North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb on Wednesday, drawing threats of further sanctions even though the US and weapons experts voiced doubts the device was as advanced as the isolated nation claimed.
Iran has failed to address concerns about suspected atomic bomb research by an agreed deadline, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday, a setback to hopes for an end to an international stand-off over Tehran's atomic activity.
The UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday it had not prepared a report with new information about suspected atomic bomb research in Iran, after Israel urged it to go public with all information it has regarding such suspicions.
Iran aims to start a reactor next year which the West fears could arm an atomic bomb; Israel, which has bombed such construction sites around the Middle East before, may try to stop the plant being completed, say experts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran was just six to seven months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a clear "red line" for Tehran
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cancellation of a security cabinet session on Iran following a media leak last week laid bare a conundrum long troubling Israeli strategists: could they count on any element of surprise in a war on their a
Iran's navy is "fully prepared" to defend the country's interests even in international waters, the official IRNA news agency quoted a senior navy commander as saying on Friday.
"All activities of our enemies are within our reach. Our
The US Treasury is sending its top national security official to the UAE and Israel this weekend to brief government officials on new US actions to increase financial pressure on Iran.
The Treasury said David Cohen, undersecretary for terr
European Union foreign ministers spoke out in favour of tougher sanctions against Iran on Monday, but ruled out any military action for now.
Several EU ministers spoke ahead of a meeting a week after publication of an International A
Twenty seven Iranian servicemen were killed and several others seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday at a military base near Tehran that happened as troops were moving munitions, a Revolutionary Guards spokesman told state TV.