Nuclear proliferation

President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2017 - 3:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies. The Treasury Department also has designated a North Korean corporation involved in exporting workers overseas. Tuesday's action is the administration's latest...
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 21, 2017 - 4:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 16, 2017 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal. Trump is restating a long-...
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Pope Francis poses with participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Vatican hosted Nobel laureates, U.N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at a conference aimed at galvanizing support for a global shift from the Cold War era policy of nuclear deterrence to one of total nuclear disarmament. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 1:58 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a "false sense of security" and he urged government leaders to instead pursue an admittedly utopian future of a world free of atomic weapons. Francis welcomed Nobel laureates,...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo hold a joint press conference after the Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) at the Defense Ministry, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea. During the briefing, Mattis says the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating. (Jung Yeon-Je/Pool Photo via AP)
October 28, 2017 - 10:36 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike. In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense...
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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters while heading to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. U.S. sanctions against Iran automatically would kick in if Tehran violates new constraints, according to a draft Republican bill crafted by GOP Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Tom Cotton of Arkansas and sought by President Donald Trump as he tries to unravel the landmark 2015 international accord to prevent Iran from assembling an arsenal of atomic weapons. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 20, 2017 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions against Iran automatically would kick in if Tehran violates new constraints, according to a draft Republican bill sought by President Donald Trump as he tries to unravel the landmark 2015 international accord to prevent Iran from assembling an arsenal of atomic...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes. President Donald Trump last week threatened to pull the United States out of the deal week unless U.S. lawmakers amend the law that...
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Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, right, speaks as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, and South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, center, listen during a press conference following their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
October 18, 2017 - 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries' commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat posed by North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program. However, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan...
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In this Sept. 19, 2017, photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pauses on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans who’ve demanded a bigger say in how the Iran nuclear agreement works are getting just what they want after President Donald Trump directed lawmakers to make the international accord more stringent. Corker, the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, will be at the center of what’s sure to be a stormy debate over the nuclear accord. And he’s in the midst of a feud with Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 14, 2017 - 6:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans demanded a major say on the Iran nuclear agreement two years ago and never got it from Democrat Barack Obama. Now that President Donald Trump has directed Congress to make the international pact more stringent, the GOP is finding it won't be easy. Republicans will have...
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President Donald Trump walks from the podium after speaking about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015, and announced a new strategy in the speech. He says the administration will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 13, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal (all times EDT): 6:10 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his first priority on Iran, now that President Donald Trump has announced his new approach, is to confer with allies. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday he wants to...
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