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David Brunnstrom

U.S. sanctions Iran's nuclear research unit, urges Tehran to negotiate

Mar 22 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on 14 people and 17 entities connected to an Iranian research organization it said had played a central role in the country's past nuclear weapons effort and which remains active.

North Korea quits liaison office in setback for South after new U.S. sanctions

Mar 22 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea on Friday pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North Korea summit broke down last month. | Video

U.S. imposes first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

Mar 22 2019

WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme, the first such steps since a U.S.-North Korean summit collapsed last month.

UPDATE 6-U.S. imposes first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

Mar 22 2019

WASHINGTON, March 21 The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since a U.S.-North Korean summit collapsed last month.

North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freeze

Mar 15 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a senior diplomat said on Friday, according to news reports from the North's capital. | Video

U.S. says China's treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses 'since the 1930s'

Mar 13 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Wednesday slammed human rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen "since the 1930s."

U.S. says North Korea diplomacy 'very much alive,' but it's watching rocket site

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON The chief U.S. envoy for North Korea said on Monday that "diplomacy is still very much alive" with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month, but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch.

Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing

Mar 08 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite the collapse last week of their second summit. | Video

North Korea state media says people blame U.S. for summit breakdown

Mar 08 2019

WASHINGTON/SEOUL North Korean state media acknowledged a fruitless summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Friday, saying people were blaming the United States for the lack of an agreement. | Video

Understanding Kim: Inside the U.S. effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader

Mar 07 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong Un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge – figuring out a secretive North Korean ruler few people know much about. | Video

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