Articles Tagged 'North Korea'

North Korea executes nuclear envoy to U.S. after failed Trump summit: report

North Korea executed its special nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of senior officials over the failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper claimed Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed by firing squad in March along with four other foreign ministry officials, the paper reported, citing… READ MORE

Trump agrees with Kim, rips Biden at Japan presser

President Trump on Monday tore into Joe Biden on the international stage, agreeing with a foreign strongman’s characterization of the former vice president as “low IQ” and ripping his record during a press conference in Japan. Asked whether he was siding with a foreign dictator over a vice president from his own country, Trump did not back down. “Kim Jong… READ MORE

North Korea fires two short-range missiles, South says

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week, the South Korean military says. The missiles fired from the Sino-ri base in the north-west of the country travelled 420km (260 miles) and 270km. The tests come as a top US envoy is in South Korea for talks on how to break the… READ MORE

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

Kim Jong Un consolidates power as North Korea shuffles leadership

In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported on Friday, moves analysts said solidify Kim’s grip on power. In an expected move, Kim Jong Un was re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission… READ MORE

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea

Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and informed that the North’s staff would be leaving later in the day. It has expressed its regret at the decision and is urging staff from the North to return as soon as possible. The pullout follows a failed summit between the US and North Korean leaders in Hanoi last month. The liaison… 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

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