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4th anniversary of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

4th anniversary of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

July 14th was the 4th anniversary of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It is known as the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran, the P5+1, and the European Union. Rohani government reached the agreement after 23 months of breathless dialogue and diplomacy. Political critics believed that […]

U.S. officials share concern about Seoul-Tokyo tensions: NSC official

U.S. officials share concern about Seoul-Tokyo tensions: NSC official

U.S. officials have expressed concern that tensions between South Korea and Japan over Tokyo’s export restrictions against Seoul are not conducive to trilateral cooperation between the three countries, Seoul’s deputy national security adviser said Saturday. Kim Hyun-chong, deputy chief of Cheong Wa Dae’s National Security Office, made the remark to reporters as he wrapped up […]

Seoul seeks US backing over trade war

Seoul seeks US backing over trade war

Calls are growing for the United States to intervene in the deepening trade friction between South Korea and Japan after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe imposed new restrictions on exports that could hurt South Korea’s tech industry. Thoughts are that if tensions continue to escalate, cooperation outside bilateral economic relations such as coordinating “in efforts […]

U.S. mulling 12- to 18-month sanctions relief in exchange for Yongbyon, nuclear freeze: source

U.S. mulling 12- to 18-month sanctions relief in exchange for Yongbyon, nuclear freeze: source

The United States is considering offering a 12- to 18-month suspension of certain sanctions on North Korea in exchange for the dismantlement of its main nuclear facility and a freeze of the entire nuclear program, a source close to White House deliberations on North Korea said Thursday. The potential offer would see the suspension of […]

Mongolian children adopted by US families visit native home

Mongolian children adopted by US families visit native home

Five children who had been adopted through a US-based organization are now back in Mongolia with their two adoptive families to learn about the culture, heritage and traditional way of life of their country of origin. The visit is part of regular tours launched in 2017 for adopted children and co-organized by the Mongolia Immigration Agency […]

China takes positive view of Trump-Kim meeting at Panmunjom: envoy

China takes positive view of Trump-Kim meeting at Panmunjom: envoy

China has a positive view of the recent surprise meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom as it has created the momentum for positive change in the situation of the Korean Peninsula, Beijing’s top envoy in Seoul said Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Qiu […]

China, US need to press ahead with sincerity, action

China, US need to press ahead with sincerity, action

The outcomes of the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the G20 Osaka summit on June 29 have sent a positive signal to the two countries and the world. At their gathering, the two leaders agreed to restart economic and trade consultations between their countries […]

Only mutual trust, mutual benefit lead to win-win results

Only mutual trust, mutual benefit lead to win-win results

Recently, some US politicians have acted irresponsibly and unjustly when dealing with international cooperation, especially major country relations. They constantly released signals of confrontation, with a wishful thinking that Uncle Sam might steal a win from the zero-sum game. Chief economics commentator Martin Wolf of Financial Times has well described the arbitrary acts of the […]

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

Seoul hopes DMZ meeting will serve as ‘turning point’ in denuclearization, advance cross-border ties

The historic meeting held at the inter-Korean border between the leaders of the two Koreas and the United States will serve as a “turning point” in nuclear talks and contribute to advancing inter-Korean relations, the unification ministry said Monday. On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a one-on-one meeting […]

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

N. Korean media reports on Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump held a “historic meeting” at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas and agreed to resume dialogue for denuclearization, the North’s official news agency reported Monday.   During the meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ on Sunday, they “agreed to […]

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