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  • CIA chief signals desire for regime change in North Korea

    07/21/2017 11:11:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    CIA chief signals desire for regime change in North Korea By Eli Watkins, CNN Updated 1234 GMT (2034 HKT) July 21, 2017 Washington (CNN)CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday evening offered some of the most aggressive comments yet from the Trump administration with regard to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Although Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has in the past said the US was against forcing Kim out of power or the collapse of his government, Pompeo said that the administration needed to find a way to separate Kim from his growing nuclear stockpile. "It would be a great...
  • US Senators Propose Bill to Increase Financial Pressure on N. Korea

    07/20/2017 7:30:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-07-21
    U.S. senators have proposed a bill to increase financial pressure on North Korea and penalize banks and other financial institutions doing business with the communist country. Radio Free Asia(RFA) reported on Friday that Republican Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen on Thursday put forward the legislation “Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017” or BRINK Act. The legislation would require the U.S. President to order an investigation into financial institutions doing business directly or indirectly with North Korean banks. Financial institutions which do not faithfully implement sanctions against the North will be denied access to the...
  • Exclusive: U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties - officials

    07/15/2017 4:56:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 14, 2017 | Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom
    Exclusive: U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties - officials Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S. officials said. The U.S. measures would initially hit Chinese entities considered "low-hanging fruit," including smaller financial institutions and "shell" companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, said one of the officials, while declining to name the targets. It would leave larger...
  • North Korea’s Hwasong-14 ICBM: A Technical Evaluation

    07/12/2017 7:45:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Real Clear World and 38 North ^ | 12 Jul, 2017 | John Schilling
    After the frenzy of technical speculation over the successful launch of North Korea’s Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the dust seems to be clearing and the emerging reality is that the North has an unreliable missile that can reach Alaska or Hawaii with a single nuclear warhead, and would be lucky to hit even a city-sized target. However, with a year or two of additional testing and development, it will likely become a missile that can reliably deliver a single nuclear warhead to targets along the US west coast, possibly with enough accuracy to destroy soft military targets like naval...
  • How to Squeeze China

    07/11/2017 5:57:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | William McGurn | July 10, 2017
    How to Squeeze China Force ruling elites to choose between North Korea and American colleges for their kids. By William McGurn July 10, 2017 6:50 p.m. ET If the first Duke of Wellington were alive today, he might advise that the battle for North Korea will be won or lost on Harvard Yard. Add Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Chicago and other top-tier private American universities so popular with China’s “red nobility” i.e., the children and grandchildren of Communist Chinese elites. For if the Trump administration hopes to enlist an unwilling Beijing to check North Korea’s nuclear...
  • On North Korea, Trump’s on the Right Track

    07/10/2017 5:15:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 7, 2017 | Bret Stephens
    On North Korea, Trump’s on the Right Track Bret Stephens JULY 7, 2017 /snip The good news is that the Trump administration has picked up the theme with a new round of sanctions on Chinese entities. It shouldn’t stop there. As Anthony Ruggiero of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies notes, the goal should be to push Chinese banks and businesses to make a fundamental choice between trading with Pyongyang and having access to dollars. The market will reach its own verdict. Last month’s billion-dollar United States arms sale to Taiwan, along with United States Navy challenges to Chinese maritime...
  • Trump blasts 'menace' North Korea's nuclear missile ambitions .....

    07/09/2017 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:36 EDT, 8 July 2017 | Associated Press
    US president met with South Korean and Chinese leaders at the G20 summit Focused in both bilateral meetings on North Korea's nuclear missile threatTold China's Xi that 'something has to be done' about Kim Jong-Un's belligerenceWarned Japan's Shinzo Abe about 'the problem and menace of North Korea' 
  • Hillary Clinton's Speech at Goldman Sachs (about N. Korea)

    07/09/2017 7:39:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | June 4, 2013 | Hillary Clinton
    MR. BLANKFEIN: The Japanese -- I was 7 more surprised that it wasn't like that when you think of -- all these different things. It's such a part of who they are, their response to Japan. If you bump into the Filipino fishing boats, then I think you really -- while we're in the neighborhood, the Chinese is going to help us or help themselves -- what is helping themselves? North Korea? On the one hand they wouldn't want -- they don't want to unify Korea, but they can't really like a nutty nuclear power on their border. What is...
  • The secret to Kim’s success? Some experts see Russian echoes in North Korea’s missile advances

    07/08/2017 8:35:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | Joby Warrick
    Four months before its July 4 missile test, North Korea offered the world a rare technical preview of its latest missile engine, one said to be capable of lobbing nuclear warheads at U.S. cities. A video on state-run TV depicted a machine with thickets of tubes and vents, and a shape that struck some U.S. experts as familiar — in a distinctly Soviet way. “It shocked me,” said Michael Elleman, one weapons expert who noticed jarring similarities between the engine tested by North Korea in March and one he frequently encountered in Russia at the end of the Cold War....
  • Nikki Haley warns China on trade with North Korea if it wants U.S. trade

