Rosie Perper, provided by Published 12:41 am, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 AP Photo/Evan Vucci The White House brushed off a major "typo" in the statement it issued on Iran's nuclear weapons program. The White House put out a now-amended statement, which read that Iran "has" a secret nuclear weapons program. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later took a jab at the Obama administration for signing the 2015 deal altogether, and described the mistake as a "typo". Israel has accused Iran of "brazenly lying" about its nuclear capabilities, while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it has "no credible evidence" Iran pursued nuclear weapons after 2009. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing FOX Business Beat: Monday, April 30 Fox5DC Apple Will No Longer Make Routers Fortune How an Elite Group of eSport Ballers Got to Play in NBA 2K Cheddar TV Kanye West and Elon Musk Have a Bromance Brewing Buzz 60 Harley Quinn Smith … [Read more...] about The White House brushes off a major ‘typo’ in its statement on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, blames Obama instead
Updated 4:43 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: Ed Andrieski, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2005, file photo, deer cross a road striped of its asphalt at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant near Golden, Colo. Activists filed suit in federal court Tuesday, May 1, 2018, saying the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver is too dangerous for public access because of the potential presence of plutonium. less FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2005, file photo, deer cross a road striped of its asphalt at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant near Golden, Colo. Activists filed suit in federal court Tuesday, May 1, 2018, ... more Photo: Ed Andrieski, AP Suit filed over ex-nuclear weapons plant converted to refuge 1 / 1 Back to Gallery DENVER (AP) — A plan to allow the … [Read more...] about Suit filed over ex-nuclear weapons plant converted to refuge
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has obtained "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents proving the Tehran government once had a nuclear weapons program. In a nationally televised address in Jerusalem, Netanyahu presented a series of documents and videos purporting to show that Iranian leaders were "brazenly lying" to Western countries about its past nuclear efforts in 2015 when Iran agreed to give up its nuclear material in exchange for sanctions relief. Iran has denied ever seeking nuclear weapons. Speaking in English, perhaps with an international audience in mind, he says the material is filled with incriminating evidence showing the Iranian program, called "Project Amad," was to develop a weapon. He said the purported documents showed the country moved the files about its nuclear weapons program to a "highly secret" location in Tehran in 2017, where Iran's "atomic archive" of videos and documents were kept locked in massive safes. … [Read more...] about Israel’s Netanyahu claims Iran lied about nuclear weapons program
In past negotiations aimed at reducing the arsenals of the world's nuclear superpowers, chiefly the U.S. and Russia, a major sticking point has been the verification process: How do you prove that real bombs and nuclear devices -- not just replicas -- have been destroyed, without revealing closely held secrets about the design of those weapons? Now, researchers at MIT have come up with a clever solution, which in effect serves as a physics-based version of the cryptographic keys used in computer encryption systems. In fact, they've come up with two entirely different versions of such a system, to show that there may be a variety of options to choose from if any one is found to have drawbacks. Their findings are reported in two papers, one in Nature Communications and the other in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, with MIT assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian as senior author of both. Because of the difficulties in proving that … [Read more...] about For Nuclear Weapons Reduction, a Way to Verify Without Revealing
Late last year former NATO military chief James Stavridis estimated there was a 10 percent chance that the US would enter into nuclear conflict with North Korea, but what would the impact of that conflict be?That depends precisely where nuclear weapons were dropped.Outrider, a site dedicated to raising awareness of climate change and the potential dangers of nuclear war, has released an online tool that shows the impact of a nuclear attack at any potential site on the globe.For example, here's the potential fatality toll if a W-87 nuclear weapon was detonated in my home city of Sydney, Australia.Almost 115,000 fatalities. What happens if the same bomb is dropped in New York City?Almost 1 million. But the W-87 is a US nuclear weapon. What if the Russians decided to drop a Tsar Bomba, the largest nuke the USSR ever detonated?Over 6.4 million fatalities.This interactive site is based on NUKEMAP, a site developed by Alex Wellerstein, an assistant professor of science and technology … [Read more...] about What happens if a nuclear weapon goes off in New York City?