Tag: nuclear weapons

China, Russia Send Ships To North Korea

Chinese and Russian spy vessels have been sent to shadow the group of U.S. aircraft carriers that are heading toward North Korean waters, Japanese media outlets reported Monday. The move comes amid escalating tensions surrounding Pyongyang’s nuclear efforts. President Trump has described the vessels as an “armada” and said additional and more powerful submarines are…

Pence To North Korea: ‘Era Of Strategic Patience Is Over’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over as he kicked off his 10-day Asia tour. Speaking from a joint U.S.-South Korean base near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea on Monday, Pence said the White House is counting on China to help ease…

VIDEO Emerges of Afghanistan ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Strike

The “mother of all bombs” unleashed Thursday in Afghanistan by the U.S. left 36 Islamic State terror group fighters dead but killed no civilians, according to government officials in Afghanistan. The U.S. has been concentrated on fighting the estimated 600 to 800 ISIS forces in Afghanistan while also supporting Afghans in their battle against the…

Tillerson: ‘No Comment’ On North Korea After 6th Missile Launch

U.S. officials said Tuesday that North Korea launched a KN-15 missile into the Sea of Japan. This latest test comes days before Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump in Florida. The two are expected to discuss North Korea. In response to the latest launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a…

Trump: If Needed, U.S. Will Act Unilaterally On North Korea

President Trump is ready to find a way to deal with the threat of a nuclear North Korea on his own, he told the Financial Times. “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” he said. “That is all I am telling you.” Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the…

Trump Wants U.S. Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Top of the Pack’

President Trump on Thursday told Reuters reporters that he wants to make sure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack” but that he’s concerned the nation has “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity.” He added, “I am the first one that would like to see … nobody have nukes, but we’re…

Michael Flynn Reportedly Discussed Sanctions With Russia

Members of the Trump administration — including Vice President Mike Pence — have said Michael Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser, never discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington before the inauguration. Several current and former U.S. officials have told The Washington Post and The New York Times that this isn’t true, and…

Trump Administration Imposes New Iran Sanctions [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran on Friday morning, days after White House officials warned Tehran of being put “on notice” for its ballistic-missile test firings last weekend. The executive order targeted individuals and companies, and resemble the moves made by the Obama administration after previous tests. The White House has not accused…

Trump To Mika On Nukes: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race’ [VIDEO]

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Friday morning that President-elect Donald Trump told her, “Let it be an arms race. We will out-match them at every pass and out-last them all.” Trump’s comments were referring to nuclear weapons, a discussion which he revived on Thursday after he declared on Twitter that the U.S. “must greatly strengthen…

North Korea Conducted 5th Nuclear Test [VIDEO]

The state-run Korean Central News Agency on Friday confirmed that North Korea successfully conducted its most powerful nuclear test yet, with an explosion that several countries marked as a 5.3-magnitude seismic event. “This has definitely put on a higher level [the North’s] technology of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets,” the outlet reported, touting the…

Obama Calls to End Nukes at Hiroshima [VIDEO]

President Obama arrived in Hiroshima on Friday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world’s first nuclear attack. The historic trip is taking place nearly 71 years after the bomb was dropped by an American B-29 warplane, killing about 140,000 people. Obama signed a guest book at the site, and…

Ukraine Marks Chernobyl 30th Anniversary [VIDEO]

Ukraine marked the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl on Monday, sounding sirens at the same time as the first explosion at the reactor on April 26, 1986. The disaster is considered one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. A botched nuclear test at the plant in then-Soviet Ukraine sparked a meltdown…

North Korea Posts VIDEO Blowing Up Seoul

North Korea released a video Monday that depicts an attack on South Korean government buildings, including the presidential Blue House. The 88-second video is called “if the ultimatum goes unanswered” and ends with the words “everything will turn into ashes.” Over the past several weeks, the country has repeatedly issued threats against Seoul and Washington,…

Nuclear Summit: Obama Meets With Brokers Of Iran Deal [VIDEO]

