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North Korea

30th December 2017 – Quoted by Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller - Associated Press

U.S. declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions anticipated

Anthony Ruggiero

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea‘s “murderous regime” on America‘s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang‘s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader‘s half brother in February. more...

Analysis & Commentary

10th January 2018 – Quoted by Leo Byrne - NK News

Washington “welcomes” inter-Korean Winter Olympics talks: State Department

Anthony Ruggiero

Washington on Tuesday said it welcomes recent talks between North and South Korea regarding the DPRK’s participation at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next month, though warned it would make sure the North’s attendance did not breach UN sanctions. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Adam Taylor - The Washington Post

Is Trump making himself irrelevant on North Korea?

Anthony Ruggiero

There was no shortage of major foreign policy crises to choose from in 2017, but the rapid escalation of tensions with North Korea — and the threat of nuclear war behind them — stood out from the rest. It's also one into which President Trump, an iconoclastic leader who disdains diplomacy and styles himself both a businessman and a brawler, has thrown himself with abandon. more...

3rd January 2018 – Quoted by Leo Byrne and James Byrne - NK News

Seized oil tanker linked to N. Korean networks, investigation reveals

Anthony Ruggiero

The Panamanian-flagged KOTI vessel, which was seized off the west coast of South Korea in late December, is operated by a company linked to several known Chinese weapons smugglers, an investigation by NK News can reveal. more...

30th December 2017 – Quoted by Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller - Associated Press

U.S. declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions anticipated

Anthony Ruggiero

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea‘s “murderous regime” on America‘s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang‘s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader‘s half brother in February. more...