CNN: North Korea tells foreigners in South to take safety measures
North Korea issued its latest dispatch of ominous rhetoric on Tuesday, telling foreigners in South Korea they should take steps to secure shelter or evacuation to protect themselves in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula. The unnerving message, announced by state-run media, follows a warning from the North last week to diplomats in its capital city, Pyongyang, that if war were to break out, it would not be able to guarantee their safety.
CNN: Iran marks 'National Nuclear Day' with a new uranium-processing site
Two days after nuclear talks with world leaders yielded little progress, Iran announced it has opened a new uranium-processing site to mark "National Nuclear Day." The country opened a uranium-processing facility as well as a uranium mine in the central province of Yazd, state-run TV reported. Despite two days of intense negotiations, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton said Saturday that Iran and six world powers "remain far apart" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program.