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Stories with subject: Nuclear weapons
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:08 pm

    VIENNA - Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place.

  • The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 am

    VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.

  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm

    CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.

  • French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:08 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a new target date to conclude talks, France's foreign minister said Monday, and he warned that if an agreement isn't "very robust" other countries in the Middle East will seek to develop nuclear weapons.

  • Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:29 pm

    VIENNA - A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough.

  • Pentagon official: Russian nuke talk 'playing with fire' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia is "playing with fire" by suggesting it would threaten the use of nuclear weapons in territorial disputes, and the Obama administration believes this is part of a Russian intimidation campaign against the NATO alliance, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Thursday.

  • US institute: Construction visible at North Korea nuke site 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:33 am

    WASHINGTON - Recent satellite imagery shows not only construction work at North Korea's nuclear complex, but also signs that its existing reactor is not fully operating, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday.

  • Kerry: Accounting of past Iran nuclear work not key for deal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that a full accounting of Iran's possible past atomic weapons research is not necessarily critical to reaching a nuclear deal with Tehran. His comments came amid concerns the Obama administration is backing down on demands that Iran resolve concerns about previous work as part of an agreement that would curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

  • US finds peeling back the Iran sanctions onion no easy task story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 6:29 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration may have to backtrack on its promise that it will suspend only nuclear-related economic sanctions on Iran as part of an emerging nuclear agreement, officials and others involved in the process tell The Associated Press.

  • UN experts: No country reports Iran arms embargo violation 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 8:02 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts said in a report circulated Tuesday that not a single country has reported any violations of an arms embargo against Iran, possibly the result of a political decision to avoid any "negative impact" on negotiations to rein in Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Israeli PM says Arab leaders also weary of Iran nuclear deal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:30 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that Arab leaders agree with him that an emerging nuclear deal with Iran won't stop Tehran from getting atomic weapons.

  • Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:41 pm

    ELMAU, Germany - Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq's government to allow more of the nation's Sunnis to join the campaign against the violent militants.

  • Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties story has photos
    Updated: Jun-07-15 8:54 am

    WASHINGTON - 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.

  • Pakistan rules out sharing nukes with Saudis, anyone else 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 3:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Pakistan ruled out sharing its nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia, insisting Thursday that the atomic arsenal would continue serving solely for Pakistan's national defense even as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement.

  • US might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia's alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons.

  • Survey: Saudis consider Iran their top enemy, not Israel 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 2:13 pm

    HERZLIYA, Israel - An Israeli college has quietly conducted an opinion poll in Saudi Arabia, concluding that the Saudi public is far more concerned about the threats of Iran and the Islamic State group than Israel, and that the vast majority of Saudis support a decade-old peace offer to the Jewish state.