After sit-down with Kim, as Cohen testified and ‘experts’ circled like vultures, Trump walked

After sit-down with Kim, as Cohen testified and ‘experts’ circled like vultures, Trump walked

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk HANOI — No matter what he does or says, Donald Trump is playing a losing game with his critics on North Korea and probably on just about everything else. If he had joined Kim Jong-Un last week in signing a piece of paper agreeing to give up sanctions while […]

Mad at Bolton? Satellite imagery shows N. Korea rapidly rebuilding missile site

Mad at Bolton? Satellite imagery shows N. Korea rapidly rebuilding missile site

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2019 Satellite imagery acquired on March 2 shows that North Korea is rebuilding the long-range rocket site at Sohae (Tongchang-ri) which in the past was used to launch satellites with ICBM technology that is banned under UN Security Council resolutions. “Activity is evident at the vertical engine test stand and […]

Kim train races home, skips Beijing stop: Bolton says North balked at Trump’s ‘big deal’

Kim train races home, skips Beijing stop: Bolton says North balked at Trump’s ‘big deal’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 4, 2019 Kim Jong-Un’s special green train returned to North Korea from his unsuccessful summit with President Donald Trump to Vietnam “at a much faster pace” than the trip to Hanoi, a report said. The North Korean leader’s train bypassed stops in China following speculation that Kim would stop in the […]

Richard Nixon’s words of advice for Donald Trump about both Koreas

Richard Nixon’s words of advice for Donald Trump about both Koreas

by WorldTribune Staff, March 3, 2019 While much has changed in the region since his final trip to Asia in 1993, former President Richard Nixon’s advice on North Korea may be instructive amid President Donald Trump’s current efforts, a columnist noted. Nixon’s “primary regional concern at the time was, of course, China, around which everything […]

Trump walks away from summit deal, ‘but not in anger’

Trump walks away from summit deal, ‘but not in anger’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said talks in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un collapsed after Kim had demanded sanctions relief in return for shutting down some, but not all, of the North’s nuclear sites. “Basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do that,” […]

Kim arrives from media-proof Pyongyang on a bullet-proof train

Kim arrives from media-proof Pyongyang on a bullet-proof train

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2019 After a 65-hour trek across China on his green, bulletproof train, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un arrived at Dong Dang Railway Station at the Vietnam-China border at around 8:10 a.m. on Feb. 26. Accustomed to complete control of public information back home where the state media dominate, there was […]

Anti-Kim group that rescued son of half-brother he assassinated, promises ‘announcement’

Anti-Kim group that rescued son of half-brother he assassinated, promises ‘announcement’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2019 A clandestine group which says its mission is to assist North Korean defectors said it would issue an “important” announcement this week, a report said. Cheollima Civil Defense, which is believed to have rescued the son of the late Kim Jong-Nam from North Korea’s assassination squads, is set to […]

Former NSC official: Some intel officials undermining U.S. summit strategy

Former NSC official: Some intel officials undermining U.S. summit strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, February 24, 2019 President Donald Trump is driving negotiations with North Korean’s leader Kim Jong-Un “in a positive direction” despite some in the U.S. intelligence community who have tried to “rain on the president’s parade,” a former National Security Council (NSC) official said. The remarkable assertion by a longtime aide to U.S. […]

Conflicting reports in Seoul about Bolton’s pre-summit visit; Trump firm on sanctions

Conflicting reports in Seoul about Bolton’s pre-summit visit; Trump firm on sanctions

by WorldTribune.com Staff, February 21, 2019 U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has reportedly headed to Seoul ahead of next week’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Citing two Trump administration officials, CNN reported on Feb. 21 that Bolton will travel to South Korea this week for “a round of […]

Retired S. Korean generals slam Kim-Moon ‘fake peace’, ‘collapse of security’

Retired S. Korean generals slam Kim-Moon ‘fake peace’, ‘collapse of security’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 4, 2019 The administration of liberal President Moon Jae-In is engaged in a “fake peace” process with an “unreliable” Kim Jong-Un regime, a group of more than 400 retired South Korean generals said in a pair of statements. Moon met with Kim three times last year and has invited the North […]