North Korean show of force greets U.S. diplomatic overture

May 10, 2015

North Korean show of force greets U.S. diplomatic overture

North Korea has greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration’s resolve for new nuclear talks. After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the U.S. appears open to preliminary discussions to assess North Korea’s intentions and the ...

May 9, 2015

U.S. says it's receptive to nuclear talks with North Korea

After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the Obama administration says it is open to holding preliminary talks with North Korea to probe its intentions and assess the prospects of ridding the country of nuclear weapons. A senior South Korean envoy traveled to Washington and ...

May 9, 2015

Former U.S. energy employee 'tried to sell nuclear secrets'

A former Department of Energy employee has been indicted after attempting to hack DOE computers to steal and sell nuclear secrets to Iran, China and Venezuela, U.S. officials said Friday. Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, who also worked at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was snared ...

May 3, 2015

North Korea's Kim vows more satellite launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to launch more “satellites” in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, which are viewed disguised ballistic missile tests. Kim, during a visit to the North’s newly built ...

May 1, 2015

Britain says Iran still trying to buy nuclear technology

Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted ...

Apr 30, 2015

North Korea reactor may be back on, say experts

Satellite images taken between January and this month show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. A report from David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini at ...

Apr 29, 2015

Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons

Austria on Tuesday called for a ban on nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing of 159 countries. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was speaking at the five-year review conference of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation ...

Apr 28, 2015

Wary of China, Japan urges nuclear weapons info transparency

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called on nuclear-weapon states Monday to improve the transparency of information regarding their atomic arsenals, apparently wary of China’s buildup of its nuclear forces. At the start of U.N. conference in New York to review the operation of the Nuclear ...

Apr 25, 2015

Nuclear abolition resolve weakens

In the lead-up to the last Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference in 2010, the world was buoyed by U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to seek a nuclear-free world, but five years on hopes have been dashed that atomic arms will be abolished anytime ...

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. says Iran nuclear deal will not allow North Korea-style slippage

The United States said Thursday that any deal reached with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions would be “fundamentally different” from a pact sealed with North Korea that later unraveled. “The restrictions, inspections and verifications measures imposed on Iran by a comprehensive plan of ...