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Analysts See US Military Response to N. Korea Nuclear Test as Unlikely
By VOA News April 20, 2017 @ 9:41amClick here to read more
The U.S. Department of Defense will begin examining its nuclear weapon capabilities with its Nuclear Posture Review, the department announced this week.
President Donald Trump ordered the review on Jan. 27 shortly after assuming office with the stated goal of ensuring U.S. nuclear capabilities were still an effective deterrent to hostile forces. It was included in a memo regarding executive action on military readiness.
N.Korea warns of "super-mighty preemptive strike" as U.S. plans next move
By VOA News April 20, 2017 @ 9:38amClick here to read more
North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.
U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from sole major ally China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions.
Redesign of Iranian Nuclear Plant Set to Begin
By VOA News April 20, 2017 @ 9:27amClick here to read more
Companies from China and Iran this weekend will sign the first commercial contracts to redesign an Iranian nuclear plant as part of an international deal reached in 2015 over Iran’s nuclear program, China’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The fate of the Arak reactor in central Iran was one of the toughest sticking points in the long nuclear negotiations that led to the agreement, signed by Iran with the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany.
Russia Blocks Security Council Statement on North Korea
By VOA News April 20, 2017 @ 8:17amClick here to read more
Russia Wednesday blocked a draft U.S. statement in the U.N. Security Council condemning the latest North Korean missile test.
The statement said North Korea's illegal ballistic missile activities are leading to a nuclear weapons delivery system and "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond."
Venezuela's Opposition Seeks to Keep Pressure on Maduro
By VOA News April 20, 2017 @ 8:03amClick here to read more
Opponents of the Venezuelan government vowed to continue street protests Thursday aimed at forcing out President Nicolas Maduro, a day after deadly clashes killed at least two people and hundreds of others were arrested in the largest anti-government demonstrations in years.
Thousands of Venezuelans poured into the main streets of Caracas Wednesday, with rival camps demonstrating support for and against Maduro and his socialist policies.