South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planned for September. While the subject of denuclearization remains at the center of the negotiation table, Moon said plans to build a railway across the peninsula will kick off this year. Moon proposed an East Asian railroad community […]

‘No rush for speed’ in N. Korea’s denuclearization, sanctions still in place – Trump

There is “no rush” on North Korean denuclearization for the US, at least according to Donald Trump… despite the earlier ‘maximum pressure’ campaign, demanding that Pyongyang start the process “very quickly.” Trump tweeted the remark on Wednesday, promising “big benefits and exciting future” for Pyongyang “at end of process.” The president echoed his own statement to reporters from a day […]

Chinese, Russian FMs agree to ‘boost coordination’ on Korean Peninsula denuclearization & peace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have agreed to “boost coordination and cooperation as well as to make efforts to reach denuclearization and enduring peace on the Korean Peninsula,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Lavrov’s meeting with the Chinese foreign minister in South Africa comes just days […]

Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization – Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finds it hard to trust US President Donald Trump’s assertions that the US would not seek to undermine his rule after Pyongyang gets rid of all its nukes, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said. Moon was speaking in the wake of the surprise talks he held with the North’s leader […]

North Korea is committed to a summit with Trump and ‘complete denuclearization,’ South Korea’s president says

South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via Associated Press South Korea’s president said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to a US summit and “complete denuclearization.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on Saturday to discuss the summit, which was canceled by Trump the previous day. Trump said […]

US reportedly confirmed Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss denuclearization

KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images North Korea has told the US it is willing to discuss denuclearization, numerous media outlets reported Sunday. The discussion would occur during an upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. This appears to confirm recent reports by South Korea and China that Kim has indicated he is open […]

Trump ready to meet Kim ‘by May’ after N. Korean leader says he wants to talk denuclearization

US President Donald Trump has been invited to meet in person with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a senior South Korean official has announced after a meeting at the White House. Kim said he is committed to denuclearization and said North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests, South Korean national security […]

North Korea is very hushed about the prospect of denuclearization — and it could be playing the US

Wong Maye-E/AP South Korea says North Korea made huge concessions in nuclear negotiations and is willing to talk to the US about disarming, but North Korean media mentions no such thing. This points to a few possible strategies North Korea may be playing out, and they range from innocent to sinister. The US responded to […]