Trump’s govt expects China to increase spending on nuclear weapons

A new Pentagon report predicts that China will "at least double" the size of its nuclear warhead stockpile over the next decade as it pursues its own nuclear triad to conduct nuclear strikes by land, sea and air. China's modernization and expansion of its nuclear force is part of a broader effort aimed at matching, … Continue reading Trump’s govt expects China to increase spending on nuclear weapons

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US-DPRK negotiator in China for global security talks

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrived in Beijing on Thursday on a previously unannounced two-day trip, reported Yonhap. This comes after the Special Representative during his visit to Seoul, offered to meet North Korean officials. But the North has not responded to Biegun's offer, at least publicly, Yonhap reported. Biegun, who arrived … Continue reading US-DPRK negotiator in China for global security talks

Iran demands more respect from the U.S.

Iran will never succumb to U.S. pressure, and if Washington wants talks with Tehran it should show respect, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen sharply in recent weeks, a year after Washington exited a 2015 deal between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran's nuclear program … Continue reading Iran demands more respect from the U.S.

US and DPRK officials meet to discuss next Trump-Kim Summit

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) policy, met with Chung Eui-yong, top national security adviser for Republic of Korea's (ROK's) President Moon Jae-in, on Monday according to the presidential Blue House. Chung and Biegun met for about an hour from 4 p.m. local time (0700 GMT) at … Continue reading US and DPRK officials meet to discuss next Trump-Kim Summit

Trump: I have “great chemistry” with Kim Jong Un

  U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that it’s “most likely” he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again following their historic summit in June, according to a news report. Image shows Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump Trump was responding to a question during an interview with Reuters about whether the two are … Continue reading Trump: I have “great chemistry” with Kim Jong Un

North Korea changes military leaders ahead of summit with Donald Trump

The top three military officials in North Korea have been dismissed from their positions, according to a senior US official cited by Reuters, and analysts see the move as an effort from Kim Jong Un to jump-start economic development and engage with the world. Kim Jong Un is due to meet with US President Donald … Continue reading North Korea changes military leaders ahead of summit with Donald Trump

Trump’s tweet rekindles hope of a US-North Korea summit in June

One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all -- and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12. Image: Donald Trump The summit would be an unprecedented meeting between … Continue reading Trump’s tweet rekindles hope of a US-North Korea summit in June

President Trump cancels plan to meet with Kim Jong Un

President Trump has cancelled the upcoming summit between the United States and the North Koreans in a new letter released on Thursday. President Trump and Kim Jong Un's doppelgangers Mr. Trump writes in the letter that he was "very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open … Continue reading President Trump cancels plan to meet with Kim Jong Un

China holds the cards to a Trump-Kim summit

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has thanked Singapore for agreeing to host the unprecedented US-North Korea summit, planned to take place in June 2018. Responding to the remarks in a telephone telephone conversation, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan congratulated Mr Pompeo, who was sworn in on April 26 after holding position as a Central Intelligence Agency … Continue reading China holds the cards to a Trump-Kim summit

Israeli parliament grants consent on war

Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, voted Monday in favor of a bill that would allow the country’s prime minister to declare war in ‘extreme situations’, the Haaretz daily reported. The prime minister will only need the defense minister’s approval, it said. The report did not say how many lawmakers voted in favor of the bill. Prime … Continue reading Israeli parliament grants consent on war