News and Views

We keep abreast of news relating to developments in disarmament and non-proliferation negotiations, multilateral arms control and international security, and provide short excerpts of news pieces originally published by international and domestic media.

24 March 2015

A group of atomic-bomb survivors and antinuclear organizations criticized the Japanese government on Tuesday for not showing support for an Austrian document circulated among U.N. countries that calls for a ban on nuclear weapons.

"I...

23 March 2015

THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) is being reprimanded by a government watchdog for breaking safety rules after a worker was exposed to radiation at the Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde.

The incident occurred because staff stopped carrying...

23 March 2015

The U.N. atomic watchdog has had limited progress in its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear activities, the agency's chief said on Monday, days ahead of an approaching deadline for a framework deal between Iran...

23 March 2015

The mayors of the two Japanese cities that suffered U.S. atomic bombings in 1945 on Monday urged the central government to support an Austrian document circulated among U.N. members that calls for a ban on nuclear weapons.

"We...

21 March 2015

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says that progress made in nuclear talks means a final deal can be reached.

"There is nothing that cannot be resolved," although some differences still remain, ...

20 March 2015

"We simply cannot allow the 21st century to be darkened by the worst weapons of the 20th century."

– President Barack Obama

Nonproliferation

Since its entry into force in 1970, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation...

20 March 2015

Iran and six world powers suspended negotiations on a nuclear agreement and were set to meet again next week to break a deadlock over sensitive atomic research and lifting of sanctions, Western officials said on Friday.

While the talks have...

19 March 2015

The Conference on Disarmament met Tuesday under its new president, Mohamed Auajjar of Morocco, and the Secretary-General of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL).

Auajjar reiterated...

18 March 2015

The Archbishop of Wales is joining a call for the international community to develop a robust plan of action that will rid the world of nuclear weapons.

In a statement...

18 March 2015

American and Iranian nuclear experts homed in on the technical details of a possible framework agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program in a fresh round of talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Wednesday.

U.S. Energy Secretary...