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 […]

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 […]

Pompeo to Kerry: The Iran deal failed, ‘let it go’

Pompeo to Kerry: The Iran deal failed, ‘let it go’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 17, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry for meeting recently with Iran’s foreign minister. “What @JohnKerry has done by engaging with #Iran’s regime, the world’s top state sponsor of terror, is unseemly, unprecedented, and inconsistent with U.S. foreign policy. The deal failed. Let […]

Kim tells delegation from Seoul he has faith in Trump, has never disparaged him

Kim tells delegation from Seoul he has faith in Trump, has never disparaged him

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he maintains faith in U.S. President Donald Trump and pledged to take “more active” measures toward denuclearization if his moves are met with corresponding goodwill measures. The North Korean leader made the comments during a meeting in Pyongyang on Sept. 5 with a […]

Cricket star who now leads Pakistan faces crisis over China subsidies

Cricket star who now leads Pakistan faces crisis over China subsidies

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2018 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, just days after being sworn in, is looking to avert a financial crisis that could see the country turn over many of its strategic assets to China. Khan, a former cricket star, “must choose whether to dial back a Chinese-financed development program or increase […]

Mattis: No post-Helsinki progress on cooperation with Russia in Syria

Mattis: No post-Helsinki progress on cooperation with Russia in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2018 The Helsinki summit did not change the U.S. military’s stance on cooperation with Russia in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on July 24. “What we do with the Russian Federation, we deconflict our operations. We do not coordinate them, we deconflict them . . . to make certain […]

‘Never ever threaten’ U.S.: Trump warns Rouhani, Pompeo boosts Iranian people

‘Never ever threaten’ U.S.: Trump warns Rouhani, Pompeo boosts Iranian people

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 The United States has sent a powerful signal of support to the people of Iran while challenging its Islamist regime. President Donald Trump on July 22 warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to issue threats against the United States. Trump tweeted: “Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will […]

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2018 The United States considered but turned down requests from European Union members for wholesale exemptions on Iran sanctions that President Donald Trump said in May would be re-imposed after the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear deal. In order to avoid disrupting global oil markets, the U.S. will consider waivers […]

U.S. officials ‘certain’ Iranian regime approved bomb plot against opposition rally in Paris

U.S. officials ‘certain’ Iranian regime approved bomb plot against opposition rally in Paris

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 A terrorist plot to blow up a rally in Paris sponsored by an Iranian opposition group was approved by Iran’s ruling mullahs, U.S. officials and the sponsor of the June 30 rally said. Belgian authorities foiled the plot when when they detained a couple with ties to Iran who […]

Info war: North Korea controlled the optics on latest Pompeo visit

Info war: North Korea controlled the optics on latest Pompeo visit

by WorldTribune Staff, July 8, 2018 The most recent denuclearization talks with North Korea were “productive and in good faith,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, disputing Pyongyang’s claim that “gangster-like” demands were made by the top U.S. envoy. Reporters accompanying Pompeo described traces of his irritation at the lack of control over the proceedings. […]