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Nuclear Weapons

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction, and their use and control has been a major focus of international relations policy since their debut.

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Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran's Nuclear Deal Faces Slight Tension: Iran Minister Holds Back in Negotiations

By IBTimes AU

A few days ago Iran was reported to have finally resolved its long term dispute with world powers about the planned nuclear plant that can generate weapons-grade materials. A delay in the negotiations are imminent because of the 6 countries fear of I... (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, RUSSIA, LOS ANGELES

Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis
Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

By Reuters

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Narandra Modi has finally confessed that he is married to 'Jashodaben' causing a spate of outrage in social media.
Modi Says Committed to no First Use of Nuclear Weapons

By Reuters

Prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi ruled out the first use of nuclear weapons on Wednesday, seeking to calm concerns after his Hindu nationalist party vowed to revise arms strategy if elected. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, PAKISTAN, COURT, INDIA, SUPREME COURT, CONGRESS

Blood Moon Prophecy Tell Tale Sign of Iranian Nuclear Threat

By IBTimes AU

A popular televangelist linked the April 15 Blood Moon event to the Iranian nuclear threat (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, EGYPT

European Union foreign policy chief Ashton is guarded by security staff as she arrives at her hotel for a round of talks between world powers and Iran on Tehran's contested nuclear programme in Vienna
Supreme Leader says Iran will not be Bullied in Nuclear Talks

By Reuters

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday he had authorised nuclear talks ‎with world powers including arch-foe the United States just to prove Iran's peaceful intentions, but Tehran would not be bullied and would not stop atomic research. (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, RUSSIA

U.S. to Cut Nuclear Launchers Under Treaty with Russia
U.S. to Cut Nuclear Launchers Under Treaty with Russia - Officials

By Reuters

The United States will scale back its nuclear bombers, submarine launchers and ballistic missiles in the first cuts to its leftover cold war nuclear arsenal since ratifying a landmark treaty with Russia in 2011, officials said on Tuesday. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

Obama Seeks to Reassure Saudi Arabia over Iran, Syria
Obama Seeks to Reassure Saudi Arabia over Iran, Syria

By Reuters

President Barack Obama sought to reassure Saudi King Abdullah on Friday that he would support moderate Syrian rebels and reject a bad nuclear deal with Iran, during a visit designed to allay the kingdom's concerns that its decades-old U.S. alliance had frayed. (Mar 29)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, WHITE HOUSE

Au Political News: Government Donates A$1 million for Indo-Pacific Nuclear Security

By IBTimes AU

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced A$1m donation for Indo-pacific nuclear funding (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT, ARCHITECTURE

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol on 11 March, 2014.
Ukraine Appeals to West as Crimea Turns to Russia

By Reuters

Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days. (Mar 12)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

A child walks past a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.162 microsievert per hour, at a square in front of Koriyama Station in Koriyama, west of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefecture March 1, 2014.
Nuclear Weapons Ban: Secret Documents Reveal Australia Blocking New Zealand-Led Campaign

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government was reportedly leading secret attempts to block New Zealand's push for nuclear disarmament based on the released documents under the freedom of information laws. The documents contained declassified information on minis... (Mar 10)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, MEXICO, SOUTH AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL LAW