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  • UAE Company Admits to North Korean Sanctions Violations and Defrauding the U.S. Goverment, Agrees to Pay $665,000

    07/17/2020 6:29:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 16, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    First-Ever Corporate Enforcement Action by DOJ of North Korean Sanctions            WASHINGTON – Essentra FZE Company Limited (“Essentra FZE”), a global supplier of cigarette products that is incorporated in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), has agreed to pay a $665,112 fine and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and defrauding the United States in connection with evading sanctions on North Korea.  Today’s public filing against Essentra FZE is the first ever DOJ corporate enforcement action for violations of these regulations. ...
  • UAE launches Arab world's first nuclear plant

    08/02/2020 1:03:33 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies
    nhk ^ | 8/2/2020 | nhk
    The United Arab Emirates has become the first country among oil-producing Arab Gulf states to open a nuclear power plant. The UAE's state news agency reported on Saturday that the first unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi had started operations. A South Korean-led consortium won the bid to build the plant in 2009, after competing with rivals from Japan and the United States. The plant will consist of four nuclear reactors. Thermal power generation using natural gas has been a main energy source in the UAE. This is the first time an Arab Gulf nation that...
  • UN Reports North Korea’s Abuse of Women: Rape, Forced Abortion

    08/01/2020 3:18:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Media commentators and feminists regularly promote abortion nationally in the name of women’s “freedom.” But they would do well to take a look internationally, or, more specifically, North Korea, to see how abortion is wielded against women. On July 28, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report detailing “human rights violations against women detained” in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report centered on interviews with more than 100 women “who were subjected to forced repatriation and subsequent detention” from 2009 to 2019. They later escaped – to reveal chilling...
  • Mitt Romney Takes Veiled Swipe at Trump: ‘Cozy’ with Putin, Kim Jong-un

    07/23/2020 5:11:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) took a shot at President Donald Trump Tuesday, lobbing a veiled accusation that the president has gotten “cozy” with dictators such as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. “I have no idea what’s going to happen with my party. I represent a very small slice of my party. The party has taken a different course. My party was very strong anti-dictators, anti-authoritarian leaders, anti people like Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin, and now the party seems to be more comfortable with people like that,” Romney stated during a webcast hosted by the Center for Strategic and International...
  • Report: CIA Conducted Cyber Attacks Against Iran, Russia After Secret Trump Order In 2018

    07/16/2020 11:43:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2020 | Siladitya Ray
    The Central Intelligence Agency conducted offensive cyber operations against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Russia’s intelligence agency FSB and other targets after President Donald Trump issued a secret order in 2018 giving the agency broad power to undertake such actions, Yahoo News reported, citing former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. The secret authorization — issued sometime in 2018 — offered the U.S. spy agency more freedom to both conduct cyber operations and choose its target, without the White House’s approval, the report said. The order effectively undid many of the restrictions that had previously been placed on...
  • As UN panel examines 'systemic racism' in US, some countries say America is an unfair playing field

    06/17/2020 9:03:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2020 | Frank Miles
    As the top human rights body of the United Nations seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism in response to the recent killings of African Americans by police, some countries are wondering if there is a double standard at play for America rather than the ways other countries are targeted for human rights violations because of dehumanizing their people. A draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, singles out the United States and could become the centerpiece of a hastily scheduled debate by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The text calls for a...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

    07/04/2020 12:02:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/4/2020 | KIM TONG-HYUNG
    North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang. The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came after President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, told reporters in New York Thursday that Trump might seek another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an “October surprise” ahead of the U.S. presidential election. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had lobbied hard to help set up the now-stalled negotiations between Washington and...
  • Bolton’s Fears Misplaced: Overwhelming US Military Power Will Deter North Korea Indefinitely

    06/24/2020 9:58:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2020 | Daniel L. Davis
    In his new tell-all book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton claims the threat from North Korea today is “absolutely greater” than it was in 2016. One of Bolton’s chief complaints about Trump’s actions over the past two years was that he “gave away” joint drills that were “critical” to defend South Korea. Bolton, like many in Washington, sees great value in these military exercises—but this is a flawed understanding of how deterrence works. It is not regular drills that ensure U.S. deterrence of North Korea, but the overall capacity of our muscular, comprehensive military power in comparison to the...
  • North Korea Threatens ‘Sensational Event’ to End America

    06/22/2020 12:09:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    A statement from North Korea’s embassy in Moscow observing the 70th anniversary of the still-ongoing Korean War this weekend threatened a “sensational event” leading to the destruction of the United States. North Korea routinely threatened nuclear attacks on America for much of the past decade, peaking in intensity around 2016-2017. Pyongyang’s communist regime issued many of those threats in the form of videos simulating nuclear attacks on Washington, DC, and other major American cities. Following its most recent nuclear attack in September 2017, however, the United Nations approved of strict sanctions on North Korea that have crippled its economy and...
  • Rumors Of Wars: China, India, North Korea, South Korea, Israel And Turkey All Move Toward War

