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North Korea says no talks unless U.S. stops hostile policies

Oct 06, 2019 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) A spokesman says 'the fate of the US-North Korea dialogue is in Washington's hands and the deadline is until the end of this year'

WALKING AWAY FROM TALKS. A woman walks past a television news screen showing file footage of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the truce village of Panmunjom, at a railway station in Seoul on September 10, 2019. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

North Korea dismisses nuclear talks if 'hostile military moves' by U.S. continue

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:03 PM

A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry dashes hopes for renewed dialogue, attacking a recent mid-range cruise missile test by the US and plans to deploy F-35 fighter jets in the region as 'dangerous'

U.S. 'prepared to engage' with North Korea in nuclear talks – envoy

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Anticipation for renewed dialogue is on the rise after the US and ally South Korea wrapped up a two-week joint military drill on August 20

NUCLEAR TALKS. US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on August 21, 2019. Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/AFP

Iran open to UK tanker swap amid hopes for 'progress'

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:10 PM

'We don't want tensions with some European countries,' says President Hassan Rouhani

ROUHANI. A handout picture made available by the Iranian presidential office shows, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivering a speech in Tehran on April 9, 2019. AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in North Korea

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Putin, who has long expressed his readiness to meet with Kim, is gearing up to play a bigger role in nuclear negotiations with Moscow's Cold War-era ally, with which it shares a short border

MEETING. This combination of files pictures made on April 18, 2019, shows portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) taken on December 31, 2014 in Moscow, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un taken on February 27, 2019 in Hanoi. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin, Saul Loeb / AFP / RIA NOVOSTI

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from U.S. nuclear talks

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The rogue state's foreign ministry wants US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo replaced as interlocutor between the two countries, describing him as 'reckless' and immature

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at The Center for Strategic and International Studies April 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. This was the first public remarks by Pompeo since he took the helm at the U.S. spy agency. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

North Korean leader open to third Trump summit

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:07 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump backs the suggestion, pointing to his 'excellent relationship' with Kim Jong Un

SUMMIT. North Korean students read the Rodong Sinmun newspaper coverage of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un visiting Vietnam for a summit in Hanoi with US President Donald Trump, on Kim Il Sung square Pyongyang on February 28, 2019. Photo by Kim Won Jin / AFP

North Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption – official

Jun 23, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Choe Son Hui deputy director general of the North American affairs bureau in Pyongyang s foreign ministry: For now we have no thoughts about taking part in talks to discuss the DPRK s denuclearization

S. Korean president wants N. Korea talks – without N. Korea

Jan 22, 2016 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED South Korean President Park Geun Hye says North Korea s 4th nuclear test on January 6 underlined Pyongyang s rejection of denuclearization as a bargaining chip

5-PARTY TALKS? South Korean President Park Geun-hye says 5-way talks excluding North Korea is among the 'creative' solutions to the stalled 6-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program. File photo by Yonhap/EPA

US Defense Secretary in Saudi to reassure on Iran

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Sunni dominated Saudi Arabia a regional rival of Shiite Iran worries Tehran could still be able to develop an atomic bomb despite the limitations on its nuclear program

VISITING SAUDI. In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a press conference with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (not pictured) at the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. Daniel Bar-On/EPA

'Decision time' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:03 AM

The gruelling talks may last the entire weekend as officials face tough decisions before the deadline for a new deal on Monday July 13

STORM CLOUDS AHEAD? An exterior view of the Palais Coburg where talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran continue, Vienna, Austria, July 8, 2015. Georg Hochmuth/EPA

IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

UN watchdog chief Yukiya Amana says the completion may be attributed to Tehran s help

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Iran talks in endgame inching close to nuclear deal

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The aim is to finalize a deal which would put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran s reach in return for lifting a web of biting international sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7

Jul 01, 2015 - 9:55 AM

Turning the 505 word joint statement drawn up in a Swiss lakeside hotel into a fully fledged highly technical document of several dozen pages and around 5 annexes is proving hard work

IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS. Head of International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano arrives at the Palais Coburg during talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia, US) and Iran, in Vienna, Austria, June 30, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline – Iran

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:10 PM

The nuclear negotiations will continue because all parties have a lot of work to do

NUCLEAR IRAN? A file picture dated 21 August 2010 shows a general view of the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr, southern Iran. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iran asks Austria to secure nuclear talks against spying

Jun 13, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Swiss and Austrian authorities investigates the alleged spying in hotels were the nuclear talks in Iran are being held

SLOWDOWN IN PROGRESS. Talks among officials from Iran and the group of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany on curbing Iran's controversial nuclear program resumed in Vienna on June 10. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/EPA

Russia says 'very worrying' slowdown in Iran nuclear talks

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:29 AM

This is very worrying to us because there is very little time before the deadline and we urgently need to enter the final stage says Russia s negotiator Sergei Ryabkov

SLOWDOWN IN PROGRESS. US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L) next to other delegate during talks between the P5+1 group and Iran at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria, 12 June 2015. Talks among officials from Iran and the group of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany on curbing Iran's controversial nuclear program resumed in Vienna on June 10. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/EPA

No trust in Iran nuclear talks – top negotiator

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:45 AM

Our basis is mistrust and this is the reality says Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi

RAN ENVOY. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi talks to media after a meeting with The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano in Vienna, Austria, 28 October 2013. EPA/Herbert Neubauer

Kerry, Zarif launch key nuclear talks in Geneva

May 30, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Kerry and Zarif arrive simultaneously on the first floor of a leading Geneva hotel in opposite elevators and greeted each other with smiles and a handshake

SECURITY FOR NUCLEAR TALKS. US security officers check John Kerry's car in front of the Intercontinental Hotel where US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Geneva, Switzerland, 30 May 2015. Laurent Gillieron/EPA

South Korea, US, Japan envoys discuss North Korea nuclear concerns

May 27, 2015 - 11:09 AM

The effort comes as North Korea ramps up its nuclear rhetoric boasting last week of its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to fit on high precision long range rockets

NUCLEAR TALKS. (L to R) Junichi Ihara, director-general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Hwang Joon-Kook, South Korean special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, and Sung Kim, US special representative for North Korea policy, pose for a photo before their meeting at a hotel in Seoul on May 27, 2015. Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Kerry warns 'provocative' North Korea of fresh sanctions

May 19, 2015 - 8:52 AM

Kerry says the recent test of a new submarine launched ballistic missile SLBM showed that North Korea had no genuine interest in engaging with the international community

STRONGER TIES. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry during their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, 18 May 2015. EPA/Chung Sung-Jun / POOL

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

May 05, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Saudi Arabia s King Salman says that Gulf leaders must stand up to Iran as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran attacked a Saudi border town with mortar shells

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. Yemeni children, forced to flee their family homes, due allegedly to ongoing air-strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, take shelter in an underground water tunnel in Sana’a, Yemen, 30 April 2015. Photo by Yanya Arhab / EPA

Gulf leaders hold summit as concern grows over Yemen

May 05, 2015 - 10:52 AM

The 6 Sunni dominated Gulf Cooperation Council states meet in the Saudi capital with their region also threatened by jihadists and amid concerns over a potential final nuclear deal with Iran

IN RIYADH. French President, Francois Hollande (R), is greeted by the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (L), upon his arrival at Riyadh airport, Saudi Arabia, May 4, 2015. Christophe Ena/Pool/EPA

Yemen crisis spills into new Iran-US nuclear talks

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:42 AM

US officials acknowledge that discussions on other burning concerns such as the growth of Islamic militants in Iraq and the unrest in Yemen fueled by Iran backed Shiite militias have bled into the talks between two nations

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R), in New York, New York, USA, 27 April 2015. Jason DeCrow /Pool/EPA

