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UN Se­cu­ri­ty Coun­cil sets vote on tougher North Ko­rea sanc­tions
Vote was called by the US af­ter Py­ongyang launched three mis­siles in the space of an hour on Wednes­day morn­ing.
26 May 2022
US of­fi­cial de­fends Iran deal but says re­turn ‘ten­u­ous at best’
US en­voy for Iran tells law­mak­ers if Iran wants IRGC ‘ter­ror’ la­bel re­moved, it must of­fer non-nu­clear con­ces­sions.
25 May 2022
N Ko­rea fires three mis­siles hours af­ter Biden leaves Asia
S Ko­rea, Japan con­demn ‘provo­ca­tions’ af­ter N Ko­rea fires three mis­siles, in­clud­ing a sus­pect­ed ICBM, off its east coast
25 May 2022
No Iran nu­clear deal ‘worse’ than even a bad one: Is­rael sources
Fail­ure to re­vive Iran’s nu­clear ac­cord pos­es much more dan­ger even than ‘a bad’ deal, Is­raeli in­tel­li­gence sources say.
23 May 2022
Qatar leader in Iran in bid to help sal­vage 2015 nu­clear pact
Doha has been try­ing to me­di­ate be­tween Wash­ing­ton and Tehran, call­ing for more di­a­logue to set­tle the stand­off.
12 May 2022
Nu­clear talks: Iran’s Raisi launch­es ma­jor eco­nom­ic re­form
Pres­i­dent an­nounced re­forms a day be­fore the EU’s co­or­di­na­tor for nu­clear deal ne­go­ti­a­tions ar­rived in Tehran.
12 May 2022
US re­quests UN Se­cu­ri­ty Coun­cil meet­ing on North Ko­rea
Meet­ing, which diplo­mats say will take place Wednes­day, comes af­ter Py­ongyang car­ried out 15th mis­sile test this year.
9 May 2022
‘Dan­gers of mis­cal­cu­la­tion’: North Ko­rea fires an­oth­er mis­sile
Lat­est launch the 15th mis­sile fir­ing this year, in­clud­ing Py­ongyang’s first test of an ICBM since 2017.
7 May 2022
North Ko­rea launch­es bal­lis­tic mis­sile in 14th test this year
Py­ongyang is ratch­et­ing up the diplo­mat­ic pres­sure on its re­gion­al neigh­bours as well as the Unit­ed States.
4 May 2022
Kim re­news call for N Ko­rea mil­i­tary to ‘bol­ster their strength’
North Ko­re­an leader made call as he praised ‘moder­ni­ty and hero­ism’ of coun­try’s armed forces af­ter mas­sive pa­rade.
29 Apr 2022
Blinken de­fends Iran deal talks against con­gres­sion­al crit­i­cism
US sec­re­tary of state backs ef­forts to re­store the mul­ti­lat­er­al pact amid stalled push to re­vive the agree­ment.
26 Apr 2022
Kim vows to boost nu­clear ar­se­nal at night time mil­i­tary pa­rade
Pa­rade start­ed at 10pm in Py­ongyang af­ter state me­dia urged peo­ple and armed forces to pledge ‘ab­solute loy­al­ty’.
26 Apr 2022
Rus­sia to de­ploy new in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal nu­clear mis­siles by au­tumn
The Sar­mat mis­sile can car­ry up to 15 nu­clear war­heads and has a range of 35,000km (22,000 miles).
23 Apr 2022
Rus­sia’s Sar­mat and Chi­na’s YJ-21: What the mis­sile tests mean
Both coun­tries have re­cent­ly test­ed ad­vanced new weapons, but what could they mean for cur­rent and fu­ture con­flicts?
22 Apr 2022
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