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UN watchdog urges better steps to keep nuclear material out of terrorist hands

Declaring that the “threat of nuclear terrorism is real and current,” the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog today called for urgent international measures to prevent radioactive matter from falling into the hands of terrorists, citing increased trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials as a “disturbing” sign.

UN watchdog concerned by disappearance of nuclear material from Iraq

Satellite images show equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the United Nations atomic watchdog agency has warned, and it has called on countries to provide information concerning their whereabouts.

Annan urges remaining countries to sign and ratify nuclear test-ban treaty

Welcoming today's statement of 42 countries in support of the global pact banning nuclear tests, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged those countries which have not yet signed or ratified the treaty to do so immediately so that it takes effect.

On anniversary of Hiroshima, Annan voices hope nuclear arms can be eliminated

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that countries meeting next year to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will take action to eliminate nuclear arsenals in their entirety, six decades after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

UN watchdog welcomes US plan to keep nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands

Stepping up the battle to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the clutches of terrorists, the United Nations atomic watchdog agency has welcomed a new United States plan to strengthen nuclear security around the world.

Nuclear arms smuggling cases found so far ‘just tip of iceberg’ – UN watchdog

Warning that cases of covert nuclear proliferation discovered so far are "just the tip of the iceberg," the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency has repeated his call for urgent action to reinforce the global security framework to shut down this black market.