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  • "North Korea Considering Stopping Negotiations with the US" (FReepranslation from original Korean)

    03/15/2019 1:39:06 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 47 replies
    English synopsis translation of the Korean article (北 최선희 "美와 비핵화 협상 중단 고려...김정은 곧 행동 계획 발표") Text: North Korea (key negotiator) Ms. Choe Hee-hee: "We Are Now Considering Stopping Negotiations with the US" Article by Chosun Ilbo Reporter Kim Nam-hee Sub point: Choi states: "It will soon be decided if Kim Jong Un will continue to maintain a nuclear or missile moratorium," "(SOS) Mike Pompeo and (NSC) John Bolton are the ones to have created hostility and mistrust." "It will soon be decided if Kim Jong Un will continue to maintain a nuclear or missile moratorium and...
  • Activity At 2nd North Korean Missile Site Indicates Possible Launch Preparations

    03/08/2019 2:43:33 PM PST · by Mariner · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | March 8th, 2019 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Commercial satellite imagery of a facility near Pyongyang suggests that North Korea is preparing to launch a missile or space rocket in the near future. The images are of a site known as Sanumdong a facility where North Korea has assembled some of its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and satellite-launching rockets. The images taken Feb. 22 by DigitalGlobe and shared exclusively with NPR show cars and trucks parked near the facility. Rail cars sit in a nearby rail yard, where two cranes are also erected. "When you put that all that together, that's really what it looks like when...
  • North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

    03/05/2019 11:02:59 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 Mar 2019 | David Brunnstrom, Lisa Lambert
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trumps national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program. South Koreas Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported on Tuesday that work was underway at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station at Tongchang-ri, even as Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a second summit in Hanoi last week.
  • Donald Trump puts past presidents to shame with North Korea policies

    03/02/2019 4:14:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/19 | Tony Shaffer
    The departure of President Trump from Vietnam without an agreement with Kim Jong Un was his Reykjavik moment. It was time to walk away with no deal instead of a terrible deal. This marks a diversion from every other administration that caved to North Korea when faced with these difficult moments. It is interesting to look back over the days leading up to this summit at the comments from people responsible for decades of failed diplomacy with North Korea. These are the last people who should be giving President Trump advice, but they offer it publicly and constantly. Samantha Vinograd,...
  • Trump lands in Vietnam for Kim Jong Un summit

    02/26/2019 10:17:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump landed Tuesday in Vietnam for his crucial summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- the president's second meeting as part of a bold push to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Looking forward to a very productive Summit, Trump tweeted on Monday before boarding Air Force One. Trump landed in Hanoi hours after Kim arrived by armored train. The summit will take place later this week. Officials in Hanoi told The Associated Press that they only had about 10 days to prepare, but promised airtight security for the two leaders. But the chaotic preparations included the White...
  • Trump says he was nominated for Nobel Prize by Japan's prime minister

    02/15/2019 10:11:14 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 15, 2019
    President Trump said Friday that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe because of his talks with North Korea, although Trump said he doesn't expect to win the prize in October. "I'll probably never get it. That's okay. They gave it to Obama and he didn't know what he got it for. With me, I probably will never get it," Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference. "We do a lot of good work. This administration does a tremendous job. We don't get credit for it." The Norwegian Nobel Committee received 304...
  • Trump on North Korea (tweets)

    02/08/2019 6:42:53 PM PST · by be-baw · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 8, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    More North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one! 13,540 replies 10,890 retweets 46,034 likes Reply 14K Retweet 11K Like 46K Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un....
  • US envoy arrives in North Korea to prepare for second Trump-Kim summit

    02/06/2019 8:51:10 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 3 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2/6/2019 | staff
    SEOUL (NYTIMES) - A senior American negotiator arrived in North Korea on Wednesday (Feb 6) to sort out crucial details for a nuclear summit meeting in Vietnam between United States President Donald Trump and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, with only three weeks to go before the talks take place. Mr Stephen Biegun, the Trump administration's special representative for North Korea, arrived in Pyongyang, the North's capital, around the time that Mr Trump announced in his State of the Union address that he and Mr Kim would meet for a second time on Feb 27-28 in Vietnam. Mr Beigun's...
  • President Trump Should Connect Both Ends of Korea Policy

    01/25/2019 12:19:18 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2019 | Doug Bandow
    A year ago the Left was convinced that President Donald Trump was going to plunge the world into nuclear war in Korea. Today it is upset because he hasnt done so or at least has yet to achieve what no other president managed to do, force the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to disgorge its nuclear weapons. Neoconservatives are mad that he is talking with instead of bombing the Norths Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. And that the president has mooted the possibility of withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea. It doesnt seem to matter what he does or doesnt...
  • President Trump Says North Korea's Kim Jong Un Has Sent Him Another `Great Letter'

