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ND congressional delegation opposes nuke cuts

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation are opposing nuclear weapon reductions proposed by President Barack Obama. Continue Reading

Clinton urges Iran to prove no intent of nuclear arms development

April 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Iran to back up its declaration that Islam bars weapons of mass destruction by agreeing to a plan that would prove it does not intend to develop nuclear arms. Continue Reading

Obama travels to South Korea to confront nuclear threats

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama has begun a visit to South Korea that aims to mount pressure on an isolated North Korea and intensify international efforts to keep nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists. Continue Reading

Israelis agree with U.S. assessment that Iran hasn’t decided on nuclear bomb construction

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite saber-rattling from Jerusalem, Israeli officials now agree with the U.S. assessment that Tehran has not yet decided on the actual construction of a nuclear bomb, according to senior Israeli government and defense figures. Even so, there is great concern in Israel about leaving Iran “on the cusp” of a bomb explaining why Israel continues to hint at a military attack on Iran’s nuclear installations before it moves enough of them underground to protect them from Israel’s bombs. Continue Reading

Obama, Nentanyahu each have different opinions on Iran

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Taking sharply different stands, President Barack Obama on Monday urged pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his nation’s right to a pre-emptive attack. Even in proclaiming unity, neither leader gave ground on how to resolve the crisis.
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Obama: U.S. not hesitant to attack Iran to prevent acquistion of nucler weapon

March 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama said Sunday that United States will not hesitate to attack Iran with military force to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but he cautioned that “too much loose talk of war” recently has only helped Tehran and driven up the price of oil. Continue Reading

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities, U.S. says

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United States says North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agree to a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. Continue Reading

Iran says will strike its foes pre-emptively

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As pressure mounts over Iran’s nuclear program, a top Iranian general warned today that the nation will pre-emptively strike anyone who threatens it. The statement by Gen. Mohammed Hejazi continues the defiant tone Tehran has taken in its confrontation with Western countries that claim it is developing nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Continue Reading

U.N. inspectors focus on negotiations in visit to Iran

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Visiting U.N. inspectors did not visit any of the country’s nuclear sites, Iran’s official news agency reported today, concentrating instead on talks with officials. Continue Reading

Iranian nuclear expert killed by covert bomb effort

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The attack in Tehran bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear program. It is certain to amplify authorities’ claims of clandestine operations by Western powers and their allies to halt Iran’s nuclear advances. Continue Reading