Kim Jong Un Emerges From 20-Day Absence

Kim Jong Un ended his almost three-week absence from public events with a factory visit, an appearance that will ease, but not end, concern about the stability of the North Korean regime and control of its nuclear arsenal. Kim presided over a May Day ceremony to mark the completion of the Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory northeast … Read more Kim Jong Un Emerges From 20-Day Absence

The value of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation – Security Council Briefing

Briefing by Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs during the 8733rd meeting of the Security Council. UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told the Security Council that the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is “a pillar of international peace and security. Few multilateral treaties, let alone security treaties, can lay claim to … Read more The value of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation – Security Council Briefing

Iranian Foreign Minister to Meet with European Union Representatives “Soon”

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has spoken with the European Union’s foreign affairs representative Catherine Ashton. The opposite numbers from the EU and Iran discussed regional issues as well as the topic of Iranian nuclear development. Catherine Ashton extended an invitation for the Iranian nuclear negotiating team to meet with the E3 + … Read more Iranian Foreign Minister to Meet with European Union Representatives “Soon”

Sweden Sends Last of Its Plutonium to United States

Sweden has sent the last of its separated plutonium to the United States under the U.S. Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The final shipment was sent on Sunday 25th March 2012 and ended the use of highly enriched uranium in Swedish research reactors. In a speech at the Nuclear summit in Seoul, Korea, on 27th March … Read more Sweden Sends Last of Its Plutonium to United States

Just Eight States Block Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Tests

With the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by Indonesia, there remain just eight more states needed to ratify the treaty before it can enter into force. The so-called Annex-2 states, blocking the operation of the CTBT are: China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and the United States. 182 … Read more Just Eight States Block Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Tests

Iran: Nuclear Fuel Swap with Turkey Agreed

A nuclear fuel deal has been agreed between Iran, Brazil and Turkey – paving the way for a climb down in the hostile rhetoric which was characterisation non-proliferation talks at the UN. Turkey has agreed to receive enriched Iranian uranium and swap it for fuel rods to power a medical research reactor. The partially enriched … Read more Iran: Nuclear Fuel Swap with Turkey Agreed

Non-Proliferation: Dr James Martin Giving Commonwealth Lecture Online 28th April 2010

For the first time in its history, the annual Commonwealth lecture is to be streamed online. The broadcast, entitled The Meaning of the 21st Century, will be given by Dr James Martin at the The Royal Institution of Great Britain and will be available to watch online here: http://clients.mediaondemand.net/cwf/player.aspx?eventid=1966 The lecture will take place at … Read more Non-Proliferation: Dr James Martin Giving Commonwealth Lecture Online 28th April 2010