(SOUNDBITE) TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON SAYING: "I think the strategic decision that Kim Jong Un is operating through is that he will do whatever he can to keep a deliverable nuclear weapons capability and to develop and enhance it further.." President Trump's ousted national security adviser John Bolton appeared to critique Trump's stance on North Korea on Monday… saying Pyongyang had no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons... (SOUNDBITE) TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON SAYING: "Perhaps they'll be a little less delighted now that I can speak in unvarnished terms now/ It seems to be clear that the DPRK has not made a strategic decision to give up its nuclear weapons.
In fact, I think the contrary is true…/ (overlay with pic of Kim Jong Un) He may try to get relief from international sanctions, he may make some concessions, but under current circumstances, he will never give up the nuclear weapons voluntarily" Bolton, a harsh critic of North Korea, warned against stalling on negotiations or waiting on a resolution with Pyongyang and Iran because that would only give those countries more time to plan and produce nuclear weapons… The foreign policy hawk also said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank event that it might not be an encouraging sign that there are no nuclear testings done at the moment..
(SOUNDBITE) TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON SAYING: "One very good, very troubling reason why there is no more testing of nuclear weapons for the moment or of long range missiles is that North Korea has in its judgement for well or ill, finished testing and can produce warheads and long-range ballistic missiles" (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING: "there's been no nuclear testing for a long time.
A long time." Trump has hailed North Korea's testing freeze as a triumph of his diplomacy..
On Monday, Bolton, who Trump called a "disaster' on North Korea policy, was asked about Trump's friendship with Kim Jong Un.
(SOUNDBITE) VICTOR CHA, SENIOR ADVISER AND KOREA EXPERT CAMERA AT CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, SAYING: "So then is his so-called 'bromance' diplomacy the best way to try to get to that point?" BOLTON: "I'm not going to comment on that." (LAUGHTER)
The US presidential candidates have both paid tribute to the Supreme Court’sveteran judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died following complications withcancer aged 87. She was best known for her liberal views and fighting forequality for all. Joe Biden learned of the news whilst on a flight, and held apress conference once he landed. President Trump described her as an “amazingwoman”.
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Kim Jong-un has praised North Korea’s military for rebuilding a typhoon-hit village “as a socialist fairyland”.
The Supreme Leader was visiting an area in the south of the country, which has recently been struck by three typhoons.
After vanishing from public view and ongoing speculation about his health, Kim has made a series of appearances while leading the recovery efforts.
The communist country mobilised 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to help the damaged regions. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
North Korea has mobilised thousands of workers from its capital Pyongyang to help the nation’s countryside regions recently struck by a powerful typhoon.
After surveying the damage, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wrote an open letter to members of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, urging them to volunteer in the recovery effort.
About 12,000 people answered his call, attending a ceremony outside the Kumsusan Palace in the capital, where the bodies of past leaders Kim Il Sung and Kimg Jong Il are kept.
The communist country is reeling from three typhoons and a storm in just a month, on top of a self-imposed international lockdown against Covid-19. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited areas struck by a typhoon and called for 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to join in the recovery efforts.
North Korean state-run TV showed footage of Kim and other officials surveying the damage in a rural and coastal area in South Hamgyong province.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim said that "the conditions of the overall coastline of our country are poor and sea dikes were not properly built.”
State media did not report any injuries or deaths, but the country’s main newspaper said that local officials will be “gravely punished” for failing to evacuate residents. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile, after a flurry of activity was detected at a naval base. Emer McCarthy reports.
U.S. top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in an interview with the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Friday, poked fun at himself after he delivered the opening pitch at the start of Major League Baseball's delayed season, that some critics have called a 'flattened curve'.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday. North Korea has recently been battered by some of the wettest monsoon rains the country has ever seen. Adam Reed reports.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin joins guest host Matthew Cooke on PoliticKING to discuss the new U.S. sanctions against Iran and assess President Donald Trump's choice for his new..