Connect to share and comment

U.S., China bridge 'differences' on resuming nuclear talks with N. Korea

BEIJING, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The top nuclear envoys of the United States and China held in-depth talks last week, bridging their differences on ways to resume long-stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, according to China's foreign ministry Monday. China's foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks three days after U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies held three rounds of talks with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei in New York and Washington last week.

U.S., China bridge 'differences' on resuming nuclear talks with N. Korea

BEIJING, April 21 (Yonhap) -- The top nuclear envoys of the United States and China held in-depth talks last week, bridging their differences on ways to resume long-stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, according to China's foreign ministry Monday. China's foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks three days after U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies held three rounds of talks with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei in New York and Washington last week.

N. Korean nuclear site shows increased activities

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has increased activities at its underground nuclear site and covered one of its tunnels with a screen, military sources said Monday, in what could be preparations for another atomic test ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia trip.

N. Korea raps U.S. "hostile policy" ahead of Obama's Asia tour

North Korea said Monday, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia this week, that Washington should reassess its "hostile policy" toward Pyongyang and stop seeking "hegemony" in the region. "The Obama administration would be well advised to coolly examine its hostile policy...when there is still time for it," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Japan, U.S., S. Korea agree to deter N. Korea from provocation

Defense officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Friday to work together to deter North Korea from taking further provocative actions. The senior working-level officials from the three countries reaffirmed they will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state during their two-day meeting at the U.S. Defense Department, according to a joint statement.

U.S., China officials end meet, no new 6-way talks on N. Korea in view

U.S. and Chinese envoys on North Korea's nuclear programs wrapped up three days of talks Thursday with no prospect in view of resuming six-nation talks on the issue. Wu Dawei, Chinese special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, told reporters that Beijing's wish to restart the multilateral talks on North Korean denuclearization could be discussed "in the next step."

Allies discuss ways to counter N. Korea's nuclear, missile threats

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States agreed to hone their combined defense capabilities through more joint drills, as North Korea intensifies nuclear and missile threats, the allies said Wednesday after bilateral military talks here. At the two-day Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD), the two countries shared the view that North Korea's recent provocations undermine stability of the peninsula and the region, they said in a joint statement.

NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 309 (April 17, 2014)

TOPIC OF THE WEEK (Part 1) Diplomatic efforts under way for resumption of six-party talks SEOUL (Yonhap) -- Amid prolonged tension on the Korean Peninsula, a flurry of diplomatic moves have been under way to resume the six-party talks to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Specifically, Seoul, Washington and Beijing are intensifying diplomatic efforts as they wrestle to rein in North Korea's nuclear threats and find middle ground in reopening the long-stalled six-nation forum.

U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test.

China issues rare public warning over N. Korea's nuclear threat

BEIJING, April 15 (Yonhap) -- China on Tuesday issued a rare public warning to North Korea not to carry out a nuclear test, saying it does not support the North's "threat of a nuclear test." "We do not support a joint military drill (between South Korea and the U.S.) nor support the threat of a nuclear test (by North Korea)," China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, when asked about the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Syndicate content