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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 1:32 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.

  • Russia delays new body to assign blame for Syrian attacks 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 6:35 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia is holding up Security Council approval of a proposed new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.

  • Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:45 pm

    BOULDER, Colorado - The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.

  • US Rep. Joe Kennedy backing Iran nuclear weapons deal 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:47 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:00 pm

    VIENNA - In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site. In fact, it's a military site where some believe nuclear work occurred.

  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:08 pm

    VIENNA - In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press reported erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site." In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.

  • IAEA reports Iran broadly complying with nuclear accords 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:03 am

    WASHINGTON - Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Thursday in its first update since last month's deal between Tehran and world powers. It noted concern, however, with an Iranian military site where nuclear weapons work may have occurred more than a decade ago.

  • Kazakhstan to host international uranium bank 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 am

    MOSCOW - The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to establish a low-enriched uranium bank in the Central Asian country, a move that supporters say could reduce concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation.

  • Cotton: Iran agreement could spark second 'nuclear age' 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 1:01 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday that he thinks an agreement aimed at dismantling Iran's nuclear program could instead create a "second nuclear age" that would threaten the United States and its allies.

  • Iran deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:48 am

    WASHINGTON - With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.

  • Britain says Iran too powerful to leave in isolation story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:37 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Britain's foreign minister said Monday that Iran is a major regional player that can be an ally in fighting terrorism - but that London must "tread carefully" in its relationship with Tehran.

  • Iran unveils new longer-range solid fuel missile 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 5:28 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran is unveiling a short-range solid fuel ballistic missile, an upgraded version that the government says can more accurately pinpoint targets.

  • What the secret agreement between Iran and the UN says story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 10:40 pm

    VIENNA - An AP report has revealed that the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency has agreed with Iran that Iranian experts and equipment will be used to inspect Iran's Parchin military site, located not far from Tehran, where Iran is suspected of conducting covert nuclear weapons activity more than a decade ago.

  • US Sen. Markey announces support of Iran nuclear deal 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 7:46 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey said Wednesday he's backing the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best tool to secure an Iran free of the weapons.

  • US investigating whether Islamic State used chemical weapons 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 7:22 pm

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that IS militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.

  • IS group accused of using chemical weapons on Iraqi Kurds 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 9:28 am

    BAGHDAD - The German Defense Ministry and Kurdish fighters say the Islamic State group may have used chemical weapons in an attack in northern Iraq.

  • US research: Nuclear NKorea expanding uranium mining 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 12:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research.

  • Britain's Hammond in China for security, climate talks 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:34 am

    BEIJING - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday that an international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program could give impetus to efforts aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

  • US officials say they can tell if Iran is cheating on deal 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:42 am

    WASHINGTON - Despite a track record of misjudgments about weapons of mass destruction, U.S. intelligence officials say they are confident they can verify Iran's compliance with the recently completed nuclear deal.

  • Japan restarts reactor after break due to Fukushima story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-12-15 12:59 am

    TOKYO - A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster, and said Wednesday that there has been no major problem so far.

  • Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima fiasco story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 10:25 pm

    TOKYO - With the pull of a lever, control rods were lifted Tuesday from the reactor core at a plant in southern Japan, ending a ban on nuclear power following meltdowns at Fukushima in the northeast that forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes, most of them for good.

  • Kerry, top Democratic senator spar on Iran deal, sanctions story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry sparred Tuesday with the lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose last month's historic Iran nuclear deal, saying there was no way the U.S. could prevent American allies from doing business with Tehran if Congress were to reject the agreement.

  • In Obama stronghold of Massachusetts, some unsure on Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 1:58 am

    BOSTON - With just over a month before the deadline for Congress to act on an international nuclear deal with Iran, more than half of Massachusetts' all-Democratic delegation is still on the fence, according to a poll of the state's 11 members of Congress by The Associated Press.

  • Calls to abolish nukes on Nagasaki bombing 70th anniversary story has photos
    Updated: Aug-09-15 12:19 am

    NAGASAKI, Japan - The city of Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Sunday with calls to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the Japanese government's push to loosen restrictions on what its military can do.

  • US diplomat: Hiroshima atom bombing should never be repeated 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 10:35 am

    TOKYO - A U.S. diplomat who attended this week's 70th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima said Friday that nuclear weapons should never be used again.