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India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100 million: researchers

They says it will lead to global mass starvation

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October 3, 2019

 

US to back out of nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

It has accused Russia of violating the treaty that bans ground launched missiles

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October 21, 2018

 

Leaders of two Koreas begin one-on-one summit to unlock nuclear talks

The talks are expected to be followed by a joint statement and a news conference

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September 19, 2018

 

North Korea has not stopped nuclear programme, says confidential UN report

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Friday. The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee late on Friday. “[North Korea] has…

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August 4, 2018

 

US presses UN Security Council to sanction Iran

The United States urged fellow UN Security Council members Wednesday to punish Iran for “malign behavior” in the Middle East, at a meeting on implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. “When confronted with a country that continually violates this council’s resolutions, it is imperative that we pursue meaningful consequences,” said Jonathan Cohen, the…

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June 28, 2018

 

Trump says NKorea no longer a nuclear threat

US President Donald Trump Wednesday congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat. The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the US…

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June 13, 2018

 

Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails ‘radical switchover’

Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the US President accepted, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, calling it the start of a “radical switchover” in the nuclear-armed Cold War foes’ fraught relations. The unprecedented encounter in Singapore Tuesday saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy…

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June 13, 2018

 

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the “strongest sanctions in history” and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington’s policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State…

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May 22, 2018

 

N. Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit: KCNA

North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it said Saturday, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media. US President Donald Trump praised the North’s decision to dismantle the Punggye-ri test site in a ceremony scheduled between May 23-25,…

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May 13, 2018

 

Turkey says fears ‘new conflicts’ after Trump Iran decision

The Turkish presidency said Tuesday it feared US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal could open up “new conflicts”. “The unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal is a decision that will cause instability and new conflicts,” said Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,…

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May 9, 2018

 

Russia ‘deeply disappointed’ at Trump Iran decision: foreign ministry

Russia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said Moscow was deeply disappointed by US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, a move it called a blatant violation of international law. In a statement, the ministry said it was “deeply disappointed by the decision of US President Donald Trump to unilaterally refuse to carry…

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May 9, 2018

 

Saudi Arabia ‘supports and welcomes’ Trump Iran move

Saudi Arabia, regional rival of Iran and longtime US ally, said it “supports and welcomes” President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. “The kingdom supports and welcomes the steps announced by the US president towards withdrawing from the nuclear deal… and reinstating economic sanctions against Iran,” the foreign…

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May 9, 2018

 

Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘bold’ withdrawal from Iran deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed strong support for US President Donald Trump’s “bold” decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader has repeatedly criticised. Israel’s army meanwhile asked authorities in the occupied Golan Heights to open and prepare missile shelters due to “irregular activity by Iranian forces” over the demarcation…

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May 9, 2018

 

Iran says to discuss response to Trump with other parties

Iran said it will hold talks with signatories to a nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to withdraw from the accord, which it branded “psychological warfare”. President Hassan Rouhani also said Iran could resume uranium enrichment “without limit” in response to Trump’s announcement. He said he would discuss Iran’s response with the…

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May 9, 2018

 

Iran to respond to Israel ‘aggression’ in Syria: official

A senior Iranian official warned on Tuesday that his country will retaliate against Israeli “aggression” in Syria after strikes targeted military bases where Tehran’s “advisers” were stationed. “We are in Syria at the request of the Syrian government,” said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, president of Iran’s parliamentary foreign affairs committee. “The aggression of the Zionist entity on…

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May 2, 2018

 

As deadline looms, Trump slams ‘horrible’ Iran deal

US President Donald Trump once more attacked the Iran nuclear deal as “horrible” Monday, as he faces a May 12 deadline to decide on the fate of the accord. “In seven years, that deal will have expired and Iran is free to go ahead and create nuclear weapons,” Trump told a joint press conference with…

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May 1, 2018

 

N.Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North’s state media reported Saturday. The declaration, long sought by the US, will be seen as a crucial step in the fast diplomatic dance on…

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April 21, 2018

 

Saudi warns it will pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does

WASHINGTON: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Riyadh will follow suit — just days before he arrives in Washington for talks with US President Donald Trump. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we…

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March 16, 2018

 

Pentagon still backs Iran nuclear deal: general

WASHINGTON: The Iranian nuclear deal is still in the best interests of the United States, a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday, going against President Donald Trump’s claim that it’s a “terrible” agreement. US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel told a Senate panel he shared the views of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joe Dunford,…

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March 14, 2018

 

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING: China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large, reported Reuters. North Korea launched a missile over Japan last Friday, its second in the…

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September 18, 2017

 

North Korea successfully tests advanced hydrogen bomb

SEOUL: North Korea said it successfully tested an advanced hydrogen bomb on Sunday, marking a dramatic escalation in the isolated state’s stand-off with the United States over its nuclear weapons programme, reported Reuters. Japanese and South Korean officials said an earthquake detected near the North’s test site was around 10 times more powerful than previous…

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September 3, 2017

 
 
 
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