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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup December 21, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
December 21, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

S. Korea's nuclear envoy leaves for Japan for talks on NK nukes

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/search1/2603000000

Exclusive: US making plans for 'bloody nose’ military attack on North Korea

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/20/exclusive-us-making-plans-bloody-nose-military-attack-north/

CNO: North Korea 'an unprecedented and urgent threat'

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/12/20/cno-north-korea-an-unprecedented-and-urgent-threat/

State Department disagrees with Trump adviser on North Korea diplomacy

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/state-department-disagrees-with-trump-adviser-on-north-korea-diplomacy/article/2643959

NK likely to launch another ICBM, seek nuclear talks next year: think tank

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171221000677

What made North Korea’s weapons programs so much scarier in 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/21/what-made-north-koreas-weapons-programs-so-much-scarier-in-2017/?utm_term=.566cef3f9cb8

The North Korea deal

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/north-korea/2017-12-21/north-korea-deal

2018 is when something finally gives on North Korea

https://qz.com/1157919/2018-is-when-something-finally-gives-on-north-korea/

What is North Korea's end game with its nuclear program?

https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/what-is-north-koreas-end-game-with-its-nuclear-program/

United States

Prosecutors ask FBI agents for info on Uranium One deal

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/prosecutors-ask-fbi-agents-info-uranium-one-deal-n831436

Heinrich, Udall, Luj├ín: Plutonium pits report ‘inherently flawed’

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/heinrich-udall

Recovering radioactive nuclear sources

https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2017/12/source-recovery/

Sandia computer modeling aids solder reliability in nuclear weapons

https://phys.org/news/2017-12-sandia-aids-solder-reliability-nuclear.html

Many Marshall Islanders living here still can't get care to deal with U.S. nuclear fallout

https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-us-dropped-nuclear-bombs-on-their-homeland-but-many-marshall-islanders-living-here-still-cant-get-care-to-deal-with-the-fallout/Content?oid=7272563

International

Iran boasts global support for nuclear deal

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/419543/Iran-boasts-global-support-for-nuclear-deal

Missing the forest, lying about the trees: Politico’s attack on the Iran deal

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/politico-iran-deal

US hits Russian missile designer with export restrictions over treaty dispute

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-us-sanctions-missile-designer-inf-violations/28927654.html

Russia spurns US allegations it violates nuclear arms pact

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-nuclear-russia/russia-spurns-u-s-allegations-it-violates-nuclear-arms-pact-idUKKBN1EF1JD

Wake up and smell the ruthenium

https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/violetta-ryabko/wake-up-and-smell-ruthenium

US accusations are unfounded: Pakistan

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-accusations-are-unfounded-pakistan/article22083613.ece

Nuke diplomacy answer to US concerns

https://dailytimes.com.pk/163673/nuke-diplomacy-answer-us-concerns/

Papers show ministry played down Chernobyl nuclear disaster

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201712210043.html

Saudi Arabia hopes to start nuclear pact talks with US in weeks

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/21/Saudi-Arabia-hopes-to-start-nuclear-pact-talks-with-U-S-in-weeks.html

General Interest

5 ways the UN nuclear ban treaty is historic

http://www.wearethemighty.com/news/5-ways-the-un-nuclear-ban-treaty-is-historic

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