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  Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday offered an olive branch to the United States in talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate. Rouhani, seen in the West as a relatively moderate leader, told his first news conference since taking the oath on Sunday that he was "seriously determined" to resolve the dispute and was ready to enter "ser ...

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  Taiwanese politicians exchanged punches and threw water at each other ahead of an expected vote that would authorise a referendum on whether to finish a fourth nuclear power plant on the densely populated island of 23 million people. Nuclear power has become an even more contentious issue in Taiwan since the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011. While many Taiwanese consider nuclear power generation a ...

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PREPARING FOR CONFLICT?: South Korea, US Military Drills Amid North Korea Nuclear Threat

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sure North Korea is punished if it carries out its threat to conduct a nuclear test. Amid signs that such a test is coming, South Korea's president also speculated that Pyongyang may detonate multiple atomic devices simultaneously. Under a U.N. Security Council resolution last month condemning a North Korean long-ran ...

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BOMBS AWAY: North Korea ‘Preparing For Two Nuclear Tests’

Analysis of recent satellite images has shown new activity on the southern edge of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, while preparations at a second tunnel to the west were apparently completed earlier, a South Korean government source told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper. The paper quoted a military official as saying, "There is a chance that the southern tunnel is a decoy, but we are not ruling out that the regi ...

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NO NUKES: Even Israel Admits Iran Is Not Building A Nuke

Despite Misleading Hype, No Government Leaders Think that Iran Is Building a Nuclear Bomb American and European leaders say that there is no evidence that Iran is building a nuclear weapon. Even Israel – which has threatened to attack Iran on its own – now admits the same thing. As Haaretz noted on January 18th: The intelligence assessment Israeli officials will present later this week to [Chairman of the J ...

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RADIOACTIVE REPLACEMENT: Nuclear Weapons Waste In Your Hip Replacement?

Even the deregulation-happy Wall Street Journal sounded shocked: “The Department of Energy is proposing to allow the sale of tons of scrap metal from government nuclear sites — an attempt to reduce waste that critics say could lead to radiation-tainted belt buckles, surgical implants and other consumer products.” 
 Having failed in the ’80s and ’90s to free the nuclear bomb factories and national laboratori ...

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BANGING THE WAR DRUMS: Targeting Iran Continues

Israel's likely coalition partners assure it. Spurious Iranian threats are hyped. What began years ago continues. Washington and Israel want puppet leaders replacing independent ones in power. At issue is unchallenged regional dominance. On January 27, Haaretz headlined "Netanyahu: Iran preparing for another Holocaust." 
 At Sunday's cabinet meeting, he told ministers that "holocaust denial is continued ene ...

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BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE: Reports Of Underground Blast At Iran Nuke Plant

News of an explosion at one of Iran’s nuclear facilities – broken exclusively by WND – is exploding around the world, with independent confirmation and international response pouring in. Israeli intelligence officials have confirmed the explosion to the Times of London, which is now reporting: “Sources in Tel Aviv said yesterday that they thought the explosion happened last week. The Israeli Government is i ...

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MISSILE ENVY: 3 Reasons North Korea Can’t Nuke the U.S. (Yet)

Thursday, North Korea stated explicitly that in addition to planning a third nuclear test, it would also be “targeting” the United States with its nuclear program. But although the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has rockets and an active nuclear program, threats of a nuclear attack may be bluster, according to some experts – at least for now. 
 Hans Kristensen, director of nuclear information at the ...

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