Tag: North Korea

Choe Ryong Hae, center left, a vice chairman of North Korea's Workers' Party, shakes hands with Deputy Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song, center right, as a delegation arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The delegation of North Korean officials headed by one of …

North Korea Sends Second-in-Command to Cuba amid Denuclearization Talks

North Korea sent its vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North’s Workers’ Party Choe Ryong-hae, considered second in power only to dictator Kim Jong-un, to Cuba this week to reinforce bilateral ties as denuclearization talks continue with the United States.

The Trump administration is not 'starry-eyed' about prospects for North Korea denuclearizing, according to National Security Advisor John Bolton

Bolton: North Korea Hasn’t ‘Taken Effective Steps’ to Denuclearize

On Monday’s “PBS NewsHour,” National Security Adviser John Bolton stated that North Korea has not “taken effective steps” to denuclearize. Bolton said, “[W]hat was significant about Singapore was the North Korean commitment to denuclearize, and they have not taken effective

Flag draped transfer cases with the remains of American soldiers repatriated from North Korea are seen during a repatriation ceremony after arriving to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 1, 2018. - Sixty-five years after the Korean War ended, the remains of dozens of American soldiers killed during …

It Could Take Pentagon Years to Identify North Korea Troop Remains

American forensics scientists and military investigators may take months or even years to properly identify what is believed to be 55 sets of remains of U.S. Korean War veterans returning from North Korea this week, the LA Times explained in a report Thursday.

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North Koreans Refuse Chinese Medicine After Vaccine Scandal

North Koreans are reportedly refusing to use Chinese medicine because they fear the products might be unsafe in light of a major scandal in China involving the manufacturing of faulty vaccines, a report revealed on Wednesday.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. South Korea and the United States fired …

North Korea: ‘Our Society Is the Best in the World’

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the “best in the world.”

File photo taken in October 2015 shows a KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in a military parade at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. North Korea appears to have built two new ICBMs and mounted them on mobile launchers for test-firing in the near future, Yonhap News Agency reported on Jan. 19, …

Reports: North Korea Revamps ICBM Building Factory

Satellite photos published on Monday appear to show North Korea revamping a facility outside of Pyongyang used to build intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), the Washington Post reported.

In a photo taken on April 24, 2018 South Korean soldiers disembark from a passenger ferry at Yeonpyeong island, near the 'northern limit line' sea boundary with North Korea. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) / To go with SKorea-NKorea-diplomacy-politics-attack, Focus by Sunghee Hwang (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty …

South Korea to Cut over 100,000 Ground Troops, North Korea Battle Plan

The government of leftist South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced this weekend that it would cut the number of ground troops in the nation’s armed forces by 118,000, significantly reduce the number of high-ranking military officials, and scrub a plan to prepare for an invasion of Pyongyang.

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Peter Thiel: Silicon Valley Like ‘North Korea’

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel compared Silicon Valley’s one-party culture to “North Korea” in a speech to the Turning Point USA conference in Washington, DC, a gathering of conservative high school students.

Repatriating the remains of US soldiers was part of an agreement signed by Kim and Trump during their landmark summit

Reports: North Korea to Return Korean War Remains This Week

Unidentified American and South Korean sources told various outlets on Thursday that North Korea will hand over the remains of at least 55 American soldiers killed during the active period of the Korean War, possibly by the end of the week.

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Mike Pompeo: North Korea Is Still Producing ‘Fissile Material’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. government had reason to believe North Korea was still producing fissile material despite vowing the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

A pump attendant fills a taxi's tank with gasoline in Pyongyang, as US officials work to maintain tight international limits on fuel deliveries to North Korea

Drop in North Korean Fuel Prices Suggests Sanctions Violations

An analysis of market data performed by Reuters on Tuesday found the price of fuel in North Korea declining by almost 50 percent since late March, which strongly suggests that tough sanctions against North Korea’s nuclear missile program have been systematically undermined, most likely with the assistance of China.

A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on February 12, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile on February 12 in an apparent provocation to test the response from new US President Donald Trump, the South …

Satellite Images Show North Korea Dismantling Ballistic Missile Launch Site

An analysis published by the monitor site 38 North on Monday using satellite imagery of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station finds that authorities appear to be dismantling key areas of the site, limiting North Korea’s ability to launch ballistic missiles.