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  • N Korea is derailing peace talks with a letter that threatens more missile tests and...

    08/29/2018 1:15:19 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    UK Business Insider ^ | 29 August 2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    North Korea warned the US in a recent letter that talks are "again at stake and may fall apart," adding that it may resume "nuclear and missile activities" if its demands are not met. President Donald Trump unexpectedly canceled what was expected to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang last Friday due to insufficient progress on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The decision was preceded by a "belligerent" letter that criticized his administration for failing "to meet (North Korean) expectations in terms of taking a step forward to sign a peace treaty," CNN reported Tuesday,...
  • Trump calls off Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea

    08/24/2018 8:58:12 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 25 August 2018 | Irish Times
    US president Donald Trump said on Friday he had cancelled secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea because “we are not making sufficient progress” toward the goal of denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Mr Trump said in a message on Twitter that Mr Pompeo’s visit, which was set for next week, now would likely not take place until after Washington has resolved its trade dispute with China. Mr Trump said China was no longer helping on the North Korea issue. It was a dramatic shift of tone for Mr Trump, who had previously hailed his June summit with...
  • Harry Kazianis: Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?

    08/15/2018 6:20:02 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | 14 August 2018 | Harry Kazianis (Heritage Foundation via FOX NEWS)
    Recent comments by North Korea’s foreign minister could signal that dictator Kim Jong Un may break his vague pledge to President Trump to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Since Kim, his father and grandfather who ruled before him all have a well-documented history of lying about North Korea’s military aims when it suits their interests, it should not come as a shock that Kim is continuing the proud family tradition. If so, Northeast Asia could very well be headed right back to the brink of war, with few options left to avoid what could be a dangerous...
  • U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles

    07/30/2018 8:50:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Wshington Post via MSN ^ | 07/30/2018 | Ellen Nakashima, Joby Warrick
    Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence. The findings are the latest to show ongoing activity inside North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities at a time when the country’s leaders are engaged in arms talks with the United States. The new intelligence does not suggest an expansion of North Korea’s capabilities but shows that work on...
  • Detainee asked to be let off plane in Alaska 'cause he 'hadn't seen daylight for a very long time'

    05/10/2018 2:09:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    One of three Americans who were freed from North Korea on Thursday asked to be let off the US State Department plane which brought them home as it refuelled in Alaska because he had not seen daylight for 'a very long time', it has been revealed. Kim Dong- chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, arrived at Joint Air Base Andrews in Maryland at 2 am on Thursday. They were greeted by President Trump and the first lady on the tarmac. At around 6pm, their plane stopped in Anchorage, Alaska, to refuel where one of the...
  • Trump accuses Russia of violating sanctions to aid North Korea

    01/17/2018 1:23:36 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/17/2018
    Donald Trump has said that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting “closer every day” to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump said during an Oval Office interview with Reuters. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.”
  • China, Russia, and the Long 'Unipolar Moment'

    01/17/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | N. Sears
    Despite the “rise and fall of the unipolar concert,” China and Russia’s balancing strategies have backfired: they are not leading to multipolarity, but are actually reinforcing unipolarity. The reason is that China and Russia’s balancing strategies have focused on regional “revisionism,” which has provoked powerful responses in East Asia and Europe to contain them. Russia’s balancing strategy has to a large extent proven to be counter-productive. Instead of preventing the expansion of NATO through a “divide and conquer” strategy, or driving a diplomatic wedge between the United States and Europe, Russian revisionism has united NATO...Perhaps most illustrative of all, a...
  • The Graham Family Legacy in North Korea

    Franklin’s father, Billy, visited the DPRK in 1992 and 1994, and his mother Ruth returned in 1997 after attending high school in Pyongyang in the 1930s. “When I was growing up my mother spoke often about her experiences here, and one of the high points of her life was the opportunity she had to return in 1997,” Franklin said when he landed at Pyongyang airport in 2008. At the conclusion of her six-day visit in 1997, Mrs. Graham summarized her experience as one of the true highlights of her life. “Almost nothing remains from my school days here during the...
  • China: Christians Preparing to Evangelize in North Korea Say They are Ready to Die for Christ

    12/04/2017 9:32:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 2016 | Veronica Neffinger
    Two Chinese Christian pastors who are preparing to evangelize in North Korea say they are ready for whatever trials come, even death. According to ChristianToday.com, the two pastors are aware of the dangers they will face in North Korea, but they maintain committed to sharing the gospel with the North Koreans. North Korea is ranked as the number one worst country for Christian persecution by Open Doors World Watch List. One example of a Christian missionary facing horrendous violence in North Korea is the case of a Korean-Chinese church leader who evangelized in the country for 17 years before his...
  • North Korea missile 'seen by Cathay Pacific airline crew'

