CIA Director Met High-Level North Korean Defector

CIA Director Mike Pompeo

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Pompeo discussed insurrection against Kim Jong Un during S. Korea visit

CIA Director Mike Pompeo discussed the potential for fomenting an insurrection against the Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea with a high-level defector, according to U.S. intelligence officials.

The meeting between Pompeo and Thae Yong Ho, one of the highest-ranking North Korean officials to defect to South Korea, took place during the CIA director’s visit to South Korea earlier this month. Continue reading

U.S. and North Korea have been secretly discussing having ‘talks about talks’

 

The United States and North Korea have been actively discussing the possibility of returning to denuclearization talks, raising the prospect of a new round of diplomacy even as Washington takes a tougher line against Pyongyang.

“We want to test if they have an interest in resuming negotiations,” a senior U.S. administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “I think we’ve made it very clear that we would like to see them take some steps first.”

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China’s deepening role in Pakistan’s nuclear development

International concerns have been raised by Pakistan’s growing nuclear arsenal, while Beijing has faced much criticism for its co-operation over nuclear energy with Islamabad.

Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who turned the country nuclear in 1998, sought Chinese assistance in the field of civil nuclear technology to overcome the country’s energy crisis during a meeting with visiting Premier Li Keqiang in Islamabad last month. Continue reading

NKorea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. Continue reading

Nuclear Testing in China’s Western Territory

As the United States has developed the illusion that disarmament would be a demonstration of “moral strength”, and as the nuclear arsenal ages, a rising dragon flouts international agreements and continues to make gains and the upper hand in nuclear weapons capability.

Exclusive interview with a Chinese military veteran

Nuclear Tests Ongoing

Nuclear tests are still being conducted at Lop Nor even after China signed a test ban treaty in 1996.

The CCP rushed its last official nuclear explosion test on July 29th, 1996, right before a United Nations ban. On the same day, the CCP announced that it would suspend nuclear testing, and on Sept. 24, 1996 then CCP Foreign Affair Minister Qian Qichen signed the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty along with 60 other countries at the United Nations in New York.

But according to Liu, the tests have not been halted. The CCP has continued its nuclear tests after 1996. It has never stopped. They do the tests at the base or underground on a smaller scale, so it’s not easy for the outside world to detect, he said.

“A former fellow soldier, who is still working on the base, told me this in person the year before last,” Liu said. “The CCP’s way of doing things is gangster style: never leave evidence or written proof. Everything is passed on verbally by people from the top down.”

Liu said, in September 1986 the CCP allowed the Pakistani government to also conduct nuclear testing at the Lop Nor site.

“Pakistani nuclear experts were wearing People’s Liberation Army uniforms at our nuclear testing site. If they were ever spotted by outsiders, they might be mistaken for Uyghur soldiers. But we all knew that there was not a single Uyghur soldier in our unit,” Liu said.

Full article: Nuclear Testing in China’s Western Territory (Epoch Times)

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