CTBT in the News

Japan to keep urging world leaders to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki (Japan Times)

Nuclear weapons tests: Ministry of Defence admits it irradiated civilians in the Cold War (Mirror)

Forgotten Heroes: Service members left out after cleaning America’s atomic waste (KHON2 News)

Stay in paradise costs Army vet (Journal Gazette)

These Videos of Nuclear Weapon Tests Are Terrifying But Spectacular (io9)

Remarks at the Conclusion of the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference (U.S. Department of State)

‘Weapons-ban treaty’ deleted from N-draft / NPT draft also leaves out call for Japan visits (The Japan News)

UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear non-proliferation (UN News Centre)

Non-proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuclear-weapons free zone plan (Middle East Eye)

UN chief to convene conference on nuke-free Mideast by March 2016 (Haaretz)

UN nuclear disarmament conference collapses over Middle East debate (i24 News)

UN-Atomkonferenz ohne Einigung beendet (Kurier)

Canada helps block UN plan to rid world of nuclear weapons, citing Israel (CTV)

North Korea leader hails 'miracle' missile test (Yahoo News)

North Korea says nukes defensive in nature (Korea Herald)

China, Japan envoys discuss ways to reopen 6-party talks (Korea Observer)

China promises not to join nuclear arms race (ECNS)

Obama Signs Congress Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Bill Into Law (NBC News)

Iran will allow UN nuclear inspectors to visit military sites, negotiator says (The Guardian)

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections (The Economic Times)

Israeli cooperation with nuclear ban treaty diplomats helped prevent bad outcome (The Jerusalem Post)

US doesn’t want Israel’s nuclear profile raised: Analyst (Press TV)

US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns (Yahoo News)

ISIS Nuclear Weapon? Islamic State Claims It Can Buy Nukes From Pakistan Within A Year In Dabiq Propaganda Magazine (International Business Times)

Pakistan denies nuclear deal with S Arabia (Domain B)

Nuclear program is for Pakistan's own self defense: Foreign Office (The Nation)

Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says (Bloomberg)

US Considers Response To Russia's Nuclear Treaty Violations; Arctic Exercise Tests Cooperation (International Business Times)

New software for U.S. nuclear submarines (UPI)

Pope Francis on why peace ‘not possible’, by Suresh Kashuerin (Free Malaysia Today)

NPT会議決裂 「核なき世界」後退許さない – Editorial (Ryukyu Shimpo)

NPT: Nuclear Weapons and Tension Areas, by Rene Wadlow (Media For Freedom)

North Korea’s nukes, by Gwynne Dyer (Embassy News)

Why North Korea needs nukes, by Stratfor Global Intelligence (The Manila Times)

N. Korean claims will put region on high alert, by Gwynne Dyer (Otago Daily Times)

Future of Nuclear South Asia, by Muhammad Ali Zoaib (Voice of Journalists)

Politicians, analysts back nuclear negotiators, warn of a bad deal (The Tehran Times)

How to manage Saudi anger at the Iran nuclear deal, by Gene Gerzhoy (The Washington Post)

Blocking a Nuclear-Free Mideast, by Paul R. Pillar (Consortium News)

Press Digest: Non-proliferation conference founders over Israeli objections (RTBH)

Is Saudi Arabia trying to get nuclear weapons?, by Ian J. Stewart and Dominic J. Williams (Telegraph)

Wahhabis Go Nuclear — Literally. Saudi Arabia’s Bomb?, by Pepe Escobar (Global Research)

Is America Fulfilling Its NPT Commitment?, by Graham Allison (National Interest)

Objective: A Nuclear Free World, by Jeremy Corbyn (Morning Star)

Daisaku Ikeda: Shared Action for a Nuclear Weapon Free World (Scoop)

Framing the nuclear weapons debate, by Keith B. Payne (The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

A Missed Nonproliferation Opportunity, by Paul R. Pillar (National Interest)

Jerusalem Post Editorial: Nonproliferation and ambiguity (Jerusalem Post)

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