• President Trump tells advisers he doesn’t want another summit with North Korea’s Kim before the election

    President Donald Trump has told top foreign policy advisers that he does not want another summit with Kim Jong Un before the presidential election in November, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. Trump’s last meeting with the North Korean dictator took place almost exactly a year ago, and both leaders walked away empty-handed. Since then diplomacy — […]

  • North Korea calls Trump a ‘heedless and erratic old man’

    A senior North Korean official has called US President Donald Trump a “heedless and erratic old man,” the latest insult in an escalating war of words between the two countries. Kim Yong Chol, Chairman of the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, made the comment about Trump on Monday in a statement reported by the state-run Korean […]

  • Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump agree in their criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday during an exclusive interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Speaking from Japan, where she is accompanying the president, Sanders defended Trump for evoking North Korea’s criticisms of […]

  • North Korea’s new missile has Russian fingerprints ‘all over’ it

    The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years. Ending a pause in ballistic missile […]

  • North Korea says Pompeo Isn’t ‘Mature’ Enough for Nuclear Negotiations

    North Korea no longer wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo involved in nuclear talks, calling for someone who “is more careful and mature in communicating,” state media said Thursday. The official KCNA news agency also quoted Kwon Jong Gun, a senior official at the North’s Foreign Ministry, as saying “no one can predict” the situation […]

  • Trump abruptly reverses Treasury’s North Korea-related sanctions on Chinese shippers

    President Donald Trump suggested Friday that he would lift sanctions his Treasury Department had just announced it would impose on two Chinese shipping companies for allegedly violating existing prohibitions on providing goods and transportation services to North Korea. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to […]

  • North Korea rebuilding long-range rocket site, photos show

    North Korea is pursuing the “rapid rebuilding” of the long-range rocket site at Sohae Launch Facility, according to new commercial imagery and an analysis from the researchers at Beyond Parallel. Sohae Satellite Launching Station, North Korea’s only operational space launch facility, has been used in the past for satellite launches. These launches use similar technology […]

  • Trump on Otto Warmbier’s death: Kim Jong Un wasn’t to blame

    Kim Jong Un was not responsible for the horrific injuries sustained by American student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being released from 17 months of detention in North Korea, President Donald Trump said Thursday. “Some really bad things happened to Otto — some really, really bad things. But he tells me that he didn’t know […]

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