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US House passes new sanctions bill against North Korea over nuclear programme

US House passes new sanctions bill against North Korea over nuclear programme

Aiming to cut off Pyongyang's links to the global financial system, the US House of Representatives has approved a bill to impose more sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

Oct 25, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: Report

Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: Report

Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear programme, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

Oct 20, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

China tells Donald Trump not to link trade to North Korea

"We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two completely different domains," Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming.

Jul 31, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Donald Trump says Iran complying with nuclear deal but remains dangerous threat

President Donald Trump`s administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it.

Jul 18, 2017, 08:45 AM IST

North Korean nuclear problem can't be solved by force: Russian foreign minister

The task of the denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula cannot and should not be used as a disguise for attempts to change North Korea`s regime said Sergei Lavrov

Jul 05, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Pakistan nuke tests created balance of power in region: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's nuclear programme created a balance of power in South Asia and is just becoming a symbol of peace.

May 28, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's N programme

Moscow and Beijing also favour measures that would counter North Korea's nuclear programme, but at the same time not hamper a political settlement in the region, Lavrov said.

May 26, 2017, 19:58 PM IST

US says China realises limited time to negotiate with North Korea

 Washington`s policy on the South China Sea had not changed under President Donald Trump.

May 26, 2017, 09:44 AM IST

US House approves tighter North Korea sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

May 05, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
North Korea vows to step up nuclear programme

North Korea vows to step up nuclear programme

North Korea on Monday vowed to step up its nuclear weapons programme to a "maximum pace" in response to increasing pressure from the US.

May 01, 2017, 18:46 PM IST

US says Iran complies with nuke deal but orders review on lifting sanctions

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States` national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in its nuclear programme.

Apr 19, 2017, 11:28 AM IST

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration

Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China said on Thursday, while an influential Chinese newspaper urged the North to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for Chinese protection.

Apr 14, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Iran indicts nuclear negotiator, holds Iranian-American on fraud charges

Iran does not recognise dual nationality, which prevents relevant Western embassies from seeing individuals who have been detained.  

Mar 06, 2017, 09:12 AM IST

China probes firm suspected of aiding North Korea nuke project

Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. Ltd logged more than USD 530 million in two-way trade with North Korea between 2011 and 2015.

Sep 20, 2016, 17:58 PM IST

Iran announces May 19 presidential election

Iran's Guardian Council announced on Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term.

Jul 27, 2016, 13:12 PM IST
Pakistan had achieved nuclear capability in 1984: Abdul Qadeer Khan

Pakistan had achieved nuclear capability in 1984: Abdul Qadeer Khan

Pakistan's Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said General Zia ul Haq opposed nuclear testing as he believed that the world would intervene militarily.

May 29, 2016, 04:18 AM IST
South Korea's Park says door not shut on dialogue with North

South Korea's Park says door not shut on dialogue with North

Seoul will not shut the door to dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday, but warned that Pyongyang, facing new UN sanctions, would be subject to even greater pressure as long as it stuck to its nuclear programme.

Mar 01, 2016, 09:10 AM IST
US keeping eye on North Korea's missile program: Pentagon chief

US keeping eye on North Korea's missile program: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the US military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and was continually expanding its defenses against a possible missile attack by Pyongyang.

Feb 04, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

South Korea's Park seeks 5-party talks on North's nuclear programme

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called on Friday for a meeting of five countries, excluding North Korea, to discuss the North`s nuclear programme alongside long-stalled "six-party talks" that include Pyongyang.

Jan 22, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

Iran says international sanctions to be lifted on Saturday

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear programme, Iran`s foreign minister said.

Jan 16, 2016, 16:02 PM IST