Nuclear Armaments / Nuclear Proliferation

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

Published 20/11/2017

A flag is pictured outside the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct [more…]

U.S. nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

U.S. nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

Published 19/11/2017

The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. [more…]

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Published 14/11/2017

A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him. [more…]

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Published 14/11/2017

The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing. [more…]

EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

Published 10/11/2017

Senior officials from the European Union and Iran spoke up on Friday in defense of the agreement limiting Tehran's nuclear program, as the pact comes under heavy pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump. [more…]

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China. [more…]

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Published 06/11/2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday it was time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea and he had agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump that China should play a bigger role in getting Pyongyang to give up its weapons programs. [more…]

U.S., South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease `irresponsible` provocations

U.S., South Korea, Japan urge North Korea to cease `irresponsible` provocations

Published 30/10/2017

Senior defense officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan held trilateral talks and urged North Korea to walk away from its "destructive and reckless path" of weapons development, the U.S. military said in a statement. [more…]

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

South Korea, China nuclear envoys to meet in Beijing: South Korea government

Published 30/10/2017

South Korea's foreign ministry said Lee Do-hoon, its representative for six-party nuclear talks, and his Chinese counterpart, Kong Xuanyou, will meet in Beijing on Tuesday. [more…]

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

Published 27/10/2017

North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally in North Korean waters, state media reported, as the U.S. defense secretary visited the heavily militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula. [more…]