Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, is misleading the world with his talk of denuclearisation, according to one of the highest ranking officials ever to defect from his secretive regime. In his newly published memoir, Thae Yong-ho, who served as deputy ambassador at the North Korean embassy in London, says Kim is "hot tempered, impulsive and violent" and will never give up his nuclear arsenal Mr Thae, who fled with his family to South Korea in 2016, describes a number of incidents of Mr Kim’s fierce temper in his new book, The Secret Code of the 3rd Floor Room, released on Monday. Its title is a reference to the office in the headquarters of the Workers’ Party of Korea charged with maintaining the Kim dynasty in power. During an inspection of a turtle farm in May 2015, Mr Kim noticed that a number of young turtles were dead, the memoirs claim. The dictator reprimanded the manager of the facility and then ordered his execution. The unfortunate man was taken … [Read more...] about North Korean defector says Kim Jong-un has foul temper and will never give up nuclear weapons
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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?
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage with regional neighbors and the international community to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula and create an "optimal international environment" to build its economy. The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. A separate meeting between Kim and President Trump is anticipated in May or June. As CBS News' "Face the Nation" anchor Margaret Brennan reports, North Korea had already paused its nuclear testing ahead of a planned meeting with Mr. Trump this spring. While the suspension could be a diplomatic … [Read more...] about North Korea says it is suspending nuclear, missile testing
KIM Jong-un has said he will CLOSE his nuclear test site and has suspended all further missile and nuke tests with immediate effect, according to state media. North Korea's leader said his country no longer needs to conduct nuclear or ICBM tests because it has completed weaponising nuclear arms. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the North is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The announcements came days before Jong-un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. A separate meeting between Kim and Donald Trump is anticipated in May or June. In response to Jong-un's announcement, the US President described it as "big progress," adding that he was "looking forward to our summit". He said: "North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. "This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un says he will CLOSE his nuclear test site and has suspended all further missile and nuke launches
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has warned that Washington "will regret it" if the United States violates a 2015 deal between Tehran and global powers to curb Iran's nuclear program. "We will not be the first to violate the accord but they should definitely know that they will regret it if they violate it," Rohani said at a conference in Tehran on April 9, which is National Nuclear Technology Day in Iran. "We are much more prepared than they think, and they will see that if they violate this accord, within a week, less than a week, they will see the result," Rohani said. U.S. sanctions that were lifted under the deal reached by Tehran and six world powers in July 2015 will be reinstated unless Trump waives them again on May 12. The U.S. president has called on European powers to "fix" what he says are the "terrible flaws" of the deal by that date. He wants new restrictions to be imposed on Tehran's nuclear and missile programs. France, Britain, and Germany are seeking to persuade their … [Read more...] about Rohani: U.S. ‘Will Regret’ Any Violation Of Iran Nuclear Accord