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A world free of nuclear weapons

The United States should take the lead in forging a new global consensus on nuclear disarmament, married to an action plan of urgent interim steps to control and reduce nuclear weapons, according to two Cold War veterans Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr, former General Counsel and acting director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and Ambassador Robert L Barry, former ambassador to the Stockholm Conference on Disarmament in Europe and member of the board of the British American Security and Information C

Iran update: number 114

Summary

  • US: Iran must confess to making nuclear bomb
  • Iran tests faster centrifuges with uranium
  • IAEA report could be delayed by disagreement between Elbaradei and his staff
  • Iran's Missile tests alarm international community

On Friday Gregory Schulte, chief US delegate to the IAEA demanded that Iran confess to trying to make nuclear weapons prior to 2003.

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Getting to Zero Update

Former US chief nuclear negotiator in London calls for zero nuclear weapons

Getting to Zero is an essential objective if we are to avoid the descent into nuclear proliferation

At a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation at Westminster earlier today Ambassador Max Kampelman reiterated an earlier call in January this year by US Secretaries Shultz, Kissinger, Perry and Senator Nunn to step back from the brink of nuclear anarchy.

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Blair pressing to host American 'Star Wars' Interceptor missiles, and keeping Parliament in the dark (again)

BASIC calls for consultation, and for threat assessments and industrial studies to be declassified

UK and US governments have been holding discussions on basing a US anti-ballistic missile defence system on UK soil - and the UK Prime Minister is said to have personally lobbied the US President for the system. BASIC is calling for the government to make a public statement clarifying the position, committing to consultation, and declassifying threat assessments and industrial studies.

BASIC Co-Executive Director, Dr Ian Davis said:

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