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Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments

PYONGYANG: Washington’s top diplomat embarked on an intense day of negotiations with his North Korean counterpart on Saturday as the old foes strive to flesh out a tentative nuclear disarmament plan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was ensconced in an elegant Pyongyang guest house for a second day of talks with North Korean leader Kim [...] The post Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJul 7th, 2018

Pompeo calls for pressure to be maintained on NKorea

SINGAPORE: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Saturday for pressure to be maintained on North Korea as a UN report warned Pyongyang is circumventing tough sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons program. In Singapore ahead of a major security forum, Pompeo said he had urged other countries to strictly enforce United Nations sanctions [...] The post Pompeo calls for pressure to be maintained on NKorea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Pompeo calls for sustained pressure on North Korea

SINGAPORE, Singapore (UPDATED) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday, August 4, called for sustained pressure on North Korea as a United Nations (UN) report warned Pyongyang is circumventing tough sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons program. In Singapore ahead of a major security forum, Pompeo said he ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

US pushes UN to maintain sanctions pressure on NKorea

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday (Saturday in Manila) urged UN member-states to keep tough economic sanctions fully in place on North Korea and maintain pressure on Kim Jong Un to dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “We need to see Chairman Kim do what he promised the world he would [...] The post US pushes UN to maintain sanctions pressure on NKorea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on North Korea

  UNITED NATIONS --- The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused North Korea of violating an array of tough sanctions imposed by the council. He warned that "when sanctions are not enforced, the prospects for the successful denuclearization of North Korea are diminished." Nonetheless, Pompeo told reporters after meeting behind closed doors with the 15 council members that President Donald Trump "remains upbeat about the prospe...Keep on reading: US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on North Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

North Korea says resolve for denuclearisation may falter but Pompeo lauds progress

North Korea said on Saturday its resolve to give up its nuclear programs may falter after talks with the United States in Pyongyang, contradicting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who lauded progress made on nearly all key issues. Source link link: North Korea says resolve for denuclearisation may falter but Pompeo lauds progress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Pompeo in North Korea to seek details on denuclearization

PYONGYANG, North Korea –  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on Friday, July 6, to press Kim Jong-un for a more detailed commitment to denuclearization following the North Korean leader's historic summit with President Donald Trump. Pompeo was greeted in the North Korean capital by Kim's right hand ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Pompeo heads for NKorea nuke talks

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Washington’s top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00am and were due in the North Korean capital on Friday, where Pompeo is to [...] The post Pompeo heads for NKorea nuke talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday, July 5, bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong-un on North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Washington's top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00am and were due in the North ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Washington’s top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00am and were due in the North Korean capital on Friday, where Pompeo is to… link: Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Trump says nuclear talks with North Korea ‘going well’

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that talks with North Korea were “going well” as US officials seek to reach an agreement with Pyongyang over a denuclearization plan following last month’s summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Source link link: Trump says nuclear talks with North Korea ‘going well’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Bolton: US plans to dismantle North Korea nukes in year

WASHINGTON, United States --- The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday, although U.S. intelligence reported signs that Pyongyang doesn't intend to fully give up its arsenal. John Bolton said top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo will be discussing that plan with North Korea in the near future. Bolton added that it would be to the North's advantage to cooperate to see sanctions lifted quickly and aid from South Korea and Japan start to flow. Bolton's remarks on CBS' "Face the Nation" appeared to be the first time the Trump admin...Keep on reading: Bolton: US plans to dismantle North Korea nukes in year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Pompeo, Kim s right-hand man, begin talks to prep nuclear summit

  NEW YORK, USA – Kim Jong-Un's right-hand man began talks with President Donald Trump's top diplomat on Wednesday, May 30, amid a scramble to organize next month's historic nuclear summit between the North Korean and US leaders. Kim Yong-Chol, a veteran Pyongyang power player and a member of the young autocrat's inner circle, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

