December 08, 2022

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Thomas Maresca

Thomas Maresca (@ThomasMaresca) is a journalist based in Seoul who has covered the Koreas for UPI, USA Today and other outlets.

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Claims US provoked North Korean missile launches are ‘baloney’: State Department

Claims US provoked North Korean missile launches are ‘baloney’: State Department

Spokesman accuses Russia and China of ‘parroting’ false claim to block criticism of DPRK at UN Security Council

Claims US provoked North Korean missile launches are ‘baloney’: State Department
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca October 18, 2022
New US national security plan makes little mention of North Korea issues

New US national security plan makes little mention of North Korea issues

Expert says lack of attention reflects pessimism about denuclearization, despite US pledge of ‘sustained diplomacy’

New US national security plan makes little mention of North Korea issues
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca October 13, 2022
US says it wants to ‘transition’ from provocation to engagement with North Korea

US says it wants to ‘transition’ from provocation to engagement with North Korea

State Department says allies will emphasize deterrence until negotiations resume

US says it wants to ‘transition’ from provocation to engagement with North Korea
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca October 12, 2022
US-ROK-Japan military drills a factor in North Korea’s missile tests, China says

US-ROK-Japan military drills a factor in North Korea’s missile tests, China says

Beijing foreign ministry calls for dialogue but says Washington needs to prove it has ‘no hostile intent’ toward DPRK

US-ROK-Japan military drills a factor in North Korea’s missile tests, China says
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca October 10, 2022
US, ROK conduct naval drills after North Korea denounces ‘dangerous act’

US, ROK conduct naval drills after North Korea denounces ‘dangerous act’

Exercises comes as US says Kamala Harris will visit DMZ to send ‘powerful signal’ of commitment to defend South Korea

US, ROK conduct naval drills after North Korea denounces ‘dangerous act’
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca September 28, 2022
US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles

State Department says Washington will maintain measures against DPRK until it changes ‘underlying conduct’

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 18, 2022
Washington backs Yoon’s plan to provide aid to North Korea if it disarms

Washington backs Yoon’s plan to provide aid to North Korea if it disarms

US also voices support for trilateral cooperation with Japan after Yoon calls Tokyo a ‘common partner’ in speech

Washington backs Yoon’s plan to provide aid to North Korea if it disarms
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 16, 2022
North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

State Department comments follow DPRK threats to ‘exterminate’ South Korean leaders and use nuclear weapons if attacked

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 12, 2022
US-ROK defense chiefs agree to expand drills against North Korean threats

US-ROK defense chiefs agree to expand drills against North Korean threats

Two sides also pledge to resume high-level military working group for first time since 2018 'in the near future'

US-ROK defense chiefs agree to expand drills against North Korean threats
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 1, 2022
Korean War memorial in Washington adds names of fallen soldiers

Korean War memorial in Washington adds names of fallen soldiers

US dedicates new addition honoring nearly 44,000 Americans and Koreans killed during 1950-1953 conflict with North Korea

Korean War memorial in Washington adds names of fallen soldiers
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca July 28, 2022