Articles Tagged 'Kim Jong Un'

North Korea wants to denuclearize but needs security guarantees, Putin says after Kim talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so. Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough. Putin said he didn’t know if it was time to resume… READ MORE

Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders to meet for first time

North Korean state media has confirmed that leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia “soon” for his first ever meeting with Vladimir Putin. While no date has been announced, the Kremlin has also said the two will meet “in the second half of April”. Speculation is growing that they’ll meet in Russia’s eastern port of Vladivostok, just hours from their… READ MORE

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle negotiations, allows Pyongyang to show… READ MORE

South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and the United States. Moon’s comments came after Kim issued his harshest criticism yet of South Korea’s diplomatic role last week, accusing Seoul of acting like an “overstepping mediator” and demanding… READ MORE

Trump cuts short North Korea summit after dispute over sanctions: ‘Sometimes you have to walk’

President Trump abruptly walked away from negotiations with North Korea in Vietnam and headed back to Washington on Thursday afternoon, saying the U.S. is unwilling to meet Kim Jong Un’s demand of lifting all sanctions on the rogue regime without first securing its meaningful commitment to denuclearization. Trump, speaking in Hanoi, Vietnam, told reporters he had asked Kim to do… READ MORE

Trump greets Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, says personal relationship ‘biggest progress’ so far

President Trump shook hands and smiled with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday evening in Vietnam, opening two days of talks about Kim’s nuclear weapons program. Trump told reporters that their personal relationship was the “biggest progress” made during last year’s June summit in Singapore. “I think it will be very successful. Great relationship,” Trump said as he… READ MORE

Dems set to challenge Trump during his foreign trip

President Trump left for Vietnam on Monday, putting him out of the country for one of the most confrontational weeklong stretches he’s faced from the Democratic-held House. While Trump gets set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the House is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure overturning his emergency declaration to build a wall on the… READ MORE

Trump to meet with top North Korean official to discuss ‘fully verified’ denuclearization


President Trump will meet with a top North Korean official on Friday to discuss progress on Pyongyang’s “final, fully verified denuclearization,” the White House said. Trump was scheduled to meet with North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol, who is spearheading negotiations with Washington on denuclearization, at 12:15 p.m. in the Oval Office. “They will discuss relations between the two countries and… READ MORE

North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy defected, embarrassing Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy defected with his wife in November, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Thursday, striking an embarrassing blow to leader Kim Jong Un and his communist regime. Jo Song Gil, 48, and his wife left the official residence in early November, weeks before his term was set to end, an official from Seoul’s National Intelligence… READ MORE

N. Korean leader says he’s ready for more talks with Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warns Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year’s speech, Kim said he’s ready to meet with Trump at any time to produce… READ MORE

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