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US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says

(Worthy News) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program. Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was “not…

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Congress ignores Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

(Worthy News) – Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the Iran nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran and punting the future of the deal back to Mr. Trump. A Republican legislative push to establish…

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Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane. During Putin’s second visit to Egypt in as many…

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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites

(Worthy News) – The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. The accelerated pace of North Korea’s…

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UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on NKorea

(Worthy News) – Japan announced Friday it will host a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Dec. 15 focused on finding peaceful ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Japan’s U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho told a news conference that more must be…

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Russia calls on US, South Korea not to hold military drills in December

(Worthy News) – Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia called on North Korea on Wednesday to stop its missile and nuclear tests and for the United States and South Korea not to hold military drills in December as it would “inflame an already explosive situation.” “We strongly call on all concerned parties to stop this spiral…

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U.S. warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' in case of war

(Worthy News) – The United States warned North Korea’s leadership it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the U.S. mainland within range. The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options were on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic…

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NKorea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

(Worthy News) – After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, a presumed intercontinental ballistic missile that could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range. Resuming its torrid testing pace in pursuit of its goal of a viable arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that…

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