    12/03/2017 11:49:31 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 December 2017 | BBC
    Crew on board a Cathay Pacific plane flying over Japan reported a suspected sighting of last week's North Korean missile test, the airline said. The company confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's atmosphere. 'Blew up and fell apart' Described by Pyongyang as its "most powerful" missile, the 29 November launch ended up in Japanese waters but flew higher than any other the North had previously tested. According to the South China Morning Post, Cathay's general manager of operations Mark Hoey told staff in a message that...
  • NK Submarine Missile Program Moves Ahead, Missile Ejection Testing (Satellite Imagery)

    11/21/2017 3:29:01 PM PST · by gaijin · 3 replies
    38 North (SAIS) ^ | Nov. 16th, 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez
    Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine. The continued movement of parts and components into and out of the parts yards adjacent to the construction halls indicates an ongoing shipbuilding program. The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine’s pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new submarine, possibly the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine (SSB)[1]—the follow-on to the current SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA).[2] A probable launch canister support, or launch...
  • NK will not resume six party talks without change in US policies

    10/22/2017 7:47:05 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 22-Oct-2017 | by Choi He-suk
    North Korea will not return to the six party talks unless issues with the US are resolved, a high level North Korean diplomat said Saturday. According to reports citing participants of the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, North Korean Foreign Ministry’s Director General of North America Affairs Choi Sun-hee said that Pyongyang will not return to six party talks, and that the country will only negotiate with the US. “Suggestions from various countries are welcome, but as the US is the country that is trying to pressure and to bring about the collapse of North Korea, the issue must be resolved with...
  • 'Unprecedented' North Korea letter dismissed as a 'rant'

    10/20/2017 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 20, 2017 | By Alan McGuinness
    North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump's threats in an "unprecedented" letter sent to other countries. "If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expression of ignorance," the letter said. "Trump threatened to totally destroy the DPRK ... it is an extreme act of threatening to totally destroy the whole world." The document was published by the Sydney Morning Herald and has been verified by Australia's foreign ministry. Foreign minister Julie Bishop described the missive as...
  • China asks S. Koreans to evacuate due to NK abduction risks

    10/12/2017 1:11:15 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | By Jung Min-kyung
    Chinese police asked South Korean citizens near the North Korea-China border to evacuate the area due to risks of an attack and abduction by the North, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. “We are aware that Chinese authorities have suggested South Korean citizens there evacuate on the possibility of an attack by North Korea,” the ministry here said. ocal media reports said Tuesday that Chinese police warned around 10 South Korean businesspeople, community associates and religious leaders residing near the border to evacuate due to the possibility of abduction by North Korea. They were notified during the Chuseok holiday earlier this...
  • North Korea says seriously considering plan to strike Guam: KCNA

    08/08/2017 3:46:13 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 262 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/8/2017 | Christine Kim and Souyung Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury". A spokesman for the Korean People's Army, in a statement carried by the North's state-run KCNA news agency, said the strike plan will be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision. In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North...
  • North Korea seriously considering strike on Guam: Reports, citing state media

    08/08/2017 3:25:11 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 96 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/8/17 | (No author listed)
    North Korea is considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam, state media said. A spokesman for North Korea's military told KCNA that it would carry out a pre-emptive operation if there were signs of U.S. provocation.....
  • Congress to Pass Fresh Sanctions on North Korea as Nuke Threat Hits Critical Stage

    05/03/2017 2:23:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/03/2017 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is expected to level fresh economic sanctions on North Korea this week as the threat of the hermit nation's capability to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile continues to escalate, according to conversations with members of the congressional leadership who told the Washington Free Bacon that the Kim Jong Un regime could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States in "only a few years." House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) confirmed that he has scheduled a vote in the House on new sanctions that will target North Korea's slave labor trade and its shipping...
  • North Korea Threatens Israel: ‘Merciless, Thousand-Fold Punishment’

    04/29/2017 4:52:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Jerusalem Post reports: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. … “The reckless remarks of the Israeli defense minister are sordid and wicked behavior and grave challenge to the DPRK [North Korea],” the North Korean statement read.
  • DHS Secretary: ..Trump ..Dealing With a North Korea Capable of Striking U.S. By End of First Term

    04/23/2017 2:40:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/23/2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Secretary of Homeland Security Gen. John Kelly said Sunday that he believes President Trump will be dealing with a nuclear North Korea, able to strike America, by the end of his first term. Kelly's statement came during an interview in which CNN's Dana Bash asked Kelly about a recent Los Angeles Times article which said that, in spite of $40 billion in spending by the Pentagon, missile defense systems meant to defend against a nuclear strike by North Korea or Iran failed six times out of nine in simulated attacks tested since 2004. "Is the U.S., at this point, capable...
  • US Air Force conducts massive surprise exercise in warning to North Korea

    04/13/2017 1:34:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    A Japan-based combat-ready Air Force wing showed off its aircraft Wednesday in a clear warning to North Korea. Fox News reported the 18th Wing conducted a surprise military exercise at Kadena Air Base in Japan as North Korea is rumored to be nearing a sixth nuclear weapons test. A group of HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers all took part in the exercise, the report said. Photos from the no-notice event showed jets lined up down the entirety of a runway on the base. Such exercises are known as an "elephant walk," featuring planes taxiing in...