Nuclear Proliferation http://www.kunc.org en Report: North Korea May Be Able To Deliver Nuclear Weapons http://www.kunc.org/post/report-north-korea-may-be-able-deliver-nuclear-weapons Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. A stunning revelation today from a member of Congress. It came from Republican Doug Lamborn, of Colorado, during an exchange on Capitol Hill with Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Lamborn cited a Defense Intelligence Agency report on North Korea's military capability, one that had not yet been released. Here's what Rep. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Melissa Block 42791 at http://www.kunc.org North Korea May Have A Nuclear Warhead To Put On A Missile, Says Pentagon http://www.kunc.org/post/north-korea-may-have-know-how-miniaturize-nuclear-warhead-says-pentagon The Pentagon's intelligence arm has "moderate confidence" that North Korea may have developed the technology to create nuclear weapons that are small enough to fit on a long-range missile.<p>NPR's Larry Abramson filed this report for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"The Defense Intelligence Agency assessment says such a weapon would probably not be very reliable. This is the first time the U.S. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:39:00 +0000 42789 at http://www.kunc.org North Korea May Have A Nuclear Warhead To Put On A Missile, Says Pentagon Puzzling, Shaky Start To New Round Of Iran Talks http://www.kunc.org/post/puzzling-shaky-start-new-round-iran-talks The first day of the latest talks between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group about the Persian nation's nuclear ambitions has ended with reports of a "shaky" start and Western diplomats saying they are puzzled by what Iran brought to the table.<p>From Almaty, Kazakhstan, NPR's Peter Kenyon tells us that "the meeting opened with the P5+1 expecting a response from Iran to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/25/172866856/iran-sanctions" target="_blank">proposal laid on the table in February</a> offering a slight easing of sanctions for a slightly less onerous set of demands on Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 42506 at http://www.kunc.org Puzzling, Shaky Start To New Round Of Iran Talks Talks Over Iran's Nuclear Program Resume In Kazakhstan http://www.kunc.org/post/talks-over-irans-nuclear-program-resume-kazakhstan Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>We have been hearing a lot about North Korea and nuclear weapons lately. Well, nuclear negotiators have just wrapped up a first day of talks on Iran's nuclear program. Tehran does not have nuclear weapons and insists it doesn't want them, but six world powers say the country must do more to assure the world that its program is entirely peaceful. We spoke earlier with NPR's Peter Kenyon, who is in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the talks. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:31:00 +0000 David Greene 42488 at http://www.kunc.org North Korea's Latest Threat: It Will Restart Nuclear Reactor http://www.kunc.org/post/north-koreas-latest-threat-it-will-restart-nuclear-reactor A vow Tuesday from North Korea that it will restart a nuclear reactor that eventually could make about one bomb's worth of plutonium a year further escalates tensions that were already high due to that nation's almost daily threats, NPR's Louisa Lim tells our Newscast Desk.<p>According to Louisa, who filed her report from Beijing:<p><blockquote><p>"In a statement, North Korea said work to restart all facilities at the Yongbyon nuclear plant will begin without delay. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:46:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 42334 at http://www.kunc.org North Korea's Latest Threat: It Will Restart Nuclear Reactor