Weapons of mass destruction http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26118/all en UPDATE 4-UN nuclear watchdog, Iran fail again to reach deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-no-deal-un-iran-nuclear-talks-new-meeting-scheduled <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iran again refuses access to Parchin military site</p> <p>* Next IAEA-Iran meeting scheduled for Feb. 12</p> <p>* World powers watched talks closely</p> <p>* Fears of impasse unravelling into Middle East war</p> <p>By Fredrik Dahl</p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.N. inspectors and Iran failed again in talks this week to revive an investigation into suspected nuclear arms research by Tehran, a setback for diplomatic efforts to resolve the atomic dispute with the Islamic Republic peacefully.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-no-deal-un-iran-nuclear-talks-new-meeting-scheduled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear proliferation Technology Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:46:00 +0000 5736029 at http://www.globalpost.com Non-lethal chemical weapons used in Syria, Le Monde says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/non-lethal-chemical-weapons-used-syria-le-monde-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Syrian forces used non-lethal chemical weapons against rebels in the town of Homs in late December, according to intelligence service sources cited by French daily Le Monde on Saturday.</p> <p>The weapons were used in four rockets fired on December 23, according to unnamed sources in Western intelligence services cited by the newspaper. Le Monde suggested Western powers played down an isolated event in the hope it would not be repeated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/non-lethal-chemical-weapons-used-syria-le-monde-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Military terminology Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:45:18 +0000 5736737 at http://www.globalpost.com New Iran nuclear talks more likely in February-diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The next round of talks between six major powers and Iran on Tehran's contentious nuclear programme is now more likely to take place in February, rather than in January, a European diplomat said on Friday.</p> <p>European Union diplomats and Iranian officials have been holding discussions on arranging a new round of talks but EU officials say Iran has been stalling on fixing a date and location.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/blank-headline-received-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:30:06 +0000 5739422 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iranian nuclear talks face further delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/new-iran-nuclear-talks-more-likely-february-diplomat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Next round more likely in February, diplomat says</p> <p>* EU has accused Iran of stalling over new talks</p> <p>* Six powers want to present "refreshed" offer -diplomat (Adds quote, background, context)</p> <p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The next talks between six global powers and Iran on its nuclear programme are likely to be delayed until February, a diplomat said on Friday, after European officials accused Tehran of stalling on fixing a time and place for a meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/new-iran-nuclear-talks-more-likely-february-diplomat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International relations Iran Iran–United States relations Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:15:05 +0000 5739446 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iran and world powers need to stop bickering - Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-iran-and-world-powers-need-stop-bickering-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, context)</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Global powers and Iran should "stop behaving like little children" and agree a date and place for new talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.</p> <p>European officials have accused Tehran of stalling on arranging a meeting with the six nations, including Russia, that are trying to prevent Iran developing atomic weapons. Tehran says its nuclear programme is entirely for peaceful purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-iran-and-world-powers-need-stop-bickering-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear program of Iran Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:30:43 +0000 5740393 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 4-Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/wrapup-1-iran-sends-monkey-space-showing-missile-progress Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/wrapup-1-iran-sends-monkey-space-showing-missile-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Iran iran missile iran monkey iran nuclear warhead Iran–United States relations Nuclear weapons Politics space monkey Technology Weapons of mass destruction Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 5740491 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Iran nuclear talks set for Feb. 26; signals from Tehran mixed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-iran-world-powers-hold-nuclear-talks-feb-26-irna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Citing "arrogance," official signals mistrust of West</p> <p>* Mixed message may reflect fragmented Iran political system (Adds Ashton, U.S. State Department comment, paragraphs 5-7)</p> <p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Iran and world powers announced new talks on Tehran's nuclear program on Feb. 26, but hopes of progress after Tuesday's announcement were tempered when an Iranian official said the West's goal in talking was to undermine the Islamic republic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-iran-world-powers-hold-nuclear-talks-feb-26-irna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Iran Iran Iranian media Iran–United States relations Politics Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:00:40 +0000 5746218 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ EU wants 'concrete progress' in Iran nuclear talks Feb 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-eu-wants-concrete-progress-iran-nuclear-talks-feb-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton confirmed Tuesday that world powers would hold talks with Iran on its contested nuclear drive on February 26 and said she hoped to see "concrete progress".