    07/06/2017 6:21:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Jul 5, 2017 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    Nikki Haley warns China on trade with North Korea if it wants U.S. trade UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned China on Wednesday that it risks its massive trade with the United States if its business with North Korea violates U.N. sanctions. In a hard-hitting speech at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following Pyongyang's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, she said that "the world has become a more dangerous place" and China has a key role in promoting peace and "preventing a catastrophe."
  • Trump considering ‘some pretty severe things’ in response to North Korea missile launch

    07/06/2017 3:23:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 98 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 6, 2017
    Trump considering ‘some pretty severe things’ in response to North Korea missile launch WARSAW, Poland — President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he’s considering “some pretty severe things” in response to the isolated nation’s unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. He called on all nations to confront the North’s “very, very bad behavior.”
  • Ralph Peters: 'Messy, Bloody' Military Action Probably Required in North Korea

    07/05/2017 4:51:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jul 05, 2017
    Ralph Peters: 'Messy, Bloody' Military Action Probably Required in North Korea Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters said that dealing with North Korea's expanding nuclear missile program will probably require "messy, bloody" military action by the United States. Peters called the idea a "grand delusion" that China would choose the good will of the U.S. over what it sees as a very valuable alliance with North Korea. "We will never see Beijing remove that regime or even bully it to the point where it threatens to destabilize the regime. Period," the retired officer said. North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile...
  • LIVE: UNSC emergency meeting on North Korea (3pm on C-SPAN)

    07/05/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 89 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | LIVE at 3pm
    United Nations Security Council Meeting on North Korea The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the latest developments in North Korea and efforts to prevent the government there from further development of its nuclear program.
  • US President calls emergency meeting over North Korea

    07/04/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 83 replies
    Daily mail ^ | July4th 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump called an emergency meeting on the Fourth of July to formulate a 'measured response' to North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska. North Korea declared Tuesday that it had finally achieved its dream of building an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would 'fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail'. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later confirmed the latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Nikki Haley requests emergency UN Security Council meeting on North Korea

    07/04/2017 5:34:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/4/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. The closed-door meeting of the 15-member council likely would be held Wednesday, according to reports. Haley sarcastically thanked North Korea in a tweet on Tuesday for filling up her Fourth of July with meetings. Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 4, 2017
  • Missile launched by North Korea was intermediate range, not ICBM – Russian Defense Ministry

    07/04/2017 2:53:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    RT -- Russian TV ^ | July 4, 2017 | Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters
    The Russian Defense Ministry has stated that North Korea launched an intermediate range missile on Tuesday morning. The missile flew around 535 kilometers, reaching an altitude of 510 kilometers, and fell into the Sea of Japan, according to military data. The missile test carried out by Pyongyang on Tuesday morning did not pose a threat to Russia, the defense ministry said in a statement. North Korea claimed that it had successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday morning. Pyongyang said its Hwasong-14 ICBM flew some 933 kilometers in 39 minutes reaching an altitude of 2,802 kilometers, according to...
  • North Korea ballistic missile flew about 930 km: South Korea military

    07/04/2017 12:17:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 3, 2017 | 10:23pm EDT | World News |
    SEOUL A ballistic missile North Korea fired on Tuesday flew about 930 km (578 miles), South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said. The South's military said it could not immediately confirm the altitude the missile reached. (Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)
  • North Korea appeared to use China truck in its first claimed ICBM test

    07/04/2017 7:07:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 4, 2017 | James Pearson and Jack Kim
    North Korea appeared to use China truck in its first claimed ICBM test By James Pearson and Jack Kim | SEOUL North Korea appeared to use a Chinese truck originally sold for hauling timber to transport and erect a ballistic missile that was successfully launched on Tuesday, highlighting the challenge of enforcing sanctions to curb its weapons program. North Korea state television showed a large truck painted in military camouflage carrying the missile. It was identical to one a U.N. sanctions panel has said was "most likely" converted from a Chinese timber truck. Since 2006, U.N. sanctions have banned the...
  • (URGENT) N.K. claims it successfully launched intercontinental ballistic missile [N. Korea]

    07/03/2017 11:35:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/07/04
    headline only for now.
  • N.K. says it will make 'important announcement' this afternoon

    07/03/2017 10:01:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/07/04
    N.K. says it will make 'important announcement' this afternoon SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Tuesday that it will make an "important announcement" at 3 p.m. (Pyongyang time) after it launched a ballistic missile earlier in the day. North Korea will make a special announcement, the state-run radio station said, without elaborating. The North fired an unidentified ballistic missile in its northwestern province into waters off its east coast, according to South Korea's military. The missile flew more than 930 kilometers.