Tag: Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘positive and offensive’ security policy

North Korea’s leader has called for “positive and offensive measures” to ensure the country’s “sovereignty and security”, state media said. Kim Jong-un was speaking at a multi-day gathering of party leaders in Pyongyang – unusual for this time of the year. The comments come amid concerns that the North could end negotiations on denuclearisation with […]

U.S. Officials Bracing for Imminent North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Military and intelligence officials are nervously keeping close tabs on activity in North Korea as they prepare for what many experts believe will be a major missile test in the near future. That test could very well be of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach U.S. shores. And for now, all officials are able […]

North Korea Conducts Artillery Firing at Kim’s Order

North Korean troops performed artillery drills near the disputed sea boundary with South Korea at the order of leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Monday, drawing an immediate rebuke from the South amid stalled nuclear talks. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said that the firing happened when Kim inspected a military unit on […]

Abbas Wishes Kim Jong-Un Health, Happiness Amid Nuclear Threats

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday wished North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un “health and happiness” to mark the country’s “Liberation Day,” amid threats from the dictator to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam.“The Korean people offered the most precious sacrifices for their freedom and dignity,” Abbas said in a telegram to Kim, […]

North Korea ‘would hold talks’ with Trump administration

North Korea has said it will hold talks with the US “if the conditions were right”, South Korean media reports. A senior North Korean diplomat said dialogue with the Trump administration was possible following a meeting with ex-US government officials in Norway. Earlier this month US President Donald Trump said he would be “honoured” to […]

Kim Jong-un and Bashar al-Assad exchanging emotional emails

North Korea’s state media reported the pair have been exchanging correspondence – a development sure to set alarm bells ringing from Washington to Seoul. A news article in a recent Pyongyang-based newspaper claimed Assad, who is believed to have orchestrated chemical attacks against children during Syria’s civil war, “highly appreciated” Kim Jong-un. And another article […]

North Korea accuses CIA of biochemical plot to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea has accused the CIA of attempting to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-un, using unspecified biochemical substances during a public ceremonial event in the capital, Pyongyang. The ministry of state security issued a statement claiming the US intelligence agency had bribed a North Korean citizen, named only as Kim, to carry out the plot. […]

Trump: ‘I Would Be Honored’ to Meet With N. Korean Dictator

In an interview with CBS on Sunday, President Trump called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un a “smart cookie.” Then on Monday, Trump said he would be “honored” to meet with Kim. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely — I would be honored to do it. If it’s […]

North Korea launches salvo of rhetoric, threatening nuclear test ‘at any time’

North Korea has vowed to accelerate its nuclear weapons programme to “maximum pace” and test a nuclear device “at any time” in response to Donald Trump’s aggressive stance towards the regime. The warning came as US military officials said a controversial missile defence system was now “operational” after being installed at a site in South […]

Trump: North Korean Leader ‘A Pretty Smart Cookie’

President Donald Trump is not ruling out military action against North Korea if it tests a nuclear missile. At the same time, he’s giving North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un credit for being a “pretty smart cookie.” “What do you make of the North Korean leader?” John Dickerson, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” asked President […]