There was never a public explanation for why the orphans were ordered home, but both the film and experts speculate that Kim could have been concerned about the young North Koreans being too influenced by a foreign culture at a time when there were some anti-Soviet protests in Eastern Europe and calls for political reforms. … [Read more...] about New film tells tale of North Korean orphans sent to Europe
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The statement, from an arm of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, excoriated Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, for criticising the Communist Party of China during a televised interview Sunday. In the interview, Mr. Pompeo accused the Chinese party of being “intent upon the destruction of Western ideas, Western democracies, Western values.” … [Read more...] about North Korea lashes out at U.S., saying China eclipses it
Mr. Kim entered 2020 vowing to bolster his nuclear deterrent in face of “gangster-like” U.S. sanctions and pressure.” Ms. Choe’s statement followed a series of similar declarations by the North that it would no longer gift Mr. Trump with high-profile meetings he could boast of as his foreign policy achievements unless it gets something substantial in return. … [Read more...] about North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S.
FILE PHOTO: Hyon Song Wol, head of the North Korean Samjiyon art troupe takes a photo of Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-Hui (C) ahead of the welcoming ceremony of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam March 1, 2019. Luong Thai Linh/Pool via REUTERS … [Read more...] about North Korea says no need to sit down with U.S. for talks
Suzanne Scholte of the Defense Forum Foundation said, "There is no nation on Earth that has a higher moral obligation to the suffering people [in North Korea] than [South] Korea. They should be at the forefront of advocating for the improvement of human rights in North Korea." … [Read more...] about Int’l Activists Accuse Moon of Ignoring N.Koreans’ Human Rights