In the end, there are credible reasons for the United States to forgo deep reductions in the size of its nuclear arsenal, avoid significant cuts in its nuclear force structure, and move ahead with planned nuclear modernization programs. By shrinking the arsenal and divesting force structure, Washington could find it increasingly difficult to simultaneously preserve [...]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to “forge ahead” with Iran’s nuclear enrichment program over the weekend and announced the upcoming construction of a second nuclear reactor in the province of Bushehr.
Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant came online in 2011 and is operated with the assistance of the Russians. Rouhani said that [...]
“Iran has reached the point of a nuclear threshold state and can build several nuclear bombs in a matter of weeks.”
The former heads of two of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world, speaking Sunday, Dec. 1, in different parts of the world, were of the same opinion: Iran has reached the point [...]
However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually inaccurate primer that misleads the American public.
“What has been released by the website of the White House as a fact sheet is a one-sided interpretation of the agreed text in [...]
‘”We’re another step closer to a nuclear-1914 scenario in the Middle East or elsewhere,” Zarate said.’
Robert Zarate, the policy director for the Foreign Policy Initiative, a think tank that has supported more sanctions on Iran, said the deal signed in Geneva was dangerous. “We’re another step closer to a nuclear-1914 scenario in the Middle [...]
‘Geneva and Nov. 24 will be remembered along with Munich and Sep. 29 [Neville Chamberlain].’
“For the first time in nearly a decade we have halted parts of Iran’s nuclear program” announced a jubilant Barack Obama after the news of the just-signed Geneva six-month interim agreement with Iran.
But the American [...]
Bennett emphasized the long-term implications of the deal, stating that “if a nuclear suitcase blows up five years from now in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning.”
The remarks provide a telling rebuttal to claims by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, an alleged moderate, that ”Israel is only [...]
Israel and some Republicans in Congress called the nuclear deal hammered out between Iran and world powers very dangerous despite assurances from the United States that the pact would make American allies in the region safer.
“This is an excellent deal for Iran, but unfortunately this agreement is extremely dangerous for the free world,” Israel’s [...]
China is the only NPT state that is increasing the size of its nuclear forces. Worse still, writes Richard Weitz, Beijing may be about to change its ‘no first use’ policy, which may require Washington to adjust its strategic dialogue with this modernizing power.
Of the five states that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty permits to [...]
Below is a report from 1997, when Russia was broke and a friend of the US, showing how Russia was spending precious resources on underground nuclear bunkers in Moscow and at Yamantau Mountain. The Russian leaders thought the threat of nuclear war was credible and that a nuclear war was winnable. Wasn’t the cold war [...]