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  • Pompeo, Haley call out China, Russia for helping North Korea violate sanctions

    07/21/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | July 20, 2018 | Conor Finnegan
    The U.S. is calling out China and Russia for helping North Korea violate United Nations sanctions as the regime smuggles in more oil than is allowed. The illegal transfers are now disrupting the U.S. talks with North Korea and its push for the regime to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Pompeo traveled to New York Friday to join Haley for a meeting with the U.N. Security Council representatives, including Chinese and Russian representatives, for what Haley called "frank talk." "We put pressure today...
  • Joe Scarborough Accuses Trump of Forcing US-North Korea Summit for ‘Cheap Headlines’

    07/07/2018 11:58:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 7, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of forcing the summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for the headlines. “Proving once again that only fools rush in, Trump forced a summit for cheap headlines,” Scarborough wrote. He added: “In the process, he gave legitimacy to the most oppressive communist regime on the planet, further damaged the United States and made himself look like a fool.” He also included a link to a Washington Post article that read, in part: “In a sharp signal that denuclearization negotiations with North Korea will be drawn out and difficult,...
  • Pompeo shrugs off North Korea's accusation of US 'gangster-like' demands

    07/08/2018 1:36:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | just in | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday shrugged off North Korea’s accusation of the U.S. making “gangster-like” demands regarding denuclearization, saying he’d “go nuts” if he paid attention to everything the media reports. In a trilateral news conference in Tokyo, accompanied by officials from Japan and South Korea, Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reiterating that his talks with North Korea last week were conducted in “good faith.” When a reporter asked about North Korea’s Saturday comments, Pompeo didn’t seem too bothered. “Look, people are going to make stray comments after...
  • N. Korea Says Denuclearization Talks With Pompeo "Regrettable" (Calls USA "Gangster-Like")

    07/07/2018 8:27:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    FOX News Politics ^ | 7 July 2018 | Adam Shaw, FOX News
    North Korea on Saturday accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry, accusing the U.S. of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons, came shortly after Pompeo’s delegation left the country. "We had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders' summit ... we were also thinking about...
  • North Korea To Pompeo: We Regret That You’re Serious About Denuclearization

    07/07/2018 7:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the two sides of the North Korean nuclear crisis have their wires crossed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led two days of talks with the Kim regime and offered a positive take on progress as he left Pyongyang. The North Koreans disagreed: BREAKING: North Korea Foreign Ministry says talks with Pompeo 'regrettable,' accuses US of unilateral demands for denuclearization.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 7, 2018 North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning...
  • Trump sends letter to Kim Jong-un

    07/03/2018 4:19:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hankyoreh ^ | July 3, 2018 | Lee Je-hun, senior staff writer and Kim Ji-eun, staff reporter
    The US government sent a letter to North Korea from “President of the United States Donald Trump” via Panmunjeom on July 1 ahead of a scheduled third visit to the North by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on July 6, sources reported. A foreign affairs source informed on developments in the Korean Peninsula political situation said on July 2 that the US had apparently sent Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and CIA Korea Mission Center Chief Andrew Kim to Panmunjeom to deliver an “important letter” to Workers’ Party of Korea vice chairman and United Front Department director Kim Yong-chol....
  • Are the US and North Korea on the brink of another nuclear showdown?

    07/02/2018 3:39:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2018 | Harry J. Kazianis
    Are the United States and North Korea headed for the ultimate of summer blockbusters: another nuclear showdown? At least for the moment, all sign point to a solid yes. And the American people need to take notice. Lost in the headlines over a fiery battle over immigration, a looming Supreme Court pick and Fourth of July cookout plans, a slow crisis is brewing on the Korean Peninsula once again. In what can only be described as a bombshell report, NBC News broke details of a shocking new U.S. intelligence assessment on North Korea’s nuclear program. According to multiple intelligence sources...
  • Tightrope diplomacy

    07/02/2018 9:26:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kang Chan-ho
    “Let’s talk over drinks,” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 9 on his second trip to Pyongyang, according to a source. The two talked in English without interpreters and got drunk. As they enjoyed drinks, Kim said he had a firm will for denuclearization and was sure that North Korea had to hold hands with the United States to survive. Kim asked the United States to invest in Wonsan in North Korea, build casinos there and make it a nightless city. Kim also said it would be possible for a U.S. warship...
  • N Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence (Air Force)

    07/02/2018 12:31:55 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies
    North Korea has continued to produce support equipment and launchers for one of its newer ballistic missiles through the first half of 2018, according to a recent U.S. military intelligence assessment described to The Diplomat by U.S. government officials. According to a recent assessment released by the U.S. National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), which analyzes intelligence regarding ballistic missile threats for the U.S. Air Force, North Korea has continued to produce vehicles and support equipment for its Pukguksong-2/KN15 medium-range ballistic missile in 2018. While production of launch vehicles—known as transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs—and support equipment has continued through the...
  • US and North Korean officials met Sunday to discuss implementing agreement between countries

