Trump refuses to certify Iran deal

US President Donald Trump has refused to certify that Tehran is complying with the Iran deal in a move that has been expected for weeks. He announced the new strategy in a speech saying the US will take a stronger stance to ensure that Iran never acquires nuclear weaponry. “Our policy is based on a…

Trump meets with South Korean President over North Korea

US President Donald Trump has met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, discussing ways they can apply pressure to North Korea to try avoid a war. The two presidents discussed continued economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to try keep North Korea in check. They also agreed to increase South Korea’s missile capabilities, and the US…

Iran Dismisses US Calls for UN’s Military Site Access

Iran has rejected the United States’ demand for United Nations (UN) nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases, claiming they are “off limits”. The nation rejected access after the UN’s US ambassador pressed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure they were not concealing activities banned by the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and…

North Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

In a move likely to continue the recent escalation of tensions between North Korea and the US, North Korea has test fired several missiles into the Sea of Japan. Three short-range missiles were fired into the sea off the east coast, likely in response to joint military exercises being conducted by South Korea and the…

Trump and North Korea continue to escalate rhetoric

Tensions continue to flare as US President Donald Trump and North Korea maintain inflammatory rhetoric against each other. In a tweet the president said the US military was “locked and loaded”, and has said he is considering a new round of “very strong” sanctions against North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged restraint in…

North Korea Launches Missile That Could Hit US

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, capable of hitting Los Angeles and other US cities, according to North Korean officials. However, Pentagon spokesperson Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the North American Aerospace Defence Command determined the launch did not pose a threat to the US. Us President Donald Trump condemned the launch…

Turnbull Rejects Missile Shield for Australia against North Korea

Despite calls from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and some security experts to implement an anti-ballistic missile defence system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the idea as “not really suitable”. The calls come after rising tensions between North Korea and the US, sparked again after North Korea conducted a test launch of an intercontinental…

Four Uranium Mining Project Gets Green Light Despite Government Ban

Environmentalists and Aboriginal activists gathered at the steps of Parliament on Thursday to protest against the upcoming uranium mining projects approved by the previous government. Despite the Labor Government honoured its promise of banning uranium mining, four projects that were approved by the former Barnett Government will be going ahead despite the change. Anti Uranium…

North Korea Accuses CIA of Assassination Plot, Resumes Nuclear Testing

It has been reported by AFP (Agence France Presse) that North Korea has accused the CIA and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The North Korean Ministry of State Security released a statement saying that the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services intended to use “biochemical substances” during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang to…