Dismantling North Korea’s Weapons Program

Former Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim meets with the North Korean delegation in Singapore (U.S. State Department via Flickr)

by Robert Kelley President Donald Trump has stated that he believes that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is committed to the total and complete denuclearization of it nuclear programs. This strikes many people as a… Continue Reading  

US and North Korea Should Both Ban Nuclear Tests

International Day Against Nuclear Tests 2014 (CTBTO via Flickr)

by Robert Kelley The United States and North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) will now seriously begin to flesh out bilateral talks over “denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.” This is a largely undefined goal but clearly is… Continue Reading  

IAEA: Most PMD Claims Groundless

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 by Robert Kelley As readers of this blog know, I have long been skeptical of key details of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) November 2011 report, in particular specific allegations contained in the report’s Annex, which was entitled “Possible… Continue Reading  

Putting Parchin to Rest

The suspect building (the larger one on the left side of the photo) and its environs on a day this past June as the the P5+1 negotiations were nearing an end. Not much happening.

begby Robert Kelley International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano and his top deputy last month finally paid a personal visit to a building at the sprawling Parchin military factory complex in Iran that they have suspected of housing… Continue Reading  

Inspection Priorities at Parchin

Scaled reconstruction of the chamber in the building of the massive cylinder and concrete shield by Tamara Patton.

by Robert Kelley The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed a desire to visit a building at the Parchin Ammunition Plant near Tehran. The IAEA believes that experiments related to nuclear weapons may have taken place there early in… Continue Reading