The head of Iran’s atomic energy organization announced on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic, with assistance from Russia and China, will move forward on the construction of two new nuclear power plants, according to comments published in Iranian state-controlled media.
The Obama administration confirmed late Sunday that it had delayed the imposition of new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran in order to ensure that the Islamic Republic released five imprisoned Americans under a secret agreement reached on the sidelines of the nuclear negotiations, according to senior administration officials.
The Republican-led House passed legislation Wednesday that would increase Congress’ oversight of the nuclear deal with Iran.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for an expansion of the size and power of his country’s nuclear arsenal, state media said on Wednesday, a week after a nuclear test that drew condemnation from its neighbors and the United States.
Two days after conducting a provocative underground nuclear test, North Korea on Friday released video showing what the government said was a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test launch last month.
One day after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb, lawmakers and regional experts are warning that Pyongyang and Tehran are continuing an illicit clandestine partnership enabling the rogue nations to master nuclear technology.
A leading Iranian political scholar has stated that the “knowledge and capability to build the atomic bomb is necessary” for its global standing, according to recent comments carried by the country’s state-controlled Persian language press.