US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Sunday to rekindle stalled denuclearisation talks following a landmark summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore. read more
US and North Korea agreed to “continue talks to decide on the specific time and location for the second summit”, Pompeo told South Korean President Moon Jae-in, following his meeting with Kim in Pyongyang earlier Sunday. read more
North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho on Saturday accused the United States of hindering peace efforts on the Korean peninsula with its insistence on enforcing tough economic sanctions against his country. read more
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd-R), and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R), stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd-L), and his wife Ri Sol Ju on Mount Paektu in North Korea. There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu —and getting the South Korean President to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other.
Kim Jong Un and MoonJae-in’s trip to the Paektu mountain on the North Korean-Chinese border, and the striking photo-op, followed a day of wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace. read more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited a crater lake atop a volcano considered sacred in North Korea on the last day of Moon’s visit for summit talks on the nuclear standoff and other inter-Korean affairs. Dressed in long black coats and accompanied by their wives, Kim and Moon raised their grasped hands while posing in front of the lake at Mount Paektu on Thursday. The leaders rode together in a cable car to reach the lake. Moon says relations between the rivals should improve so that more South Koreans can visit the volcano. Kim says Mount Paektu has become a “subject of yearning” for South Koreans and Koreans living abroad. Moon plans to return to the South later on Thursday.read more
The United States appeared eager to seize on commitments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at his talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in even as critics said the steps did little to put Pyongyang on a course for irreversible denuclearization. read more
US president Donald Trump has maintained that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have a solid relationship, and both leaders have expressed interest in a follow-up summit to their meeting in June in Singapore. read more