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N. Korea calls Pence ‘political dummy,’ threatens US with ‘appalling tragedy’ & summit cancellation

Pyongyang has threatened to scrap the US-North Korean leadership meeting and make the US face “an appalling tragedy.” The remarks came in response to Vice President Mike Pence’s warning on a Libyan scenario for the country. “As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth ...

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N. Korea conundrum: ‘Washington confuses concept of negotiation with surrender’

The US is essentially irrelevant to the solution of the Korean problem and, if a deal is made between the North and South, the US will be asked to leave, says Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Peace Institute. Donald Trump said during a meeting with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the US capital on Tuesday ...

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Talks between South & North Korea to resume when US-South drills are over – Seoul

High-level talks between Seoul and Pyongyang that were abruptly cancelled last week by the North are likely to be revived after the military exercises held by South Korea and the US wrap up after May 25, Seoul says. South Korean presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan announced the new timeline for the talks, which were put on hold by the North over ...

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RT arrives in N. Korea to witness closure of Punggye-ri nuclear test site (VIDEO)

After a two-hour charter flight from Beijing, RT’s Igor Zhdanov and a small team of international journalists have arrived in North Korea, where they will witness Pyongyang close its only nuclear test site at Punggye-ri.  After Tuesday night’s trip to the nuclear site was called off, the team is staying in the resort city of Wonsan overnight. When they finally ...

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‘Colossal mistake’ to pull out of Iran deal, could harm talks with N. Korea – former ambassador

The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal was a “colossal mistake” in the lead-up to diplomatic talks with North Korea, according to Bill Richardson, former US ambassador to North Korea. Speaking to RT America’s Ed Schultz, Richardson said he believes the upcoming June 12 talks, which are at risk of breaking down over Pyongyang’s complaints about ...

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Summit with North Korea in June may be delayed – Trump

The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “may or may not happen” as scheduled, depending on Kim’s actions in the coming days, Trump said in a meeting with the South Korean president. Trump and Moon met at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Both remained ...

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South Korea looks to boost economic ties with Russia

Seoul is seeking to significantly ramp up business with Moscow, according to recent talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries. South Korea wants to speed up the building of the so-called “nine bridges” meaning gas, railways, the Northern Sea Route, shipbuilding, job creation, fishing and other types of cooperation. Read more The initiative was first proposed by President ...

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Trump taps ex-Gitmo commander & Navy chief in 2011 Libya bombing as new envoy to S. Korea

A former commander of Guantanamo Bay and the maritime chief of the US-led bombing of Libya in 2011 has been nominated by President Donald Trump as US ambassador to South Korea. He currently heads all US Navy operations in Asia. Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr, the incumbent commander of US Pacific Command, is President Donald Trump’s pick for the American ...

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US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months – Asahi

The US has demanded North Korea ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within half a year, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, citing sources familiar with the talks. Over the course of behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US and North Korea, the American side has told Pyongyang it expects it to get rid ...

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