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak Friday at the end of the second and final day of the nuclear security summit here attended by world leaders. The U.S. leader said Thursday, from the summit’s sidelines, that in the wake of attacks in Brussels and elsewhere, there is “not only great urgency around the nuclear issue,…

N. Korea Fires 5 Missiles Into the Sea

North Korea fired five missiles into the sea Monday, just three days after firing two mid-range ballistic missiles—all this despite United Nations and United States sanctions on the country for rocket and nuclear tests this year. Kim Jong Un said last week that his Hermit Kingdom would be soon testing ballistic missiles that can carry…

Iran Conducts 2nd Ballistic Missile Test [VIDEO]

Defying recent sanctions on its missile program, Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles Tuesday, the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps declared. The move was intended “to show Iran’s deterrent power.” Two months ago, the United States sanctioned businesses linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out…

N. Korea Threatens Nukes on U.S., South Over Military Drills [VIDEO]

North Korea threatened “indis-criminate” nuclear strikes on the United States and South Korea on Monday as the two countries commenced their annual joint military drills. Pyongyang’s threats are not uncommon during the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises. South Korea said the drills would be the largest ever after North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in…

Kim Jong Un Issues Nuclear Warning [VIDEO]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered military leaders to ready nuclear weapons for use “at any time,” a day after Pyongyang fired six short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan, state media reported Thursday. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Kim told officials during a military exercise to be ready to launch pre-emptive…

North Korea: We Have H-Bomb [VIDEO]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country has developed a hydrogen bomb. Kim reportedly said his grandfather “turned [North Korea] into a powerful nuclear weapons state ready to detonate a self-reliant [atomic] bomb and [hydrogen] bomb to reliably defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation,” during a tour of…

Iran Parliament Approved Nuclear Deal [VIDEO]

Iranian parliament passed a bill approving the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, according to state news agency IRNA. The vote was considered a victory for President Hassan Rouhani’s government, which reached the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with world powers in July. The bill passed a preliminary vote on Sunday…

Nuclear Smugglers Targeting ISIS Buyers [VIDEO]

An AP inquest revealed on Tuesday that gangs with suspected Russian connections have explicitly targeted selling radioactive material to extremists in the Middle East, including ISIS. The report uncovered four instances in the last five years when criminal networks, with suspected Russian ties, allegedly tried to sell nuclear material to extremists through Moldova. One investigation…

North Korea Restart Nuclear Program [VIDEO]

North Korea says its main nuclear facility, the Yongbyon complex, has resumed normal operations. The country was improving its nuclear weapons “in quality and quantity”, state-run news agency KCNA reported. Yongbyon’s reactor was shut down in 2007 but Pyongyang vowed to restart it in 2013, following its third nuclear test and amid high regional tensions.…

Trump, Cruz Hold Joint Rally To Protest Iran Nuclear Deal [VIDEO]

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, saying it would be “in the next few weeks.” Cruz aides confirmed Trump’s statement. They say that the Texas…

Hillary Clinton: I Support Iran Nuclear Deal [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton will forcefully back the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal during a speech on Wednesday in Washington, according to campaign aides, but will also take a cautious tone by urging lawmakers to take a “distrust and verify” posture with the nation.

Colin Powell: Iran Deal is ‘Pretty Good’ [VIDEO]

During a segment of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed the Iran Deal on the table. “It’s a pretty good deal,” he said. He addressed the concern that the deal would allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon faster saying that people “forgetting the reality that [Iranian leaders] have…

Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal With Democrats Votes [VIDEO]

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced Wednesday morning she will support the U.S. nuclear accord with Iran. That news gives the White House 34 votes in the Senate—all from Democrats—to prevent the chamber from overriding President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution. Nevertheless, Republicans including Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz plan to rally against the…

Netanyahu: Iran Deal Is Historic Mistake [VIDEO]

Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu condemned the landmark nuclear deal with Iran before it was finalized Tuesday, describing it as “a bad mistake of historic proportions.” Before a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem, Netanyahu warned any deal was a giving Iran a “sure path to nuclear weapons.” Other officials, including Israel’s…