Rappler's latest stories on denuclearization
US President Donald Trump once again says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'like' each other amid the latter's threats about a 'new strategic weapon'
'This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another,' says Pope Francis in Nagasaki, Japan
US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun holds talks with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts
(3rd UPDATE) South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Pyongyang's latest move had 'an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires'
'He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!' tweets US President Trump
The country's officials are deliberating different options and measures, including pulling out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, says Iran's foreign minister
Little progress has been made on North Korea's nuclear weapons one year since the historic summit between the two countries
North Korea 'needs guarantees of its security, the preservation of its sovereignty,' Russian President Vladimir Putin says after talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump backs the suggestion, pointing to his 'excellent relationship' with Kim Jong Un
The photos by the firm DigitalGlobe show the presence of cars and trucks at the site on February 22
Barber Le Tuan Duong is overrun with customers since word got out about his free dos, a gesture he's offering out of sheer excitement for the February 27-28 Kim-Trump meeting in Hanoi
'For us, the era of peace and prosperity on the peninsula has drawn closer,' says President Moon Jae-in in his first comments since the summit was announced
Delivering his State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump says the time and place are set: Vietnam on February 27 and 28
With the letter, the North Korean is more determined to attend the second Kim-Trump summit set next month
(3rd UPDATE) President Xi Jinping says China 'supports the DPRK and the United States holding summits and achieving results'
The unannounced trip has been largely shrouded in secrecy. Beyond confirming Kim Jong-un's presence in Beijing, there has been no detail provided from either the North Korean or Chinese side on his schedule.
Kim Jong Un earlier says that North Korea could take a different approach to nuclear talks if US economic sanctions remain in place
(3rd UPDATE) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the North may be 'compelled to explore a new path' for defending the country's sovereignty if the US 'remains unchanged' in their stance against sanctions
(UPDATED) Kim Jong Un 'expressed an intention to meet with Moon frequently in 2019' to pursue peace and 'solve the issue of denuclearizing the peninsula together,' says Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in
North Korea urges the United States to give up the 'delusion' of forcing the country to give up its nuclear arsenal 'unilaterally' through 'pressure and coercion'
North Korea's warning on Sunday, December 16, comes days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on 3 senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses
Moon and Kim have met 3 times in 2018 amid warming ties between the two Koreas, with South Korea hoping to host a first-ever visit by Kim to Seoul before year's end
(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved
South Korean President Moon Jae-in calls on the United States to move towards the nuclear-armed North's demands for a declaration the Korean War is over
Seoul's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says demanding an inventory of North Korea's nuclear assets risks, at this stage, derailing the process
'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
An analyst says President Moon Jae-in may try to convince North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to verbally commit to providing a list of the country's existing nuclear program
'A new chapter in history is open here today,' says South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon
The meeting will be the third between the leaders of North and South Korea this year and comes as talks between Washington and Pyongyang over dismantling the North's nuclear arsenal have stalled
A senior Chinese official says his country hopes that North Korea and the US could implement the outcome of the June nuclear summit in Singapore and work to preserve peaceful talks
'Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims 'unwavering faith in President Trump.' Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!' Trump writes on Twitter.
'All parties concerned should... show more sincerity and flexibility, instead of being capricious and put the blame on others,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang
US President Donald Trump feels that they have not made 'sufficient progress' in plans to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula
The country's state media also urges US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to 'brush aside' speculation from opponents over the North's intentions
'Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming a far more normal matter,' State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says
(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
North Korea has flouted the cap on exports of coal, petroleum, weapons, and other products through illegal ship-to-ship transfers, rendering the sanctions hailed by UN 'ineffective'
(UPDATED) A confidential UN report warns that Pyongyang has resorted to 'massive increase' of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products to circumvent sanctions over its nuclear weapons program
(UPDATED) 'Our expectation is exactly what the president and Kim Jong Un jointly agreed to in Singapore, and that is the denuclearization of North Korea,' says the State Secretary's spokeswoman
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is tasked with negotiating a plan to achieve the 'complete denuclearization' of the Korean peninsula
The assessment comes on the heels of a landmark meeting between the North's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump promising denuclearization
(UPDATED) The Singapore meeting failed to clearly define denuclearization or produce a specific timeline towards dismantling the North Korea's atomic weapons arsenal
'I am continuing for one year the national emergency with respect to North Korea,' says US President Donald Trump in a statement
'Following achievements made in the US-North Korea summit, we will halt drills involving residents for the time being,' Yoshihide Suga tells reporters, confirming earlier reports
'They've already blown up one of their big test sites. In fact, it was actually 4 of their big test sites. And the big thing is, it will be a total denuclearization, which is already starting,' the US president says
Abe also expressed a readiness to finance denuclearization costs in North Korea.
(UPDATED) 'We believe that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency... that we must do this quickly,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says of the effort to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons.
'North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearization,' says US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
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(UPDATED) Officials say General Kim Yong-Chol will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York on Wednesday, May 30, or Thursday, May 31