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atomic weapon

[ə′täm·ik ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any bomb, warhead, or projectile using active nuclear material to cause a chain reaction upon detonation. Also known as atomic device; nuclear weapon.
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TEHRAN - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani berated the world's nuclear powers Wednesday, saying atomic weapons had not kept them safe and reiterating that his country was not seeking the bomb.
But as the number of atomic weapons grew (see graph, below), nations began to discuss other ways to deal with the "nuclear threat.
In the years since WWII, two issues have fueled a debate over America's use of nuclear weapons against Japan: Did Washington have an alternative to the course it pursued -- the bombing of Hiroshima followed by dropping a second atomic weapon on Nagasaki on Aug.
Western nations, including the US, have accused Iran of planning to develop atomic weapons, but Tehran insists that it only wants the technology for energy production.
The summit, the biggest hosted by the United States in over six decades, is a test of Obama's ability to galvanize global action on a broader nuclear agenda that eventually calls for ridding the lanet of atomic weapons, the news report stated.
Europe and the US have threatened sanctions if the Tehran government tries to build an atomic weapon.
The attack on Hiroshima revealed for the first time that the United States had developed an atomic weapon.
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North Korea said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex,the Yongbyon complex, which has been the source of fissile material used in the country's atomic weapons programme, was in full operation and said it was working to improve its nuclear weapons "in quality and quantity.
detonation of atomic weapons as a tragic event that still arouses horror and revulsion.
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