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A test-launch of a North Korean ballistic missile.

Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean

President Donald Trump and his administration is negotiating with Kim Jong Un over North Korea's program to develop nuclear warheads, bombs, and missiles. As talks proceed, it's helpful to define some of the most important (and misunderstood) words, phrases, and acronyms related to nukes.
Kim Jong Un provides guidance on North Korea's nuclear-weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), September 3, 2017.

North Korea reportedly pushed $1 billion nuclear blackmail to Israel — and it shows Pyongyang’s real threat

President Trump insists that North Korea isn't a threat anymore. But even if North Korea doesn't detonate its nuclear weapons, Kim Jong Un could sell these weapons of mass destruction to states, or terrorists, that may use them.

Trump has access to a little-used tool that could lower oil prices

President Donald Trump is concerned about rising oil prices. And ahead of midterms, where they could hurt his party, some analysts wonder whether the president might turn to tapping a federal oil stockpile called the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

BANK OF AMERICA: Oil is now a ‘game of chicken’ and completely cutting off Iran could send it soaring to $120 a barrel

Crude prices could surge as high as $120, according to Bank of America Merill Lynch analysts, as the Trump administration orders most countries to stop buying barrels from Iran before the end of the year.
President Donald Trump displays a presidential memorandum after announcing his intent to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018.

Iran asks Trump to stop tweeting about oil — because it’s driving prices up

"Please stop it, otherwise it will go even higher!" Iran's OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili said in a statement, according to the country's Shana news agency.

An Iranian diplomat was arrested in a plot to blow up a massive ‘freedom’ event attended by Rudy Giuliani

An Iranian diplomat, along with five others, have been arrested over a plot to blow up a major event which featured Rudy Giuliani. The event organizers claimed the diplomat had been station chief of Iran's intelligence agency in Vienna.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley washes her hands after visiting a community kitchen inside a Gurudwara, or a Sikh temple, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 28, 2018.

Trump is trying to increase the pressure on Iran, but that means ‘threading the needle’ with a major ally

India has been working with Iran to develop a vital port though which it could access Afghanistan and Central Asia. The US has said it wouldn't block the port deal, but looming sanctions on Iran complicate things.
Roughneck Brian Waldner is covered in mud and oil while wrestling pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

Oil is rallying toward fresh highs as US crude inventories see biggest drop since 2016

Oil rallied more than 2% on Wednesday as data showed US crude inventories last week saw the largest drawdown in nearly two years.

Thousands of Iranians shut down Tehran’s Grand Bazaar in largest protest in years

Thousands of protesters gathered in Tehran's Grand Bazaar on Monday to rally against rising prices and their currencies sinking value spurred by President Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. The US dollar was being offered for 87,000 rials, a massive jump from 42,890 at the end of 2017.

Cristiano Ronaldo had to go to his hotel window to quiet Iran fans down the night before a huge match

Iran fans gathered outside of Portugal's hotel room in Russia during the World Cup to make noise to keep them from sleeping. Eventually, Cristiano Ronaldo had to ask them to stop.