Pompeo will press Kim for timeline on North Korean nuclear disarmament Independent.ie Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, will push North Korea to provide a timeline for denuclearisation on his third trip to Pyongyang. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/pompeo-will-press-kim-for-timeline-on-north-korean-nuclear-disarmament-37089933.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37089602.ece/4951d/AUTOCROP/h342/P28.pompeo.jpg Email Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, will push North Korea to provide a timeline for denuclearisation on his third trip to Pyongyang. It comes amid growing scepticism in Washington over Kim Jong-un's commitment to giving up his nuclear arsenal. Mr Pompeo was due to arrive today for a meeting with Kim, as splits emerged in Donald Trump's administration over how quickly to demand disarmament. Mr Trump met the North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12, and later said that the threat of nuclear war was over. But US … [Read more...] about Pompeo will press Kim for timeline on North Korean nuclear disarmament
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Iran’s foreign minister heralded a “good start” to talks with Europe to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal even as the US imposed a second round of new sanctions, illustrating the divergent approaches of America and its allies. Donald Trump’s decision to exit the nuclear disarmament pact, which was one of Barack Obama’s central achievements, has drawn denunciations and vows to preserve the deal from both European leaders and Tehran. Following through on Iranian pledges to try and uphold the pact even without America’s participation, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emerged from a meeting with officials from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union projecting optimism. Read more Line between politics and football in the Middle East is a thin one It's 'possible' US will sanction European firms that deal with Iran US and Iran battle for influence in first post-Isis Iraq election “We are on the right … [Read more...] about Iran hails ‘good start’ to talks with Europe aimed at salvaging nuclear deal as Trump imposes more sanctions
The UK will use a series of international summits this year to call for a comprehensive strategy to combat Russian disinformation and urge a rethink over traditional diplomatic dialogue with Moscow, following the Kremlin’s aggressive campaign of denials over the use of chemical weapons in the UK and Syria. British diplomats plan to use four major summits this year – the G7, the G20, Nato and the European Union – to try to deepen the alliance against Russia hastily built by the Foreign Office after the poisoning of the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in March. “The foreign secretary regards Russia’s response to Douma and Salisbury as a turning point and thinks there is international support to do more,” a Whitehall official said. “The areas the UK are most likely to pursue are countering Russian disinformation and finding a mechanism to enforce accountability for the use of chemical weapons.” Former Foreign Office … [Read more...] about Revealed: UK’s push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance
Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit is already oozing with overloaded symbolism, from subtle touches in the meeting room décor to the meticulously planned menu designed to evoke memories of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s more carefree childhood in Switzerland. A painting portraying the soft blue and purple hues of North Korea’s Mount Kumgang will loom over the second floor meeting room in the Peace House on the demilitarised borderzone between North and South where the nations’ two leaders will sit on chairs etched with carvings of their shared peninsula. Kim Jong-un will step south of the border at 9.30am (2.30am BST), the first North Korean leader ever to do so. In tow will be his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong and, reported The Washington Post, his personal portaloo, to safeguard sensitive data about his health. But as they sit across a grand oval wooden table - exactly 2,018 millimetres apart - and later enjoy a banquet of … [Read more...] about Could the North Korea summit really convince Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapons?
Theresa May is to face protests outside parliament and anger from MPs in the Commons , despite her attempts to limit the fallout from her decision to sanction Britain’s involvement in airstrikes on Syria. Wary of anger among MPs at being sidelined, the prime minister wrote to her parliamentary party explaining the action and published the government’s legal argument for intervention. However, anti-war protesters are already planning to demonstrate in Westminster and her failure to consult parliament on the airstrikes will see her face the ire of MPs when she addresses them on Monday. Just hours after Jeremy Corbyn wrote to May demanding the publication of the legal case for the intervention, the government released the tests that had been applied before intervention took place. It appears to be an attempt by May to limit the concerns in parliament, including within her own party. The paper argued that the UK had met three demands under international law. It said there was … [Read more...] about Parliament and UK public split over decision to bomb Syria