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Iran nuclear deal: European powers say Islamic Republic ‘not meeting’ terms, threaten more sanctions

A trio of western powers is paving the way Tuesday for sanctions to be re-imposed on economically-strained Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its international nuclear deal.

Trump administration makes new effort to ‘reach out to the North Koreans,’ report says

The Trump administration has “reached out to the North Koreans” to ask them to resume diplomacy since the two sides broke off talks last October, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien told Axios Sunday.

Chris Wallace on new Iran sanctions: ‘I don’t know why we would think that they’re going to change’ behavior

Newly implemented sanctions meant to curtail any ability Iran has to further take action against the United States may not be enough to break their will to do so, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said Friday.

Ted Cruz: Media and Dems have ‘lost their minds,’ act as apologists for Iran

On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ripped the Associated Press’s (AP) fact check alleging that President Trump spread a “false tale” of the Obama administration paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Ian Bremmer to CNN: Iran’s response a ‘win’ for Trump, opens path to replacing Obama’s nuke deal

Political scientist Ian Bremmer told CNN on Wednesday that Iran’s recent retaliation was “wildly de-escalatory” and that President Trump effectively brought the rogue nation into a place where he could a negotiate a nuclear deal of his own.

US sent 4 spy planes to Korean Peninsula after Kim’s ‘Christmas gift’ threat: report

In what military watchers regard as an unusual move, the U.S. military sent four surveillance planes, simultaneously, over and around the Korean Peninsula this week in reaction to North Korea’s cryptic reference to a possible “Christmas gift” for the U.S.

Iran starts new development on heavy water nuclear reactor, official says

Iran has begun operating a secondary circuit at one of its heavy water nuclear reactors as part of its efforts to redesign under the 2015 nuclear deal, the country’s atomic energy chief said on Monday.

Gen. Jack Keane: North Korea ‘Christmas surprise’ may require US response

General Jack Keane responded Monday to threats of a possible “Christmas gift” missile launch from North Korea, as well as recent comments from former national security adviser John Bolton that criticized President Trump for not exerting “maximum pressure” on North Korea during high-stakes nuclear talks.

US on high alert for possible ‘Christmas gift’ missile from North Korea

U.S. officials are on high alert for signs of a possible missile launch from North Korea in the coming days that officials have referred to as a “Christmas gift.”

Iran nuclear experts testing new advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment, Rouhani says

Iran President Hassan Rouhani said his country has begun the testing of new, advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment, marking yet another violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

North Korea conducted ‘very important test’ at satellite launch facility: state media

North Korea carried out a “very important test” Saturday, state media reported Sunday, at a satellite launching facility that the U.S. previously said North Korea had partially dismantled and agreed to close as part of denuclearization efforts.

US, South Korea postpone joint military exercise criticized by North Korea

The United States and South Korea on Sunday said they were postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative.

Iranian citizen who violated US sanctions by exporting carbon fiber gets prison time

An Iranian businessman charged with exporting tons of carbon fiber, a controlled substance with military and nuclear uses, from the U.S. to Iran was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Thursday, the Justice Department announced. 

North Korea growing impatient with US, warns of ‘exchange of fire at any moment’ amid stalled talks

North Korea is running out of patience over stalled nuclear talks and what it says are hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands from the U.S., a senior Hermit Kingdom official said Sunday local time.

Iran claims it will use more advanced centrifuges, ramping up nuclear tensions

Iran’s nuclear chief said Monday the country will start using 30 advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium, again violating terms of the 2015 nuclear deal and ramping up pressure on Europe to save the accord.

State Department, North Korea disagree over whether latest nuclear talks broke down

North Korea abruptly ended nuclear negotiations with the U.S. Saturday in Sweden, saying U.S. negotiators would not “give up their old viewpoint and attitude.” 

North Korea confirms underwater-launched missile, calls it ‘new phase’ for limiting outside threats

North Korea confirmed Thursday that its recent ballistic missile launch was successfully fired from underwater, calling the test a “new phase” for containing outside threats.

US stoking tension after missile test that would have been banned under treaty, Russia says

A top Russian official on Tuesday said the U.S. is stoking tension after firing a ground-based version of a Tomahawk cruise missile that was previously barred under a Cold War-era agreement between the two sides that both accused the other of violating.

Russia nuclear monitoring cites lost contact after mystery blast: report

A nuclear official said in an email Sunday that two Russian nuclear monitoring stations—specifically designed to detect radiation— “went silent” in the days following an explosion by what many believe was a nuclear-powered missile earlier this month during tests at a remote base.

Russia nuclear monitoring sites lost contact after mystery blast: report

A nuclear official said in an email Sunday that two Russian nuclear monitoring stations—specifically designed to detect radiation— “went silent” in the days following an explosion by what many believe was a nuclear-powered missile earlier this month during tests at a remote base.