Tag: nuclear missiles

TOPSHOT - This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite …

North Korea Declares ‘Weapons Only Aimed at United States’ at Olympic Talks

Delegations from North and South Korea met at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday to discuss North Korea’s participation at the Winter Olympics and generally improving the tense situation on the peninsula. At the meeting, North Korea made an obvious play to fracture the international coalition aligned against its nuclear missile program and weaken South Korean resolve.

China's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter of the year but officials warned of headwinds from 'uncertain factors abroad and long-term structural contradictions' at home

China Caps Oil Supplies to North Korea, Bans Steel Imports

China’s Commerce Ministry announced on Friday that it will cap oil supplies to North Korea and ban imports of steel and other manufactured goods, in accordance with tougher U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea’s nuclear missile program.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un collage

Shinzo Abe: North Korea Is Greatest Threat to Japan Since World War II

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a press conference on Thursday that Japan’s security environment is “at its severest since World War II” because of North Korea, and he vowed to “protect the people’s lives and peaceful living in any situation.”

In this Dec. 29, 2017, photo, a man walks by the official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games, in downtown Seoul, South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a …

South Korea Offers North ‘High-Level’ Olympics Discussion Next Week

South Korea’s Yonhap News reported on Tuesday that Seoul has proposed high-level talks with North Korea next week, ostensibly to discuss North Korean participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The offer came after North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s intriguingly “conciliatory” annual address on New Year’s Day.

This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location. North Korea fired three …

‘Severe’ Economic Difficulty Predicted for North Korea Next Year

If the South Korean analysts quoted by Yonhap News are correct, North Korea will not be having a Happy New Year. According to the Institute for National Security Strategy in Seoul, tough international sanctions imposed against North Korea over its nuclear missile programs haven’t affected the economy much yet, but that is about to change.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis (L) hold talks with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne during a meeting at Government House in Sydney on June 5, 2017. Australia's foreign and defence ministers meet with their US …

China Praises Tillerson for Offering North Korea Talks

China’s Foreign Ministry welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to talk with North Korea without preconditions on Wednesday, while the White House responded in a more ambivalent manner.

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov said President Obama's "outrageous" move to seize diplomatic compounds was designed "to poison Russian-American relations to the maximum and do everything to put the Trump administration in a trap"

Russia Rejects Calls to Break with North Korea, Blames U.S. for Rising Tensions

Russia has rejected U.S. calls to cut economic and diplomatic ties with North Korea after the dictatorship’s latest provocative missile test. In fact, the Russians made a point of ridiculing the effectiveness of sanctions and blaming the United States for rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. South Korea and the United States fired …

Activity at North Korean Test Site May Signal Imminent Nuclear Test

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told a closed-door session of Parliament on Monday that signs of activity have been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground nuclear test site, possibly signaling that a new nuclear test is imminent.

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary at the airport of eastern front. …

Report: Kim Jong-Un Killed Uncle and Half-Brother to Foil Chinese Coup Plot

A Japanese magazine called Nikkei Asian Review reported this week that North Korea’s chilly relations with its longtime patron China are due, in part, to a Chinese plan that would have eliminated North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and replaced him with his half-brother Kim Jong-nam.

TOPSHOT - This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 30, 2017 shows a test-fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA …

Report: Russian Rocket Engines Drive North Korean Missile Advances

North Korea’s ability to acquire banned technology in defiance of sanctions has long been recognized as a serious problem, but according to a new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the “astounding progress” in North Korean missile technology over the past two years is largely based on Russian rocket engine technology.

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James Mattis, Rex Tillerson Tout ‘Peaceful Pressure Campaign’ to Denuclearize North Korea

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson co-authored a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday titled, “We’re Holding Pyongyang to Account.” The secretaries argue that the Trump administration is using a “peaceful pressure campaign” to achieve the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dismantling of the regime’s ballistic missile programs.”

North Korea confirmed the "successful" launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media reported, adding the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action

Chinese Media Warns North Korea: If You Attack U.S., We Remain ‘Neutral’

North Korea’s patrons in Beijing appear paralyzed by conflicting strategic priorities during the current crisis, although the Communist Party organ Global Times did publish an editorial declaring that China would remain neutral if North Korea starts a war but intervene on North Korea’s behalf if the U.S. and South Korea attempt a preemptive strike.

People stand next to a television screen showing a video footage of North Korea's tests launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), at a railway station in Seoul on July 29, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on July 29 the country's second ICBM test demonstrated the ability to strike …

North Korea Nuclear Tension: Media Opt for Anti-Trump Hysteria over Sober Analysis (Again)

President Trump’s warning that North Korean threats would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” triggered paroxysms of nuclear war anxiety among many in the mainstream media. Instead of sober analyses of the military situation with North Korea, we got “OMG TRUMP IS GOING TO BLOW UP THE WORLD” hysteria.