Stories tagged: nuclear weapons
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia
A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile
North Korea’s latest launches of several suspected anti-ship missiles were short-range and landed well short of past efforts, but they still served as a defiant message for its enemies that …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8 a.m.
Japan weighs adding missile shelters as North Korea threat grows
Japan’s ruling party urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to consider building missile shelters and carrying out more evacuation drills in response to the growing threat from North Korea.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
U.N. Security Council increases sanctions on North Korea
The U.N. Security Council voted Friday to sharpen sanctions against North Korea after a series of missile launches in recent weeks.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes
Early one winter morning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood at an observation post overlooking a valley of rice paddies near the Chinese border. Minutes later, four projectiles plunged …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Iran’s president criticizes U.S. after Trump’s sharp words
Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
North Korea says it’s ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane in East China Sea
Two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets intercepted an American military aircraft over the East China Sea on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Hacking group that leaked NSA’s secrets says it has data on foreign nuclear programs
The hacking group that helped enable last week’s global ransomware attack is threatening to make public even more computer vulnerabilities in the coming weeks – including “compromised network data” pertaining …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Russia tells world to keep its cool following North Korea missile launch
Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging foreign leaders to keep a cool head on North Korea.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
China invites North Korea to major economic summit, despite U.S. pressure to isolate Pyongyang
A North Korean delegation will attend a large multilateral economic summit in Beijing next week, China’s foreign ministry announced Tuesday, underlining its reluctance to join American efforts to isolate the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
House overwhelmingly backs new sanctions against North Korea
Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the Republican-led House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang targeting its shipping industry and use of slave …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Trump: ‘We’ll see’ if a North Korean nuclear test would trigger US response
President Donald Trump is warning North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test, saying “we’ll see” if such a step would trigger a U.S. military response.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Tillerson calls for ‘painful’ measures to punish North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for new economic sanctions on North Korea and other “painful” measures, and he asked other countries to suspend diplomatic relations with the communist …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Before North Korea had nuclear weapons, it had wild and often deadly plots
It’s wrong to imagine prenuclear North Korea as some tamer version of the modern menace. In fact, the country was both deadlier and more daring, routinely orchestrating terrorist-style missions outside …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
North Korea nears capability to strike U.S., Pacific commander says
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific Ocean took personal responsibility Wednesday for a series of White House and Pentagon misstatements that led to global confusion about the location …
Sat., April 22, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: U.S. has cards to play in North Korea
Our objective should be clear. At a minimum, a testing freeze. At the maximum, regime change.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
North Korean missile launch strongly condemned by U.N.
The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly-worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Analysis: No, the U.S. isn’t hacking North Korea’s missile launches
The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to manage the growing nuclear threat from North Korea. The new policy – massive pressure and engagement – is a …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
North Korea accuses U.S. of creating situation for nuclear war
North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
South Koreans are dealing with a new wild card – Trump
For decades, South Koreans have lived in a technical state of war with a hostile brother country that considers them traitors and imperialist lackeys. Throughout verbal attacks and periodic military …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Pence warns North Korea ‘era of strategic patience is over’
In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Poll: 64 percent in Japan favor US pressure on N. Korea
Sixty-four percent of respondents to a Yomiuri Shimbun national opinion poll said they favorably evaluate U.S. moves to increase military pressure on North Korea, which is advancing its nuclear and …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
As Trump flexes muscles, North Korea says it’s ready for war
North Korea is expected to test a missile or nuclear weapon as early as Saturday – the 105th birthday of the country’s late founder, Kim Il Sung – and anxiety …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
North Korea’s nuclear test site seems ready, U.S. group says
North Korea’s nuclear test site appears “primed and ready” to conduct a trial, according to a U.S. research institute that monitors the country.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Trump finds Asian allies cool to preemptive North Korea strike
President Donald Trump is finding little support among his Asian allies – both publicly and behind the scenes – as he weighs a military attack on North Korea after unilaterally …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
If U.S. plans to attack North Korea, Japan wants advance notice
Japan has asked the United States to consult with it prior to any military action U.S. forces might take against North Korea, and the U.S. government has indicated its intention …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Xi stresses China’s North Korea concerns in talk with Trump
Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
China rejects North Korean coal shipments after missile test and U.S. pressure
China is turning back shipments of North Korean coal from its ports, a sign of Beijing’s growing concern over the nuclear weapons capability of its wayward neighbor.