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  1. North Korea rejects Libya model in nuclear row

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destruction. 'Libya has carried out its declaration to renounce the nuclear weapons programme but the United States failed to deliver on its promises to Libya in good faith,' North Korean ... Libya's drive to build weapons of mass destruction. In response, the US lifted sanctions against the African state and restored diplomatic relations. The North Korean weekly said Washington had ...

  2. Why Beijing bothers with North Korea

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson North Korea warned recently that if the United States attacked with nuclear weapons, it would respond by firing ballistic missiles at US military bases in Japan, turning ... of Malacca and Singapore, and other relatively narrow waterways in Southeast Asia, Beijing hopes that progress in the six-party talks will make North Korea less of a focus for international concern ...

  3. China- North Korea's wary protector

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... tensions. But US officials say that China now has critical leverage over North Korea because it supplies some 90 per cent of the fuel needed by the impoverished state, as well as a majority of other aid, including food. America and its allies cut off free shipments of oil after North Korean officials reportedly confirmed to the United States in 2002 that Pyongyang had a secret programme ...

  4. Korea slips off the radar in US presidential primaries

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... It would, he wrote, 'require tough and persistent US diplomacy to unite the world, including China and Russia, behind efforts to contain the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea ... nominations about North Korea's nuclear weapons. And none of the hundreds of reporters covering all the candidates has raised the issue of North Korea. As the race to succeed US President George ...

  5. N Korea unlikely to give up its atomic arsenal

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to keep them. North Korea joined the nuclear club of the United States, China, India, France, Britain, Russia, Pakistan and, it is widely believed, Israel, when it exploded its first nuclear ... in South Korea, the United States, and China- not to mention [Vladimir] Putin's recent re-election- in 2012, none of the stakeholders want Pyongyang to rock the boat.' In Seoul, any ...

  6. Former envoy attacks US stance over North Korea

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nuclear weapons programme if it wins a second term, according to a former top Washington pointman on North Korea. Charles Pritchard, a special envoy to Pyongyang under the Clinton and Bush ... in their approaches. 'If Bush wins another term, I foresee that there is likely to be a tightening of the noose on North Korea, economically and diplomatically,' he said. Mr Pritchard was sharply ...

  7. China needs to bring N Korea back to the table

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The world has long been used to attention-seeking provocations by North Korea's troublesome dictatorship to compensate for its relative international isolation, though it has never ... conservatives in the Bush administration have been scathing in their criticism of a visit to North Korea in 2000 by Madeleine Albright, then president Bill Clinton's secretary of state. With a gun ...

  8. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the United States is going to always maintain a military presence in the Pacific.' Yet, evidence abounds that the North Korean army is incapable of invading South Korea with any chance ... Richard Halloran When US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta was in Hawaii last week, he was asked why the US still has troops in South Korea when North Korea's conventional forces ...

  9. Unity on North Korea a breakthrough for UN

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The world has finally sent North Korea and other nations intent on ignoring international rules on weapons proliferation the clear message that their actions will not be tolerated. ... not detract from its effectiveness; in the week that the council votes on Iran's nuclear programme, North Korea has nonetheless been told to end its provocations or face a tougher approach. ...

  10. It's time to get tough with North Korea

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan Li Po Chun United World College In 1968, the US Navy's ship USS Pueblo was caught in North Korean waters. The country hailed the boat's capture as a great victory ... like this as huge successes. The same happened with the recent shelling by North Korea of the small South Korean island of Yeonpyong. Foreign observers speculate that the unprovoked attack ...




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