Pompeo: North Korea Can Replicate Vietnam’s Ties with US

Mike Pompeo, Kim Jong Un

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged North Korea on Sunday to replicate Vietnam in forging a new relationship with the United States, much like Hanoi has done five decades after the Vietnam War against the U.S. ended. The top U.S. diplomat, visiting the Vietnamese capital after two days of…

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Commentary: No One on Earth Is More Prepared to Meet Kim Jong Un Than President Trump

Trump - Kim Summit

by Jeffery Rendall   It’s always curious to watch the lead-up to a high-profile boxing match; the more you see the respective camps maneuver the more you recognize the “show” isn’t really about the fight itself. After all, two guys roped into a ring beating the stuffing out of each…

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President Trump Feeling ‘Very Good’ About Upcoming Summit with Kim

New Sanctions on North Korea

by Steve Herman   President Donald Trump is in Singapore for his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a meeting the U.S leader says he is feeling “very good” about. After stepping down from Air Force One Sunday, Trump was greeted by Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.…

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U.S. Officials Arrive in North Korea to Hold Talks on Possible Trump-Kim Summit

Tennessee Star

In a new twist to the ‘will they or won’t they’ saga of President Trump’s summit with North Korea–originally planned for next month–the Commander-in-Chief tweeted Sunday afternoon that a US team arrived in North Korea to plan for a possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. Our United States team has arrived…

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New South Korean Trade Deal and Progress on Denuclearization in North Korea Proves Tariffs, Sanctions and Pressure Work

By Robert Romano   In “The Art of the Deal,” President Donald Trump wrote: “Leverage: don’t make deals without it.” Three developments in the past week prove that President Trump’s approach to foreign affairs where he utilizes all the tools in his arsenal including tariffs, sanctions, and overall pressure — are…

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VOA Contributor Greta Van Susteren Interviews Ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Senator Ben Cardin, (D-MD), the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee spoke to VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren about Iran and North Korea. The following is a full transcript of the interview. Van Susteren: “Senator, thank you very much for joining me.”

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South Korea Seizes Hong Kong-flagged Ship Suspected of Sending Oil to North Korea

South Korea’s foreign ministry says the country has seized a Hong Kong-flagged ship that transferred oil to a North Korean vessel in international waters despite United Nations Security Council sanctions. Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reports South Korean custom officials say the Lighthouse Winmore vessel transferred “600 tons of…

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President Donald Trump Calls China President Xi Jinping Over North Korea’s Missile Test

President Donald Trump, President Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un

President Trump urged China’s president in a phone call Wednesday to use “all available levers” to pressure North Korea to halt its “provocations,” a day after Pyongyang tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile. Mr. Trump emphasized to Chinese President Xi Jinping “the determination of the United States to defend ourselves…

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A North Korean Soldier Risked Everything to Escape Kim Jong-un, But He’s Not Out of the Woods Yet

Kim Jong-un If you happened to be looking for concrete examples of North Korea attempting to crush dissent this Monday morning, look no further than this story of a soldier being shot while defecting to South Korea. RELATED: Kellyanne Conway responds to Trump’s “short and fat” tweet South Korea has…

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Trump Says Japan Will Shoot Down North Korean Missiles with Purchase of More U.S. Military Equipment

President Trump said Monday the U.S. and Japan “will not stand” for North Korea’s threatening missile tests, and predicted that Japan will shoot down Pyongyang’s missiles with help of American military hardware. “The regime continues development of its unlawful weapons programs, including its illegal nuclear tests and outrageous launches of…

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James Mattis Walks Out Onto Kim Jong Un’s Doorstep to Deliver a Message

Standing in the tense demilitarized zone dividing North Korea and South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said America isn’t looking for a fight, but is ready for one. “Our goal is not war,” Mattis said Friday of the nuclear missile threat from North Korea under dictator Kim Jong Un,…

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North Korea’s Kim Calls Nuclear Weapons Program a ‘Treasured Sword’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is defiantly calling his country’s nuclear weapons program a “treasured sword” to protect it against aggression, even as U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continue to pressure his regime. Pyongyang’s state media reported that Kim on Saturday told the powerful…

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Japan PM: The Time for North Korea Dialogue Is Over

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea is over and rallied behind a US warning that “all options” are on the table Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abe said “there is not much time left” to take action on North Korea which…

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Gorka: Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ Rhetoric Helps Shove North Korea ‘Back in its Box’

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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said that the president’s decision to refer to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” in front of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday “gets us halfway” to shoving the regime “back in its box” where it belongs,…

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