Latest Nuclear proliferation News

US envoy: NKorea denuclearization must not be incremental

Mar. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will insist North Korea follow through on its commitment to completely eliminate its nuclear weapons before the U.S. agrees to the lifting of international sanctions, the State Department's special envoy for North Korea said Monday. In his first public comments...

China calls US-North Korea summit an 'important step'

Mar. 8, 2019 2:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam last week was an "important step" toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, China's foreign minister said Friday, despite criticism that the meeting ended early without leading to an agreement. The Hanoi talks between President Donald Trump and...

Trump disappointed by activity at North Korea missile sites

Mar. 7, 2019 9:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's a "little disappointed" by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site and that time will tell if U.S. diplomacy with the reclusive country will be successful. South Korea's military said it is...

The Latest: Trump 'disappointed' by NK missile activity

Mar. 7, 2019 9:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reports of recent activity at missile and rocket sites in North Korea (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's a "little disappointed" by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site. Trump says time will tell...

US urges UN to impose new sanctions on Iran over launches

Mar. 7, 2019 5:09 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to impose new sanctions on Iran, saying its recent missile-related launches could be capable of delivering nuclear weapons and risk a regional arms race. Acting U.S. ambassador Jonathan Cohen condemned "Iran's destabilizing...

Adviser says Trump 'gave nothing away' in North Korea talks

Mar. 3, 2019 11:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for verifiable dismantling of the North's nuclear sites. John Bolton, in three television interviews,...

China urges lifting sanctions as part of US-N. Korea talks

Mar. 1, 2019 5:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The notion of lifting sanctions should be seized as "common ground," China said Friday, after the U.S. and North Korea failed to reach an agreement during their nuclear summit in Vietnam. While the U.S. and North Korea have presented different accounts of why the summit failed, "both sides...

Undeterred by summit collapse, Moon vows closer North ties

Mar. 1, 2019 2:33 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday his government plans to discuss with the United States the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects to induce nuclear disarmament from North Korea. Moon's comments during a nationally televised speech came a day...

The Art of the Walk? Summit collapse and Trump's diplomacy

Feb. 28, 2019 11:11 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump framed the breakdown of his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as wisely knowing when "to walk." But the stunning collapse revealed the limits of his unique brand of personal diplomacy and raised concerns about future efforts to disarm a global...

US, North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

Feb. 28, 2019 10:27 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un broke down, though both pointed to punishing American sanctions as a sticking point in the high-stakes nuclear negotiation. President Trump, who returned to the...