September 23, 2009
Obama Takes Steps Towards World Free of Nuclear Weapons
In his debut appearance at the United Nations today, President Obama reminded the international community that he has already “outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama noted that this agenda was being implemented through U.S.-Russian nuclear disarmament negotiations, work towards a fissile material cut off treaty at the Conference on Disarmament and by sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the first senior American representative, to the annual members conference of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
September 15, 2009
Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S. delegation to CTBT Conference
The President has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver the U.S. national statement at the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), to be held on September 24 and 25 in New York City.
September 14, 2009
U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Names Amano as New Chief
The International Atomic Energy Agency named Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano as its new head, ending a prolonged struggle between the U.S. and some developing countries over who will succeed Mohamed ElBaradei as chief of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog.
Source: Wall Street Journal
September 11, 2009
RPT-US drafts UN resolution urging nuclear disarmament
The United States has drafted a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on all countries with atomic weapons to get rid of them, a text Washington hopes will be approved by a special council session presided over by U.S. President Barack Obama.
August 13, 2009
Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal Attacked Three Times: Should We Be Worried?
An interview with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Source: Fox News
August 12, 2009
Article Points to Risk of Seizure of Pakistani Nuclear Materials
Pakistan’s nuclear facilities have come under attack from the Taliban and other groups, and there is a “genuine” risk that militants could seize weapons or bomb-making material, an article published in a West Point research group’s newsletter said.
August 12, 2009
Pakistan Military Denies Nuclear Security Report
A Pakistani military spokesman says his country's nuclear facilities are secure, and that there is "absolutely no chance" that Pakistan's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists.
Source: Voice of America
August 12, 2009
A New Course in the World, a New Approach at the UN
Ambassador Susan E. Rice's speech in support of a world free of nuclear weapons at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Center on International Cooperation.
Source: U.S. Mission to the United Nations
August 7, 2009
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered
Op-ed by Robert Dodge, MD of Ventura County Physicians for Social Responsibility.
August 6, 2009
Japan Opposition Backs Obama's Nuclear-Free Plan
Japan's main opposition Democratic Party, which has a good shot at winning power in a general election this month, said Thursday it backed U.S. President Barack Obama's call to rid the world of nuclear arms.
Source: New York Times
August 4, 2009
Obama to chair UN council meeting on nuclear arms
U.S. President Barack Obama will chair a special meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said on Tuesday.
July 31, 2009
Pentagon, Eyeing Iran, Wants to Rush 30,000-Pound Bomb Program
The U.S. Defense Department wants to accelerate by three years the deployment of a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb, a request that reflects growing unease over nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.
July 30, 2009
Archbishop O'Brien: 'Nuke abolition a moral imperative'
With a message aimed at the heart of the U.S. nuclear command, Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore July 29 called for a world free of the threat of such weapons.
Source: National Catholic Reporter
July 28, 2009
Global Cooling the Likely Result of Nuclear War
Steven Starr, a Senior Scientist with Physicians for Social Responsibility based at the University of Missouri, will be speaking this Friday 31 July at the University of Sydney about the dangers presented by the world's 23,000 warheads.
July 8, 2009
Nuclear Disarmament: A Commentary
PSR member and advocate Dr. Barbara Warren on KUAT, Tucson’s PBS station with a commentary on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and nuclear disarmament.
July 8, 2009
Navy Seeks 2nd Explosives Handling Wharf at Bangor Naval Base
Seemingly at odds with President Obama's commitment to working towards a nuclear weapons free world, the Navy is pursuing a second wharf at Bangor to load and unload submarines.
June 30, 2009
It's in US interest to sign nuclear test ban treaty
An op-ed coauthored by Dr. Barbara Warren of Arizona PSR.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
June 18, 2009
G8 to call for early enactment of CTBT
G8 countries have agreed in principle to incorporate a phrase calling for efforts toward the early enactment of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in a joint statement at a G8 summit in July in Italy, senior government officials said.
Source: The Mainichi Daily News
June 16, 2009
U.N. Chief Urges Nations to Bring CTBT into Force
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged the international community to "seize the current moment" by bringing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force.
Source: Global Security Newswire
June 13, 2009
UN Security Council members reach consensus on DPRK nuclear test
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning "in the strongest terms" a recent nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing new sanctions.
Source: China View