North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said on Monday, before his end-of-year deadline for the US to make major concessions to salvage a fragile nuclear diplomacy.
China's permanent representative to the United Nations says the implementation of a nuclear deal signed between Iran and major world powers in 2015 is the "only correct and effective" way to handle the current circumstances.
Iran stressed the need for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to act impartially under its new chief, Rafael Grossi, saying the UN nuclear watchdog should avoid forceful and unilateral measures.
Russia has formally proposed to the United States that the two nuclear superpowers extend their New START arms control treaty by five years, though Moscow would also settle for a shorter extension, a senior Russian official said.
Iran has once again reiterated that its measures to scale back its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with major powers were in response to the US reimposition of sanctions that prevented Tehran from reaping the benefits of the agreement.
Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says he has communicated Tehran’s concerns about security of the country’s nuclear facilities to the agency, especially with regard to an IAEA inspector who was prevented from entering an Iranian nuclear site for carrying "suspicious" materials.