Nuclear Armaments / Nuclear Proliferation

As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

Published 18/09/2017

North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time. [more…]

U.S. Ambassador Haley: U.N. has exhausted options on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador Haley: U.N. has exhausted options on North Korea

Published 18/09/2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the U.N. Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear program and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon. [more…]

U.S. and Iran argue over inspections at nuclear watchdog meeting

U.S. and Iran argue over inspections at nuclear watchdog meeting

Published 18/09/2017

The United States and Iran quarreled over how Tehran's nuclear activities should be policed at a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday, in a row sparked last month by Washington's call for wider inspections. [more…]

France opens door to strengthen Iran nuclear deal for post-2025

France opens door to strengthen Iran nuclear deal for post-2025

Published 18/09/2017

France on Monday gave a staunch defense of the Iran nuclear deal, saying there could be talks to strengthen the agreement from 2025 but that allowing it to collapse could lead Iran's neighbors to seek atomic weapons. [more…]

Tillerson, Russia`s Lavrov discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East

Tillerson, Russia`s Lavrov discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East

Published 18/09/2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed cooperation on the Syrian crisis, Middle East issues, and the agreement to bring peace to Ukraine in a meeting on Sunday, Lavrov's spokeswoman said. [more…]

Tillerson, Russia`s Lavrov to meet on Sunday: U.S. State Dept

Tillerson, Russia`s Lavrov to meet on Sunday: U.S. State Dept

Published 17/09/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. State Department said in a brief statement. [more…]

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats

Published 11/09/2017

The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Monday on a watered-down U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, diplomats said, but it was unclear whether China and Russia would support it. [more…]

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

Published 11/09/2017

Denuclearization of the Korean peninsula should be achieved through peaceful and diplomatic means, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, as the United Nations discusses fresh sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test. [more…]

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on `reckless path`

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on `reckless path`

Published 11/09/2017

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Monday North Korea is on a "reckless path" with its continued nuclear and missile provocations in defiance of international condemnation. [more…]

Most South Koreans don`t expect war with North, poll shows, as Trump highlights military option

Most South Koreans don`t expect war with North, poll shows, as Trump highlights military option

Published 08/09/2017

Most South Koreans doubt that North Korea will start a war, a survey showed on Friday, just days after the North's largest nuclear test, as President Donald Trump again highlighted the possibility of a U.S. military response. [more…]