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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump talk during the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 28, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

US calls for negotiations with North Korea to achieve complete denuclearisation

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Analysts said the missile, which was shown on a transporter vehicle with 11 axles, would be one of the largest road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the world if it becomes operational.
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cross over a military demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cross over a military demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.(Reuters Photo)

Trump says received ‘positive letter’ from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

By Lalit K Jha | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 05:18 PM IST
US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un, have met three times since last summer to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
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Mr Xi is indicating that Beijing will retain its influence on the Korean peninsula and must be involved in future negotiations(REUTERS)
Mr Xi is indicating that Beijing will retain its influence on the Korean peninsula and must be involved in future negotiations(REUTERS)

Xi’s visit is an attempt to influence the Koreas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:10 PM IST
But the Chinese side runs the risk of emboldening the North Korean regime
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 2019.(AFP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 2019.(AFP)

North Korea may end up creating a global disaster

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 09:24 AM IST
If testing of missiles and nuclear weapons resumes, the tensions between the US and North Korea could rise significantly
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Dalian, China.(Reuters)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Dalian, China.(Reuters)

China backs second North Korea-US summit, Xi Jinping assures Kim Jong-un of firm support

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 08:47 PM IST
China fully and firmly supports North Korea’s denuclearisation efforts and backs its upcoming dialogue with the United States, President Xi Jinping has conveyed to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, during their meetings in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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North Korea needs to take “more bold, practical measures for denuclearisation” to ensure sanctions are lifted, the South’s president Moon Jae-in said Thursday. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN(AFP)
North Korea needs to take “more bold, practical measures for denuclearisation” to ensure sanctions are lifted, the South’s president Moon Jae-in said Thursday. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN(AFP)

North Korea should take ‘bold’ steps towards denuclearisation: South Korea’s Moon

By Agence-France-Presse | Seoul
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Moon acknowledged that the agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump signed at their first summit in Singapore was “somewhat vague”.
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Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol will “discuss making progress on all four pillars of the Singapore Summit joint statement, including achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation” of North Korea, the State Department said in a statement.(AFP/File Photo)
Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol will “discuss making progress on all four pillars of the Singapore Summit joint statement, including achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation” of North Korea, the State Department said in a statement.(AFP/File Photo)

Mike Pompeo to meet North Korean official in New York on Thursday to discuss denuclearisation

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 10:58 AM IST
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday, hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries’ leaders and make progress on denuclearisation.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been leading Trump administration’s effort with North Korea, plans to travel to Pyongyang soon to work on another meeting between Trump and Kim.(Reuters File Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been leading Trump administration’s effort with North Korea, plans to travel to Pyongyang soon to work on another meeting between Trump and Kim.(Reuters File Photo)

UN sanctions on North Korea in place till denuclearisation achieved: Mike Pompeo

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 12:10 AM IST
Acknowledging that North Korea has set a deadline of 2021 to denuclearise, Pompeo said in another interview that the US will set arbitrary deadlines in the interim.
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At historic talks with President Donald Trump in June, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un signed up to a vague commitment to “denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” — a far cry from long-standing US demands for complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament.(AFP/File Photo)
At historic talks with President Donald Trump in June, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un signed up to a vague commitment to “denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” — a far cry from long-standing US demands for complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament.(AFP/File Photo)

US acting with ‘alarming’ impatience on denuclearisation: North Korea

By Agence France-Presse | Singapore
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 11:31 PM IST
North Korea on Saturday said the US was acting with “alarming” impatience on the issue of denuclearisation, after secretary of state Mike Pompeo stressed the need to maintain full sanctions pressure on Pyongyang.
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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on Tuesday.(REUTERS photo)
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on Tuesday.(REUTERS photo)

China calls for lifting North Korea sanctions after Trump-Kim meet

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 05:04 PM IST
A foreign ministry spokesperson said the United Nations Security Council’s actions should support and conform to the efforts of current diplomatic talks towards denuclearising the Korean peninsula, promoting a political solution
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US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)

Kim-Trump summit dramatic, but it falls short of securing concrete commitments on denuclearisation: Analysis

By Reuters | Reuters, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 08:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore on Tuesday.
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In this image made from video provided by Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd, US President Donald Trump, right, signs an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore, June 12, 2018.(AP Photo)
In this image made from video provided by Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd, US President Donald Trump, right, signs an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their meeting at Capella Hotel in Singapore, June 12, 2018.(AP Photo)

