The attack on the U.S. comes as President Donald Trump is in an increasingly bitter standoff with China, blaming it for the spread of the COVID-19 and threatening action over its weakening of Hong Kong’s autonomy. And it follows Trump’s sputtering efforts to court the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and get North Korea to give up its nuclear arms. … [Read more...] about North Korea lashes out at U.S., saying China eclipses it
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"Is it possible to hold dialogue or have any dealings with the U.S. which persists in the hostile policy toward the DPRK in disregard of the agreements already made at the past summit?” Ms. Choe said, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. … [Read more...] about North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S.
Friday’s broadside contained some of the harshest criticism Pyongyang has sent Washington’s way in recent months, and casts doubt over the future of the two sides’ long-stalled nuclear talks process. In the onslaught, the North’s Foreign Minister Ri So-gwon accused Washington of hypocrisy and seeking regime change, saying that the hopes of 2018 had “faded away into a dark nightmare”. … [Read more...] about N. Korea accuses U.S. of ‘empty promise’ on summit anniversary
Slamming North Korea's characterization of the attack was "just punishment" for the U.S. "warmonger," she said, "We have seen the statement, which was outrageously callous but unfortunately consistent with the nature of the regime and its rhetoric. I can't condemn it in any stronger terms than that." … [Read more...] about Attack on Envoy ‘Won’t Weaken Korea-U.S. Ties’
Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of Pokhran-II – India’s second nuclear test in 1998. Yesterday, US President Donald Trump walked away from the Iran nuclear deal. And sometime in the near future Trump and North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un, may meet and try to work out a nuclear deal for Pyongyang. This is an excellent time, therefore, to point out that on the question of danger posed by proliferation of nuclear weapons, India got it more right than the US, which had severely critiqued Pokhran-II and has been the prime power behind every nuclear containment effort globally. It’s possible to break up the argument on how India got the nuclear question right in two parts. One, India chose the right time to become an overt nuclear weapons state, which happened after Pokhran-II in 1998. Two, North Korea and Iran today clearly demonstrate India’s longstanding argument that US-led nuclear nonproliferation regimes never stopped determined rogues; it only … [Read more...] about A Chuckling Buddha: India, not US, got the nuke question right