Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. (http://www.nti.rsvp1.com/s122898QlhDm)
Go to GSN (http://www.nti.rsvp1.com/s123c98QlhDn)
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues Monday, August 20, 2012
TOP STORIES 8/20/2012 IAEA SECURITY OFFICIAL SEEKS MORE MONEY TO PREVENT NUCLEAR TERRORISM By Chris Schneidmiller Global Security Newswire WASHINGTON – The International Atomic Energy Agency’s top nuclear security official said his operation must have more money and people if it is to meet nations’ growing demand for help in ensuring their atomic facilities are protected against terrorism. IRAN COULD PUNISH PRE-EMPTIVE ISRAELI STRIKE WITH MISSILE ONSLAUGHT Iran could respond to a strike on its atomic facilities by Israel with a massive onslaught of missiles and rockets, al-Monitor quoted former Israeli Missile Defense Organization chief Uzi Rubin as saying on Thursday. BIOWATCH HAS PROBLEMS BUT SHOULD BE CONTINUED, OFFICIALS SAY While a federal program for detecting a biological weapons attack has operational weaknesses, the effort should not be discontinued, public health specialists said in a Friday Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy report. NUCLEAR 8/20/2012 IRAN GETTING IRAQI HELP TO EVADE FINANCIAL RESTRICTIONS: U.S. A ring of Iraqi banks and illicit petroleum transfer efforts has given Iran critical economic support amid an international campaign to isolate Tehran over its disputed atomic activities, acting and retired U.S. and Iraqi officials and issue specialists told the New York Times in comments reported on Saturday. Y-12 PERSONNEL FACE PUNISHMENT AFTER BREAK-IN A Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex security officer was terminated and additional personnel penalized after peace activists infiltrated the Tennessee nuclear arms facility late last month, the company WSI-Oak Ridge said in a Sunday report by the Knoxville News Sentinel. IAEA OUTLINES 2011 ATOMIC PROTECTION STEPS The International Atomic Energy Agency last week released a report detailing its efforts in 2011 to advance the protection of nuclear substances. INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND COULD BE STUCK WITH NUKES IN NATO: REPORT A branch of the Scottish National Party is warning that joining NATO could leave the nation stuck with nuclear weapons after potential secession from the United Kingdom, the Press Association reported on Monday. CHEMICAL 8/20/2012 OBAMA CAUTIONS SYRIA ON WMD USAGE Any attempt by the Syrian government to employ or strategically field biological or chemical weapons would cross a "red line" that could lead the United States to change its posture on dealing with the Assad regime's attempt to remain in power, Reuters quoted President Obama as saying on Monday. MAJOR STEP TAKEN IN PREPARING KENTUCKY CHEMICAL ARMS DISPOSAL FACILITY The exterior structure of the primary chemical arms demilitarization plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky has been largely completed, a major step toward bringing the facility online, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported last week. DELIVERY SYSTEMS 8/20/2012 INDIA PREPARING TRIAL LAUNCH OF NUCLEAR-CAPABLE AGNI 3 MISSILE The planned trial launch next month of India's nuclear-capable Agni 3 ballistic missile could lead to the weapon's induction into the military, the New Indian Express reported on Sunday. OTHER 8/20/2012 U.S., SOUTH KOREA STAGE WAR MANEUVERS The United States and South Korea on Monday initiated two weeks of yearly war games aimed at assessing readiness for a potential fresh outbreak of hostilities with North Korea, the Associated Press reported.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Those who say that this is a failure simply want to step up hysterical rhetoric." Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, blasting certain parties for claiming that nuclear negotiations this year with Iran have been wholly unsuccessful in order to justify new harsh measures against the nation.
TOOLBOX (http://www.nti.rsvp1.com/s1f9488QlhDH) (http://twitter.rsvp1.com/s1f8088QlhDK)
SEE RECENT ARTICLES SEARCH FOR PAST ARTICLES WEEKLY SUMMARY SENT BY A FRIEND? SUBSCRIBE
About GSN GSN is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group whose mission is preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.