North Korea has announced it will not take part in a historic upcoming summit with the United States if the US makes it give up its nuclear weapons.
The vision of a world without nuclear weapons is history. In its annual report, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has criticized the ongoing development of new nuclear weapons.
In the afterglow of the US-North Korea summit, Pyongyang's deplorable human rights record lurks in the shadows. Observers say that there can be no progress until the Kim regime accepts major humanitarian reforms.
President Donald Trump said "excitement is in the air" in Singapore ahead of his meeting with Kim Jong Un. North Korean state media heralded the summit as "a changed era" for Washington and Pyongyang.
The historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a success — primarily for Pyongyang and Beijing. But there was also a silver lining for Washington.
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