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North Korea Accuses US of Plotting to Conquer Them by Force

May 29, 2019           |                                       

A new statement from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry was deeply critical of the US government, accusing them of acting in bad faith during the peace process, while continuing to conduct drills as part of an “evil ambition” to conquer North Korea by force. The statement was attributed to the Policy Research Director of North Korea’s […]

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US General Accuses North Korea of Nuclear and Missile ‘Activity’

March 27, 2019           |                                       

Short on evidence but with a rich wealth of rhetoric, US Gen. Robert Abrams condemned North Korea during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, accusing them of “nuclear and missile activity” that is “inconsistent with denuclearization.” The general provided no evidence for any of that, of course, and seemed to be relying on dubious allegations […]

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Politicon 2018 was, per usual, an over-the-top experience, but the mood and the crowd were conspicuously more Trump-friendly than in previous years. A certain type of red baseball cap was worn proudly, and full-throated “MAGA!” eruptions let loose, by a higher concentration of people in that section of downtown L.A. than could be found on […]

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Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley’s admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea. The […]

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Russia Summons South Korea Envoy Over 'Detained Shipping Vessel'

October 1, 2018           |                                       

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned South Korea’s ambassador in Moscow to demand that Seoul “immediately” allow a Russian shipping vessel to leave the port of Busan. The vessel, the Sevastopol, is being “illegally” held in Busan, the ministry said on October 1, without saying what had served as the reason for the alleged […]

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North Korea Says It Won’t Disarm Nuclear Weapons if It Can’t Trust U.S.

September 29, 2018           |                                       

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea needs more trust in the U.S. and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang’s top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community’s biggest worries — Syria — demanded that the U.S., France and Turkey withdraw their troops from his […]

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U.S. Calls Urgent Security Council Meeting To Discuss North Korea Sanctions

September 15, 2018           |                                       

The United States has called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council for September 17 as it steps up pressure on countries it says are violating sanctions against North Korea. The U.S. mission said in a statement on September 14 that the meeting was called because of “recent efforts by some member states to […]

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North Korea Celebrates 70th Anniversary — Without ICBMs

September 9, 2018           |                                       

North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country with a massive military parade, but it did not display its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) that have become the subject of international sanctions. Leader Kim Jong Un observed on September 9 as troops, artillery, and tanks rumbled past his stand in the […]

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Trump Orders Pompeo To Cancel Planned Trip To North Korea

August 24, 2018           |                                       

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his scheduled trip to North Korea next week because of what he sees as a lack of progress toward the denuclearization of the peninsula. In Twitter remarks on August 24, Trump also criticized China, saying it was not being helpful […]

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North Korea Impasse Requires Sustained Diplomacy, Not On-Again Off-Again Talks

August 24, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s decision to cancel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “This looks like a response to criticism President Trump has faced for repeatedly overstating diplomatic progress with North […]

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Sharat G. Lin, in addressing the International Anti-war Anti-nuke Rally in Hiroshima held on August 5, 2018, offered a resolute apology for the U.S. government’s dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. He called it a “monstrous war crime” that must never be allowed to happen again. He called for […]

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