nuclear weapons

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un capped off his 10th year in power with a speech that made more mention of tractor factories and school uniforms than nuclear weapons or the United States, according to summaries by state media on Saturday.

  • "Joe Biden wants to avoid a war with Iran which could destabilize the Middle East and make it harder for him to achieve his domestic policy objectives," A political science professor at George Washington University Hugh Gusterson tells.

  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday emphasized that building, keeping and utilizing nuclear weapons are banned according to the Islamic law, adding the country has never pursued nukes.

  • President-elect Donald Trump called for an expansion of the United States' nuclear capabilities on Thursday, in a tweet that alarmed nonproliferation experts who said that a boost to the U.S. arsenal could fuel global tensions; Reuters reported.