Kim breaks agreements with the US and announces a ‘new strategic weapon’

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Despite the latest threats, President Donald J. Trump believes that the North Korean leader will respect his commitments on denuclearization.  Kim condemns joint US-South Korea military exercises and other sanctions.  “There will never be denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.” Seoul … Read More

‘We’ll deal with it’ – Donald Trump brushes off Kim Jong Un’s threat of ‘Christmas gift’

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Kim Jong Un threatens to take unspecified action if sanctions relief is not forthcoming by the end of the year. Donald Trump has brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift”, saying the United States would “deal with it … Read More

US asks North Korea to ‘seize the moment’ on talks

WASHINGTON: The US envoy on North Korea acknowledged on Wednesday (Nov 20) that Pyongyang has not yet taken verifiable action to denuclearize and called on the regime to “seize the moment.” Stephen Biegun, testifying to Congress on his nomination to … Read More

North Korea tells U.S. to come up with deal or face bigger missile tests: ‘There is a limit to our patience’

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North Korea has warned the United States that it may resume new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests if progress was not made soon on the countries’ bilateral peace process. In a commentary published Thursday by the official Korean Central News … Read More

North Korea Threatens Increased Provocations Following Breakdown in Nuclear Talks

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FILE – A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a missile that is believed to be launched from a submarine, in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2019. SEOUL -North Korea Thursday … Read More

Japan warns North Korea now has miniaturized nukes small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles and is a ‘serious and imminent threat’

North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and made them small enough to fit on ballistic missiles, Japan believes. Tokyo defense chiefs warn in a new white paper that North Korea’s military activities pose a ‘serious and imminent threat’. In last year’s report, … Read More

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile test sends warning to US

North Korea has taken escalating steps in recent weeks to show its frustration with the U.S.’s refusal to meet its demands in nuclear talks. S Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday while en route to Tokyo that the allies … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

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