Thursday’s missile tests were the first since Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed to resume nuclear talks during an impromptu meeting last month in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.
Considering that nuclear weapons are the most dangerous enemies of humanity and the scale of devastation they could cause is inconceivable, the opportunity to engage diplomatically with North Korea should never be let off.
Kim Jong Un, like Vladimir Putin, has enjoyed flourishes of bonhomie with Donald Trump only to see the relationship fray over sanctions. Now, the North Korean leader is turning to the Russian president for help.
One of the most striking facts of today’s world is that young people do not seem to worry very much about nuclear war. Climate change is by far the larger concern, while nuclear war is seen as a threat of the past. As Chapin Boyer, who is in his late 20s, wrote in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists a few years ago
North Korea has joined Iran in rejecting the Trump administration’s approach to bilateral dealings. Pyongyang’s foreign ministry spokesman said his country will never resume talks with the US unless the administration changes its policy on nuclear disarmament. He also blamed the US for making
The impromptu nature of President Donald Trump’s forays into foreign policy led to another display of showmanship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but it also exposed divisions within the administration and uncertainty about its goals. In a tweet early Monday, national security adviser John Bolton
North Korea said on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new tactical guided weapon, state media said on Thursday, the North’s first public weapons test since a second summit with the United States ended without agreement in February.
North Korea will hold a plenary session of its ruling party’s central committee on Wednesday, a day after leader Kim Jong Un chaired a politburo meeting to discuss ways to make progress under the “prevailing tense situation,” state media reported.