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  • Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    09/23/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 21, 2018 11:44 AM | Arshad Mohammed, John Irish
    Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday (0000 GMT Tuesday) to grapple with U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 8 decision to withdraw from the deal and restore the full force of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Their delicate, and perhaps unrealistic, task is to build a case...
  • World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

    09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend the General Assembly session, a significant increase from last year’s 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout “eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United...
  • 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...
  • 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 leader agrees to dismantle missile testing, launch facilities

    09/19/2018 7:37:16 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/19/18 | USA Features
    Not everyone is as pleased with the announcements as the president appears to be. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. said the visit could possibly undermine efforts by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to impose “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang. “While North Korea has stopped testing missiles and nuclear devices, they have NOT moved toward denuclearization,” he tweeted. Other analysts have noted that the North has yet to reveal where all of its nuclear facilities are located, a move they say is necessary to ensure compliance with eventual denuclearization pledges. But it’s not realistic at this point to...
  • North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

    09/19/2018 6:41:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Hyonhee Shin, Soyoung Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. Speaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said they agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats”. They said the North was also willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States took unspecified “reciprocal action.” The pledges Kim and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • There are new signs North Korea is serious about denuclearization

    09/18/2018 4:11:26 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/18/18 | USA Features
    The biggest hurdle to complete denuclearization is related to security guarantees. Kim has always viewed a nuclear capability as a means of ensuring that he will retain power and that his family’s ruling dynasty would continue in perpetuity. The last thing he would want is to give up the only means of retaining power if he wasn’t absolutely certain that neither South Korea nor the U.S. wouldn’t take advantage of his denuclearization to invade and change the ruling North Korean regime. Another obstacle could also become an asset: China. In past years, Beijing has used North Korean belligerence and unpredictability...
  • 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...
  • US Accuses Russia of altering North Korea sanctions report

    09/13/2018 7:27:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Fox Newst ^ | 9/13/18 | Edith M. Lederer
    The United States accused Russia on Thursday of pressuring an independent panel of U.N. experts to alter a report on sanctions against North Korea that included alleged sanctions violations "implicating Russian actors." U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed disappointment in the panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea "for caving to Russian pressure and making changes to what should have been an independent report." She called it "a stain" on the experts' important work. Haley said the panel should release the original report, which cited "a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products" for North Korea in violation of U.N....
  • U.S. identifies some Korean War remains returned by North Korea

    09/12/2018 8:46:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    United Press International ^ | September 11, 2018 | Daniel Uria
    Some of the Korean War remains returned to the United States by North Korea have been identified, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday. Mattis confirmed two sets of remains out of the 55 boxes sent to the United States following President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kin Jong Un had been identified and the Department of Defense is working to identify the rest. "It's been good work done, they moved swiftly on a couple where they thought they had a better chance for a number of reasons, where the remains came from, and what background we had,...
  • First two U.S. troops from North Korean remains identified

    09/11/2018 7:43:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 11 02018 | Phil Stewart
    The U.S. military has identified the first two American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that North Korea handed over in July, the agency leading the analysis said on Monday. The identities are expected to be officially announced in the coming days after the troops’ relatives are informed. SNIP However, the sets of bones from the two soon-to-be-identified troops are far more complete. “We noticed ... within a few seconds of opening up the box, and pulling him out, that we think this individual is African American and tall and slender,” Byrd said. “And...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Tuesday 9/11/18

    09/11/2018 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning on this Tuesday September 11th, 2018, the 17th anniversary of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on the United States. In northern Syria 10-thousand or more Al-Qaeda fighters, thousands of Islamic State forces and other opponents of the regime of Syria's President Bashar Assad are under air and artillery attack ahead of a ground offensive. But the United States, United Kingdom and France are raising an alarm as the military action gets underway..... North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un wants another summit meeting with President Trump.... President Trump urging residents of the east coast to stay safe as Hurricane Florence...
  • Abe dangles 'financial aid' in return for North Korea concessions

    09/10/2018 6:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | September 11, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday (Sep 10) said he was ready to provide financial aid to Pyongyang on condition that it resolves the issues of its nuclear and missile test and abducted Japanese nationals. "If we resolve as a whole the questions of abductions of Japanese citizens (and) the missile and nuclear problem, we manage to draw a line under the unhappy past and normalise diplomatic relations, then we can provide it (North Korea) with economic aid," Abe said in translated comments to journalists after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in the far eastern city of Vladivostok. Japan,...
  • 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...
  • High-Kicking Women Soldiers the Highlight North Korea's No-More-Nukes Parade

    09/10/2018 2:25:48 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 48 replies
    Google Images --keywords: north korea women soldiers parade | 9/10/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Move over Radio City Rockettes!  Your competition has arrived.  On page one of today's Wall Street Journal is a terrific pic of North Korean women soldiers doing some mighty fine high-kicking for their military parade. Now copyright restrictions don't allow me to show those pics on this thread, but click over to Google Images using the keywords: north korea women soldiers parade Did Chairman Kim prepare this non-nuke display of beauty and athleticism especially for his friend, The Donald? Your comments please...
  • 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...