Category Archives: DPRK (North Korea)

US, ROK to reduce scope of ‘Foal Eagle’ military drill – Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday a joint military exercise with the Republic of Korea called “Foal Eagle” would be reduced in scope next year so it does not harm diplomatic efforts with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“Foal Eagle is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy,” Mattis told reporters.

South Korea | Kim-Moon agree to denuclearize Korean peninsula at Pyongyang summit

Leaders of the two Koreas agreed Wednesday to end military tensions and try to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in made the pledge at a joint press conference in Pyongyang.

South Korea | Korea News: North-South Relations

Moon and Kim to Meet again in September; U.S. Ambassador says “Too early” to End the Korean War

NY Times Pours Linguistic Gasoline on North Korean-U.S. Negotiations

by KJ Noh

On the heels of the historic June 12th Trump-Kim Singapore Summit that de-escalated tensions between North Korea and the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his third visit to North Korea to move the negotiations for denuclearization and security on the peninsula forward. He met with his North Korean counterpart, Vice Chair of the Party Central Committee, Kim Young Chol, on July 6 and 7, for intensive negotiations. At the end of the meeting, on leaving Pyongyang, Secretary Pompeo declared that the summit had been conducted in good faith and that he had “made progress on almost all central matters.” Without divulging details, he stated there was more work to be done, which would be continued by working groups on both sides and that a follow up meeting had been scheduled.

The North Korea Summit Through the Looking Glass

As much of the world celebrates a modest step towards peace in Korea, Western pundits seem to be panicking.