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U.S. flies another reconnaissance plane amid tensions with North Korea: aviation tracker

U.S. flies another reconnaissance plane amid tensions with North Korea: aviation tracker

Seoul: The United States again flew a surveillance aircraft over the Korean Peninsula, an aviation tracker said Wednesday, the latest in a series of flights to monitor North Korea amid growing concern Pyongyang may be preparing for a long-range rocket launch. The RQ-4 Global Hawk was spotted over the Korean Peninsula at 52,000 feet, Aircraft […]

North Korea blasts Trump’s warning, says it has nothing more to lose

North Korea blasts Trump’s warning, says it has nothing more to lose

Seoul: North Korea has nothing more to lose, a senior Pyongyang official said Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that the communist nation could lose everything if it engages in hostile acts. Kim Yong-chol, a former North Korean nuclear negotiator, made the remarks in a statement carried by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, […]

Foreign Minister Kang encourages South Korean, U.S. troops at Osan Air Base

Foreign Minister Kang encourages South Korean, U.S. troops at Osan Air Base

Seoul: Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Saturday visited a U.S. air base south of Seoul to encourage South Korean and American troops, stressing the importance of the “all-weather, all-purpose” alliance, according to her office. Her visit to Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, about 70 kilometers south of Seoul, came amid tensions over the allies’ hitherto […]

Senior North Korea official warns Pyongyang could resume war of words against U.S.

Senior North Korea official warns Pyongyang could resume war of words against U.S.

Seoul: A senior North Korean official said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent remarks hinting at the use of military force against Pyongyang and belittling its leader Kim Jong-un will be a “very dangerous challenge” if they were not made in error. North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui made the remarks in a […]

Korea says it too will use force against U.S. if necessary

Korea says it too will use force against U.S. if necessary

Seoul: North Korea has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for hinting at the use of force against the communist state, saying it too will take “prompt” measures if necessary. “One thing I would like to make clear is that the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the U.S. only,” Pak […]

Trump hints U.S. may use military force against North Korea if necessary

Trump hints U.S. may use military force against North Korea if necessary

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday that the United States may use military force against North Korea if necessary, after Pyongyang warned that an end-of-year deadline for the two countries’ denuclearization negotiations is drawing near. Trump revived the threat of military action as negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled over how to match […]

U.S. again flies spy aircraft over South Korean capital areas: aviation tracker

U.S. again flies spy aircraft over South Korean capital areas: aviation tracker

Seoul: A U.S. reconnaissance plane flew above the Korean Peninsula, an aviation tracker said Monday, on an apparent mission to monitor North Korea amid concerns the communist nation could undertake additional military provocations after last week’s short-range rocket firings. The plane, believed to be a RC-135W Ribet Joint, was spotted flying in the skies above […]

U.S. set to press South Korea, NATO over burden-sharing next week

U.S. set to press South Korea, NATO over burden-sharing next week

Washington: Next week promises to underscore the Trump administration’s demands that allies pay more for their defense, with a new round of negotiations over South Korea’s contributions to the upkeep of American troops in the country and President Donald Trump’s attendance at a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders. In Washington, negotiators from […]

Is South Korea really a ‘free rider’ or ‘major abuser’ in alliance with U.S.?

Is South Korea really a ‘free rider’ or ‘major abuser’ in alliance with U.S.?

By Song Sang-ho Seoul: U.S. President Donald Trump described South Korea as a “free rider” on the American security alliance network during his bombastic election campaign, with a recent memoir revealing that he even called the Asian ally a “major abuser.” Then came the nagging question of whether Seoul does not contribute to the decades-old […]

Trump believed war with North Korea could have killed 100 million people: new book

Trump believed war with North Korea could have killed 100 million people: new book

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump estimated that as many as 100 million people could have been killed had the United States gone to war with North Korea under the previous administration of President Barack Obama, according to a new book based on interviews with the president. Trump’s comment came during a January 2019 meeting at […]

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