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  • Trump's breakup letter with Kim Jong Un leaves experts puzzled

    05/24/2018 5:37:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 41 replies
    LA Times / Reuters ^ | 3 hours ago | By Matt Pearce and Matt Stiles, Los Angeles Times
    "We greatly appreciate your time, patience and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions" about the upcoming meeting, Trump's missive began. (please see link, for full article)
  • N. Korea still open to talks with US as Trump threatens Kim Jong-un after scrapping summit

    05/24/2018 4:09:02 PM PDT · by Hadean · 73 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | May 24, 2018
    North Korea said on Friday it was still open to talks with the US despite Donald Trump's threat of military action after cancelling their June 12 summit in Singapore. Pyongyang described the US president's decision to pull the plug on the much anticipated meeting as "extremely regrettable". "The abrupt announcement of the cancellation of the meeting is unexpected for us and we cannot but find it extremely regrettable," Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister, said in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency. "We again state to the US our willingness to sit face-to-face at...
  • Trump cancels Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    05/24/2018 7:01:38 AM PDT · by BBell · 55 replies
    President Donald Trump has canceled his historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month. The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in the southeastern Asian island city state. "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," Trump wrote in a letter to Kim, which was released Thursday morning.
  • Trump cancels Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    05/24/2018 6:52:24 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 174 replies
    President Donald Trump wrote a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying that their planned summit next month in Singapore was cancelled. The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in the southeastern Asian island city state. "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," Trump wrote in the letter, which was released Thursday morning.
  • North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

    05/24/2018 5:31:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-05-24
    North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has dismantled its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony said on Thursday (May 24), in a planned move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit next month with the United States. Pyongyang announced its plan to "completely" dismantle the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, inviting some foreign journalists to witness the destruction. “There was a huge explosion, you could feel it. Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud,”...
  • North Koreans skipped recent summit planning meeting with US: WH official

    05/24/2018 2:02:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | May 23, 2018 | CECILIA VEGA
    North Koreans skipped recent summit planning meeting with US: WH official CECILIA VEGA Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:21AM Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the June meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is moving forward as scheduled, despite growing concerns among White House officials and the president that the North Koreans could scuttle the summit. Those concerns, according to a senior White House official, began about two weeks ago when a North Korean delegation failed to show up at a planning meeting for the summit with U.S. officials - although, according to...
  • North Korea says future of Trump-Kim summit is up to Washington: KCNA

    05/23/2018 6:10:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-05-24
    North Korea says future of Trump-Kim summit is up to Washington: KCNA SEOUL (Reuters,AFP) - North Korea's vice foreign minister said the future of the summit between Pyongyang and Washington is "entirely" up to the United States and condemned a media interview by US Vice President Mike Pence in which he compared the North to Libya. "We will neither beg the US for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us," said Choe Son Hui, according to a report by North Korea's central news agency on Thursday (May 24). Choe...
  • Kim Jong Un is said to be worried about North Korea falling to a military coup...

    05/23/2018 6:58:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2018-05-23 | David Choi
    Kim Jong Un is said to be worried about North Korea falling to a military coup while he's rubbing shoulders with Trump in Singapore David Choi North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly anxious about his summit with President Donald Trump set to take place in Singapore next month. Kim is said to be worried about a military coup or other hostile actors who might try to depose him while he's away. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to be anxious about his summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore next month. Citing sources familiar with the...
  • North Korea designates Chagang Province as special zone, possibly to conceal nuclear weapons

    05/22/2018 9:49:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2018-05-23 | Lee Sang Yong
    North Korea designates Chagang Province as special zone, possibly to conceal nuclear weapons Lee Sang Yong | 2018-05-23 11:01 The North Korean government has named Chagang Province a “Special Songun (military-first) Revolutionary Zone” and has reportedly created plans to designate the province a strategic region for the military. The region is mountainous, and harbors ideal terrain in which to conceal the country’s nuclear weapons. North Korea has widely publicized its intent to shut down the country’s nuclear program as demanded by the international community. This intent has been exemplified by an event scheduled for May 23 to close its nuclear...
  • Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korean leader

    05/22/2018 11:20:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 22, 2018 | Jeff Mason, Steve Holland
    Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korean leader Jeff Mason, Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was a “substantial chance” his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not take place as planned on June 12 amid concerns that Kim is not committed to denuclearization. Trump raised doubts about the Singapore summit in talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who came to Washington to urge Trump not to let a rare opportunity with reclusive North Korea get away. If the summit is called off or fails, it would...
  • [N. Korea] Commemorative ‘Peace Talks’ coin struck for Trump-Kim summit

    05/21/2018 10:44:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Japan Times ^ | MAY 22, 2018
    A coin for the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit is seen in Washington Monday. The commemorative coin featuring U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been struck by the White House Communications Agency ahead of their summit. | AFP-JIJI Commemorative ‘Peace Talks’ coin struck for Trump-Kim summit AFP-JIJI WASHINGTON – A commemorative coin featuring U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has been struck by the White House Communications Agency ahead of their planned summit next month. The coin depicts Trump and Kim, described as North Korea’s “Supreme Leader,” in profile facing each other...
  • Trump to China: Lock down your border with North Korea until after I cut a nuclear deal...

