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Kim Jong Un - North Korea Politics News

Kim Jong-un took on the mantle of North Korea's supreme leadership with little political or military experience behind him. Kim Jong-il, North Korea's "Dear Leader", was in the process of grooming him as his successor when he died in December 2011. Immediately after his father's death, the younger Kim was hailed as "the great successor". He was named head of the party, state and army within a fortnight of his father's death.

Since then, he has shown he is committed to the advancement of North Korea's weapons programme, ordering four nuclear tests and several missile tests.

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Sanctions - Sanctioned - Sanction News

Washington was playing a “double game”, said a lengthy commentary carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency, and was “little short of destroying” the rare diplomatic opportunity between the two.

“Hostile policy and reciprocity can not go together,” it said, and negotiations would not move forward “an inch with an obstacle called sanctions. The US… is responding to good faith with evil,” it added.Here's the full story.

Ri Yong Ho - North Korea Politics News - United Nations News Today

Ri Yong Ho told the world body’s annual General Assembly that North Korea had taken “significant goodwill measures” in the past year, such as stopping nuclear and missiles tests, dismantling the nuclear test site, and pledging not to proliferate nuclear weapons and nuclear technology.

“However, we do not see any corresponding response from the U.S.. Without any trust in the U.S. there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first.” Here's the full story.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in

North and South Korea opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong on Friday as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang next week.

“A new chapter in history is open here today,” South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon told a ceremony, calling the office “another symbol of peace jointly created by the South and the North”.Here's the full story.