China expanding its nuclear capabilities, scientists say – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-57995185

… Satellite images from Xinjiang province in the west of the country suggest it is

building a nuclear missile silo field, a report from the Federation of
American Scientists (FAS) says.

US defence officials have expressed concern about China’s nuclear build-up…

(BEIJING) JUST IN: China is building a nuclear missile silo field in the west of the country, US scientists say #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

https://acenewsservices.com/2021/07/28/beijing-just-in-china-is-building-a-nuclear-missile-silo-field-in-the-west-of-the-country-us-scientists-say-acenewsdesk-report/

#AceNewsReport – July.28: US defence officials have expressed concern about China’s nuclear build-up: It is the second new silo field reported to be under construction in western China in the last two months.

#AceNewsDesk says according to BBC Asia …China is building a nuclear missile silo field, scientists say Satellite images from Xinjiang province suggest the site could house about 110 silos when it is finished, says the report from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

‘Military fanboys’ shared a video threatening nuclear war. This is why China allowed it – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-20/chinese-local-government-shared-military-video-with-war-threat/100299646

  • A video in which the narrator threatens nuclear war with Japan has been shared by an official Chinese government account
  • One expert says the video is not an official message from Beijing, but the fact it exists means it has been passively endorsed
  • Another analyst says officials within all levels of the CCP compete to “tell China’s story”

China will nuke Japan if it interferes militarily in Taiwan, according to a CCP sanctioned video. – What Now News 24

https://whatnownews24.com/2021/07/19/china-will-nuke-japan-if-it-interferes-militarily-in-taiwan-according-to-a-ccp-sanctioned-video/

… A Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sanctioned video has been circulating that warns Japan against intervening militarily in Taiwan or else it will nuke Japan continuously, despite their policy to not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear powers. In the video, it says that they will make an exception of the rule of not attacking a non-nuclear country, and continuously bombard it with nuclear weapons if it dares to put even one soldier in Taiwan.

We will use nuclear bombs first. We will use nuclear bombs continuously. We will do this until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time. When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force – even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane or one ship – we will not only return fire but also wage full-scale war against Japan itself.

CCP sanctioned video.

The narrator in the video also says:

Japan is the only country…

The Nuclear Future of East Asia – China News

Comment by tonyyran2015: This article is a very realistic description of the military balance in East Asia.

https://chinanews.net.au/2021/07/18/the-nuclear-future-of-east-asia/

In the face of North Korea and China’s continuous expansion and advancement in their nuclear arsenal in the past decade, the nuclear question for East Asian countries is now more urgent than ever—especially when U.S.’s credibility of extended deterrence has been shrinking since the post-cold war era...

Saudi Arabia is being accused of developing a secret nuclear weapons programme. – What Now News 24

https://whatnownews24.com/2021/07/10/saudi-arabia-is-being-accused-of-developing-a-secret-nuclear-weapons-programme/

Saudi Arabia is being accused of attempting to develop nuclear weapons as their rival Iran said that they are blocking inspections by the global atomic watchdog. On Thursday, the Iranian ambassador to Vienna-based international organisations Kazem Gharibabadi said that in Saudi Arabia there was a “covert nuclear weapons programme in the country”. He said that he informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The IAEA is not being provided with even minimum necessary verification authorities.

Kazem Gharibabadi.

Saudi Arabia is a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, an international accord which aims to prevent the spread of atomic weapons across the world. The country is considered to be a non-nuclear state, but it has been long believed that they might be pursuing a nuclear bomb. The accusations by Iran have heightened the fear. Despite repetitive calls, Saudi Arabia is still refusing inspections by the agency.

Back in 2006, a German magazine Cicero revealed satellite images of what looked to be an underground city containing nuclear missiles in al-Sulayil, south of the capital Riyadh. In 2018, Crown Price Mohammad bin Salman said that the kingdom would be interested to pursue a nuclear weapons programme, if Iran manages to develop one.

As usual, the Saudi regime now says that their interest in uranium enrichment is only for civilian purposes. This is unusual, as experts believe that the Kingdom has a cheaper and safer source of alternative energy that they might use – solar energy. Last September, it was revealed that the Kingdom might have enough stores of uranium ore to develop 90,000 tonnes of uranium, showing an ‘extreme interest in developing an atomic weapons programme.’

China appears to be ramping up construction of missile silos in the desert. But could it be a ‘shell game’? – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-10/china-appears-to-be-ramping-up-construction-of-missile-silos/100273208

“In a full-on war, where the US needs to take out the Chinese strategic nuclear forces, they would need to use a much greater percentage of their nuclear forces to take out those silos,” Dr Davis said.

“And so that would certainly make it more difficult for the US to achieve
that, because it would certainly guarantee a retaliation by China.”

This strategy, dubbed the shell game, …

European powers warn Iran over enriched uranium metal production – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-57744952

…Iran’s parliament passed a law requiring the government to bring the
metallic uranium factory at the Isfahan Fuel Fabrication Plant on line within five months.

The law also called for the production of enriched uranium with a 20%
concentration of the most suitable isotope for nuclear fission, called
U-235. Uranium enriched to that level can be used in research reactors,
while weapons-grade uranium is 90% enriched or more.

(NORWAY) JUST IN: NATO Plans to dock ‘Nuclear Submarines’ in the city of Tromso according to NRK News #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

https://acenewsservices.com/2021/04/24/norway-just-in-nato-plans-to-dock-nuclear-submarines-in-the-city-of-tromso-according-to-nrk-news-acenewsdesk-report/

#AceNewsReport – Apr.24: Among other things, there is a conspicuous lack of material and competence for rescue and health personnel who may have to assist in the event of an accident:

‘Can Have Fatal Consequences’: Norwegian City ‘Ill-Prepared’ to Welcome NATO Nuclear Submarines and are set to dock soon outside the Norwegian city of Tromsø due to a contested recent agreement, the municipality has no plans for the mass evacuation of people in the event of a radioactive leak or other emergency, national broadcaster NRK reported.