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.

22 April 2015

Iran has continued to meet its commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential United Nations nuclear agency report seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy...

11 April 2015

The election campaign to date suggests that decommissioning Trident nuclear weapons is a dangerous, minority demand led by the SNP, the Greens and Plaid Cymru. Yet poll after poll reveals that it is in fact a majority popular demand throughout...

6 April 2015

An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran's nuclear programme has been reached after marathon talks with six major powers in Switzerland.

Under the deal, Iran will reduce its uranium enrichment capacity in exchange for phased...

6 April 2015

Thousands of protesters have taken part in a rally in Glasgow, calling for Britain's Trident nuclear weapons programme to be scrapped. 

The protest was organised by the Scrap Trident coalition, as the focus on the general election...

2 April 2015

We, the EU High Representative and the Foreign Minister of the I. R. of Iran, together with the Foreign Ministers of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States), met from 26 March to 2nd...

2 April 2015

The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is persisting with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that the United States meet its obligations toward getting rid of its nuclear weapons. It filed notice Thursday that it will appeal a federal...

31 March 2015

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said another independence referendum would not form any part of a post-election deal with Labour, but the renewal of Trident remained a "red line".

She was speaking to BBC Scotland on day two of the...

28 March 2015

SNP conference has today condemned the ‘immoral, outdated and grotesque’ idea of spending £100bn on a new generation of nuclear weapons – particularly at a time of an austerity agenda supported by both Labour and the...

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...