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Rouhani urges unity in face of psychological and economic war

“It was a horrible, horrible deal” reports tehrantimes.com. Speaking to a select Jewish audience on December 7 at the White House reception for Hanukkah, Trump boasted for leaving what he called “the horrible Iran nuclear” deal.President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. unilaterally from the 2015 nuclear deal in May and ordered sanctions against Iran.Trump ditched the nuclear despite by warnings by the international community, including its Western allies. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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The military brass is often accused of fighting the last war, but a group of retired officials says the U.S. is already flirting with losing the next one.

“The military brass is often accused of fighting the last war, but a group of retired officials says the U.S. is already flirting with losing the next one” writes Justin R for washingtonexaminer.com. That’s the grim warning from a commission created by Congress to review the Trump administration’s national defense strategy.Gary Roughead, the former chief of naval operations and co-chair of the commission created by Congress to review Trump’s national defense strategy. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

“Current law defines high-level radioactive waste as resulting from processing irradiated nuclear fuel that is highly radioactive” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.As a result, the site also contains the nation’s largest collection of nuclear waste.Conservation groups are alarmed by the Trump administration’s proposal to rename some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make it…

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2,000 Egyptians trained to operate, maintain Dabaa nuclear plant

“Rosatom will train 2,000 Egyptians to operate and maintain the nuclear energy plant in Dabaa according the meeting agreement signed with Egypt, specified Yulia Sheinkovichka, head of Business Development at Rosatom Services” writes Daily News Egypt for dailynewsegypt.com. She added that Rosatom has provided scholarships in the field of physics and nuclear sciences to 43 Egyptian students.They will be qualified to work in a nuclear energy plant following their graduation. Sheinkovichka explained that Rosatom’s tasks on contracting to establish a project do not aim to only implement but also transfer…

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EAEA receives Dabaa nuclear plant’s documents to review them in January

“Abdel Hamid al-Desouky, the deputy chairperson of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) said that preparing all the documents required for the Dabaa nuclear plant for electricity generation with a 4800MW capacity, in addition to sending them to the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), will be finalised in January 2019” writes Daily News Egypt for dailynewsegypt.com. Furthermore, al-Desoukysaid that the nuclear energy plant will result in a major leap in the field of energy production in Egypt, and will ensure the existence of an energy mix that the ministry of…

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Saudi Arabia held discussions with Argentina on nuclear energy development Wednesday, a sign the kingdom is moving closer to other countries on energy cooperation as ties with the U.S. grow strained over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Saudi Arabia held discussions with Argentina on nuclear energy development Wednesday, a sign the kingdom is moving closer to other countries on energy cooperation as ties with the U.S. grow strained over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Meanwhile, Argentina moved closer to Russia on nuclear energy development during the meeting.Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, met in Saudi Arabia with Argentina’s ambassador, Marcelo Gilardoni, to review “joint cooperation between the two countries in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy,” the government-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday. Source:…

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The lights could go out this winter if we close all the coal and nuclear power plants

“Coal-fired power plants ramped up to provide 55% of daily incremental power at the time” writes Terry Jarrett for marketwatch.com. The obvious answer is to maintain sufficient baseload power from all sources — including coal, nuclear, natural gas, and renewables.It would be comforting to say that, if any unexpected problems crop up, coal and nuclear power plants will simply jump in to save the day.Not only were natural-gas pipelines spread thin in delivering fuel to power plants, but available gas was prioritized for home heating. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Pompeo: US to leave nuclear accord unless Russia complies in 60 days

“Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty erodes the foundations of effective arms control and undermines Allied security,” it said” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The statement called on Russia to “return urgently to full and verifiable compliance” with the treaty. “This is part of Russia’s broader pattern of behavior that is intended to weaken the overall Euro-Atlantic security architecture.”. If Russia admits its violations and fully and verifiably comes back into action, we will of course welcome that action.” Pompeo stressed that “there’s been no indication” that Russia will return to compliance with…

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Trump to discuss ‘arms race’ with China, Russia some time in the future

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would discuss military developments with his counterparts from China and Russia in the future, in the hopes of ending what he described as an arms race with the countries” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race.At the same time, Washington has publicly discussed…

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