    05/21/2018 8:51:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 May 2018 | Emily Goodin
    Trump to China: Lock down your border with North Korea until after I cut a nuclear deal with Kim Jong-Un China's help could make or break Trump's plans for a nuclear deal, for which the president wants a Nobel Peace Prize Trump needs China to pile the economic pressure on Kim Jong-Un to get the North Korean president to the negotiating table The border demand could be Trump's way of taking Beijing's temperature on how much help they're provide in pressuring North Korea Doubts remain about the June 12 summit in Singapore amid reports Trump may withdraw due to concerns...
  • Pence: North Korea will 'end like the Libyan model' if Kim does not cooperate

    05/21/2018 8:24:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/18 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Pence: North Korea will 'end like the Libyan model' if Kim does not cooperate BY JULIA MANCHESTER - 05/21/18 07:42 PM EDT Vice President Pence warned in an interview on Monday that talks between the U.S. and North Korea could end like Libya's denuclearization process if Kim Jong Un does not cooperate. "You know, there was some talk of the Libyan model last week. And as the president made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn't make a deal," Pence told Martha MacCallum on Fox News. "It would be a great mistake...
  • Donald Trump should cancel meeting with Kim Jong Un

    05/21/2018 12:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsday ^ | May 21, 2018 | John M. Crisp
    The notion of a Nobel Peace Prize for President Donald Trump is a peculiar one, but only the most petty, hyperpartisan soul could wish for him to fail at the meeting currently scheduled for Jun 12 in Singapore. A lot is at stake. Events are moving quickly, but at this writing both the meeting itself and its chances for a successful outcome appear to be in jeopardy. The seemingly good-willed rapprochement that began with North Korea’s attendance at the Seoul Summer Olympics has largely evaporated in the last few days. North Korea has threatened to pull out of the meeting...
  • Donald Trump ‘offered to ease ZTE sanctions to persuade China to help with North Korea summit’

    05/20/2018 6:00:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    SCMP ^ | 21 May, 2018
    Donald Trump ‘offered to ease ZTE sanctions to persuade China to help with North Korea summit’ An inside source said that ‘it doesn’t look like [North Korea] wants to denuclearise at all’ as US officials worry about June 12 Trump-Kim summit PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 May, 2018, 3:21am UPDATED : Monday, 21 May, 2018, 3:26am The White House has been rattled by North Korea’s recent about-face in negotiations over its nuclear weapons programme, with US President Donald Trump calling South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his thoughts on the matter, an insider has revealed. Fearing that China has poisoned North...
  • [N. Korea] Key Differences Over Denuclearization Put Trump-Kim Summit in Peril

    05/18/2018 8:20:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 17, 2018 | Christy Lee
    Key Differences Over Denuclearization Put Trump-Kim Summit in Peril /snip "I think there was a disappointment after Pompeo's visit," said Hill, referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Pyongyang to prepare for the upcoming summit. "I think they realized that after Pompeo visited Pyongyang, there was no willingness to work out sanctions step-by-step" along with a denuclearization process, Hill said, adding that North Korea is trying to say Trump is "essentially giving nothing for the summit. There is no sanctions relief, no security issues." /snip Wilder believes North Korea's threat to cancel the summit signifies that it...
  • North Korea rejects South Korean media proposed to witness dismantling nuclear test site

    05/18/2018 6:50:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    North Korea rejects South Korean media proposed to witness dismantling nuclear test site BY JOHN BOWDEN - 05/18/18 07:31 AM EDT North Korea's government has rejected a list of South Korean journalists invited to attend the planned dismantlement of a nuclear test site, according to South Korean officials. Reuters reports that South Korea's Unification Ministry announced Friday that North Korean officials "declined to accept" a list of the country's reporters slated to attend the event, which will take place next month. The decision is likely to raise doubts in South Korea about whether the North is serious about easing tensions...
  • Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meeting

    05/18/2018 6:23:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 17 MAY 2018 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meeting By Ben Riley-Smith, us editor 17 MAY 2018 • 8:07PM Donald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un’s apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the table. In his fullest response to Pyongyang’s threat to cancel, the US president undermined his own national security adviser by saying the “Libya model” was not being used. Mr Trump also promised Kim “protections” if he agreed to meet in Singapore as originally planned – an olive branch to North Korean leader....
  • [N. Korea]Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

    05/18/2018 12:21:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 May 2018 | Julian Borger
    Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’ Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme. The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with...
  • [N. Korea] Bolton: US Remains Firm with Objective of CVID

    05/17/2018 4:38:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    KBS ^ | 2018-05-17
    Bolton: US Remains Firm with Objective of CVID Write : 2018-05-17 08:28:14 Update : 2018-05-17 09:04:51 National Security Adviser John Bolton has reaffirmed that the U.S. is committed to the goal of realizing the complete denuclearization of North Korea. Bolton said on Wednesday during an interview with Fox News Radio that the U.S. is going to do everything it can to come to a successful meeting with North Korea, but it's not going to back away from the objective of that meeting, which is the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the North. The security adviser also said that "there...