NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere…. https://t.co/THfOjfB2uE“ […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In hailing the deal he reached with Kim Jong-un this summer in Singapore, President Trump said it ‘largely solved’ the North Korean nuclear crisis. He has since doubled down on that statement, most recently on Tuesday. ‘People don’t realize the importance of the first meeting,’ he said. ‘I mean, we said, […]

Read More… from 10/12/2018


MIKE PENCE/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place, the White House said on Friday [8-31-18], an announcement that will raise questions about his commitment to a regional strategy to counter China. Trump was invited […]

Read More… from 8/31/2018


NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Friday [6-15-18] that his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un gave credibility to the North Korean leader, whom critics call a brutal dictator. The president also called Mr. Kim ‘the strong head’ of the communist country, adding: “He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want […]

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NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Heading back home from Singapore after a truly amazing visit. Great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea. Hostages are back home, will be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families, no missiles shot, no research happening, sites closing…” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 12, 2018 […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT:“President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea will hold the first-ever meeting between leaders of their two countries on Tuesday [6-12-18] morning in Singapore, carrying with them hopes of ending seven decades of hostility and the threat of a nuclear confrontation. At stake is the American goal of ridding North Korea […]

Read More… from 6/11/2018


NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am on my way to Singapore where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World. It will certainly be an exciting day and I know that Kim Jong-un will work very hard to do something that has rarely been done before…” -Donald […]

Read More… from 6/9/2018


JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [6-7-18] he may invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if their meeting in Singapore next week goes well…Trump also said he could envision a normalization of ties between the US and North Korea if a deal is reached with Kim…Trump also […]

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NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [6-7-18] next week’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ‘ready to go’ but ‘subject always to change…’ Mr. Trump is set to travel to Singapore after this weekend’s Group of Seven summit in Canada for the meeting with Mr. Kim, which he […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday [6-6-18] that would require President Donald Trump’s administration to provide a detailed report on North Korea’s nuclear program to set a ‘baseline’ for progress on talks with Pyongyang. The bill, seen by Reuters before […]

Read More… from 6/6/2018


HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Barreling toward a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has his sights set on a nuclear deal, leaving allies and advocates worried that he may give short shrift to human rights abuses and regional security concerns. With a week to go before the June 12 […]

Read More… from 6/4/2018


NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea wants the United States to know: It’s not about the money. In the flurry of diplomacy to get the planned Singapore summit talks between President Trump and Kim Jong-un back on track, North Korea has been emphatic that it will not relinquish its nuclear weapons in exchange for American […]

Read More… from 6/1/2018


MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Thursday [5-31-18] that a delegation of officials from North Korea was expected to deliver him a letter from their leader, Kim Jong-un, in an extraordinary meeting on Friday [6-1-18] in Washington. Mr. Trump told reporters it was not clear if the show of tenuous détente would […]

Read More… from 5/31/2018


MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ever since President Trump pulled out of planned talks with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, officials from both countries have been scrambling to salvage the summit meeting and keep it on track for June 12 in Singapore. A process that normally would take months is now being compressed […]

Read More… from 5/30/2018


NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Twenty-four hours after President Donald Trump dictated a dejected letter to Kim Jong Un canceling their June 12 meeting, he appeared to reverse course, telling reporters Friday [5-25-18] the diplomatic encounter could still occur on the same date if conditions keep improving. Trump suggested the two sides were again speaking after […]

Read More… from 5/25/2018


NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump struck a more optimistic note Friday [5-25-18] on North Korea, while the White House said a June 12 summit still could take place, even though Mr. Trump called it off just the day before. The head-snapping turn of events came after North Korea said early Friday that it […]

Read More… from 5/25/2018


LIBYA/MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has notified Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he has canceled their much-anticipated meeting to discuss steps toward denuclearization and peace because of recent ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ by Pyongyang toward members of his administration. In a letter dated Thursday [5-24-18] to Mr. Kim, the American […]

Read More… from 5/24/2018


NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have decided to terminate the planned Summit in Singapore on June 12th. While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and indeed a setback for the world… https://t.co/jT0GfxT0Lc“ – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 24, 2018 […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s spur-of-the-moment decision to agree to a face-to-face meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un represented an unprecedented opportunity, but also a huge risk, most recently highlighted by a case of cold feet on both sides. Anticipation about the June 12 meeting in Singapore is turning to pessimism, […]

Read More… from 5/23/2018


ASIA/NORTH KOREA/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said a planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘may not work out,’ adding if it doesn’t happen then ‘maybe it would in the future.’ Mr. Trump, speaking from the Oval Office as he greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he […]

Read More… from 5/22/2018


NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Less than a year ago, President Trump was savaging Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as a ‘madman’ and murderer of his own people, branding him as ‘Little Rocket Man’ for his nuclear testing exploits and poking fun at his portly stature. Early Thursday [5-10-18] morning, a jubilant Mr. Trump described […]

Read More… from 5/10/2018


NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump announced on Thursday [5-10-18] that his meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will be held on June 12 in Singapore. The announcement came in a tweet just hours after Mr. Trump met the three recently freed American hostages at Joint Base Andrews, where they arrived in the […]

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AMBASSADOR/NATIONAL SECURITY/SINGAPORE/TRUMP PEOPLE/KT MCFARLAND: “K.T. McFarland, the one-time top deputy to ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, has accepted the US ambassadorship to Singapore and will likely leave the National Security Council in the coming months, a senior administration official has told CNN. ‘She is going to do it, assuming she gets confirmed,’ the official […]

Read More… from 04/09/2017