A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative.
Iran resumed talks on its nuclear programme with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency said, in discussions expected to broach sensitive military-related issues.
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A team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Tehran on Saturday, another step towards implementing a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers which was finalized last week, according to the se
North Korea insisted on Tuesday that it be recognised as a nuclear weapons state, a demand the United States promptly dismissed as "neither realistic nor acceptable".
After weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula, inclu
North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a US condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss disarmament.
North Korea, in a sign of a possible end to weeks of heig
Bahrain is set to become the first country in the Middle East to host an exhibition that promotes peace and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, a report said.
The exhibition, titled From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of
Iran is on a collision course with the region and must be stopped from developing nuclear weapons, Bahrain's Foreign Minister told delegates at a major security forum in Manama yesterday.
Speaking during the Manama Dialogue at
The mid-December conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East will not take place, the US State Department said, without making clear when, or whether, it would take place.
Earlier this month, diplomats told Reuters th
Iran is believed to be carrying out preparations to expand nuclear activity deep inside a mountain, diplomats say, in a further sign of defiance in the face of intensifying Western pressure to curb its sensitive uranium enrichment drive.
The US believes Iran intends to get to the brink of a nuclear arms capability so it could make them if it wished, a senior US official said.
However, Robert Einhorn, the US State Department's senior adviser for nonproliferation and arm