Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Iran said Wednesday it has almost doubled its stockpile of uranium that the country began enriching to higher levels earlier this year in defiance of U.N. demands to halt the program.
Nuclear chief Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran now has 30 kilograms, or about 66 pounds, of uranium enriched to 20 percent - almost twice the amount reported in June.
Global Security Newswire
The United Kingdom intends to curtail its count of nuclear warheads as part of sweeping military austerity cuts announced yesterday, Agence France-Presse reported.
Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
Outside of the nuclear weapons communities, little notice was paid last week to the announcement that authorization had finally come through to begin dismantling the last of the minivan-size B-53s, the most powerful thermonuclear bombs ever deployed in the active U.S. stockpile.
US President Barack Obama said he had no objection to Venezuela developing nuclear power for civilian energy purposes, days after Caracas and Moscow signed a landmark deal.
Colombia's police on Tuesday opened a National Nuclear Security Center to "detect and respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction," in response to alleged FARC plans to purchase uranium.
Electricity wholesaler Japan Atomic Power Co said on Thursday it would delay the October start of construction of two reactors at its Tsuruga nuclear plant in northern Japan due to safety checks.