Another nuclear first from North Korea
According to North Korean state media, North Korea has launched its first 'nuclear submarine' and allocated it to the fleet patrolling the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. With this, US experts say such weapons would not add much value to the North's more powerful land-based nuclear forces because its submarines would not survive that long in a war.
Japan retaliates against Chinese embargo
In Japan, the decision was taken to discharge radioactive waste water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. Despite all the reactions, Japan started to discharge the wastewater into the Pacific Ocean on August 24. China, the leading actor in the reactions, implemented a ban on seafood imports. After the ban, Japan decided to support the fishing sector by providing additional financing.
South Korea calls world to stop nuclearisation
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, who met with leaders at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and G20, brought Pyongyang's nuclear tests to the agenda. The world was alarmed after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who frequently stated that he would strengthen his army, placed an atomic bomb warhead on cruise missiles and fired them. Yoon emphasized the seriousness of the incident and called on leaders to ‘respond resolutely to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons’.
Critical energy decision from Germany
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that nuclear energy will no longer be used in Germany regarding the discussions on the return to nuclear energy in his country. Scholz reminded that nuclear power plants have started to be abolished in the country and announced that they are turning towards renewable energy.
Fukushima support from United Kingdom to Japan
The United Kingdom (UK) announced that it supports the decision to discharge radioactive waste water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which was damaged by the tsunami following the 2011 earthquake in Japan, into the ocean.
Joint nuclear exercises on Korean Peninsula
The United States (US), Japan, and South Korea conducted joint nuclear exercises. In his speech, North Korean leader Kim emphasized that the Korean Peninsula has become the most unstable waters of the world with the danger of nuclear war and explained the improvements he made in the country's navy. Kim signaled that he was ready for a possible war.
Major breakthrough in nuclear fusion comes from US
American scientists have announced that they have succeeded in generating energy from a nuclear fusion reaction for the second time. The first successful test was in December.
Nuclear war tensions on the Korean peninsula
North Korea held mass rallies in Pyongyang against "war provocation of aggression" on the 73rd anniversary of the North Korean War. In an investigative article published by the Foreign Ministry, it accused the United States of "igniting a nuclear war".
'We enrich uranium at a high level'
Mohammad Islami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, announced a new move against Western sanctions. Islami said that they have enriched uranium at a high level and that his country's nuclear program is not for military purposes.
Signatures signed for Poland's first nuclear power plant
Poland has signed an agreement with the US-based Westinghouse and Bechtel consortium to build its first nuclear power plant. The plant, which is planned to be built near the village of Lubiatowo-Kopalino on the Baltic Sea coast, is scheduled to be operational in 2033.
Russia to move nuclear weapons from Belarus
Belarusian President Lukashenko said Russia has begun shipping tactical nuclear weapons from his country, but declined to specify the number of weapons in Belarus and the locations of warehouses.
Russia will use nuclear weapons in case of attack
Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, said that in case of a possible attack, Moscow will use nuclear weapons. Emphasizing Russia's determination, Medvedev also answered questions about global warming.
'If nuclear war breaks out, we will turn to ashes'
Speaking ahead of his official visit to the United States next week, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol commented, "If a nuclear war breaks out between South and North Korea, all of Northeast Asia will probably be turned to ashes."
Nuclear energy era ends in Germany
After 60 years, the nuclear energy era has come to an end in Germany, which has the largest economy in Europe. Gerrit Niehaus, Head of the Nuclear Safety Department of the German Ministry of the Environment, stated that from April 16, operating nuclear electricity will be a criminal offense.
North Korea determined to increase nuclear capacity
North Korea's efforts to increase its nuclear capacity continue in accordance with the logic of the country's security architecture. Under the leadership of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, these efforts have gained momentum in recent years.
Haeil-2: North Korea's power to trigger a nuclear tsunami
Another move came from North Korea that will increase security concerns in the region. The new weapon system, in which Kim Jong-un personally followed the process, was tested. North Korea says the system has proven its deadly attack capability. It was stated that the purpose of the new weapon system of Kim Jong-un was to "trigger the tsunami and destroy the enemy's navy and home ports".
'Our cooperation will expand'
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Stating that the "Union State" was signed between the two countries, Putin said that Russia and Belarus are expanding their cooperation in terms of defense and security. Lukashenko also responded to the reactions of the French President Emanuel Macron about placing nuclear weapons in Belarus.
'There is nothing to do to stop China'
General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, made an unexpected statement, saying that China's nuclear weapons capabilities are troubling. Milley admitted that there was nothing the United States could do to slow, halt or destroy Beijing's nuclear development program.
Putin's nuclear decision angers the US
The White House reacted to Russia's decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. "We continue to follow developments closely," said John Kirby, Strategic Communications Coordinator for the White House National Security Council. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "Western threats will not change our plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus."
'Russia has taken Belarus hostage'
The Russia-Ukraine war has been going on for over a year. While Russia is increasing its attacks against Ukraine, it is strengthening its defense in Ukraine with the support of weapons from the West. There was a reaction from Ukraine to Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that we will plant nuclear weapons in Belarus. "The Kremlin has taken Belarus hostage," said the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.