CTBT in the News

Islas Galápagos acogerán dos bases de red mundial de vigilancia antinuclear (El Comercio)[In Spanish (rough working translation): Galapagos will host two bases for the worldwide network of antinuclear monitoring]

Islas Galápagos acogerán 2 bases de red de vigilancia antinuclear (La Hora)[In Spanish (rough working translation): Galapagos will host 2 bases for for the network of antinuclear monitoring]

En Galápagos se instalarán dos bases de vigilancia antinuclear (El Universo)[In Spanish (rough working translation): In Galapagos two bases are installed for antinuclear surveillance]

Contradictory Reports on North Korea’s Nuclear Preparations (NY Times)

N. Korea 'technically ready' for 4th nuclear test: official (Yonhap News)

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official (My Sinchew)

South Korea: North Korea could launch nuclear missile tests 'at any moment' (Independent)

North Korea on stand-by for 4th nuclear test: South Korean gov't (Arirang)

North Korean Nuclear Launch ‘Unlikely’ During Obama’s Trip to Asia (Defense One)

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely (Japan Times)

N. Korea nuke test would be "provocation": U.N. disarmament head (Global Post)

US closely watching North Korean move on nuclear test (Economic Times/Times of India)

President Park asks Xi to prevent N.K. nuclear test (Inside Korea)

Xi reassures Park on denuclearization (ECNS)

North Korea warned by U.S. to 'refrain from actions that threaten regional peace' amid fears Kim Jong-un is planning new nuclear test coinciding with Obama's Asia visit (Daily Mail)

N. Korea nuclear threats to top agenda for Park's talks with Obama (Global Post)

Asteroid Strikes (Even Big Ones) Are More Common Than We Thought (Yahoo News)

Astronauts Warn of Catastrophic Asteroid Strikes (Voice of America)

Video visualizes asteroids colliding with Earth's atmosphere (UPI)

Asteroid-strike map built from nuke-watchdog data (WND)

Destructive Asteroid Impacts Near Earth are Far More Common Than Previously Thought (VIDEO) (Science World Report)

City-killer asteroid odds higher: study (The Japan Times)

Watch Where 26 Asteroids Recently Slammed Into Earth (Gizmodo)

Bommen uit het universum (De Standaard)[In Dutch: Bombs from the universe]

Unbemerkte Explosionen: Experten warnen vor Meteoritengefahr für Großstädte (Der Spiegel)[In German (rough working translation): Unnoticed explosions: Experts warn of meteorite danger to big cities]

N. Korea vows not to lay down nuclear weapons (Yonhap)

A nuclear North Korea is unacceptable: Obama (Zee News)

Iranian missile program was never discussed as part of nuclear deal - Russian FM (The Voice of Russia)

Iran Plans to Offer Full Rundown of Atomic Efforts (Global Security Newswire)

Iran nuclear deal proves elusive (New Straits Times)

Iran Nuke Official: Concessions Can Be Reversed in “2 or 3 Weeks” (The Tower)

La India lleva a cabo con éxito una prueba de un misil con capacidad nuclear (La Tribuna)[In Spanish (rough working translation): India conducted a successful test of a nuclear-capable missile]

Nuclear normalcy, by Michael Krepon (Dawn)

Defense ministry rebuts 38 North analysis, by Kang Seung-woo (The Korea Times)

3 ways to thwart N. Korea nukes, by Michael Green and Zack Cooper (CNN)

Debunking the Iran-North Korea Nuclear Axis Myth, by Zachary Keck (The Diplomat)

“Breakout” – What It Is, And What You Need To Know, by Emily Hauser (Ploughshares)

Why Iran’s missiles matter, by Ilan Berman (Washington Times)

An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet, by David Ignatius (The Daily Star)

Will Iran follow through on deal?, by David Ignatius (Albuquerque Journal)

The Costs of Ukrainian Disarmament, by Thomas Sowell (National Review)

A race to the top in nuclear security strategy, by Kenneth N. Luongo (The Bulletin)

Threat of nuclear war intensifies because of rogue nations, by Don LoCicero (Mcall)

Keeping our side of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty bargain (COUNTERPUNCH)

** This bulletin contains links to web sites not under the control of the CTBTO. The CTBTO provides these links as a convenience for the recipients of this bulletin and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement or approval of its contents by the CTBTO.