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North Korea says no need for talks with US

North Korea says no need for talks with US

North Korea does “not feel any need” to resume talks with Washington, a senior diplomat for the country said Saturday, days after Seoul called for a summit as it seeks improved ties with Pyongyang. The statement by the North’s vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui came after former US national security advisor John Bolton on […]
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White House warns N. Korea over ‘Christmas gift’ threat

White House warns N. Korea over ‘Christmas gift’ threat

  The White House said Sunday it would consider “other tools” beyond personal diplomacy if North Korea went ahead with a threatened “Christmas gift” that could reignite global tensions over its nuclear program. Experts have interpreted the message delivered earlier this month by Pyongyang as a warning that a long-range missile test was imminent if […]

U.S. ready to deal with any North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ ― Trump

U.S. ready to deal with any North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ ― Trump

United States (US) President, Donald Trump, on Tuesday brushed off North Korea’s warning of a “Christmas gift,” saying the United States would “deal with it very successfully,” amid U.S. concerns that Pyongyang might be preparing a long-range missile test. China, North Korea’s most important backer, meanwhile, urged Washington to take “concrete steps” as soon as […]

US envoy Biegun, urges North Korea to restart nuclear talks

US envoy Biegun, urges North Korea to restart nuclear talks

A top US diplomat on Monday urged North Korea to return to the negotiating table to restart halted denuclearization talks as tensions between the US and Pyongyang continued to boil. “Let me speak directly to our counterparts in North Korea: It is time for us to do our jobs. Let’s get this done. We are […]

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressure

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks ahead of a year-end deadline. Biegun’s arrival came a day after North Korea said it made another “crucial test” at a rocket launch site to […]

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denuclearization talks, Seoul said on Friday. Stephen Biegun will be in Seoul for a three-day stay and hold consultations with his counterpart Lee Do-hoon and […]