Weapons of mass destruction

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, CTBTO, Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo speaks during a news conference during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. During an interview, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, Zerbo has said that in his "wild dreams" very young children around the world will be taught that nuclear testing isn't good _ and that the world should be free of nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)
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September 28, 2019 - 4:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s nuclear test ban treaty organization says that in his "wild dreams," very young children around the world will be taught that nuclear testing isn't good — and that the world should be free of nuclear weapons. In an interview on the sidelines of the...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, says it wants Trump to make a "wise option and bold decision" to produce a breakthrough in stalled nuclear diplomacy. The statement by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan came days after Trump said another meeting with Kim Jong Un "could happen soon" without elaborating. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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September 27, 2019 - 12:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea accused the United States on Friday of doing nothing to implement issues agreed on at summits between U.S. President Donald Trump and the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, but said it is placing hope in the U.S. president's "wise option and bold decision." A statement...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, says it wants Trump to make a "wise option and bold decision" to produce a breakthrough in stalled nuclear diplomacy. The statement by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan came days after Trump said another meeting with Kim Jong Un "could happen soon" without elaborating. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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September 26, 2019 - 10:29 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it wants President Donald Trump to make a "wise option and bold decision" to produce a breakthrough in stalled nuclear diplomacy, in an escalation of pressure on the U.S. ahead of an expected resumption of talks. The statement by Foreign Ministry...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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September 24, 2019 - 10:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 10:40 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the ability of terrorism and climate change to reach across borders proves the need for leaders to respond with global solutions. Ardern's remarks Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly gathering appeared...
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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry delivers his speech at opening of the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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September 16, 2019 - 9:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Iran traded barbs over Tehran's nuclear activities as the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference got underway in Vienna. Reading a note from U.S. President Donald Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that Washington "will continue to...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea said Monday diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a “few weeks,” but it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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September 16, 2019 - 7:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. A statement Monday attributed to a North Korean foreign ministry...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2018, file photo, Pope Francis holds a photo of U.S. photographer Joseph Roger O'Donnell of child victims of Nagasaki bombing, aboard his flight to Santiago, Chile. The Vatican said Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan on Nov. 19-26. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
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September 13, 2019 - 7:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand,...
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In this photo released by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, spokesman of the organization Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks in a news briefing in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Kamalvandi said. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)
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September 07, 2019 - 3:09 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium "much more beyond" current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles as he speaks during a forum titled "Common Security in the Islamic World" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Zarif said Iran’s supreme leader will not meet with U.S. President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its “economic terrorism” that has hurt ordinary Iranian civilians. Zarif said the removal of U.S. sanctions could also help salvage the Iranian nuclear deal, which may break apart after the U.S. left last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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August 29, 2019 - 2:28 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran's supreme leader will not meet President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its "economic terrorism" that has hurt ordinary Iranians. Zarif said the removal of U.S. sanctions — which he described as a form of...
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This Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, photo provided Sunday, Aug. 25, by the North Korean government, shows the test firing of an unspecified missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a day after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
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August 27, 2019 - 8:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three important U.S. allies on Tuesday condemned the "repeated provocative launches" of ballistic missiles by North Korea, saying they violate U.N. Security Council resolutions banning any such activity. The United Kingdom, France and Germany issued a joint statement after a...
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