North Korea

DPRK Not Interested In Summit With U.S. That Brings Nothing To Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Nov 19 (NNN-KCNA) – An official of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), said, Pyongyang was no longer interested in another DPRK-U.S. summit, that “brings nothing” to his country.

In a statement, Kim Kye Gwan, adviser to the DPRK’s Foreign Ministry, said, he learned that, U.S. President, Donald Trump, called for another DPRK-U.S. summit.

Trump addressed DPRK top leader, Kim Jong Un, saying, “I am the only one who can get you where you have to be. You should act quickly, get the deal done. See you soon!”

Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — European members of the UN Security Council called for the strict enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea, after a closed-door meeting prompted by Pyongyang’s latest missile test.

“International sanctions must remain in place and be fully and strictly enforced,” they said in a statement read by French ambassador Nicolas Riviere.

Joining France in the statement was Belgium, Germany, Poland and Britain as well as Estonia, which becomes a council member in January.

Fate of future DPRK-U.S. dialogue depends on U.S. attitude: DPRK

PYONGYANG, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Sunday that the fate of future DPRK-U.S. dialogue depends on Washington.

In a statement by the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, the DPRK blamed the United States for the failure of the recent working-level talks in Sweden and said it has no intention for further negotiations unless Washington changes its "hostile policy."

N.Korea says to hold nuclear talks with US on Saturday

1 October 2019; AFP: North Korea and the United States will hold working-level nuclear talks on Saturday, Pyongyang said, signalling the resumption of a dialogue process that has been effectively stalled since the collapse of a summit in February.

The two sides agreed to have "preliminary contact" on October 4 and hold working-level negotiations the following day, the North's vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Juche rules North Korean propaganda, but what does it mean?

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It’s just a single word, but it’s hard to miss in North Korea. It’s splashed across countless propaganda signs, seeded through dozens of state media reports, at the beating heart of emotional pop songs and on the lips of the earnest guides who show off the grand monuments built in its honor.

North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Another week, another North Korean weapons test.

North Korea’s relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday’s test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war in one of the most dangerous corners of the world.

N. Korea says it would be ‘miscalculation’ if U.S. confronts Pyongyang with sanctions

SEOUL, Aug 23 (NNN-YONHAP) — North Korea said Friday it would be a “miscalculation” if the United States tries to confront Pyongyang with sanctions, urging it to drop its hostile stance.

In a statement, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho also warned that Pyongyang will remain “the biggest threat” to Washington for a long time should the U.S. stick to a hostile stance.

UK gov is monitoring the situation in Kashmir closely; calls for calm

London, Aug 6 (PTI) The UK government on Tuesday said that it was monitoring the situation in Kashmir closely and called for calm as the country's parliamentarians echoed some of the wider divisions over the India's decision to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

US, S.Korea lack 'political will' on peace talks: KCNA

06 August 2019; AFP: North Korea on Tuesday said US-South Korean war games are a "flagrant violation" of efforts to reach peace on the Korean peninsula and reflect a lack of "political will" to improve relations.

The comments by an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman, carried by state news agency KCNA, came as Pyongyang fired two "unidentified projectiles" off its eastern coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

North Korea frees Russian fishing boat: Moscow

28 July 2019; DW: The vessel was detained more than a week ago after Pyongyang accused the crew of entering its territorial waters. Fifteen Russians and two South Korean nationals were on board.

North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat after it was detained for violating entry regulations, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said on Sunday.

"At 19:30, the vessel left the Wonsan port's pier and headed to Sokcho (South Korea), where two South Korean crewmembers will come ashore," it said.

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