Tag: Kim Jong-un

Right Makes Might

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has eagerly embraced foreign autocrats, portraying brutal dictators as allies to be courted and celebrated. He has backed Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, despite evidence that he ordered the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “tough guy” with whom […]

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North Korea Seeks to Split Alliance Between South Korea and U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday escalated its attempt to create a rift between South Korea and the United States, as Washington sent mixed signals over whether it would tighten or relax sanctions on the North. Ever since the summit meeting between the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, […]

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Trump Reverses Sanctions U.S. Imposed on North Korea Yesterday

WASHINGTON — President Trump undercut his own Treasury Department on Friday by announcing that he was rolling back North Korea sanctions that it imposed just a day ago. The move, announced on Twitter, was a remarkable display of dissension within the Trump administration and represented a striking case of a White House intervening to reverse […]

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Exclusive — John Bolton: China Could ‘Hold the Key’ to North Korea Denuclearization

National Security Advisor John Bolton on Thursday called on China to exert pressure on North Korea, as the road ahead for denuclearization talks remains unclear. “China could really hold the key to this here if they press North Korea hard enough,” he said during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Sirius […]

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North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests

North Korea threatened on Friday to suspend negotiations with the Trump administration over the North’s nuclear arms program and said its leader, Kim Jong-un, would soon decide whether to resume nuclear and missile tests. Addressing diplomats and foreign correspondents at a news conference in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said […]

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Vietnamese Woman to Face Trial Alone in Killing of Kim Jong-un’s Brother

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday refused to dismiss the case against a Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, just days after her co-defendant was set free with charges dropped. The Vietnamese woman, Doan Thi Huong, 30, is now the only person facing trial in […]

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Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Killing Kim Jong-un’s Brother

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An Indonesian woman who was on trial in the 2017 airport killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was freed on Monday after more than two years in custody. The defendant, Siti Aisyah, 27, will be allowed to […]

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New Images of North Korea Buildup Confront Trump’s Hopes for Disarmament

WASHINGTON — President Trump was forced to publicly acknowledge this past week what American intelligence officials said they had long been telling the White House: Even during eight months of blossoming diplomacy, Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was steadily adding to his weapons arsenal and nuclear infrastructure. Three times, […]

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North Korea Has Started Rebuilding Key Missile-Test Facilities, Analysts Say

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has started rebuilding the facilities it uses to launch satellites into orbit and test engines and other technologies for its intercontinental ballistic missile program, according to American military analysts and South Korean intelligence officials. The revelation comes days after the breakdown of the second […]

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How the Trump-Kim Summit Failed: Big Threats, Big Egos, Bad Bets

HANOI, Vietnam — As President Trump settled into the dining room of a French-colonial hotel in Hanoi on Thursday morning, the conversation with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader with whom he had struck up the oddest of friendships, was already turning tense. In a dinner at the Metropole Hotel […]

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Trump Faces Fury After Saying He Believes North Korean Leader on Student’s Death

After the American college student Otto Warmbier was released from a North Korea prison in 2017, unresponsive and not expected to survive, his father, Fred, spoke of a comforting phone call from President Trump: “It was gracious, it was nice and it felt good.” During Mr. Trump’s State of the […]

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Otto Warmbier’s Family and Even Republican Senators are Fuming Over Trump’s Remarks Over Student’s Death

Parents of Otto Warmbier, Fred and Cindy Warmbier are acknowledged during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second […]

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For South Korean Leader, Collapse of Trump-Kim Talks Is Surprising Setback

SEOUL, South Korea — Few people in the world were more surprised and disappointed by the breakdown of the summit meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on Thursday than President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. Mr. Moon had been so confident of a breakthrough in the […]

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Trump and Kim Started With Dinner and Praise. They Ended Without a Handshake.

HANOI, Vietnam — It was an unlikely bromance that began last summer in Singapore. The relationship seemed ready to blossom even more this week in Vietnam — until, suddenly, the date went sour. President Trump, who prides himself on his negotiating skills, began his second summit meeting with Kim Jong-un […]

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What Trump Got Wrong, and Right, on North Korea

There’s no sugarcoating the failure of President Trump’s second summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Despite the buildup — Mr. Trump’s fawning over the love notes they exchanged, the “beautiful” relationship they share and the predictions of great success — the “Joint Agreement Signing Ceremony” the White House […]

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What Comes Next on the North Korea Nuclear Roller Coaster?

Having participated in nuclear negotiations with North Korea, I know what failure smells like. The truncated Hanoi summit, which concluded abruptly without an agreement between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, carried an awful stench. There were high expectations for this second meeting of American and North Korean leaders after the […]

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Trump’s Talks With Kim Jong-un Collapse After North Korea Demands End to Sanctions

HANOI, Vietnam — President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, abruptly ended their second summit meeting on Thursday when negotiations collapsed after the two sides failed to agree on even the first steps on nuclear disarmament, a peace declaration or reducing sanctions on the North. “It was about the […]

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Donald Trump Cuts Short Kim Jong-Un Summit: ‘Sometimes You Have to Walk’

President Donald Trump explained Thursday why he cut short a negotiation summit with Kim Jong-Un in Vietnam. “Sometimes you have to walk and this was just one of those times,” Trump said in a press conference with reporters after he abruptly left the summit with the North Koreans. Trump said that the walkout was “friendly” […]

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Live Briefing: Trump-Kim Summit: Meetings End With No Agreement

• President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, cut short their second day of meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam. The White House spokeswoman said no agreement was reached. • Mr. Kim said his presence at the talks indicated a willingness to denuclearize — in principle. And the White […]

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un Summit Cut Short: ‘No Deal’

President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un ended their summit suddenly on Thursday despite optimistic signals about ongoing talks. “No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement to White House reporters. The summit […]

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Donald Trump: ‘No Rush,’ Want ‘Right Deal’ with Chairman Kim Jong-Un

President Donald Trump emphasized there was “no rush” to get a deal with North Korea as he sat with Chairman Kim Jong-un at their summit in Vietnam Thursday. “I’ve been saying very much from the beginning that speed is not that important to me,” Trump told reporters during a photo opportunity with the North Korean […]

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