(SOUNDBITE) TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON SAYING: "I think the strategic decision that Kim Jong Un is operating through is that he will do whatever he can to keep a deliverable nuclear weapons capability and to develop and enhance it further.." President Trump's ousted national security adviser John Bolton appeared to critique Trump's stance on North Korea on Monday… saying Pyongyang had no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons... (SOUNDBITE) TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON SAYING: "Perhaps they'll be a little less delighted now that I can speak in unvarnished terms now/ It seems to be clear that the DPRK has not made a strategic decision to give up its nuclear weapons.
In fact, I think the contrary is true…/ (overlay with pic of Kim Jong Un) He may try to get relief from international sanctions, he may make some concessions, but under current circumstances, he will never give up the nuclear weapons voluntarily" Bolton, a harsh critic of North Korea, warned against stalling on negotiations or waiting on a resolution with Pyongyang and Iran because that would only give those countries more time to plan and produce nuclear weapons… The foreign policy hawk also said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank event that it might not be an encouraging sign that there are no nuclear testings done at the moment..
(SOUNDBITE) TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON SAYING: "One very good, very troubling reason why there is no more testing of nuclear weapons for the moment or of long range missiles is that North Korea has in its judgement for well or ill, finished testing and can produce warheads and long-range ballistic missiles" (SOUNDBITE) PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING: "there's been no nuclear testing for a long time.
A long time." Trump has hailed North Korea's testing freeze as a triumph of his diplomacy..
On Monday, Bolton, who Trump called a "disaster' on North Korea policy, was asked about Trump's friendship with Kim Jong Un.
(SOUNDBITE) VICTOR CHA, SENIOR ADVISER AND KOREA EXPERT CAMERA AT CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, SAYING: "So then is his so-called 'bromance' diplomacy the best way to try to get to that point?" BOLTON: "I'm not going to comment on that." (LAUGHTER)
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government has taken the "swift and decisive action necessary" by reimposing lockdown restrictions in Bolton and Trafford today. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
[NFA] The group that manages U.S. presidential election debates said on Wednesday it will take steps to bring order to the final two contests between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, following widespread criticism. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Responding to President Donald Trump's vaccine claims at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Trump is the "same man who told you this would go away by Easter."
A 'terrible missed opportunity.' That's how moderator Chris Wallace summed up Tuesday's debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Business Insider reports Trump repeatedly interrupted both the Democratic nominee and Wallace throughout the 90-minute debate. Trump relentlessly talked over and insulted Biden, prompting the former vice president to scold Trump within the first 20 minutes of the debate.
Republican U.S. Senators including Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John Cornyn and Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted Tuesday night's presidential debate and denounced President Trump for not condemning white supremacy when he was asked to do so.
Kim Jong-un has praised North Korea’s military for rebuilding a typhoon-hit village “as a socialist fairyland”.
The Supreme Leader was visiting an area in the south of the country, which has recently been struck by three typhoons.
After vanishing from public view and ongoing speculation about his health, Kim has made a series of appearances while leading the recovery efforts.
The communist country mobilised 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to help the damaged regions. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
North Korea has mobilised thousands of workers from its capital Pyongyang to help the nation’s countryside regions recently struck by a powerful typhoon.
After surveying the damage, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wrote an open letter to members of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, urging them to volunteer in the recovery effort.
About 12,000 people answered his call, attending a ceremony outside the Kumsusan Palace in the capital, where the bodies of past leaders Kim Il Sung and Kimg Jong Il are kept.
The communist country is reeling from three typhoons and a storm in just a month, on top of a self-imposed international lockdown against Covid-19. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited areas struck by a typhoon and called for 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to join in the recovery efforts.
North Korean state-run TV showed footage of Kim and other officials surveying the damage in a rural and coastal area in South Hamgyong province.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim said that "the conditions of the overall coastline of our country are poor and sea dikes were not properly built.”
State media did not report any injuries or deaths, but the country’s main newspaper said that local officials will be “gravely punished” for failing to evacuate residents. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
According to a confidential UN report, North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has "probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles." Gloria Tso reports.
When she first met a mysterious man who introduced himself as Dr Seong, a South Korea spy, the woman thought she had found a father figure to help her start a new life after fleeing from her home in North Korea. But things went bad when Seong and a colleague began to sexually abuse her. Olivia Chan reports.
A South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week was questioned in North Korean waters before being shot dead by troops who then doused his body in oil and set it on fire, South Korea's military said on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports
Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile, after a flurry of activity was detected at a naval base. Emer McCarthy reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday. North Korea has recently been battered by some of the wettest monsoon rains the country has ever seen. Adam Reed reports.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin joins guest host Matthew Cooke on PoliticKING to discuss the new U.S. sanctions against Iran and assess President Donald Trump's choice for his new..