More Nuclear Weapons Articles

  • Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. The remarks by Gen. Hossein Dehghan came as a rebuff of recent comments by...

  • AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday. The move is part of...

  • Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday. The government-run daily "Iran" quoted Ali...

  • US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday told ABC's "This Week" that Iran's...

  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was commander of 20th Air Force, with responsibility for...

  • Syria chemical destruction deadline still possible

    ROTA, Spain (AP) — If Syria can remove all its ingredients for making poison gas and nerve agent from the country by the end of the month, an ambitious June 30 deadline for destroying the chemicals should be met, a spokesman for the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday. It remains...

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Speaking for the six, EU...

  • Aided by U.S. weakness, Vladimir Putin wants to party like it's 1989

    In a speech to Russia's parliament while formally annexing Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin cited history to legitimize his decision for “reunification.”

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The resulting launch-ready total of 400...

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran. The...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences

    VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. With less than three months to go before an informal July deadline, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad...

  • Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

    Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

  • Nuke test cheating linked to flawed leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A basic contradiction lies at the root of an exam-cheating scandal that decimated the ranks of an Air Force nuclear missile group, investigators say: Commanders were demanding perfection in testing and ethics but also tacitly condoned rule-bending or even willfully ignored...

  • On Russia, Obama is the one who misunderstands, not Vladimir Putin

    President Obama on Friday called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine, saying Moscow's behavior "is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century." “Well, on this I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about...

  • Editorial cartoon: Nuclear arms

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.



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