Leading from the front: Trump, not China, mobilizes key Asian states on N. Korea crisis

Leading from the front: Trump, not China, mobilizes key Asian states on N. Korea crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump is reaching out to leaders of Asian states to ensure “that we have everyone in line backing up a plan of action” to solve the North Korea crisis, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said. Priebus said Trump was in regular contact with Japanese […]

Tillerson: Iran deal failed in key denuclearization objective

Tillerson: Iran deal failed in key denuclearization objective

by WorldTribune Staff, April 20, 2017 “Buying off” Iran with a flawed nuclear deal was not “a prudent way” to be deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. The deal pushed by former President Barack Obama “fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran,” and only delays it becoming […]

As N. Korea threatens nuclear attacks, U.S. calls on China ‘to take additional steps’

As N. Korea threatens nuclear attacks, U.S. calls on China ‘to take additional steps’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2017 As North Korea warned it has its “nuclear sight focused” on the United States, the Trump administration said it has called on China “to take additional steps” to rein in the Kim Jong-Un regime. President Donald Trump tweeted on April 11: “I explained to the President of China that […]

National security team unified on attack from U.S. missile destroyers that killed 7

National security team unified on attack from U.S. missile destroyers that killed 7

by WorldTribune Staff, April 7, 2017 A little more than 24 hours after convening his National Security Council (NSC), President Donald Trump ordered the missile strike on an airfield from which Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces had earlier in the week launched a chemical weapons attack. “Everybody agreed that this was the option that they […]

North Korea crisis tops agenda at key Trump summit with China’s Xi

North Korea crisis tops agenda at key Trump summit with China’s Xi

by WorldTribune Staff, April 3, 2017 As pro-China lobbyists geared up for this week’s critical summit in south Florida, the White House weighed in as well. President Donald Trump said in an interview that the U.S. will solve the North Korea problem on its own if China does not reign in the rogue Kim Jong-Un […]

Report: China finalizing militarization of artificial islands

Report: China finalizing militarization of artificial islands

by WorldTribune Staff, March 28, 2017 China is close to completing a major infrastructure project on several artificial islands that will enable it to deploy warplanes that would be able to operate over nearly the entire South China Sea, a Washington-based think tank said. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for […]

Who blinked? Tough talk on Asia tour earns Tillerson warm reception in Beijing

Who blinked? Tough talk on Asia tour earns Tillerson warm reception in Beijing

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2017 A trip to Asia that began with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bluntly warning that the U.S. policy of “strategic patience” with the rogue regime and Chinese strategic ally in North Korea is no more, ended with Chinese President Xi Jinping hailing a “new era for constructive development.” […]

North Korea claims successful test of high-thrust rocket engine amid Tillerson Asia tour

North Korea claims successful test of high-thrust rocket engine amid Tillerson Asia tour

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2017 North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that Pyongyang has successfully tested a “new type” of high-thrust rocket engine seen as a step closer to the realization of Kim Jong-Un’s vow to launch an ICBM this year. The reported test came one day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

U.S.-South Korean alliance under assault by a communist tag team

U.S.-South Korean alliance under assault by a communist tag team

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dispensing pledges like a jolly Santa Claus pulling Christmas presents from his sled, arrives today (Friday) in Seoul from Tokyo and flies the following day to Beijing. After vowing undying U.S. support to Korea and Japan, he’ll assure China that THAAD presents no […]

Senators demand probe of Obama team’s interference in foreign elections

Senators demand probe of Obama team’s interference in foreign elections

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2017 The Obama administration used U.S. taxpayer funds in an attempt to influence foreign elections and promote leftist causes abroad, according to a group of senators who are demanding that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson immediately launch an investigation. The Obama State Department appears to have sent some of the […]