Weapons programs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens a question from a reporter during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 14, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang's weapons program. Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South...
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North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, second from left, arrives for a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel in Singapore, Monday, June 11, 2018, ahead of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
June 11, 2018 - 12:00 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Singapore's government house for a meeting with the island city-state's leader. Trump and Prime Minister Lee...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Kim Yong Chol, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, as after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 03, 2018 - 2:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program into security and economic benefits for his country. But lately he's gained notoriety for his envelopes alone. President Donald...
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El secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo al ser interpelado por la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores de la Cámara de Representantes en el Congreso en Washington el 23 de mayo del 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 23, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 14, 2018 file photo, a Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria. France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
May 18, 2018 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. The Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry announced Friday a freeze on assets of three individuals and nine companies involved in research or purchasing for the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Washington. From left, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, Trump, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 09, 2018 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against resuming its nuclear weapons program, a day after announcing that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal. "I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program," Trump told reporters at the start of...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Monday, April 30 2018. Netanyahu says his government has obtained "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents proving the Tehran government once had a nuclear weapons program. Calling it a "great intelligence achievement," Netanyahu said Monday that the documents show that Iran lied about its nuclear ambitions before signing a 2015 deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 01, 2018 - 8:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation with Iran after Israel's prime minister revealed purported evidence of Tehran's nuclear cover-up (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Britain's foreign minister says the alleged new evidence presented by Israel about Iranian nuclear intentions shows why the...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Monday, April 30 2018. Netanyahu says his government has obtained "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents proving the Tehran government once had a nuclear weapons program. Calling it a "great intelligence achievement," Netanyahu said Monday that the documents show that Iran lied about its nuclear ambitions before signing a 2015 deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 30, 2018 - 10:25 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on Israel's claim that it has documents proving Iran had a nuclear weapons program in the past (all times local): 5:25 a.m. Has or had? The White House is quietly walking back a charge that Iran maintains an active nuclear weapons program, saying it really meant that...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Monday, April 30 2018. Netanyahu says his government has obtained "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents proving the Tehran government once had a nuclear weapons program. Calling it a "great intelligence achievement," Netanyahu said Monday that the documents show that Iran lied about its nuclear ambitions before signing a 2015 deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 30, 2018 - 7:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a "half ton" of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming it proved that Iranian leaders covered up a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal with world powers in 2015. In a speech...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis smiles as he arrives to testify on the Department of Defense budget posture, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Thursday, April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 26, 2018 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday emphasized the value of certain aspects of the Iran nuclear agreement, even as President Donald Trump considering pulling out of the 2015 deal, which he has attacked repeatedly and this week called "insane." Without explicitly giving his...
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