The United States said that it opposes a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate UN sanctions on key North Korean exports, calling the measure “premature” at a time when Pyongyang is threatening to conduct “an escalated provocation” and is refusing to meet with US officials to discuss denuclearisation.
North Korea twice launched “unidentified projectiles” today morning in an easterly direction from South Pyongyang province, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. No further details were immediately available but these were the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles. “We are aware of reports of projectiles launched from North Korea,” a senior US official said. Continue Reading
North Korea today called on the US to “roll back its hostile policy”, a day before the first anniversary of a historic summit between its leader and president Donald Trump. Continue Reading
Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, was an informant for the CIA whose operatives met him on several occasions, according to a media report. Kim was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 2017 when two women smeared his face with what appeared to be a nerve gas. Continue Reading
US authorities have arrested a former marine in connection with a mysterious February raid on North Korea’s embassy in Spain during which masked assailants roughed-up staff and stole computers, the media reported Saturday. Continue Reading
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he’ll ‘wait with patience and in good faith’ to work toward a common goal, the North’s state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim’s determination for another meeting with Trump, the two remain at odds over fundamental issues. Continue Reading