"I would offer Putin to return nuclear weapons to Belarus," said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko amid increasing tensions between Russia and NATO.
Israel and Iran remain rivals after decades of diplomatic and military conflicts, with Iran's nuclear program becoming a particularly large concern to Israel.
Sen. Jim Inhofe told Newsweek that Beijing's recent test must serve as a "wake-up call" to U.S. leaders.
"The world will decide who is doing nuclear madness," China's embassy spokesperson told Newsweek. "By smearing China and playing the trick of thief crying 'stop thief,' the US can only amuse itself and deceive the world."
Many expect the Biden administration will soon announce a radical policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons.
"The PLA's evolving capabilities and concepts continue to strengthen [China's] ability to 'fight and win wars' against a 'strong enemy,'" Pentagon report says.
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Although the tests raised eyebrows over the challenges they pose to the United States, it should come as no surprise that China has this technology.
"I would not say that the situation is catastrophic. To be catastrophic, you have to have at least some kind of relationship," Russia's top diplomat said. "We have no relationship with NATO."
According to the Biden Administration, diplomatic efforts to get Iran back into the deal are at a "critical place," patience with the country is "wearing thin."
Beijing has also done everything possible to increase American apprehension.
"There has been no decision so far on the development of nuclear weapons," one Taliban official told Newsweek on the condition of anonymity.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said the two countries have "significant differences on key issues."
In his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Naftali Bennett said some allies have concluded that a nuclear-capable Iran is an "inevitable reality."
For a system specifically tuned for snap decisions and minimal bureaucracy, there is officially no political, strategic, or humanitarian oversight on a president bent on ordering a nuclear attack.
A ministry official called the U.S.-Britain-Australia nuclear-powered submarine alliance an "extremely" dangerous move that could set off a nuclear arms race.
The expansion "probably indicates" North Korea will boost production of weapons-grade uranium, experts said.
China has reacted with angry after the U.S., U.K., and Australia announced a major security pact that will see the countries co-develop nuclear submarines for missions near Beijing.
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim asked for North Korea to "respond positively to our multiple offers to meet without preconditions."
Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, denied China could surpass Russia's nuclear arsenal and accused the U.S. of attempting to restrain China.
The country's "nuclear activities continue to be a cause for serious concern," said a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
A nuclear watchdog's new report suggests North Korea has restarted a reactor that's been dormant for years.
"These very days illustrate what the world would look like if a radical Islamic regime acquired a nuclear weapon," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said.
The Israeli defense minister said he does "not rule out the possibility that Israel will have to take action in the future in order to prevent a nuclear Iran."
The victims are believed to be intelligence officers or diplomats working on Russia-related issues such as gas exports, cybersecurity and political interference
Benny Gantz told Ynet that the world should act militarily against the Islamic Republic, which has been blamed for a drone attack on an Israeli-operated tanker.
Russia's military chief said Moscow and Beijing have found "new ways of interaction and continued fruitful collaboration," while his Chinese counterpart said the two have "maintained strong and unwavering bilateral relations, becoming an important stabilizing force of the world today."
Despite this month's discovery of new nuclear missile fields under construction in northwestern China, its estimated nuclear arsenal still falls well short of U.S. and Russian stockpiles.
In July alone, researchers based in the United States have found what they believe are around 230 nuclear missile silos in the deserts of northwestern China.