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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.”

Kim Jong Un

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.

TEL AVIV -- In a dramatic press conference in Jerusalem …

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.

The Latest: Trump: US is seeking to free Americans in NKorea

Reports: North Korean State Media Announced Nuclear Program Shutdown

Various reports in American and South Korean state media Friday evening indicated that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un announced the halt of nuclear and missile tests in his country. The reports did not specify whether the tests would conclude permanently.

North Korea claims it has developed a hydrogen bomb which can be loaded into a ballistic missile, and released images of Kim Jong-Un inspecting the device at an undisclosed location

White House: North Korea Open to Discussing End of Nuclear Program

White House officials confirmed last week that their North Korean counterparts told them they were open to discussing shutting down their illegal nuclear weapons program. South Korean officials had insisted that the north was open to denuclearization in their recent talks, as well.

In this June 27, 2008, file photo from television, the 60-foot-tall cooling tower, which was later dismantled, is seen at the main Yongbyon nuclear reactor complex in Yongbyon, North Korea. Increased activity at the Yongbyon North Korean nuclear site has once again caught the attention of analysts and renewed concerns …

Activity Detected at North Korean Nuke Site Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Satellites have detected increased activity at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear test site, possibly indicating that one or two new nuclear reactors are close to coming online. If these findings are verified, the reactors could prove capable of creating weapons-grade nuclear material.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducts a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with other members of their delegations, inside 10 Downing Street, London, on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a royal welcome with high level political talks to begin his …

Saudi Crown Prince: Saudis Will Develop Nuclear Bomb if Iran Does

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, commonly referred to as MBS, asserted that Riyadh will pursue nuclear weapons development if Iran possesses a nuclear bomb and reiterated his claim that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is “very much like Hitler” in a CBS interview to air on Sunday.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un have exchanged angry insults over the past year

Softer, Gentler North Korea: ‘U.S. Cannot Escape Doom’

North Korea’s state media outlets do not appear to have softened their tone towards the United States despite reports Tuesday that dictator Kim Jong-un would be open to discussing denuclearization with the Trump administration.

Mike Pence

Pence: U.S. Will Impose New Sanctions on North Korea Before Winter Olympics End

Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the United States will “soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever.” U.S. officials said those sanctions would be imposed before the end of the Winter Olympics, which means Pence will quite possibly be in Pyeongchang, South Korea when they go into effect.