‘A truly sad moment’: Trump cancels summit with N. Korea’s Kim

‘A truly sad moment’: Trump cancels summit with N. Korea’s Kim

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on May 24, in a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, said he was canceling the summit between the two which had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, […]

‘I don’t like that’: Trump ties China to change in attitude by N. Korea

‘I don’t like that’: Trump ties China to change in attitude by N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2018 The positive momentum and good-will between the U.S. and North Korea in recent months was suddenly interrupted earlier this month as the North’s belligerent attitude returned. In response, U.S. President Donald Trump pointed to a second meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping […]

Trump to Kim Jong-Un: Let not your heart be troubled

Trump to Kim Jong-Un: Let not your heart be troubled

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 President Donald Trump, in what was seen as a bid to reassure a panicky Kim Jong-Un, said the U.S. is pursuing a “South Korean model” and not a “Libyan model” for the North’s denuclearization. Speaking at the White House on May 17, Trump said North Korea will be “tremendously […]

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk What is this disturbing nonsense we sometimes hear about a “Vietnam model” for permanent peace on the Korean peninsula? Whoever’s talking about that either has to be joking or is totally unaware of the tragedy that befell South Vietnam after the signing of the “Paris peace accords” that were […]

North Korean state media announce dismantlement of nuclear test site

North Korean state media announce dismantlement of nuclear test site

by WorldTribune Staff, May 13, 2018 North Korea will dismantle its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri between May 23 and 25, North Korean state-run media reported. In the early weeks following news reports in the West that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un had agreed to denuclearization and would hold direct talks with U.S. President Donald […]

The summit that could end a 65-year Cold War: Great expectations, greater ifs . . .

The summit that could end a 65-year Cold War: Great expectations, greater ifs . . .

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid startling twists, turns and tribulations, the United States is preparing for a once improbable Summit meeting with North Korea to defuse Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threat. Earlier in the year the “experts” and those who instinctively know better were predicting a probable […]

‘Comrades’ Kim, Xi hold second China meeting in advance of Trump summit

‘Comrades’ Kim, Xi hold second China meeting in advance of Trump summit

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2018 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un traveled to China for an unannounced meeting with China’s supreme leader, Xi Jinping on May 7-8. It was Kim’s second visit to China and third trip abroad in as many months. The North Korean leader met South Korean President Moon Jae-In just south of […]

Swiss bliss: Dilbert cartoonist offers win-win solution for North Korea crisis

Swiss bliss: Dilbert cartoonist offers win-win solution for North Korea crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2018 North Korea, if it chooses “to pivot” can become the “Switzerland of the East,” Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams wrote on his blog. U.S. President Donald Trump “understands the mental game like no president before him,” Adams wrote. “And Kim Jong-Un appears to have a similar toolset. Never have we […]

Report: Kim Jong-Un had several meetings with Pompeo, saw ‘eye-to-eye with him’

Report: Kim Jong-Un had several meetings with Pompeo, saw ‘eye-to-eye with him’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un complimented CIA Director Mike Pompeo for his “guts” during their recent meeting, a report said. Pompeo, whose nomination for secretary of state was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 23, had a secret meeting with Kim in Pyongyang over Easter weekend. […]

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