Posts Tagged ‘Korea’

North Korea Launches Missiles Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks With US

North Korea launched two unidentified projectiles on Thursday, in what could be the latest sign that a nuclear disarmament deal with the US might be unattainable unless President Trump offers fresh concessions, reported Reuters.  28-Nov-2019 03:07:57 AM – NORTH KOREA HAS LAUNCHED WHAT APPEARS TO BE A MISSILE — JAPAN COAST GUARD 28-Nov-2019 03:24:02 AM – APPARENT MISSILE […]

North Korea: “Rabid Dog” Joe Biden “Must Be Put to Death”

North Korea has blasted 2020 hopeful Joe Biden, declaring him a “rabid dog” who “must be put to death.” While it remains unclear what provoked Friday’s statement, Biden has been critical of President Trump’s summitry with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un in the past. The state-run KCNA news agency warned the former vice president was […]

Major US-South Korea air exercise postponed, described by US as an ‘act of goodwill’ to Pyongyang

At a press briefing with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Bangkok, Esper insisted the move was not “a concession” to his partner country’s neighbor and argued the postponement was rather a diplomatic gesture in a hope to bring new life into the gridlocked denuclearization talks. “We have made this decision as an act […]

If North Korea and Japan went to war, South Koreans would support Kim Jong-un, says new survey

The survey, titled “The Situation in Northeast Asia and South Koreans’ Perception,” found that 45.5 percent of respondents would support North Korea, while just 15.1 percent would support Japan, while 39.4 were undecided.  The survey, which was carried out by a state-sponsored think tank led by research fellow Lee Sang Sin, involved 1,000 participants and […]

UN Security Council Sanctions against North Korea Responsible for Deaths of 3,193 Children Under Age 5 in 2018 Alone!

On Monday, October 28, a brilliant panel discussion revealing the atrocities resulting from the UN Security Council sanctions (in particular, Resolution 2397) forced upon the DPRK was held at 777 United Nations Plaza.  This panel discussion should have been held on the premises of the United Nations, in one of the conspicuous press briefing rooms, […]

North Korea confirms firing ‘super-large multiple rocket launchers’

The army tested “super-large multiple rocket launchers,” according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The test’s success proved the capability of the “continuous-fire system” to “totally destroy” a group of enemy targets. Tokyo claimed on Thursday that the projectiles, launched in the afternoon local time, were most likely ballistic missiles. The test comes […]

College Students From The Korea University Student Association Entered US Embassy Residence

College Students From The Korea University Student Association Entered US Embassy Residence Above Photo: sovereignty broadcast/ Youtube Screenshot On October 18, university students staged a protest inside the residence of the U.S. ambassador to South Korea against defense cost-sharing. South Korea paid $920 million for 2018 (in addition to a nearly $11 billion for building the […]

S. Korea halts pharmaceutical exports to Iran

MNA – South Korea has stopped its exports of medicine and related products to Iran, an official from Medical Equipment Department of Iranian ministry of health and education announced on Tuesday. Condemning the nonhumanitarian act of the South Korean government, Gholam Hossein Mehralian said “according to our made investigations, the South Korean government has stopped […]

India-South Korea Security Cooperation. What Impacts on China?

India surprised many observers when it failed to reach a widely reported military logistics pact with Russia following Modi’s visit to the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok as President Putin’s guest of honor early last month but instead ended up clinching one with South Korea of all countries shortly thereafter. It was thought that Russia […]

N. Korea urges Trump to make ‘wise and bold’ decision to reboot negotiations

Trump should make a “wise option and bold decision” to end the diplomatic deadlock between the US and North Korea, Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan said on Friday. He argued that future negotiations would be of little use because Washington continues to insist that Pyongyang must first give up its nuclear arsenal before receiving […]

North Korea welcomes Trump’s firing of ‘nasty’ Bolton

North Korea has welcomed the move by US President Donald Trump to fire his national security adviser John Bolton, who espoused a standoffish view of how America had to deal with Pyongyang. “[I] would like to welcome the wise political decision of President Trump to approach the DPRK-US relations from a more practical point of […]

Trump-Taliban Talks Like Those with North Korea – A Photo Op on the Deck of the Titanic

The Afghanistan government has been miffed and apprehensive for some time that the Trump administration has been talking to the Taliban in Qatar without any representation from Kabul. Government officials were therefore happy about Trump’s abrupt cancellation of what he depicted as a summit with the Taliban at Camp David (to which Afghanistan president Ashraf […]

US penalizes shipping firms for helping North Korea circumvent sanctions

The United States has imposed sanctions on two individuals from Taiwan and three Chinese shipping firms it says are helping North Korea circumvent sanctions. The companies are helping North Korea with “illicit ship-to-ship (STS) transfers to circumvent United Nations (UN) sanctions that restrict the import of petroleum products,” the Treasury Department said in a […]

Trump, Abe in disagreement over seriousness of North Korea’s missile tests

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have voiced radically different opinions over North Korea’s recent missile tests, which have overshadowed speculations about a possible revival of denuclearization talks on the Korean Peninsula. Trump, who has long boasted of close relations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said Sunday that Pyongyang’s […]

South Korea set to terminate intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

South Korea has announced that it would scrap a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a decision that could escalate a dispute over trade and undercut security cooperation on North Korea. Kim You-geun, the first deputy chief of South Korea’s National Security Council (NSC), said during a press briefing in Seoul on Thursday that the […]

North Korea Has Achieved Nuclear Warheads, Japan Claims

In what could potentially become a monumental roadblock in US-North Korea nuclear talks, despite all recent good-will expressed between Kim and Trump through exchange of “beautiful” letters, a major annual Japanese defense review seen by Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper will say for the first time that Pyongyang likely already possesses warheads in the form of […]

China, Japan, South Korea vow to strengthen ties

Foreign ministers from China, Japan, and South Korea vowed to strengthen trilateral relations in a meeting on the outskirts of Beijing on Wednesday (August 21). Ties between Japan and South Korea are arguably at their lowest ebb since their relationship was normalized in 1965, hit by a heated feud over the issue of South Korean […]

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

   Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and […]

Trump calls US-South Korea military exercises ‘ridiculous and expensive’

US President Donald Trump has called  the US-South Korea military exercises “ridiculous and expensive exercises,” and said that he will meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un in the “not too distant future”. In a tweet early Saturday, Trump said that Kim had sent him a letter seeking a meeting to start negotiations between […]

South Korea Officials Laugh at Trump’s Demand for $5 Billion to Keep US Army There

AS THE WORLD TURNS: More and more, Trump is looking like the odd man out, as Kim and Moon get on with the business of peace. Recently, US President Donald Trump made history by becoming the first sitting US President to physically step foot inside of North Korea over the DMZ line. Despite diplomatic progress […]

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