</p> <p>Confirming the fresh round of talks in Kazakhstan, the first since June last year, Ashton's office said in a statement that "she hopes that the talks will be productive and that concrete progress can be made".</p> <p>ccr/txw </p> Weapons of mass destruction AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:00:48 +0000 5746278 at http://www.globalpost.com EU wants 'concrete progress' in new Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/eu-wants-concrete-progress-new-iran-nuclear-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton confirmed Tuesday that world powers would hold talks with Iran on its contested nuclear drive on February 26 and said she hoped to see "concrete progress".</p> <p>Confirming a fresh round of talks in Kazakhstan, the first since June last year, Ashton's office said in a statement that "she hopes that the talks will be productive and that concrete progress can be made".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/eu-wants-concrete-progress-new-iran-nuclear-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran Iran Weapons of mass destruction AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:15:58 +0000 5746299 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia hopes to see 'serious progress' at Iran nuclear talks: official</p> <p>zak/sjw/txw</p> Weapons of mass destruction AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:00:47 +0000 5747312 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Russia hopes to see 'serious progress' at Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-russia-hopes-see-serious-progress-at-iran-nuclear-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia hopes to see "serious progress" made at this month's talks in Kazakhstan between world powers and Iran over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, Moscow's top negotiator said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Despite everything, I would very much hope to see the upcoming round result in -- if not an outright breakthrough -- then serious progress," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.</p> <p>zak/sjw/lc</p> Asia Weapons of mass destruction AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:30:48 +0000 5747327 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia hopes to see 'serious progress' at Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/russia-hopes-see-serious-progress-at-iran-nuclear-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia said on Wednesday it hoped to see "serious progress" at this month's talks in Kazakhstan between world powers and Iran over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.</p> <p>Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the two sides had made no progress since the last round of top-level negotiations were held in Moscow at the end of June 2012.</p> <p>But he stressed that pressure will be high on both Iran and the world powers to climb down from their respective positions and seek middle ground at the February 26 meeting in Almaty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/russia-hopes-see-serious-progress-at-iran-nuclear-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iran Weapons of mass destruction AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:46:02 +0000 5747347 at http://www.globalpost.com Questions and answers on N. Korea's nuclear programme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/questions-and-answers-n-koreas-nuclear-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea is expected to carry out its third nuclear test soon, despite numerous appeals and warnings to desist.</p> <p>Here are some questions and answers about the country's nuclear weapons programme, which has grown over the decades despite ever-tighter UN sanctions:</p> <p>Q. Is North Korea a nuclear weapons state?</p> <p>A. No, or at least not yet. It conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. Both were believed to be fairly crude plutonium devices with relatively low yields, and the 2006 test was widely seen as a dud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/questions-and-answers-n-koreas-nuclear-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea Nuclear materials Nuclear technology Technology Weapons of mass destruction AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:15:43 +0000 5748387 at http://www.globalpost.com Questions and answers on N. Korea's nuclear programme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/questions-and-answers-n-koreas-nuclear-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea carried out an apparent nuclear test Tuesday, its third, despite numerous appeals and warnings to desist.</p> <p>Here are some questions and answers about the country's nuclear weapons programme, which has grown over the decades despite ever-tighter UN sanctions:</p> <p>Q. Is North Korea a nuclear weapons state?</p> <p>A. No, or at least not yet. It conducted confirmed nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. Both were believed to be fairly crude plutonium devices with relatively low yields, and the 2006 test was widely seen as a dud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/questions-and-answers-n-koreas-nuclear-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Technology Weapons of mass destruction AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:30:29 +0000 5753248 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/exclusive-big-powers-offer-easing-gold-sanctions-at-iran-nuclea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MAJOR POWERS PLAN TO OFFER TO EASE SANCTIONS ON TRADE IN GOLD, OTHER PRECIOUS METALS AT FEB. 26 IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS -WESTERN OFFICIALS</p> Weapons of mass destruction Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:45:32 +0000 5756818 at http://www.globalpost.com