Tag: Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un leaves for Pyongyang from Beijing

Beijing:North Korean leader Kim Jong-un returned home on Wednesday from Beijing by train, concluding a surprise visit that sparked expectation of a second summit with the US on denuclearising the Korean Peninsula. Kim’s armoured train departed from Beijing at 2.08 p.m., according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not confirm […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
N.Korea stages massive parade to mark 70th anniversary

Pyongyang: North Korea on Sunday held a massive military parade on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of its founding, an intelligence source said. “The North held the military parade in the morning, and it has been completed,” the source told Seoul’s Yonhap News Agency. It is not yet clear whether North Korean leader Kim […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
North Korea working on new missiles, say US spy agencies

Washington: American spy agencies have said there were indicators that showed North Korea was constructing new missiles at a factory that produced Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capable of reaching the US. Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken between July 20 and July 22, indicates that work is underway on at least one […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Seoul, Pyongyang resume maritime communication

Seoul: The two Koreas on Sunday resumed maritime communication, as part of agreements to facilitate the thaw in ties and denuclearization of the peninsula, defence officials said here. This is the first time in 10 years that military fleets of the two countries will be able to communicate by radio to avoid tensions and confrontations at […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Kim Jong Un accepts Trump's invitation to visit Washington: North Korean Media

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has accepted US President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit Washington after their historic summit in Singapore, Pyongyang state media reported on Wednesday. Kim and Trump held the first ever bilateral summit between the leaders of their respective nations on Tuesday, reports Efe news. During the meeting in Singapore, “Kim […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
US pressure harms peace, denuclearisation efforts: N.Korea

Pyongyang: North Korea on Sunday accused the US of pressurising it with the policy of maintaining sanctions on the regime and military threats, and warned that these measures will not contribute to denuclearisation or peace in the region. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson accused the US of “misleading the public opinion” by arguing that the willingness […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
N. Korea refutes US media reports on biological weapons programme

Pyongyang: North Korea on Wednesday refuted the reports by some US media that Pyongyang is pushing forward her “biological weapons development programme” amid its development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capacities. The Director of Press of the Institute for American Studies of North Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that such […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
McMaster: 'Potential for war with N.Korea increasing every day'

Washington: White House National Security Advisor (NSA) H.R. McMaster has said that North Korea represents “the greatest immediate threat to the US” and that the potential for war with Pyongyang was increasing every day, the media reported. “I think it’s increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia’s legal document portal said on Monday. Russia will, most notably among other measures, suspend scientific and technical cooperation with individuals and institutions representing […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Trump says only one thing will work with N.Korea

Washington:  US President Donald Trump has said “only one thing will work” with North Korea after past talks with Pyongyang had yielded no results. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. “…Hasn’t worked, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
N.Korea threatens Japan with nuclear destruction

Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday threatened Japan with nuclear destructions in response to Tokyo’s attempts to convince the international community to reject dialogue in favour of applying more pressure on Pyongyang. In an article released by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang responded to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech at the UN General Assembly […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
South Korea, US conduct air defence drills

Seoul: South Korea and the US have conducted joint air drills in the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions with Pyongyang, authorities said here on Saturday. The military exercise was carried out on an unspecified date and involved the units of several regiments of the two countries, according to the Seoul-based US Pacific Command. “The field […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Malaysians banned from travelling to N.Korea

Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Foreign Ministry on Thursday banned its citizens from travelling to Pyongyang due to escalation in tensions in the Korean peninsula. “This decision is taken in view of the escalation of tensions in the Korean peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests,” the ministry said. It added that the travel ban […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
US bombers fly close to North Korea's coast

Washington: The US flew bombers near North Korea’s coast on Saturday, an action the Defense Department said was meant to send a clear message to Pyongyang about the country’s military options. “This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that (President Donald Trump) has many military options to defeat any threat,” Pentagon […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
North Korea nuke test poses threat to US, says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday said the latest nuclear test by North Korea posed a danger to the US and raised questions about South Korea’s ability to control Pyongyang. “North Korea has conducted a major nuclear test,” Trump said in a series of Twitter posts. “Their words and actions continue to be very […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021