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Iran Threatens to Enrich Uranium Beyond Established Limits if Nuclear Deal Fails

An official for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) threatened on Wednesday that his country will be ready to begin uranium enrichment that will go beyond the limitations set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at its Fordo nuclear facility and install new equipment at its Natanz nuclear facility if the Iran nuclear deal fails.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R), South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (C) and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) attend a joint news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on June 14, 2018. - North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen 'quickly', US Secretary …

Pompeo Insists: No Sanctions Relief for North Korea Despite Pyongyang Claims

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured reporters in a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul Thursday that the United States is not considering removing sanctions on North Korea until its nuclear program verifiably ceases to exist.

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks while seated with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12 …

North Korean TV Airs 40-Minute Documentary on Trump-Kim Summit

State television broadcast an extensive 40-minute documentary-style feature on dictator Kim Jong-un’s meeting with “supreme leader” U.S. President Donald Trump two days after Kim returned to North Korea, announcing that Trump treated Kim with “respect and endless admiration.”

TOPSHOT - This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite …

Experts Cast Doubt on North Korea’s Commitment to Denuclearization

WASHINGTON, DC — Kim Jong-un’s commitment to America’s goal of dismantling North Korea’s decades-old nuclear program remains uncertain amid the looming denuclearization summit between the dictator and U.S. President Donald Trump, experts told lawmakers on Tuesday, echoing some regime defectors.

In this May 16, 2018, file photo, a U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet lands as South Korea and the United States conduct the Max Thunder joint military exercise at an air base in Gwangju, South Korea. North Korean media are stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and …

North Korea: U.S. Military Exercises ‘Intolerable Mockery’ of Talks

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun, on Wednesday, said joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea occurring while the U.S.and North Korea plan a summit are an “intolerable mockery” of the upcoming historic dialogue.

North Korea says it has completely destroyed the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility

Video: North Korea Blows Up Front of Nuclear Test Site

Reports began surfacing late Thursday and Friday from North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, where the government invited reporters to witness the destruction of buildings outside the facility’s three tunnels and what Pyongyang claimed was the total destruction of the tunnels used for weapons testing themselves.

TEHRAN, IRAN - JANUARY 23 : Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) pose during a meeting at Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Iran Asks China to Help Save Nuclear Deal

Iran’s ambassador to China, Ali Asghar Khaji, told the South China Morning Post in remarks published Monday that he hopes China can help preserve what is left of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, following America’s withdrawal from it this month.

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North Korea Ramps Up Campaign Against ‘Racist’ John Bolton

A Japan-based North Korean media outlet published a column Friday condemning U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton for his alleged embrace of “simple thinking, racism and the narrow-minded America First policy.”

Deputy ambassador Thae Yong-Ho at a 2014 art exhibition at the North Korean embassy in London

North Korean Defector Warns: Regime’s Goal Is Becoming a Nuclear Power

Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho, who defected and now operates out of South Korea, warned in a press conference Monday that the “final destination” of the Kim regime is to possess nuclear weapons and that, in his estimation, Kim Jong-un “will never give them up.”

The last five of Pyongyang's six nuclear tests have all been carried out at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site under Mount Mantap, in the north-west of the country, seen in this image acquired on September 1, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com

Study: North Korean Mountain Used to Test Nuclear Weapons Sank Nearly Two Feet

A group of international scientists published a study on Thursday concluding that Mount Mantap, the location of North Korea’s nuclear test site, has sunk at least half a meter (1.6 feet) and widened by 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) in the aftermath of the nation’s latest nuclear test in September.

"If Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it has to change its policies. It has to respect international law," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said

Saudi Arabia Warns it Will Develop Nukes if Iran Does

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia will seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN on Wednesday, amid spiraling tension between the regional rivals.

Turkish Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuked the US for ripping up the 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Turkey Condemns Trump Decision to Pull From Iran Deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the United States and the Trump administration for pulling out of the Iran deal in remarks Wednesday, describing it as an “unfortunate step.”

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South Korea: Kim Jong-Un to Invite International Experts to Nuclear Site Closure

A senior South Korean government official told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that President Moon Jae-in believes that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “understands” that denuclearizing his country would that require international inspectors receive access to the country’s nuclear test site.

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Watch: Netanyahu – 100,000 Secret Files Prove Iran ‘Lied Big Time’ About Nukes

TEL AVIV — In a dramatic press conference here aimed at the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday unveiled a cache of secret files he says were obtained from inside a hidden Iranian site and clearly demonstrate that Tehran maintained a secret nuclear weapons program despite declarations to the contrary.