Latest Nuclear proliferation News

UN chief affirms support for denuclearized North Korea

Aug. 12, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday proclaimed unwavering U.N. commitment to a fully denuclearized North Korea, even as a divided Security Council allows more room for the isolated country to expand its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile...

North Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace'

Aug. 05, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability,” accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week. Pelosi traveled...

UN experts report North Korea is testing nuclear triggers

Aug. 05, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts report that North Korea is testing “nuclear triggering devices” and that its preparations for another nuclear test were at a final stage in June, quoting information from unnamed countries. The panel of experts said in new excerpts from their...

Iran, US, EU to send envoys to Vienna for nuclear talks

Aug. 03, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran, the United States and the European Union said Wednesday they would send senior representatives to Vienna amid what appears to be a last-ditch effort at reviving talks over Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. It wasn't immediately clear...

UN nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is `out of control'

Aug. 03, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow experts to visit the sprawling complex to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear...

Russia repeats Putin's new message against a nuclear war

Aug. 02, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Russian official on Tuesday twice repeated President Vladimir Putin’s new message that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” apparently trying to roll back on Putin’s warning after the Ukraine invasion that Russia is a “potent" nuclear power and...

UN chief going to Hiroshima for 77th anniversary of A-bomb

Aug. 01, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday he will attend the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, “at a time of nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War.” The U.N. chief made the announcement...

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation'

Aug. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” citing the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio...

US sanctions UAE, Hong Kong firms that ship Iranian oil

Aug. 01, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has sanctioned a United Arab Emirates-based firm and several Asian companies for facilitating the illicit sale of millions of dollars’ worth of Iranian oil for shipment to East Asia. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Monday...

Ukraine war hangs over UN meeting on nukes treaty's legacy

Jul. 31, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There was already plenty of trouble to talk about when a major U.N. meeting on the landmark Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was originally supposed to happen in 2020. Now the pandemic-postponed conference finally starts Monday as Russia's war in Ukraine has...