Nuclear Bombs

  • Everything available in Pakistan, even n-bomb, said IM member: NIA February 24, 2014

    Everything is available in Pakistan, even a nuclear bomb, if looked for properly, IM operative Riyaz Bhatkal told his cousin, arrested Indian Mujahideen member Yasin Bhatkal, during a chat, the NIA said on Monday. In a charge sheet filed in a Delhi court, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that Yasin...
  • Nuclear bombs can destroy killer asteroids in space February 16, 2014

    New York: Asteroids that pose a threat to Earth can be destroyed in space using a nuclear bomb, even with warning times of a week or less, scientists say. "We have the solution, using our baseline concept, to be able to mitigate the asteroid-impact threat, with any range of warning," said...
  • Iran moves to cooperate in UN nuclear bomb probe February 10, 2014

    Vienna/Dubai: The UN nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities. The development - although limited for now - marked a step forward in an...
  • North Korea puts army on alert, warns US of 'disastrous consequences' October 8, 2013

    North Korea said on Tuesday its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric directed against the United States and South Korea, who it accuses of instigating hostility. Reclusive North Korea has often issued threats to attack the South...
  • Financial sanctions delay North Korea's atom bomb work: UN May 15, 2013

    United Nations: A combination of increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have not stopped Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program but appear to have significantly delayed it, according to a confidential report by a UN panel of experts seen by Reuters...
  • World powers wait to hear Iran response to nuclear offer February 27, 2013

    Almaty: World powers hope Iran will respond positively on Wednesday to their new offer to lift some sanctions if Tehran scales back nuclear activity the West fears could be used to build bombs. But any hopes of a significant easing of the deadlock in the decade-old nuclear dispute were dented...
  • Tell Iran to respect non-proliferation: France to India February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: France, a key player in the P5+1 talks with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme, on February 15 asked India to "convince" its "close friend" Tehran to enter into serious negotiations and respect international obligations with regard to nuclear non-proliferation. French President Francois Hollande also extended an olive branch...
  • Iran would need 2-4 months to amass N-bomb: Report October 9, 2012

    Vienna: Iran would currently need at least two to four months to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one nuclear bomb, and additional time to make the device itself, a US security institute said on Monday. Estimates of how quickly Iran could enrich its uranium to the fissile level required for...
  • Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in 6-7 months: Netanyahu September 17, 2012

    Washington/Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran was just six to seven months away from the brink of being able to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst...
  • Chennai: Hiroshima survivor now a peace messenger August 11, 2012

    Chennai: Ethiraj College’s post graduate department of Human Rights and Duties Education organised an International Peace Symposium on nuclear victims commemorating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day, honouring Hiroo Iso, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack. The event was organised in collaboration with the Internal Association for Religious Freedom...
  • Big power unity on Iran at stake at UN N-meet November 16, 2011

    Vienna: Western states will try this week to overcome divisions with Russia over a UN nuclear report on Iran, hoping to show big power unity that will pile pressure on Tehran to address growing fears that it wants atomic bombs. But Western diplomats fear they may have to choose between a...
  • 'No first use' nuke policy to continue: Krishna March 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday rejected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh's suggestion for a revisit of the 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons, saying the existing doctrine, announced by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime, will continue. "Our policy (no first use) remains as it exists. Government...
  • Iran not cooperating over its N-programme: IAEA March 8, 2011

    United Nations: The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency on Tuesday said that Iran is still not cooperating with the IAEA to show that its nuclear programme is peaceful. "Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation to enable the Agency to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear...
  • US: Iran still driving for a bomb December 18, 2010

    Manama: Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb, posing a threat to its neighbours, and the United States is "very ready" to counter Iran should it make a move, the top US military officer said on Saturday. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reassured Persian Gulf...
  • N Korea tests world's patience, fires missiles May 26, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea launched tests on Tuesday of two more short-range missiles a day after detonating a nuclear bomb underground, a news report said, pushing the regime's confrontation with world powers further despite the threat of UN Security Council action. Two missiles--one ground-to-air, the other ground-to-ship--with a range of about130 km...
  • Britain warns of dirty bomb attack, terrorism March 26, 2009

    London: The British government on Tuesday warned of the increased threat of a nuclear or chemical attack, while unveiling plans of a greater involvement of the public in the fight against terrorism. A government assessment of the terrorist threat said that while terrorism networks such as al-Qaeda were "likely to fragment"...
  • Iran reaches nuclear bomb threshold level, US jittery February 21, 2009

    Washington: Washington expressed alarm on Friday over new evidence that Iran understated how much uranium it had enriched, calling Tehran's nuclear programme an "urgent problem" the international community must address. A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this week said Iran had built up a stockpile of nuclear...
  • US fears Pak's N-bomb may fall in wrong hands November 5, 2007

    New York: Nuclear-armed Pakistan is teetering on the verge of chaos after the imposition of Emergency and US officials fear that the result could be every American's nightmare — nuclear material or know-how, or even a nuclear bomb, falling into the hands of terrorists. "If you were to look around the...