SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.
North Korea on Friday morning accepted South Korea’s proposal for official talks, setting the stage for the two rivals to have person-to-person dialogue next Tuesday.
President Donald Trump took credit Thursday for new dialogue between North Korea and South Korea, tweeting that his firm stand on American might was making the talks happen.
Arm sales by international defense contractors have risen for the first time in five years, due in part to the mounting threat of North Korea’s missile and nuclear ambitions, a Swedish think tank announced Monday.
SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea and the United States launched large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons program that has raised global tensions.
A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea along the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Monday, and was shot by other North Korean troops in the process.