North Korea

North Korea's Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit

U.S. Military: North Korea an Immediate Threat Unlikely to Give Up Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON, DC— North Korea does not intend to give up all its nuclear weapons or production facilities and remains the “most immediate” menace in the Indo-Pacific area for the United States, the top U.S. commander in the region told lawmakers on Tuesday, echoing a recent assessment from the American intelligence community.

US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea

Study: North Korea Produced Fuel for Seven More Nuclear Bombs

A study published Monday by Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) estimated that North Korea produced enough fissile material last year to construct seven more nuclear bombs, even as it was negotiating denuclearization with the United States.

The Associated Press

Report: North Koreans Give Each Other Crystal Meth for Lunar New Year

The Chinese holiday of Lunar New Year is widely observed in both Koreas, albeit in very different ways. For example, North Koreans are reportedly giving each other crystal meth and other controlled substances as gifts to ring in the Year of the Pig.

'Missed opportunity' if summits ignore N. Koreans' rights: UN official

North Korea Quiet on Second Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean media remain almost completely silent about the second summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, even though the meeting is less than three weeks away.

Mike Pompeo on Fox Business Network, 2/6/2019

Pompeo: North Korea Will Fulfill Commitment to Denuclearize

Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo predicted North Korea under dictator Kim Jong-un would ultimately denuclearize. Pompeo’s remarks were made on the heels of the Trump administration’s announcement President Donald Trump would meet

Sanctions, peace deal on cards for new US-NKorea summit

Zumwalt: The Stars Are Not Aligned for Breakthrough on North Korea

With President Donald Trump now scheduled to hold a second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un this month, this time in Vietnam, the stars simply are not in alignment for Trump successfully to press Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs. For several reasons, it is advantage Kim.

Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Han said that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jung Un on its …

Report: North Korea Sends Nuclear Negotiator to Labor Camp for ‘Breaching Doctrine’

North Korea has reportedly dispatched Han Song-ryol, vice foreign minister and one of that country’s most experienced negotiators, to a labor camp along with five other top officials for the crime of “breaching doctrine” by suggesting innovative tactics for breaking the diplomatic stalemate with the United States.

Jackie Speier

Dem Rep. Speier: Trump ‘Is Becoming a National Security Threat’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) declared that President Donald Trump was “becoming a national security threat” because the president disputes his top intelligence chiefs assessments on ISIS, Iran and North Korea. Speier said, “It is not normal. It

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 29, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory

Report: Kim Jong-Un Gives South Korean Luxury Cosmetics to Favorite Party Officials

Trusted high-ranking officials in North Korea’s communist Workers’ Party received gifts this month of luxury cosmetics from South Korea, a sign of gratitude from dictator Kim Jong-un that defies government propaganda’s incessant demands that North Korean civilians eschew the comforts of capitalism, a report revealed Wednesday.

Kim Yong Chol (C), who leads a North Korean high-level delegation to attend the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games closing ceremony, arrives at the inter-Korea transit office in Paju on February 25, 2018. The blacklisted North Korean general arrived in the South on February 25 for the Winter Olympics closing …

Reports: Top North Korean Envoy in D.C. for Summit Talks May Meet Trump

Senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol, the second-in-command in the ruling communist Workers’ Party, reportedly landed in Washington, D.C., Thursday for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Several reports suggest Kim may meet with President Donald Trump and may be carrying a letter from dictator Kim Jong-un.

TOPSHOT - In this photo taken on July 21, 2017, swimmer Ri Song-Hui (21) poses for a portrait at the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Investing Heavily in Beachside Resort

Analysts at 38 North on Wednesday reviewed evidence of extensive construction at the Wonsan-Kalma resort, possibly indicating North Korea expects sanctions to end, engagement with the outside world to increase, and tourism to boom.