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  • Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul in December

    09/22/2018 1:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New Straits Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Bernama
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to visit Seoul in December, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted the chief of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group Sohn Kyung- shik as saying. Kyung-shik was a member of the South Korean delegation that accompanied President Moon Jae-in this week for his three-day trip to North Korea. He joined the delegation as the head of the Korea Employers Federation, a major business lobby. During a joint press conference after the third summit, Kim said he made a promise to visit Seoul “in the near future.” Moon later added that what Kim meant by the...
  • Trump says N. Korean leader agrees to nuclear inspections

    09/18/2018 10:53:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | September 19, 2018 | Yonhap
    US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow nuclear inspectors in and permanently shut down nuclear and missile testing sites. Trump made the remarks in a tweet after Kim held his third summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang where the reclusive ruler reaffirmed his commitment to the denuclearization of the peninsula. "Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts," Trump said in the tweet. "In the meantime there...
  • Kim Wants New Summit With Trump, Moon Says After Visiting North Korea

    09/20/2018 9:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 20, 2018 | Bill Chappell
    North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un wants to meet with President Trump again, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has just returned from Pyongyang. Moon also spoke directly to the North Korean public, describing a peaceful future to an audience of some 150,000 people. "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years," Moon said in his speech on Thursday, in which he repeatedly addressed the crowd as "Citizens of Pyongyang, fellow Koreans." Moon continued, "Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the...
  • Kim Jong Un: Singapore summit with Trump created stability

    09/19/2018 12:22:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2018 | Hugh T. Ferguson
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that his summit last June with President Donald Trump has provided geopolitical stability and that he expects more progress in talks between his nation and Washington. Kim's comments, first reported by Reuters, were made at the start of a three-day summit at which Kim is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang, the pair's third meeting of the year. Kim also credited Moon with making the “historic” summit in Singapore possible. “Thanks to that, the political situation in the region has stabilized and I expect more advanced results,” Kim told...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/18/2018 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There is Breaking News from Syria overnight with 15 Russian servicemen dead after their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syrian city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response".... US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is in a knot accusing Russia of "cheating" on North Korea sanctions. Haley spoke at the UN Security Council yesterday..... South Korea's President Moon Jae In arrived in North Korea today...
  • North Korean sanctions violations don’t mean Kim is abandoning denuclearization

    09/16/2018 9:59:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 1 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/16/18 | USA Features
    Last week the White House announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter via South Korea to President Trump sending ‘warm’ regards and a request for a second summit following their historic Singapore meeting earlier this year. The request has generated much speculation among Western and Asian diplomatic and geopolitical circles as to what it means in regards to the primary objective of the U.S., South Korea, Japan, and other concerned parties: The complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. So, does the ongoing flouting of U.S. and international sanctions indicate that Kim isn’t serious about denuclearization and never...
  • North Korea's Kim asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

    09/10/2018 3:13:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sep 2018 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is already looking at scheduling one, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday. The two leaders have been discussing North Korea’s nuclear program since their unprecedented June 12 summit which has been criticized for being short on concrete details about how and whether Kim is willing to give up on a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States. Trump told reporters on Friday that a personal letter from Kim was on the...
  • Trump Tweets ‘Thank You’ to Kim Jong Un After North Korean Military Parade

    09/09/2018 5:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 9, 2018 | Doha Madani
    President Donald Trump sent his thanks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday after the country made changes to its military parade in Pyongyang. North Korea celebrated its 70-year anniversary on Sunday with a show of its military strength but strayed from the traditional display of the country’s intercontinental missiles. The parade instead featured floats and flowers as Kim chose to focus on building economic power. Trump, who met with Kim for a denuclearization summit in Singapore in June, tweeted his gratitude to the North Korean dictator on Sunday. “This is a big and very positive statement from...
  • No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers

    09/09/2018 8:21:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Josh Smith
    PYONGYANG (Reuters) - With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development, to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. Line upon line of goose-stepping soldiers and columns of tanks shook the ground before giving way to chanting crowds waving flags and flowers as they passed a review stand where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat with a special envoy from China, as well as other visiting foreigners. Kim told the envoy, Chinese parliament chief Li Zhanshu, that North Korea was focusing on economic development...
  • North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

    09/06/2018 10:59:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Columbian ^ | September 6, 2018 | The Associated Press
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to ending their nations’ hostile relations, but he’s frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his “goodwill measures” to be met in kind, South Korean officials said Thursday. The trove of comments from Kim, including his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and to the suspension of all future long-range missile tests, were relayed by top South Korean security officials returning from meeting him in Pyongyang as well as by the North’s propaganda specialists. Even in their indirect form, each statement will...
  • Donald Trump A Favorite For The Nobel Peace Prize In 2018

