Weapons inspections

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Yekaterina Shtukina, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 7:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has shown its latest hypersonic weapon to U.S. inspectors. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it demonstrated the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle to a team of U.S. inspectors this week as part of transparency measures under the New Start nuclear arms...
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This photo released on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shows centrifuge machines in Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Iran announced on Monday that had started gas injection into a 30-machine cascade of advanced IR-6 centrifuges in Natanz complex. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 11:39 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Iran's nuclear program and the tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The U.N. nuclear watchdog says it "does not agree with" Iran's claims about one of its inspectors testing positive for traces of explosives. The U.N.'s International Atomic...
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Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Gharib Abadi, waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
September 09, 2019 - 10:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country's unraveling nuclear deal with major powers. Iran had already announced the step, its latest violation of the 2015 agreement as it...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives to attend an annual roundup news conference about his department's 2018 accomplishments in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 16, 2019 - 4:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian foreign minister's annual news conference (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Russia's foreign minister has ridiculed allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Moscow's interests. Sergey Lavrov has told a news conference that U.S. media...
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FILE - This Jan. 13, 2018 file smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is recommending changes to the nation's emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile. The report issued calls for mandating that software vendors include message preview and cancelling features in their alert software. It recommends requiring that software vendors provide training to officials using their products. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, file)
November 26, 2018 - 8:17 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has recommended changes to the nation's emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile. The report issued last week calls for mandating that...
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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan, waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
November 22, 2018 - 7:26 pm
VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog on Thursday called on North Korea to allow inspectors back into the country to monitor its nuclear program. Speaking at a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Director General Yukiya Amano noted that Pyongyang had in September...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows guided missile sites in Beirut during his address of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 7:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations against Tehran at the U.N. General Assembly as an "obscene charge," the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday claimed at the General...
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April 21, 2018 - 11:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team of inspectors has visited the Syrian town of Douma to collect samples for an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago. The Organization...
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United Nations vehicles carry the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the U.S., France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. A team of the international chemical weapons watchdog arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus to carry out an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma where opposition activist said more than forty people were killed. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue)
April 18, 2018 - 3:55 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Wednesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims. Gunmen shot at the U.N...
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Syrians sit in front a shop with a shutter painted like the national flag, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 18, 2018 - 2:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The United Nations says further steps are needed to secure the suspected site of a chemical attack in Douma and a security team will need to make another visit before a fact-finding mission can go there. U.N. spokesman...
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