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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20 Jun 2019

Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea, With Many Eyes on Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung-un. The occasion is significant not just because it’s the first visit to North Korea by a Chinese leader in 14 years, but also because it takes place at a time of

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06 Jun 2019

Trump says he’s still optimistic about a deal, North Korea warns its losing patience

North Korea on Wednesday warned the United States government that it “would be well-advised” to change its approach toward Pyongyang “before it is too late,” because there is “a limit to our patience.” The regime also said that the US “has missed a lifetime opportunity” by insisting that North Korea dismantle

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27 May 2019

Trump says Iran nuclear deal possible as sanctions bite

US President Donald Trump believes that “Iran would like to make a deal” with the US and that such a deal is possible as a result of the US sanctions on Iran, he said on Monday. Trump added that the US government is not “looking for regime change” in Iran,

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22 May 2019

Nuclear war risk highest since WWII, UN arms research chief warns

Today the risk of nuclear weapons being used is higher than it has been at any time since World War II, the director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Renata Dwan said on Tuesday. Dwan argued that the increased risk of nuclear war results from changes to arms-control

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