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Israel pushes for better Iran deal amid military buildup

Nov. 25, 2021 10:44 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he hopes a better nuclear deal will come out of upcoming talks between world powers and Iran, but that Israel is hedging its bets and building up its military capabilities. Benny Gantz spoke to reporters at...

SKorea governing party candidate takes softer line on North

Nov. 25, 2021 06:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean governing party's presidential candidate said Thursday he will continue a conciliatory approach toward North Korea if elected and questioned the effectiveness of U.S.-led economic sanctions in pressuring the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions....

UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

Nov. 23, 2021 11:29 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog met Tuesday with Iranian officials to press for greater access in the Islamic Republic ahead of diplomatic talks restarting over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Rafael Mariano Grossi...

US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

Nov. 20, 2021 02:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to counter its “dangerous use” of suicide drones in the wider Mideast, a pledge coming as negotiations remain stalled over Tehran's tattered atomic deal...

UN atomic watchdog: Iran further raising nuclear stockpile

Nov. 17, 2021 15:04 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog says it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium in breach of a 2015 accord with world powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency told member nations in its confidential...

SKorean candidate takes tough line on NKorea nuclear program

Nov. 12, 2021 06:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s main opposition presidential candidate said Friday he will strengthen military cooperation with the United States and Japan if elected to better cope with North Korea's nuclear threat and would strive to make the North a leading foreign policy...

Israel readying for possible Iran conflict, officials say

Nov. 10, 2021 04:36 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Top Israeli defense officials say the country is preparing for the possibility of an armed conflict with regional arch-rival Iran and its proxies. Israeli army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said Tuesday that the Israeli military was “speeding...

Iran says has enriched over 210 kilograms of uranium to 20%

Nov. 05, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s atomic agency said Friday that its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium has reached over 210 kilograms (463 pounds), the latest defiant move ahead of upcoming nuclear talks with the West. The figure, attributed to agency spokesman Behrouz...

Ex-prosecutor in SKorea wins opposition presidential ticket

Nov. 05, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s conservative former top prosecutor, who has called for a stronger U.S. security guarantee to neutralize North Korean nuclear threats, won the main opposition party’s hotly contested nomination for next March’s presidential election on Friday. ...

US government works to 'cocoon' old nuclear reactors

Nov. 04, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Costs to clean up a massive nuclear weapons complex in Washington state are usually expressed in the hundreds of billions of dollars and involve decades of work. But one project on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is progressing at a much lower...