Tag: Nuclear

C.I.A. Secrets Could Surface in Swiss Nuclear Case

NYTimes: A seven-year effort by the Central Intelligence Agency to hide its relationship with a Swiss family who once acted as moles inside the world’s most successful atomic black market hit a turning point on Thursday when a Swiss magistrate recommended…

North Korean Uranium Enrichment Progresses, Analysts Say

North Korea seems to be making progress in its military uranium enrichment program, which would give the nation another pathway to building nuclear weapons and a valuable technology to sell on the black market, a U.S. think tank said in…

Report Plays Down Potential Russian “New START” Noncompliance

Russia would achieve little benefit by violating the terms of its commitments under a new nuclear arms control pact with the United States, the U.S. State Department said in a confidential report to lawmakers earlier this month (seeGSN, July 19).

Iranian Scientist Was Part of Larger CIA Mole Operation, Officials Say

The CIA in 2009 removed Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri and another intelligence source from Iran over fears that Tehran had discovered the individuals were U.S. informants, the Washington Post reported Saturday (seeGSN, July 16).

Iran Claims 44 Pounds of Higher-Enriched Uranium

GSN: Iran yesterday announced it holds more than 44 pounds of uranium enriched to 20 percent, 7 pounds more than when the nation last declared its stockpile of the material roughly three weeks ago, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, July 9).

The China-Pakistan Reactor Deal and Asia’s Nuclear Energy Race

Jamestown.org In late April, China announced the sale of two nuclear reactors to Pakistan. This deal is clearly against the guidelines of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and the spirit if not the letter of the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) [1].…

Saudi Arabia business: Going nuclear

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Saudi Arabia has engaged a Finnish consultancy firm to work on a strategy for nuclear and renewable energy. The decision to consider nuclear power as part of the energy mix arises mainly from concern in…

Syria conducted nuclear experiments: IAEA document

VIENNA — Syria has told the UN atomic watchdog about past nuclear experiments, but is still refusing to cooperate over allegations that it was building a secret nuclear reactor with North Korea’s help, a new report revealed Monday.

North Korea a Nuclear Proliferator, U.N. Report Says

A new U.N. report says North Korea uses various means to enable its illicit exports of nuclear and ballistic missile technology, the Associated Press reported yesterday (see GSN, May 27).

Iran-Turkey Nuclear Deal?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Iran‘s agreement to deposit much of its stock of low-enriched uranium in Turkey for up to a year in return for the supply of fuel rods for a medical research reactor takes the wind out of the…