Tensions surface between Seoul and White House over North Korea strategy

Tensions surface between Seoul and White House over North Korea strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment that South Korea’s government of President Moon Jae-In would not move to lift sanctions on North Korea “without our approval” apparently did not sit well with some officials in Seoul. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Hwa had said that Seoul was reviewing the lifting […]

Defector: Don’t forget the forgotten people when bargaining for Korean peace

Defector: Don’t forget the forgotten people when bargaining for Korean peace

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― How about Pope Francis inspiring millions of the faithful in North Korea as he did in South Korea four years ago? Can we picture highly organized throngs cheering him on the way in from Pyongyang’s sparkling new international airport, blessing one and all while host Kim Jong-Un […]

Value of N. Korean resources estimated at $3.3 trillion

Value of N. Korean resources estimated at $3.3 trillion

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2018 North Korea is sitting on mineral resources that are worth 15 times more than the value of South Korea’s, the South’s state-run Korea Resources Corporation (KRC) reported on Oct. 11. Pyongyang has signed 40 investment agreements with foreign companies in regard to its minerals – 90 percent of them […]

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 During his trip to the Vatican on Oct. 17-18, South Korean President Moon Jae-In will deliver an invitation to Pope Francis from Kim Jong-Un to visit North Korea. In an Oct. 9 briefing, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-Kyeom said Kim Jong-Un’s invitation would be delivered to the Pope […]

‘One’ step forward: Pompeo visits Pyongyang on heels of Pence address slamming Beijing

‘One’ step forward: Pompeo visits Pyongyang on heels of Pence address slamming Beijing

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has agreed to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump “as early as possible,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Oct. 7 after meeting with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. Pompeo is scheduled to visit Beijing on Oct. 8, […]

At UN, Trump failed to praise Seoul’s one-way concessions for ‘peace’

At UN, Trump failed to praise Seoul’s one-way concessions for ‘peace’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― The road to peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula is so full of potholes and pitfalls, twists and turns, that it’s impossible to imagine where and how the process will end. Take President Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly a year after he was […]

Subterfuge in Pyongyang? Seoul’s disturbing concessions, Russia-China collusion

Subterfuge in Pyongyang? Seoul’s disturbing concessions, Russia-China collusion

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump faces a serious problem when he meets South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In Monday in New York. How can he go on promising concessions to North Korea when the State Department has already rejected North Korea’s demand for “corresponding measures” by the U.S. before […]

U.S. set to restart talks with North; Kim vows to permanently shut down missile test site

U.S. set to restart talks with North; Kim vows to permanently shut down missile test site

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 The United States is prepared to resume talks with North Korea on denuclearization following North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s summit this week with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. Kim told reporters on Sept. 19 during a joint announcement with Moon: “We have agreed to make the Korean Peninsula a […]

Can we wake up now from the North Korean nuclear nightmare?

Can we wake up now from the North Korean nuclear nightmare?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Stephen King, author of global best-selling novels of horror and fantasy, has written about the craving for horror stories, books and films. He thinks all of us are more or less “mentally ill,” but most of us hide or sublimate our worst instincts. From there he tries to answer […]

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

North Korean state media hit U.S. inaction during visit by Seoul leader

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 While North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was making nice with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, state media in the North was blasting the United States for allegedly not following through on promises made in President Donald Trump’s June summit with Kim. Kim regime mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun employed the familiar […]

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