North Korea

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrom

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.  They discussed denuclearization efforts in North Korea as well as bilateral relations. _______ SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV

SEOUL,South Korea | Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea  — The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its “goodwill measures” by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first. The plans by the Korean leaders to meet come … Continue reading SEOUL,South Korea | Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

WASHINGTON | US imposing new Russia sanctions over chemical attack

WASHINGTON  — The United States says it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. The new sanctions, to be imposed later this month, come despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to improve relations with Russia … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US imposing new Russia sanctions over chemical attack

WASHINGTON | Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad’s dog tag

WASHINGTON— The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his sons, Charles … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad’s dog tag

TOKYO | Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

TOKYO — Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea’s denuclearization. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to take concrete steps as he … Continue reading TOKYO | Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

TOKYO | Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

TOKYO — Hiroshima has marked the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Monday about the rise of egocentric policies … Continue reading TOKYO | Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

SINGAPORE | The Latest: North Korea’s foreign minister shoots back at US

SINGAPORE — The Latest on U.S. warnings on violating sanctions on North Korea (all times local): 6 p.m. The North Korean foreign minister has shot back at the U.S. over its warning to other countries against violating international sanctions on North Korea, saying recent moves by the U.S. are “alarming.” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho … Continue reading SINGAPORE | The Latest: North Korea’s foreign minister shoots back at US

SINGAPORE | US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions

SINGAPORE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Russia, China and others against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea. He says Washington will take seriously any action that reduces pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Pompeo told reporters the U.S. has new, credible … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions