Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press

  • An unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency inspector disconnects the connections between the twin cascades for 20 percent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz, south of Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 20, 2014 (Kazem Ghane/AFP via Getty Images)
    UN agency says Iran is violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

    Meanwhile, Russia is defending Iran’s right to launch a satellite, dismissing U.S. claims that Tehran was defying the U.N. resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal by sending it into space.

  • In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    North Korea says it’s gained nothing from US but ‘betrayal’

    North Korea’s U.N. Mission said Friday the country has gained “nothing but a sense of betrayal” since its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump committed to establishing a new relationship.

  • Russian forces patrol in the city of Amuda, north Syria, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Baderkhan Ahmad/AP)
    Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clash at UN Security Council

    The Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clashed Thursday at their first U.N. Security Council encounter since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive earlier this month following the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

  • Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 and Coastal Riverine Group 1, Detachment Guam, practiced harbor-clearing techniques using unmanned underwater vehicles deployed from a Mark VI patrol boat in the Pacific Ocean in 2017. The robots are part of an expanding arsenal of artificial intelligence sensors and weapons fielded by the sea service. (Navy)
    Nobel laureate wants to kill off killer robots

    In mid-November the parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons will begin meeting in Geneva and they could start talks over limiting lethal artificial intelligence devices.

  • Turkish soldiers with U.S.-made M60 tanks drive through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij, on Oct. 14, 2019, as Turkey and it's allies continues their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. (Aref Tammawi/AFP via Getty Images)
    Turkey says ongoing invasion into Syria is self-defense

    Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it’s exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a letter circulated Monday.

  • President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    North Korea to Trump: Make ‘bold decision’ to revive diplomacy

    North Korea accused the United States on Friday of failing to follow through on summit agreements between U.S. President Donald Trump and the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, but said it is placing hope in the U.S. president's "wise option and bold decision."

  • A U.S. soldier oversees members of the Syrian Democratic Forces on Sept. 21, 2019, as they demolish a Kurdish fighters' fortification as part of the so-called
    Syria demands withdrawal of all American, Turkish forces

    Syria’s top diplomat on Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
    UK, France Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

    Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and said: "If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been left of this refinery."

  • This Aug. 6, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government shows the launch of a new-type of tactical guided missile at an airfield in the western area of North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
    North Korea says it won’t give up arms modernization

    North Korea accused the United Kingdom, France and Germany on Thursday of meddling in its “self-defensive measures for arms modernization,” saying the West will make “no greater mistake” than thinking Pyongyang will give up its right to have weapons that it says are needed to ensure peace.

  • A Russian flag flies next to the US Embassy building in Moscow on Oct. 22, 2018. (Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images)
    Why did a landmark missile treaty fail? US and Russia blame each other

    Russia and the United States blamed each other Thursday for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a recent mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers.