North Korea Hints at New Nuclear Test
Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times – Jan 23, 2013
North Korea said on Wednesday that its nuclear weapon program was no longer negotiable, and indicated that it might conduct its third nuclear test to retaliate against the United Nations Security Council’s tightening of sanctions against the isolated yet highly militarized country.
U.N. Security Council slams North Korea, expands sanctions
Richard Roth, CNN – Jan 23, 2013
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted on Tuesday a resolution condemning North Korea’s recent rocket launch and expanding existing U.N. sanctions.
S. Korea, U.S. ponder ‘additional sanctions’ against N. Korea
Yonhap News – Jan 23, 2013
The idea of Seoul and Washington imposing their own sanctions against Pyongyang will be one of the topics for the Thursday talks in Seoul between Glyn Davies, Washington’s special representative for North Korea Policy, and South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Lim Sung-nam.
Iran proposes Cairo for P5+1 nuclear talks
Associated Free Press, Gulfnews.com – Jan 23, 2013
Iran on Wednesday proposed Cairo as the venue for the next talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear drive, adding that the Egyptians have welcomed the idea, the ISNA news agency reported.
Russia urges Iran to speed up nuclear cooperation
Associated Free Press – Jan 23, 2013
Russia on Wednesday urged Iran to speed up its answers to the UN nuclear watchdog addressing suspicions that Tehran is operating an atomic weapons program. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said world powers had questions “about what may be — has been or is — a military component to the nuclear program.
India issues Kashmir nuclear war advisory
Al Jazeera – Jan 23, 2013
Officials in India-administered Kashmir have published an advisory in a local newspaper warning residents to be prepared for a possible nuclear war by building bomb shelters and other precautions, barely two weeks after deadly border skirmishes.
CND welcomes Lib Dem commitment to debate Trident alternatives
Ekklesia – Jan 23, 2013
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has welcomed Danny Alexander’s commitment to a full and open debate on the future of the UK’s nuclear weapons.
Opinion: Is Nuclear Arms Control Dead?
David E. Hoffman, Foreign Policy
David Hoffman discusses the lack of US dialogue on nuclear arms control, and some of the contributing factors and possible next steps to take.
Russia and NATO to run joint exercises and talk on missile defense
Ria Novosti, Russia Beyond the Headlines – Jan 23, 2013
The plan for military cooperation between Russia and NATO in 2013 includes a number of joint exercises and training activities, Russia’s chief of staff of the armed forces, Valery Gerasimov, told reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The chief of staff also told reporters that Russia was ready to discuss the prospects of cooperation with NATO on missile defense.