'India, US only nations that can voluntarily give up N-weapons'

India and the US are the only two countries in world that can think about voluntarily giving up nuclear weapons without compromising their security, former diplomat KC Singh has said.

Iran urges serious N-talks with global powers

The Iranian government has called for "serious" nuclear talks with the world powers to settle the country`s long-standing nuclear programme.

Iran evading international responsibility: US

Alleging that Iran is evading its international responsibilities, the Obama administration has accused Tehran of indulging in "rope-a-dope diplomacy".

N Korea has `nothing to fear` from new nuclear policy: US

North Korea has "nothing to fear" if it breaks from its nuclear weapons program, officials in Washington have insisted after Pyongyang attacked the new US nuclear policy as showing continued hostility.

Reprocessing accord with India soon: US

Reiterating that Washington remains "very much committed" to the nuclear deal with India, a US official sees "good progress" on crucial talks on reprocessing and hopes an accord would emerge well before the August deadline.

India nuclear deal has not complicated non-proliferation efforts: US

The landmark India-US civil nuclear deal has not complicated efforts to achieve universalisation of the Additional Protocol for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards as a condition for nuclear supply.

Russia denies report of assisting Iran`s nuclear programme

Russia has strongly denied a US
media report about assisting Teheran`s nuclear weapons
programme, saying Moscow is firmly guided by its obligations
under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT).

US, EU ask India, other non-signatories to join NPT

Voicing their commitment to
preserving and strengthening the authority and integrity of
NPT, the US and EU have asked India and other non-signatories
to join the treaty, a pact New Delhi considers discriminatory.

Stop countering nuclear drive, Iran tells world powers

Iran told world powers on Monday they must stop working against its atomic drive and instead adopt a policy of interaction with the Islamic republic to resolve the nuclear crisis.

Clinton should urge India to sign NPT: NYT

Ahead of her talks with the Indian leadership, a US newspaper has said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should urge India to drop its opposition to NPT and consider opening regional arms talks with Pakistan and China.