Symbolic Doomsday Clock remains dangerously close to midnight | Climate Crisis News

The Doomsday Clock stays at 100 seconds until midnight, as scientists warn of the threats of nuclear war and climate change. The metaphorical doomsday clock, which symbolizes how close humans are to extinction, remained alarmingly close to midnight – at 100 seconds – for the third year, as scientists warned of the threats of nuclear … Read more

N Korea may resume nuclear, long-range missile tests: State media | Military News

Pyongyang blames US “hostility” while experts warn against a return to “a vicious circle of provocation and sanctions”. A meeting of North Korea’s powerful ruling party Politburo, chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, said it would consider resuming “all temporarily suspended tests” of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) amid an ongoing effort to bolster … Read more

Latest test involved tactical guided missiles: North Korea | Weapons News

Leader Kim Jong Un has said that “military force” is necessary for self-defense, but repeated weapons tests are causing international concern. North Korea confirmed it conducted its fourth weapons test this month on Monday, firing two tactical guided missiles – the latest in a series of weapons tests despite a UN ban. The Korean Central … Read more

Iran says 25-year China agreement enters implementation stage | Nuclear Energy News

The agreement was signed last year and includes economic, military and security cooperation. Tehran, Iran – The 25-year comprehensive cooperation agreement signed between Iran and China last year has entered the implementation phase, according to the Iranian foreign minister. Hossein Amir Rabadalahian, on his first visit to China as foreign minister, announced the news late … Read more

N Korea tests ballistic missiles from train amid fresh sanctions | Nuclear Weapons News

North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it test-fired ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the exercise was aimed at “verifying and judging the efficiency in working procedures” of the missile, adding that the … Read more

The P5 pledge to avoid nuclear war should be celebrated | Nuclear Weapons

On January 3, the leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states (the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France, collectively known as P5) issued a joint statement on “Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races.” The statement, which came after the third COVID-19-related postponement of the much-anticipated 10th Review Conference (RevCon) of the Nuclear … Read more

Antony Blinken says ‘a few weeks left’ to save Iran nuclear deal | Nuclear Weapons News

US officials reported modest gains during the talks in Vienna, but cautioned that nuclear advances would soon become irreversible. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said there are only “a few weeks” left to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal before it becomes too difficult to reverse Tehran’s progress. Blinken spoke Thursday as negotiations continued … Read more

North Korea launches third suspected missile in just over a week | Weapons News

The launch comes as Pyongyang has accused the United States of deliberately escalating the situation by calling for tougher sanctions. North Korea appears to have tested a missile on Friday — the third test in just over a week, hours after criticizing US pressure to tighten sanctions as a result of its continued testing of … Read more

Pakistan welcomes P5 statement on preventing nuclear war | Nuclear Weapons News

A week after rival India issued a similar statement, Pakistan says the move by the five world powers is a “positive development”. The Pakistani government has welcomed the joint statement by the Group of Five on preventing nuclear war as a “positive development”, a Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman said, a week after its regional rival … Read more

US pushing for tougher sanctions on N Korea after missile tests | United Nations News

Pyongyang has continued to test ballistic missiles in defiance of a United Nations ban, and says it is developing hypersonic weapons. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, said on Wednesday that the United States is pressing the UN Security Council to impose more sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang conducted a … Read more