    09/05/2018 8:59:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Sports Betting Dime ^ | September 5, 2018 | Don Aguero
    • Can Trump go from “fire and fury” to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? • The President is currently among the favorites to receive the award, behind only Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In • Is there value in picking Trump or the Korean leaders? Donald Trump was met with chants of “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” at one of his Michigan rallies back in April, and back then it seemed ridiculous that a man who once threatened to nuke North Korea could be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet here we are. Donald Trump is now one of the...
  • Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume US-South Korea war games

    08/29/2018 10:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hindu Business Line ^ | August 29, 2018 | Reuters
    Days after cancelling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearisation talks, US President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea. Trump's statement came a day after his defence secretary hinted that the drills, which North Korea denounces as rehearsals for invasion, could resume. Trump tweeted a White House statement in which he once again questioned China's role in helping to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear weapons that threaten...
  • Trump calls off Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea

    08/24/2018 8:58:12 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 25 August 2018 | Irish Times
    US president Donald Trump said on Friday he had cancelled secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea because “we are not making sufficient progress” toward the goal of denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Mr Trump said in a message on Twitter that Mr Pompeo’s visit, which was set for next week, now would likely not take place until after Washington has resolved its trade dispute with China. Mr Trump said China was no longer helping on the North Korea issue. It was a dramatic shift of tone for Mr Trump, who had previously hailed his June summit with...
  • No indication North Korea nuclear activities stopped: UN's IAEA

    08/21/2018 5:27:45 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 21 August 2018 | Channel News Asia
    VIENNA: The UN's nuclear watchdog said it had not seen any indication that nuclear activities in North Korea have stopped despite its pledges to denuclearise. "The continuation and further development of the DPRK's nuclear programme and related statements by the DPRK are a cause for grave concern," said a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), referring to North Korea's official name. The report, published late Monday (Aug 20), by the director general of Yukiya Amano is to be submitted to an IAEA board meeting in September. In 2009 Pyongyang expelled IAEA inspectors from its Yongbyon nuclear site and...
  • S. Korean President Pledges 'Bold Step' with N. Korea's Kim in Ending War

    08/15/2018 1:02:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | August 15, 2018 | Staff
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take a "bold step" in their upcoming summit to formally ending the six-decade old war that split the two sides. President Moon made the declaration Wednesday during a ceremony in Seoul marking the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Korean peninsula from Japanese colonial rule. The two Koreas announced earlier this week that Moon and Kim will meet in Pyongyang sometime next month. The two leaders have already met twice this year, both times in Panmunjom, the truce village in the border zone that...
  • North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department

    08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14). Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials. "We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing. "Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming...
  • Russia hiring North Korean 'slave' workers despite UN sanctions

    08/04/2018 8:03:50 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3 Aug 2018 | Alec Luhn
    While Pyongyang is cut off from the international financial system, it is able to make up to $2.3 billion in hard currency a year by sending some 100,000 or more workers abroad, according to estimates. Up to 80 per cent of them go to China and Russia, where they are employed in what the UN has called “slave-like conditions” and give up to 90 per cent of their wages to Kim Jong-un's regime. Contractors have said North Koreans helped build the World Cup stadium in St Petersburg, where at least one died on site. Previously many of them worked in...
  • Secret Sauce? Kim Jong Un applies science to kimchi-making

    07/30/2018 11:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un wants to turn the art of kimchi-making into a science. And the North Korean leader is putting his money where his mouth is. On the outskirts of Pyongyang, surrounded by snow-covered farms and greenhouses, stands one of Kim’s latest pet projects, the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory, which produces 4,200 tons of the iconic Korean pickled vegetable dish a year. The shiny new facility replaces an older factory and opened in June last year after getting Kim’s final seal of approval, according to manager Paek Mi Hye. The factory is intended to showcase Kim’s...
  • North Korea’s Ruling Party Informs Officials Kim Regime Will Not Give Up Nukes

    07/26/2018 10:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 07/26/2018
    The Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party has decreed that North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear arsenal, which it termed a “precious legacy” of the country’s late leaders, according to local sources, despite an earlier pledge by party chairman Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.Kim held historic talks with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in April, as well as an unprecedented summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June, and agreed—in principle—to abandoning the North’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for promises of regime security and economic prosperity.But a lack of any concrete agreement on steps to...
  • Pompeo, Haley call out China, Russia for helping North Korea violate sanctions

    07/21/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | July 20, 2018 | Conor Finnegan
    The U.S. is calling out China and Russia for helping North Korea violate United Nations sanctions as the regime smuggles in more oil than is allowed. The illegal transfers are now disrupting the U.S. talks with North Korea and its push for the regime to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Pompeo traveled to New York Friday to join Haley for a meeting with the U.N. Security Council representatives, including Chinese and Russian representatives, for what Haley called "frank talk." "We put pressure today...