Nuclear

Trump’s ‘doomsday’ plane is a flying nuclear bunker

Welcome to the “Doomsday” planes — America’s secretive set of jets designed to wage nuclear war from the skies.<p>The specially-designed aircraft follow …

War

Read: Bernie Sanders's big foreign policy speech

“In my view, the United States must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples.”<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was invited to give a big foreign policy speech at Westminster College, a distinguished venue where former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1946 gave his …

Foreign Policy

(LEAD) N.K. leader warns Trump of 'highest level' of actions over his U.N. speech

(ATTN: CHANGES slug; RECASTS headline, slug, lead; UPDATES with more info throughout) <br>SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has …

North Korea

North Korea Brands Trump ‘A Barking Dog’ Over World War 3 Threats, China Issues Ultimatum To Washington

Unless you have been living under a rock you will know that U.S. president Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea earlier this …

North Korea

How North Korea Plans to Survive a U.S. Attack

Last Friday National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster emphatically told reporters that despite what many have said to the contrary, “there is a …

War

As he wraps UN debut, Trump shows his hand on North Korea, Iran

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aside from his "Rocket Man" rhetoric, President Donald Trump's United Nations debut revealed a new road map outlining his plans to deal with one boiling nuclear crisis, with North Korea, and another one that may reignite, with Iran.<p>None of the tactical adjustments made during four days of …

North Korea

Russia warns Trump that attacking North Korea "is not an option"

One of Russia's highest-ranking diplomats warned Thursday that a U.S. attack on North Korea would have serious repercussions across the globe and …

North Korea

Does Trump even know what he hates about the Iran nuclear deal?

President Trump knows that the deal negotiated between the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, Germany and Iran to restrain Iran’s nuclear program is just terrible. As he said at the United Nations on Tuesday, “The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United …

Opinion

The four countries quietly expanding their nuclear arsenals

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Swedish arms watchdog says the global number of nuclear warheads dropped last year, but it seems China, India, North Korea …

North Korea

Iranian president at UN: Security for Israel is ‘not possible’

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran delivered to the United Nations an extended plea to preserve the Iran nuclear deal while saying it was “not …

Iran

The Trump administration’s dysfunctional foreign policy, in one moment

A reporter corrects Rex Tillerson on Trump’s position on the Iran deal.<p>After a meeting with Iranian officials on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday evening, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed reporters that President Donald Trump was “still considering” whether to …

Politics

US and Other Nuclear Powers Refuse to Sign Historic UN Treaty to Ban Atomic Weapons

The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York …

North Korea

Trump Just Revealed How China Responded After He Dropped the Hammer on North Korea With Exec Order

President Trump has repeatedly and publicly pressured China to do more to crack down on North Korea and its nuclear program.<p>Within an hour of …

North Korea

Donald Trump is going to decertify the Iran deal unilaterally: report - Salon.com

President Donald Trump has "decided" on a policy regarding the Iran nuclear deal — and, if early reports are correct, he is heavily leaning toward drastically reshaping that cornerstone of modern American foreign policy.<p>Trump's current inclination is to decertify the Iran nuclear deal and then give …

Liberal View

Kim hits back at Trump as US ramps up N. Korea sanctions

The United States ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea’s nuclear weapons drive Thursday, as Kim Jong-Un vowed that Donald Trump’s …

North Korea

Iran Foreign Minister: If U.S. Wants New Nuclear Concessions, We Do Too

Iran’s foreign minister rejected on Thursday any new negotiation with the United States over extending the length or conditions of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying that Iran would talk about changing the accord only if every concession it made — including giving up nuclear fuel — were …

Iran

Donald Trump's debut speech at UNGA: Hassan Rouhani wants US president to apologise for calling Iran a 'murderous regime'

<b>United Nations:</b> Iran's president Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from US president Donald Trump …

Iran

Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack, trying not to scare the daylights out of residents and tourists

HONOLULU — As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack.<p>But it’s a delicate task, especially when word gets out, as it did this …

News (U.S.)

Trump slashes at Obama's legacy, but risks his own

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans for years failed to gut the legacy of their nemesis Barack Obama: Now they can do so within a matter of days.<p>President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers have the chance to shred the signature achievements of the 44th President's two terms -- Obamacare and the nuclear deal with Iran.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Did Trump Just Make Iran More Popular?

On Monday, I sat in One U.N. Plaza, the high-rise hotel across the street from the United Nations, and watched a parade of European diplomats head into meetings with Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani. Boris Johnson, the blond-mopped British foreign minister, sauntered through the lobby in deep …

Iran

Trump’s ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is the new darling of the neocons

She issued a scathing denunciation of the “flawed and very limited” Iran nuclear deal.<p>Remember how some people used to think that an isolationist …

Iran

South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

Adopting a less confrontational stance than key allies, South Korea's president urged North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek …

North Korea

In South Korea, daily stresses outweigh North Korea missile worries

SEOUL: Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb earlier this month, You Jae-youn, a 32-year-old South Korean office worker, …

North Korea

U.S. Complaints on Iran Deal Put EU Under Pressure

U.S. demands to reopen the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement have placed European governments in the diplomatic crosshairs, scrambling to heed American concerns without sparking an Iranian walkout from a deal they say is working.<p>Trump administration officials and their European allies exchanged …

Iran

Blast from the Past: Are Mini-Nukes Making a Comeback?

Low-yield nuclear weapons are being seriously considered once again.<i>US nuclear forces are ageing out. If we want a credible nuclear deterrent for an</i> …

War

Hurricanes release energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs

The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. …

Weather

China closing its university doors to North Korean students

The government has directed universities to restrict admissions in light of the recent nuclear test<p>Amidst soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and a succession of missile launches, the South China Morning Post reported on Sept. 20 that some …

North Korea

This Obscure DC-Area Office Helps US Special Operators Hunt Down And Secure Loose WMDs

The fusion center coordinates US military efforts to make sure the deadly weapons don't end up in the wrong hands.<p>US Army<p>As part of its new job as …

War

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

France‘s President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that …

Iran

North Korea crisis: China warns Pyongyang's nuclear testing 'more serious by the day'

The situation on the Korean peninsula is getting more serious by the day and cannot be allowed to spin out of control, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang …

North Korea