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Pompeo complained that North & South Korea talk peace without him – South FM

The US Secretary of State expressed “discontent” with peaceful negotiations between North and South Korea, which signed a military pact during last month’s summit without consulting him. True to the spirit of American exceptionalism, Pompeo complained about being left out of the loop regarding the historic peace talks between the two Koreas. US President Donald Trump never skips a chance ...

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North Korea may have up to 60 nukes in its arsenal – Seoul

North Korea may have obtained anything from 20 up to 60 nuclear weapons, a top South Korean official has revealed in what appears to be Seoul’s first public assessment of its neighbor’s stockpile. The figures were outlined by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon to the South Korean parliament on Monday, AP said. He was reportedly citing intelligence data in response to ...

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'North Korea process stalled because there's almost a consensus in the US wanting it to fail'

North Korea is right to blame internal American politics for the lack of denuclearization progress, because almost everyone around the US president want it to fail, Brian Becker from the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition told RT. Read more Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Ri Yong-ho, North Korea’s Foreign Minister, said that the guilt for the deadlock in the denuclearization process is ...

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No unilateral disarmament while US prevents trust building with coercive methods – North Korea

Denuclearization of the Korean peninsula should be implemented in a “step-by-step” manner and accompanied by trust-building measures between Pyongyang and Washington, North Korean Foreign Minister told UNGA. “The reason behind the current deadlock is that the US is relying on the coercive methods that prevent trust building,” Ri Yong-ho said during his speech at the UN General Assembly, referring to ...

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US President Donald Trump says he expects to hold second North Korea summit 'quite soon'

US President Donald Trump is expecting to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the second time “quite soon.” The American leader did not elaborate on the place and the exact date of the possible meeting. The second summit with Kim is to be worked out in the immediate future, Trump told media on Monday after a meeting at ...

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Kim Jong Un lavishes 2 tons of prized mushrooms on S. Korea as peace token

As the latest three-day inter-Korean summit continues, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a lavish gift and peace offering to his southern counterpart in the form of highly-prized Pine mushrooms. “While the president and his wife continued to stay in the North, Chairman Kim Jong-un’s gift arrived here. Two tons of pine mushrooms arrived at Seoul Air Base early ...

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US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea – report

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – America’s partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – as well as Japan ...

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Russia will ask UN to lift some North Korea sanctions – Deputy FM

Moscow will propose to the UN Security Council to reward North Korea with a gradual relaxing of sanctions if it takes the necessary steps towards denuclearization, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said. “As North Korea takes steps on denuclearization, we believe that the UN Security Council has the authority and should address the issue of adequate easing of the sanctions ...

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US military blocks proposed railway linking North & South Korea

US military officials have put the brakes on a proposed rail project that would connect the Korean Peninsula, underscoring growing differences between Washington and Seoul on engagement with the Hermit Kingdom. The governments of the two estranged nations were set to begin preliminary plans for the rail link last week, but their application to send a train from Seoul across ...

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N. Korea slams US for ‘hostile’ steps & ‘covert operations’ behind curtain of dialogue

In the best traditions of pre-talks rhetoric, North Korean media accused Washington of hostility, claiming that the US and its allies in the region are gearing up for a “covert operation” against Pyongyang. “The US is taking grave and hostile actions behind the curtain of the dialogue taking place,” Uriminjokkiri, the state-controlled website that provides news from North Korea’s Central ...

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