March 18, 2004 |
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency told Congress that "the jury is still out" on whether Iran was developing nuclear weapons. "I don't have any specific proof," said Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. U.S. intelligence agencies are convinced that Iran is edging closer to producing nuclear weapons. "We would like to continue to work hard on inspecting Iran before we come to a conclusion," ElBaradei said.
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June 1, 1994
Robert Manning's article (Opinion, May 22) expresses alarm that North Korea, because of "the pattern of empty U.S. threats," may feel "emboldened" to develop nuclear weapons. Manning proffers several plausible explanations why U.S. admonishments concerning the development of nuclear weapons languish, not considered seriously by other countries. However, Manning omits mentioning the one country that is the source of the United States' lack of credibility over the issue of nuclear non-proliferation: Israel.
March 1, 2006
Re "Case Against Iran Differs From Iraq," Feb. 27 History has shown that technological advances in weapons always prove to have disastrous consequences. The United States has not lived up to its superpower ability to shape a better direction for all nations. Hard-fought gains in past conflicts such as World War II are beginning to look like they have been thrown aside. Now, after so much wasted effort, the world is beginning to fill up with factional regional nations, with nuclear weapons all set on a hair-trigger.
December 10, 1991 |
The rapid disintegration of the Soviet central government has raised concern in the Bush Administration about the control and safety of 27,000 nuclear weapons, stored mostly in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus that make up the new Slavic commonwealth and in Kazakhstan. * WHO CONTROLS THEM--A Soviet Defense Ministry spokesman said the nuclear force is still controlled by the military, under the leadership of the State Council.
November 30, 2000 |
Already shaken by security lapses, the Energy Department is now acknowledging that 15% of classified documents mailed from three nuclear weapons laboratories last year went to addresses not approved to receive such material. Department officials insist the errant mailings, disclosed in a new report from the agency's inspector general, did not compromise security and that the problem has been fixed. But that assessment was challenged Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman.
April 14, 1988 |
Democratic presidential contender Albert Gore Jr., who has long accused rival Michael S. Dukakis of inexperience in foreign affairs, blasted a statement by the Massachusetts governor Wednesday regarding the use of nuclear weapons in Europe as "unwise and irresponsible." Dukakis, in turn, charged that his comments had been misinterpreted and that the Tennessee senator was "reaching and perhaps reaching in desperation."
February 17, 2012
Taking baptisms too far Re "Mormon Church apologizes," Feb. 15 I am insulted to my core by the Mormon Church's posthumous baptism of Jews, including the parents of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. My father's family was totally decimated by the Nazis, and so was part of my mother's family. Are we living in the 21st century or in the Dark Ages? This is cynicism at its highest form. It also exposes the Mormon Church as a lying entity. In the past, the church promised that this ghoulish practice of baptizing Jewish Holocaust victims would stop, but it didn't.
April 21, 1989 |
In 1954, John Wayne made the movie that may have killed him. It didn't hurt him professionally, although "The Conqueror," afilm about Genghis Khan's passion for a Tartar princess, may go down as the Duke's worst. But like 91 of the 220 cast and crew members who worked on the film, Wayne developed cancer. And like 46 of those, including Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead and director William Powell, he died from it. Coincidence? Not according to the San Francisco Mime Troupe, which points a finger at these statistics and the shadowy figures behind them in "Secrets in the Sand."
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October 2, 2013 |
Harold Agnew, a leading figure of the nuclear age who helped design the first atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, led efforts after World War II to make the weapons more secure and championed the development of nuclear power during a prodigious career that included nearly a decade as director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has died. He was 92. Agnew died Sunday while watching football at his home in Solana Beach, Calif., his family said in a statement released by Los Alamos.
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January 14, 2010 |
Three men, including an Iranian-born chemical engineer living in Glendale, have been charged in an alleged scheme to smuggle sophisticated industrial components into Iran that could be used in the development of a nuclear weapon, authorities said Wednesday. The case, which comes as the U.S. is rallying allies to block Iran's nuclear ambitions, has drawn interest at the highest levels of government, an official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement told The Times. Authorities allege the men were attempting to smuggle high-grade vacuum pumps and other items into Iran in violation of federal trade laws regulating the export of some technology to unfriendly nations and U.S. sanctions against Iran.