“Someone could buy it and turn it into a party boat or cruise ship and the money could ultimately go toward victims of terrorism,” a former federal prosecutor said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with Trump, but set the year’s end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy.
President Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that the president “likes” leader Kim Jong Un and doesn’t think they’re necessary.
An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was freed from custody Monday after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her.
Satellite images suggest that North Korea could be preparing to launch a missile or space rocket in the near future, analysts said Friday, signaling a potential blow to US-North Korea relations.
The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for the verifiable dismantling of the North’s nuclear sites.
The decision announced by both countries Sunday came after President Trump complained about the cost of joint drills even as his high-stakes second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed last week.
Officials familiar with the talks describe a North Korean delegation that came into the summit fully expecting they would leave with a deal. Instead, Kim and his team left Hanoi bewildered.
Both sides seemed determined to put a good face on the summit, which President Donald Trump said was generally friendly and constructive.
It was an emotional moment outside of the Hanoi Hilton for some Marines who’d fought in the Vietnam War, reuniting to heal some old battle wounds and to remember their fallen comrades.
It was clear early on that no deal would come out of the two leaders’ summit in Hanoi, WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green writes. One expert on the region is “surprised and disappointed,” while another tells Green there could be a silver lining.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the leaders had a “very good and constructive meeting” and discussed ways to advance “denuclearization and economic driven concepts.”
U.S. President Donald Trump enthusiastically waved a tiny Vietnamese flag Wednesday as he sought to convince North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that his nation could thrive economically like Vietnam if he would end his pursuit of nuclear weapons.
TV footage and photos distributed by the North’s state-run news agency showed Kim inspecting a guard of honor at the Pyongyang station before waving from the train.
Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in Singapore opened a path to peace. But there is not yet a concrete plan for how denuclearization could be implemented.
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