President Trump set to sign new wave of sanctions on North Korea into law on Friday night in Washington
Some websites which track North Korea using commercial satellite photos have noted activity at Sohae launch facility, used in past to launch satellites, but US intel is not seeing any preparations for launch & says it could be winter training cycle, @CBSDavidMartin reports
U.S. intelligence says a North Korean short-range missile test or rocket engine test could come at any time, but a long-range missile test – although possible – is not expected until after the first of the year
: Had a very good talk with President Xi of China concerning our giant Trade Deal. China has already started large scale purchaes of agricultural product & more. Formal signing being arranged. Also talked about North Korea, where we are working with China, & Hong Kong (progress.)
Reuters: China foreign ministry says Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met with US special envoy for North Korea Biegun, exchanged views on NK (no details)
Chinese Foreign Ministry: We hope the United States and North Korea will resume talks as soon as possible
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Among members of the UN General Assembly that voted AGAINST the resolution condemning the Iranian government's gross HumanRights violations, one can see the usual suspects: Syria, Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, and of course, Venezuela.
Biegun to visit China to discuss North Korea: State Department
Head of Pacific Air Forces Gen CQ Brown says he's "watching" for North Korea's "Christmas gift," says US & partners expect it to be a long-range missile. Says he's not concerned recent air exercises were curtailed or cancelled despite NK's persistent short range tests
China urges UN to ease North Korea sanctions, says dialogue must not 'regress'
The situation on the Korean peninsula is at a critical stage - Chinese Foreign Ministry
US Defense Secretary: optimistic about diplomatic efforts with North Korea, but they speech on missile tests is worrisome
"I would be disappointed if something was in the works" by the DPRK, says @POTUS
US envoy Stephen Biegun says to North Korea, 'It is time for us to do our job'
US envoy Stephen Biegun calls recent North Korea statemes hostile, negative, uncessary
North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at Sohae launch site : KCNA
North Korea: Ready to reciprocate any actions by the United States
North Korea says it's clear that US has nothing to offer us even if talks are resumed - KCNA
North Korea considers UN Security Council nothing more than a "political tool" to pursue U.S. interests
US "prepared to be flexible" in negotiations aimed at getting the DPRK to give up its nuclear and missile programs, @USAmbUN tells reporters ahead of UNSC meeting on North Korea
Reports: According to @EnglishChosun there are signs DPRK has already moved a three-stage rocket from a missile factory in Sanum-dong, Pyongyang to an assembly facility at Tongchang-ri. Military authorities speculate this could mean an SLV launch
: Just had a very good meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and representatives of Russia. Discussed many items including Trade, Iran, North Korea, INF Treaty, Nuclear Arms Control, and Election Meddling. Look forward to continuing our dialogue in the near future
Russian Foreign Minister: We call for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
"We will be addressing the issues in North Korea" in UNSC in response to the "missile launches," says a senior administration official
ROK Defense minister: North Korea conducted rocket engine test at Dongchang-ri site
North Korean official: Leader Jong-un may change his view on relations with the United States if Trump continues to make "strange statements"
Senior North Korea official Kim Yong-chol, responding to US President Trump's warning, says "we are a people who no longer have anything to lose."
: ..with the U.S. Presidential Election in November. North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearize as promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the entire world is unified on this issue
North Korean reservists take part in prep for winter military drills
North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States