In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2019 North Korea has for the first time publicly acknowledged that an “anti-DPRK body” broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Pyongyang also accused the FBI of being the group’s “wire pullers” in what state-run media called a “terror incident.” On Feb. 22, five days before the U.S.-North Korea […]

Strategic ally Bashar Assad wants to visit ‘HE Kim Jong-Un’

Strategic ally Bashar Assad wants to visit ‘HE Kim Jong-Un’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2018 Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed interest in traveling to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-Un, according to state-run media in North Korea. “I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong-Un,” Assad was quoted as saying by KCNA. KCNA said Assad made the comments on […]

North Korea tries kinder, gentler tone, but not with defectors in the South

North Korea tries kinder, gentler tone, but not with defectors in the South

by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was “moved” when South Korean President Moon Jae-In came to meet him at the DMZ. Kim even sent a personal letter to U.S. President Donald Trump as the two countries’ diplomats discussed a possible June 12 summit between Trump and Kim. But, […]

China and N. Korea media provided contrasting official reports on unofficial Kim visit

China and N. Korea media provided contrasting official reports on unofficial Kim visit

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2018 North Korean and Chinese state media outlets took different paths in their reporting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s unprecedented visit to Beijing, where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. While China’s state-run media focused on the discussions between Kim and Xi and on tensions on the Korean […]

N. Korea warns of Olympics pullout after South’s praise of Trump

N. Korea warns of Olympics pullout after South’s praise of Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2018 North Korea is threatening to withdraw its contingent from the 2018 Winter Olympics after South Korea lauded U.S. President Donald Trump for his role in bringing about last week’s talks between the North and South. South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Jan. 10 said Trump deserved “big credit for […]

Tillerson reference to maritime blockade gets North Korea’s attention

Tillerson reference to maritime blockade gets North Korea’s attention

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s mention of the right for nations to impose a maritime blockade on North Korea got a rise out of North Korea’s state-run media said on Dec. 8. The suggestion of such a blockade is tantamount to an “act of invasion,” Pyongyang’s  Korean Central […]

Kim Jong-Un specified flight angle of latest missile launch, N. Korean state media said

Kim Jong-Un specified flight angle of latest missile launch, N. Korean state media said

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “meticulously guided” the test launch of a new model intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Nov. 29, North Korean state media reported. “The test-fire of the inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 was successfully conducted on Nov. 29 under the guidance of Kim Jong-Un,” according to the Korean Central […]

Pyongyang calls on Latin American nations to reject U.S. call for severing ties

Pyongyang calls on Latin American nations to reject U.S. call for severing ties

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2017 Latin American nations should not fall prey to the U.S.’s “coercive behavior” and should reject calls for them to sever relations with North Korea, a spokesperson for the North’s Foreign Ministry said. Pyongyang said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s move to openly press Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to […]

N. Korea warns U.S. on regime change talk as key Russian visits Pyongyang

N. Korea warns U.S. on regime change talk as key Russian visits Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2017 Any attempt by the United States to oust the Kim Jong-Un regime in North Korea will result in Pyongyang launching a nuclear strike “at the heart of the U.S.,” the North’s state news agency said on July 25. The threat came as Pyongyang hosted Russia’s deputy nuclear negotiator. “Should […]

North Korean state media covered ruling on Park impeachment with ‘unprecedented’ dispatch

North Korean state media covered ruling on Park impeachment with ‘unprecedented’ dispatch

by WorldTribune Staff, March 10, 2017 North Korean state media, notoriously slow when it comes to covering news outside of the country, quickly disseminated the news on March 10 that South Korea’s Constitutional Court had upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye. The court’s ruling is widely seen as bringing to power a left-leaning government […]