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Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Could Become Law Next Year

“GENEVA (Reuters) — A treaty banning nuclear weapons could come into force by the end of 2019, backers of a campaign that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize said in an annual progress report on Monday.”

This October 29 report also announced a newly established watchdog for the 2017 nuclear weapons ban known as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The new “Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor” published by Norwegian People’s Aid will measure progress related to signature, ratification, and entry into force of the TPNW.

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.

DPRK-U.S. Summit in Singapore: Full joint statement

Following the DPRK-U.S. Summit in Singapore on June 12, the leaders of the two countries released the following joint statement:

“President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

South Korea | US holds key to inter-Korean peace

By Kim Bo-eun

The prospect of dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea is looming larger following two days of inter-Korean talks in Pyongyang. In a meeting with envoys from South Korea led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong, Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed a willingness to talk with Washington about denuclearization.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Here are some frequently asked questions about what the treaty does and how it will have an impact.