China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 – just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Praises Iranian Protesters, Assails ‘Brutal and Corrupt’ Regime

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Iranian protesters Tuesday, saying they were “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” regime in Tehran, even as Iran’s supreme leader accused the government’s enemies of stirring the violent anti-government demonstrations. Trump contended in a Twitter comment that “all of the money” that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, “so foolishly… Please follow and like us:

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Kim Jong Out? Some see signs of collapse

Kim Jong Un One month ago, when a North Korean soldier fled through the ultra-high security Demilitarized Zone amid a hail of gunfire from his comrades, he arrived in South Korea severely wounded. But Thursday, when another soldier of the communist dictatorship made a run for freedom, no shots were fired by North Korea’s elite guards.… Please follow and like us:

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US Presses China to Show Leadership on N. Korea, Cut Oil Exports

In the wake of North Korea’s latest and most advanced missile test to date, the United States has urged China to show leadership and do something it has so far been unwilling to do – cut off Pyongyang’s oil supply. Analysts said that while that option remains a step the Chinese still appear unwilling to take,… Please follow and like us:

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After days of being flattered, Trump bestows compliments, calls China’s leader ‘a very special man’

BEIJING — After days of basking in the flattery of other world leaders, President Donald Trump dished out some of his own Thursday, bestowing kind words and gestures on an unlikely counterpart, China’s Xi Jinping, a communist leader who just tightened his grip on power in a country Trump accused during the campaign of “raping” U.S.… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Arrives in China for Thorny Talks on Trade, North Korea

Donald Trump arrived in Beijing Wednesday, his first visit as U.S. President to a nation that has been a focus, often a negative one, in his drive to secure jobs at home. Trade is to top the agenda, but so is North Korea. White House officials say the president intends to press China – North Korea’s… Please follow and like us:

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Japan: North Korea Nuclear Threat ‘Critical’

The nuclear threat from North Korea is critical and requires a joint response from the United States, Japan, and South Korea, Japan’s defense minister said Monday. “[The] threat posed by North Korea has grown to the unprecedented, critical and imminent level. Therefore, we have to take calibrated and different responses to meet with that level of… Please follow and like us:

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Analyst: Latest US Sanctions on North Korea Will Result in Full Trade Embargo

The latest executive order signed by President Donald Trump would, in effect, amount to a full trade and financial embargo, squeezing all the revenue channels North Korea maintains to finance its weapons programs, a former senior counterterrorism official said. On Sept. 21, less than two weeks after the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions, Trump turned… Please follow and like us:

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Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

China and Russia have started joint naval drills in the waters near the Russia-North Korea border, local media reported. The exercises, which began on Monday off Russia’s southeastern port of Vladivostok, are the second part of China and Russia’s ‘Joint Sea-2017’ programme that started in June. The drills, which include submarine rescue and anti-submarine exercises, are… Please follow and like us:

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Military Options Against N. Korea Fraught With Danger: Analysts

In his United Nations General Assembly speech Tuesday, American President Donald Trump said the United States is “ready, willing and able” to “totally destroy” North Korea in response to its “reckless pursuit” of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. His comments come just two days after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.N.… Please follow and like us:

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Seoul Turns to Diplomatic, Military Means to Solve North Korea Crisis

South Korea is planning to deploy additional launchers of a controversial U.S.-built missile defense system, a further sign of escalating tensions and a diplomatic stalemate over North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons program. The Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that four more rocket launchers that make up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system will be installed along with… Please follow and like us:

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Nuclear Weapons ‘Socializing’ North Korea? Time To Pressure Russia

North Korean missile launch WASHINGTON: As the Japanese reacted vigorously today to North Korea’s firing of a missile over the northern island of Hokkaido, the head of the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College argued in an article that the possession of nuclear weapons is actually helping to restrain Kim Jong-un’ s actions. In his… Please follow and like us:

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Full US Review of Policy Toward North Korea Expected

The Trump White House has ordered a review of U.S. policy toward North Korea, looking at all the options Washington has for its future dealings with Pyongyang and the Kim Jong Un regime, well-informed diplomatic sources told VOA this week. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the threat posed by North Korea as recently as Tuesday… Please follow and like us:

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