Posts tagged as denuclearization

North Korea test fires short-range missiles, casts doubt on nuclear talks

Thursday, July 25, 2019

North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday from its east coast, a South Korean official said, its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks. North Korea launched the missiles from the coastal city of Wonsan with one flying about 430 km (267 miles) and the other 690 km (428 miles) out over the sea. They both reached…

Cracks, confusion in US approach to North Korea as Trump openly defies advisers

By Conor Finnegan on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Three months after the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, cracks and confusion are starting to show in the administration’s approach. President Trump said he views recent missile launches by Kim’s regime “differently” than his advisers. The State Department declined to call those launches “ballistic missiles” or say they violated United Nations Security Council resolutions, even after the Pentagon used the term “ballistic missiles”…

Two Koreas plan third summit of Kim, Moon next month

By Joyce Lee on Monday, August 13, 2018

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to hold a summit in the North in September, another step towards boosting cooperation between the old rivals, even as doubts grow over efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program. Officials from both sides meeting in the truce village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas, reached an agreement on a September summit between the countries’ leaders…

Two Koreas hold military talks as U.S. detects activity at North Korea missile factory

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

North and South Korea held military talks to build trust on Tuesday, while the United States detected renewed activity at a North Korean missile factory, casting more suspicion over the North’s intentions. The meeting, their second since June, held in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), was designed to follow on from an inter-Korean summit in April at which leaders of the two Koreas agreed to…

North Korea continues construction of nuclear research facility despite agreement

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New satellite images show North Korea has made rapid improvements to the infrastructure at its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center — a facility used to produce weapons-grade fissile material, according to an analysis published by 38 North, a prominent North Korea monitoring group. Captured on June 21, the photos reveal modifications to the site’s plutonium production reactor and the construction of several support facilities — long-planned upgrades that were already…

US and North Korea expectations over denuclearization appear to collide

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

US and North Korean expectations for a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un appear set on a collision course after the North Korean leader pledged to keep his country’s nuclear arsenal for generations. Over the weekend, Trump celebrated the North Korean announcement that it would suspend nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing, closing down its nuclear test site, as a big diplomatic victory. “Wow, we haven’t given up…