Iran to Begin Construction on Two New Nuke Plants

Iran President Hassan Rouhani

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.

Obama Pardons 21 Iranians Convicted of Violating Sanctions

Barack Obama

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.

North Korea’s Kim Calls for Expansion of Nuclear Arsenal

Kim Jong Un

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.