North Korea preparing more missile launches, says South – BBC News

South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. In the past two months it has conducted intercontinental ballistic missile tests, sending one over mainland Japan into the Pacific Ocean. It has also threatened to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later on Monday to discuss its response. Ahead of that meeting, South Korea and Japan's leaders had agreed to push for a stronger UN resolution on North Korea, said a South Korean presidential palace spokesman. The Security Council last imposed sanctions in August, targeting North Korean exports. Chang Kyung-soo, a defence ministry official, told parliament: &'8220;We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches. We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.&'8221; The ministry also told parliament the US would seek to deploy a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to seas off the peninsula. It also said there would be more live-fire drills this month, involving Taurus air-to-surface missiles mounted on F-15 jets. Monday's drills by the South simulated the targeting of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in Kilju County, where North Korea carried out its bomb test. &'8220;The training demonstrates the South Korean military's resolve to destroy not only the origin of provocation but also the enemy's leadership and supporting forces if they threaten the security of our people,&'8221; army spokesman Col Roh Jae-cheon is quoted as saying by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. South Korea and the US had also agreed &'8220;in principle&'8221; to revise current guidelines so that the South could double the maximum payload of its ballistic missiles, Yonhap also reported. On Sunday, seismologists started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea had conducted nuclear tests before The US Geological Survey put the tremor at 6.3 magnitude. North Korean state media later confirmed it was no earthquake, claiming it was in fact its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang then released pictures of leader Kim Jong-un with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb. Officials in China, where the blast was felt as a tremor, said they were carrying out emergency radiation testing along the border with North Korea. &'160; Although experts have urged caution, Sunday's event appears to be the biggest and most successful nuclear test by North Korea to date &'' and the messaging is clear: North Korea wants to demonstrate it knows what makes a credible nuclear warhead. It's become a war of photographs, for a few hours at least. After Sunday's underground nuclear test in the North, the government in the South released images of its own missiles launched at dawn. It's the second time in a week that Seoul has responded with a test bombing run. That's in addition to the show of military might that was on display in its annual exercise with US forces at the end of last month. That enraged Pyongyang, as it does every year, and there are more missiles on the way. South Korea is expected to approve the deployment of the US missile defence system known as Thaad (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) &'' an environmental impact report is the final hurdle. But that involves a fourth party. China has criticised the system, claiming it threatens its security. The nuclear test prompted an angry response from US President Donald Trump who denounced the test as &'8220;hostile&'8221; and &'8220;dangerous&'8221;, and called the North a &'8220;rogue nation&'8221;. He added that the US was considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea, which relies on China for about 90% of its foreign trade. US Defence Secretary James Mattis later told reporters that while the US would respond to any threat &'8220;with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming&'8221;, although they were &'8220;not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea&'8221;. A White House statement also said that Washington would defend itself and its allies &'8220;using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal&'8221;. South Korean President Moon Jae-in called the test an &'8220;absurd strategic mistake&'8221; [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

US ‘ready to restart negotiations’ with North Korea – BBC News

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is ready to restart negotiations with Pyongyang, with the aim of denuclearising […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

North Korea’s Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

PYONGYANG, North Korea --- The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he'd permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures. Compared to the vague language of their two summits earlier this year, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed in their second day of meetings to an ambitious program meant to tackle soaring tensions last year that had many fearing war as the North tested a str...Keep on reading: North Korea’s Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

NKorea’s Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a historic visit to Seoul “in the near future,” he said Wednesday after a summit with the South’s Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. Moon — who went North looking to bring fresh momentum to the stalled effort to eliminate Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons — said the trip could [...] The post NKorea’s Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

South Korean leader and North s Kim hold summit talks

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong-un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang on Tuesday, September 18, past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearization talks between his hosts and the United ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘in the near future,’ shut missile site

SEOUL -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday, and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare inter-Korean summit unfolded in Pyongyang.   However, progress on the key issue of dismantling the North's nuclear arsenal was limited, even though the South's President Moon Jae-in had hoped to bring fresh momentum to stalled talks between his hosts and the United States.   Kim said he would travel to Seoul "in the near future," adding the agreement he signed with Moon "carries the people's fresh hope and the people's strong, flaming desire for reunification".   The ...Keep on reading: North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul ‘in the near future,’ shut missile site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

SKorean leader and North’s Kim hold summit talks

SEOUL: South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearization talks between his hosts and the United States. Kim and Moon embraced at Pyongyang’s international airport—where the North [...] The post SKorean leader and North’s Kim hold summit talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

South Korean leader arrives in Pyongyang for summit

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday, September 18, ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States. Kim ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018