Daily News: 08/2017

August 23, 2017

JACKIE NORTHAM, "Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program" NPR / ... View Source ›

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, editing by Louise Heavens and Jane Merriman, "World Bank says not currently looking at financing projects in Iran" Reuters / ... View Source ›

"IAEA Briefs U.S. Envoy On Iran Nuclear Deal" Radio Free Europe / ... View Source ›

BASSEM MROUE AND QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, "Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean" ABC News / ... View Source ›

Loren Thompson, "Air Force ICBM Awards To Boeing, Northrop Grumman Keep Trump Strategic Plan On Track " Forbes / ... View Source ›

August 22, 2017

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan, "Erdogan says Turkey and Iran discussing joint action against Kurdish militants" Reuters / ... View Source ›

Stephanie Nebehay , "Countering North Korean threat is Trump's 'top priority', envoy says" Reuters / ... View Source ›

"North Korea vows 'merciless retaliation' for joint U.S.-South Korea drills" Associated Press / ... View Source ›

"U.S. brass shrug off N. Korea's "merciless retaliation" warning" Associated Press / ... View Source ›

Kiyoshi Takenaka and Stephanie Nebehay , "Japan urges pressure on North Korea as U.S. spells out choices" Reuters / ... View Source ›

"North Korea got caught shipping chemical weapons to Syria, twice in the last six months" Reuters / ... View Source ›

August 18, 2017

"Rouhani's defense nominee vows to bolster Iran's missile program" Xinhua Net / August 18, 2017 ... View Source ›

"Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports" AP / August 18, 2017 ... View Source ›

Deb Riechmann and Matthew Pennington, "Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down" AP / August 18, 2017 ... View Source ›

Tim Kelly, "Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions" Reuters / August 18, 2017 ... View Source ›

Michelle Nichols, "North Korea tells U.N. chief nuclear program not up for negotiation" Reuters / August 18, 2017 ... View Source ›

August 17, 2017

"Iran Air selecting financiers for 200 jets: CEO" Trade Arabia / ... View Source ›

SEBASTIAN KETTLEY, "North Korea threat: What is a nuclear warhead? How far does nuclear fallout travel?" UK Express / ... View Source ›

Michael Martina and Christine Kim , "U.S. says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table" Reuters / ... View Source ›

Ece Toksabay, Tuvan Gumrukcu and Parisa Hafezi; Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by David Dolan, "Turkey to boost military cooperation with Iran after army chief's visit" Reuters / ... View Source ›

Christine Kim and David Brunnstrom , "What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea" Reuters / ... View Source ›

August 16, 2017

"US envoy: Iran can’t use nuclear deal to hold world hostage" Associated Press / ... View Source ›

"Iranian court freezes assets of more than 150 BBC staff" Reuters / ... View Source ›

Ori Lewis; Editing by Mark Trevelyan, "Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria: Israeli TV" Reuters / ... View Source ›

"Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols" NPR / ... View Source ›

"‘Saber Rattling’: What People in Asia Say About U.S.-North Korea Tensions" NBC News / ... View Source ›

KEN DILANIAN, ANDREA MITCHELL and ROBERT WINDREM, "U.S. Worried North Korea Will Unleash Cyberattacks" NBC News / ... View Source ›

JANE PERLEZ, "China’s Crackdown on North Korea Over U.N. Sanctions Starts to Pinch" New York Times / ... View Source ›

August 15, 2017

Matthew Daly, "After failure of South Carolina nuclear plant, backers seek federal aid" PBS / ... View Source ›

"Iran Just Threatened to Restart Its Nuclear Program if the U.S. Continues With Sanctions" Time / ... View Source ›

Anna Fifield and Dan Lamothe, "North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appears to ease rhetoric in standoff over nuclear weapons" Washington Post / ... View Source ›

Rana Rahimpour, "Iran judiciary freezes assets of BBC Persian staff" BBC / ... View Source ›

Bill Chappell, "North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam, After All" NPR / ... View Source ›

Diarmaid Williams , "20 floating nuclear power plants set for South China Sea" Power Engineering International / ... View Source ›

August 14, 2017

"What's To Be Done About North Korea's Nuclear Program?" NPR / ... View Source ›

THOMAS ERDBRINK, "Iranian Parliament, Facing U.S. Sanctions, Votes to Raise Military Spending" New York Times / ... View Source ›

Dubai newsroom, additional reporting by Tim Hepher in Paris; Editing by Stephen Powell, "Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters: report" Reuters / ... View Source ›

"Kuwait arrests 12 ‘terrorists’ with alleged ties to Iran" Washington Post / ... View Source ›

Andrew Ward, "Nuclear industry warns of looming skills crisis" Financial Times / ... View Source ›

August 11, 2017

Jenny Lee, "Doubts About Reliability Plague N. Korea's Small Nuclear Warheads" Voice of America / ... View Source ›

"Pakistan Builds Underground Complex To Serve As Nuclear Warheads Storage Site" Defense World / ... View Source ›

Bonnie Berkowitz, Laris Karklis and Kevin Schaul, "How three recent launches signaled new leaps in North Korea’s missile capabilities" Washington Post / ... View Source ›

John Wagner, "Military is ‘locked and loaded,’ Trump says in latest warning to North Korea" Washington Post / ... View Source ›

Zhenhua Lu, "North Korea could have up to 60 nuclear weapons by 2021, US think tank concludes" South China Morning Post / ... View Source ›

Tsvetana Paraskova , "Iranian Firm Signs Oil, Gas Deal with Russian And Turkish Companies" Oil Price / ... View Source ›

Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe, "Russia says 'a pity' U.S. casts doubt on Iran nuclear deal" Reuters / ... View Source ›

Nazarali Pirnazarov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by John Stonestreet, "Iran dismisses Tajik civil war claims as attempt to damage ties" Reuters / ... View Source ›

August 10, 2017

"Nuclear capacity could more than double by 2050, says IAEA" World Nuclear News / ... View Source ›

Isabel Reynolds and Hooyeon Kim , "U.S. Allies Warn North Korea Against Firing Missiles Toward Guam" Bloomberg / ... View Source ›

"India awards contract for fast reactor fuel cycle facility" World Nuclear News / ... View Source ›

Jason Gewirtz, "Another country with nuclear aspirations is watching the North Korean stand-off very closely" CNBC / ... View Source ›

Michelle Nichols, "Exclusive: U.S. envoy to U.N. will go to Vienna to review Iran nuclear activities - U.S. official" Reuters / ... View Source ›

August 9, 2017

Jeremy Herb, "Lawmakers slam Trump's 'fire and fury' toward North Korea" CNN / ... View Source ›

Alex Horton, "Why North Korea threatened Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power" Washington Post / ... View Source ›

Ben Blanchard and Soyoung Kim,; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Nick Macfie, "Amid standoff with U.S., North Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor" Reuters / ... View Source ›

HELENE COOPER, "Iranian Drone Buzzes U.S. Fighter Jet Over Persian Gulf" The New York Times / ... View Source ›

"Iran President's Cabinet Cuts Guard From Defense Ministry" Associated Press / ... View Source ›

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