South Korean President Park Guen-hye reported that she received an assurance from President-elect Donald Trump that the United States will be “steadfast and strong” in its security alliance with South Korea.
Pyongyang’s defiance tops the issues International Atomic Energy Agency’s annual meeting.
The UN Security Council quickly condemned a missile test, but moves slowly on new sanctions in response to September nuclear test.
North Korea’s nuclear weapon test explosion September 9 underscores the need to reaffirm the existing global norm against nuclear testing and early entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
North Korea issued a statement redefining denuclearization, but new U.S. sanctions likely closed off any opportunity to test Pyongyang’s intentions, according to experts.
Asian states Pakistan, India, China, and North Korea comprise four of the world's nine nuclear-armed states. The interconnections of these countries must be considered to fully understand how nuclear nonproliferation can be influenced.
A new study suggests that President Obama, failed to make progress in key nuclear disarmament areas during his second term.
The UN and IAEA criticized North Korea for continuing to test ballistic missiles and for conducting nuclear activities.
The window of opportunity to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear-armed ballistic missile systems is closing and Washington should explore every serious diplomatic overture from Pyongyang.
In April, Pyongyang tested two new types of ballistic missiles, earning UN condemnation.