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  • North Korea: Kim Jong-un expects 'great progress' after Pompeo talks

    10/08/2018 11:28:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 7, 2018 | Benjamin Haas in Seoul
    Kim Jong-un has said he expects “great progress would surely be made” on issues between North Korea and the US after secretary of state Mike Pompeo visited Pyonyang for “productive and wonderful talks”. Kim “explained in detail the proposals for solving the denuclearization issue”, according to paraphrased remarks reported by the official Korean Central News Agency, but neither side has revealed those plans. Kim also said he was confident relations between the two countries would “continue to develop favorably in the future” and expected a second summit with Donald Trump to be held “sooner or later”. The two countries will...
  • Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    10/07/2018 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Pollard · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct 07 2018 | Sunghee Hwang
    Seoul (AFP) - Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, after Washington's top diplomat held "productive" talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim on Sunday morning for around two hours of talks followed by a lunch in the North's capital, before flying to Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region. Pompeo said "he agreed with Chairman Kim to hold the second US-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible", South Korea's...
  • Pompeo has 'very successful morning' with Kim Jong Un, as talks for second major summit with...

    10/07/2018 1:55:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 October 2018 | Gregg Re | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Pompeo has 'very successful morning' with Kim Jong Un, as talks for second major summit with Trump continue Just hours after President Trump touted his efforts to denuclearize North Korea at a boisterous rally Saturday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters he had a "very productive" meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Sunday. Although there were no immediate indications the secretary of state had arranged for a second major summit between Trump and Kim, both leaders have publicly voiced support for another meeting. The jovial feeling during Pompeo's fourth trip to...
  • Pompeo hails 'dawn of new day' with N. Korea

    09/27/2018 12:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hailed the "dawn of a new day" with North Korea as the U.S. pushes diplomacy to denuclearize the regime. Chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, Pompeo sounded a hopeful note on the diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. But he also called for strict enforcement of all U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang until denuclearization is achieved. "Past diplomatic attempts to halt North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development were unsuccessful," Pompeo said. "But now we're at the dawn of a new day." Pompeo credited U.S....
  • Is the Korea denuclearization process for real?

    09/22/2018 12:24:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | David Ignatius, Associate Editor & Columist, The Washington Post
    After the big bang of the Singapore summit in June, with its showy but vague North Korean commitment to denuclearization, many analysts doubted that the deal had any real substance. But we're beginning to see the first signs of what a serious accord would look like. This week's North-South summit meeting in Pyongyang produced accord on some basic essentials of a real denuclearization process. North Korea agreed to accept internal inspectors to monitor destruction of one of its test sites, a first step toward the broader inspection process that will be essential for any verifiable pact. North Korea also agreed...
  • Kim Wants New Summit With Trump, Moon Says After Visiting North Korea

    09/20/2018 9:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 20, 2018 | Bill Chappell
    North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un wants to meet with President Trump again, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has just returned from Pyongyang. Moon also spoke directly to the North Korean public, describing a peaceful future to an audience of some 150,000 people. "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years," Moon said in his speech on Thursday, in which he repeatedly addressed the crowd as "Citizens of Pyongyang, fellow Koreans." Moon continued, "Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the...
  • North Korean sanctions violations don’t mean Kim is abandoning denuclearization

    09/16/2018 9:59:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 1 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/16/18 | USA Features
    Last week the White House announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter via South Korea to President Trump sending ‘warm’ regards and a request for a second summit following their historic Singapore meeting earlier this year. The request has generated much speculation among Western and Asian diplomatic and geopolitical circles as to what it means in regards to the primary objective of the U.S., South Korea, Japan, and other concerned parties: The complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. So, does the ongoing flouting of U.S. and international sanctions indicate that Kim isn’t serious about denuclearization and never...
  • North Korea's Kim asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

    09/10/2018 3:13:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sep 2018 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is already looking at scheduling one, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday. The two leaders have been discussing North Korea’s nuclear program since their unprecedented June 12 summit which has been criticized for being short on concrete details about how and whether Kim is willing to give up on a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States. Trump told reporters on Friday that a personal letter from Kim was on the...
  • North Korea holds military parade without ICBMs

    09/08/2018 11:12:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 9, 2018 | Ellana Lee, Tim Schwarz, Will Ripley and Joshua Berlinger
    North Korea held a military parade Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding, but held back on showcasing its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), believed to be capable of targeting the United States. The parade, which was considerably understated compared to previous years, comes against a background of stalled diplomatic talks with the US over the issue of denuclearization. Experts speculated before the event that North Korea may choose not to display the country's more advanced weaponry to avoid antagonizing US President Donald Trump.
  • North Korea and U.S. return to negotiating table over Korean War remains

