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Senate Democrats urge diplomatic action against North Korea

A group of Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to escalate diplomatic action against North Korea following months of missile launches from the country, which have received little pushback from the administration.

New North Korea missile poses growing threat to allies

A recent spate of North Korean missile launches involving a potential new missile have rankled America's regional allies, but have received little criticism from the Trump administration -- even though they reveal Pyongyang is making technological advances.

US formally withdraws from INF treaty with Russia

The United States formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia Friday, as the US military prepares to test a new non-nuclear mobile-launched cruise missile developed specifically to challenge Moscow in Europe, according to a senior US defense official.

Pentagon to test new missile as US pulls out of nuclear treaty

The United States announced its formal withdrawal from a cold-war era nuclear treaty with Russia Friday as the US military is set to test a new non-nuclear mobile-launched cruise missile developed specifically to challenge Russia in Europe, according to a senior US defense official.

Iran test fires medium-range ballistic missile

Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile late Wednesday that traveled 1,000 kilometers from its southern launch point into northern Iran, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the event.

Trump plays down North Korea's missile test

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday he doesn't view North Korea's short range missile tests as disturbing, a view deeply at odds with his Japanese hosts and in conflict with statements made a day earlier by his national security adviser.

Pompeo urges UN to ban Iranian missile tests

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to prohibit Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests, warning member nations that a failure to hold Tehran accountable could yield dramatic consequences.