Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate Saudi Arabia’s “secret” nuclear activities, warning that the international community will not tolerate any “deviation” from a peaceful nuclear program.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said the UN atomic watchdog should not follow up on any “empty claims” after the agency raised questions about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
The United States' "cruel" sanctions on the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and its head, Ali Akbar Salehi, will fail to interrupt the Islamic Republic's peaceful nuclear program, says the nuclear body.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says continued sanctions against the North are just further deepening the rift of mistrust in the United States, stressing that there is “no way” that his country will abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons unilaterally as long as Washington is resolved to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the U-turn in his American counterpart’s position on Iran's nuclear activities, highlighting Mike Pompeo’s previous remarks in which he affirmed that Tehran had never tried to develop nuclear weapons.
US President Donald Trump has called on Iran not to restart its nuclear program, shortly after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Washington against violating the 2015 nuclear deal, saying any failure to respect the multinational agreement would entail “grave consequences.”
North Korea has dismissed international calls for denuclearization, saying its nuclear and ballistic missile development programs will remain in place as long as the United States poses a threat to the country.
US President Donald Trump has said North Korea’s nuclear and missile program is now “very, very far advanced,” and placed blame on former President Barack Obama and others for not doing enough to contain it.