(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)
[NFA] A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb program was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump's presidency. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
On Friday, US stocks made gains as hopes for a peaceful transition to the Biden administration offset concerns about soaring COVID-19 cases. Business Insider reports S&P 500 closed at a record high. On Thursday Pres. Donald Trump said he'd hand over power when the Electoral College certifies President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. The US reported 125,082 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. That brought the seven-day average to 163,831, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Deaths topped 254,000, and hospitalizations jumped above 90,000. The stock market's "fear gauge" fell as low as 19.51 on Friday, dropping amid low trading volumes to its lowest level since the pandemic began.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party, the country's ruling party. Before shedding a few tears, he thanked volunteers who responded to the recent flooding in the country.
Tens of thousands of spectators loudly welcomed the leader as he appeared from a building as the clock struck midnight.
It’s unusual for North Korea to hold a military parade in the middle of the night, although such conditions may provide benefits in protecting sensitive information about weapons that were rolled out.
This week’s festivities are designed as a major event to glorify Kim Jong-un’s achievements as leader of North Korea.
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South Korea's military said on Wednesday it had taken into custody a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified border with North Korea into the South, prompting an urgent search operation. Libby Hogan reports.
The differences in approach to foreign relations between President Trump and his democratic rival Joe Biden are arguably as pronounced as any two candidates from their parties have ever been. They have contrasting views on Russia, North Korea, China and the European Union amongst others. View on euronews
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Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined. Gloria Tso reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts and other performers in a large-scale celebration on Sunday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. Emer McCarthy reports.
Kim Jong-un has revealed a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a massive military parade marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party.
The Supreme Leader warned that his country would “fully mobilise” its nuclear force if threatened.
Addressing the crowds at the parade, Kim also praised North Korean citizens for their efforts against the spread of Covid-19, claiming the country recorded zero cases.
This comes as the secretive communist nation is facing its worst economic crisis in 10 years. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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..