North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the firing of inter-continental ballistic missiles.
North Korea on Tuesday said it no longer felt bound by its commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing - after the United States ignored a deadline for talks- and said it may quote 'seek a new path".
On Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, Ju Yong Chol, a counselor at North Korea's mission to the U.N., accused the U.S. of imposing (quote) brutal and inhuman" sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - or DPRK (SOUNDBITE) (English) COUNSELOR AT THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK) MISSION, JU YONG CHOL, SAYING: "As it became clear now U.S. remains unchanged in its ambition to block the development of the DPRK and stifle its political system, we found no reason to be unilaterally bound any longer by the commitment that the other party fails to honor." U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have met three times, with Trump becoming the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea when they met in the Demilitarized Zone back in June, agreeing to resume stalled nuclear talks… During this time, Pyongyang says it had halted nuclear tests and test-firing of inter-continental ballistic missiles 'in order to build confidence with the United States." But Kim has complained that the united states continues to do joint military drills with South Korea, adopting cutting-edge weapons while making "gangster-like demands' Last month, Pyongyang warned Washington of a possible "Christmas gift" after Kim gave the United States a year-end deadline to propose new concessions..
The Christmas gift never came.
The White House has reportedly reached out to North Korea to resume talks, with Trump sending birthday wishes to Kim who recently turned 36 years old..
Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined. Gloria Tso reports.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party, the country's ruling party. Before shedding a few tears, he thanked volunteers who responded to the recent flooding in the country.
Tens of thousands of spectators loudly welcomed the leader as he appeared from a building as the clock struck midnight.
It’s unusual for North Korea to hold a military parade in the middle of the night, although such conditions may provide benefits in protecting sensitive information about weapons that were rolled out.
This week’s festivities are designed as a major event to glorify Kim Jong-un’s achievements as leader of North Korea.
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A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World Uyghur Congress. It was titled 'Made In China = Uyghur Forced Labour'. The protestors accused the Chinese government of forcing the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group in the country's northwest Xinjiang province, into forced labour and even attempting a genocide. Beijing has allegedly been trying to stamp out the community's religious and cultural identity in order to assimilate it more fully into the majority Han Chinese community. Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, sought international pressure on China to stop the Uyghurs' persecution and boycott by international companies to prevent forced labour. Watch the full video for more.
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President Donald Trump said he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise. According to Reuters, Korea has a self-declared moratorium on intercontinental ballistic missile and..