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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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
Can Owen Jones (Corbyn has to lead on nuclear weapons, 29 March) really mean that Labour party policy can’t be changed? The only argument for Trident, and any successor, is a false sense of national prestige. Can’t some major trade unions think of anything else to make than weapons of mass destruction? Far from our nuclear weapons being independent, without the regular loan of US missiles we would have nothing on which to put our warheads. They are no answer anyway to suicidal groups or to nuclear accidents. It was Robert McNamara, at the end of a life devoted to nuclear planning, who said that we were only saved by “good luck”. If we have over £205bn to spend, it makes much more sense to spend those billions on the NHS, housing and poverty at home and abroad. The 1968 NPT obliges us to work for the elimination of nuclear weapons “in good faith”. A replacement of Trident does not sound like good faith to me.Bruce KentVice-president, CND • … [Read more...] about Chances for progress towards a nuclear-free world