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18th January 2018 – Quoted by Ryan Pickrell - The Daily Caller

These Are The Four Sports North Korea Will Compete In At The Olympics In The South

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea will compete in four different events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to the top organizer. more...

18th January 2018 – CNN

Trump says ‘Russia is not helping’ with North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

US President Donald Trump may have found another whipping boy when it comes to reining in North Korea. On Wednesday, Trump accused the Kremlin of helping North Korea skirt international sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. more...

18th January 2018 – WTVA

North Korea going to the Olympics: 5 Things to Know

Anthony Ruggiero

With a 140-piece orchestra, 230-strong performance squad and its athletes walking under a unified Korean flag, North Korea will be hoping to grab the limelight at next month's Winter Olympics. more...

16th January 2018 – Commentary Magazine

The Method in North Korea’s Madness

Anthony Ruggiero

One of the more improbable geostrategic surprises of recent years has been the revival of the North Korean economy under the direction of Kim Jong Un. Just to be clear, that economy remains pitiably decrepit, horribly distorted, and desperately dependent on outside support. more...

12th January 2018 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Mr. Maximum Pressure

Anthony Ruggiero

'My neighbors probably think I’m nuts,” says Cory Gardner. The fresh-faced senator is from tiny Yuma in northeastern Colorado, a 3,500-person town with “horrible cell service” to the point where he doesn’t get reception inside his house. So when the secretary of state calls, Gardner does what the rest of us would: He goes outside into the cold. 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...

3rd January 2018 – Quoted by Stephen Loiaconi - Sinclair Broadcast Group

As North Korea reopens hotline with South, officials and experts have doubts

Anthony Ruggiero

As North Korea reopened cross-border communications with South Korea Wednesday, leader Kim Jong Un’s newfound willingness to speak with the South has been greeted with reactions ranging from cautious optimism to deep skepticism in the U.S. and within the Trump administration. 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...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by CNN

Tillerson says US won’t set preconditions for North Korea talks

Anthony Ruggiero

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US is ready to talk with North Korea without preconditions, in comments that appeared to signal a shift in State Department policy. more...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by Dave Clark - Agence France-Presse

US ‘ready for direct talks with North Korea’

Anthony Ruggiero

The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. more...

8th December 2017 – Quoted by Yonhap News

N.K. Sanctions haven’t been strong enough: U.S. expert

Anthony Ruggiero

Sanctions against North Korea can be tightened further to induce the regime to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a U.S. expert said Thursday. more...

4th December 2017 – Quoted by Ian Talley - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Accuses Chinese Banks, but Treads Lightly

Anthony Ruggiero

The Trump administration is locked in a diplomatic quandary as it tries to pressure North Korea: How to sanction Pyongyang’s top ally and patron—China—without alienating an economic powerhouse that is arguably the best hope to slow its rogue nuclear-weapons program. more...

1st December 2017 – Quoted by Dwayne Harmon - Newburgh Gazette

‘Major sanctions’ coming against North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

Trump didn't specify what country would impose additional sanctions. "Perhaps more restrictions can be placed on [North Korean] laborers [working in China] or they can be banned completely", he said. Newburgh Gazette http://newburghgazette.com/2017/12/01/major-sanctions-coming-against-north-korea/ more...

1st December 2017 – Quoted by Nirmal Ghosh - Straits Times

Sanctions unlikely to make North back down: Analysts

Anthony Ruggiero

The United States has responded to North Korea's third test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, its most powerful yet, with a call for all nations to cut off diplomatic and trade ties with Pyongyang. more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by Nirmal Ghosh - Straits Times

As time runs out, analysts doubt harsher sanctions can stop Pyongyang

Anthony Ruggiero

The United States has responded to North Korea's third test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, its most powerful yet, with a call for all nations to cut off diplomatic and trade ties with Pyongyang. more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by Daniel Shane - CNN Money

North Korea’s economy: What’s left for Trump to sanction?

Anthony Ruggiero

President Trump says he's getting ready to turn up the heat on North Korea again. But after a heavy clampdown on Kim Jong Un's regime this year, what options are left? more...

24th November 2017 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

North Korean economy keeps humming despite ever-tighter sanctions

Anthony Ruggiero

Despite years of ever-tighter international sanctions, North Korea's economy has proven resilient and seems to have fended off the suffering President Trump has sought to halt the country's nuclear program. more...

22nd November 2017 – Quoted by Donna Borak - CNN Money

Trump administration slaps more sanctions on North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

The Trump administration intensified pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to disband his nuclear weapons program by imposing another round of sanctions -- this time, on one Chinese businessman and several North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels. more...

21st November 2017 – Citado por Agence France Presse

China quiere paz, no guerra con Corea del Norte

Anthony Ruggiero

China pidió el martes diálogo para resolver la cuestión nuclear norcoreana, después de que en la víspera Estados Unidos volviera a integrar a Corea del Norte en la lista de los "Estados que apoyan al terrorismo". more...