Nuclear Weapons


  • Can US, Iran reach a deal with extension of talks?  Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    Flynt Leverett, Former National Security Council Senior Director for Middle East Affairs (2002 -2003), explains why he's skeptical that a final deal with Iran can be reached by the new deadline.

  • Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal.

  • Nuclear power's hunt for an unlikely new ally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    The big environmental argument for nuclear energy: Its carbon emissions are the lowest among major power sources.

  • India, Iran in deal to ease sting of sanctions Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant.

    India is set to pay Iran $1.65 billion under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions and gives Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds.

  • Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister, discusses nuclear security in Ukraine and says that Russia's marginalization in international affairs will have a negative impact on its economy.

  • Nuclear concerns about Russian security  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    William Tobey of Harvard University says that Russia is now showing signs of reluctance in its commitment to improving nuclear security.

  • The hidden nuclear battle between Russia and US Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cooling towers from the Limerick Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

    Russia has quietly taken the lead in the $500 billion nuclear export market, building new facilities as the U.S. sits on the sidelines.

  • China tells Japan: Drop the Dr. Strangelove act! Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    China is demanding Japan get rid of its "bomb in the basement," and drop plans to open a new reactor this fall.

  • Landmark Iran nuclear deal to take effect January 20 Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reza Najafi.

    A deal for Iran to freeze parts of its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief will take effect on January 20.

  • Yair Lapid, Israel's finance minister, downplays the dispute between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran nuclear deal saying that it's "okay to have disputes within the family".

  • Iran deal alienate Israel?  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Amb. Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, discusses the U.S deal with Iran over nuclear weapons.

  • 'Bad negotiating tactics': Dershowitz  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz discusses the deal to scale back Iran's nuclear operations in exchange for sanctions relief.

  • Congress to push stronger sanctions?  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:08 PM ET

    Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., says the nuclear deal benefits Iran while the U.S. gets nothing.

  • Iran deal almost meaningless: Pro  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brookes, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, discuss the negotiated deal with Iran on nuclear limits.

  • Iran agrees to nuclear limits  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    NBC's Steve Handelsman reports on the White House's deal to curb Iran's nuclear program.

  • Iran nuclear deal marks significant progress  Sunday, 24 Nov 2013 | 10:00 PM ET

    Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO at Jevons Global tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the Iranian nuclear deal.

  • Nuclear deal now places burden on Tehran  Sunday, 24 Nov 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports on the details of Iran's interim nuclear deal.

  • Pres. Obama's UN address focuses on Middle East  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    President Obama addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. In his speech he calls for world leaders to stand up to Syrian President Assad over his use of chemical weapons through diplomatic measure. But the President also counters that the U.S. is "prepared to us all elements of our power, including military force" to secure our core interest in the region.

  • Two separate questions on Syria: Experts  Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    The U.S. should intervene in Syria but also needs to think very carefully about forcing Bashar Assad out of office, says Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discussing America's response to alleged charges Syria used chemical weapons on civilians. And David Gordon, Eurasia Group, explains why the much bigger stakes in the Middle East are about nuclear weapons confrontation with Iran.

  • Is the Kaesong deal a real sign of progress?  Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:46 PM ET

    Joseph DeTrani, President of Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the two Koreas' plan to reopen Kaesong is a positive development, but doubts remain over the path Kim Jong-un is taking.