North Korea has up to 5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons

The London-based Center for Nonproliferation Studies estimates North Korea has stocked between 2,500 and 5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons, which could reach extremist hands. Continue reading

Obama Could Reduce Nuclear Arsenal Without Harming National Security: Disarmament Expert

WASHINGTON, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – The United States could securely reduce its nuclear arsenal below the new START agreement numbers through a unilateral action by President Barack Obama, without congressional authorization and without similar actions taken by Russia, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies said Monday.

“In terms of things the US administration could do without the Senate… President Obama could go back to the June [2013] statement about the possibility of further reductions,” said Mukhatzhanova at the annual meeting of the Arms Control Association (ACA) in Washington, DC. Continue reading