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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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Iran Says It Tripled Stockpile of 20 Percent-Enriched Uranium

Iran said it now has 17 kilograms of 20 percent-enriched uranium, more than triple the amount that United Nations nuclear inspectors found there in April, Bloomberg reported. “We can potentially produce 5 kilograms (11 pounds) a month, but we are not in a rush,” Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads Iran’s atomic agency, was cited as saying today by ...

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Cleric Says Iran Should Produce Nuclear Arms

TEHRAN — The hard-line spiritual mentor of Iran’s president has made a rare public call for producing the “special weapons” that are a monopoly of a few nations, which represents a veiled reference to nuclear arms, The Associated Press reported on June 14, in The New York Times. via Cleric Says Iran Should Produce Nuclear Arms – NYTimes.com.

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30 Top National Security Leaders Support New START Treaty, Gates says no limits on missile defense capability

The morning of June 24, 2010, a bipartisan group of 30 top national security leaders issued a statement in support of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the Partnership for a Secure America reported on their website. The statement, whose signatory list includes ten former Senators, four former Secretaries of Defense, and four former Secretaries of State, calls START ...

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Congress OKs Strict Sanctions to Cut Off World Energy Trade With Iran

Congress voted overwhelmingly Thursday, June 24, 2010, to impose its toughest-ever sanctions against Iran as reports confirmed that the country is moving forward on its nuclear enrichment program. Although the United Nations also passed sanctions against Iran recently, lawmakers warned that nothing so far has slowed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's march toward a nuclear Iran. A unanimous Senate vote was followed quickly ...

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Trident: Deadly – and very, very expensive | The Guardian

It is our last line of defense in the event of nuclear war. But Trident also costs billions. Will the coalition government dare to scrap it? Three years ago, with support from the Conservatives, Labour pushed through the controversial decision to renew the Trident system. This new system would cost £97bn over its 30-year lifetime, according to a study for ...

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