Tag Archives: denuclearisation


N Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles for 2nd time in a week

07 July, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills. The latest launches were from the Wonsan area on North Korea’s east coast, the same … Read More

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US President Trump offers ‘handshake’ to North Korea’s Kim at DMZ

06 June, 2019 10:54 am 10:54 am

OSAKA (Web Desk) – President Trump has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – on Twitter – to meet him at the fortified frontier that divides North and South Korea. Mr Trump’s unexpected tweet suggested “saying hello” to Mr Kim during the US leader’s visit to South Korea. North Korea has described it as a … Read More

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Trump ‘in no rush’ on North Korea denuclearisation

02 February, 2019 9:53 am 9:53 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said he wants North Korea to end its nuclear programme, but has no pressing time schedule for this, as he dispatched his special envoy to finalise preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump … Read More

US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

09 September, 2018 8:47 am 8:47 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had invited North Korea’s foreign … Read More

Leaders of two Koreas meet for high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeo...

09 September, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted Moon Jae-in with hugs and smiles on Tuesday as the South Korean president arrived in Pyongyang for a third summit between the two, aimed at advancing faltering nuclear talks and officially ending the Korean War. Hundreds of North Koreans wearing suits and traditional dresses also … Read More

South Korean envoys en route to North Korea as denuclearisation talks stall

09 September, 2018 9:48 am 9:48 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean special envoys left Seoul on Wednesday for a one-day trip to North Korea to discuss a third summit to be held this month between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. South Korean officials hope the visit might revive momentum for talks on denuclearisation between … Read More