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U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance to prevent Iran from working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out test launches, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. Pompeo also told the Security Council an arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted in ...

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Growing split in Seoul over North Korea threatens Korea detente, nuclear talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – When Seoul was preparing to open a liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong this summer after a decade of virtually no contact with its longtime enemy, South Korean officials had heated debates over whether they should seek approval from Washington. FILE PHOTO: South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks during a farewell ceremony for ...

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U.S. gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a news conference during the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2018. ...

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Nato accuses Russia of breaking nuclear missile treaty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia denies building missiles that violate the accord Western military alliance Nato has formally accused Russia of breaching the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which banned land-based nuclear missiles in Europe. Following a meeting, Nato foreign ministers issued a statement supporting US accusations of Russian violations. The US has threatened to withdraw from the ...

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Russia and Cuba urge U.S. to rethink exit from nuclear arms pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel exchange documents following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and Cuba on Friday called on the United States to reconsider its intention to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty, saying the move would have extremely negative consequences for ...

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North Korea readies nuclear, missile sites for international inspectors: Yonhap

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea’s spy agency has observed preparations by North Korea for international inspections at several of its nuclear and missile test sites, the Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday, citing a South Korean lawmaker. FILE PHOTO: Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials ...

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No new nuclear arms in Europe despite Russian treaty breach: NATO

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO allies are not likely to deploy more nuclear weapons in Europe in response to what the West says is a Russian breach of a nuclear arms control treaty that Washington is pulling out of, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures as he speaks at a news conference after ...

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Kremlin says U.S. plan to quit flawed nuclear pact is dangerous

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a landmark nuclear arms treaty Washington says it wants to quit had its weak points, but that the U.S. approach of talking about leaving it without proposing a replacement was dangerous. President Vladimir Putin was due to discuss the matter in Moscow later on Tuesday with U.S. President Donald Trump’s national ...

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