Japanese-owned oil tanker struck in Gulf as Abe delivered U.S. message in Iran

Japanese-owned oil tanker struck in Gulf as Abe delivered U.S. message in Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2019 Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated after reports today of more suspected attacks against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Iran has denied being behind previous similar attacks. One of the two tankers was owned by a Japanese company. The attacks occurred during a visit to Teheran […]

Japan’s Abe consulted with Trump on upcoming visit to Iran

Japan’s Abe consulted with Trump on upcoming visit to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 11, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a discussion ahead of Abe’s planned trip to Iran on June 12-14, a Japanese official said. Abe will be the first Japanese sitting prime minister to visit Iran in 41 years, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. Suga […]

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President Trump’s visit to Japan carries a message for South Korea as much as anywhere else. It’s time to call a halt to outpourings of anti-Japanese sentiment. That’s not to say South Koreans should bury their bitterness over the decades of Japanese rule, the slaughter of Koreans […]

President Trump in Tokyo: U.S. wants nukeless Iran, not seeking regime change

President Trump in Tokyo: U.S. wants nukeless Iran, not seeking regime change

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Donald Trump, who is on a state visit to Japan, has said that the United States is not seeking regime change in Iran, amid heightened tensions between the two countries. “We’re not looking for regime change, we’re looking for no nuclear weapons,” Trump said […]

Trump: Japan carmakers investing $40 billion in U.S. facilities

Trump: Japan carmakers investing $40 billion in U.S. facilities

by WorldTribune Staff, April 28, 2019 Japan’s automobile makers will invest $40 billion in U.S. manufacturing facilities, President Donald Trump said at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 27. The Japanese leader and his wife, Akie, joined Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, for a couples’ dinner on April 26 in the White […]

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

Second Korea summit was ‘bad news’ for Kim Jung-Un, U.S. negotiator says

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2019 The failure of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to produce an agreement has shaken the Kim dynasty to the point where the young dictator is “almost in a time out,” a U.S. envoy who was a key North Korea negotiator […]

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk NEW DELHI ― The prospect of President Trump abandoning friends and allies resonates here for reasons that have nothing to do with North or South Korea. While focusing on whatever deal he is likely to cook up with Kim Jong-Un, let us not forget the priorities in the capital […]

Diplomatic moves in Tokyo, Seoul and Pyongyang precede Trump-Kim summit

Diplomatic moves in Tokyo, Seoul and Pyongyang precede Trump-Kim summit

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2019 U.S. envoy Steve Biegun led an American delegation that arrived in Pyongyang on Feb. 6 for denuclearization talks with North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok-Chol. The U.S. delegation’s arrival in North Korea was one of a flurry of region-wide diplomatic moves ahead of a second summit between President Donald Trump […]

As Japan peace treaty talk picks up, Russian lawmakers want clarification on Kurile Islands

As Japan peace treaty talk picks up, Russian lawmakers want clarification on Kurile Islands

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian lawmakers have asked for an explanation following media reports quoting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that Moscow could potentially hand over two islands in the disputed Southern Kuriles chain to Japan. Communist Party lawmaker Nikolai Kharitonov raised the issue on December 18, asking State […]

China sees red over arrest of Huawei chief

China sees red over arrest of Huawei chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2018 China’s Foreign Ministry has summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad in response to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and vowed to take “further action” if needed. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1 on the orders of U.S. authorities for allegedly violating American sanctions on selling technology […]

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