UN nuclear watchdog agency chief urges controls over whole fuel cycle

Steeply rising global energy demand – with more countries turning to nuclear power for supply – has heightened proliferation concerns which can only be satisfied by new multilateral controls on the nuclear fuel cycle, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.

Nuclear weapon States must cut arsenals, US and Russia should lead: UN Assembly told

Despite significant reductions in nuclear arsenals, what remains is ample enough to destroy the planet, the head of an independent commission on weapons of mass destruction has warned the General Assembly, calling on nuclear weapon States to reduce their stockpiles and the United States and Russia to take the lead.