Diplomacy under microscope as 'peace' Games get underway

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, and the diplomacy was just as choreographed in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together. READ ALSO: Does Winter Olympics still make sense? South Korea, which is using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with North Korea, seated its president alongside US Vice President Mike Pence, with two of the North’s most senior officials sitting in ...

Russia calls US threat to destroy North Korea a ‘bloodthirsty tirade’

Saturday, 2 December 2017

US President Donald Trump dismissed a Chinese diplomatic effort to rein in North Korea’s weapons program as a failure on Thursday, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Beijing was doing a lot, but could do more to limit oil supplies to Pyongyang.In a tweet, Trump delivered another insulting barb against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who he called “Little Rocket Man” and a “sick puppy” after North Korea test-fired its most advanced missile to date on ...

Trump taunts North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, says he won’t call him ‘short and fat’

Sunday, 12 November 2017

US President Donald Trump has traded messages over social media platform Twitter declaring he would never call North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as ‘‘short and fat’’ on Sunday, according to BBC. The spam of tweets took place after Trump’s official welcoming ceremony in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. He expressed his thoughts on a range of subjects from relations with Russia, China’s efforts to rein in North Korea, and sarcastic message about his offer ...

Exposing mainstream media: America’s Iraq antics in North Korea

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Propaganda is afoot. The US mainstream media is back to its old familiar self, pursuing the same pattern of war propaganda it used against Washington's enemies in the past. Its attitude towards the conflict with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program mirrors its behavior during the US-manufactured crisis that led to the Iraq war in 2003.War propaganda replayedManufacturing consent among US citizens, most of whom are unable to understand the complexity of the situation, or even locate North ...

Ramzy Baroud

Trump says North Korea diplomacy has failed, ‘only one thing will work’

Sunday, 8 October 2017

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.” Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted. It ...

‘Rocket man’ vs. ‘Dotard:’ War of words ratchets up between Kim and Trump

Saturday, 23 September 2017

An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea’s leader a “madman,” a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. READ ALSO: Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea: What are his military options? Hours earlier, in a rare personal attack, Kim took aim at Trump, branding him “mentally deranged” and a ...

What’s a ‘dotard’ anyway? Kim’s insult to Trump

Friday, 22 September 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confused English-speakers around the globe - though this time not about what he intends with his nuclear program. Responding to US President Donald Trump’s bellicose warning to Pyongyang in his first speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, Kim on Friday called Trump a “dotard” - at least in a translation by the state news agency KCNA. The obscure word is old - late Middle English, or around the 14th century - and means senile old person, ...

Kim Jong Un to consider ‘highest level of hard-line measure’ against US

Friday, 22 September 2017

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said in a rare statement on Friday the North will consider the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” against the United States in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” the North. Calling Trump “mentally deranged” and his comments “the most ferocious declaration of a war in history,” Kim said his UN speech on Tuesday confirmed Pyongyang’s nuclear ...

North Korea’s cheat and retreat game

Saturday, 9 September 2017

It is too early to guess how the latest storm triggered by North Korea’s behavior might end. Will this lead to a “surgical” strike on North Korean nuclear sites by the United States? Or will it cause “a global catastrophe” as Vladimir Putin, never shy of hyperbole, warns? If past experience is an indicator the latest crisis is likely to fade away as did the previous six crises triggered by North Korea since the 1970s. Under the Kim dynasty, North Korea, in an ...

Amir Taheri

Trump may have to settle for deterring, not disarming, North Korea

Friday, 8 September 2017

President Donald Trump, like his predecessors, may find that neither negotiations nor economic and military pressure can force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, and that the United States has no choice but to try to contain it and deter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from ever using a nuclear weapon. North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 2, describing it as an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, a dramatic escalation of its stand-off with ...

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