Pyongyang wants the U.S. to formally declare the end of the Korean War before it begins dismantling its nuclear arsenal. Officials said that was not part of the Singapore deal.
Washington said on Wednesday (8 August) it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain.
New passenger planes landed at Tehran’s airport, Iranians bought gold and other bulwarks against economic distress and the government introduced measures to ease the hardship.
The Trump administration is betting that the sanctions, which had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord that the president abandoned, will force Iran to curb its weapons program.
The official economic indicators look pretty good. The trends in hourly pay do not.
Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho warned that Pyongyang would not start denuclearizing unless Washington took reciprocal actions.
North Korea is building ICBMs at a facility outside Pyongyang, a sign that the country is continuing its weapons programs despite U.S. diplomacy.
President Trump thanked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, for the return of the remains believed to be American servicemen killed during the Korean War.
The secretary of state, in a speech to Iranian-Americans, sought their support in an indictment of Iran’s leaders, whom he likened to Mafia gangsters.
The president is on a charm offensive with North Korea and being heavy-handed against Iran. Both paths are risky and could prove to be dead ends.
North Korea has started dismantling a missile-engine test site, as President Trump said the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had promised during their historic summit meeting.
The president’s tweet, which carried an echo of his approach with North Korea, succeeded in overshadowing his meeting with Vladimir V. Putin. But it only deepened questions about his Iran policy.
The United States has the most fearsome cyberweaponry on the planet, but we won’t use it for fear of what will come next.
As the president prepares for nuclear talks, he lacks a close adviser with nuclear expertise. It’s one example of a marginalization of science in shaping federal policy.
Civilian satellites developed to count cars in Target parking lots and monitor crops are being reconfigured to help the American military detect North Korea’s missile launches.