Weapons proliferation

British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, March 27, 2017. Rycroft and other supporting countries were not participating in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons, claiming that it was not the right time to do so in consideration of other countries that are trying to develop the weapons. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 27, 2017 - 7:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons...
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British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, March 27, 2017. Rycroft and other supporting countries were not participating in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons, claiming that it was not the right time to do so in consideration of other countries that are trying to develop the weapons. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 27, 2017 - 6:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, looks on South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during a press conference in Seoul Friday, March 17, 2017. Tillerson visited the world's most heavily armed border, greeting U.S. soldiers on guard near the tense buffer zone between rivals North and South Korea.(Jung Yeon-Je/Pool Photo via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 7:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States signaled a tougher strategy toward North Korea on Friday that leaves open the possibility of pre-emptive military action and rejects talks with the communist nation until it gives up its weapons of mass destruction. "Let me be very clear: the policy of...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, visits with U.S. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea, right, at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
March 17, 2017 - 9:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level "that we believe requires action." Tillerson outlined a tougher strategy to confront North...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, shake hands during their meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Tillerson said Thursday cooperation with allies Japan and South Korea is "critical" to addressing the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
March 16, 2017 - 7:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation "need not fear" the United States. Tillerson made that declaration after meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo,...
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South Korea's Ambassador Cho Tae-yul, left, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, center, and Japan's Ambassador Koro Bessho hold a joint news conference after consultations of the United Nations Security Council, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Wednesday rejected China's proposal for a halt to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises if North Korea suspends its nuclear and missile activities. It called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un irrational and demanded "positive action" before the U.S. can...
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