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un sign ‘comprehensive’ document, process to denuclearise North Korea to start ‘very quickly’

By Reuters | Reuters, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Donald Trump said the process of denuclearisation would happen “very, very quickly”, adding that he had formed a “special bond” with Kim Jong Un and the relationship with North Korea would be very different.
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP file photo)
People watch a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP file photo)

Door already ajar: Donald Trump may struggle to isolate North Korea again

By Reuters | Reuters, China/Seoul
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Across the region, there are signs that US President Donald Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons is weakening ahead of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday.
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Combination of file pictures shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (left) and US President Donald Trump.(AFP)
Combination of file pictures shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (left) and US President Donald Trump.(AFP)

North Korea to get relief only after verifiable denuclearisation steps, says US

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 09:46 AM IST
Ahead of the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US defence secretary Jim Mattis says it is vital that the international community keeps UN Security Council sanctions in place for now.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ceremony to award party and state commendations to nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials for their contribution.(REUTERS File Photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ceremony to award party and state commendations to nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials for their contribution.(REUTERS File Photo)

Kim Jong-un says committed to denuclearisation of Korean peninsula

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Seoul
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Kim hoped US-North Korean relations and denuclearisation of the peninsula “will be solved on a stage-by-stage basis
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) bids farewell to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he leaves after their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, on Saturday.(Reuters photo)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) bids farewell to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he leaves after their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, on Saturday.(Reuters photo)

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un hopes Trump summit will end history of confrontation, says South Korea

By Reuters | Reuters, Seoul
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 08:35 AM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed at a surprise meeting on Saturday that a possible North Korea-US summit on June 12 must be held successfully.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left), who met Donald Trump in Washington, urged him not to let a rare opportunity for a summit with the reclusive North get away.(Reuters)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left), who met Donald Trump in Washington, urged him not to let a rare opportunity for a summit with the reclusive North get away.(Reuters)

Trump casts doubt on planned summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:33 PM IST
US President Donald Trump said there is a “substantial chance” that his summit with Kim Jong-un will not take place as planned on June 12 amid concerns that the North Korean leader is not committed to denuclearisation.
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While excited about the prospect of making history through the talks, US President Donald Trump has tried to temper expectations through warnings that he would either call off the talks or walk away “respectfully” if doubtful of the outcome.(REUTERS photo)
While excited about the prospect of making history through the talks, US President Donald Trump has tried to temper expectations through warnings that he would either call off the talks or walk away “respectfully” if doubtful of the outcome.(REUTERS photo)

North Korea threatens to pull out of Trump-Kim talks if forced into ‘unilateral’ denuclearisation

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 12:40 PM IST
The warning came even as the United States was grappling with the implications of an earlier report in North Korea’s official news agency that called the ongoing US-South Korean air force exercises in the region a “provocation” that could have consequences for the talks.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed their commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula at a summit last month.(Reuters/File)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed their commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula at a summit last month.(Reuters/File)

North Korea will never fully give up nuclear weapons, says top defector

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Seoul
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:30 PM IST
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump will meet in Singapore on June 12.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace each other after signing a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, on April 27.(AP file photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace each other after signing a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, on April 27.(AP file photo)

Japan’s Abe, Trump agree Korean summit positive for denuclearisation

By Reuters | Reuters, Tokyo
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 08:22 AM IST
The leaders of North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit on Friday to work for “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone on Friday, on Friday.(AP Photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone on Friday, on Friday.(AP Photo)

Kim Jong Un, Moon affirm commitment to denuclearise Korean peninsula

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Seoul
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 03:36 PM IST
The declaration included promises to pursue military arms reduction, cease hostile acts, turn their fortified border into a peace zone, and seek multilateral talks with other countries.
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In this March 27, 2018, a man watches a TV screen showing file footages of US President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP File Photo)
In this March 27, 2018, a man watches a TV screen showing file footages of US President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP File Photo)

North Korea ready to discuss denuclearisation with US: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 06:49 PM IST
It is the first time the offer was made directly to Washington, after it was previously conveyed through South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-yong.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in this still image taken from video released on March 28, 2018.(Reuters)
Chinese president Xi Jinping walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in this still image taken from video released on March 28, 2018.(Reuters)

Kim Jong Un’s secret trip to Beijing: China says North Korea pledges denuclearisation

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Beijing/Seoul
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:36 AM IST
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to Beijing where he and Chinese president Xi Jinping sought to portray strong ties between the neighbours.
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