Weapons administration

In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry via Yonhap News Agency, an image from a thermal observation device showing the explosion of an inter-Korean liaison office building in North Korea's Kaesong is seen from Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just inside its border in an act Tuesday that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the United States.(South Korea Defense Ministry/Yonhap via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 5:45 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on Tuesday, in a carefully choreographed, largely symbolic display of anger that puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Mariano Grossi told reporters Monday June 15, 2020, Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
June 15, 2020 - 11:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Monday that Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mariano Grossi told reporters after...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaves a meeting in a secure area at the Capitol in Washington. Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 10, 2020 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump says top department officials tried to bully him and dissuade his office from conducting a review of a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Former Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress last...
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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell addresses an online press conference following an EU-China Strategic Dialogue video meeting with senior Chinese representatives at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Tensions between China and the bloc have risen in recent months, notably over allegations that Beijing might be trying to influence EU officials. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 9:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat said Tuesday that since the United States has already withdrawn from an international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, it can't now use its former membership of the pact to try to impose a permanent arms embargo on the Islamic Republic...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The U.S. and Russia have agreed to start arms control talks this month as the only remaining treaty between the two largest nuclear powers is poised to expire in less than a year, Marshall Billingslea, the president’s special envoy for arms control, said Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 08, 2020 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Russia have agreed to start arms control talks this month as the only remaining treaty between the two largest nuclear powers is poised to expire in less than a year, Marshall Billingslea, President Donald Trump's special envoy for arms control, said Monday. Russia...
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June 08, 2020 - 3:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister is accusing the Trump administration of unleashing a politically motivated campaign against Iran and is calling for “universal condemnation” of the U.S. attempt to get the U.N. Security Council to impose a permanent arms embargo against the Islamic...
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Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina, addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 05, 2020 - 1:42 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported the finding in a confidential document distributed to member...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks on the phone during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Putin instructed his government to take quick steps to repair economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation's critical government and military infrastructure. By including a non-nuclear attack as a possible trigger...
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In this undated photo provided on Sunday, May 24, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
May 28, 2020 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies. The indictment, unsealed Thursday in...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool Photo via AP)
May 27, 2020 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it is ending nearly all of the last vestiges of U.S. sanctions relief provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would revoke all but one of sanctions waivers covering civil nuclear cooperation...
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