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Chirac Threatens Nuclear Weapons Against

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, President Jacques Chirac for the first time raised the threat of a nuclear response on Jan. 18 to states that launch

Nukes Must Stay Within National Borders Says Russian Army Chief

RIA Novosti, Moscow: Any new Russia-U.S. agreement on strategic weapons reduction must eliminate the possibility that nuclear weapons could be stationed outside national borders,...

Southeast Asia Warns North Korea On Nuclear Test

, Cebu (AFP): Southeast Asian nations urged North Korea Sunday to cancel any plans for a second nuclear test and to address the world's...

Israel plans 'nuclear' strike on Iran

, Israel has drawn up plans to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment facilities with a tactical nuclear strike, a British newspaper has said in a...

US says nothing to fear from new nuclear warheads

Agence France-Presse, The United States Thursday defended plans to overhaul its sea-based nuclear arsenal with a new generation of warheads, arguing the program did...

G8: Decommissioning Nuclear and Chemical Weapons

German Government, The G8 nations work for peace, security and stability, and have thus made it their business to stem the spread of weapons...

India pushes for nuclear triad

India's Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) has discussed the country's progress toward creating a fully-fledged nuclear triad, the Times of India said on Tuesday. An NCA...

US has secret plans to safeguard Pakistan’s nukes

Washington: The United States has secret contingency plans to safeguard Pakistani nuclear weapons if they risk falling into the wrong hands, the Washington Post...

Iran has begun assembling centrifuges at Natanz site: diplomats

, Iran has begun installing centrifuges at the Natanz site where it plans 3,000 of the machines to enrich uranium in defiance of UN...

Top uranium producer Niger ratifies anti-nukes protocol

AFP, NIAMEY: Niger, the world's third producer of uranium, announced Thursday that it had ratified the anti-nuclear proliferation protocol of the International Atomic Energy...