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Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator

Apr. 19, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile...

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions

Apr. 13, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North's state-run media said...

Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want sanctions to remain in...

Trump, South Korea's Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Apr. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful...

UN extends experts monitoring North Korea sanctions

Apr. 10, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the mandate of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea, with Russia urging its members "to correct" the negative impact of the tough measures on the lives of ordinary citizens. Adoption of the resolution...

Netanyahu plays a 'Trump card' as Israeli elections near

Apr. 5, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a tight race for re-election, Israel's prime minister has gotten a welcome lift from his friend in the White House. Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign speeches, billboards and social media videos have all heavily featured President Donald Trump's image, statements and pro-Israel actions as...

Expert: Images show building of first Saudi nuclear reactor

Apr. 4, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is about a year away from completing the building of its first nuclear reactor, according to Google satellite images identified by a nuclear expert who said Thursday the construction so far appears to be very small in size and intended for research and...

S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

Mar. 29, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean nuclear diplomacy. It would be their first meeting since Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi last...

US: North Korean nuke work 'inconsistent' with disarmament

Mar. 27, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's work on nuclear weapons and missiles is "inconsistent" with its stated intent to move toward nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula, the commander of American and allied forces in South Korea said Wednesday. Army Gen. Robert Abrams, in testimony before the House Armed...

US envoy: NKorea denuclearization must not be incremental

Mar. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will insist North Korea follow through on its commitment to completely eliminate its nuclear weapons before the U.S. agrees to the lifting of international sanctions, the State Department's special envoy for North Korea said Monday. In his first public comments...