The top United Nations nuclear official announced new talks with Iran on Monday aimed at gaining access to restricted sites, and he expressed concern about satellite images taken last month that showed the Iranians had demolished buildings at one site that inspectors have been especially pressing to visit. Read the rest of this entry »
Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings. Read the rest of this entry »
North Korea’s U.N. ambassador says U.S. modernization of its nuclear weapons and missile defense systems will eventually spark a new nuclear arms race. Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. officials will be looking for clear signs that North Korea is serious about giving up its nuclear weapon programs in exchange for improved relations with Washington during two days of talks beginning Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »
Russia and NATO admitted Monday that they remain at odds on missile defense and Libya, the two dominant issues at their bilateral talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
While the U.S.-South Korean troop alliance works to secure and stabilize Northeast Asia, it still faces threats from North Korea, the U.S. Forces Korea commander said today.
The United States maintains forces on the Korean peninsula to deter North Korean provocations and aggressions, and if deterrence fails, to fight and win, Army Gen. Walter “Skip” Sharp told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
As evidence of North Korea’s recent brutality, Sharp pointed to the North’s unprovoked attacks that sank the South Korean ship Cheonon and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island. The 2010 attacks killed 50 South Koreans.
“We call on Iran to cooperate fully with the (International Atomic Energy) Agency,” the so-caled P5+1 grouping said in their first joint statement to the IAEA’s board of governors in two years.
Envoy Wi Sung-Lac’s visit came a day after the North’s main ally China blocked publication of a UN report criticising the program, which was disclosed last November and could offer a new route to nuclear weapons.