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  • South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'

    04/19/2018 2:26:56 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/19/18 | Rueters staff
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through planned summits between North and South, and between the North and the United States, in a bid to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization,” Moon told reporters.
  • North and South Korea are preparing to announce a permanent end to their war

    04/17/2018 11:43:50 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 111 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4/17/2018 | SARA MALM
    North and South Korea are preparing to officially end the war when their two leaders - Dictator Kim Jong-Un and President Moon Jae-in - meet next week. The two Koreas are technically still at war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. South Korean media reports that the two sides had been discussing plans for a permanent end to the war at the North-South summit, citing an unidentified Seoul official.
  • CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

    04/17/2018 6:33:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/17/2018 | Shane Harris, Carol D. Leonnig, Greg Jaffe and David Nakamura
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state was part of an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between Trump and Kim about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the highly classified nature of the talks.
  • Trump says it's possible summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen

    04/18/2018 2:14:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018
    Trump says it's possible summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he hopes to hold a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that five locations are being considered, but that it remains possible such a meeting may not happen.
  • The Tweet That Began The Process Leading To Unification Of The Korean Peninsula

    04/18/2018 4:34:03 AM PDT · by gaggs · 11 replies
    A thousand years from now, school children will study this tweet.Historical context: This tweet began a process leading to unification on the Korean Peninsula. And we were told that this tweet would lead to WWIII!! The tweet that will be in history books for kids to learn what resolved the NK-SK conflict... Along with this one of course:North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much...
  • South Korea's Navy Leans Toward France's Barracuda-class Nuclear Attack Submarine

    04/01/2018 9:16:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ankit Panda
    A think tank commissioned by the South Korean Navy to study possible options for a nuclear-powered attack submarine procurement has pointed to France’s 5,300 ton Barracuda-class submarine as a model candidate. Manufactured by French industrial group DCNS (Direction des Constructions Navales), the Barracuda-class is a modern class of nuclear attack submarine, notable for its extremely low noise signature, enhancing the submarine’s survivability. According to Defense News, a South Korean Navy spokesperson noted that they are reviewing the report, which was produced by the Korea Defense Network over five months. “After thorough review, we’ll report it to the defense minister and...
  • U.S. Monitoring Possible North Korean Military Base in Syria

    03/31/2018 6:53:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 14, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. Monitoring Possible North Korean Military Base in Syria Report: North Korea running underground military base in Syria BY: Adam Kredo March 14, 2018 12:20 pm The United States is monitoring information indicating that North Korea may be running a large underground military base in Syria that could be used for advanced weaponry and nuclear-related work, according to regional reports and U.S. officials tracking the situation. Regional reports have begun to surface indicating North Korea has neared completion of the construction of an underground military base located near Qardaha in Syria, the hometown of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "According...
  • China Says Kim Jong Un Met Xi, Willing to Hold U.S. Summit

    03/27/2018 8:48:24 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 38 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/27/2018
    <p>“The issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realization of peace,” Kim said during the four-day visit, according to Xinhua.</p>
  • China reminded Kim Jong Un who's boss during mysterious Beijing meeting, experts say

    03/28/2018 8:50:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2018 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    he mysterious meeting Kim Jong Un was summoned to in Beijing this week likely saw China's president remind the North Korean dictator who his real patron is ahead of talks with the U.S., according to experts. Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, made a surprise visit to Beijing on Monday, arriving on a mysterious green train that sparked rumors the North Korean first family was in China. The trip was planned in the weeks after President Trump announced he had accepted the despot’s invitation to meet by May, Yun Sun, who runs the East Asia program and the China...
  • China says North Korea's Kim pledged commitment to denuclearization

    03/28/2018 9:33:53 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 13 replies
    BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged his commitment to denuclearization and to meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold friendship with its isolated neighbor. More at link:
  • Kim Jung-Un May Have Moved The Game In China

    03/28/2018 8:15:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 28 Mar 2018
    Yesterday we looked at the rumors of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un visiting China and what that might portend. It didn’t take very long for the story to be confirmed. Kim was indeed in China meeting with President Xi Jinping and being treated to all the honors normally accorded a visiting head of state. After the meeting the two leaders made a joint announcement of how it had gone and North Korea delivered a startling pronouncement, saying that Kim had assured China that he’s interested in denuclearization, in addition to calming tensions on the peninsula. (Reuters) China said on...
  • Donald Trump, the Very Stable Genius Psychiatrist

