Contents tagged with North Korea

  • Mongolia wants to host the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un

    The meeting of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and the president of the United States Donald Trump could take place in Mongolia. The Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar announced that the country is open to hosting the summit.

    "We are open. Mongolia’s main goal is to facilitate the continuation of the dialogue,” said the minister, as quoted by RIA Novosti. According to Tsogtbaatar, Mongolian authorities also invited the DPRK leader to visit the country on an official visit as this year …

  • Kremlin invites Kim Jong-un to Russia

    The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un received an invitation to visit Russia, reports Interfax.

    “Russian officials have invited the North Korean leader to visit Russia. The dates and place will be agreed via diplomatic channels, "- said Kremlin’s representative.

    Earlier, the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing an informed diplomatic source in South Korea, reported that the North Korean leader is likely to visit Russia. “ …

  • USA imposes sanctions against Russian company for illegal transfer of funds to North Korea

    On September 13th, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions against two companies registered in Russia and China using North Korean capital. Both companies are engaged in the field of information technology.

    According to US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Chinese company China Silver Star, established by a North Korean citizen, Jong Song Hwa and its Russia-based sister company Volasys Silver Star, registered in Vladivostok, were engaged in the  transfer” of “illicit revenue to …

  • Kim Jong-un confirms his intention to visit Russia

    During a meeting with the Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un confirmed his readiness to visit Russia,RIA Novosti reports.

    “He said he does not want to postpone this meeting and now through diplomatic channels, the process of setting a time and place for the visit can begin,” noted Matviyenko.

    At the same time, she added that because of a tight schedule, Kim Jong-un cannot visit the Eastern Economic Forum, to which Russian …

  • Russia resumes coal exports via North Korea

    Acting governor of the Primorsky Krai (the Far East region of Russia), Andrei Tarasenko stated that Russia has resumed coal supplies for export through the North Korean port Rajin, Interfax reports.

    “Today here [in Primorsky Krai], we have sent the first coal train to Rajin where we started to use their port facilities,” Tarasenko announced. He added that this route does not violate sanctions because there are no restrictions on the port infrastructure.

    Earlier, the Ambassador of Russia in …

  • US considers cutting Russia off from dollar system

    The US has decided to help the Russian government attain “victory over the dollar”, a goal proclaimed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in May, finanz.ru writes.

    The bill to expand the sanctions (“Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018”), put forward by a group of senators from both parties of US Congress, in addition to prohibiting investments in Russian government debt and demanding the return of Crimea to Ukraine, proposes to recognize Russia as a state sponsoring …

  • US Treasury Department imposes sanctions against Russian bank

    On Friday, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on a Russian bank, saying that the bank helped North Korea to circumvent the United Nations bans on the nuclear and missile programs of Pyongyang.

    According to the US Department of Treasury, “Moscow’s Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank facilitated a significant transaction on behalf of an individual designated for weapons of mass destruction-related activities in connection with North Korea”.

    The US Treasury’s press release states that the …

  • Kim Jong-un's private jet spotted in Russia

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's private plane was spotted at Vladivostok airport on Monday, July 9, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports.The plane was at the airport for about three hours. It remains unknown whether Kim Jong-un was on board the aircraft or not.

    Yonhap assumes that the plane could have brought to Vladivostok the officials engaged in preparations for the North Korean leader's possible visit to Russia as part of the Eastern Economic Forum.

    In late May, Foreign Minister of …

  • Russia's Gazprom to build pipeline through North Korea

    Another Russian pipeline to Asia, announced by billionaire and major Gazprom contractor Gennady Timchenko in May, will pass through North Korea.

    Gazprom, which is already engaged in the construction of gas pipelines to Turkey, the EU and China with a total cost of $25 billion, is negotiating a new construction project with South Korea, Gazprom deputy chairman Vitaly Markelov announced on Friday.

    The project in question was mentioned in a memorandum with the South Korean company Cogas in 2008, …

  • Putin receives message from Kim Jong-un

    Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam sent a message from head of state Kim Jong-un to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin replied by inviting the leader of North Korea to Russia,reported TASS.

    "I have the honor to convey to you sincere greetings from Kim Jong-un," said the Korean politician.

    At the meeting, Putin mentioned the summit between the leader of North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that this meeting staved off the …