Iran vows nuclear enrichment 'without limits' unless sanctions end

Apr 18, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says there are discrepancies between the framework agreement and the fact sheet released by the United States to explain what had been decided

In this file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks in the context of Iran's nuclear talks, in Vienna, Austria, 15 July 2014. Hans Punz/EPA

Netanyahu to Putin: lifting missile ban to boost Iran 'aggressiveness'

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:32 AM

A statement from the Israeli premier called the sale of advanced weaponry to Iran a direct result of the dangerous deal on the table between Iran and the P5 1 a reference to major world powers

SOON IN IRAN? In this file photo, a Russian anti-aicraft missile system, S-300 (R) and S-400 (L) on display at military industrial exhibition 'Technologies in machine building' during the 'OboronExpo-2014', in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow region, Russia, 14 August 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:56 AM

The move comes before any sanctions have been lifted on Iran with difficult technical negotiations still to come following a breakthrough April 2 deal aimed at curbing Tehran s nuclear drive

SOON IN IRAN? In this file photo, a Russian anti-aicraft missile system, S-300 (R) and S-400 (L) on display at military industrial exhibition 'Technologies in machine building' during the 'OboronExpo-2014', in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow region, Russia, 14 August 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:56 PM

The decision to lift the delivery freeze comes after Tehran and international powers including Russia made a major breakthrough this month by agreeing an outline deal aimed at curbing Iran s nuclear program

VLADIMIR PUTIN. File photo by Alexey Nikolsky/RIS Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

UN nuclear watchdog, Iran to hold talks on bomb probe

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Western officials say it is crucial for Iran to answer the International Atomic Energy Agency s long standing questions about the possible military dimensions of its activities before any sanctions can be eased

WIDE GAPS. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2-L), the European Union's negotiator Catherine Ashton (C) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sit at a conference table prior to their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria, November 21, 2014. Photo by Hans Punz/EPA

Saudi expands foreign ties beyond traditional ally US

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:50 PM

The reinforcement of links with Paris comes as Riyadh worries over an Iran nuclear deal and fights Iran backed rebels in neighboring Yemen

Jose Huesca/EPA

US, Iran warn 'tough' choices needed for nuclear deal

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:35 AM

No we are not [close] But we are making progress The work is very complicated and difficult says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

'MAKING PROGRESS.' US Secretary of State John Kerry, (2-R), walks outside during a break after a bilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, (2-L), for a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks, in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2015. Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Iran, US 'resolve 90% of nuclear technical issues'

Mar 17, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Iran and US has one major issue left to resolve the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization says

A file photograph showing an general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, on 20 August 2010. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:22 AM

UPDATED 47 Senate Republicans make the unprecedented move of directly and publicly addressing leaders of the Islamic Republic in a bid to scupper the sensitive talks

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Despite this Iran will continue talks on a deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, (L), speaks to journalist as he takes a break for the lunch time after a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) for a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks, in Montreux, Switzerland, 03 March 2015. Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:52 AM

Obama moves to dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s planned speech to Congress opposing the Iran deal but strongly criticized Netanyahu s stance

Netanyahu says ties with US solid despite duel over Iran

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:24 AM

Netanyahu s visit – including an address the US Congress on Tuesday March 3– is seen as a last ditch bid to derail the talks with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual American Israel Public Affairs Conference (AIPAC), in Washington, DC, USA, 02 March 2015. Pete Marovich/EPA

Israel's Netanyahu in US to stop 'bad' Iran deal

Mar 02, 2015 - 8:07 AM

UPDATED Netanyahu s controversial 48 hour visit has stoked discord with US President Barack Obama and brought bilateral relations to their lowest point in years

TO WASHINGTON. An Israeli government press office handout of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his wife Sarah leaving Tel Aviv, Israel, 01 March 2015, on their way to Washington DC, USA. Amos Ben Gershom/GPO handout/EPA

