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Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea for nuclear talks

During a week-long trip beginning on July 5 from Pyongyang, as part of his continued consultations with North Korea on the denuclearisation issue, the top diplomat will have stops in Tokyo, Hanoi, Abu Dhabi and Brussels, his spokesperson said on Sunday. The state department’s announcement comes days after Pompeo called ... Read More »

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-5 missile

The surface-to-surface missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal at 9.48 am, defence sources said. This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile covered its ... Read More »

Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station

Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov arrived in Murmansk on Thursday where it was moored in the port and presented to the media.  Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 metre (472 by 98 foot) ship holds two reactors with two 35 megawatt nuclear ... Read More »

N Korea’s latest nuclear test 10 times stronger than Hiroshima bomb

Researchers, including those from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and University of California, Berkeley in the US, showed how the explosion altered the mountain above the detonation. The nuclear test on September 3, 2017 took place under Mt Mantap at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the country’s north, rocking ... Read More »

Trump announces US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Moments later he signed a fresh set of sanctions against Iran and warned countries against any cooperation with Tehran on its controversial nuclear weapons programme. The “disastrous” deal gave Iran millions in cash and did not prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons, he said. In reversing the signature foreign policy ... Read More »

President Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal soon

Trump has threatened to withdraw from the deal, which provided Iran with relief from sanctions in exchange for limiting its uranium enrichment capacity, unless European signatories to the accord fix what he has called its shortcomings. Earlier, Trump had tweeted about what he said was former U.S. Secretary of State ... Read More »

Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal, asserts foreign minister

Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking in English in a Youtube video, said the United States had “consistently violated the nuclear deal, particularly by bullying others to prevent businesses to return to Iran” and that Iran would not renegotiate “what was agreed years ago and has been implemented in good faith”. President Trump has said ... Read More »

Israel’s Iran nuclear files ‘real,’ many new: Pompeo

Pompeo met Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday at Israeli military headquarters and was briefed on the material, which was released as Washington’s new top diplomat flew home. “We’ve known about this material for a while and we certainly discussed this material yesterday when we were together,” Pompeo told reporters ... Read More »

U.S., Saudi agree to push Iran harder on amending nuclear deal

The U.S. official said this at a joint press conference after his visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday in Riyadh. Pompeo said the nuclear agreement failed to modify Iran’s behavior and stressed that if Iran doesn’t accept to amend the deal, the U.S. would unilaterally withdraw from it. He also ... Read More »