Posts Tagged ‘nuclear

28
Sep
09

Is it time for new sanctions against Iran?

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The Iranian defence minister Ahmad Vahidi has warned that if Israel were to attack his country it would prompt the destruction of Israel. He said:
“If this [an Israeli attack] happens, which, of course, we do not foresee, its ultimate result would be to expedite the last breath of the Zionist regime”

His comments came after the Islamic Republic has test-fired their most advanced long-range missiles.  France has called the tests “provocative”. Continue reading ‘Is it time for new sanctions against Iran?’

25
Sep
09

Iran doubles up

iran nuclearIran has told the United Nations nuclear watchdog that it’s building a second uranium enrichment plant.

It says the plant is not yet operational, and is intended only to produce electricity.

Already the leaders of the U.S, the U.K and France have called for inspectors to be allowed to visit the second plant. Continue reading ‘Iran doubles up’

22
Sep
09

On air: If the US disarms will the rest of the world follow?

nuclear President Obama’s call for a review of US nuclear capacity is currently underway at the Pentagon. It’s got many of you asking who’s side Obama is on. Here’s some more information on what the review will include . He’s committing “the worst kind of treason” says blogger Cassy Fiano – do you agree? Or can a nuclear free US inspire states like North Korea, Russia and Iran to disarm?

Continue reading ‘On air: If the US disarms will the rest of the world follow?’

24
Jul
08

On air: Do you trust nuclear power?

About 100 staff at a nuclear plant in southern France have been exposed to a low dose of radiation. They were “slightly contaminated” by radioactive particles that escaped from a pipe at a reactor complex in Tricastin, according to power firm EDF who run the plant. The incident comes two weeks after a leak forced the temporary closure of a reactor at the Tricastin facility and is the fourth incident at a French nuclear site in recent weeks. Continue reading ‘On air: Do you trust nuclear power?’

21
Jul
08

Talking Points for July 22nd

Good Morning! It’s Priya here with some suggestions of what we should talk about tonight… (and thank you Will for stepping in last night)

KARADZIC ARRESTED: YOUR REACTION

The news that made me choke on my evening cup of licorice tea last night was the arrest of one of the worlds most wanted war criminals, Radovan Karadzic.

So who is he?
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for July 22nd’

30
Jun
08

Talking points 30 June

Thanks to Mike for holding the fort while we were having a couple of days off. Unsurprisingly yesterday Robert Mugabe was sworn in for a sixth term as Zimbabwe’s President after an election which saw just him standing. Intimidation, murder and state sponsored violence against opposition supporters led his only opponent Morgan Tsvangirai to back out of the contest.

So today Mugabe faces his African counterparts at the AU summit in Sharm El Sheik. While questions continue about how much pressure will be placed on him by other African leaders, pressure is growing on companies investing in Zimbabwe to pull out and stop supporting a corrupt regime. Continue reading ‘Talking points 30 June’

26
Jun
08

Talking points 27 June

Good morning! It’s a slightly bleary-eyed Priya blogging today after last night’s Euro 2008 semi final in an especially boisterous World Service bar. Thanks Mike and Bob for watching the blog while I slept.

It’s also Fuchsia’s last day on the programme 😦 From now on she will be far far away from us (sitting about three desks down at Newshour). So I’ll begin with her suggestion:

Is there anything wrong with swearing?

She has blogged about it already, so keep leaving your comments there.
Continue reading ‘Talking points 27 June’

04
Mar
08

Stories for Tuesday 4 March

Good morning, first up today is the Middle East – we didn’t talk about it yesterday but US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is now in the region on a trip aimed at saving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas broke off contacts with Israel in protest at its recent offensive in Gaza, so I guess there are talks to save. I’m not sure how far they’ve got since the conference in Annapolis late last year.

Continue reading ‘Stories for Tuesday 4 March’




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