    01/02/2019 8:47:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 2, 2019 | Toluse Olorunnipa, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent him a great letter and that the two men would both like to meet for a second time. Weve really established a very good relationship, Trump said Wednesday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, a day after Kim threatened to backtrack on promises to give up his nuclear arsenal if the U.S. doesnt relax sanctions against the country. Trump said there would have been a big fat war in Asia if he hadnt met with Kim in Singapore last year, and that they really want to do...
  • US, South Korea to Launch Joint Working Group on North Korea

    11/03/2018 12:25:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Voice of America ^ | November 3, 2018 | Christy Lee and Paul Park
    The United States and South Korea have agreed to launch a joint working group to coordinate their North Korea sanctions, a move that reflects Washington’s attempt to bridge the allies’ diverging approaches to denuclearizing the Kim regime, experts said. “The two governments agreed on establishing a new working group that would further strengthen our close coordination on our diplomacy, on our denuclearization efforts, on sanctions implementations, and inter-Korean cooperation that comply with the United Nations sanctions,” Robert Palladino, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, said. “So this is an additional step that we’re taking that Special Representative (Stephen) Biegun and his...
  • US cancels major military exercise with South Korea

    10/20/2018 4:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CNN Politics ^ | October 19, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    The US and South Korea decided Friday to suspend another major joint military exercise to give the diplomatic process with North Korea "every opportunity to continue." "Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo decided to suspend Exercise Vigilant Ace to give the diplomatic process every opportunity to continue," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement. The decision was made during Mattis' meeting with his counterpart in Singapore. The exercise was due to take place in December. Last year's iteration of the Vigilant Ace involved 12,000 US troops and some 230 military aircraft...
  • North Korea: Kim Jong-un expects 'great progress' after Pompeo talks

    10/08/2018 11:28:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 7, 2018 | Benjamin Haas in Seoul
    Kim Jong-un has said he expects great progress would surely be made on issues between North Korea and the US after secretary of state Mike Pompeo visited Pyonyang for productive and wonderful talks. Kim explained in detail the proposals for solving the denuclearization issue, according to paraphrased remarks reported by the official Korean Central News Agency, but neither side has revealed those plans. Kim also said he was confident relations between the two countries would continue to develop favorably in the future and expected a second summit with Donald Trump to be held sooner or later. The two countries will...
  • Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    10/07/2018 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Pollard · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct 07 2018 | Sunghee Hwang
    Seoul (AFP) - Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington's top diplomat held "productive" talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Sunday morning for around two hours of talks followed by a lunch in the North's capital, before flying to Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region. Pompeo said "he agreed with Chairman Kim to hold the second US-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible", South Korea's...
  • Pompeo has 'very successful morning' with Kim Jong Un, as talks for second major summit with...

    10/07/2018 1:55:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 October 2018 | Gregg Re | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Pompeo has 'very successful morning' with Kim Jong Un, as talks for second major summit with Trump continue Just hours after President Trump touted his efforts to denuclearize North Korea at a boisterous rally Saturday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters he had a "very productive" meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Sunday. Although there were no immediate indications the secretary of state had arranged for a second major summit between Trump and Kim, both leaders have publicly voiced support for another meeting. The jovial feeling during Pompeo's fourth trip to...
  • Pompeo hails 'dawn of new day' with N. Korea

    09/27/2018 12:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hailed the "dawn of a new day" with North Korea as the U.S. pushes diplomacy to denuclearize the regime. Chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, Pompeo sounded a hopeful note on the diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. But he also called for strict enforcement of all U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang until denuclearization is achieved. "Past diplomatic attempts to halt North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development were unsuccessful," Pompeo said. "But now we're at the dawn of a new day." Pompeo credited U.S....
  • Is the Korea denuclearization process for real?

    09/22/2018 12:24:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | David Ignatius, Associate Editor & Columist, The Washington Post
    After the big bang of the Singapore summit in June, with its showy but vague North Korean commitment to denuclearization, many analysts doubted that the deal had any real substance. But we're beginning to see the first signs of what a serious accord would look like. This week's North-South summit meeting in Pyongyang produced accord on some basic essentials of a real denuclearization process. North Korea agreed to accept internal inspectors to monitor destruction of one of its test sites, a first step toward the broader inspection process that will be essential for any verifiable pact. North Korea also agreed...
  • Kim Wants New Summit With Trump, Moon Says After Visiting North Korea

    09/20/2018 9:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 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...
  • North Korean sanctions violations dont 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 isnt 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 Koreas 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...