Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: Kim Jong Un

North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ rocket launcher

SEOUL: North Korea said that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” another demonstration of the North’s expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the U.S. The North’s official Korean Central ...

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Tensions rise – Kim sends missile ‘warning’ to South Korea, US

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SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says the country’s latest missile launches were a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games, state news agency KCNA reported, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula. The latest launch by the nuclear-armed North came after the South Korean and ...

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Kim says missile test is ‘warning’ over US-South Korea drills

Pyongyang said in statement that its missile test the day prior was meant as a message to the US and South Korea to cease their military exercises that began earlier this week. Tuesday’s test of two short-range ballistic missiles was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military ...

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Kim and Putin: Challenging US role in denuclearisation

MOSCOW: The Kremlin tried hard to present Kim Jong Un’s first ever visit to Russia as an historic event aimed at proving how important Moscow is in the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula – especially after the failure of US-North Korean talks in Hanoi two months ago. Kremlin-controlled media described ...

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Kim arrives for nuclear summit with Trump after marathon train trip

DONG DANG: Kim Jong Un crossed into Vietnam Tuesday after a marathon train journey for a second summit showdown with US President Donald Trump, with the world looking for concrete progress over North Korea’s nuclear programme. Following a historic first meeting in Singapore in June that produced a vaguely worded ...

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UN allows North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

UNITED NATIONS: A UN Security Council sanctions committee has agreed to allow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s delegation to travel to Vietnam for a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, diplomats said on Wednesday. Vietnam had asked the committee to grant an exemption to senior North Korean officials who ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports. The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under ...

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North Korea ‘hiding missile bases’, US researchers say

SEOUL: North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump’s signature foreign policy initiative. Trump has hailed his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as having opened the way to ...

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High-level North Korea-US meeting postponed

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomacy to secure a potentially landmark peace deal. The talks between President Donald Trump’s top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on ...

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Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo landed in Pyongyang and met Kim Yong Chol, ...

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