The heads of Iran and Russia’s state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports.
Russia will upgrade its nuclear and space defense forces in response to perceived threats from NATO and the United States, including the U.S. “prompt global strike” program.
VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday little substantive headway has been made so far in its long-running investigation into suspected bomb research by Iran, a setback to hopes for an end to a stand-off over its atomic activity.
The United States has leveled new sanctions on several individuals and entities found to be abetting Iran’s missile and nuclear programs, as well as its efforts to evade sanctions and support terrorism, the White House and Treasury Department announced early Friday.
China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.
A Chinese provincial government website has disclosed the first official images of China’s newest and largest intercontinental missile—the multi-warhead DF-41, which is capable of striking the United States.
Senators are moving to block the White House from giving Iran another $2.8 billion in cash assets until the administration can assure lawmakers that Tehran will not use the money to fund terrorism, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
A group of senators unveiled new legislation late Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to go to Congress for approval on any potential nuclear deal with Iran and that would bar the White House from granting any further extension in the talks, according to Senate sources familiar with the bill.
The Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act of 2014—jointly sponsored by Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.), and James Risch (Idaho)—would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress within three days of the deal being struck, according to sources briefed on the bill.