North Korea’s commitment to the “denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” also includes “completely eliminating the U.S. nuclear threat to Korea,” North Korean state media said on Thursday, Trend reports referring to Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a joint statement after their historic meeting in Singapore in June that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” and gave U.S. guarantees of security to North Korea. Conflicting or vague views of what exactly “denuclearization” means, however, have complicated negotiations that now appear stalled. Thursday’s commentary, released by North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency, is one of the clearest explanations since the June summit of how Pyongyang sees denuclearization. “When we refer to the Korean peninsula, the term encompasses the area of DPRK plus South … [Read more...] about North Korea state media says denuclearization includes ‘eliminating U.S. nuclear threat’
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Deirdre Shesgreen USA TODAY Published 4:18 PM EDT Oct 23, 2018 WASHINGTON – National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday there was no chance the Trump administration would reverse its decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons accord – despite hearing directly from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's concerns with the move. After a 90-minute meeting with Putin, Bolton renewed U.S. accusations that Russia is violating the treaty and suggested it would be a waste of time to try to persuade the Kremlin to comply. Bolton suggested the treaty was outmoded anyway. “There’s a new strategic reality out there,” Bolton said. “This is a cold war bilateral ballistic-missile-related treaty – in a multipolar ballistic-missile world.” In an interview with a Moscow reporter, Bolton was asked what Russia would have to do to get the U.S. to reconsider. He said only if China and Russia gave up all their intermediate-range … [Read more...] about Bolton to Putin: No way to salvage landmark nuclear weapons treaty
00:40, 23 October 2018 World 281 The U.S. Administration identifies both Russia and China as "revisionist powers." REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to pressure Russia and China. Speaking to reporters, Trump repeated his contention that Russia was not abiding by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which he has threatened to abandon, Reuters said. The Trump Administration identifies both Russia and China as "revisionist powers" and "strategic competitors" of the United States, the New York Times said. Read also Trump vows to pull out of nuke treaty with Russia "But when it comes to countering their nuclear advances and their increasingly innovative use of cyberconflict to outmaneuver their adversaries, Mr. Trump's long-term strategy remains a mystery — beyond promises to match every military buildup, and strike back hard," it … [Read more...] about Trump threatens to build up U.S. nuclear arsenal against China, Russia – media
John Bacon USA TODAY Published 2:41 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 U.S. and North Korean officials huddled in the Korean truce village of Panmunjom for a second day Monday, hammering out details of a proposed summit amid media reports that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may attend the historic meeting. "The discussions are just getting started, so we are still waiting to see how they come out, but ... (Moon) could join President Trump and (North Korean leader) Kim (Jong Un) in Singapore," a senior official with Moon's office told Yonhap news agency on condition of anonymity. The summit, aimed at bringing an end to Pyongyang's nuclear program, was tentatively planned for Trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Trump called it off last week after public discourse between the two nations devolved into a torrent of angry rhetoric. Trump accused Kim of showing "open hostility" toward Washington, adding U.S. … [Read more...] about U.S., North Korea hammer out summit agenda — and South Korea might join in
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could North Korea's nuclear weapon arsenal end up in Tennessee? National Security Adviser John Bolton suggested that North Korea's nuclear weapons be dismantled and shipped to Oak Ridge, Tenn. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 17 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Michael Collins, USA TODAY Published 4:40 a.m. ChT May 15, 2018 | Updated 5:02 a.m. ChT May 15, 2018 CLOSE North Korea announced plans to invite international journalists to view a ceremony dismantling of its nuclear weapons testing site. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 17 COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON – A top Trump administration says North Korea’s … [Read more...] about Could North Korea’s nuclear weapon arsenal end up in Tennessee?