TEHRAN, MARCH 1-The United States is afraid of peace breaking out on the Korean peninsula because it will then lose rationale for having troops and bases in Japan and South Korea to keep the North Koreans at bay, says Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
TEHRAN, February 1 - The U.S. special envoy on North Korea on Thursday said all options remained on the table for solving the nuclear standoff with the reclusive country but that he did not think the military option was close.
TEHRAN, January 25 - On Wednesday, North Korea sent a rare announcement to “all Koreans at home and abroad,” calling for a “breakthrough for independent unification” on both sides of the Demilitarized Zone.
TEHRAN, December 9 - North Korea says the UN envoy who recently visited Pyongyang has expressed willingness to ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula as a fresh war of words has escalated markedly after the North's latest missile and nuclear tests.
TEHRAN, May 2, YJC - North Korea says a pair of strategic US bombers, which recently flew over the Korean Peninsula in joint wargames with the South, practiced dropping a nuclear bomb amid rising tensions in the restive region.