Latest Nuclear proliferation News

NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks

Sep. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Those talks have been stalled for months by disagreements over trade-offs between sanctions relief and disarmament steps. In a...

Europeans say mounting Iran tensions show need for dialogue

Sep. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — European countries backing the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran say rising tensions underline "the need for diplomatic efforts toward de-escalation and resumption of dialogue." A joint statement Friday from Germany, France, Britain and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini...

The Latest: Iran: US nuclear modernization violates treaty

Sep. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (all times local): 10 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by modernizing its nuclear weapons instead of moving toward disarmament. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi cited progress in...

Israeli leader claims to find new Iranian nuke site

Sep. 9, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site, further escalating a showdown between the two enemy countries. Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement came as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held a meeting in Vienna, where he's hoping...

The Latest: French diplo warns against Iran deal retreat

Sep. 3, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions roiling the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A French diplomat warns that Iran would send a "bad signal" if the country takes additional steps away from the 2015 nuclear agreement on Friday....

EU insists Iran nuclear deal must be part of any future pact

Aug. 29, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said Thursday that the existing nuclear deal between Iran and world powers must not be sacrificed as part of any U.S. moves to forge a new security agreement with Tehran amid attempts to set up a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Iranian...

3 European nations condemn North Korea's missile launches

Aug. 27, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three important U.S. allies on Tuesday condemned the "repeated provocative launches" of ballistic missiles by North Korea, saying they violate U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any such activity. The United Kingdom, France and Germany issued a joint statement after a closed...

North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'

Aug. 23, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister on Friday called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" and vowed to "shutter the absurd dream" that sanctions will force a change in Pyongyang. The North's blistering rhetoric may dim the prospect for an early...

China hosts Japan, S. Korea ministers in bid to smooth row

Aug. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they sought to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearization at a time of tense relations between Tokyo and Seoul over trade. In talks with Japan's Taro Kono and South Korea's Kang Kyung-wha, Chinese...

US hopes for North Korea nuclear talks despite missile tests

Aug. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is still hoping to hold another round of nuclear talks with North Korea despite the country's recent missile tests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Those talks could be held within a "a couple of weeks," Pompeo said, speaking shortly after returning from Asia and a...