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North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in U.S.

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:18 AM

'The recent deadlock is because the US relies on coercive measures which are lethal to trust-building,' North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho tells the UN General Assembly

NORTH KOREA IN UN. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on September 29, 2018, at the United Nations in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Top U.S. diplomat to return to North Korea as Trump hails Kim

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to return to Pyongyang in October to move ahead on efforts for 'the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK'

North Korea slams 'alarming' U.S. impatience on denuclearization

Aug 04, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'As long as the US does not show in practice its strong will to remove our concerns, there will be no case whereby we will move forward first unilaterally,' says North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on May 29, 2018, shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) in Washington, DC on May 29, 2018; and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol in Pyeongchang on February 25, 2018.  Pompeo will meet in New York this week Kim amid intensifying US-North Korean summit preparations, the White House said on May 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / Mandel NGAN AND Patrick Semansky

North Korea's top diplomat meets Swedish leaders

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:02 AM

Ri Yong Ho meeets Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom a week after US President Donald Trump agrees to a historic summit with the North Korean leader

RI YONG HO IN SWEDEN. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (C) leaves the Swedish goverment building Rosenbad in central Stockholm on March 16, 2018. Photo by Vilhelm Stokstad/TT News Agency/AFP

Pyongyang urges UN to welcome inter-Korean thaw

Feb 02, 2018 - 12:41 PM

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says his country will not 'sit idle' as the United States engages in a 'sinister act of throwing a wet blanket over our efforts'

FLYING SOUTH. A North Korean national flag (top center L) and other nations' flags flutter over the Athletes Village in Gangneung on February 1, 2018 ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. File photo by Yonhap/AFP

North Korean foreign minister set to visit Cuba

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Communist Cuba is one of North Korea's few remaining allies

NOKOR VISIT. File photo of the Cuban flag, on October 18, 2012 in Havana. AFP/Stringer

U.S. labels North Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defenses

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:03 PM

White House: 'We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd'

This picture taken on February 15, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a national meeting at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il. KCNA via KNS/AFP

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Sep 26, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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North Korea says Trump has declared war

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:07 AM

(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho responds to Trump, who had warned on Twitter at the weekend that North Korea 'won't be around much longer' if it keeps up its threats

NORTH KOREA'S TOP DIPLOMAT. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho departs after speaking to reporters at the UN Millenium Plaza hotel on September 25, 2017 in New York City. Amir Levy/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte tells North Korean minister: 'We'd be good dialogue partner'

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warmly welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho to Manila

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Aug 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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U.S.' Tillerson, China, North Korea ministers attending ASEAN meetings in PH

Aug 02, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will be in Manila to dialogue with their Southeast Asian counterparts

North Korea seeks Southeast Asian support in row with US

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Tensions have soared in the region in recent weeks in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests and tough rhetoric from Washington on the isolated nation s rogue weapons program

SEEKING ASEAN SUPPORT. This file photo released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 8, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a photo session with military education officers at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang, which took place on November 4 and 5, 2015.  File photo by KCNA VIA KNS/ AFP

US, North Korea trade barbs over nuclear weapon tests

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:22 PM

Ri Yong Ho Pyongyang s newly appointed foreign minister accuses the US of being behind the failure of the long dormant 6 party talks on the country s nuclear program

RI YONG-HO. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho (L) arrives to attend the 23rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Retreat Session in Vientiane, Laos, July 26, 2016. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

North Korea appoints new foreign minister

May 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Ri Yong Ho a career diplomat represented Pyongyang in the now stalled talks aimed at curbing the North s nuclear weapons program

epa02835948 North Korean chief nuclear envoy Ri Yong-ho talks to media after a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Wi Sung-lac at the sideline of the 44th Asean Ministerial Meeting in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia on 22 July 2011. The chief nuclear envoys of South and North Korea held talks on Friday, in what was the first-ever meeting on nuclear issues between the two Koreas and a possible attempt to resume the six-party talks. EPA/MADE NAGI

North Korea army chief removed from all posts

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:40 PM

North Korea s army chief has been removed from all his posts due to illness state media announced Monday July 16 which analysts said showed new leader Kim Jong Un tightening his control over the powerful military

This photo taken on April 13, 2012 shows North Korean military chief Ri Yong-Ho at a ceremony in Pyongyang. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones