This passage was called "Strangelovian" by a Federation of American Scientists expert and the report even quoted a nuclear war theorist known as an inspiration for Stanley Kubrick's 1964 black comedy.
U.S. special representative for Iran argued the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" approach is "working" even if Tehran was allegedly growing more aggressive.
"Don't test us," Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned as he referenced threats "from the north, south and east."
Russia's military preparation means "not a single hair on any Russian citizen's head would be harmed," Leonid Slutsky said.
Syria's top diplomat said "we hope that our military and the Turkish military do not fight" as violence escalates in jihadi-dominated Idlib province.
Russia's top diplomat has seen "the very vague alleged evidence provided by the United States, some video footage, some pictures, which raise serious questions even among its closest allies."
The move would come as North Korea faced a drought brought on by what official media described last month as the country's lowest rainfall in a century.
"The entire world recognizes the U.S. as a country reneging on its promises," President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
Rear Admiral Heidi Berg accused Chinese forces of "irresponsible actions" for allegedly harassing troops at an the base in Djibouti.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the U.S. to avoid taking unilateral actions that have no basis in international law.
Alexanda Kotey, radicalized in West London, was one of four members of the notorious torture cell, infamous for their brutality and British accents.
The Iraqi military's official Security Media Cell reported Monday that "a short time ago, three Katyusha rockets fell on Camp Taji," an Iraqi base where U.S. troops are stationed.
The world's population—currently at about 7.8 billion people—would rise to 10.9 billion by the year 2100, but then would essentially stop growing.
"If they wrongly enter into a conflict, they would be very sorry about that," said Iranian ambassador to the U.K. Hamid Baeidinejad warned.
While offenses involving knives and other sharp instruments increased 17 percent in the year ending March 2018, the London homicide rate is far below that in many U.S. cities.
Mohammed Morsi was toppled by a military-backed coup amid more mass protests in 2013 and arrested on various charges.
As a trade war looms with the U.S. and nuclear negotiations slow, Xi Jinping is making his debut visit to North Korea, shortly after Kim Jong Un's recent trip to Russia.
"The United States continues making unfounded accusations over Russia's violation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty," Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement.
The speaker of the Iranian parliament said the "suspicious" attacks may have been a way for the U.S. to apply more pressure on Tehran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser John Bolton "have called for regime change in Iran" and may still want it.
"When Cuba got involved in Grenada, what did Ronald Reagan do?" Graham asked. "He kicked them out."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani courted both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to fend off unilateral pressure from the U.S.
"They've changed a lot since I've been president, I can tell you."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's ties with Tehran were "multifaceted, multilateral" and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani said they were "becoming more urgent every day."
The U.S. has accused Iran of using the weapons in Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Russia saw it as "a sign of preparation for subsequent large-scale deployments" and said it "cannot fail to take this into account in its defense planning and practical activities."
The International Crisis Group warned that the series of attacks in the Gulf of Oman "highlights how regional tensions and prospects for conflict—intended or accidental—are on the rise."
President Donald Trump simply said his "beautiful letter" from North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un was "very personal, very warm, very nice."
"The United States' prohibition would not be an obstacle," Ali Khamenei said, though he stressed the Islamic Republic had no desire for a nuclear arsenal.
The Pentagon is still investing in "deeply flawed" strategies to the detriment of national security, said the Center for New American Security report.