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,…

China unwilling to accept threats of using force as means to resolve North Korea issue

  September 19, 11:41 UTC+3 Political dialogue is the only way to resolve the current issues, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry BEIJING, September 19. /TASS/. China would not accept any threats and hints concerning the use of force in order to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said at…

North Korea nearing final development stage of ICBM: ministry

By Jo He-rimSept 18, 2017 – 18:34 North Korea is nearing the final stage of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile and is likely to continue test-launches and nuclear experiments to perfect the technology, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Monday. In a briefing to a parliamentary defense committee, the ministry also said that the North’s launch Friday…