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South Korean president asks UN to verify closure of North's test site

South Korean president asks UN to verify closure of North's test site

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has asked the United Nations to verify the planned closure of North Korea's nuclear test site, a UN spokesman said today.

May 02, 2018, 06:23 AM IST
Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons: US

Pakistan developing new types of nuclear weapons: US

Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence chief warned today.

Feb 14, 2018, 09:00 AM IST
China says carries out another anti-missile test

China says carries out another anti-missile test

China has successfully carried out another test of an anti-missile intercept system, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any country.

Feb 06, 2018, 09:29 AM IST
US to Russia: Respect nuclear limits under New START Treaty

US to Russia: Respect nuclear limits under New START Treaty

The United States, which just unveiled a new aggressive nuclear strategy, has met the limits set on its arsenal under the New START Treaty, which enters a new phase today, and reminded Russia to uphold its commitments.

Feb 05, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
Trump administration pushes for new nuclear weapons

Trump administration pushes for new nuclear weapons

The US military wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years, the Pentagon said in a policy statement released Friday.

Feb 03, 2018, 06:23 AM IST
Terrorists pose nuclear threat, need to identify nations sponsoring them: Army chief

Terrorists pose nuclear threat, need to identify nations sponsoring them: Army chief

General Rawat has repeatedly warned against possible use of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) weapons by terrorist organisations.

Jan 17, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Kim calls on North to mass-produce nukes, missiles

Kim calls on North to mass-produce nukes, missiles

Kim Jong-Un urged North Korea to mass-produce nuclear warheads and missiles in a defiant New Year message today suggesting he would continue to accelerate a rogue weapons programme that has stoked international tensions.

Jan 01, 2018, 09:15 AM IST
Nuclear launch button on my desk, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year message

Nuclear launch button on my desk, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year message

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was always within reach of the nuclear button in a defiant New Year message today after months of escalating tensions over his country's weapons programme.

Jan 01, 2018, 07:07 AM IST
North Korea calls Donald Trump 'instable', warns against making 'reckless remarks'

North Korea calls Donald Trump 'instable', warns against making 'reckless remarks'

North Korea today warned Donald Trump against making "reckless remarks" as the US president began a marathon Asian tour dominated by the nuclear threat from Pyongyang.

Nov 05, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
North Korea close to nuke that could hit US: CIA chief

North Korea close to nuke that could hit US: CIA chief

The United States should assume Kim Jong-Un`s regime is "on the cusp" of getting a nuclear missile capable of striking US targets and work to prevent this, the head of the CIA said Thursday.

Oct 20, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
European Union to consider further measures to punish North Korea

European Union to consider further measures to punish North Korea

The EU is to consider stepping up measures aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes, according to a summit agreement seen by AFP on Thursday.

Oct 19, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Trump threatens to terminate Iran nuclear deal in major US policy shift

Trump threatens to terminate Iran nuclear deal in major US policy shift

Trump announced the major shift in US policy in a speech that detailed a more confrontational approach to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its support for extremist groups in the Middle East

Oct 13, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
North Korea condemns Donald Trump in letter to international parliaments

North Korea condemns Donald Trump in letter to international parliaments

Pyongyang called Trump`s comments an "intolerable insult to the Korean people, a declaration of war against North Korea and grave threats to the global peace", Efe news quoted the report as saying.

Sep 25, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
Donald Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea

Donald Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea

"Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea`s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind."

Sep 21, 2017, 23:45 PM IST
UN Security Council votes to step up sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council votes to step up sanctions on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country`s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept 3, imposing a ban on the country`s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.

Sep 12, 2017, 07:09 AM IST
Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump Beijing firm on North Korea denuclearisation, talks

Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump Beijing firm on North Korea denuclearisation, talks

China`s President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump by telephone Wednesday that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Sep 06, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
Iran complying with nuclear deal: United Nation watchdog

Iran complying with nuclear deal: United Nation watchdog

US President Donald Trump has vowed to "dismantle" the "disastrous" accord between Iran and six major powers curtailing Tehran`s atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Aug 31, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
North Korea will never surrender nuclear arms, says envoy

North Korea will never surrender nuclear arms, says envoy

"...As long as the US hostile policy and nuclear threat remains unchallenged, the DPRK will never place its self-defensive nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table."

Aug 22, 2017, 19:00 PM IST

There's no military solution in North Korea: Donald Trump aide

Trump tweeted earlier yesterday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "made a very wise and well-reasoned decision" by backing down after heightening fears of nuclear conflict in a series of combative threats, including against the US territory of Guam.

Aug 17, 2017, 17:33 PM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns of quitting nuclear agreement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns of quitting nuclear agreement

Rouhani also criticszed US President Donald Trump for threatening to break the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Aug 15, 2017, 15:32 PM IST