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North Korea may back out of nuclear talks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/15/19, 10:48 am

North Korea is considering suspending diplomatic talks with the United States and lifting its halt on nuclear tests unless the United States adopts some complementary concessions, a senior North Korean official said Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton created an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” that resulted in failed talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their last summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said.

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Woman accused of killing Kim Jong Nam released

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/11/19, 12:47 pm

In a surprising move, Malaysian authorities on Monday released one of the two women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Un’s half-brother in 2017. Authorities accused Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who have spent two years in prison, of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam’s face at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia on Feb. 13, 2017. Both women insisted they thought they were taking part in a prank for a television show.

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North Korea restoring missile station

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/06/19, 11:33 am

North Korea has started to rebuild a long-range rocket launch site it promised to destroy last year at the first summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea and foreign experts said Tuesday. Construction work is ongoing at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station at Tongchang-ri, which the regime previously had partially destroyed, South Korea’s National Intelligence Service reported Tuesday, according to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency.

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