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Kim Jong-un welcomes South Korean leader in Pyongyang for historic summit (VIDEO)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has landed in Pyongyang for the historic summit with Kim Jong-un as part of the ongoing reconciliation process and talks on denuclearization of the peninsula.  President Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook were welcomed by the North Korean leader, and Kim’s sister, Yo-jong, as well as hundreds of locals for […]

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Korea summit & Iran deal pullouts undermine US credibility as honest broker

The US prefers hard power to international diplomacy, withdrawal from the Iran deal and North Korea summit shows it doesn’t stick to commitments, analysts. Just hours after North Korea destroyed its nuclear test site, Donald Trump announced he is canceling his summit with Kim Jong-un which was scheduled to take place in Singapore on June […]

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Can Pyongyang trust Washington? Ask Native American Chief Red Eagle

Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement casts serious doubts over Washington’s role in the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. It poses the question of how Washington can possibly be trusted to keep its word when it comes to guaranteeing North Korea’s security if it proceeds with denuclearization and the dismantlement of its nuclear […]

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No more fire & fury? US dangles carrot at North Korea, like it did before

Less than a year after Donald Trump’s notorious “fire and fury” threat against North Korea, the US is now offering aid and investment if Pyongyang ditches its nukes. The progress seems remarkable… if you have a short memory. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea only has to give up its nuclear weapons […]

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Trump the peacemaker? South Korean president says Donald ‘can take the Nobel prize’

US President Donald Trump “can take the Nobel prize” as long as the Koreas receive peace in return, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday, just months after Trump threatened North Korea with total destruction. Last week, Moon and Kim attended a summit at Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, during which the two men […]

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‘US will say they saved the world’ while peaceful Russian approach on N. Korea won – Moscow

Pyongyang’s move to halt nuclear and missile tests is more the result of collective efforts, including that of Russia and China, than US threats to “wipe off the map” North Korea, a top Russian senator says.

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How South Korea’s president pulled the US and North Korea back from the brink of war

Moon Jae-in turned Trump’s North Korea policy upside down with a master class in diplomacy. President Donald Trump’s decision to agree to a historic face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be traced back to the savvy politicking of another leader entirely: South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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Koreas unite for Olympics, while Washington bangs drums of war

At a time of unprecedented goodwill between Seoul and Pyongyang over the Winter Olympics, the US has decided to double down on its inflammatory rhetoric, undermining a fragile thaw on the Korean Peninsula. On the eve of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, one would be forgiven for temporarily forgetting history’s bitter divisions on the Korean […]

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Here’s what war with North Korea would look like

A full-blown war with North Korea wouldn’t be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse. Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running NATO, and Michèle Flournoy, the No. 3 official at the Pentagon during […]

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Pyongyang urges all Koreans to jointly ‘smash’ any challenges to reunification

Pyongyang has warned third parties against fueling tensions and interfering in the inter-Korean reconciliation process, claiming it is making a “great effort” to reunify the peninsula against the backdrop of US nuclear threat. “We will courageously smash all of the challenges of the nation’s desire for reunification,” the government statement carried by KCNA reads.

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‘Shrewd & mature N. Korean leader has won this round’ – Putin on peninsula crisis

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has emerged a winner in the latest crisis around the Korean Peninsula, Russian president Vladimir Putin said. He believes Pyongyang is now trying to defuse tensions.

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Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Moscow may act as mediator in the denuclearization talks between the two Koreas, as the nuclear issue affects Russia’s national interests, Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, said. “It highly likely that efforts by international mediators will be required to promote the issue of denuclearization and the nuclear dossier” on the […]

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Trump Ended Up Calling Upon Russia, China to Help Solve N Korean Issue

After threatening Pyongyang with a military option US President Donald Trump turned to Russia and China calling upon them to join his efforts to solve the North Korean dilemma, analysts told Sputnik, explaining what is behind the new US sanction policy targeting the world’s financial institutions that work with North Korea.

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Trump’s Insults Reportedly Stifle Chances of Negotiating with North Korea

As a result of US President Donald Trump’s belittling attacks on “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang is refusing to hold discussions with the US. “Multiple US government and congressional officials” told NBC that they have been warned by Joseph Yun, US envoy to North Korea, that Trump’s insults won’t help them bring North Korean officials to the negotiating […]

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Moscow Has ‘Best Option’ to Retaliate to US Dragging Its THAAD Closer to Russia

Moscow has perfect counter-measures in response to US plans to install THAAD air defense systems closer to the Russian territory in South Korea on the pretext of Pyongyang’s threat, a military expert told Sputnik, naming the Iskander and Kalibr missiles.

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