Latest Nuclear proliferation News

Biden: Russia's Ukraine abuses 'make your blood run cold'

Sep. 21, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations on Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the international body with its war in Ukraine as he summoned nations around the globe to stand firm in backing the Ukrainian resistance. ...

French foreign minister urges Iran: Accept nuclear deal

Sep. 19, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France’s foreign minister on Monday urged Iran to take the last offer on the table to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the window of opportunity “is about to close." A high-ranking European Union official said he didn't expect any progress on the issue this week at...

Seoul says N. Korea will self-destruct if it uses nukes

Sep. 13, 2022 02:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday warned North Korea that using its nuclear weapons would put it on a “path of self-destruction,” in unusually harsh language that came days after North Korea legislated a new law that would allow it to use its nuclear weapons preemptively. ...

N. Korea says it will never give up nukes to counter US

Sep. 09, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the United States, which he accused of pushing to weaken the North’s defenses and eventually collapse his government, state media said Friday. ...

South Korea proposes meeting with North on family reunions

Sep. 08, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s new government on Thursday proposed a meeting with North Korea to discuss a resumption of reunions of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War, despite long-strained ties between the rivals over the North’s nuclear weapons program. ...

S. Korea: China, Russia hold key to North's denuclearization

Sep. 01, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and Russia’s reluctance to toughen U.N. sanctions on North Korea is “the biggest challenge” facing efforts to eliminate the North’s nuclear arsenal, a top South Korean official said Thursday, as the North remains ready to conduct its first nuclear test in...

UN agency to inspect Ukraine nuclear plant in urgent mission

Aug. 29, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

KYIV (AP) — A U.N. nuclear watchdog team set off on an urgent mission Monday to safeguard the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine, a long-awaited trip the world hopes will help avoid a radioactive catastrophe. The stakes couldn't be...

Russia blocks final document at nuclear treaty conference

Aug. 26, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia late Friday blocked agreement on the final document of a four-week review of the U.N. treaty considered the cornerstone of nuclear disarmament which criticized its military takeover of Europe’s largest nuclear plant soon after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, an act...

Israeli defense minister in US to discuss Iran nuclear talks

Aug. 26, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Friday it was important to maintain capabilities for “defensive and offensive purposes” as he met with a senior U.S. official to reiterate Israel's opposition to an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Israel is staunchly opposed to...

North Korea dismisses Seoul's aid offer as 'foolish' repeat

Aug. 18, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said her country will never accept South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's “foolish” offer of economic benefits in exchange for denuclearization steps, accusing Seoul of recycling proposals Pyongyang already rejected. ...