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Federal official: Half of U.S. nuclear power comes from disarmed Russian warheads

Uranium fuel from 20,000 disarmed Russian warheads are generating about half of US nuclear power in a spinoff from a landmark disarmament accord, a top US official said Wednesday. But the deal under which 500 tonnes of Russian weapons-grade uranium has been used to light and heat American homes will…

U.S. calls on Iran to ‘meet its own denuclearization commitments’

A top US official on Wednesday stepped up overtures to Iran to prove that it wants a nuclear proliferation deal with the West. “We should be cautious but cognizant of potentially historic opportunities,” Rose Gottemoeller, US assistant secretary of state for arms control told a UN disarmament committee. “We must…

Cyber-defence slow due to generation gap: U.S. official

TALLINN — Sluggish moves to counter the rising threat of cyber-attacks can be blamed on a generation of policymakers out of touch with rapid technological change, a senior US official said Monday. “The truth is there are a lot of senior officials in many countries who barely even know how…

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