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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:50 pm
  • VIENNA - Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.

  • More chemicals shipped out of Syria 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:47 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has to ratchet up its movement of raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents if it is to meet deadlines for destroying the stockpile.

  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday.

  • Syria chemical destruction deadline still possible 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:45 pm
  • ROTA, Spain - If Syria can remove all its ingredients for making poison gas and nerve agent from the country by the end of the month, an ambitious June 30 deadline for destroying the chemicals should be met, a spokesman for the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday.

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:37 pm
  • VIENNA - Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions.

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war.

  • Kerry: US strike in Syria wouldn't be devastating 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A threatened, but averted, American missile strike to punish Syria's government for a chemical weapons attack last summer would not have been powerful enough to change the course in the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, in an attempt to deflect criticism that the U.S. hasn't done enough to stem the violence there.

  • Audit cites deficiencies in New Mexico labs 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:41 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A new federal audit has found Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories failed to monitor nuclear weapons designs as well as the reliability of parts being used to build them, the Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday.

  • Examples of differing views of nuke missile force 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A retired general's mostly positive assessment of conditions inside the nuclear Air Force one year ago stands in contrast to the picture that has emerged since. Some examples of how the views differ:

  • Diplomats: Syria can meet chemical weapons target 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:59 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that Syria can still meet the April 27 deadline to remove all chemical agents from the country even though shipments have been halted for two weeks because of worsening security, U.N. diplomats said.

  • Ukrainian students in Wyoming watch Crimean crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:33 pm
  • POWELL, Wyoming - Events at home occupy the thoughts of three Northwest College students more than usual these days.

  • Professor to lead nuclear monitoring project 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:13 pm
  • ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A new project designed to monitor countries that don't observe an international nuclear proliferation treaty and help nations with nuclear power safeguard their materials will be run by a professor in Michigan.

  • Former home of deadly VX slow to find new use 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:02 am
  • NEWPORT, Indiana - When Bill Laubernds tours the 7,000-acre Newport Chemical Depot - complete with abandoned structures, old cemeteries and derelict signs of the country's chemical history of producing chemical weapons - he doesn't see an old chemical plant site. He sees potential.

  • Possible source of fumes uncovered at nuclear site 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:15 pm
  • RICHLAND, Washington - A contractor has identified two possible sources of fumes that have sickened 18 workers during the past two weeks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site in Washington state.

  • Jonathan Schell, anti-war activist, dead at 70 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:05 pm
  • NEW YORK - Jonathan Schell, the crusading author, journalist and anti-war activist who condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear holocaust in terrifying detail in his galvanizing best seller, "The Fate of the Earth," has died at age 70.

  • Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:03 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first face-to-face meeting since they both took office more than a year ago.

  • Japan to turn over nuclear material to US 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:14 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

  • NYC-based chemical warfare unit gets new commander 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:39 am
  • ALBANY, New York - A Brooklyn-based joint New York Army and Air National Guard unit that specializes in identifying chemical, biological and radiological weapons is getting a new commander.