North Korea has vowed not to unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the US reciprocates by removing its own nuclear threat to Pyongyang, in a blunt statement that casts fresh doubt on whether the current impasse in disarmament talks can be resolved. The lengthy rebuke of Washington’s “hostile” policy towards the reclusive regime was delivered by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Thursday. It accused the US of “high-handed practices and pressure” and offered one of the clearest explanations to date of how North Korea views the denuclearisation process. At an unprecedented summit in Singapore in June, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, the US president, reached an agreement in vague terms to “work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.” Talks have since stalled as the two sides have failed to agree on the definition of denuclearisation or on how to move forward. “When we … [Read more...] about North Korea warns it will not give up nuclear weapons until US removes ‘threat’
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North Korea ‘will not give up nuclear weapons unless US removes threat’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk North Korea has said it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korea-will-not-give-up-nuclear-weapons-unless-us-removes-threat-37643923.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37643921.ece/25844/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_d0aa15d1-4df5-4f75-8a6d-26605de5006e_1 Email North Korea has said it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first. The statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency came amid a deadlock in nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea over the sequencing of the denuclearisation process and removal of international sanctions. It raises further doubts over whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will ever voluntarily … [Read more...] about North Korea ‘will not give up nuclear weapons unless US removes threat’
The US has said it is ready to “immediately” restart stalled negotiations with North Korea about nuclear disarmament in light of agreements reached at a summit of the two Koreas in Pyongyang. At that meeting, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, promised to dismantle a missile engine test site and launch pad, and made a conditional offer to shut down his country’s main nuclear complex at Yongbyon. The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Wednesday he had invited his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong-ho, to meet in New York next week where both diplomats will be attending the UN general assembly. Other North Korean officials have been asked to meet US special envoy, Stephen Biegun, in Vienna. Donald Trump also welcomed this week’s Pyongyang meeting between Kim and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in. “We’re making tremendous progress with respect to North Korea,” Trump told reporters, adding: “We have a lot of very good things … [Read more...] about US wants to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang after North-South summit
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has announced he has pulled America out of the "horrible, one-sided" Iran nuclear deal as well as lay into the Iranian regime in a series of tweets. Speaking in the White House, the US President claimed Iran has continued to develop its nuke programme branding the agreement "disastrous" - here's what you need to know. Why has Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal? Prior to his definitive announcement, Trump repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the deal, calling it “ridiculous” as well as “insane”. Reports had emerged citing people who are familiar with the decision say he told French President Emmanuel Macron his plans to withdraw from the historic deal. While he has made no secret of his dislike of the deal he has also said he was willing to work to improve the arrangement. He has particularly objected the accord’s sunset clause, which allows Iran to resume part of its nuclear programme after 2025. Speaking at … [Read more...] about Why did Donald Trump pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and what’s going to happen now?
Benjamin, an anti-war and anti-torture activist and co-founder of Code Pink: Women for Peace, told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear that the recent reports by liberal news outlets are attempts to sabotage the possibility of peace breaking out in the Korean peninsula. "What's so interesting about these reports is that they are anonymous," Benjamin told hosts John Kiriakou and Brian Becker Tuesday. For example, a CNBC report Sunday said that "US intelligence officials told NBC News that Pyongyang may have recently increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites. It's possible that Kim's government may be attempting to hide those pursuits as it seeks more concessions from the Trump administration, the officials continued." Bloomberg provided another prime specimen Monday: "Several reports released in recent days suggest that Kim continued to ramp up his weapons … [Read more...] about Liberal Media Reports ‘Sabotaging’ Peace with Claims of DPRK Nuclear Advancement