Tag: ballistic missile

IDF Chief: Iranian Missiles Underperformed in Syria Strike

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot downplayed the significance of an Iranian missile strike against the Islamic State in Syria, saying “the operational achievement was less than what was reported in the media,” during a wide-ranging speech on Israel’s security threats on Tuesday night.

As part of a two-day visit that began in Washington US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe jetted to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida

Trump: U.S. ‘100%’ Behind Japan After North Korean Missile Launch

At a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday night, held shortly after North Korea’s surprise test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, President Donald Trump declared: “I just want everybody to understand, and fully know, that the United States of America is behind Japan, our great ally, one hundred percent.”

Iran Apparently Aborts Long-Range Missile Test

Iran’s mysterious decision to pull a Safir missile off the launch pad, after days of preparation for a test launch, has prompted speculation from analysts about everything from technical problems to Iran’s fear of the Trump administration’s response.

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe Speaks to UN on North Korea’s Threat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday that North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat had reached a new “dimension,” menacing the peace of the entire region and meriting the strongest response from the Security Council.

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North Korea Reveals Details of Nuclear Weapons Program

Next month, North Korea will convene the first Korean Workers’ Party Congress in 36 years. The impending event has been seen by analysts as influencing everything the secretive Communist state does – an opportunity to refresh the North Korean peoples’ sense of “unity” with their oppressive government and consolidate the power of dictator Kim Jong Un’s cabal of relatively young leaders.