North Korea’s foreign minister arrives in Iran as new sanctions hit

North Korea’s foreign minister arrives in Iran as new sanctions hit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 9, 2018 North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho said during a visit to Teheran on Aug. 7 that Pyongyang’s “strategic policy is to deepen relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and confront unilateralism.” Ri, who met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrived in Teheran […]

Satellite imagery shows N. Korea dismantling ICBM-related launch facility

Satellite imagery shows N. Korea dismantling ICBM-related launch facility

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2018 North Korea has begun to dismantle facilities that were vital in the development of its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), satellite images show. New commercial satellite imagery shows the North taking steps to dismantle the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, its main satellite launch facility since 2012, in an indication Pyongyang […]

Trump says Putin agreed to help on N. Korea, touts IQ of those who ‘loved my press conference’

Trump says Putin agreed to help on N. Korea, touts IQ of those who ‘loved my press conference’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump said he was successful at the Helsinki Summit in getting a commitment from Russian President Vladimir Putin to help with North Korea. Trump tweeted: “Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along. […]

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 North Korean negotiators did not show up for scheduled talks with the United States regarding the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. The two sides were scheduled to meet in Panmunjom on July 12, but the North’s negotiators failed to show. “North Korea […]

Info war: North Korea controlled the optics on latest Pompeo visit

Info war: North Korea controlled the optics on latest Pompeo visit

by WorldTribune Staff, July 8, 2018 The most recent denuclearization talks with North Korea were “productive and in good faith,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, disputing Pyongyang’s claim that “gangster-like” demands were made by the top U.S. envoy. Reporters accompanying Pompeo described traces of his irritation at the lack of control over the proceedings. […]

Back in the DPRK: Pompeo holds 3-hour session with Kim Yong-Chol, delivers gift

Back in the DPRK: Pompeo holds 3-hour session with Kim Yong-Chol, delivers gift

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on July 6 bearing gifts and a letter from President Donald Trump for discussions which included North Korea’s timeline to begin its commitment to denuclearization. A reporter accompanying Pompeo tweeted that the secretary held talks with Kim Yong-Chol, one of […]

Crisis: Trump approval rate up 10 percent among Hispanics, 4 percent among Democrats

Crisis: Trump approval rate up 10 percent among Hispanics, 4 percent among Democrats

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval rating jumped to 47 percent in June in large part due to a shocking 10 percent increase in support from Hispanic voters, a poll showed. The findings raised new questions about the credibility of the heavily anti-Trump mainstream media. “That growing support among Latinos […]

UN rights specialist in Seoul to explore N. Korea opening

UN rights specialist in Seoul to explore N. Korea opening

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2018 The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights will travel to South Korea next week in an effort to engage in talks on human rights in the North. Tomas Ojea Quintana, who will begin an eight-day visit on July 2, also called for the issue of human rights in North […]

Korea rush? China hustles to jump-start North’s stalled economy

Korea rush? China hustles to jump-start North’s stalled economy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2018 Hundreds of Chinese companies are flocking to North Korea as sanctions show signs of loosening amid Kim Jong-Un’s pledge of denuclearization. Beijing may be looking to counter the initiative taken by the U.S. at the historic Singapore summit, during which President Donald Trump presented Kim with a vision and […]

China opens new air routes, tourism to North Korea after Kim Jong-Un visit

China opens new air routes, tourism to North Korea after Kim Jong-Un visit

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2018 China is loosening sanctions on North Korea after Kim Jong-Un’s most recent visit to Beijing, a report said. Signs of China’s easing of sanctions on the North are already noticeable in the fields of aviation and tourism, Yonhap said in a June 21 report. Kim’s visit to Beijing earlier […]

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