North Korea test-fires first strategic cruise missile

U.S. 09/13/21, 15:32

North Korean state media on Monday, Sept. 13, said its government successfully tested its new long-range cruise missile over the weekend.  According to Reuters, the weapon was capable of traveling up to 930 miles (1,500km), the official KCNA news agency said. It hit the targets and fell into the country's territorial ...

North Korea reactivates its nuclear plant, a UN agency reports

Asia & Pacific 08/31/21, 15:51

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) denounced that the nuclear plant in Yongbyon, North Korea, used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, registers activity since July 2021. "Since early July 2021, there have been indications, including the discharge of cooling water, consistent with the operation," the UN agency's annual report said. The ...

Report: As China, Russia stockpile weapons, Pentagon warns of potential nuclear war

U.S. 07/09/21, 04:15

As this country's biggest rivals are accumulating nuclear weapons, the U.S. claims there is a "increased potential" threat of coming nuclear warfare. According to a newly released 2020 Pentagon study on nuclear activities, Russia and China have been upgrading and increasing their respective arsenals over the previous decade. North Korea has escalated ...

Pompeo announces negotiations with North Korea from a stronger position

U.S. 01/02/21, 19:03

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he will begin negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, moving beyond the "appeasement" stage held earlier, according to a series of tweets on Jan. 2.  "In my role as CIA Director, I opened our negotiations with Chairman Kim [Jon Un]," Pompeo said. https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1345414628709380103 This ...

President Trump responds to the report Kim Jung Un is ‘gravely ill’

U.S. 04/21/20, 04:35

Speculation is swirling around the health condition of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After undergoing heart surgery earlier this month he has been noticeably absent from key events, including an event marking the anniversary of the birthday of North Korea's founding father and Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, on ...

Christmas is over, but no ‘Christmas gift’ from North Korea to US

U.S. 12/26/19, 13:26

Christmas Day passed peacefully with no missile test as a “Christmas gift” from North Korea to the United States, but Seoul and Washington remain on high alert. Seoul-based Korea Herald reported South Korea said it has seen no unusual signs in North Korea, but it and the United States are still ...

President Trump says North Korea may plan a nice ‘Christmas gift’

U.S. 12/25/19, 07:05

President Donald Trump said Tuesday, Dec. 24, that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present” such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than a missile launch, according to The Associated Press. The president was asked what he will do if North Korea ...

North Korea relies on President Trump’s “wise and bold decisions”

World 09/27/19, 09:25

North Korea said Friday, Sept. 27,  it is confident that President Donald Trump will choose a "wise option" and make a "bold decision" in talks with the communist nation as he differs from his predecessors. Kim Kye gwan, adviser to the North Korean Foreign Ministry, made the remarks in a statement ...

US ready to renew nuclear talks with North Korea

U.S. 08/23/19, 08:05

The Trump administration is ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea, said the U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Wednesday, Aug. 21. This message came a day after the U.S. and South Korean militaries completed their routine exercises. North Korea called the training an attack practice and ...

President Trump: ‘A Very Positive Letter’ from North Korea

U.S. 08/10/19, 08:45

Before leaving the White House for a vacation on Friday, Aug. 9, where President Trump will spend the time at his Bedminster residence in New Jersey. President Trump speaks to reporters with some very positive words about Kim Jong Un and North Korea. On the lawn of the White House, ...

US Defense Secretary Esper meets South Korean leaders

U.S. 08/09/19, 15:09

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper arrived in South Korea Thursday for his two-day trip to Seoul. On Friday Esper met South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo for talks on the military alliance between the two countries. The U.S. defense chief was also scheduled later during the day to meet South Korean President ...

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