AJ Impact

UN nuclear monitor pressures Iran for access to sites

The body has called on Tehran to give access to two sites where past nuclear activity allegedly took place.

UN nuclear monitor pressures Iran for access to sites

Opinion

The unintended consequences of Trump's nuclear gambit

By pressuring China to attend trilateral nuclear talks, the US opened up a much-needed debate on global arms control.

Olamide Samuel

by Olamide Samuel

Olamide Samuel

United Nations

IAEA chief asks Iran for 'prompt access' to blocked nuclear sites

UN's nuclear agency suspects Iran is 'sanitising' two sites where it has stored or used undeclared nuclear material.

IAEA chief asks Iran for 'prompt access' to blocked nuclear sites

Nuclear weapons

'Kept prisoner': Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme architect

Abdul Qadeer Khan tells top court he is being 'kept prisoner' by Pakistani agencies and not allowed to plead his case.

'Kept prisoner': Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme architect

Middle East

US envoy threatens to trigger return of all UN sanctions on Iran

Threat part of US strategy to ensure that Iran arms embargo due to expire in October remains in force.

US envoy threatens to trigger return of all UN sanctions on Iran

Asia Pacific

Pyongyang facility 'linked to North Korea's missile programme'

Satellite images suggest facility near Pyongyang airport likely designed to support missile operations, think-tank says.

Pyongyang facility 'linked to North Korea's missile programme'

China

China dismisses US claim it conducted low-level nuclear test

Beijing says it is committed to a moratorium on nuclear tests after US claimed China may have conducted a secret blast.

China dismisses US claim it conducted low-level nuclear test

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles: S Korean military

The incident is the first since North Korea declared its moratorium on long-range missile tests was over.

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles: S Korean military

Asia Pacific

Diplomacy stalled a year after Trump-Kim Summit collapse

Little indication talks will revive as leaders turn attention to economy, the coronavirus outbreak and US elections.

Diplomacy stalled a year after Trump-Kim Summit collapse

France

Macron: Europeans cannot remain spectators in new arms race

Macron seeks a leading role in post-Brexit EU nuclear strategy, using France's military clout to make his point.

Macron: Europeans cannot remain spectators in new arms race

AJ Impact

UAE nuclear reactor one step closer to operation: WAM

Analysts have raised concerns over the safety of the nuclear facility and its potential to spawn a nuclear arms race.

UAE nuclear reactor one step closer to operation: WAM

AJ Impact

Can Europe take back control of the Iran nuclear deal?

Europe says it wants to save the Iran nuclear deal but has set a mechanism in motion that could destroy it - or worse.

Can Europe take back control of the Iran nuclear deal?

Iran

US envoy warns Iran not to walk away from key global arms treaty

A 'negative message' sent if Tehran abandons the decades-old Non-Proliferation Treaty that curbs nuclear weapons.

US envoy warns Iran not to walk away from key global arms treaty

Soleimani assassination

Iranian MP puts $3m bounty on President Donald Trump's head

Lawmaker offers cash to 'anyone who kills' the US president after drone-strike assassination of top Iranian general.

Iranian MP puts $3m bounty on President Donald Trump's head

US-Iran escalation

Iran threatens to quit nuclear non-proliferation pact

Tehran says it will abandon key global treaty if European powers bring nuclear-deal breaches to the UN Security Council.

Iran to quit NPT if its nuclear programme referred to UN: Zarif