North and South Korea on Saturday struck different notes as they marked the first anniversary of a summit between their leaders that fuelled a whirlwind of diplomacy which has died down amid deadlock over Pyongyang’s denuclearisation.
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.
Things are evidently not moving in the right direction as far as the denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea are concerned. The so-called “excellent relationship” between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has failed to yield the desired results so far.
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
There is “great respect” between the United States and North Korea, President Donald Trump said on Monday, predicting “lots of good things” despite recent missile launches by Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un oversaw a live-fire military exercise on Saturday that potentially included North Korea’s first ballistic missile launch since 2017 — challenging US President Donald Trump’s bottom line in nuclear talks. Kim watched as “large-caliber, long-range multiple-rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons”
US President Donald Trump arrives in Japan on Saturday for a four-day trip likely to be dominated by warm words and friendly images, but light on substantive progress over trade.
Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA informant, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.