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North Korea Submarine Development Signals Increased Nuclear Threat

North Korea Submarine Development Signals Increased Nuclear Threat

Pyongyang is thought to be working on a new submarine capable of launching nuclear-armed ballistic missiles SEOUL—North Korea is thought to be developing a new submarine capable of launching nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, a senior South Korean lawmaker said, signaling an increased threat to U.S. and allied forces while raising doubts about the regime’s pledges to […]

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Secretary of state disputes Pyongyang’s statement that his visit had been ‘regrettable’ and raised the ‘risk of war’ TOKYO—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that nuclear talks with North Korea had advanced after a two-day trip to the country, disputing Pyongyang’s statement that the visit had been “regrettable” and raised the “risk of […]

Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

VIENNA: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednes­day was on the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris. Hoping to boost economic cooperation to help offset the return of US sanctions […]

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be “earnestly” implemented as he met the country s president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao that […]

China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

BEIJING (AFP) – Iran, China and Russia may seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump when their leaders meet this weekend at a summit on the Chinese coast. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a regional security bloc led by China and Russia, is set to hold its 18th annual gathering in […]

Nuclear watchdog calls for ‘timely’ cooperation from Iran

Nuclear watchdog calls for ‘timely’ cooperation from Iran

VIENNA: The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog called on Monday on Iran to ensure “timely and proactive cooperation” with inspections mandated under the 2015 deal with world powers over its nuclear programme.Speaking at the first meeting of the IAEA’s board of governors since US President Donald Trump threw the future of the deal in […]

Trump to receive Kim letter as nuclear summit takes shape

Trump to receive Kim letter as nuclear summit takes shape

NEW YORK (AFP) – US President Donald Trump was to receive a letter from his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un on Friday, a much-anticipated moment as preparations for a historic nuclear summit gain pace.Kim s right-hand man, Kim Yong Chol, was due in the US capital a day after talks in New York with Secretary […]

Pompeo begins talks with Kim’s right-hand man ahead of nuclear summit

Pompeo begins talks with Kim’s right-hand man ahead of nuclear summit

NEW YORK ; Kim Jong Un s right-hand man began talks with President Donald Trump s top diplomat on Wednesday amid a scramble to organize next month s historic nuclear summit between the North Korean and US leaders.Kim Yong Chol, a veteran Pyongyang power player and a member of the young autocrat s inner circle, flew in on an […]

No illusions as Iran nuclear deal countries look to future without U.S.

No illusions as Iran nuclear deal countries look to future without U.S.

VIENNA:Nations that remain in the Iran nuclear deal meet on Friday for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump left the pact, but diplomats see limited scope to salvage it after Washington vowed to be tougher than ever on Tehran. British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s […]

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

BEIJING :The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the country. China, which is already Iran’s top trade partner and one of its biggest buyers of crude, has signalled that it intends to keep working with […]

NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Condole the Passing away eminent scientist Dr. Ishfaq Ahmed

NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Condole the Passing away eminent scientist Dr. Ishfaq Ahmed

Islamabad: January19, 2018: Sardar  Ayaz  Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the passing away of eminent scientist and former head of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Ishfaq Ahmed. In their separate condolence messages to members of bereaved family,  the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed their  profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Dr. […]

Trump threatens North Korea with a ‘much bigger’ nuclear button

Trump threatens North Korea with a ‘much bigger’ nuclear button

United States (US) President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday that he has a “much bigger” nuclear button than the North Korean leader, as Washington dismissed the prospect of high-level talks between Pyongyang and Seoul. Trump launched the highly personal missive on Twitter hours after his Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley described the […]