Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party successfully forced a controversial new state secrets bill through the National Security Committee of the upper house of parliament Thursday, in the face of widespread opposition and protests.
Russia should retain and utilize its position in the Arctic not only for economic but also for security reasons and to preserve its national identity and integrity, the Russian President has announced.
Japan’s government panel offered new measures to stop radioactive water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. Officials said the plant could completely run out of storage space for contaminated water within two years.
Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Mossad intelligence division are co-conspiring to produce a computer worm “more destructive” than the Stuxnet malware to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, according to a report from the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.
The incineration of Britain’s vast plutonium stockpiles is now being considered a “credible” option by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, according to a long-awaited secret report. Three ways of disposing of the plutonium are being considered.
The US has said Iran can take on some construction at the Arak nuclear facility after Tehran said work will continue at the site sparking international concern. But Iran stressed that it will refrain from nuclear activities banned under the Geneva deal.
Tehran has strongly rejected Washington’s interpretation of the long-awaited interim nuclear agreement reached by the P5+1 nations in Geneva, as Iran’s Foreign Ministry labeled the factsheet released by the US a “one-sided interpretation.”