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2006-05-23 16:50:01

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has speeded up efforts to develop long-range cruise missiles of a type that could be used should the Jewish state try to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, security sources said on Tuesday. Israel sent warplanes to destroy Iraq's main atomic reactor at Osiraq in 1981 and has not ruled out similar action to prevent its arch-foe from getting the bomb should U.S.-led diplomatic pressure on Tehran fail. The greater ranges to Iran's nuclear...

2006-04-28 13:27:10

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - The world's nuclear watchdog said on Friday Iran has flouted a U.N. Security Council call to suspend uranium enrichment and is speeding up the program instead, spurring Western powers to urge tougher U.N. action. President Bush said he wanted peaceful persuasion to prevail. Iran's president has vowed to spurn any U.N. resolution to stop its professed quest for fuel for atomic power stations -- a front for bomb-making in Western eyes. "It's very...

2006-04-27 03:14:40

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iran has received a first shipment of missiles from North Korea that are capable of reaching Europe, Israel's military intelligence chief was quoted on Thursday as saying. Known in the West as BM-25s, the Russian-designed missiles have a range of around 1,500 miles, giving them a longer reach than the Iranian-made Shihab-4 missiles which are capable of hitting Israel. The intelligence chief, Major-General Amos Yadlin, was quoted by Israel's Haaretz newspaper as...

2006-04-25 12:25:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India's self-imposed moratorium on nuclear weapons testing should assuage doubts U.S. lawmakers may have about passing a civil nuclear deal with the South Asian nation, Indian Minister of Power Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Tuesday. "I'm quite confident of this (congressional approval) because ... India has accepted these principles," Shinde said in an interview. The testing issue has emerged as the latest wrinkle in the sweeping deal which would give India...

2006-03-28 14:15:00

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has not adequately protected itself against the nightmare scenario of a nuclear attack by terrorists, the head of the panel that investigated the September 11, 2001, attacks said on Tuesday. Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean told a Senate panel that neither the Bush administration nor Congress has done all it can to protect American lives and the U.S. economy: "The size of the problem still totally dwarfs the policy response." Another...

2006-03-27 23:25:10

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most nuclear-supplier nations are waiting to see what the U.S. Congress does with the U.S.-India civil nuclear energy deal before taking a position on the controversial agreement, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said on Monday. U.S. officials last week briefed the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) on the India deal, which requires changes in U.S. law and international regulations to take effect. Only...

2006-02-28 18:36:25

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States cannot say for certain that North Korea possesses any nuclear weapons but believes Pyongyang has continued to produce plutonium from its 5-megawatt Yongbyon reactor, top intelligence officials said on Tuesday. In a marked departure from precedent, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte declined to estimate the number of nuclear devices North Korea might have assembled, despite repeated questioning by Democrats at a hearing by...

2006-02-28 16:15:38

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States cannot say for certain that North Korea possesses any nuclear weapons but believes Pyongyang has continued to produce plutonium from its 5-megawatt Yongbyon reactor, top intelligence officials said on Tuesday. In a marked departure from precedent, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte declined to estimate the number of nuclear devices North Korea might have assembled, despite repeated questioning by Democrats at a hearing by...

2006-02-08 12:35:00

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN -- Two German businessmen, a former Russian military officer and North Korea are among those helping Iran develop missiles that the West fears could one day carry nuclear warheads, diplomats and intelligence officials say. Last month German federal prosecutors formally charged two German citizens with espionage for helping a foreign intelligence agency acquire dual-use "delivery system" technology. The prosecutors announced the charge of espionage last week but did...

2006-02-08 12:32:49

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Two German businessmen, a former Russian military officer and North Korea are among those helping Iran develop missiles that the West fears could one day carry nuclear warheads, diplomats and intelligence officials say. Last month German federal prosecutors formally charged two German citizens with espionage for helping a foreign intelligence agency acquire dual-use "delivery system" technology. The prosecutors announced the charge of espionage...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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