Nuclear weapons

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How will Trump pass 'nuclear football' to Biden if he's not at swearing-in?
Physical transfer of brief case containing nuclear attack plans has become part of inauguration ritual

Peter Beaumont

19, Jan, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Nuclear stand-off: can Joe Biden avert a new arms race?
Analysis: new president will face threats on multiple fronts, including from Russia and Iran, and must decide future of US arsenal

Julian Borger in Washington

11, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Iran seizes South Korean tanker as tensions with US mount
Move comes as Iran resumes enriching uranium to up to 20% purity in significant breach of 2015 nuclear accord

Patrick Wintour, Julian Borger and agencies

04, Jan, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Iran steps up nuclear plans as tensions rise on anniversary of Suleimani’s killing
As Tehran moves on uranium enrichment, Washington braces for retaliation a year after the Quds Force commander’s assassination

Emma Graham-Harrison and agencies

03, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How Joe Biden’s cold war experience will shape his approach to Russia
President-elect’s formative years of going toe-to-toe with the USSR on arms control hint at how he may deal with Putin

Andrew Roth in Moscow

29, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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US nuclear warhead standoff 'has significant implications for UK'
Biden administration expected to take ‘critical look’ at next-generation warhead, estimated to be twice as explosive as Trident

Dan Sabbagh

08, Dec, 2020 @2:35 PM

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Iranian nuclear chief's body prepared for burial as anger focuses on Israel and US
Newspaper publishes comment urging retaliation with strike on Haifa that ‘causes heavy human casualties’

Oliver Holmes and Patrick Wintour

29, Nov, 2020 @3:52 PM

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Iran's supreme leader calls for 'definitive punishment' of scientist's killers
Ayatollah threatens retaliation after president blames Israel for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Oliver Holmes and Patrick Wintour

28, Nov, 2020 @3:59 PM

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Iran scientist's assassination appears intended to undermine nuclear deal
Analysis: Shooting of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will do more harm to diplomacy than it does to Iran’s nuclear programme

Julian Borger in Washington

27, Nov, 2020 @7:52 PM

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Iran vows retaliation after top nuclear scientist shot dead near Tehran
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, identified by Israel as director of nuclear weapons programme, ambushed in street

Patrick Wintour and Oliver Holmes

27, Nov, 2020 @6:14 PM

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Iranian scientist's death only the latest in long line of attacks blamed on Israel
The Middle East is on edge as the Trump administration enters its final weeks

Oliver Holmes, Jerusalem correspondent

27, Nov, 2020 @6:11 PM

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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: key figure in Iran's nuclear efforts who avoided limelight
Analysis: Engineer was identified by UN report as central figure in work to develop atomic bombs

Peter Beaumont

27, Nov, 2020 @4:59 PM

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