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Washington to discuss with allies, Pyongyang about retaining US troops in Korean Peninsula, says James Mattis. World IANS Apr 28, ... Washington: US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said Washington will discuss with allies and Pyongyang the need to retain American troops on the Korean Peninsula.
We have successfully executed this strategy many times to date, including: the North-South denuclearization agreement in 1992, the Agreed Framework in 1994, and the Pyongyang Declaration in 2002, and the six-party talks agreement in 2005. The imperialists are so decadent, corrupt, cowardly, ...

An incomplete hotel in North Korea's capital has been lit up since the start of April, setting off speculation that it may finally open. Construction of the pyramid-shaped, 330-meter-tall Ryugyong Hotel began in Pyongyang in 1987. North Korea's state-run television on Wednesday aired footage of leader ...
China will suspend all tourists from entering North Korea through Pyongyang from April 30, an informed source told NK News on Thursday. The suspension is being implemented as a direct result of a catastrophic bus accident in North Korea which led to the death of 32 Chinese nationals and four ...
The United States has no embassy or diplomatic relations with North Korea, so it often falls to Swedish diplomats to act as America's messengers to the regime in Pyongyang. Sweden's formal role is as the "protecting power" for the United States in North Korea, a neutral go-between for the two ... Swedes
"Don't let the name deceive you as you might expect large crowds. That is not the case. We were each seated at our very own table and enjoyed a large spoonful of rice and a small delightful sip of nearly clear water to wash it down. So very generous..." - 5-stars, Patrick Jarvis. "Every time I visit Pyongyang ... Google North Korea

The Clinton Administration brokered the Framework Agreement to curtail Pyongyang's missiles. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Pyongyang on a diplomatic mission, in 2000, with the prospect of a Clinton visit to seal the deal. Time ran out before Clinton ...
TOKYO: China and North Korea have been holding talks about a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang, a Japanese newspaper reported on Monday (Apr 16) as regional leaders step up diplomatic dialogue. The North is using its Beijing embassy to arrange Xi's itinerary with the international ...
While the world's media focus on relations between the United States and Russia, the allied but limited military operation against Syria reminded me of the ominous similarities and differences between Damascus and Pyongyang. After supervising the CIGS war game, I am now more concerned about the ...
The pressure on Pyongyang is growing as the Chinese investors who traditionally have propped up its economy are retreating amid tougher than ever restrictions imposed by Beijing. The construction projects, which could cost well over a billion dollars to complete, have a lot of momentum behind them.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured American lawmakers that if confirmed as the US Secretary of State, he would execute diligent and firm diplomacy. Headed to be the top American diplomat in the next few week, as his nomination moves through the legislative process, Pompeo told members ...
As a general principle, China and Russia have comprised a coalition largely sympathetic to many of North Korea's grievances, while Japan, South Korea, and the United States form a bloc opposite the Beijing-Moscow-Pyongyang partnership. South Korea's recent push for multilateral outreach, especially ...
A large high-rise apartment fitted with an elevator access control system is under development in Pyongyang's Central District, a photo obtained by NK News and taken in February shows. A panel, spotted in the center of the DPRK capital, claims the apartment is being constructed “in a contemporary ...
Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he has accepted an invitation to visit Pyongyang following a meeting with North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday. The two met for planned talks in Moscow and discussed a range of bilateral issues, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...
“The April 1 performance by the South Korean group in the East Pyongyang Grand Theater was billed as a top event by the Propaganda Department, with Kim Jong Un in attendance, along with high-level executives of the Central Committee of the [ruling] Korean Workers Party,” RFA's source said, ...
This article was first published at 38 North, a blog of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS. It is republished with kind permission. The recent developments since Kim Jong-un's New Year's speech raise the possibility of a generational shift in the leadership and political culture of North Korea at the ...
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Hundreds of foreigners took part in the annual marathon in Pyongyang on Sunday, despite political tensions that have only recently begun to ease and a ban on United States citizens traveling to North Korea that is in effect. Approximately 400 foreign amateurs joined the ...

