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August 18, 2015
Hundreds of US rabbis voice support for Iran nuclear deal
Washington (AFP) Aug 17, 2015
More than 300 American rabbis wrote members of Congress Monday urging them to support the international nuclear deal with Iran, signalling the US Jewish community is split over the historic but controversial accord. The religious leaders come from across the spectrum, but hail overwhelmingly from Judaism's Conservative and Reform streams as well as other progressive Jewish movements, a spokesperson said. "We encourage the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to endorse this agr ... read more

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In departure from Republicans, Trump wouldn't 'rip up' Iran deal
US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took a strong departure from his party's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, saying he would not necessarily "rip up" the accord, in an interview aired Sunday. ... more
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Iran submits nuclear activity information to UN watchdog
Iran has submitted documents linked to its past nuclear activity, the UN's atomic watchdog has confirmed, a key condition of a probe into suspected efforts to create nuclear arms. ... more
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N. Korea slams South-US drill, threatens strikes on White House
North Korea on Thursday condemned a looming South Korea-US joint military exercise as a "declaration of war" and boasted of its ability to make retaliatory strikes against Seoul and the White House. ... more
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Fears US 'national interest' hurt by partisan Iran row
The former White House official who resigned this week as head of a key US group lobbying against the Iran nuclear deal, warned Wednesday that the partisan row was hurting America's national interest. ... more
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Image analysis suggests NKorea boosting uranium stocks
Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea is expanding its uranium extraction capacity, possibly with a view to increasing its stockpile of weapons-grade fissile material, according to a leading non-proliferation expert. ... more
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N. Korea slams South-US drill, threatens strikes on White House
North Korea on Thursday condemned a looming South Korea-US joint military exercise as a "declaration of war" and boasted of its ability to make retaliatory strikes against Seoul and the White House. ... more
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S. Korea, US to hold live-fire drills after mine blasts
South Korea announced Wednesday a series of heavy-weaponry, live-fire military drills with the United States as part response to a recent landmine attack blamed on North Korea. ... more
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If US drops Iran deal, dollar could suffer: Kerry
If the United States cancels the Iran nuclear deal, as some members of Congress urge, the blow to its credibility may be such as to hasten the end of the dollar's reign as the world's reserve currency, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday. ... more
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Obama predicts support for Iran deal will grow
US President Barack Obama has predicted that opposition to his nuclear deal with Iran will erode as the agreement is implemented and a "parade of horribles" fails to materialize. ... more
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Japan's Abe rapped as Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of A-bomb
Japan on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki that claimed more than 74,000 lives, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire for his attempts to expand the military's role. ... more
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S. Korea ramps up border security after landmine attack
South Korea ramped up border security Tuesday as military tensions flared following landmine blasts blamed on North Korea, and the presidential office in Seoul demanded a formal apology. ... more
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S. Korea blames North for mine blasts, threatens 'harsh' response
South Korea on Monday accused North Korea of planting landmines that maimed two soldiers on border patrol, sending military tensions on the Korean peninsula soaring as it threatened to make Pyongyang pay a "harsh price". ... more
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Iran disagreement shakes Democratic party politics
The White House responded with ill-disguised anger Friday to news that Chuck Schumer, a key Democratic ally in the Senate, will oppose the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. ... more
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Obama warns rejecting Iran deal would spell war
President Barack Obama made an aggressive case for his signature nuclear deal with Iran Wednesday, telling lawmakers that rejecting diplomacy would lead to war and destroy US credibility. ... more
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Bikini nuclear refugees seek US aid to leave Marshall Islands
Nearly 70 years after they were uprooted to make way for United States' nuclear tests, Bikini Islanders have approved two new resolutions seeking Washington's aid to relocate again - including one citing the "psychological toll" of leaving their atoll. ... more
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IAEA chief fails to reassure US senators on Iran deal
Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said lawmakers left a Wednesday briefing by the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency "less assured" about the nuclear deal with Iran. ... more
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Iran says claims of nuclear site cleanup 'preposterous'
Iran on Thursday dismissed as "preposterous" claims that it was cleaning up its suspected nuclear military site at Parchin ahead of inspections agreed under a historic nuclear deal with world powers. ... more
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Nuclear peace: mankind's most dangerous bluff?
In the nervous aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing 70 years ago, citizens spent decades on alert for a nuclear war that would wipe out billions in a radioactive firestorm and render Earth uninhabitable. ... more
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Ukraine reports seizing nuclear material in western region
Ukraine's security service said on Wednesday it had seized a small quantity of what appeared to be non-fissile uranium in a peaceful western region of the war-torn former Soviet state. ... more
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Atomic bomb still scars Hiroshima, seven decades later
Charred bodies bobbed in the brackish waters that flowed through Hiroshima 70 years ago this week, after a once-vibrant Japanese city was consumed by the searing heat of the world's first nuclear attack. ... more
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Seventy years on, few Americans regret Enola Gay's mission
The Enola Gay was on its long flight back to its Pacific island base when co-pilot Captain Robert Lewis opened his log and scribbled down the many questions racing through his mind. ... more
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Lawmaker: Majority in US House oppose Iran nuclear deal
A Republican majority in the US House of Representatives will vote to block the Iran nuclear deal, a lawmaker announced Monday, but in numbers shy of the two-thirds required to torpedo the accord. ... more
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Kerry in Qatar to assure Gulf allies over Iran deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry met Gulf Arab counterparts for talks in Qatar Monday as he attempts to ease the concerns of key allies over the Iran nuclear deal. ... more
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Obama to evoke ghosts of Iraq, Soviet Union in Iran plea
President Barack Obama will present the Iran nuclear debate as the most momentous US foreign policy decision since the Iraq war Wednesday, in a fresh history-evoking bid to win support. ... more
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