Experts: Killing of Iranian Commander Sends Message to North Korea

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FILE – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test-firing of a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 11, 2019, by North Korean Central News Agency. WASHINGTON – U.S. efforts to deal with Iran in the … Read More

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Japan, South Korea leaders as North Korea tensions rise

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Beijing on Dec 23, 2019.PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS BEIJING (REUTERS) – The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet Chinese President Xi … Read More

North Korea Is Afraid Of America, But Should It Also Fear A Chinese Invasion?

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It could happen. Key Point: China only has so much patience, and won’t let the entire peninsula fall into American hands. North Korea is both a blessing and a curse for China. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an independent … 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

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