Tag Archives: Korea

Trump the peacekeeper? US leader brags that America would be ‘in war’ with N. Korea 'if not for him

US President Donald Trump has once again baffled the international community, as he claimed that it was him who actually saved the world from a potentially devastating conflict between Washington and Pyongyang. “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday as he rejoiced the “many good conversations ...

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Rebuilding North Korea's economy would cost $63bn, but South Korea would benefit – Citi

Boosting the sanctioned economy of North Korea would not be easy or cheap, but there are geopolitical benefits for South Korea, according to research by Citibank analysts. Citi estimated that $ 63.1 billion would be needed to rebuild transportation and infrastructure. Among the costs is an estimated $ 24.1 billion – needed for 28 railroad projects, $ 22.8 billion would ...

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US sends caskets to N. Korea in preparation for return of US war dead

The US military has sent 100 wooden caskets to the border of North Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War. More than 36,000 US troops died in the 1950-1953 war. Around 7,800 US military personnel still remain unaccounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The consignment of “100 ...

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Trump prolongs sanctions against North Korea for another year

Published time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:45 Edited time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:49 Trump extends the "national emergency" related to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. (National Emergencies basically = authority for sanctions). pic.twitter.com/H6FBfVuKDG — Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 22, 2018 Despite summit with Kim Jong-un, Pres Trump notifies Congress he's renewing national emergency with respect to North Korea to keep US ...

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South Korea wants railroad link to Russia through North Korea

Seoul, Moscow and Pyongyang can implement several major trilateral infrastructure and energy projects if stability is reached on the Korean peninsula, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Read more One such project could be a railway that will be able deliver goods from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. “Once the Trans-Korean Main Line is built, it may ...

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US & N. Korea following ‘double freeze’ plan proposed by Moscow & Beijing – experts to RT

The suspension of a joint military exercise by Washington and Seoul shortly after a number of concessions by Pyongyang amounts to adopting the ‘double freeze’ strategy, long advocated by Russia and China, experts told RT. The “historic” four-point document that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed following their landmark meeting in Singapore is more of ...

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US, South Korea suspend August military drill – Seoul

US President Donald Trump seems to be delivering on his promise to scale down military exercises with South Korea, which he made after meeting North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. A drill scheduled for August has reportedly been suspended. Washington and Seoul have agreed to suspend their preparations for the exercise code-named Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the South Korean defense ministry said on ...

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N. Korea sanctions: 'With Trump administration the only thing you can count on is nothing'

North Korea will only carry out the denuclearization in exchange for a new policy from the US: meaning a peace treaty, the normalization of relations and easing of economic sanctions, Brian Becker from Answer Coalition told RT. Just days after his meeting last week with Kim Jong-un, President Trump vowed to only drop sanctions targeting the Democratic People’s Republic of ...

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Trump repeats call to halt US-South Korea drills, stirs unease among military & allies

Military exercises put the US in a “bad light” during talks with North Korea and are expensive, Trump said, calling again for the drills to be cancelled. His plans have apparently unsettled both the Pentagon and regional allies. “Holding back the ‘war games’ during the negotiations was my request because they are very expensive and set a bad light during ...

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Gasp! Rachel Maddow reveals shocking fact that North Korea has a border with Russia

Regular MSNBC viewers will be familiar with Rachel Maddow and her affinity for Russiagate speculation; but the conspiracy-happy host has finally gone off the deep end with her coverage of the Singapore nuclear summit this week. On Tuesday’s episode of her show, Maddow launched an 18-minute long attempt to prove that the person who benefited most from US President Donald ...

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