North Korea scales down jingoism on 70th birthday Stalled peace process In a historic meeting with US President Donald Trump in June, Kim pledged to work toward denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. But Kim’s efforts to ease tensions with the US have stalled since the Singapore meeting. While Washington insists Pyongyang commits to denuclearization first, the […]
North Korea scales down jingoism on 70th birthday North Korea turns 70 The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the North is officially known, was proclaimed on September 9, 1948, three years after the former Soviet Union and the United State divided the peninsula between them in the closing days of World War II. The […]
North Korea closed its borders in January in an attempt to prevent the virus — now fueling a pandemic affected nearly every nation on earth — from devastating the impoverished country. Dictator Kim Jong-un has insisted since the pandemic began that his nation has documented zero cases of coronavirus within its borders, and continues to […]
Moon appeared overjoyed by Trump’s seemingly spontaneous decision the day before to suggest a meeting with Kim, but he was the odd man out in the interplay between Trump and Kim. Left outside as Trump and Kim talked privately in Freedom House, he could still take credit for having opened up dialog with North Korea […]
Kim had visited typhoon-stricken areas in the country’s northeast over the weekend. Experts say Kim is likely trying to project an image of a leader looking after his people’s livelihoods as he seeks to bolster internal unity in face of economic setbacks and U.S.-led sanctions and pressure.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018″Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea,” he wrote in a second tweet. “President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!”
The North has a history of dialing up pressure against the South when it fails to get what it wants from the United States. The North’s recent steps came after months of frustration over Seoul’s unwillingness to defy U.S.-led sanctions and restart the inter-Korean economic projects that would breathe life into its broken economy.
Abe last visited Mr. Trump’s resort in February 2017, soon after the president took office. It was during that visit that the two were photographed just moments before giving a statement on North Korea’s missile tests having dinner in a public dining room at Mar-a-Lago. In one you can see Mr. Trump on a cell phone; […]
“We call on all nations to fully implement U.N. Security Council Resolutions, and sever or downgrade diplomatic and commercial relations with North Korea,” a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, Katina Adams, said when asked about the new ferry service.
After touring flood-hit sites over the weekend, Kim chaired on Tuesday the sixth enlarged meeting of the ruling Korean Workers’ Party’s Seventh Central Military Commission in Pyongyang in order to discuss “severe damage” dealt to the Komdok area of South Hamgyong Province by a major storm termed “Typhoon No. 9.” The devastation was enough to […]