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A Potential Breakthrough in Mongolia’s Relations With North and South Korea
Mongolia takes a resolutely middle road when it comes to North and South Korea. It values its long-standing relations with the North while developing its newly-declared strategic partnership with the South. Due to its geographic location, wedged between Russia and China, Mongolia is often considered a “regionless” state. Therefore, engaging the two Koreas is particularly [...]
Herder hung himself at government building gate, over 30 arrested in protest in the regional capital
Amidst escalating protests by Mongolian herders in Southern (Inner) Mongolia, on January 19, 2015, a herder named Mr. Tumur, 45 years old, from Zargalant Sum (“ji ri ga lang tu sum u” in Chinese) of Abag Banner (“a ba ga qi”), western Southern Mongolia, hung himself to death from the Sum Government building gate in [...]
NSA secretly hijacked existing malware to spy on N. Korea, others
A new wave of documents from Edward Snowden’s cache of National Security Agency data published by Der Spiegel demonstrates how the agency has used its network exploitation capabilities both to defend military networks from attack and to co-opt other organizations’ hacks for intelligence collection and other purposes. In one case, the NSA secretly tapped into [...]
Surprise! North Korea’s official news site delivers malware, too
A security researcher examining the website of North Korea’s official news service, the Korean Central News Agency, has discovered that the site delivers more than just the latest photo spread of Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspecting mushroom farms. There’s a little extra surprise hidden in the site’s code—malware. The news [...]
Mongolia leverages diplomatic ties with North Korea
Dialogue is the key to peace and development, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States Bulgaa Altangerel said at a forum Wednesday examining Mongolia’s role in Korean diplomacy.
Монголия – посредник и партнер КНДР
Монголия была вторым после СССР государством, признавшим образование КНДР. Естественно, что МНР и КНДР, будучи органическими частями «социалистического содружества наций», развивали между собой многостороннее сотрудничество, помогали друг другу. Так, например, сразу по окончании корейской войны Монголия приютила у себя более 200 детей-сирот из КНДР. Но и после перехода к демократии Улан-Батор продолжал свои благотворительные акции, [...]
North Korea has reportedly banned Choco Pies
The North Korean border has never been a hospitable place. It’s home to mines, guard towers and guns — all of it an intractable symbol of the animosity between the North and the South. But just six miles into North Korea sits a sprawling complex of factories, where today a very different type of struggle [...]
Mongolia’s Approach Towards Pyongyang: Offering Guidelines for Washington’s Failing North Korea Policy
On May 23rd, 2014, Mongolia provided North Korea and the United States neutral ground in its capital for track 1.5 meetings. Presumably, North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy met with two former US State Department officials to discuss resumption of the Six-Party talks, which have reached a complete standstill since 2009. Ulan Bator has been keen [...]
Консультации по ядерной программе КНДР пройдут в Монголии
Консультации по ядерной программе КНДР проведут США и Северная Корея в Улан-Баторе 23-25 мая. Монголия впервые станет площадкой для таких важных встреч.
Mongolian Freighter With North Korean Crew Sinks Off South Korea
A Mongolian-flagged freighter with a crew of 16 North Koreans sank off the coast of South Korea, killing at least two, the South’s coast guard said.
Президент Монголии рассказал северокорейским студентам о вреде тирании
Выступая в пхеньянском университете, президент Монголии Цахиагийн Элбэгдорж, находившийся в КНДР с официальным визитом, неожиданно разразился речью об ущербности тиранической формы правления
Mongolian president makes “unusual” comments about tyranny while in N. Korea
During a speech at the end of October at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea, the president of Mongolia said that tyranny cannot endure forever, the Mongolian government confirmed.
Public executions seen in 7 North Korea cities
Some 80 people were publicly executed earlier this month in seven cities in North Korea excluding Pyongyang, the first known large-scale public executions by the Kim Jong-un regime, the JoongAng Ilbo reported.
Why Kim Jong Un Snubbed Mongolia’s President
Mongolia’s president had a busy four days in North Korea this week, meeting various officials and zipping around to Kim Il Sung University, a Pyongyang theater, the Munsu water fun park, the border with South Korea and Kim family mausoleum, among other places.
Mongolia Sees Trade Boost by Using North Korean Ports
Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said his land-locked country sees North Korea as its “nearest sea outlet” for global exports and could bring in North Korean workers to deal with labor shortages.
Soviet-era allies Mongolia and North Korea renew embrace
North Korea and Mongolia have signed a series of agreements to raise co-operation in a move that could help ease the two former Soviet allies’ economic reliance on China.
North Korea-Mongolia Sign Deals Before Leaders Meet in Pyongyang
North Korea and Mongolia signed a series of agreements to step up cooperation in a move that could help ease the two former Soviet allies’ economic reliance on China.
Mongolian president’s visit to North Korea aimed at increasing ties
North Korean workers toil in factories and on building sites, kimjongilia flowers bloom at a special exhibition, and a restaurant serves plates of bulgogi as another patriotic song blares from a television. Yet this chilly north Asian capital is not Pyongyang, but Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
N. Korea’s de-facto embassy in Tokyo business-worthy: Mongolian buyer
The Mongolian company that recently made a winning bid for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association at auction did so purely for business reasons, its president said Thursday.
Mongolian investor heads for the final frontier
A small yet bold Mongolian firm is preparing to launch a new oil enterprise in North Korea. It’s an unlikely pairing, but the firm is betting it has the key ingredients to make such an unlikely gamble pay.
More than 1,700 N. Korean workers employed in Mongolia: report
A total of 1,749 North Koreans are working in Mongolia with most of them employed in the construction sector, a news report said Wednesday.
A Spectacular Fail For North Korea
North Korea’s smuggling operation has had many successes in obtaining spare parts for its aging air force. But sometimes these efforts fail in a spectacular way. One of these failures became known after the head of the Mongolian Air Force recently resigned unexpectedly. It was soon revealed that the officer, general Tojoon Dashdeleg, and two [...]
Mongolian general under investigation in attempted sale of fighters to North Korea
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — Mongolia’s anti-corruption agency is investigating the recently resigned commander of the Mongolian air force for attempting to sell the engines and other parts of old Russian-made jet fighters to North Korea.
Mongolia Seeks to Play Peacemaker as North Korea Declares ‘War’
Mongolia called for six-party talks to be resumed after North Korea said it’s in a “state of war” with its neighbor to the south.
North Korea says to enter “state of war” against South Korea: KCNA
North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a “state of war” with South Korea in a continuing escalation of tough rhetoric against Seoul and Washington after coming under international sanctions for its nuclear test.
North Korea conducts third nuclear test, angering U.S., Japan
orth Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of U.N. resolutions, angering the United States and Japan and likely to infuriate its only major ally, China, and increase penalties against Pyongyang.