Labour says support for UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent is ‘non-negotiable’

Labour’s support for UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent is ‘non-negotiable’, says shadow defence secretary John Healey as he signals split from Corbyn era Shadow defence secretary said Labour support for deterrent is ‘non-negotiable’  John Healey also said Labour support for NATO military alliance is ‘unshakeable’ Comments represent a significant shift to approach taken under Jeremy Corbyn  … Read more

UN nuclear watchdog is ‘deeply concerned’ over ‘undeclared material’ at Iranian site 

UN nuclear watchdog is ‘deeply concerned’ over ‘undeclared material’ at Iranian site UN atomic watchdog ‘deeply concerned’ by possible nuclear material at Iran site Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium now over 14 times limit set by world powers   It is the latest in a string of violations of 2015 nuclear deal with world powers By … Read more

Iran stops snap inspections of its nuclear sites as it pressures Joe Biden to lift sanctions

Iran has called a halt to ‘snap’ nuclear inspections as leaders pile pressure on the US to rejoin a nuclear treaty that was torn up by Donald Trump. Tehran had threatened to suspend most inspections starting Sunday if the United States failed to lift sanctions and return to the terms of the treaty. But after … Read more

US Capitol rioters close to Mike Pence’s ‘nuclear football’ in video

Nuclear commanders had ‘no idea’ Mike Pence’s ‘football’ was so close to being taken by the mob until they saw dramatic security footage at Donald Trump’s trial By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter For Published: 16:50 GMT, 12 February 2021 | Updated: 19:04 GMT, 12 February 2021 Nuclear commanders had no idea how … Read more

North Korea continued nuclear and missile programmes in 2020 thanks to cyber hacking money, UN says

North Korea continued its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions and funded them with £220m ($300m) stolen through cyber hacks, according to a confidential United Nations report.  Kim Jong-un’s regime ‘produced fissile material, maintained nuclear facilities and upgraded its ballistic missile infrastructure’ while continuing to seek material and technology … Read more

Welsh Government bids for Hitachi nuclear site

Welsh Government in talks to buy Horizon nuclear power plant site from Hitachi in last-ditch effort to secure future of project By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 7 February 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 7 February 2021 The Welsh Government is in talks to buy the Horizon nuclear power plant site … Read more

Hinkley Point nuclear plant to be delayed and cost £500m more

Hinkley Point nuclear plant to be delayed and cost £500m more than expected By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 27 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 27 January 2021 Hinkley Point C – the nuclear power station being built in Somerset – is set to be delayed, and costs are likely … Read more

North Korea rallies round Kim Jong-un as Parliament is set to rubber-stamp nuclear weapons expansion

North Koreans appear to have rallied round leader Kim Jong-un as his Parliament prepares to rubber-stamp a plan to expand the country’s nuclear weapons programme, posing a threat to US allies and even the US mainland.  The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said deputies led by senior official Choe Ryong Hae, president of the … Read more

Iran launches missiles in drill amid tensions over nuclear program

Iran launches missiles and shows off two new warships during navy drills among heightened tensions over its nuclear program  Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday   The two-day missile drill was being held in the gulf’s southeastern waters Trump in 2018 unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from Iran’s nuclear … Read more

Get serious on nuclear plans, Kwasi Kwarteng told

New Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng must ‘get his skates on’ and make 2021 the year Government finally commits to building nuclear projects Kwarteng has been urged to decide quickly – as the UK faces the threat of blackouts in the early 2030s  Ministers are mulling plans to allow EDF to build the Sizewell C power … Read more