Tag: nuclear

North Korea Mocks Trump Warning, Prepares To Fire Missiles Toward Guam

North Korea on Thursday dismissed President Trump’s warning that the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury” on the communist-run nation if Pyongyang continued to threaten America, saying Trump’s statement was a “load of nonsense.” North Korea said it was finalizing a plan to fire four missiles over Japan into waters around the tiny Pacific island…

Tunnel Collapses At Handford Nuclear Waste Site

A tunnel inside a decomissioned nuclear production site in in Hanford, Washington, collapsed on Tuesday. Employees were ordered to take cover over fears the collapse might have released radioactive material, but a state official told the Associated Press that radiation had not been released and there were no injuries. The Department of Energy previously said…

Trump To Mika On Nukes: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race’ [VIDEO]

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Friday morning that President-elect Donald Trump told her, “Let it be an arms race. We will out-match them at every pass and out-last them all.” Trump’s comments were referring to nuclear weapons, a discussion which he revived on Thursday after he declared on Twitter that the U.S. “must greatly strengthen…

Nuclear Summit: Obama Meets With Brokers Of Iran Deal [VIDEO]

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak Friday at the end of the second and final day of the nuclear security summit here attended by world leaders. The U.S. leader said Thursday, from the summit’s sidelines, that in the wake of attacks in Brussels and elsewhere, there is “not only great urgency around the nuclear issue,…

Kim Jong Un Issues Nuclear Warning [VIDEO]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered military leaders to ready nuclear weapons for use “at any time,” a day after Pyongyang fired six short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan, state media reported Thursday. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Kim told officials during a military exercise to be ready to launch pre-emptive…

Nuclear Smugglers Targeting ISIS Buyers [VIDEO]

An AP inquest revealed on Tuesday that gangs with suspected Russian connections have explicitly targeted selling radioactive material to extremists in the Middle East, including ISIS. The report uncovered four instances in the last five years when criminal networks, with suspected Russian ties, allegedly tried to sell nuclear material to extremists through Moldova. One investigation…

North Korea Restart Nuclear Program [VIDEO]

North Korea says its main nuclear facility, the Yongbyon complex, has resumed normal operations. The country was improving its nuclear weapons “in quality and quantity”, state-run news agency KCNA reported. Yongbyon’s reactor was shut down in 2007 but Pyongyang vowed to restart it in 2013, following its third nuclear test and amid high regional tensions.…

Trump, Cruz Hold Joint Rally To Protest Iran Nuclear Deal [VIDEO]

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, saying it would be “in the next few weeks.” Cruz aides confirmed Trump’s statement. They say that the Texas…

Hillary Clinton: I Support Iran Nuclear Deal [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton will forcefully back the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal during a speech on Wednesday in Washington, according to campaign aides, but will also take a cautious tone by urging lawmakers to take a “distrust and verify” posture with the nation.

Colin Powell: Iran Deal is ‘Pretty Good’ [VIDEO]

During a segment of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed the Iran Deal on the table. “It’s a pretty good deal,” he said. He addressed the concern that the deal would allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon faster saying that people “forgetting the reality that [Iranian leaders] have…

Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal With Democrats Votes [VIDEO]

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced Wednesday morning she will support the U.S. nuclear accord with Iran. That news gives the White House 34 votes in the Senate—all from Democrats—to prevent the chamber from overriding President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution. Nevertheless, Republicans including Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz plan to rally against the…

Netanyahu: Iran Deal Is Historic Mistake [VIDEO]

Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu condemned the landmark nuclear deal with Iran before it was finalized Tuesday, describing it as “a bad mistake of historic proportions.” Before a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem, Netanyahu warned any deal was a giving Iran a “sure path to nuclear weapons.” Other officials, including Israel’s…

Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal will continue over weekend [VIDEO]

Talks in Vienna to reach an agreement on the Iran nuclear question will continue into the weekend. As another deadline passed, Britain’s foreign secretary said progress had been “painfully slow.” Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been trying to hammer out a final deal limiting his country’s nuclear programme.in return for sanctions relief. “Some…

North Korea Claims To Have Miniaturized Nuclear Weapons [VIDEO]

Leaders in Pyongyang claimed Wednesday they have found a way to miniaturize nuclear warheads, giving them the ability to mount weapons on missiles. The statements come shortly after North Korea released images of what appears to be Kim Jong Un observing the testing of such a “world-level strategic weapon.” But U.S. military leaders say the…

Jon Stewart Presents, The Case of the Iranian Agent [VIDEO]

Former Vice President Dick Cheney reappears to make a rather ironic assertion about the legacy and burden of President Obama’s administration in “Jon Stewart Mysteries Presents, The Case of the Iranian Agent” when in fact, it was Cheney and his administration that started the mess in the middle east giving Iran more power in the…

U.S., Iran Have a ‘Historic’ Nuclear Agreement – Obama Speaks Live [VIDEO]

President Obama called the historic nuclear framework agreement between the United States and Iran “a good deal.” In a press conference following the announcement, he outlined six parameters of the framework. Iran and world powers reached a framework on curbing Iran’s nuclear program at marathon talks in Switzerland on Thursday that will allow further negotiations…

U.S. Would Let Iran Resume Nuclear Work [VIDEO]

The U.S. and Iran are working a deal that would permit Tehran to eventually continue its nuclear program. The possible agreement would necessitate that Iran freeze its program at first, but it would then be permitted to step up development. “The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of…

US nuclear agency hid concerns over nuclear plants

In the days following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to American nuclear plants, thousands of internal emails show. NBC News

Nun, 84, is sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for nuclear protest

An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant. Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. The men were sentenced to more than five years in…

UK nuclear plant orders employees to stay home over radiation

The United Kingdom’s largest nuclear plant ordered thousands of workers to stay at home Friday after recording increased levels of radioactivity, its operator said. The Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site, in Cumbria, northwest England, told all non-essential employees not to come to work after the elevated levels were picked up by a monitor at the north…

Kim Jong-Un US Not Safe From Nukes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the Korean peninsula will be engulfed by ”massive nuclear disaster” if war breaks out there again, warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict. ”If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and…

Masao Yoshida Dead: Former Chief Of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Dies At 58

Tokyo Electric Power Co. says the former chief of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, Masao Yoshida, has died of cancer of the esophagus. He was 58. TEPCO officials said Yoshida’s illness was not related to radioactive exposure. Yoshida led efforts to stabilize the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant after it was hit by the March…

North Korea Detonates Third Nuclear Bomb Test

Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. North Korea said the atomic test was merely its “first response” to what…