North Korean official handling U.S. affairs heads to Moscow

North Korean official handling U.S. affairs heads to Moscow

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2017 As Russia looks to take on a larger role in the North Korean nuclear standoff, the North’s official in charge of U.S. affairs traveled to Moscow on Sept. 25. Choe Son-Hui, director-general of the North American department at the North Korean Foreign Ministry planned to hold talks with Oleg […]

Playing defense: Who are Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump kidding with their war of words?

Playing defense: Who are Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump kidding with their war of words?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It wasn’t exactly a declaration of war, but it did come close. What else to make of President Trump’s remark that the U.S. might “totally destroy North Korea”? It was one thing to belittle Kim Jong-Un as “rocket man” but quite another to threaten annihilation of a country torn […]

North Korea, in first, addresses whole world, vows to test H bomb in Pacific

North Korea, in first, addresses whole world, vows to test H bomb in Pacific

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2017 In what is believed to be a first for a North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un on Sept. 22 directly issued a statement to the international community, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump will “pay dearly” for his threats to destroy North Korea. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said neither of […]

Trump backs up UN address; Executive order targets tech, ‘sources of revenue’ to N. Korea

Trump backs up UN address; Executive order targets tech, ‘sources of revenue’ to N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, September 21, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump on Sept. 21 signed an executive order that he said would “cut off sources of revenue” that fund North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. At a press conference, Trump said the new order enhances the Treasury Department’s authority to “target any individual or entity that conducts […]

Trump at UN: ‘ If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph’

Trump at UN: ‘ If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph’

Special to WorldTribune.com Following is the text of President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly today, Sept. 19. Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the American people to address […]

Analyst compares U.S. ‘denial behavior’ on N. Korea to that of Western elites before 1939

Analyst compares U.S. ‘denial behavior’ on N. Korea to that of Western elites before 1939

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2017 The United States has a window of opportunity to cast aside its “denial behavior” on North Korea, an analyst said. “Is the naivete and willful blindness that helped begin World War II on September 1, 1939, being repeated in the response of the U.S. and its allies to North […]

Moscow’s infrastructure deal on N. Korea backed by Tokyo and Seoul, opposed by U.S.

Moscow’s infrastructure deal on N. Korea backed by Tokyo and Seoul, opposed by U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs North Korea’s latest successful ballistic missile and nuclear tests were not the most important news items coming out of Pyongyang in the first weeks of September 2017. Far more important was the confirmation that Kim Jong-Un’s first child, […]

House Foreign Affairs chair: 12 top Chinese banks ‘ripe for sanctions’ over N. Korean WMD

House Foreign Affairs chair: 12 top Chinese banks ‘ripe for sanctions’ over N. Korean WMD

by WorldTribune Staff, September 17, 2017 The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has sent the Trump administration a list of a dozen large Chinese banks with alleged ties to North Korea that are “ripe for sanctions.” “We have not had the resolve to put these sanctions on those major institutions. It’s time to […]

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 For the second time in less than a month, North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile that flew over Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the missile was launched on Sept. 15 at around 6:57 a.m. and went down at around 7:16 a.m. […]

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Moon Jae-In has to be a master of the art of compromise. He was all for the latest watered-down UN sanctions that cut down but don’t cut off the flow of oil from China and Russia to North Korea. The U.S. would far prefer to see all the […]

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