Don’t try our patience, North Korea tells US a year after accord signed at Trump-Kim summit in S’pore

North Korea warned that if the US does not come up with something new “before it is too late”, the accord would just turn out to be a “mere blank sheet of paper”.PHOTO: ST FILE SEOUL (REUTERS) – North Korea … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 31 May 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, It’s been pretty intense this week. We found out that chairman Kim (according to South Korean sources) put to death some of those who negotiated with President Trump’s team when the summit ended without progress in Vietnam. … Read More

North Korea execution reports – why we should be cautious

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Kim Hyok-chol is North Korea’s US delegate and appeared at the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi earlier this year – EPA/YONHAP It is being reported across international media that North Korea’s nuclear envoy has been executed as part of a purge … Read More

The US seized a North Korean ship and moved it thousands of miles to check whether it’s being used to violate sanctions

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An undated photo from the US Department of Justice shows “Wise Honest,” a North Korean cargo ship, that the US has now seized. Department of Justice via AP The US has sailed a North Korean cargo ship thousands of miles … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 10 May 2019

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Greetings from Tyler,          If you planned to buy some cheap sporting goods gear or anything else made in China, you might want to hurry to the store.   Trade talks appear to have reached an impasse, … Read More

10 million North Koreans face food shortage after worst harvest, says United Nations

The UN found North Korean protein intake to be very low, with some families consuming protein only a few times a year A department store in Pyongyang. Photo: AP North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grammes a day … Read More

Warning Signs from Pyongyang

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Since the April 12 address to the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in which Kim Jong Un took a tougher line toward both Seoul and Washington for continuing military exercises, Pyongyang media have been notching up criticism of South Korea. Over … Read More

Putin And Kim Announce The U.S. Is Irrelevant

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The summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un is over. And their message was clear. The U.S. is welcome at the negotiating table but they are not necessary to resolving the situation. Russia, however, is. Kim went to Vladivostok to build … Read More

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