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  • Biden’s Iran strategy is a threat to regional partners and US interests

    04/29/2021 2:52:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner via msn ^ | 29 Apr 2021 | Rep. Greg Steube
    The Biden administration has signaled its intent to weaken or lift sanctions against Iran that it views as “inconsistent” with the failed 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal. Biden’s overhyped campaign rhetoric was critical of the previous administration’s decision to withdraw from the dangerously flawed JCPOA... Despite Congress being united on tough policy sanctions for decades, the Obama-Biden administration went around Congress to enter into the 2015 JCPOA. By doing so, the U.S. allowed new opportunities for Iran to fund terrorist militias in the region and beyond. And far worse, this deal allowed Iran to beat compliance efforts...
  • Obama hails Iran deal as a model for nuclear diplomacy

    04/01/2016 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 11:14 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama hailed the nuclear deal with Iran on Friday as a “substantial success” and a model for future diplomacy, as world leaders took stock of the world’s most worrisome nuclear threats. Hosting his last nuclear security summit, Obama sought to use the controversial Iran deal as an argument for his carrot-and-stick approach to deterring nuclear proliferation, and he credited Iran with taking steps to meet its commitments. Critics of the deal in the U.S. and abroad are livid about the sanctions relief Iran is receiving in response. “It will take time for Iran to reintegrate in the global...
  • Belgian Nuclear Facility Officer ‘Found Dead With His Pass Missing'

    03/26/2016 12:39:03 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    chicksontheright ^ | March 26, 2016
    Earlier this year, authorities found a tape with 12 hours of mysterious footage as the result of an anti-terrorism raid in Brussels. The hours of tape revealed that someone was spying on Belgium’s nuclear power chief, which led authorities to believe that the terrorist cell was likely planning on attacking a nuclear power plant or retrieving nuclear material to build a dirty bomb. It looks like they were right. Belgium is currently on “high alert” after authorities found a nuclear power plant security officer dead with his pass missing. The concerning development, which occurred on Thursday but was only reported...
  • Surveillance Law Lets US Ratify Nuclear Terrorism Treaties

    06/07/2015 8:34:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    Tucked into the surveillance bill that became law was a little-noticed section that will let the United States complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping a frightening scenario: terrorists wielding radioactive bombs. "Today, nearly 2,000 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear materials remain spread across hundreds of sites around the globe — some of it poorly secured," said former Sen. Sam Nunn, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, an organization in Washington that works on the issue. "We know that to get the materials needed to build a bomb, terrorists will not necessarily go where there is the most...
  • Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran's demands in nuclear talks, Israeli officials tell Ch. 10

    01/30/2015 11:36:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 30, 2015 | Staff
    Isreali officials told Channel 10 on Friday that they are convinced the Obama administration has already agreed to most of Iran’s demands in the P5+1 negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. According to unnamed officials, Washington “has given the Iranians 80 percent of what they want” out of the negotiations, Channel 10 is reporting.
  • Iran says testing new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West

    08/27/2014 8:41:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:57am EDT | Michelle Moghtader in Dubai and Fredrik Dahl in Vienna
    Iran has conducted “mechanical” tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear program. Iran’s development of new centrifuges to replace its current breakdown-prone model is watched closely by Western officials as it could allow the Islamic Republic to amass potential atomic bomb material much faster. …
  • Nuclear Terrorist Threat Looms On Our Southern Border

    12/05/2013 4:28:04 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The theft of a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material combined with terrorist group activity in the hemisphere shows that the need for a secure border involves more than illegal immigration. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found the stolen truck and likely recovered all of the radioactive cobalt taken by a group of thieves who were probably after the truck, unaware it carried a deadly cargo. Cobalt-60, which is used in radiation therapy to treat cancer, was being transported from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center. But what if the thieves...
  • ‘Crisis of faith’ between Israel and US over possible Iran deal

    11/08/2013 9:40:58 PM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 9, 2013, 1:51 am
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “in a state of shocked disbelief” at the deal apparently taking shape in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli television news reports said Friday night. Netanyahu, the reports on Israel’s Channel 10 and Channel 2 news said, had “an unprecedented confrontation” with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Tel Aviv on Friday morning over the possible deal, which he publicly described as “a very, very bad deal” and which he implored Kerry “not to rush to sign” and to “reconsider.” The Netanyahu government is “in a crisis of faith” with the Obama administration...
  • Lights out: House plan would protect nation's electricity from solar flare, nuclear bomb

    06/20/2013 7:49:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 120 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 17 June 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Amid growing fears of a massive electromagnetic pulse hit from either a solar flare or a terrorist nuclear bomb, House Republicans on Tuesday will unveil a plan to save the nation's electric grid from an attack that could mean lights out for 300 million Americans. Dubbed the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act, the legislation would push the federal government to install grid-saving devices such as surge protectors to protect against an attack. "It is critical that we protect our major transformers from cascading destruction. The Shield Act encourages industry to develop standards necessary to protect our...
  • Obama Advised to Acknowledge Iran’s Nuclear ‘Fatwa’

    04/19/2013 12:55:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 19, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama should acknowledge an Iranian fatwa prohibiting nuclear weapons “as one of the bases for nuclear negotiations,” according to a report urging a new push to engage Tehran, endorsed by a group of former senior government officials. Iranian officials periodically cite a purported fatwa (religious ruling) by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons is forbidden under Islam, although the notion is viewed with skepticism by some critics, Muslims among them. The fatwa was supposedly issued in 2005, but since then the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in a number of...
  • IAEA: Iran Failed to Clarify Nuclear Activities

