President Donald Trump may have disclosed highly sensitive information on the most secretive part of the US’s nuclear arsenal to the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, in a phone call last month.
“We have a lot of firepower over there,” Trump said of the Korean Peninsula, according to a transcript of the call obtained by the New York Times and verified by White House officials.
“We have two submarines — the best in the world,” Trump said, according to The Times. “We have two nuclear submarines, not that we want to use them at all.”
Continue reading Trump may have revealed the location of ‘nuclear submarines’ on a phone call to the Philippines’ Duterte
North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea’s intelligence service of a plot to attack its “supreme leadership” with a bio-chemical weapon and said such a “pipe-dream” could never succeed.
Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high for weeks, driven by concern that North Korea might conduct its sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Continue reading North Korea accuses CIA of ‘bio-chemical’ plot against leadership
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency.
Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea’s trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programs.
Continue reading As U.S. and China find common ground on North Korea, is Russia the wild card?
President Donald Trump appeared to commend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s ability to control his country.
“Not many 27-year-old men could go in and take over a regime,” Trump said in a Reuters interview published Thursday night. “Say what you want, but that’s not easy — especially at that age.”
Continue reading Trump applauded North Korea’s leader after floating the possibility of a ‘major, major’ conflict in the region
The US says it plans to activate a missile defence system in South Korea “within days” and tighten economic sanctions against North Korea.
The announcements from the Trump administration come amid rising fears about the North’s military advances.
Continue reading North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system ‘within days’
So much divides the United States and Russia right now, and the list seems to get longer every day: Ukraine, Iran, Syria, North Korea.
But there’s one way in which Russia and the United States are getting closer. It’s how Russian officials are waging a war of words. They’re using the language of American politics to do it.
Continue reading Russians are fighting the war of words against the U.S. with American words
China and South Korea have signaled they would take a stand against North Korea if it conducted another nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test, according to reports.
China’s state-owned newspaper, Global Times, has unconfirmed reports that China’s army had sent 150,000 troops to the border with North Korea and that South Korea was conducting military drills in the border area.
Continue reading China has sent 150,000 troops to its North Korea border