Latest Nuclear proliferation News

Iran says nuke program testing newest advanced centrifuge

Apr. 10, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge, even as the five world powers that remain in a foundering 2015 nuclear deal with Iran attempt to bring the U.S. back into the agreement. Iran's IR-9...

Kim says North Korea facing its 'worst-ever situation'

Apr. 07, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has acknowledged his country was facing the “worst-ever situation” as he addressed thousands of grassroots members of his ruling party during a major political conference in Pyongyang. Experts say Kim is...

South Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart

Apr. 03, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — South Korea’s foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen on Saturday, as Seoul seeks to improve ties with its top trading partner even as U.S.-China relations remain strained. Ahead of the trip, South Korea's...

US consults with Japan, South Korea on North Korea approach

Apr. 02, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

National security adviser Jake Sullivan consulted with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea on Friday as the Biden administration settles on its approach for dealing with North Korea, including its nuclear program. The Biden administration has yet to disclose how...

Legislation approved to eliminate nuclear plants bailout

Mar. 26, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The $1 billion bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants that's now tied to a bribery investigation at the Ohio Statehouse is one step closer to being eliminated. Lawmakers in both the Ohio House and Senate approved legislation this week that would...

China, Russia officials meet in show of unity against EU, US

Mar. 23, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries' close ties at a meeting Tuesday, amid intense criticism and new Western sanctions against them over human rights. Wang Yi and Sergei Lavrov rejected outside sniping at their...

S Korea, US scale back drills over virus, N Korea diplomacy

Mar. 06, 2021 23:14 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy focusing on North Korea’s nuclear program, officials said Sunday. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff...

New US envoy urges ramped up pressure on Myanmar military

Mar. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.S ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community on Monday to “ramp up pressure” on Myanmar’s military to restore democracy at a wide-ranging press conference where she also said she hopes to work with Russia and China on some key...

EU sees must-not-miss chance to revive Iran nuclear deal

Feb. 26, 2021 04:45 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top European Union diplomat supervising the international agreement aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions called Friday for a concerted effort to reinvigorate the pact even as Tehran appears to be reneging on some of its commitments. “This is...

Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

Feb. 19, 2021 06:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic. ...