Tag Archives: North Korea

North Korea: Regime says missile meets all specifications, ready for mass-production

Source: Reuters

“North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, indicating advances in its ambitions to be able to hit the United States. The North fired the missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South’s new liberal government under President Moon Jae-in for peace between the neighbors. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, which confirmed reliable late-stage guidance of the warhead and the functioning of a solid-fuel engine, the KCNA state news agency said.” (05/22/17)


North Korea: Regime fires medium-range missile in latest test

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

“North Korea fired a medium-range missile on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, the latest ballistics test by a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. The rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, in South Phyongan Province, and flew eastward about 500 kilometers (310 miles), said South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile before it landed in the sea.” (05/21/17)


The buttinski should butt out of Korea

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Korea is none of the U.S. government’s business. The only proper course of action is for the Pentagon and the CIA to exit the country and bring those 23,000 American soldiers stationed in Korea home. No negotiations. No agreements. No talks. Just butt out of what is none of your business and exit the scene by coming home. Why are there 23,000 U.S. troops in Korea? It’s because the U.S. government, headed by President Harry S. Truman and his newly established national-security establishment, decided to intervene in another country’s civil war more than half-a-century ago.” (05/15/17)


North Korea: Regime claims new missile can carry “large” nuke

Source: CBS News

North Korea claimed Monday that it successfully tested a new missile the previous day capable of carrying a ‘large, heavy nuclear warhead.’ It was the regime’s most successful missile test to date, but officials in in South Korea said more information was needed before the North’s inflammatory claim about nuclear warheads could be confirmed.” (05/15/17)


North Korea: Regime “carries out new missile test”

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile, reports from South Korea say. The missile was launched near the city of Kusong, north-west of the capital, Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported. North Korea has carried out a series of missile tests this year, increasing tensions with the US. Pyongyang has accelerated its nuclear and missile tests in recent years, despite international condemnation and UN sanctions.” (05/13/17)


Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

Source: Washington Post

“Japanese officials have described the first telephone call between new South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe as ‘positive and meaningful,’ with the two agreeing to cooperate closely to deal with North Korea. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the two leaders talked for 25 minutes and did not go into details of the outstanding issues, and agreed to meet as soon as possible for further talks. Suga refused to confirm whether Moon told Abe that south Korea’s public has difficulty accepting a 2015 agreement and Japan’s compensation over the wartime sexual abuse of South Korean ‘comfort women’ by the Japanese military.” (05/11/17)


South Korea: Moon willing to visit the North

Source: CBS News

“New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office Wednesday that he is open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles. Moon’s softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington, which has swung from threats of military action to hints of dialogue as it seeks to formulate a policy under President Donald Trump. South Korea’s first liberal leader in a decade, Moon also said he’ll ‘sincerely negotiate’ with the United States, Seoul’s top ally, and China, South Korea’s top trading partner, over the contentious deployment of an advanced U.S. missile-defense system in southern South Korea. The system has angered Beijing, which says its powerful radars allow Washington to spy on its own military operations.” (05/10/17)


North Korea: Regime says it has abducted another US citizen

Source: CBS News

“North Korea on Sunday said it detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song, an employee of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday. It follows another recent detention. North Korea on Wednesday announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang Dok, for ‘acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country.’ Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, had said last month that Kim was detained by officials as he was trying to leave the country from Pyongyang’s international airport. The KCNA didn’t say whether the two cases are connected.” (05/07/17)


North Korea: Regime confirms US professor abducted

Source: CBS News

“North Korea has confirmed the detention of an American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. The Korean Central News Agency says officials ‘intercepted’ Kim Sang-Duk at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22. Wednesday’s KCNA dispatch says authorities were detaining Kim and are conducting a detailed investigation into his alleged crime. It says Kim was invited to Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to teach accounting as a professor.” (05/03/17)


Trump regime hints at meeting with Kim, but sends B-1 bombers on flights over Korean peninsula

Source: CNN

“US Air Force B-1 bombers have flown over the Korean Peninsula twice in the past seven days — a move that has drawn sharp criticism from North Korea amid rising tensions in the region. On Monday, two US B-1 bombers departed Andersen Air Force base in Guam and conducted a joint drill with South Korea and Japan’s air forces over the Korean Peninsula, according to the US Air Force. Separately, two B-1 bombers also flew over South Korea on April 26, a US defense official confirmed. … The second of the two flights came on the same day President Donald Trump said he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘under the right circumstances’ to defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. No sitting US president has ever met with the leader of North Korea while in power, and the idea is extremely controversial.” (05/02/17)