US-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu speech, Iran talks

Mar 01, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The rift – shaping up as the worst in decades between the allies due to its partisan nature – could have a real impact in some areas

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meet in the Oval Office of the White House after a bilateral meeting in Washington DC, USA, 30 September 2013. Chris Kleponis/Pool/EPA

Netanyahu invited to address US Congress February 11

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:26 PM

The invitation for the Israeli leader to speak on February 11 comes as Washington and other global powers negotiate a complex deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program

In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

US, Iran hold 'important' talks to hasten nuclear deal

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:56 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif are seeking to break a stalemate which has caused them to miss two previous deadlines for a full agreement to rein in Iran s suspect nuclear program

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) talks on January 14, 2015 with US State Secretary John Kerry before their meeting in Geneva. Zarif said on January 14 that his meeting with his US counterpart was vital for progress on talks on Tehran's contested nuclear drive. Under an interim deal agreed in November 2013, Iran's stock of fissile material has been diluted from 20 percent enriched uranium to five percent, in exchange for limited sanctions relief. AFP PHOTO/ POOL/ RICK WILKING

Iran leader airs doubts over US in nuclear talks

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:02 PM

The Islamic republic s top diplomats have been negotiating with Washington for around two years first in secret and openly since autumn 2013 to end a dispute over its controversial nuclear program

In this file photo, representatives of the Iranian government discuss their nuclear program with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo from EPA

Iran must end isolation for economy to boom – Rouhani

Jan 04, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The time is past when it used to be said that if a foreign investor comes to Iran our independence will be in danger Iran s president says

‘OPEN ECONOMY.’ A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, shows him speaking during the opening ceremony of the economic conference in Tehran on January 4, 2015. Photo courtesy: Iranian presidency website/AFP

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal 'within reach'

Dec 24, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Tehran and the so called P5 1 group of nations have been locked in talks since February on a permanent nuclear deal aimed at ending a decade long diplomatic crisis

In this file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks in the context of Iran's nuclear talks, in Vienna, Austria, 15 July 2014. Hans Punz/EPA

US, Iran hold new nuclear talks in Geneva

Dec 15, 2014 - 10:11 PM

It will be the first time the sides have met since failing to meet a November 24 deadline for a comprehensive deal with Iran on reining in its nuclear program

File photo

EU, US confirm new Iran nuclear talks on Dec 17

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:46 PM

A final agreement is aimed at ensuring Tehran will never develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian activities

No signs North Korea ready for nuclear talks – US envoy

Dec 12, 2014 - 9:29 PM

Pyongyang walked out of the talks in 2009 three years after carrying out its first nuclear test and has subsequently detonated two more devices underground

UN nuke watchdog says proposed Iran visit 'not helpful'

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:52 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency has explained clearly to Iran that an offer of a visit of Marivan does not help address specific concerns related to the issue of large scale high explosive experiment

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. Hamid Forutan/EPA

Iran's Rouhani squeezed over nuclear talks extension

Nov 25, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The extension of the talks is debated in parliament where the judgment of Rouhani is also scrutinized

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. File Photo by Hamid Forutan/EPA

Frenzied Iran nuclear talks in final 36 hours

Nov 24, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Large gaps however appear to remain in crucial areas of the negotiations involving uranium enrichment and sanctions relief

High-level negotiators are working on a deal that would cut back Tehran's civilian nuclear programme and reduce the risk that it could be used for making nuclear weapons. Kerry on 20 November had warned that the six powers negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran would not be rushed into closing an agreement that does not meet their standards. Photo by Hanz Punz/EPA

With nuclear deal in balance, hardliners protest in Tehran

Nov 23, 2014 - 11:27 PM

While the crowd was small about 200 mostly students gathered at the entrance to the Tehran Research Reactor the event is the first such officially approved demonstration in months

In this file photo, Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-R) sits next to European Union Catherine Ashton (C-L), during their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file in Muscat, Oman, 11 November 2014. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA