Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tag Archives: North Korea

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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UN says North Korea defied sanctions with luxury vehicles

UNITED NATIONS: UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong Un s luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out during the North Korean leader s recent international meetings, the head of the panel told AFP Tuesday. Kim drew the attention of sanctions experts when he ...

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‘Nuclear exchange’ between Pakistan, India ‘most likely’

WASHINGTON: The New York Times claimed that “a nuclear exchange” between Pakistan and India was “most likely” and that it was “not North Korea”. In an opinion piece, the NYT’s editorial board emphasised that although the Indo-Pak tensions have diffused, for now, the two countries’ “nuclear arsenals mean unthinkable consequences are ...

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North Korea rebuilding Sohae rocket launch site

PYONGYANG: New satellite images of North Korea suggest it is restoring a rocket launch site it had pledged to dismantle, say analysts. The images were taken two days after talks between the leaders of the US and North Korea ended without them reaching a deal on denuclearisation. The Tongchang-ri site ...

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South Korea Agrees to Pay More for US Troops

MOSCOW-Tommy Yang: Seoul agreed to demands from Washington to share more of the cost for maintaining the US forces stationed in South Korea because the option remains cheaper than boosting its own defence spending to cover the deterrence capabilities the US military presence offers, experts told Sputnik. On Sunday, top ...

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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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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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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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Moon Jae-in seeks nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un opened a new round of talks at a summit in Pyongyang with the North Korean nuclear arsenal high on the agenda, but Seoul warned they may not reach an agreement. Moon is on a three-day trip to the ...

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