In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seen by Reuters, North Korean U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam said the United States was “running amok for war exercises by introducing nuclear war equipment in and around the Korean Peninsula.
They also discussed the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State where violence against the Rohingyas have forced more than 600,000 people to flee the country to Bangladesh.
The meeting came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held their talks to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the strategically important Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive.
At the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, a group handshake was attempted and it seems like it did not turn out too well for US President Donald Trump. Check out some Twitter reactions here.
“The cooperation between India and US can rise beyond bilateral cooperation and both countries can work for the future of Asia and the world…We are moving ahead together on many issues,” Modi said as quoted by PTI.
Trump was supposed to cross his arms and join hands with the men on either side of him. But he used both of his hands to clasp the extended fingers of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
All the leaders wore Barong Tagalong, an embroidered shirt which is also the national dress of the Philippines. While this drew in hilarious one-liners, a certain picture showing Modi walking in while Abe, Trump and other leaders look on, has gone viral
A data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton, the company’s CEO said.
To meaningfully support a “free and open Indo-Pacific,” the Trump administration will have to be creative in building broad Asian partnerships, especially with its India policy
“I think Mr. Trump is, for whatever reason, either intimidated by Mr. Putin, afraid of what he could do, or what might come out as a result of these investigations… It’s either naiveté, ignorance or fear in terms of what Mr. Trump is doing vis-à-vis the Russians,”
Government officials estimate that well over 3,000 people, mostly drug users and dealers, have died in the ongoing crackdown. Human rights groups believe the victim total is far higher, perhaps closer to 9,000
Allegations that United States President Donald Trump’s election campaign colluded with Moscow last year to turn voters away from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton have hampered the president’s efforts to improve frosty U.S.-Russian relations.
Asked about the possibility of becoming friends with Kim Jong-un during a joint news conference in Vietnam, Trump did not rule it out completely. “Strange things happen in life. That might be a strange thing that happens. But it is certainly a possibility,” Trump said.
“I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election,” Trump said of Putin at a news conference in Hanoi with Vietnam’s president.
In August, foreign ministers of Southeast Asia and China adopted a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in resource-rich waterway, a move they hailed as progress but one seen by critics as a tactic to buy China time to consolidate its power.