Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup September 13, 2017

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Nuclear Roundup
September 13, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

North Korea

North Korea vows to accelerate nuclear programme

https://www.ft.com/content/303595e8-9836-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b

North Korea Resumes Work at Nuclear Test Site, Analysts Say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test.html

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Satellite Imagery Shows Post-Test Effects and New Activity in Alternate Tunnel Portal Areas

http://www.38north.org/2017/09/punggye091217/

South Korea tests cruise missile, detects radiation from North

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-korea-cruise-missile-north-korea-radioactivity-nuclear-test/

Trump says UN North Korea sanctions are 'not a big deal'

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/politics/trump-north-korea-pressure-china-congress/index.html

U.S. Threatens to Cutoff China, Russia for Undermining Sanctions Against North Korea

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-threatens-cutoff-china-russia-undermining-sanctions-north-korea/

North Korea nuclear test may have been twice as strong as first thought

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-nuclear-test-maybe-have-been-twice-as-strong-as-first-thought/2017/09/13/19b026d8-985b-11e7-a527-3573bd073e02_story.html?utm_term=.64cc527218f6

Former Nuclear Inspector: Calling North Korea Nuclear-Capable is a 'Gross Exaggeration'

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=19925

More than ever, South Koreans want their own nuclear weapons

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/13/most-south-koreans-dont-think-the-north-will-start-a-war-but-they-still-want-their-own-nuclear-weapons/?utm_term=.a41a060c0c13

United States

Defense chief visiting US nuclear base amid tensions with N. Korea

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/350422-defense-chief-visiting-us-nuclear-base-amid-tensions-with-n-korea

NNSA needs to develop cost estimates, schedule for new uranium processing project, GAO says

https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/24149-nnsa-needs-develop-cost-estimates-schedule-new-uranium-processing-project-gao-says/

Link to Report:

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-744R

Navy’s nuclear fleet shipyards in bad shape, report finds

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/09/12/navys-nuclear-fleet-shipyards-in-bad-shape-report-finds/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2009.13.2017&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

Link to report:

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687105.pdf

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pakewm/workers-at-one-of-americas-most-sensitive-nuclear-facilities-are-on-strike

International

Netanyahu Says Israel Still Opposes Iran Nuclear Agreement

https://www.rferl.org/a/netanyahu-says-israel-still-opposes-iran-nuclear-agreement/28732624.html

Arms Control Experts Urge Trump to Honor Iran Nuclear Deal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-deal-trump.html?_r=0

More Than 80 Nuclear Nonproliferation Experts Reaffirm Support for the Iran Nuclear Deal

https://www.armscontrol.org/pressroom/2017-09/more-80-nuclear-nonproliferation-experts-reaffirm-support-iran-nuclear-deal

Washington will be isolated if it quits nuclear deal: Iran

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/416717/Washington-will-be-isolated-if-it-quits-nuclear-deal-Iran

Trump, Nikki Haley can punish Iran without ending nuclear deal

http://thehill.com/opinion/international/350324-trump-nikki-haley-found-a-way-to-punish-iran-without-ending-nuclear

Missile launch: Russia tests ICBM before mass drill along NATO border

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-fires-ballistic-missile-northwest-launch-test-mass-drill-664041

Nuclear Ban: Treaty will make the world more dangerous, not safer –US

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2017-09-13-nuclear-ban-treaty-will-make-the-world-more-dangerous-not-safer-us/#.WblBnmtSxrQ

Court could force Israel to rethink nuke policy

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/israel-iran-nuclear-agreement-benjamin-netanyahu-dimona.html#ixzz4sZOAxfX5

General Interest

The US Moves Nukes in Booby Trapped Tractor Trailers Straight Out Of An Action Movie

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14253/the-us-moves-nukes-in-booby-trapped-tractor-trailers-straight-out-of-an-action-movie

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