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S Korea’s Moon seeks nuclear agreement with Kim at summit

Seol: North Korea will close its Tongchang-ri missile testing site, the South’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday after a summit with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. “The North agreed to permanently close the Tongchang-ri missile engine test site and missile launch facility in the presence of experts from relevant nations,” Moon told reporters. South Korean […]

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Putin urges ‘security guarantees’ for North Korea denuclearisation

Vladivostok: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said North Korea must be given security guarantees in exchange for steps towards denuclearisation.   “North Korea, in return for its denuclearisation, was after all promised security guarantees. Clearly, it is waiting for some sort of signal in response,” Putin told an economic forum in the far eastern city […]

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Pompeo to travel to Pyongyang after postponing India 2+2

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week abruptly announced the postponing of the 6 July 2+2 dialogue with India, will be travelling to Pyongyang this week.   During a week-long trip beginning on 5 July from Pyongyang, as part of his continued consultations with North Korea on the denuclearisation issue, the top diplomat […]

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Trump and Kim sign agreement after historic summit

Singapore: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an agreement on Tuesday pledging to support a peaceful resolution to seven decades of hostilities between the two countries and a de-escalation of nuclear tensions. Under the agreement, the US committed to providing security guarantees to its old enemy while North Korea “commits […]