If adopted, the deal would force Iran to get rid of 40% of the hardware it has for making nuclear weapons; Western sanctions against the country would be immediately lifted.
Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and threatens to torpedo bipartisanship on Capitol Hill when it comes to the delicate issue of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
Jurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling of giving a New York Times reporter classified details of an operation to sabotage Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation’s nuclear weapons are handled.
The Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its trainers at a school for naval nuclear power reactor operators.
Dozens more Air Force officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal on nuclear missile proficiency tests.
The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain “dangerous weak links” in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a study released Wednesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns a possible international nuclear deal with Iran would have grave consequences.
The Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles on Friday, just two days after a Navy admiral with top nuclear weapons responsibilities was sacked. Both men are caught up in investigations of alleged personal misconduct, adding to a cascade of turmoil inside the nation’s nuclear weapons force.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that nuclear weapons could fall into the wrong hands of a “murderous” regime if the international community lifts sanctions on Iran without ensuring the guaranteed end to uranium enrichment.