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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea sends 'open letter' to South urging improved relations

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... routinely condemns as a rehearsal for invasion. Last year they coincided with a surge in tensions, which saw the North threatening pre-emptive nuclear strikes. In its letter, the NDC stressed ... that the real obstacle was South Korea. "Before finding fault with the precious nuclear force for self-defence to which [North Korea] has access, they should make a bold decision to stop ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea reopens hotline and seeks talks with South

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 10:25am by AFP

    ... between US President Barack Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, at which North Korea's nuclear programme is expected to be on the agenda. North Korea's nuclear test in February resulted in tightened UN sanctions and triggered the cycle of escalating tensions that saw Pyongyang threaten pre-emptive nuclear strikes against the Unites States and South Korea. China, ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    World powers and Iran start second day of nuclear talks

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 02:46pm by Reuters in Almaty

    ... Reuters in Almaty World powers and Iran started the second day of nuclear talks on Saturday with little hope of striking a quick deal in the long-standing dispute that threatens to erupt ... the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany- suspect Iran’s nuclear programme has the covert aim of giving Tehran the capability to make an atom bomb. The Islamic Republic denies ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Japanese envoy's secret Pyongyang trip more worrying than missile launches

    Posted May 18th 2013, 05:06pm by AGENCIES AND STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Jong-un regime threatening nuclear strikes against the US and moving the medium-range Musudan missiles to North Korea's east coast. The warnings led the United States, South Korea and Japan ... The launch of three missiles yesterday by Pyongyang comes at a time when a small crack seems to have appeared in the international show of unity against North Korea's development of nuclear ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Premier Li Keqiang warns North Korea: Halt 'provocations'

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Raymond Li

    ... threatened nuclear strikes on US territory. Beijing, however, did not detail concrete measures. And, in a sign that it will refrain from any harsh action that could undermine Kim's regime, ... Teddy Ng and Raymond Li Premier calls for calm as US Secretary of State John Kerry meets President Xi to reaffirm joint effort to rid Korean Peninsula of nuclear arms Li's warning ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea vows 'strong' retaliation to North's aggression

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:38pm by Agence France Presse in Seoul

    ... nuclear strike” on South Korean and US targets. On Saturday, it announced that it had formally entered into a “state of war” with South Korea. Seoul and Washington have warned of severe ... office in February, shortly after the North conducted its third nuclear test. I believe that we should make a strong and immediate retaliation without any other political considerations if (the ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea offers talks on reopening Kaesong industrial complex

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... imposed after its nuclear test in February, threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes. The situation has calmed down in recent weeks, with both sides circling warily around the idea of opening some ... made it clear- with US backing- that substantive talks would require the North to show commitment to abandoning its nuclear weapons programme. Pyongyang has insisted that its nuclear deterrent ...

  8. News - Asia - Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    US warns North Korea ahead of expected missile launch

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 11:42am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... The crisis on the Korean peninsula has intensified almost daily since the North carried out its third nuclear test in February and was promptly slapped with toughened UN sanctions. Incensed by ongoing South Korean-US military exercises, Pyongyang has accused Washington and Seoul of preparing an invasion and threatened dire retaliation ranging from artillery barrages to nuclear strikes ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s Ahmadinejad heads to New York for UN meet

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... to the world gathering, state television reported. His speech this year was keenly awaited in the face of Iran’s sharp differences with the UN Security Council over its controversial nuclear programme, and Israeli threats to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. Past addresses by Ahmadinejad to the General Asembly- which have included Holocaust denials and conspiracy theories ...

  10. Nuclear frisson

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... warheads to 1,550. Washington also unveiled a new policy in its quadrennial Nuclear Posture Review, in which it pledged not to conduct nuclear strikes against non-nuclear states even ... Frank Ching The world should feel a little safer this month, after the nuclear security summit called by US President Barack Obama in Washington, which was attended by representatives from ...




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