Will the Pentagon’s alarmism about Chinese military and nuclear advancement be used to justify more US military spending?
EU foreign policy chief says he hopes the Iranian and EU diplomats will have preparatory meetings in Brussels in the days to come to revive nuclear talks.
If history is any kind of guide, then, Russian and American leaders will try to reinforce their respective spheres of influence in different parts of the world.
Blinken and Raab, top diplomats of US and UK, discuss an array of subjects, such as sanctions on Russian citizens, climate crisis and Biden's decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, in London ahead of G-7 conference.
The State Department has said the US would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement.
The pact, which is set to expire next week, regulates the amount of strategic nuclear weapons that Kremlin and Washington can deploy. Once signed by President Vladimir Putin, the deal will be extended for five years.
Iranian parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Recent statements from within Iran point towards a showdown with the US, but one that hopes to sway domestic politics too.
The clutch of nuclear-armed states, including the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia, have not signed the treaty.
Officials believe Saudi Arabia is hiding the extent of its nuclear activities, as reports emerged of joint Chinese-Saudi projects to extract uranium.
The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said several countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea's past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturised nuclear devices.
US, Russia, UK, France, China, Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea together possessed an estimated 13,400 nuclear weapons at 2020 begining, Swedish peace research institute says.
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