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Chemical Weapon Watchdog Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
2013-10-12 07:45:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the group overseeing the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal. According to BBC News, the Nobel Committee said the honor was presented to the organization because of its “extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons.” OPCW director general Ahmet Uzumcu called the award a "great honor" and said it would...

2013-09-23 04:20:10

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Sarin Gas, Tabun, VX & Mustard Gas CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was offered today by Strategic Planning Initiatives on Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal: Syrian Chemical Weapons Disposal - Unresolved Dilemma: While the United Nations and the international community meet on Chemical Weapons solutions, world leaders will be devising clear and coherent plans for Syria Chemical Weapons disposal. In this connection, will The Arab League directly...

2013-04-08 16:20:09

What happens when nuclear-armed states face internal revolt? Jenkins analyzes the consequences. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Syria's escalating civil war has raised concerns about the security of the country's arsenal of chemical weapons. The Pentagon reportedly has secret plans to secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons against terrorists, a jihadist coup, or civil war. It also has conducted war games to explore how it might try to secure North Korea's nuclear...

2012-09-05 06:23:29

Danger Compared to Current Iran-Related Proliferation Concerns, Seen As More Directly Addressable by U.S. WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Physicians for Social Responsibility: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is putting U.S. nuclear non-proliferation policy at risk if it decides not to require a formal nuclear proliferation assessment as part of the licensing process for a uranium laser enrichment facility in...

2008-08-25 12:00:21

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Tarah Donoghue, +1-202-879-5817, media@r-tac.org, for Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (R-TAC) WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise public awareness to the impact of possible radiological attacks against our nation, a new national, not-for-profit and nonpartisan coalition was launched today by a broad group of first- responders, business groups, health advocates and homeland security experts. The Radiological Threat...

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2008-04-24 18:50:00

The White House said Thursday that North Korea's secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria was "a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world," raising doubts about Pyongyang's intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities. Seven months after Israel bombed the reactor, the White House broke its silence and said North Korea assisted Syria's secret nuclear program and that the destroyed facility was not intended for "peaceful purposes."...

2006-07-24 00:04:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Satellite photos show what appears to be the construction site for a larger nuclear reactor adjacent to Pakistan's only plutonium production reactor, according to an analysis by nuclear experts at the Washington-based Institute for Science, the newspaper said. The...

2006-07-10 00:46:18

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - India's test-firing of its longest-range nuclear-capable missile, the Agni III, was unsuccessful after the projectile crashed into the sea despite a smooth take-off, a defense ministry official said on Monday. The launch of the ballistic Agni, which means "fire" in Sanskrit, took place on Sunday morning from the well-guarded Wheeler island off India's eastern coast. Soon after the launch of the missile, which has a range of more than 3,000 km (1,870...

2006-07-09 02:28:55

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - India on Sunday test-fired its longest-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, the Agni III, which can hit targets deep within China, a senior defense ministry official said. The missile, whose name means fire, has a range of more than 3,000 km, and was launched from Wheeler island off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa, the official, who did not wish to be named, told Reuters. The test was successful, he added. Analysts say the successful test...

2006-06-26 19:31:24

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During President George W. Bush's administration, North Korea has gone from having enough plutonium for one or two nuclear weapons to having enough for as many as 13, a study released on Monday said. It concluded that the reclusive communist state, whose threat to test a long-range ballistic missile has spread concern in Washington and in Asia, could have more than 17 such weapons by the time Bush leaves office in...