North Korea dismantling Sohae missile site, in big win for Trump – Business Insider

At Sohae, where cranes have been spotted tearing down an engine testing stand, the North Koreans have previously worked to develop engines for their intercontinental ballistic missiles.

ICBMs threaten the US homeland in a way that could fray US alliances in Asia and eventually even unseat the US as a dominant power in the region. As Business Insider previously reported, freezing North Korea’s ICBM program has been a key focus of the Pentagon for years.

Only a small amount of actual work has taken place in dismantling the sites, but the significance of the sites, and their place in Trump and Kim’s budding relationship, gives reason for hope.

Source: North Korea dismantling Sohae missile site, in big win for Trump – Business Insider

North Korea has a big tuberculosis problem. It’s about to get worse. – The Washington Post

The Global Fund is pulling out of North Korea. That’s a problem.

Bloomberg News report this week warned of the threat of North Korea’s “other weapon” — tuberculosis. In February, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria announced that it would suspend grants to combat tuberculosis and malaria in North Korea by June 30.

Global Fund officials stress that they hope to resume funding to the country in the future, and North Korean officials have implored the Global Fund to maintain its funding on humanitarian grounds.

Source: North Korea has a big tuberculosis problem. It’s about to get worse. – The Washington Post

Singapore summit: Asia reacts to the Trump-Kim meeting – CNN

As Tuesday’s landmark summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea drew to a close, questions remained for US allies in East Asia as to what Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s budding relationship will mean for the region.

Other than Trump and Kim, perhaps no other leader had as much riding on the outcome of the talks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in — who said he “didn’t sleep a wink” the night before Tuesday’s summit.
“Seventy years of division and hostility, however, have cast a dark shadow that makes it difficult to believe what is actually taking place before our very eyes,” Moon said following the summit.

Source: Singapore summit: Asia reacts to the Trump-Kim meeting – CNN

US delegation travels to North Korea for potential summit preparation – CNNPolitics

A US delegation traveled to North Korea on Sunday for preparatory talks ahead of a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, three senior US officials with knowledge of the situation tell CNN.

The group included US Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, and is a clear sign the summit is back on track.
The Washington Post previously reported on the team entering into North Korea.

Source: US delegation travels to North Korea for potential summit preparation – CNNPolitics