Tag Archives: nuclear weapons

North Korea Threatens To Scrap Denuclearization Talks

NBC News reports: Kim Jong Un is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a senior North Korean diplomat was quoted as saying Friday. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month’s summit in Hanoi between President Donald …

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US To Test Missiles Banned Under Treaty With Russia

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests this year of two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years by a treaty from which both the United States and Russia are expected to withdraw in August, defense officials said Wednesday. By moving forward with these missile projects, the Pentagon is not excluding …

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North Korea May Be Readying Missile Launch [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite. The increase in activity is around a site known as Sanumdong, where North Korea assembled most of its ballistic missiles and rockets. It comes after reports earlier this week that North Korea’s main rocket launch site …

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Jimmy Carter Offers To Broker North Korea Nuke Deal

Politico reports: Former President Jimmy Carter — who once brokered a nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un’s grandfather in the 1990s — is offering to travel to North Korea to try and break President Donald Trump’s deadlock with the North Korean dictator. The offer was described to POLITICO by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who met with the former president in …

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Intel Officials Fear “Crazy Deal” With Kim Jong-Un

NBC News reports: In the eight months since President Trump declared North Korea “no longer a nuclear threat,” the reclusive state has advanced both its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs and failed to provide an accounting of its deadly arsenal, according to multiple U.S. intelligence assessments. And intelligence officials tell NBC News they have grown increasingly doubtful that Kim …

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Pompeo Contradicts Trump On North Korean Nukes, Then Lies About What Trump Said About Them [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Sunday that North Korea remains a nuclear threat, straying from past comments President Donald Trump has made, but the secretary of state also maintained that the country’s leader Kim Jong Un continues to show commitment to denuclearizing the area. When pressed about Trump no longer seeing North Korea as a nuclear threat, …

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Trump To Hold Second Summit With Kim Jong-Un

The New York Times reports: A senior American negotiator arrived in North Korea on Wednesday to sort out crucial details for a nuclear summit meeting in Vietnam between President Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, with only three weeks to go before the talks take place. Stephen Biegun, the Trump administration’s special representative for North Korea, arrived in Pyongyang, …

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Putin Orders New Missiles After US Leaves Arms Treaty

ABC News reports: President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s military to begin developing new medium-range missiles in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States is leaving a key Cold War nuclear arms treaty. Putin announced that Russia was also suspending the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces, or INF treaty, a day after the U.S. said it was pulling out …

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US Withdraws From Nuclear Missile Treaty With Russia

CNN reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key pact with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War. “For years, Russia has violated the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty without remorse,” Pompeo said at the State Department Friday. The …

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Kim Jong-Un To Trump: Don’t Test Our Patience

The Associated Press reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warned Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year’s speech, Kim said he’s ready to meet with Trump at any time to produce an …

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US Strategic Command Tweets Nuclear War Joke For NYE: We’re Also Ready To Drop Something [UPDATED]

Boing Boing reports: Apparently, Donald Trump’s penchant for reckless tweets is contagious, and has spread to United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), which is part of the Department of Defense. The military men who have the power to launch nuclear weapons at the command of a Potemkin President’s tweeted impulse are making jokes about dropping nukes for New Year’s, just because …

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Trump Gaslights Nation On “Uncontrollable” Arms Race

Let’s go back just six weeks, shall we? President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that the United States would increase its nuclear arsenal until other nations “come to their senses,” threatening an arms race days after he said he would withdraw the US from a Cold War nuclear treaty. Trump announced over the weekend that he intended to pull the …

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Trump Calls Report Of Secret Missile Sites “Fake News”

Mediaite reports: Taking again to Twitter to bash The New York Times, President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that the outlet’s report that North Korea is secretly beefing up its ballistic missile program was false. In its article, the Times used satellite images to reveal that the regime appeared to be “engaged in a great deception.” “It has offered to …

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Satellites Spot Secret North Korean Nuclear Missile Sites

The Associated Press reports: U.S. analysts said Monday they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development sites, highlighting the challenge the Trump administration faces in ensuring that North Korea complies with any eventual agreement to end its nuclear and missile programs. The findings, which were released amid signs the administration’s negotiations with the …

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North Korea Threatens To Resume Nuclear Program

The Associated Press reports: North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country. The statement released by the Foreign Ministry Friday evening came amid a sense of unease between Washington and Seoul over the use of sanctions and pressure to get …

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Kremlin Vows New Nukes If Trump Leaves Treaty

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Washington would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from …

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Trump To Pull US Out Of Nuke Treaty With Russia

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said Saturday night that he will withdraw from a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the Soviet Union, accusing Russia of violating the pact. The Cold War-era treaty required both countries to eliminate short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles from their arsenals. “Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement, so …

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Putin: Nuked Russians Will Go To Heaven As Martyrs

Agence France-Presse reports: Russians will “go to heaven” as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. “We have no concept of a preemptive strike,” Putin told a forum of international experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience. …

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North Korea Says “No Way” To Disarming Nukes First

CBS News reports: North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that there is “no way” his nation will ever disarm its nuclear weapons first if it can’t trust Washington. “Without any trust in the U.S. there will be no confidence in our national security and, under such circumstances, there is no way …

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North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site

Reuters reports: North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. Speaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said they agreed to turn …

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