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
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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?
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran accused the United States on Sunday of threatening Russia with new atomic weapons after Washington published a document outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others. The review of U.S. nuclear policy published on Friday has riled Russia, which viewed the document as confrontational, and raised fears that it could increase the risk of miscalculation between the two world powers. “The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russia with a new atomic weapon,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who opened the way to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers including longtime adversary Washington, said in a speech. “The same people who supposedly believe that using weapons of mass destruction is a crime against humanity … are talking about new weapons to threaten or use against rivals,” he said in his televised address. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier warned in a tweet that the … [Read more...] about Iran’s Rouhani raps new U.S. nuclear plan as threat to Russia
BEIJING (Reuters) – China urged the United States to drop its “Cold War mentality” and not misread its military build-up, after Washington published a document on Friday outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others. “Peace and development are irreversible global trends. The United States, the country that owns the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, should take the initiative to follow the trend instead of going against it,” said China’s Ministry of Defence in a statement on Sunday. The review of U.S. nuclear policy has already riled Russia, which viewed the document as confrontational, and raised fears that it could increase the risk of miscalculation between the two countries. The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia, dubbed “revisionist powers”, at the centre of a new national defence strategy unveiled earlier this month. By expanding its own low-yield nuclear capability, the U.S. would deter … [Read more...] about China accuses U.S. of ‘Cold War mentality’ with new nuclear policy
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Concerned about Russia’s growing tactical nuclear weapons, the United States will expand its nuclear capabilities, a policy document released on Friday said, a move some critics say could increase the risk of miscalculation between the two countries. It represents the latest sign of hardening resolve by President Donald Trump’s administration to address challenges from Russia, at the same time he is pushing for improved ties with Moscow to rein in a nuclear North Korea. The focus on Russia is in line with the Pentagon shifting priorities from the fight against Islamist militants to “great power competition” with Moscow and Beijing. “Our strategy will ensure Russia understands that any use of nuclear weapons, however limited, is unacceptable,” the document, known as the Nuclear Posture Review, said. The rationale for building up new nuclear capabilities, U.S. officials said, is that Russia currently perceives … [Read more...] about With an eye on Russia, U.S. to increase nuclear capabilities