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17 October 2017 4:01 AM North Korea: Nuclear war may break out at 'any moment'

Pyongyang's deputy UN ambassador says his country is aware of a 'secret operation' to remove the North's leadership. North Korea's deputy UN ambassador has warned the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment". Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly's disarmament committee on Monday 54

17 October 2017 12:24 AM Don't join any US action and you're safe

The caution was contained in a copy of North Korean Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong’s prepared remarks for a discussion on nuclear weapons. UNITED NATIONS – North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don’t join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation. The caution 45

15 October 2017 12:46 AM Iran’s oil exports to S Korea hit record high

As the world’s fifth biggest crude importer, South Korea shipped in 1.83 million tons of crude oil from Iran in September which equals to 446.148 barrels per day (bpd). The country’s crude imports have increased by 22.8 percent from nearly 1.5 million tons in the previous year. South Korea mainly buys an ultra-light oil from Iran, also known as condensate 49

14 October 2017 11:36 AM Trump kicks fate of Iran nuclear deal to Congress

Washington - President Donald Trump has kicked the fate of the landmark Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress, ignoring the advice of worried allies as he vowed to confront the "fanatical regime" in Tehran. Trump defended his decision to "decertify" Iran's compliance with the 2015 agreement in a speech Friday that evoked US grievances dating back to the 1979 Islamic 63

14 October 2017 8:01 AM Iranians respond with anger, mockery to Trump speech

The other signatories to the nuclear deal -- Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia -- have called for its preservation, saying that Iran is clearly sticking to its commitments. Trump's efforts to reach out to ordinary Iranians, who he referred to as the "longest-suffering victims" of the Islamic regime, also appeared to have fallen on deaf ears, with many recalling 41

14 October 2017 1:29 AM The 2015 Iran nuclear deal

TEHRAN - US President Donald Trump on Friday declared a more aggressive strategy on a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers but stopped short of withdrawing from the 2015 deal. Struck in Vienna by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany, the deal established 61

13 October 2017 7:24 PM Analysis: Trump applies chaos strategy to health care, Iran

WASHINGTON — Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor’s signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc. Trump’s back-to-back body blows against President Barack Obama’s health care law and nuclear agreement with Iran demonstrated the president’s embrace of turmoil as strategy. In both cases 63

13 October 2017 7:24 PM Allies Concerned About Trump Iran Plan

Key U.S. European allies said in a joint statement Friday they were concerned after President Donald Trump vowed to end the Iran nuclear deal if Congress doesn't strengthen it. "We encourage the administration and Congress to consider the implications to the security of the U.S. and its allies before taking any steps that might undermine the JCPOA, such as re-imposing 58

13 October 2017 4:01 PM President Trump to decertify Iran nuclear deal in major shift in U.S. policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of international support for it on Friday, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal in a major reversal of U.S. policy. Trump will make the announcement in a speech at 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT) that will detail 27

13 October 2017 12:27 PM Iran nuclear talks: sleepless nights and bloody noses

Tears, laughter, slammed doors and even physical injuries: Beyond the gruelling diplomacy, the Iranian nuclear talks were a human drama featuring enough action for a Hollywood movie. As US President Donald Trump lashes out at "the worst deal ever", those involved in crafting the landmark 2015 agreement may well be thinking of the blood -- literally -- and sweat 48