Weapons administration

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth. (DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a letter to the...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and leader of the exercise James G. Foggo, pose together to take a selfie during a visit to the NATO-led military exercise in Trondheim, Norway, Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty. At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, "We regret that...
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U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, shakes hands with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon during a meeting to discuss North Korea nuclear issues at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
October 28, 2018 - 11:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea has expressed confidence about achieving North Korea's nuclear disarmament. There are worries about the slow pace of nuclear diplomacy since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang earlier this month. Stephen Biegun...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground right, toasts with top military officers and law enforcement officials in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Putin said that Russia has adhered to its obligations in the arms control sphere, but noted that Russian arsenals will be modernized to ensure protection from any potential threats. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia plans to commission new military weapons that would be unrivaled throughout the world. Putin's statement follows U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he intends to opt out of a 1987 nuclear arms control pact due to alleged...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. National security adviser John Bolton during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local): 8:30 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says that Washington is convinced that Russia has violated a pivotal nuclear arms pact, citing it as the main reason for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The government of Moon formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 5:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. The step is largely seen as an effort by Moon to show he's determined to carry out the deals despite growing...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands prior to their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has met with top Russian officials after Trump declared he intended to pull out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 5:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser struck a conciliatory note Tuesday in talks in Moscow, just days after Trump vowed to pull out of a key arms control treaty with Russia. John Bolton landed in Moscow on Monday less than 48 hours after Trump said that Russia...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1987 file photo U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchange pens during the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signing ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, D.C. Gorbachev's translator Pavel Palazhchenko stands in the middle. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty brought sharp criticism on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, from Russian officials and from former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the treaty in 1987 with President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
October 22, 2018 - 9:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Russia is calling U.S. accusations that it isn't complying with a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty "groundless" and says its claims of U.S. violations of...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Russian Security Council chairman Nikolai Patrushev talk prior their official talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Bolton met with Patrushev to discuss a broad range of issues including arms control agreements, Syria, Iran, North Korea and the fight against terrorism.(Press Service of the Russian Security Council via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met in Moscow with top Russian officials Monday, less than 48 hours after Trump declared he intended to pull the United States out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. National Security Adviser John Bolton and his Russian...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1987 file photo U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchange pens during the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signing ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, D.C. Gorbachev's translator Pavel Palazhchenko stands in the middle. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty brought sharp criticism on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, from Russian officials and from former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the treaty in 1987 with President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
October 22, 2018 - 2:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-...
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