Latest Nuclear proliferation News

The Latest: Putin: Kim conditionally ready to denuclearize

Apr. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 8:40 p.m. South Korea's president says he believes the Russia-North Korean summit will have a "constructive role" in efforts to achieve complete...

Putin: NKorea's Kim ready to denuclearize _ with conditions

Apr. 25, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed during their first summit Thursday that he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons — but only if he gets an ironclad security guarantee first. The Russian president stressed that Moscow and...

Seoul lawmaker: Top Kim Jong Un adviser removed from post

Apr. 24, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser has been removed from one of his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, a reshuffle that if confirmed may be related to the breakdown of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi in February. The head of parliament's...

Key moments in Kim Jong Un's diplomatic charm offensive

Apr. 24, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from China, South Korea and the United States. Some key moments: Jan. 1, 2018: In his New Year's address, Kim calls...

Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator

Apr. 19, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile...

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

Apr. 13, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North's state-run media said...

Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want sanctions to remain in...

Trump, South Korea's Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Apr. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful...

UN extends experts monitoring North Korea sanctions

Apr. 10, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the mandate of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea, with Russia urging its members "to correct" the negative impact of the tough measures on the lives of ordinary citizens. Adoption of the resolution...

Netanyahu plays a 'Trump card' as Israeli elections near

Apr. 5, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a tight race for re-election, Israel's prime minister has gotten a welcome lift from his friend in the White House. Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign speeches, billboards and social media videos have all heavily featured President Donald Trump's image, statements and pro-Israel actions as...