    09/09/2018 12:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2018 | Simon Denyer
    The United States and North Korea returned to the negotiating table Friday, with generals from the two countries meeting to discuss the possible recovery of more remains from service members killed in the Korean War, an official said. It was the first known direct talks between the two sides since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang was canceled last month, although President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanged messages this week through South Korean mediation. Friday’s U.S. delegation was led by Maj. Gen. Michael Minihan, chief of staff for the United Nations Command (UNC) and...
  • As N. Korea stalls, Trump follow through on nuke issues, Iran tested

    08/27/2018 1:47:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 27, 2018 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    On Friday, US President Donald Trump did an about-face on his North Korea policy when he told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his planned visit. For many North Korea and Iran analysts, this is the moment they have waited for: Will Trump stick to his guns and try to negotiate a tough deal with Pyongyang like he has said, even at the risk of his deal-cutting legacy being scattered to the wind? Or will he compromise more than he has said he would in order to secure a deal, even if it is less tough? If Trump stays...
  • Trump cancels Pompeo trip to North Korea, cites lack of 'sufficient progress' on denuclearization

    08/24/2018 10:48:31 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion in August 2018. President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he had asked his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to cancel a planned trip to North Korea because there had not been enough progress in talks so far.
  • North Korea to let U.N. aviation agency officials conduct on-site missile safety inspection

    08/19/2018 9:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | August 19, 2018
    North Korea has agreed to allow International Civil Aviation Organization staff to conduct an on-site inspection to ensure the safety of international flights from the country’s missile launches, according to officials with the Montreal-based U.N. agency. An official with North Korea’s General Administration of Civil Aviation gave the assurance when high-ranking ICAO representatives visited the country in May, ICAO officials said. The 192-member ICAO is now planning to send its personnel next year in order to verify what measures North Korea, which is a member of the group, has taken to keep unannounced missile launches in check as it pledged,...
  • A Sneak Peek at America’s War Plans for North Korea

    08/09/2018 10:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 7, 2017 | Chetan Peddada
    In a secret underground base, Command Post Tango, the combined headquarters of the U.S.-South Korean command, is abuzz with activity. North Korean artillery has pummeled sites around Seoul, leaving thousands of South Korean and American civilians and service members dead. A toxic combination of North Korean provocations and U.S. escalation has prompted the North to launch a last-ditch effort to seize the whole peninsula. As the generals fill an auditorium-sized sand-table battlefield showing the disposition of friendly forces and the extent of likely follow-up attacks, hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are displaced in and around Seoul, seeking shelter and...
  • North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

    08/09/2018 11:35:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and a divided peninsula. "As the military confrontation ends through the declaration of the end of war, an atmosphere conducive to trust building will emerge," the Rodong article stated. The Rodong stated the declaration of the war's end is a priority and a "necessity for the times."...
  • Trump administration not 'starry-eyed' about North Korea denuclearization, John Bolton says......

    08/05/2018 8:32:09 PM PDT · by caww · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/5/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    “There's nobody in this administration starry-eyed about the prospects of North Korea actually denuclearizing,” Bolton told "Fox News Sunday." “The president is giving Kim Jong Un a master class in how to hold a door open for somebody, and if the North Koreans can't figure out how to walk through it, even the president's fiercest critics will not be able to say it's because he didn't open it wide enough.” Bolton also said that there might be a time when Trump has to call out Kim for not being serious about denuclearizing and the administration will have to admit that...
  • John Bolton: North Korea 'has not taken the steps' Denuclearize

    08/07/2018 12:32:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Jordan Fabian
    “The United States has lived up to the Singapore declaration,” Bolton said in an interview on Fox News, referring to the framework Trump and Kim agreed to during their summit in June. “It’s just North Korea that has not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize.” The idea that we’re going to relax the sanctions just on North Korea’s say-so, I think, is something that just isn’t under consideration,” Bolton said. “We’re going to continue to apply maximum pressure to North Korea until they denuclearize, just as we are to Iran. The president feels very strongly about it.”...
  • North Korea hopeful for 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: source

    08/06/2018 9:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2018 | Will Ripley and Bard Wilkinson
    North Korea believes there is a "strong possibility" of a second summit between the country's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, according to an official with close knowledge of Pyongyang's position on the matter. The official pointed to a recent exchange of letters between Trump and Kim as a positive sign, adding that although the date and location of the summit have yet to be determined, it would take place "sometime later this year." The news came as doubts mounted over whether Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June would deliver its...
  • North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile programme, says confidential UN report

    08/04/2018 5:06:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies
    The Singapore Straits Times ^ | 4 August 2018 | Singapore Straits Times via Reuters
    <p>North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Friday (Aug 3).</p> <p>The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee late on Friday.</p>
  • Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on 1 August: White House

    08/03/2018 12:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Reuters
    US President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two continue to discuss Pyongyang’s commitment at a recent Singapore summit to rid itself of nuclear weapons, but no second meeting is currently planned, the White House said on Thursday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump had received a letter from Kim on Wednesday and had responded with a note that should be delivered shortly. Trump also posted a note on Twitter on Thursday thanking Kim for returning the remains of US soldiers and saying he looked forward to seeing Kim again. “He...