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Israel warns Arabs against 'bashing' it at U.N. nuclear meeting

VIENNA (Reuters) - Arab diplomats signaled on Tuesday they would seek to step up pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal but the Jewish state said any attempt to "bash" it would be counterproductive. Full story

President Obama Speaks in Germany

   President Obama, speaking in Berlin, proposes deep cuts to America's nuclear weapons and addressed the NSA surveillance program. He also discussed Ben Bernanke, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

Obama wants to cut nuclear arms, seeks talks with Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants to reduce deployed nuclear weapons by up to a third and revive negotiations with Russia to "move beyond Cold War nuclear postures", he said in a speech on Wednesday in Berlin. Full story

Rohani once spoke approvingly of hiding Iran atomic work

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Years before he became Iran's president-elect, Hassan Rohani spoke approvingly about concealing his nation's nuclear program and said that when Pakistan got atomic bombs and Brazil began enriching uranium, "the world started to work with them." Full story

Russia: Chance for progress on Iran nuclear issue must be seized

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran has taken constructive steps toward compromise in the decade-old standoff over its nuclear program and world powers should reciprocate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in remarks published on Tuesday. Full story

At G8, Obama and Putin express optimism on Iran after election

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed "cautious" optimism on Monday that the election of a moderate cleric in Iran's presidential poll would open up dialogue with Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. Full story

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  Alarming ineptitude revealed in care of US nuclear arsenal

Rachel Maddow reports on a scandal surrounding the supervision of America's nuclear weaponry stored at Minot Air Force Base that has resulted in a slew of dismissals and further investigations into the "rot" within the ranks that has created this dangerous vulnerability.

  North Korea, undeterred, threatens to use nuclear weapons

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described North Korea’s actions and “bellicose rhetoric” as “skating very close to a dangerous line.”  NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

  Obama closer to loose nuke goal with Czech mission

In an exclusive TRMS report, Rachel Maddow reveals that at the end of March, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration removed the last of the highly enriched uranium from the Czech Republic as part of President Obama's plan to round up all of the world's loose nuclear material -a goal the N

  Short-range nuclear weapons ‘would be devastating’

If North Korea were to employ nuclear weapons, it would impact U.S. troops and pressure Japan and South Korea to also consider obtaining nuclear weapons – something that could lead to an all-out arms race.  NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

  Will North Korea follow through on nuclear threats?

U.S. officials tell NBC News they believe North Korea does have the capability to put a nuclear weapon on a missile and that they have missile deliverable nukes. Those missiles, however, cannot go more than 1000 miles. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

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