Nuclear Newswire August 7, 2017
JAPAN
Japan Times | August 6, 2017

Hiroshima on Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of its atomic bombing by the U.S., with Mayor Kazumi Matsui using the annual memorial ceremony to call on the central government to help make a treaty banning nuclear weapons a reality.
 

NUCLEAR BAN TREATY
World Politics Review| August 3, 2017

The ban is likely to reinforce existing divides between countries that rely on nuclear weapons for their security, and those that don't-an outcome for which proponents and opponents of the treaty both bear responsibility.

In Depth News| July 28, 2017

An important role in calling for such negotiations as the ban treaty was played by non-nuclear-weapon states (NNWSs). Support of other NNWS was decisive for the General Assembly to mandate the international negotiations and adopt the text of the treaty.
NORTH KOREA
The Washington Post| August 7, 2017

North Korea on Monday spurned overtures from South Korea and the United States, and instead lobbed a new inflammatory threat to retaliate against the United States over new U.N. sanctions punishing Pyongyang for its missile and nuclear tests.
 
The Atlantic | July 28, 2017

America's North Korea debate has focused on whether Washington should talk to Pyongyang and seek a freeze on its program. Those debates now seem pretty played out. 
UNITED STATES
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists | June 12, 2017

The United States is not prepared for a nuclear attack. It should get prepared, because the risk is real even if the probability is low, and doing so could save a great many lives.  ro

New York Times | July 31, 2017

In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities  said  on Monday  that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns.
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