Part of Abu Dhabi’s clean energy push, the $32 billion nuclear power station risks destabilising a volatile region with detrimental consequences for the environment.
US, Russia, UK, France, China, Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea together possessed an estimated 13,400 nuclear weapons at 2020 begining, Swedish peace research institute says.
The discussion by President Donald Trump's administration comes after some US officials reportedly claimed that Russia and China have been holding their own low-yield tests, which both the governments have denied.
With Britain, France and Germany launching a process against Iran for "non-compliance" of the 2015 Nuclear deal, Tehran warns that it may pull out of the Nuclear Proliferation Agreement if such moves continue.
Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano, who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade, was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme.
Iran's uranium enrichment level has passed 4.5 percent, exceeding the cap set by the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iranian President Hasan Rouhani declares that Iran will no longer honour the terms of its nuclear research and development programme, following previous violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Contrary to what the nuclear deal's critics say, it was a stabilising force in the region and the Middle East needs it.
Reuters news agency says Washington has okayed six authorisations by companies to sell nuclear technology and assistance to Riyadh.
Following in the footsteps of the US, Russia will abandon a nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said.
US frustration with Kremlin's failure to address reports it was violating a nuclear treaty is not unfounded, but it should not withdraw from the pact or risk "throwing the baby out with the bathwater," Germany's FM Mass warns.
German Foriegn Minister Heiko Maas issued his sober assessment after a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that there was no sign of a compromise over the Iran nuclear deal.
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