 20-percent enriched stockpile under an...

  • We're talking to the wrong Iranians

    When it comes to an agreement with Iran about its nuclear program, no deal is better than a bad deal.

  • Iranian president backs extension of nuclear talks

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Thursday backed an extension of his country's nuclear negotiations with world powers underway in Vienna, saying it would be in the "interest of all" if the talks went on past their planned July 20 deadline. The talks aim at a deal that curbs Iran's...

  • Iran nuke talks likely to be extended past July 20

    VIENNA (AP) — Facing stubborn disputes on the terms of a deal, Iran and six world powers have tentatively decided to adjourn their nuclear talks two days early but plan to extend them past their planned July 20 end date, diplomats said Wednesday. Both sides had been prepared to talk until...

  • Iranian Nukes: Gaps remain, but talks continue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran's nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts to secure a deal that could finally bridge a decades-long diplomatic chasm between the Islamic republic...

  • The sticking points in the Iran nuclear talks

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up two days of intense talks with his Iranian counterpart Tuesday about the country's nuclear program, speaking of "tangible progress," but also of significant gaps separating the two sides. The parties are seeking to reach a deal by...

  • Facing deadline, US and Iran press nuclear talks

    VIENNA (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle East and beyond that have Washington and Tehran aligned in some places but often opposed. The state of U.S.-Iranian relations was adding...

  • Air Force's James aimed 'deep' at nuke corps ills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Deborah Lee James became top boss of the Air Force seven months ago she had no inkling a nuclear crisis was brewing. But once it erupted in the form of exam-cheating by dozens of missile launch officers, she quickly announced conclusions that no Air Force leader before...

  • Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

    Unfortunately, for the future of our nation and the world, we are too focused on government handouts rather than the most basic function of government: defending us from barbarians.

  • No Iran breakthrough with John Kerry in Vienna

    VIENNA (AP) — Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away. "There has been no breakthrough today," said British Foreign Secretary...

  • Israeli prime minister urges strong nuclear deal with Iran as negotiations begin

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored the United States and other world leaders to insist on a strong deal with Iran regarding their nuclear program. Netanyahu, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," said negotiators should aim to model the long-term Iranian deal currently being discussed...

  • Iran wants to greatly expand uranium enrichment

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran said Wednesday it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment program despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms. The position outlined by Iranian nuclear agency head Ali Akbar Salehi appeared to be the most detailed yet of what Tehran wants at its...

  • Diplomats: Iran nuke talks make little progress

    VIENNA (AP) — Talks over Iran's nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting U.S.-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats said Monday. As negotiations move closer to a July 20 target date for a deal, both sides are trying to...



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