Egypt Rejects US Nuclear Umbrella

CAIRO — The specter of a U.S. nuclear umbrella for the Middle East haunted the U.S.- Egyptian summit this week. In the run-up to President Hosni Mubarak’s first Washington visit in five years, both the Egyptian leader and his senior aides categorically rejected an undeclared U.S. offer to guarantee defense of the region against atomic … Continue reading “Egypt Rejects US Nuclear Umbrella”

Iran Nuclear Capability After 2013, Says US Intelligence

Iran is unlikely to be able to produce enough highly enriched uranium (HEU) for a nuclear weapon until at least 2013, according to a U.S. government intelligence estimate made public Thursday. The estimate, which sets a notably later date for Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear capability than other claims that have recently been circulated in … Continue reading “Iran Nuclear Capability After 2013, Says US Intelligence”