07 Jan 2020

US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

Analysts warn that the fragile diplomatic relations between the United States and North Korea could be damaged as a result of the recent US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. While the North Korean government didn’t officially denounce the strike, its national new agency reported

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09 Dec 2019

N. Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled site

On Sunday, North Korea announced that they had carried out a test at its long-range rocket site. The site was previously dismantled at the commencement of denuclearization talks with the US but has since been rebuilt by Chinese military forces.  The announcement of the missile test follows North Korea’s previous

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05 Nov 2019

N. Korea says US terrorism blacklist hinders nuke diplomacy

A recent terrorism blacklist report released by the US Department of State is proof that Washington continues to pursue a “hostile policy” in relation to North Korea, the country claimed on Tuesday. A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry mentioned that the inclusion of the country in the report

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01 Nov 2019

North Korea, emboldened by Trump peril and Chinese allies, tries harder line

North Korea on Thursday launched two missiles as part of an unannounced test, possibly in order to put pressure on the US to meet an end-of-the-year deadline set by the regime for the lifting of US sanctions. However, some analysts suggest that North Korea could get by without a US-North

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20 Sep 2019

North Korea welcomes ‘new method’ from US in nuclear talks

North Korea is open to Washington adopting a “new method” for dealing with Pyongyang, a North Korean diplomat has stated. Kim Myong Gil, who is expected to play a leading role in new talks with the officials, described former US National Security Advisor John Bolton as a “nasty troublemaker” and

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25 Jul 2019

Nuclear talks in doubt as North Korea tests ballistic missiles, envoy cancels trip

North Korea on Thursday carried out the first missile test since the country’s leader Kim Jung-un met with US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea last month. During that meeting, both leaders agreed to a new round of talks on North Korea’s nuclear program.

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16 Jul 2019

North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if US-South Korea exercises go ahead

North Korea on Tuesday warned that planned talks between the US an North Korea over the latter’s nuclear program may not be realized if the US fails to cancel joint military exercises with South Korea that are set to take place in August. A North Korean spokesman referred to the

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04 Jul 2019

US ‘hell-bent’ on hostility despite talks, North Korea says

The North Korean delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday lashed out at the US, stating that the US government is “practically more and more hell-bent [on] hostile acts against the DPRK [North Korea]” and is “obsessed with sanctions”. The timing of the remarks is striking since both countries recently

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27 Jun 2019

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

Two days before US President Donald Trump is set to visit South Korea, the North Korean regime has lashed out at its neighbor to the south, saying that it will “never go through” South Korea in order to deal with the United States, and denying recent South Korean reports of

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24 Jun 2019

Trump to visit South Korea as Pompeo raises hope for new North Korea talks after letter

North Korean leader Kim Jung-un has received a letter “of excellent content” from US President Donald Trump, North Korea’s state news agency reported this Sunday, raising hopes for a new round of talks between Trump and Kim over North Korea’s nuclear program. This weekend, Trump will travel to South Korea

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