North Korea

South Korean and U.S. flags spread out among a large gathering of people (© Ahn Young-joon/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-South Korean relations

The U.S. led the U.N. coalition that stopped North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950 and helps defend it today while working on denuclearization.
U.S. delegation sitting at table (Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House)

U.S. keeps sanctions and focuses on North Korea denuclearization [video]

President Trump says officials will keep working on a denuclearization deal. Chaiman Kim Jong Un promised not to resume missile and nuclear tests.
U.S. and North Korean flags waving in wind (© Shutterstock)

A North Korea without nuclear weapons means a bright future for...

Removing North Korea's nuclear weapons is a priority for President Trump, and doing so will allow the Korean Peninsula to thrive.
Mike Pompeo at lectern (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pompeo: A fully denuclearized North Korea is within reach

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump's approach has made it possible to achieve a denuclearized North Korea.
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Voices of religious freedom: Tortured for her faith [video]

Ji Hyeon-A was detained and tortured in North Korea for her faith. Her story is a stark reminder of the persistence of religious persecution in the world.
View of large hall as Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly (© Richard Drew/AP Images)Donald Trump speaking before the United Nations General Assembly (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

Trump to world leaders: Stop Iran from sowing chaos

At the U.N., President Trump urged world leaders to stand with the U.S. to block Iran’s actions in the Middle East and voiced optimism about North Korea.
Stephen Biegun and Mike Pompeo standing in room with flags (State Dept.)

The special representative for North Korea’s first mission

As the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun will lead negotiations and spearhead diplomatic efforts with U.S. allies and partners.
Man standing behind 55 blue-covered caskets in belly of cargo plane (U.S. Army/Sergeant Quince Lanford)

U.S. welcomes return of service members’ remains from North Korea

With the transfer of 55 caskets on July 26, North Korea took a first step to fulfill its commitment to return the remains of American service members who died in the Korean War.
Three portraits (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

The right for all to worship as they wish

At the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, these survivors share their stories of being persecuted for the ways they choose to worship.