Denuclearisation

    • North Korea rebuilds structures at rocket site

      North Korea rebuilds structures at rocket site

      Just a few days after the US-North Korea summit ended in a stalemate, satellite images showed last week that a “rapid rebuilding” is taking place at a partially disassembled missile test facility in North Korea. News initially came from two monitoring groups, the Centre for Strategic Studies and 38 North, which published separately commercial satellite imagery.

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    • Report unveils over 20 secret North Korean missile bases

      Report unveils over 20 secret North Korean missile bases

      With a second US - North Korea nuclear summit looming in late February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea. But it is only one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, a new report from Beyond Parallel - a defense think tank, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reveals. News comes after an announcement Friday that President Donald Trump "looks forward" to meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un next month "at a place to be announced at a later date" to continue talks on denuclearisation.

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    • Second US-NK summit to be held in Hanoi

      Second US-NK summit to be held in Hanoi

      US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are set to choose Hanoi for their second face-to-face meeting, reports from a South Korean media read. According to the newspaper Munhwa Ilbo, which cites diplomatic sources from Seoul and Washington, US officials have already met their North Korean counterparts in the Vietnamese capital in December to adjust scheduling for the reunion.

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    • Two Koreas to remove weapons at border

      Two Koreas to remove weapons at border

      North and South Korea agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom - the "truce town" that straddles their border. The move comes shortly after troops from both sides started removing about 800,000 landmines buried along the border with the aim of reducing tension between the two countries. The announcement also comes amid expressed US concerns that the inter-Korean military initiative could undermine defense readiness.

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    • North Korea estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons

      North Korea estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons

      Estimates on the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60. Furthermore Pyongyang is believed to have produced another 50kg of weaponised plutonium, enough for 8 bombs, the South's unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament on Monday, marking the first time Seoul has made public remarks about the size of the Pyongyang’s secretive haul of atomic weapons, citing intelligence authorities.

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    • North, South Korea vow to end war

      North, South Korea vow to end war

      South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared they had made a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula during their third summit, signing a comprehensive set of agreements. The two leaders stood side by side after their second day of talks in Pyongyang as they announced the concrete moves they have made to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula once and for all - something they first committed to at their April summit.

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