Tag: Denuclearization

SINGAPORE - JUNE 12: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'KEVIN LIM / THE STRAITS TIMES / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (3rd L) shake hands as they …

Chinese Media Mocks Japan as ‘Bystander’ in North Korea Talks

China’s Global Times on Thursday took a break from giving China all the credit for the diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea to ensure Japan does not get any. “Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and is now just a bystander,” the Chinese paper teased.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un scowling

Pompeo: China Will Maintain Sanctions Against North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Thursday that China will maintain sanctions against North Korea “until such time as denuclearization is, in fact, complete.”

North Korea says it has completely destroyed the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility

North Korea Apparently Destroys Missile Test Facility

After his summit with dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, President Trump indicated the North Koreans are dismantling another facility important to their development of nuclear missiles following the purported shutdown of the Punggye-ri nuclear bomb testing site. Analysts believe this was a reference to the missile engine testing site at Kusong, which appears to be undergoing demolition based on satellite imagery.

‘No Escape’: Author Details the Horrors of North Korean Prison Camps

North Korea’s Chamber of Horrors: Oppression, Slavery, and Starvation

President Donald Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as a “funny guy” who “loves his people” on Tuesday after concluding his summit with Kim. Kim definitely has a funny way of demonstrating that love, because North Koreans are the most abused people on Earth, and that is definitely not an easy title to win.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

Asian Media Reacts to Trump-Kim Summit

News organizations across Asia responded to the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with a mixture of cynicism and guarded optimism on Tuesday.

Seoul said it was monitoring reports North Korea had recently replaced three of its top military leaders

Report: North Korea Shakes Up Military Leadership Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Three top North Korean military officials were removed from their posts just eight days ahead of the summit meeting between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump. Analysts see the shakeup as an effort to demonstrate Kim’s mastery over hardline elements in his military and send a positive signal to the United States.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained that Britain has not given access to its citizens after the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter

Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to meet with his opposite number, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Lavrov also met with dictator Kim Jong-un and invited him to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will expel 60 US diplomats and close its consulate in Saint Petersburg

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean media reported on Wednesday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will “soon” visit Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. The Russian Foreign Ministry subsequently announced that Lavrov would make the trip on Thursday, following up on an invitation Ri issued in early April.

Kim Jong-un

North Korean Media: Denuclearization Will Happen on Pyongyang’s ‘Timetable’

According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un remains fully committed to denuclearization, provided the United States supplies the necessary security guarantees. North Korean media, on the other hand, arrogantly declared on Monday that denuclearization will happen on Pyongyang’s “timetable,” no matter what “others may say and wherever wind may blow from.”

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

Japan ‘Respects’ Trump’s Decision to Cancel North Korea Meeting

Japan expressed support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision this week to cancel the planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, pledging that Tokyo intends to keep up pressure on the rogue regime over its nuclear and missiles programs.

North Korea plans to destroy its nuclear test facility as a goodwill gesture

Nuclear Experts Fear North Korea Destroying Evidence at Test Site

Even as journalists trudge toward North Korea’s much-touted decommissioning of the nuclear weapons test site at Punggye-ri, nuclear weapons experts are worried the regime is using the media event to bank unearned international credibility while it destroys evidence of its illicit weapons research.

People watch a screen showing images of (L-R) South Korea's president Moon Jae-in, US president Donald Trump, China's President Xi Jinping, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul

North Korean Media Warns Against ‘Dependence’ on Trade with ‘Imperialists’

North Korean media warned citizens this week to cherish their “independence” and “self-reliance” instead of seeking prosperity through trade with “imperialist” nations a few days after President Donald Trump promised North Korea would become “very rich” if it strikes a good denuclearization deal with the United States.

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Trump and South Korea’s Moon Discuss North Korea in Phone Conversation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed North Korea’s recent behavior with President Donald Trump in a 20-minute phone conversation on Sunday. According to South Korea’s presidential Blue House, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together for a successful summit between the U.S. and North Korea in June.

A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane prepares to land as South Korea and the United States conduct the Max Thunder joint military exercise at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and …

North Korean Media: U.S.-South Korean Drills Are ‘Deliberate Military Provocation’’

English translations of the North Korean editorials that implied dictator Kim Jong-un might withdraw from his June summit with President Donald Trump reveal North Korea was infuriated by long-scheduled U.S.-South Korean military drills. The North Koreans denounced these exercises as a “deliberate military provocation” and rejected criticism of North Korea’s human rights violations as a “senseless act of disregarding elementary etiquette.”