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The country's officials are deliberating different options and measures, including pulling out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, says Iran's foreign minister
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have long called for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons
Kim Jong Un earlier says that North Korea could take a different approach to nuclear talks if US economic sanctions remain in place
The country's state media also urges US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to 'brush aside' speculation from opponents over the North's intentions
Trump hails the summit in Singapore with Kim, in which the the North Korean leader agreed to work towards denuclearizing his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done
The pair discuss 'recent developments in North Korea' and confirm 'they would meet again to continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the United States and North Korea'
'In the end, North Korea will remain 'a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear state',' top defector Thae Yong-ho says
(UPDATED) Reporters from different countries would be allowed to 'conduct on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground,' says the foreign ministry
The remarks are likely to be seen as a sweetener ahead of US President Donald Trump's own planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
The US Secretary of State says he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'had an extensive conversation' during their secret meeting in Pyongyang
(2nd UPDATE) World powers hail the announcement, but analysts caution that the declaration was promising but limited
'If you want to talk to Kim Jong Un about his nuclear weapons, you need experienced diplomats,' says Hillary Clinton
Iran's armed forces spokesman says US criticism of Iran's missile program was driven by 'their failures and defeats in the region'
The United States has plans to revamp its nuclear arsenal, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years
(UPDATED) On a range of issues, visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono comes away with little more than vague promises
The last time the clock was at two minutes to midnight was in 1953 when the United States and Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs
The two-day Vancouver meeting hosted by Canada and the United States comes amid signs of easing tensions on the Korean peninsula
'I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things.'
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(UPDATED) Donald Trump's message came after Kim Jong-Un used his annual New Year address to warn he has a 'nuclear button' on his table
(UPDATED) But even as Washington stresses the importance of a negotiated end to the standoff, Kim Jong-un vows to make his nation 'the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world'
His comments come as global powers scramble for a response to the crisis, with the US backing stringent economic and diplomatic sanctions on Kim Jong-Un's regime to halt its nuclear drive
'A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment, or bruised ego could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities,' says Beatrice Fihn, head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
(UPDATED) Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says Beijing's proposal for North Korea to freeze weapons tests in return for the US to suspend military drills in the region is the best approach to ease tensions
(UPDATED) The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snaps a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald Trump
The debate comes as tensions rise between an unpredictable Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un
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'Make no mistake – any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated,' says US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis
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Trump makes the implied threat after taking to Twitter to angrily deny reports that he had asked to dramatically increase in America's nuclear stockpile, calling it 'made up'
(UPDATED) Founded in Vienna in 2007, ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) comprises more than 400 NGOs and has mobilized supporters and celebrities alike in its cause.
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'The world will only be safe if we eliminate all weapons of mass destruction,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who signed on behalf of the Philippines
The treaty is adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations in July following negotiations led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand
NATO says the treaty 'disregards the realities of the increasingly challenging international security environment' in the face of growing threats, particularly from Pyongyang, which recently carried out its sixth nuclear test
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urges all parties to seek a 'peaceful resolution' to the current stand-off with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program
UPDATED The DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country s sovereignty and right to existence
UPDATED Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: We must make North Korea immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council resolutions and abandon all its nuclear and ballistic missile programs
North Korea hold a mass celebration for the scientists involved in carrying out its largest nuclear blast to date with fireworks and a mass rally in Pyongyang
The draft UN Security Council resolution takes aim directly at North Korea s leadership proposing a freeze on Kim s assets as well as those of the ruling Worker s Party of Korea and the government
Putin calls for dialogue on the crisis and warns against other actions that could cause the situation to escalate
UPDATED The US accuses North Korea of begging for war and pushes for the strongest possible measures on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test