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More Good Faith: DPRK and US Start Joint Searches for War Dead

Pyongyang (GPA) – As the talks between the DPRK and US continue, a new effort has been started to locate the remains of US soldiers killed in action during the Korean War. United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the latest results of the talks between Washington and Pyongyang on Sunday. This latest round of talks […]

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US Feigns Shock That DPRK Expects Concessions for Disarmament

Pyongyang (GPA) – The leadership in the DPRK isn’t being hostile, they’re just waiting for the US to deliver concessions. Over the weekend the US mainstream media issued a series of reports portraying the talks between Washington and Pyongyang as, once again, being on death’s doorstep. With their usual commitment to making sure peace doesn’t break out in […]

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Korean Voices Missing From Major Papers’ Opinions on Singapore Summit

Seoul (FAIR) – In major-paper opinion coverage of the Singapore summit, the people with the most to lose and gain from the summit, the people whose nation was actually being discussed—Koreans—were almost uniformly ignored. The Post had 23 total opinion pieces, the Times had 16 and the Journal four. The only op-ed by a Korean was a pro-summit piece on June 12 by […]

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North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal

Pyongyang (MPN) – Though Trump’s threats against North Korea have lacked some of the grace with which his predecessors operated, to Pyongyang, U.S diplomacy has been marked by 65 years of broken promises and outright aggression. Is lasting peace possible on the Korean Peninsula? The answer to that question may depend on whether Donald Trump follows the well-worn […]

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Dermot Hudson of the Korean Friendship Association on North Korea’s Motives and Likely Moves in Negotiations

London (MPN) – If there is any country on the list of U.S. adversaries about which almost everyone lacks critical understanding, it is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea). Unlike most countries, the DPRK has managed to stay fairly closed off to U.S. interference and intelligence-gathering — whether by embassies and consulates, or other […]

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Kim Jong Un: DPRK to Denuclearize for US Pledge to End War

Pyongyang (GPA) – The talks between the leaders of North and South Korea have apparently resulted in a promise by Kim Jong Un for the DPRK to denuclearize if the US stands down. In a grand gesture, Kim Jong Un has promised that he would take concrete measures towards getting the DPRK to denuclearize in exchange for […]

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Here is What North and South Korea Agreed to This Weekend

Demilitarized Zone (GPA) – Here is a breakdown of the agreement made between North and South Korea following Friday’s meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. History was made Friday when the leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and his counterpart, President Moon Jae-in met face to face. This long-awaited meeting between the […]

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The DPRK’s Nuclear Deterrent made Diplomacy Possible, not Trump

Pyongyang (GPA) – Contrary to what the US media may be telling you; make no mistake, it is the DPRK’s nuclear deterrent that forced Washington to the negotiation tables. Here is a fun hypothetical scenario: Suppose a country opposed by the US is accused of having weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) including nuclear weapons. Let’s say for the sake […]

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