    07/01/2018 4:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 1, 2018 | Elise Labott
    A team of US officials led by envoy Sung Kim met with North Korean officials Sunday at Panmunjom, the border village between North and South Korea in the demilitarized zone, senior State Department officials told CNN. The talks were the first face-to-face conversations between the two countries since the summit last month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and were held to work on implementing the agreement reached between the two leaders, the officials said. Kim is the US ambassador to the Philippines and has been one of the key US officials dealing with the...
  • Bolton says there's a one-year plan for North Korea to denuclearize, stays mum on WaPo report

    07/01/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2018 | By Maegan Vazquez
    White House national security adviser John Bolton offered up new details on Sunday about the path toward the nuclear disarmament of North Korea and addressed a recent Washington Post report suggesting that the country plans to deceive the United States about its nuclear stockpile. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Bolton said North Korea's nuclear arsenal could be dismantled in a year if Pyongyang cooperates, adding that the program would require "full disclosure of all [of North Korea's] chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites." "We have developed a program. I am sure that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will...
  • N. Korea aims to hide key parts of nuclear program: reports

    07/01/2018 6:03:59 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 55 replies
    The Korea Herald (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 1 July 2018 | Jung Min-Kyung, Staff Writer Korea Herald
    Even as North Korea engages in diplomacy with the US for denuclearization, US intelligence officials have spotted evidence that points to the communist nation’s unwillingness to fully dismantle its nuclear program while concealing key parts, the Washington Post said Sunday. The assessment contradicts US President Donald Trump’s remarks that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” following a landmark summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. The evidence collected aims to deceive the United States about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea’s arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed...
  • North Korea making ‘rapid’ improvements to nuclear reactor despite Trump-Kim agreement

    06/27/2018 6:58:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/27/2018 | Sam Meredith
    North Korea is upgrading its only known nuclear research facility, satellite imagery has shown, despite ongoing negotiations with multiple world leaders and a pledge to abandon its weapons program. The satellite photos, obtained by North Korea analysis outlet 38 North, indicate that the isolated regime is making numerous improvements to its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center “at a rapid pace.” The report comes just over two weeks after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement that called for a denuclearized Korean peninsula. 38 North is a U.S.-based project that looks to gather the insight...
  • This Is CNN? Smerconish Changes Mind on Video Trump Gave to Kim Jong-un

    06/19/2018 2:00:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 19, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember how many members of the mainstream media derided the video that President Donald Trump gave to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? They wrote it off as something like a mere elevator pitch video for selling timeshares. Well, that was the first impression of CNN host Michael Smerconish...until he watched it a second time and came to realize that it could be a very effective video. On Saturday he interviewed a former U.S. diplomat and psychiatrist who agreed that it was indeed a very effective video.
  • North Korea reportedly offered to abandon a key weapon — and it has nothing to do with nukes

    06/18/2018 4:55:19 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 18 Jun 2018 | Alex Lockie
    North Korean diplomats talking to South Korean officials in the demilitarized border zone between the two countries reportedly offered to remove the North's long-range artillery guns, which have been a dagger pointed at Seoul's throat for decades. Before North Korea tested its first nuclear weapon, before it even built its first facility to create fissile material, its artillery had established a strong deterrent against South Korea and the US. North Korea is estimated to have thousands of massive artillery guns hidden in hardened shelters among the hills and mountains of the country's rugged terrain. Artillery batteries located within range of...
  • Trump and Kim - The Art of the Deal

    06/18/2018 5:36:06 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 6 replies
    Deviantart.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | SharpWriter
    The Donald and Kim Jung Un Riding a unicorn!
  • NORTH KOREA ISN'T DISMANTLING MISSILE FACILITIES, SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALS

    06/17/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 15, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    There is no visible indication that North Korea has begun dismantling missile launch sites as reportedly promised, according to satellite imagery shared by 38 North. The program, hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, analyzed and posted imagery of the known locations of North Korea’s missile launch facilities on Thursday and Friday. According to the analysis, 38 North reported that it could not identify “any activity associated with the dismantlement” at any testing sites. There are six known launch and engine testing facilities as well as two eject test stands scattered throughout North Korea. "Of these...
  • Trump punches back at Schumer over North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:30:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 17, 2018 | Brent D. Griffiths
    President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday, saying the New York Democrat was wrong when he criticized the president's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "all hat and no cattle." "Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right? No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites," the president wrote on Twitter. "Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!" Schumer, in a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, questioned just what the U.S. gained from the summit. “The summit...
  • Give Trump credit. Our boys are finally coming home

    06/15/2018 3:25:28 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 16 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 15 | peter lucas
    Korea, the long-forgotten war fought by a long-forgotten generation, is, thanks to President Donald Trump, finally back on the front burner. This came about due to Trump’s extraordinary summit Monday with Kim Jong Un. As part of the denuclearization deal, the North Korean leader committed to the recovery and repatriation of the remains of some 6,000 U.S. soldiers killed in North Korea.
  • In HUGE Win for Trump, Xi Jinping Pulls Missiles from South China Sea

    06/12/2018 5:58:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-12-18 | Whol Jacob
    China’s activities in the South China Sea have proven to be one of the most contentious geopolitical issues of the Trump Presidency. Today, following a successful summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Chairman Kim Jong Un, new data released by Israeli Private Intelligence Firm ImageSat shows that China has removed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles from Woody Island, in the South China Sea.