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‘Irrational’ Iran can’t get nuclear arms: Netanyahu – msnbc.com

WASHINGTON — “Irrational regimes” like Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear arms and it is a mistake to think Tehran’s ambitions can be contained, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on U.S. television. “And we should not allow irrational regimes like Iran to have nuclear weapons. It’s the ultimate terrorist threat today,” Netanyahu said in a taped interview. via ...

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Poll: Britain should rethink nuclear weapons policy | Reuters

Nearly three-quarters of opinion formers in Britain think the government should either scrap the country’s nuclear weapons or look for a cheaper alternative, according to a poll published on Tuesday. Just under a third of business leaders, politicians, academics and journalists polled by YouGov for the Chatham House think tank said Britain should abandon its nuclear deterrent after it expires ...

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Peace Action asks members to ask their senators to pass the new START

Kevin M. Martin of Peace Action writes: “Hearings on New START, a treaty between the United States and Russia, are currently underway, and it is critical that Senators hear from their constituents, expressing strong support for its ratification. New START could come up for ratification before the Senate’s August recess. “The new treaty limits the U.S. and Russia to no ...

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37 arrested protesting nuclear weapons | Knoxville News Sentinel

OAK RIDGE – As Independence Day weekend came to a close, protesters gathered Monday at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and declared their independence from “nuclear terrorism” – the continuing production and deployment of bombs that threaten the death of the planet and  in part to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the initial “Plowshares” anti-nuclear weapons protest. Some of the self-proclaimed ...

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Iran says U.S. must state position on Israeli nukes | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the United States must make its position on Israel’s nuclear strategy clear before talks on Tehran’s atomic programme could resume. Sanctions imposed by “arrogant” Western powers would not slow Iran’s nuclear progress, he said. via Iran says U.S. must state position on Israeli nukes | World | Reuters.

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Lugar Attacks Romney on Nuclear Treaty – NYTimes.com

Senator Richard G. Lugar, one of the Republican Party’s senior voices on foreign affairs, fired back Thursday at Mitt Romney over his opposition to the new nuclear treaty with Russia, accusing Mr. Romney of “hyperbolic” rhetoric that is divorced from the reality of arms control. In an unusually harsh statement, Mr. Lugar said Mr. Romney “repeated discredited objections” to the ...

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WADDINGTON: Support Iran’s internal opposition to nuclear proliferation – Washington Times

As Iran continues with its efforts to become a nuclear power, President Obama has signed into law sweeping new economic sanctions against companies found to be trading with Iran. This action follows the adoption of a new sanctions resolution last month at the United Nations Security Council and a tightening of European Union sanctions. But these welcome steps must be ...

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Two Teachers Under Fire for War Protest | The Progressive

Two Massachusetts teachers have been disciplined for expressing their opposition to war. On June 11, at the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, there was an assembly for the graduating class. As part of that ceremony, a school official was honoring six seniors who were about to enter the Armed Services. At that point, two teachers, Marybeth Verani and Adeline Koscher, stood ...

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Pakistan wants to enter group of nuclear states

Pakistan has called for its inclusion into the group of international nuclear states, and asked the international community to recognize certain facts about its nuclear program that guarantees regional stability and meets strict safety standard, the Daily Times reported. In a letter, published in the latest issue of the Foreign Affairs magazine, Press Minister at Pakistan Embassy Imran Gardezi noted that ...

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