Latest Nuclear proliferation News

The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation

May. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:40 p.m. The German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the...

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks on North

May. 15, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his trip to...

Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance

May. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against Kosovo,...

US: Agreement will be tough at 2020 nuclear treaty review

May. 10, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The final preparatory meeting for next year's review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ended Friday with deep divisions, and U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood said reaching agreement at the 2020 conference "will be an incredibly difficult task." But he told the closing session of the...

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea's new missile

May. 10, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years. Ending a...

The Latest: Pompeo says US will wait to see what Iran does

May. 8, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will wait to see if Iran follows through on threats to limit its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal before deciding how to...

Europeans struggle to preserve Iran nuclear accord

May. 8, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The world powers struggling to preserve a nuclear deal with Iran are facing an increasingly uphill battle, with a new deadline from Tehran on finding a solution to make up for last year's unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the accord and the increasing economic hardship that has put on the...

North Korea tests new missile -- and Trump's resolve

May. 6, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump's resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range missile...

Trump discusses 'Russian Hoax' in long call with Putin

May. 3, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the "Russian Hoax" in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's extensive meddling during the 2016 election campaign. Putin chuckled about...

US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Apr. 28, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang,...