Thursday, January 18, 2007

Iran warns it's ready for nuke standoff - Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

The title for this post is actually a combination from two articles. As it says, first article is Iran warns it's ready for nuke standoff and the second article is Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight.

These two articles are not here by coincidence, they are in fact related. Keep reading to know why.

From Article 1:
TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Iran was prepared for any possibility in the standoff with the West over its controversial nuclear activities

"Today, with the grace of God, we have gone through the arduous passes and we are ready for anything in this path," state-run television quoted Ahmadinejad as saying Thursday.

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Source: AP

AP Photo: Kennette Benedict, right, executive director of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, along with Lawrence Krauss,... From Article 2:
LONDON - The world is nudging closer to nuclear or environmental apocalypse, a group of prominent scientists warned Wednesday as it pushed the hand of its symbolic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.

The clock, which was set two minutes forward to 11:55, represents the likelihood of a global cataclysm. Its ticks have given the clock's keepers a chance to speak out on the dangers they see threatening Earth.

It was the fourth time since the Soviet collapse in 1991 that the clock ticked forward amid fears over what the scientists describe as "a second nuclear age" prompted largely by standoffs with Iran and North Korea. But urgent warnings of climate change also played a role.

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