    01/19/2012 4:57:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Yukiya Amano says Iran has failed to clarify its atomic development activities to the satisfaction of the United Nations nuclear watchdog body -- and now it's his job to warn the world about its possible military intentions. Amano, chief of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, said Thursday in an interview with the German-language Financial Times Deutschland an IAEA delegation will press Iran for "full cooperation" in meetings with officials in Tehran. "What we know suggests the development of nuclear weapons," FTD quoted the IAEA chief as saying "We want to check over everything that could have a military...
  • Report: Hizbullah could fit its rockets with tactical nuclear warheads

    04/16/2010 7:37:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 677+ views
    Geostrategy ^ | 4/16/2010 | Geostrategy
    Hizbullah could tip its rocket arsenal with Iranian-supplied nuclear warheads, a report said. The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies stated that Iran could supply its proxies with tactical nuclear warheads. In a report, BESA said Iran was likely to use its nuclear arsenal to wage what the report termed "nuclear terrorism against Israel." "Rockets, such as those already in Hizbullah's possession, could be fitted with nuclear warheads." "The potential means of conducting nuclear terrorism against Israel would be similar to those applicable to other countries — sea, air, and land-based — with one important addition: rockets," the report, authored by...
  • US warns of al-Qa'ida's nuclear weapon wish

    04/12/2010 9:14:56 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 307+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 13, 2010 | Brad Norrington
    THE risk of an unsecured nuclear weapon falling into the hands of al-Qa'ida or other terrorist organisations posed the greatest threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned yesterday. Mr Obama said he knew al-Qa'ida was trying to obtain a nuclear weapon and would have no compunction about using one to cause devastation. The President issued his warning before today's start of a two-day summit of 47 countries that he is hosting in Washington. The Nuclear Security Summit, the first of its kind, is meant to focus on ways to secure supplies of plutonium and highly enriched uranium that...
  • Obama, world leaders work to stop nuclear spread

    04/12/2010 6:49:53 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 33 replies · 553+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | April 12, 2010 | Steven R. Hurst and Anne Gearan
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and presidents, prime ministers and other top officials from 47 countries start work Monday on a battle plan to keep nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands. Confronting what he calls the "single biggest threat to U.S. security," Obama is looking for global help in his goal of ensuring all nuclear materials worldwide are secured from theft or diversion within four years. On the eve of what would be the largest assembly of world leaders hosted by an American president since 1945 — the San Francisco conference to found the United Nations — Obama said nuclear...
  • U.S. warns of nuclear terror threat (hunting for an atomic bomb)

    04/09/2010 11:15:30 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 93 replies · 3,899+ views
    Press Herald ^ | April 10, 2010 | ROBERT BURNS
    The White House on Friday warned that al-Qaida is quietly hunting for an atomic bomb,
  • New US Nuclear Policy Focuses on Terrorists, Rogue States

    04/06/2010 10:39:47 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 250+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 6, 2010 | Al Pessin
    The United States on Tuesday announced a new nuclear weapons policy that gives top priority to fighting terrorism and proliferation, rather than deterring or responding to a nuclear attack by a foreign country. The policy promises not to use atomic weapons against non-nuclear states, but issues a stern warning for countries that ignore global non-proliferation rules. Initial reaction among experts and members of Congress has been mixed. The policy document called the Nuclear Posture Review specifically says the United States will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the nation's security strategy. It lays out a plan to expand conventional...
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • Iran is building 6,000-km. missile

    04/11/2008 11:57:49 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 35 replies · 84+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aprl 11, 2008 | Staff
    New satellite imagery exposed a site where Iran was developing long-range ballistic missiles, the Times of London reported Friday. According to the report, on February 4, Iran announced it had launched a "research rocket" as part of its space program. Experts have estimated since then, however, that the rocket launch was in fact a field test of Shihab-type ballistic missile. But four days after the launch another intriguing feature of the test became apparent: analysis of photographs taken by the Digital Globe QuickBird satellite indicated that the launch site of Kavoshgar 1, as the Shihab missile was dubbed by the...
  • Officials Shifting Focus to Iran

    04/11/2008 8:47:46 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 4 replies · 103+ views ^ | April 11, 2008 | Staff
    The hours of congressional testimony, the speeches and the press conferences this week were all, nominally, about Iraq. But another, equally explosive question - what to do about Iran - loomed over the presentations by Army Gen. David Petraeus, the American military commander in Iraq, over U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and over U.S. strategy for the Middle East. Petraeus and Crocker, arguing that there has been progress in stabilizing Iraq since President Bush ordered a troop build-up there last year, fingered Iran's support for Shiite militias in Iraq, which they called "special groups," as the No. 1 threat...
  • Iran Receives Nuclear Fuel in Blow to U.S.

    12/18/2007 1:54:49 AM PST · by america4vr · 18 replies · 154+ views
    New York Times ^ | Decembr 18, 2007 | Helene Cooper
    The United States lost a long battle when Russia, as it announced on Monday, delivered nuclear fuel to an Iranian power plant that is at the center of an international dispute over its nuclear program. Iran, for its part, confirmed on Monday plans to build a second such plant. In announcing that it had delivered the first shipment of enriched-uranium fuel rods to the power plant, at Bushehr in southern Iran, on Sunday, Russian officials said that while the fuel was in Iran, it would be under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the nuclear monitoring agency for...