Abe and Putin agree to strictly apply U.N.’s latest sanctions against North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting in Danang, Vietnam, on Friday. | KYODO DANANG, VIETNAM – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to strictly implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea. Abe told reporters about the agreement just after meeting with Putin…

The Failures of North Korea Sanctions: Self-Inflicted Wounds

October 31, 2017 Enrico Carisch   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. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)     US President Donald Trump’s zealous stance…

Iran nuclear deal: EU statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

European Council Council of the European Union   16/10/2017    13:05 Press release 590/17 Foreign Affairs & International Relations   1. The JCPOA, the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy facilitated by the EU, unanimously endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, is a key element of the nuclear non-proliferation global architecture and crucial for the…

Trump plans to declare that Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest

Anne Gearan October 5 President Trump speaks to world leaders at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Trump plans to announce next week that he will “decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national interest of the United States and kicking the…

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

By Joby Warrick October 1 at 9:24 PM North Korean soldiers carrying packs marked with a radioactive symbol take part in a 2013 military parade in Pyongyang. North Korea has been selling small arms around the world to bring in the hard currency it needs to survive. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)   Last August, a secret…

European ambassadors to U.S. back Iran nuclear pact

September 25, 2017 Patricia Zengerl WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The ambassadors to Washington from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union all strongly backed the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Monday, as long as Tehran continues to comply with the pact. U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing whether the 2015 deal serves U.S. security interests…

Trump’s UN speech in breach of UN charter, says Swedish FM

2017-09-20 Editor: Mu Xuequan STOCKHOLM, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s first United Nations (UN) address as “bombastic and nationalist,” saying the speech was “in breach of the UN charter.” Wallstrom commented on the speech soon after Trump stepped off the podium at the UN headquarters,…