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North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps

North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding StepsNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday



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North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement, if U.S. takes reciprocal measures

North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement, if U.S. takes reciprocal measuresSEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. North and South Korea agreed that the Korean Peninsula should turn into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats," Moon said following the conclusion of his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. …



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Two Koreas hold high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeopardy

Two Koreas hold high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeopardyThe inter-Korean summit will be a litmus test for another meeting Kim has recently proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump, giving clues to whether Kim is serious about denuclearization, a commitment he made at their first encounter in June. Trump has asked Moon to be “chief negotiator” between himself and Kim, according to Moon’s aides, after Trump canceled a trip to Pyongyang by his secretary of state last month. “I’d like to have frank dialogue with Chairman Kim on how to find a point of contact between U.S. demands for denuclearization and North Korea’s demands for ending hostile relations and security guarantees,” Moon told a meeting with senior secretaries on Monday.



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Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summitSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States. Moon — whose own parents fled the North during the 1950-53 Korean War — flies north on Tuesday for a three-day trip, following in the footsteps of his predecessors Kim Dae-jung in 2000 and mentor Roh Moo-hyun in 2007. No details of the programme have been announced but Pyongyang is likely to pull out all the stops to create a good impression, with tens of thousands of people lining the streets to welcome him.



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Hurricane Florence Is Headed Straight for North Carolina's Nuclear Reactors

Hurricane Florence Is Headed Straight for North Carolina's Nuclear ReactorsCompany officials say they’re ready for the storm



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Jeffrey Lewis: North Korea's Nuclear Disappearing Act

Jeffrey Lewis: North Korea's Nuclear Disappearing ActKim Jong Un has figured out that he can have his cake and eat it, too.



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IAEA says Iran continues to meet nuclear obligations

IAEA says Iran continues to meet nuclear obligationsVIENNA (AP) — Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Thursday in a confidential report.



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Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FM

Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FMIran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to “pay the price” of defying Washington in order to save the nuclear deal. Zarif said European governments had put forward proposals to maintain oil and banking ties with Iran after the second phase of US sanctions return in November. “Although they have moved forward, we believe that Europe is not yet ready to pay the price (of truly defying the US),” Zarif said.



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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program

Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programWhite House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks. Bolton is one of the U.S. administration’s leading hawks in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program. “We’ve got great challenges for Israel, for the United States, for the whole world – the Iran nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile programs are right at the top of the list,” Bolton said.



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Hiroshima bomber tasted lead after nuclear blast, rediscovered Enola Gay recordings reveal

Hiroshima bomber tasted lead after nuclear blast, rediscovered Enola Gay recordings revealTaped recordings and transcripts of interviews with the pilot and crew of the Enola Gay have been donated to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 40 years after they were apparently lost and 73 years after the aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the city. The 27 tapes cover 30 hours of interviews and are accompanied by 570 pages of typed transcripts that were collected by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts before the publication of their book, “Enola Gay: Mission to Hiroshima”, in 1977. Officials of the museum told the Mainichi newspaper that it had been feared that the recordings had been subsequently lost.  They added that the recordings and documents are historically important to the overall story of the attack on Hiroshima because they reveal what was happening inside the aircraft during the mission as well as the feelings of the crew.  The transcript records Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the B-29 Superfortress, stating that the mission was shrouded in secrecy and that the crew had been issued with handguns and cyanide tablets in case they were shot down.  Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui (R) offers a new list of A-bomb dead, including individuals who died since last year's anniversary from the side effects of radiation Credit: AFP Mr Tibbets also said he had a taste like lead in his mouth the instant the bomb detonated above the city and a “big relief”.  “I got the brilliance. I tasted it. Yeah, I could taste it. It tasted like lead”, Mr Tibbets said. “And this was because of the fillings in my teeth. So that’s radiation, see. So I got this lead taste in my mouth and that was a big relief – I knew she had blown”.  Mr Tibbets put the Enola Gay into an evasive turn immediately after the bomb detonated, but the crew could feel the shockwave of the blast.  “If you can imagine yourself inside a tin building and somebody comes along on the outside and hits it with a hammer, you get the sound effect”, he said, adding that he could also see the mushroom cloud expanding over the city through his screen.  Doves fly over the Peace Memorial Park with the Atomic Bomb Dome in the background, at a ceremony in Hiroshima Credit: Reuters The recordings include comments by Thomas Ferebee, the bombardier who released the atomic bomb, and three other crew members.  The recordings were found in 2017 among the effects of a Japanese person, who has not been named, and were donated to the museum by his family.  On Friday, a minute’s silence was marked at 8:15am – the moment the bomb detonated above what is today Hiroshima’s Peace Park – in memory of those killed in the attack. An estimated 100,000 people died in the initial blast or subsequently of radiation poisoning. A second attack was conducted three days later against the city of Nagasaki, killing around 80,000 people, before Japan surrendered and ended World War II.  Kazumi Matsui, the mayor of Hiroshima, used his address at the memorial event to underline the horror of the first nuclear attack and call for more efforts to rid the world of atomic weapons. 



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