The US has eluded both pressure and diplomacy for North Korea, says Blinken

On March 18, 2021, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Chung Ii-yong met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken before a ministerial meeting between the representatives.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMar 18th, 2021

North Korea says Biden has a hostile policy, warns of response

North Korea on Sunday accused US President Joe Biden of pursuing a hostile policy, dismissing "spurious" American diplomacy and warning of a response......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Washington open to diplomacy talks with North Korea

President Joe Biden is open to diplomatic negotiations with North Korea on denuclearization, the White House said Friday after completion of a review by the new administration of US policy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

America tries to reactivate diplomacy with North Korea

In the photo, White House spokesman Jane Saki. EFE / EPA / Yuri Grips Washington, March 15 (EFE). The White House confirmed on Monday that.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

North Korea to defy coronavirus with huge parade

Nuclear-armed North Korea is expected to parade its latest and most advanced weapons through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday, as the coronavirus-barricaded country celebrates the 75th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling party. Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson Kim Jong Un ED JONES AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN South Korea’s unification minister told parliament on Thursday that a “large-scale parade” was anticipated, and satellite imagery on the respected 38North website has also suggested the cavalcade could be huge. The anniversary comes during a difficult year for North Korea as the coronavirus pandemic and recent storms add pressure to the heavily sanctioned country.  Pyongyang closed its borders eight months ago to try to protect itself from the virus — which first emerged in neighbouring China — and has still to confirm a single case of infection. Last month, troops from the North shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who had drifted into its waters, apparently as a precaution against the disease, prompting fury in Seoul and a rare apology from Kim. Nevertheless, Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson, the third member of the family to rule the country. A procession of progressively larger armoured vehicles and tanks is likely to follow, culminating with whatever missiles Pyongyang wants to put on show. The North is widely believed to have continued to develop its arsenal — which it says it needs to protect itself from a US invasion — throughout nuclear negotiations with Washington, deadlocked since the collapse of a summit in Hanoi in February last year. Now analysts expect a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) or an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland to appear — maybe even one with multiple re-entry vehicle capabilities that could allow it to evade US defence systems. The anniversary of the Workers’ Party means North Korea “has a political and strategic need to do something bigger”, said Sung-yoon Lee, a Korean studies professor at Tufts University in the United States. Showcasing its most advanced weapons “will signal a big step forward in Pyongyang’s credible threat capabilities”, he said. But unlike on many previous occasions, no international media have been allowed in to watch the parade, and with many foreign embassies in Pyongyang closing their doors in the face of coronavirus restrictions, few outside observers will be present. It is not clear whether state broadcaster KCTV will air the event live — some past parades have not appeared on television until the following day. But the South’s government has detected signs that Kim is to give a speech at the parade, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday citing unnamed sources.  – Masks and missiles? –  At the end of December, Kim threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon”, but analysts say Pyongyang will still tread carefully to avoid jeopardising its chances with Washington ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Showing off its strategic weapons in a military parade “would be consistent with what Kim Jong Un promised”, while “not provoking the US as much as a test-launch of a strategic weapon”, said former US government North Korea analyst Rachel Lee. The messaging of the parade “will be heavily domestic — on party accomplishments, unity around the leader, and improving the economy before the Eighth Party Congress”, she added, referring to a meeting of the Workers’ Party due to take place in January. But Harry Kazianis of the Center for the National Interest warned that with thousands of people involved, it could turn into a “deadly superspreader-like event” unless “extreme precautions” were used. The impoverished nation’s crumbling health system would struggle to cope with a major virus outbreak, and he added that such protective measures seemed “pretty unlikely”. “Clearly masks and missiles don’t mix.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

NKorea’s military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea’s military on Tuesday threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarized under inter-Korean peace agreements as the country continued to dial up pressure on rival South Korea amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. The General Staff of the Korean People’s Army said it’s reviewing a ruling party […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Freedom and diplomacy

I was in a crowded room full of American diplomats, officials, pundits, and international and regional media when the historic U.S.-North Korea summit happened two years ago (June 12, 2018) in Singapore. I was in the city-state, working for the U.S. State Department’s Asia-Pacific Regional Hub, playing my small part in promoting diplomacy and peace......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Leaders of China and North Korea vow to strengthen ties: KCNA

"Despite the unprecedentedly complicated international situation in recent years the comradely trust and militant friendship between the DPRK and China get stronger day by day," Kim wrote in his message to Xi, referring to the North by its official name......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

US has ‘wrong’ expectations from North Korea: Kim Jong Un’s sister

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday that Washington had “wrong” expectations regarding talks with Pyongyang and that it.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

North Korea shoring up loyalty in face of pandemic: analysts

Behind its self-imposed coronavirus barricade, North Korea is more isolated than ever and authorities are reinforcing loyalty to the regime in the face of desperate times, analysts say......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

North Korea set to reach out for talks - Seoul

SEOUL -- Official forecast says Pyongyang will change tack in 2018, emboldened by nuclear advances North Korea is likely to explore the possibility of dialogue with the United States in 2018 as the communist state seeks recognition as a nuclear-armed country, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

Britain calls for international cyber security alliance

Britain on Wednesday encouraged countries like Russia, China, Iran and North Korea to carry out cyber attacks and called for a global effort to counter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

North Korea was eliminated from the World Cup and the atmosphere

North Korea is split from the two biggest sporting events in the world: the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. His resignation from these.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Nokor defectors defy South ban on leaflets

Seoul---A North Korea defector group this week twice defied a ban by Seoul on flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, it said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Kim Jong Un executes a minister: He didn’t make enough video calls

Kim Jong Un A government official executed from North Korea After your department hasn’t organized enough video calls They complained about the workloadAccording to sources.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Olympic test event cancelled; North Korea skipping games

Tokyo---A Tokyo Olympics water polo test event has been cancelled because sport officials cannot enter Japan due to coronavirus restrictions, reports said Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

North Korea says will not go to Olympics over COVID fears

North Korea will not attend this year's Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang's sports ministry said, blowing the final whistle on Seoul's hopes of using the Games to restart talks with its nuclear-armed neighbour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

Russia says Pyongyang facing severe shortages after Covid measures

Russia’s embassy in Pyongyang said Thursday that conditions in North Korea’s capital had become exceptionally difficult after drastic measures were imposed to combat the coronavirus. The hermetic totalitarian state, which has yet to confirm a single case of the coronavirus, has closed its borders, locked down entire cities and taken a range of other steps […] The post Russia says Pyongyang facing severe shortages after Covid measures appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Hit K-drama Crash Landing on You will be made into musical

Pop Music announced on Monday that the hit Korean drama, Crash, Landing On You, will be made into a musical next year. CLOY to many in the Philippines, is a story of two star-crossed lovers. The story began when a South Korean heiress crashes into a tree in North Korea.  She then meets a top […] The post Hit K-drama Crash Landing on You will be made into musical appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

North Korea fired “two unidentified missiles” into the sea, according to South Korea

flood. – North Korea The US military reported two unidentified shells fired into the sea to the east on Thursday. South Korea, And reactivate their.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

North Korea denounces psychotic EU for rights sanctions

North Korea slammed European Union human rights sanctions imposed against its senior officials this week as a "despicable political provocation" and the result of "a psychotic way of thinking"......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021