<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[N. Korean Official Responds to Trump's Tweet to N. Korean Leader ]]> A North Korean foreign ministry adviser says Washington should first withdraw its hostile policy toward Pyongyang in order  to continue talks with the regime.  In a statement carried Monday by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA), Kim Kye-gwan responded to U.S. President Donald ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:59:30 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Rules Out Nuke Talks Unless US Lifts 'Hostile Policies']]> North Korea said on Sunday that it would not discuss the issue of its nuclear program unless the United States lifts its "hostile policies" against the regime, denouncing a recent UN human rights resolution against the North. In a statement carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:57:38 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Vessel Carrying N. Korean Coal Unloads in Vietnam After 7 Months ]]> Voice of America said Saturday that a vessel carrying North Korean coal, whose exports are banned, has finally unloaded its cargo in Vietnam after drifting in the seas for over seven months. Citing a local source, VOA said the Hanoi government allowed the vessel Dong Thanh to enter the Port of Ho Chi Minh ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:23:18 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Makes Another Trip to Spa Resort Construction Site]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a repeat trip to a spa resort under construction in South Pyongan Province, revealing his strong will to foster the country’s tourism industry as a source of foreign cash.  The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Friday that Kim once again ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:16:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Warns against S. Korea's Hope to Keep Geumgang Resort Facilities ]]> Anchor: North Korea claims it rejected a South Korean request to visit resort facilities at Mount Geumgang, adding that the South's properties there will be demolished unless Seoul sends workers to do the job themselves. While admitting that it failed to properly update the public about the latest ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:04:23 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea Says Mt. Geumgang Issue Should be Resolved through Mutual Agreement]]> The Unification Ministry on Friday said that the issue of Mount Geumgang tourist facilities should be dealt with through mutual agreement between South Korea and North Korea. Ministry deputy spokesperson Kim Eun-han relayed the stance at a regular press briefing, explaining that establishing mutual ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:38:13 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Says it Sent Ultimatum to S. Korea on Mt. Geumgang Facilities]]> North Korean state-run media said on Friday that Pyongyang sent an ultimatum to Seoul earlier this week that it will unilaterally remove South Korean facilities from its Mount Geumgang resort unless Seoul tears them down on its own. The Korean Central News Agency said that North Korea sent an ultimatum on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:43:07 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Assesses US Defense Chief's Remarks 'Positive']]> North Korea has given a positive response to U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper's comments on Wednesday that he is open to altering military activity in South Korea to support diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea.  In a statement carried by North Korean state media, Kim Yong-chol, who ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:37:23 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea: US Proposed Resumption of Talks in December]]> North Korea's top nuclear envoy said on Thursday that the United States has recently proposed resuming stalled nuclear talks with North Korea in December.  In a statement released by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency, chief nuclear negotiator Kim Myong-gil said that his U.S. counterpart, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:28:49 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Issues Warning over US-S. Korea Military Drills]]> North Korea's highest decision-making body has warned that the United States will face a "greater threat" if it ignores Pyongyang's year-end deadline to salvage nuclear talks, criticizing planned joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea.  North Korea issued the warning on Wednesday in a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:24:14 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Unification Minister to Make First US Trip Next Week ]]> Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul will visit the United States next week for the first time since taking office. The ministry said Tuesday that Kim will visit Washington and Los Angeles from November 17th to the 23rd to attend the annual Korea Global Forum for Peace during which he will give a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:17:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't Stance on Accepting All N. Korean Defectors Unchanged ]]> The South Korean government has affirmed that its stance on accepting all North Korean defectors who enter the South in accordance with due procedures remains unchanged. This follows the deportation of two North Korean sailors who crossed over the Northern Limit Line maritime border into South Korea after ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:22:35 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Criticizes Abe for Condemning Missile Launch]]> North Korea has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for denouncing the North's recent test of what it calls a "super-large" multiple rocket launcher. According to the North's state media, Song Il-ho, North Korea's ambassador for negotiations to normalize relations with Japan, issued ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Criticizes Planned US-S. Korea Air Drill]]> North Korea on Wednesday criticized the United States over a planned joint military drill with South Korea, warning it will not "sit idle" and watch such military activities. In a statement carried by state-run media on Wednesday, North Korean Foreign Ministry official Kwon Jong-gun said the Pentagon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:32:40 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't Again Requests Dialogue with N. Korea over Mt. Geumgang Facilities]]> The government has again invited North Korea to a working-level dialogue to discuss Pyongyang's plan to remove all South Korean facilities at Mount Geumgang.  