17 October 2021
US Secretary of State: We are coordinating with Japan to address the challenge posed by North Korea
Blinken: We discussed the issue of weapons in North Korea
US Secretary of State: We are coordinating with Japan to address the challenge posed by North Korea
US Secretary of Defense: The United States is committed to the policy of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
Blinken cites China's use of coercion and aggressive in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and the South China Sea, noting that the Is is prepared to "push back as necessary when China uses coercion or aggression to get its way"
Japanese Foreign Minister: We stress the importance of implementing the UN Security Council resolution on North Korea's nuclear weapons
[email protected]⁩ and ⁦@SecBlinken⁩ participate in a joint press conference with Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi and Minister of Defense Kishi during 2+2 meeting
North Korea would consider pulling out of the inter-Korean military agreement aimed at reducing tensions along their shared border says Kim yo Jong
The sister of North Korea's leader has warned Biden administration if it wants peace it must avoid "causing a stink"
North Korea's Kim yo Jong criticizes military drills in South Korea and warns United States of America if it wants peace it must "refrain from causing a stink at its first step" (State Media/Reuters)
"This follows over a year without active dialogue with North Korea despite multiple attempts by the US to engage" per @PressSec
7 month ago
Administration of @JoeBiden has reached out to DPRK as "diplomacy is our always our goal" in order to ease escalation of nuclear weapons, confirms @PressSec. "To date we have not received any response
US-North Korea "I can confirm we have reached out. But to date we haven't received any response" per @PressSec "Diplomacy continues to remain our first priority" she says, noting there will be continued engagement with partners in the region
Biden's administration has attempted to reach out to North Korea's government through multiple channels since mid-February. No response from Pyongyang to the behind-the-scenes diplomatic push
Commercial satellite imagery indicates operations at DPRK's Radiochemical Laboratory and Uranium Enrichment Plant at Yongbyon are ongoing
7 month ago
South Korea's foreign ministry said on Friday the country would suspend defence and security exchanges, ban the export of arms or other strategic items and reconsider its development aid to Myanmar over the ongoing unrest after a military coup
Belarus, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria & Venezuela create "The Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations" to promote "legality over force."
7 month ago
Head of U.S. forces in the Pacific says he wants to add Aegis Ashore to Guam for 360 coverage to protect island from Chinese warships, submarines and bombers. Only missile defense on Guam today is THAAD which gives 120 degree coverage, but oriented toward North Korea, not China
7 month ago
Head of U.S. forces in South Korea says only 28 service members out of 28,500 have tested positive for the coronavirus
@DeptofDefense announces @SecDef Lloyd Austin's 1st overseas trip - to Japan, South Korea & India Austin will "discuss the importance of international defense relationships, and reinforce the United States' commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region" per statement
Travel by @SecBlinken to Japan and ROK announced by @StateDept
New satellite imagery suggests that North Koreans are rehearsing an upcoming torch march. The group formations observed from March 6 to 9 suggest it will be a student procession from the country's Youth League and not another military parade
7 month ago
Reuters: Raids came 1 day after President Moon Jae-in called for an investigation into allegations that at least 13 Korea Land and Housing employees acted on insider information and bought undeveloped land near Seoul before the government unveiled a new development project there
7 month ago
Reuters: Police said on Tuesday they were serving search and seizure warrants at the headquarters of Korea Land and Housing Corp in Jinju, south of Seoul, to gather evidence of illegal property speculation by employees. (This could be the worst scandal of the century for SK)
More EU human rights sanctions on their way. Should be approved ahead of the EU foreign affairs council on 22 March. This time a more global list with Ppl/entities from Russia but also China, DPRK, Eritrea, SouthSudan
"We're pleased" says @PentagonPresSec on US-South Korea reaching consensus on cost-sharing deal for US troops. Says the deal will "strengthen our alliance & our shared defense"
7 month ago
Upcoming South Korea-U.S. exercise to include partial FOC test for OPCON transition: JCS
7 month ago
South Korea, U.S. to stage combined exercise on March 8-16: JCS
"I'm not in a position to confirm any travel at this time," replies @StateDeptSpox when asked about reports of @SecBlinken planning to travel to Japan for a 2+2 meeting, but "he's itching to get on the road" amid the coronavirus pandemic restrictions on travel
'Robust' North Korea sanctions needed to prevent nuclear proliferation: the nominee for U.S. under secretary of defense for policy said Thursday
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