Trump-Kim summit: What happened at their first meeting – and what to expect at their next

President Donald Trump says his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week will be “very exciting,” but says he has “no pressing timetable” on Pyongyang giving up its nuclear weapons as long as there isn’t any testing. (Feb. 19) AP

WASHINGTON – The “Dotard” and the “Rocket Man” are ready for their second pas de deux.

The world will be watching when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down next week for their second summit in less than a year.

The meeting, which will take place Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam, follows their first round of face-to-face talks last summer in Singapore and will give the two leaders a chance to flesh out some of the details of a history-making denuclearization agreement that emerged from their initial dialogue.

Here’s a look back at what happened during the first summit and what we can expect during the second:

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Report: Kim Jong Un could tour Vietnam ahead of summit with Trump

By Elizabeth Shim

Kim Jong Un could arrive in Vietnam days ahead of President Donald Trump, according to a South Korean press report. File Photo by KCNA/UPI | License Photo
Feb. 13 (UPI) — Kim Jong Un could arrive in Vietnam three days before his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, according to a South Korean press report.

Kim, who last met with Trump in Singapore in 2018, could be traveling to Vietnam ahead of schedule in order to visit key industrial sites in Vietnam and hold a summit with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, South Korean television network MBC reported. Continue reading “Report: Kim Jong Un could tour Vietnam ahead of summit with Trump”

Bộ Ngoại giao thông tin về thượng đỉnh Mỹ – Triều dự kiến diễn ra ở VN

 Việt Nam sẵn sàng đóng góp tích cực, phối hợp với các bên liên quan để cuộc gặp thượng đỉnh Hoa Kỳ – Triều Tiên lần 2 thành công, người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao nói.

Hôm nay, trả lời câu hỏi của phóng viên về bình luận của Việt Nam trước phát biểu của Tổng thống Donald Trump trong Thông điệp Liên bang đề cập đến việc thượng đỉnh giữa Hoa Kỳ và Triều Tiên dự kiến diễn ra tại Việt Nam ngày 27-28/2, người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng nêu rõ:

“Việt Nam hoan nghênh việc Hoa Kỳ và Triều Tiên gặp thượng đỉnh lần 2. Việt Nam ủng hộ mạnh mẽ đối thoại nhằm duy trì hòa bình, an ninh, ổn định trên bán đảo Triều Tiên. Continue reading “Bộ Ngoại giao thông tin về thượng đỉnh Mỹ – Triều dự kiến diễn ra ở VN”

Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in Vietnam: report – HÀ NỘI ĐƯỢC CHỐT LÀ NƠI TRUMP VÀ KIM GẶP NHAU LẦN 2

Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in Vietnam: report

Vũ khí hạt nhân – 7 kỳ

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Siêu bom hạt nhân thế hệ mới là cái gì?

02/08/2017 14:16 GMT+7

TTO – Đầu tháng 7-2017, Viện Nghiên cứu hòa bình quốc tế Stockholm đã cảnh báo tình hình hiện đại hóa vũ khí hạt nhân vẫn tiếp tục diễn ra trên thế giới.

Mỹ bắn thử tên lửa đạn đạo liên lục địa Minuteman III đêm 26-4-2017 - Ảnh: Không quân Mỹ
Mỹ bắn thử tên lửa đạn đạo liên lục địa Minuteman III đêm 26-4-2017 – Ảnh: Không quân Mỹ

Không có quốc gia sở hữu vũ khí hạt nhân nào sẵn sàng từ bỏ kho vũ khí hạt nhân trong tương lai gần. Các nước đều tiếp tục phát triển hoặc triển khai thêm các hệ thống vũ khí mới hoặc tuyên bố sẽ làm như thế
Chuyên viên Shannon Kile (Viện Nghiên cứu hòa bình quốc tế Stockholm)

Chín nước gồm năm nước thường trực Hội đồng Bảo an Liên Hiệp Quốc và Ấn Độ, Pakistan, Israel, Triều Tiên đang sở hữu 14.935 đầu đạn hạt nhân, trong đó đã triển khai 4.150 đầu đạn. Continue reading “Vũ khí hạt nhân – 7 kỳ”

Khi ông Kim Jong Un đề nghị đàm phán …

  • DANH ĐỨC – 06.01.2018, 09:26

TTCT– Đề nghị nối lại đàm phán hai miền Nam Bắc Triều Tiên của ông Kim Jong Un trong thông điệp đầu năm 2018 không là một bất ngờ, mà là một diễn biến tất yếu.