The Unification Ministry said Wednesday that it sent a message to the North’s Korea-Asia Pacific Peace Committee via the inter-Korean liaison ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 06 Nov 2019 11:06:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Minister: N. Korea's Move on Facility Removal Aimed at Urging Resuming Tours]]> Seoul's Unification Minister says North Korea's notice to the South on its plan to remove South Korean-built facilities at Mount Geumgang appears to be Pyongyang's way of expressing its intent to resume tours to the mountain on its own. Speaking at a National Assembly budget committee ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:30:07 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Unif. Minister: N. Korea's Demand to Remove Facilities Is a Call to Resume Tours]]> Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul says it seems North Korea’s demand for the removal of South Korean facilities at Mount Geumgang aims to press the outside world to resume tours to the mountain resort. Kim made the remark on Tuesday during a full session of the National Assembly’s Special Committee ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:31:43 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[NIS Says N. Korea, US Likely to Hold Working-Level Talks by Dec.]]> South Korea's spy agency expects North Korea and the U.S. to hold working-level talks on denuclearization no later than December. According to lawmakers who attended a closed-door parliamentary audit session of the National Intelligence Service(NIS) on Monday, the NIS said it expects another round of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:42:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Criticizes US over Terrorism Report]]> North Korea has criticized the United States for including the communist regime on its list of state sponsors of terrorism, warning that the window for dialogue between the two countries is narrowing due to such "hostile policy."  A spokesperson for the North's Foreign Ministry made the remarks on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:58:30 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[KCNA: N. Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Embarks on European Tour]]> North Korea's state media said a North Korean delegation left for Sweden on Saturday for a European tour. The Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday that the delegation led by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Son-gyong departed for a tour to European countries – Sweden, Finland and Poland. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:10:31 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Missile Experts Raise Suspicion on N. Korea Rocket Launcher]]> Missile experts assess that the so-called super-large multiple rocket launcher North Korea said it tested on Thursday does not appear to be perfected and could be intercepted by a missile defense system. This is according to Voice of America(VOA) on Saturday, which carried a report citing experts’ ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 02 Nov 2019 14:15:13 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean State Media Criticizes Seoul's Delegation to Japan's Enthronement Event]]> North Korean state-run media has criticized South Korea for sending a delegation to the enthronement ceremony of the new Japanese Emperor Naruhito, calling it a "subservient" act. The propaganda outlet DPRK Today said in a Saturday commentary piece that the delegation dispatch is an "unbearable insult" to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 02 Nov 2019 13:01:27 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Military to Resume Excavation of War Remains in DMZ]]> Anchor: The remains of many brave soldiers who died during the Korean War are unaccounted for to this day. Soon, however, South Korea will resume excavation work at the site of one of the war's fiercest battlegrounds in an effort to finally bring some of the soldiers home. Kim Soyon has more. Report: The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 02 Nov 2019 12:54:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Seoul to Send Reply to Kim Jung-un's Message of Condolence]]> Seoul's presidential office says it will soon send a response to Pyongyang after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter of condolence regarding the passing of President Moon Jae-in's mother.  Presidential Chief of Staff Noh Young-min revealed the plan on Friday during the National ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:40:28 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Says it Tested a 'Super-large' Multiple Rocket Launcher]]> Anchor: North Korea's official newspaper said that the country succeeded in test-firing what it calls a “super-large" multiple rocket launcher on Thursday. The paper said that the test verified the readiness of the rocket system, which it claimed would be a key weapon of the North Korean military.  Celina ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:22:04 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Nat. Sec. Office Chief: Seoul to Work Toward Resuming Dialogue with N. Korea]]> The chief of the presidential National Security Office says the government will work patiently to resume dialogue and cooperation with North Korea together with the international community. Chung Eui-yong made the remark Friday during a National Assembly House Steering Committee inspection of his security ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:45:52 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: N. Korea Fires Two Short-range Projectiles]]> South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said that North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from a western region toward the East Sea on Thursday. The JCS said on Thursday that the projectiles were fired at 4:35 p.m. and 4:38 p.m. from the city of Sunchon, South Pyongan Province, toward the East ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:33:26 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Says it Conducted 'Successful' Multiple Rocket Launcher Test]]> North Korean state media said on Friday that the country conducted another test of "super-large" multiple rocket launchers the previous day, calling it a success. The Korean Central News Agency and the Rodong Sinmun said that the North's Academy of Defense Science succeeded in their test-firing of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:28:02 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Unification Minister Meets Mt. Geumgang Tour Operators following N. Korean Removal Request]]> Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul on Thursday met with the heads of South Korean operators of the suspended Mount Geumgang tour program to discuss North Korea's demand that the operators' facilities be removed from the resort. It was Kim's first meeting with representatives from tour operator Hyundai Asan ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:42:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Leader Sends Condolence Letter to Pres. Moon]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a condolence letter to President Moon Jae-in following the passing of his mother on Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Ko Min-jung told reporters on Thursday that Kim sent the letter on Wednesday. According to Ko, the North Korean leader extended sympathies and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:47:48 +0900 Inter-Korea