EghtesadOnline: Iranian President has categorically rejected the Western states claim that Tehran intends to build nuclear weapons, saying that the high-level enrichment was a response to Westerners reneging on their promises.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s UN ambassador accused the United States of violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by modernizing its nuclear weapons instead of moving toward disarmament.
EghtesadOnline: Sanctions on Iran’s banks, oil exports, ships and ports, lifted in 2015 as part of a nuclear weapons agreement that Trump abandoned in May, will be reimposed on Monday. But it is not clear whether those banks would be allowed to participate in the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or Swift. That is the system that allows the world’s banks to communicate with one another, making global transactions possible.
EghtesadOnline: North Korea can look forward to “a future brimming with peace and prosperity” if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Friday ahead of a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
EghtesadOnline: The U.S. has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to talk to President Donald Trump about getting rid of his nuclear weapons, as South Korea claimed when it passed along the North Korean leader’s offer for a historic meeting, according to an administration official.
EghtesadOnline: Escalating global threats from Russia to North Korea mean the U.S. military’s regional commanders must update war plans to incorporate the use -- in the most dire circumstances -- of nuclear weapons, according to the Pentagon’s latest Nuclear Posture Review.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that working towards the total purging of nuclear weapons is a “legal, political and moral responsibility” of every state.
EghtesadOnline: A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
EghtesadOnline: The yen’s underperformance relative to gold may indicate the currency is losing its haven appeal, with North Korea firing a missile over Japan and testing nuclear weapons just across the sea.
EghtesadOnline: China expressed confidence that new United Nations sanctions would help bring North Korea to the negotiating table to end its push for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.