Khi ông Kim Jong Un đề nghị đàm phán ...
Những nứt gãy liên Triều bao giờ mới có cơ hội hàn gắn? Ảnh: matzav.com

Ông Kim đã chọn văn phòng Trung ương Đảng Lao động Triều Tiên để đọc bài diễn văn chúc mừng năm mới, hoan ca thắng lợi này, và dùng đại từ “tôi” trong xưng hô để khẳng định vai trò lãnh đạo tối cao của ông với toàn thể Đảng Lao động.

Việc sử dụng đại từ “tôi”, vốn quen thuộc ở những chế độ mà vai trò – chiếc ghế lãnh đạo đồng nhất với trách nhiệm và tài trí cá nhân – người lãnh đạo, gián tiếp quả quyết ông Kim là “tác giả” của những chiến thắng này.

Từ vị trí đó, nhân danh Đảng Lao động và Chính phủ Triều Tiên, ông “chân thành cảm ơn nhân dân và quân đội Triều Tiên đã giành chiến thắng” có một không hai trong “lịch sử 5.000 năm” của đất nước này: một cách nói khác để khẳng định rằng CHDCND Triều Tiên (và ông) mới là Triều Tiên “chính tông”, chứ không phải Hàn Quốc. Continue reading “Khi ông Kim Jong Un đề nghị đàm phán …”

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

 
Photographs showed thousands of tightly packed soldiers and people applauding on Pyongyang’s Kim Il-Sung square, which was decorated with large portraits of the North’s late leaders. (Photo: AFP)

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SEOUL: North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang’s state media said on Saturday (Dec 2), with the regime accusing Washington of “begging for nuclear war” over planned military drills. Continue reading “North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test”

North Korea Assassins Bumped Off Kim Jong Un’s Brother With Deadly Nerve Agent That Could Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ in Chemical War

Newsweek, Pentagon Report By Tom Porter On 11/5/17 at 8:29 AM

North Korea is prepared to use its stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons if war broke out with the U.S. and its allies, according to a letter Pentagon chiefs sent to lawmakers.

The letter, written by Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont, the vice director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, details how a conflict between North Korea and the U.S. could play out. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, the letter notes the difficulty of establishing the “‘best- or worst-case casualty scenarios'” should war break out with North Korea, given the proximity of South Korean capital Seoul to the de-militarised zone and uncertainty over how much warning the U.S. would have of a North Korean attack. Continue reading “North Korea Assassins Bumped Off Kim Jong Un’s Brother With Deadly Nerve Agent That Could Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ in Chemical War”

US bombers fly drill near Korean peninsula

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Handout photo of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer takes-off to fly a bilateral mission with Japanese and South Korea Air Force jets in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan from Anderson AFB in Guam

WASHINGTON: US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday (Nov 2) as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North.

Tensions are high over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and atomic programmes, which in recent months have seen it test ICBMs and carry out its sixth nuclear blast. Continue reading “US bombers fly drill near Korean peninsula”

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take “literally” his country’s threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground.

The official, Ri Yong Pil, told CNN in an exclusive conversation in Pyongyang that the threat made by North Korea’s foreign minister last month should not be dismissed. North Korea “has always brought its words into action,” Ri said, visibly angry.
Speaking on a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly last month, Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister, raised the possibility that North Korea could test a powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in a speech to the UN.

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US, South Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter North Korea threat

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FILE PHOTO – U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is seen during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson in waters around Okinawa southwest of the Korean peninsula

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States began week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula on Monday (Oct 16), amid high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme.

About 40 Navy ships from both countries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are taking part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from Oct 16 to Oct 20, a spokesman for the South’s defence ministry said on Monday. Continue reading “US, South Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter North Korea threat”

Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.

Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve. Continue reading “Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military”

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets

 
A US B1-B bomber. (File photo: AFP/MARWAN NAAMANI)

SEOUL: The U.S. military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday amid high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, South Korea’s military said.

The two B-1B bombers were accompanied by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a news release on Wednesday. Continue reading “US flies bombers over Korean peninsula with South Korean, Japanese fighter jets”

Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump

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FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows Trump in New York and North Korean leader Jong Un in Pyongyang,

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Sunday ( Oct 1) negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear programme would be a waste of time after it emerged that Washington had channels of contact with Pyongyang.

Only hours after his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that US officials were in touch with North Korean counterparts, Trump undercut his top diplomat by declaring on Twitter that any talks would be futile. Continue reading “Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump”