Report: Kim Jong-Un confided fears to Seoul’s pro-North leader

Report: Kim Jong-Un confided fears to Seoul’s pro-North leader

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told South Korean President Moon Jae-In during one of their summit meetings that the North was wary of giving up a list of its nuclear arsenal and facilities, fearing it could embolden the Untied States to attack, a South Korean official said. South Korean […]

South Korean president ratifies agreement with North without parliament approval

South Korean president ratifies agreement with North without parliament approval

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2018 Liberal President Moon Jae-In ratified last month’s summit agreement with North Korea without the consent of parliament, ignoring protests from Conservative opposition parties and concerns registered by the Trump administration. Dissenting media and political expression is being suppressed by the government in Seoul, according to reports in last week’s […]

‘Deep concern’: U.S. Treasury reminds Seoul that sanctions on N. Korea still in effect

‘Deep concern’: U.S. Treasury reminds Seoul that sanctions on N. Korea still in effect

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2018 The U.S. Treasury Department said it has notified South Korean banks that “UN and U.S. sanctions on North Korea remain valid” after media reports surfaced saying the South was planning renewed financial cooperation with the North. A document drafted by South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) that was released […]

Rand analyst: Seoul’s military concessions undermine security

Rand analyst: Seoul’s military concessions undermine security

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 The new inter-Korean military pact could weaken South Korea’s defenses in the event of an attack from the North, U.S. military analysts say. Friction between Seoul and the White House has generated growing alarm among strategists in the pro-U.S. alliance seeking to counter the China-North Korea axis in Northeast […]

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 […]

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, […]

U.S. sanctions Turkish company for selling weapons, luxury goods to N. Korea

U.S. sanctions Turkish company for selling weapons, luxury goods to N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, October 5, 2018 The United States has sanctioned a Turkish company which attempted to sell weapons and luxury goods to North Korea, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Oct. 4. Sanctions were imposed on SIA Falcon International Group along with its CEO and general manager and a North Korean diplomat for breaching […]

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 […]

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