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Senior diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. hold talks in Bangkok

Senior diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. hold talks in Bangkok

Washington/Seoul: Senior diplomats of South Korea and the United States have held talks in Thailand over the bilateral alliance and trilateral cooperation with Japan, their ministries said on Sunday. Yoon Soon-gu, deputy minister for political affairs at Seoul’s foreign ministry, met with David Stilwell, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, […]

U.S. suggests expanding crisis concept in alliance manual to include own contingencies

U.S. suggests expanding crisis concept in alliance manual to include own contingencies

Seoul: The United States has proposed that a joint crisis management manual with South Korea be revised in a way that expands the concept of crisis warranting joint response to include not only contingencies on the Korean Peninsula, but also U.S. contingencies, sources said Tuesday. Critics and experts raised concern that the proposed revision, if […]

South Korea calls for ‘mutually acceptable’ deal in defense cost talks with U.S.

South Korea calls for ‘mutually acceptable’ deal in defense cost talks with U.S.

Seoul: South Korea called for a “mutually acceptable” deal in its latest defense cost-sharing talks with the United States in Hawaii this week, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Friday. Seoul made the call during the negotiations on how much it would pay for the upkeep of the 28,500-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) this year and beyond. […]

EU nations condemn N.K. missile test, urge meaningful talks with U.S.

EU nations condemn N.K. missile test, urge meaningful talks with U.S.

New York: European Union members of the U.N. Security Council have condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch as a clear violation of U.N. resolutions and urged the regime to engage in “meaningful” denuclearization negotiations with the United States. Britain, France, Germany, Poland and Belgium, as well as Estonia, which joins the council in January, issued […]

U.S.-N.K. nuclear talks end in conflicting assessments

U.S.-N.K. nuclear talks end in conflicting assessments

  Washington: The United States and North Korea ended working-level denuclearization negotiations in Sweden Saturday, with the North declaring a breakdown of talks and the U.S. characterizing the discussions as “good.” Negotiators from the two sides met in Stockholm to resume denuclearization talks that had stalled since the collapse of February’s second summit between U.S. […]

U.S., North Korea resume nuclear talks in Sweden after monthslong hiatus

U.S., North Korea resume nuclear talks in Sweden after monthslong hiatus

Stockholm: The United States and North Korea resumed working-level nuclear talks in Sweden on Saturday after a monthslong hiatus, amid cautious optimism and lingering skepticism over the prospects of a compromise. The talks marked their first formal negotiation since February’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi collapsed […]

S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss defense cost sharing in ‘reasonable, fair’ way

S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss defense cost sharing in ‘reasonable, fair’ way

South Korea and the United States have agreed to conduct discussions in a “reasonable and fair” way on how to share the cost for the upkeep of American troops here, a foreign ministry official here said Tuesday. The two sides talked about the upcoming negotiations over Seoul’s share of the cost for the stationing of […]

U.S. should enhance cooperation with China rather than set obstacles

U.S. should enhance cooperation with China rather than set obstacles

The ambivalence of some U.S. officials has been fully revealed by their recent ridiculous remarks. On one hand, they hope China to make huge purchases of U.S agricultural products to relieve their pressured American farmers. On the other hand, they are holding tight to the bigotry, the so-called “defending America’s 5G future,” and keeping blocking […]

Trump says N. Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than ‘smaller ones’

Trump says N. Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than ‘smaller ones’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than “smaller ones,” in an apparent attempt to keep the hope for dialogue with the North alive despite its recent test-firing of short-range ballistic missiles. Trump made the remark in an interview with Fox News a day after the North fired two […]

Iranian Rial is soaring under the US sanction

Iranian Rial is soaring under the US sanction

The good news for Iranian people who are experiencing a bad economic situation is that the national currency is soaring even though the US sanctions are increasing. Based on Bloomberg, “the rial is soaring on the country’s parallel market, gaining 8% against the dollar this week alone to extend its advance since early May to […]

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