The figures suggest that instead of being sidelined while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his surprising diplomatic overtures to Seoul and Washington, China's sustained game of hardball on trade with Pyongyang going back at least five months may have been the decisive factor in forcing Kim's ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju have joined hundreds of people who watched South Korea's K-pop stars perform in Pyongyang for the first time in more than a decade. The concert on Sunday was delayed by 80 minutes after Kim made the decision to attend the event in the North ...
In an age when luxurious air travel by country heads is routine, the visitor from Pyongyang, Kim Jong-un, transited in his private train for his maiden trip to Beijing. By choosing the train option, the North Korean leader appeared to have inherited his father Kim Jong-il's aversion for air travel, probably born out ...
The South Korean taekwondo team will hold an hour-long performance at the Pyongyang Taekwondo Hall on Sunday, followed by a joint performance with North Korea at the ... The art troupe and the taekwondo athletes will return home via a flight from Pyongyang International Airport late Tuesday.
SEOUL, South Korea >> From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea today for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean ties after years of tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. The concerts in Pyongyang ...
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has met Olympics chief Thomas Bach in Pyongyang, thanking him for helping to bring about a "dramatic thawing" of tensions on the Korean peninsula, the country's state media said on Saturday, March 31. Last month's Winter Olympics in South ...
The concerts in Pyongyang on Sunday and Tuesday come ahead of a historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27. The meeting, which will precede a planned summit between Kim and President Donald Trump in May, ...
The singers including the legendary Cho Yong-pil and K-Pop girl band Red Velvet will perform in Pyongyang on Sunday and Tuesday. ... with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong after Chung gave Kim the letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Officials from the two Koreas on Thursday agreed that a planned summit between ROK President Moon Jae-in and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un will take place on April 27, a joint statement by Pyongyang and Seoul announced. The news followed a high-level inter-Korean meeting at Tongilgak, on the ...
Bach flew into an airport in Beijing on Thursday afternoon and left for Pyongyang later in the day. At the airport, he told reporters that he will discuss North Korean athletes' preparations for future Olympics, including the Tokyo Games in 2020 and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Bach said last month that ...
Would U.S. President Donald Trump go to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang for the summit with Kim Jong-un in May? Would Kim risk leaving his comfort zone to travel to Scandinavia or even Beijing to meet Trump? Unless one of the two makes a concession, differences over the venue could be the ...
“There was a weapon-smuggling attempt not so long ago on an international train to Pyongyang from Moscow,” RFA's source said, also speaking on ... With trade between North Korea and China now hampered by international sanctions imposed to punish Pyongyang for its illicit nuclear weapons and ...
South Korea proposed to Pyongyang that the basic matters for the senior-level April summit, such as summit schedules, dialogue agenda, and delegations from each side, should be discussed. The inter-Korean summit would be followed by a summit between the US and Pyongyang. US President Donald ...
After North Korea sent a musical delegation to the Winter Olympics, Seoul will respond in kind with a show of its own. Around 160 musicians, including several high-profile K-pop stars, will visit Pyongyang on March 31 — the first South Korean performers to head north on the peninsula since 2005, Reuters ...
Japan and South Korea yesterday agreed to maintain maximum pressure on Pyongyang, while Chinese President Xi Jinping called for patience amid a sudden breakthrough in the nuclear impasse on the Korean peninsula. The developments came as the South Korean daily Dong-A Ilbo, citing an insider, ...
Kim and his predecessors have played this game of freeze and thaw before: Pyongyang dangles the promise of denuclearization, only to renege. North Korea agreed to abandon its nuclear weapons in 2005 during the so-called "six-party talks," then restarted its program three years later. During the Obama ...
This is hardly the first time Pyongyang has talked about freezing or ending its pursuit of nuclear weapons. In the past three decades, leaders of the hermit state have expressed willingness to engage in some form of denuclearization. But those pledges haven't quelled the North's military ambition. And this ...
Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. North Korea. Add Interest. As North Korea considers negotiating over its nukes, it may find lessons in the Middle East, where leaders imperiled, paranoid or pugnacious have long used the ...
This week, South Korean presidential envoys returned to Seoul with news of having reached a six-point agreement with Pyongyang. South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong then delivered the message to President Donald Trump that Kim Jong-un hopes to meet him by May—an invitation ...
North Korea has placed a strategic industrial defense zone within the administrative district of Pyongyang so missile technicians and researchers can have access to the better benefits enjoyed by those who reside in the capital, sources inside the country said. Panghyon town, part of Kusong city in North ...
The U.S. has imposed additional sanctions on North Korea after deciding Pyongyang used a chemical warfare agent to assassinate the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur last year when two women ...
Washington and Pyongyang have been at loggerheads for months over the North's nuclear and missile programs, with US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un trading insults and threatening war. Tensions between the two Koreas eased during the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea, where ...
(CNN) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a dinner for a high-ranking South Korean delegation in Pyongyang on Monday, according to a South Korean government official. It's believed to be the first time the young leader has spoken face-to-face with officials from the South since he took power in ...
SEOUL — South Korea said it would send its top national security adviser to Pyongyang this week to discuss denuclearization and ways to improve inter-Korean relations, pushing forward with engagement efforts even as the U.S. remains wary of talking to the nuclear-armed state. Chung Eui-yong, the ...
The meeting comes as a delegation of South Korean officials travelled to North Korea on Monday to discuss bilateral relations between the two, rival neighbours and potential dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang administrations. According to US media, the South Korean envoys are also ...
After returning to Seoul for a debriefing, the delegation will travel to the United States to advise on the outcome of their visit to Pyongyang, Yoon said. Pyongyang tested a new missile on November 28 that flew higher and farther than any previous launch, and bragged afterward that its new Hwasong-15 ...
SEOUL • Pyongyang may be able to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with Seoul and make its Masikryong ski resort available for the event, a North Korean official said yesterday, according to the South's Yonhap news agency. Mr Chang Ung, North Korea's representative on the International Olympic ...
It also noted that North Koreans who live in Pyongyang now have a widening range of places to spend their extra money and spare time. There are new water parks and even a dolphin aquarium, according to Curtis Melvin, a researcher who has spent years monitoring satellite imagery of North Korea ...
North Korea is hoping to hold the planned summit between its leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Pyongyang, CNN reported, citing several US administration officials. “The North Koreans are pushing to have the meeting in their capital, Pyongyang,” but it is “unclear whether the White ...
On the last day of the Games, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had worked hard to use them as a platform for opening the way for resolving differences with the North, savoured a minor breakthrough when Kim Yong-choi said Pyongyang was willing to open dialogue with the United States.
GENEVA, February 28. /TASS/. Russia is prepared to help South and North Korea in the unification process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. "The point is not whether or not we discussed this issue [of the rapprochement between Seoul and Pyongyang at a meeting with South ...
North and South Korea began a working-level meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang slated to begin from March 9. The meeting was held inside the Tongilgak administrative building on the northern side of the Demilitarised Zone ...
"We will see if Pyongyang's message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization," the White House said in a statement. Moon met Sunday with a North Korean delegation led by Kim Yong Chol, a former general whom South Korea has accused of being ...


 

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