close Video Washington Post claims North Korea working on new missiles Satellite photos reportedly show that North Korea continues work on developing intercontinental missile technology. The top story in The Washington Post Tuesday began with this sentence: “U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence.” Shocked? You shouldn’t be. In the 1942 classic film “Casablanca,” Captain Renault – who was quite aware that nightclub owner Rick Blaine was operating a casino – says in in mock surprise: “I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” This should be our sarcastic response to news reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is continuing both his missile and nuclear programs, … [Read more...] about Kim vs. Trump: North Korea’s leaders have never kept their word on nukes. Here’s what the US should do now
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Hofstra University Professor of Law Julian Ku explains that even if the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un was primarily a photo opportunity, it still matters. Ku also discusses what to expect from North Korea and the US in the future and how their agreement may look similar to the Iran deal that was recently ditched by Trump. Following is a transcript of the video. Julian Ku: The summit, I think as some people had predicted, was mostly a photo opportunity or a media extravaganza. They didn't meet for very long, nor did their delegations meet for very long, and nor did they come up with any sort of important or new agreement that changed anything in the relationship that didn't already exist before the meeting, so in substance, it was a pretty small meeting, but in terms of its symbolic impact on the United States' public opinion and maybe elsewhere around the world, it's huge. These are countries that are still technically in an armed conflict, a lot of people died over the … [Read more...] about Why the North Korea summit mattered even if it was ‘mostly a photo op’
Even attempting a summit between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un is surely one of the greatest high wire acts in diplomatic history -- two unpredictable leaders meeting in Singapore to negotiate the total elimination of what just last year was considered the gravest threat facing the United States. The stakes couldn't be higher. Donald Trump is demanding the complete dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. To Kim Jong Un those weapons -- the nuclear warheads and the missiles that would carry them -- are his country's most valuable possession. He is being asked to lay all his nuclear secrets on the table. As we reported in previous stories for 60 Minutes, U.S. Intelligence agencies have expended enormous effort trying to uncover those secrets as North Korea developed not only a nuclear arsenal but the capability to reach the United States. At the National Air and Space Intelligence Center – NASIC for short - more than 100 photo interpreters, … [Read more...] about North Korea Summit: What’s at stake when President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un?
PARANOID Kim Jong-un fears being overthrown if he leaves his country for crunch nuke talks with Donald Trump next month - and says he "won't beg" for a summit. The North Korean leader is reportedly concerned that a trip so far from home could expose him to a military coup or other internal attempts to unseat him. Mike Pence: US President Donald Trump would be willing to walk away from North Korea summit It comes as the country's vice foreign minister said the future of the summit between Pyongyang and Washington is "entirely" up to the United States. Choe Son Hui also slammed US Vice President Mike Pence as "ignorant and stupid" after he compared the North to Libya. According to a report by North Korea's central news agency on Thursday, she said: "We will neither beg the US for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us." She added: "I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out … [Read more...] about Paranoid Kim Jong-un fears being overthrown if he leaves North Korea for Trump nuke summit and ‘won’t beg’ for peace talks
North Korea flipped on the US on Tuesday with a sudden series of statements bashing President Donald Trump's administration.It came not long after a vaunted peace summit between Kim Jong Un and Trump was announced.The complaints Pyongyang made are in some respects difficult to take seriously — and may not be the real reason they're complaining.Recent reports say that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked North Korea to send some of its nuclear weapons overseas for dismantlement.That would be a much large step toward disarming than Pyongyang has taken before.If the US insisted on that demand, it would either prove that Kim Jong Un is sincere — or call his bluff. If North Korea never wanted to actually denuclearize, and has only been playing along to gain international support, then this has been a big win for Kim. flipped on the US on Tuesday with a series of statements bashing President Donald Trump's administration and actions seemingly out of nowhere — but it … [Read more...] about The US reportedly called Kim Jong Un’s bluff on nukes — and North Korea is flipping out