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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with visiting US national security adviser John Bolton during a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on August 20, 2018. - Bolton arrived in Israel on August 19 for talks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu at a time of shared …

Bolton: Top Priority Is Ensuring Iran Never Obtains Nuclear Weapons

TEL AVIV – The United States is pressuring European allies to take a stronger stand against Iran’s nuclear weapons program following Washington’s withdrawal from the “wretched” nuclear accord, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said while on a visit to Jerusalem Monday.

Starry Sky-2 is a hypersonic flight vehicle developed in northwest China. Picture: China Academy of Aerospace AerodynamicsSource:Supplied

China Tests Its First Hypersonic Nuclear-Capable Warplane

Chinese officials claim to have conducted a successful flight test for their first hypersonic bomber, the nuclear-capable Xingkong-2. Hypersonic planes and missiles move so fast they are difficult to detect and nearly impossible to intercept with current technology.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. South Korea and the United States fired …

North Korea: ‘Our Society Is the Best in the World’

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the “best in the world.”

File photo taken in October 2015 shows a KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in a military parade at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. North Korea appears to have built two new ICBMs and mounted them on mobile launchers for test-firing in the near future, Yonhap News Agency reported on Jan. 19, …

Reports: North Korea Revamps ICBM Building Factory

Satellite photos published on Monday appear to show North Korea revamping a facility outside of Pyongyang used to build intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), the Washington Post reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the federal executive board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, on October 23, 2017 on the eve of further exploratory talks between potential coalition partners. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

German Intel Report Warns Iran Seeking WMDs as Merkel Tries to Save Nuke Deal

Iran is still actively seeking to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD), according to a German intelligence report,  in direct contradiction to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belief that the 2015 atomic deal with the Islamic Republic ended Tehran’s nuclear weapon ambitions.

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin

Russia Announces Nuclear Weapons Testing After Trump-Putin Summit

In addition to testing advanced weapons such as hypersonic missiles, lasers, and submersible drones, the Russian Defense Ministry announced new nuclear weapons testing this week, even as President Vladimir Putin was meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C) arrives to board his plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on July 5, 2018, to travel to Anchorage, Alaska on his way to Pyongyang. - Pompeo will travel to North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, and Brussels. (Photo by Andrew Harnik …

Mike Pompeo Begins First Overnight Trip to North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boarded a plane to North Korea early Thursday for his first overnight stay in the rogue communist regime. He is scheduled to hold discussions with high-ranking officials in the country on how to begin defining specifics necessary to implement a plan to end Pyongyang’s illegal nuclear weapons program.

A South Korean man watches North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering his New Year's speech on a TV news program shown at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. North Korea's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages," the country's leader Kim …

Report: North Korea Propaganda Calls Denuclearization Supporters ‘Traitors’

North Korean propaganda sites and publications in South Korea have begun agitating against the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CVID) of the communist Kim Jong-un regime. South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday that one such outlet called any North Korean supporting denuclearization a “traitor.”

Iran nuclear plant

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.”