North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting where officials agreed to strengthen the country's nuclear deterrent, a move that Trump administration officials criticized. Pyongyang also cut all communication lines with Seoul, but South Korean President Moon remains committed to inter-Korean dialogue.
South Korea’s president said there is “trust and will for dialogue,” but it appears no talks are scheduled.
Executive director Daryl Kimball describes recent discussions by senior Trump administration officials to resume U.S. nuclear weapons testing and the effect such would have on global security and arms control. (May 29, 2020)
North Korea has continued to test new missile systems and develop other new weapons as the United States aims to press sanctions.
Pyongyang tests short-range missiles in military exercises.
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A North Korean leadership shake-up may indicate a harder line on nuclear talks with the United States.
North Korea is no longer bound to its self-imposed mortarium on nuclear and long-range missile testing, multiple officials have announced. As the United States and South Korea work to promote peninsular peace and revitalize U.S.-North Korean diplomacy, Pyongyang maintains that future negotiations are contingent on a shift in U.S. policy.
North Korea will no longer bide earlier unilateral commitments to refrain from nuclear and long-range missile testing.
The three nations have been engaged in discussions while U.S.-North Korean diplomacy gains larger headlines.
Tensions mount as the United States and North Korea continue to each issue provocative statements ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for denuclearization negotiations. Despite the U.S. good-faith suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea, satellite imagery indicates that nuclear and missile development in North Korea is ongoing.
Rapidly advancing cybertechnology threatens to undermine traditional thinking on when the use of nuclear weapons may be provoked.
NATO’s secretary-general outlines why arms control measures provide for alliance security.
Washington and Pyongyang made little progress at latest round of talks.
Working-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea hit a roadblock this month after negotiators failed to agree on steps toward a denuclearization and peace process. The Trump Administration appears optimistic about future bilateral negotiations despite Pyongyang’s recent missile provocations and warning of a resumption of long-range ballistic missile tests.