    03/18/2018 5:05:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American ^ | March 18, 2018 | Deborah C. Tyler
    After President Trump posted the tweets shown below, the vast Trump vilification cosmos predictably sprang into outraged armchair psychiatry, citing the tweets as evidence that the 25th Amendment must be immediately invoked to remove Trump – a madman using insults to forge a path to nuclear Armageddon. But a funny thing happened just weeks later – and it was not nuclear Armageddon. Dear Leader Un arranged for the two Korean Olympic teams to march together in the imminent opening Olympic ceremony. Even the New York Times called that decision "[t]he most dramatic gesture of reconciliation between them [North and South...
  • Mike Pompeo statements on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Syria

    03/16/2018 6:45:19 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 March 2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    U.S. foreign policy toward adversaries such as Russia, North Korea and Syria may turn more aggressive if CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes secretary of state. Pompeo has lambasted Moscow's aggression toward the West and other countries: January 2018: "I continue to be concerned not only about the Russians but about others' efforts as well. We have many foes who want to undermine Western democracy. So there's this Washington-based focus on Russian interference. I want to make sure we broaden the conversation." North Korea October 2017: Pompeo said Pyongyang was would soon be able to threaten a U.S. city with nuclear...
  • Planned Trump-Kim Meeting Irks Soros [semi-satire]

    03/11/2018 10:19:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    Billionaire donor to the Democratic Party George Soros is apoplectic over the announcement that President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within the next two months to discuss nuclear disarmament of his country. "This never should have happened," Soros complained. "I paid $30 million to defeat Trump in the 2016 election. I've funded street protests and riots to try to undermine his administration. I've been working tirelessly with the FBI and media to generate a scandal that will drive him from office. That this Korean twit would wreck my efforts by yielding to Trump's pressures...
  • Trump’s bellicosity secures a diplomatic coup — for now [WaPo???!!!]

    03/08/2018 10:56:41 PM PST · by NRx · 67 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-09-2018 | Karen DeYoung
    For the moment, at least, it appears to be a clear-cut victory — the biggest foreign policy win of his young administration. President Trump has brought his arch-nemesis, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a.k.a. “Little Rocket Man,” to the table to negotiate away his nuclear arsenal. Optimists declared a major breakthrough. Even pessimists acknowledged that Trump’s hard line against Pyongyang, after decades of less forceful U.S. effort, played a significant role in moving one of the world’s most vexing and threatening problems in a potentially positive direction. But in the afterglow of the surprise announcement — hinted by Trump...
  • North Korea makes 'agreement' with South Korea after historic meeting: KCNA

    03/05/2018 11:34:28 PM PST · by Steven W. · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | Christine Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets members of the special delegation of South Korea's President in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 6, 2018. A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong traveled to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Monday in hopes of encouraging...
  • North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Reactor Shows Signs of Operation

    03/05/2018 11:17:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The reactor at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex continues to show signs of operation, suggesting that the country may be resuming the production of weapons-grade plutonium, a U.S. institute monitoring the site said Monday. Steam vapor plumes were seen emanating from the 5 megawatt reactor facility and nearby river ice was melting, based on commercial satellite imagery from Feb. 25, the U.S.-Korea Institute of Johns Hopkins University said on its 38 North website. (Photo supplied by Airbus Defense & Space/38 North) The findings could overshadow a recent diplomatic thaw between the two Koreas. "While vapor plumes have been noted a...
  • So what can Egypt hit with it's New North Korea Missles?

    12/10/2001 1:31:05 PM PST · by CJ Wolf · 2 replies · 1+ views
    none ^ | today | none
    Posting this Question in the Question section...I hope.
  • Egypt Reportedly Ordered 30,000 Rockets From North Korea in $23m Deal Foiled by U.S.

    10/02/2017 10:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    haaretz ^ | Oct 02, 2017
    Egyptian business executives ordered $23 million worth of rockets from North Korea for the Egyptian army in a complex and illicit arrangement that was thwarted by U.S. intelligence services, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The failed deal prompted a United Nations investigation and a series of U.S. complaints over Egypt's sanction-defying attempts to purchase North Korean weaponry, just one link in the chain of a global arms trade that the report describes as a "vital financial lifeline" for the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.
  • Exclusive: North Korean Leaders Used Brazilian Passports to Apply for Western Visas - Sources

    02/28/2018 10:19:58 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2018 | Guy Faulconbridge
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his late father Kim Jong Il used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas to visit Western countries in the 1990s, five senior Western European security sources told Reuters. While North Korea’s ruling family is known to have used travel documents obtained under false pretences, there are few specific examples. The photocopies of the Brazilian passports seen by Reuters have not been published before. “They used these Brazilian passports, which clearly show the photographs of Kim Jong Un and Kim Jong Il, to attempt to obtain visas from foreign embassies,” one senior...