    06/17/2020 2:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIMIN ^ | 06/17/2020 | Michael Snyder
    As if we didn’t have enough already going on in 2020, now we are facing the possibility that several regional wars may erupt. China and India had both been pouring troops into a disputed border region, and now there has been an incident where they were actually killing each other. On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just blew up “a joint liaison office” that it had used for talks with the South Korean government. And in the Middle East, Turkey is warning of grave consequences if Israel goes ahead with a plan to annex portions of Judea and Samaria. If...
  • North Korea to deploy troops to demilitarized areas, restart drills

    06/16/2020 7:31:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    upi ^ | JUNE 16, 2020 / 9:59 PM | ByThomas Maresca
    North Korea announced Wednesday it would deploy troops to the Kaesong Industrial Zone and Mt. Kumgang tourist area, locations that were once the sites of joint economic ventures with South Korea, as Pyongyang continued to ratchet up tensions a day after it demolished an inter-Korean liaison office. The North will also reinstall guard posts that had been removed from the Demilitarized Zone and conduct military drills in border areas, according to a statement by a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army "Civil police posts that had been withdrawn from the Demilitarized Zone under the north-south agreement...
  • North Korea mysteriously locks down major border city (Russian border. Rason, a city of 20,000)

    05/14/2020 6:56:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-13-2020 | Lee Brown
    North Korea has mysteriously locked down a major border city, a move reportedly connected to either the coronavirus — or a planned event for missing-again despot Kim Jong Un. The Hermit Kingdom — one of the few nations on Earth claiming to be coronavirus-free — barred entry earlier this month to Rason, a city of 20,000 that is a major hub for trade with Russia and China, sources told Radio Free Asia Tuesday. The notoriously secretive nation has refused to tell its citizens why the city was suddenly locked down, RFA said. Many fear that it could be a sign...
  • North Korea ousts spy chief, head of Kim Jong Un’s security: report

    05/14/2020 6:05:25 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 14, 2020 | Lee Brown
    North Korea has axed its spy chief as well as the long-running head of Kim Jong Un’s security — signs of a major shakeup during the ongoing mystery over the dictator’s status. Jang Kil Song was ousted as head of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), the North’s military intelligence agency, according to the Korea Herald, citing a report by South Korea’s Unification Ministry. The RGB is behind the Hermit Kingdom’s most high-profile attacks as well as spy missions, including those against the US, the report says.
  • Trump Says He’s ‘Glad to See’ Kim Jong Un Back

    05/03/2020 5:45:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/03/2020 | Jack Phillips
    President Donald Trump responded to reports about North Korean despot Kim Jong Un, reposting state media photos that purport to show Kim attending a ceremony at a fertilizer factory. “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Kim’s attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was the first public appearance he’s made in about three weeks, and it comes amid speculation about his health. Several news outlets in Asia had reported that Kim, 36, was brain dead or had died, although South Korean officials said he was alive and still in control of the...
  • South Korea says troops exchange fire along North Korean border

    05/02/2020 10:39:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    uppermichiganssource.com ^ | 5/3/2020 | HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border. South Korea fired two rounds in response after issuing a warning broadcast, it said. MORE AT LINK
  • Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

    01/17/2020 12:58:01 PM PST · by edwinland · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JANUARY 17, 2020 | TOM MCTAGUE
    A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences,” he told the Financial Times. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” A term has been coined to describe this notion: Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks calls them “Trumportunities.” It is the idea that,...
  • Seb Gorka On Trump Doctrine: Beijing, Pyongyang, Moscow, Tehran ‘Now Know’ America’s Strength

    01/11/2020 9:36:30 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-11-2020 | by Robert Kraychik
    America’s adversaries know there is “no worse enemy” than the United States under President Donald Trump’s leadership, assessed Sebastian Gorka, host of the America First radio show and former deputy assistant to the president, offering his remarks in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday with host Matt Boyle. Gorka reflected on his work with Trump’s presidential transition team. “One of the first things we did on the official presidential transition team working for General Flynn, that great American patriot, and after the election, we were authorized — as transition teams are — to reach out to heads of state...
  • Russia, China to Hold More UN Talks on Lifting North Korea Sanctions

    12/30/2019 8:55:21 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Dec 30, 2019 | Reuters
    UN Security Council members are due to meet informally on Monday for a second round of negotiations on a Russian and Chinese proposal to lift a raft of sanctions on North Korea, a move that some diplomats say has little support. China and Russia are convening negotiations a day before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's deadline for the United States to show flexibility in stalled talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. North Korea has warned the United States could receive an unwanted "Christmas gift" if it fails. A top White House official said...
  • US on high alert for possible ‘Christmas gift’ missile from North Korea

    12/22/2019 8:25:09 PM PST · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    U.S. officials are on high alert for signs of a possible missile launch from North Korea in the coming days that officials have referred to as a “Christmas gift.” A significant launch or nuclear test would raise the end of North Korea's self-imposed moratorium on missile launches and tests. It would also be a major blow to one of President Trump’s major foreign policy goals to get North Korea back to the negotiating table to eliminate its nuclear weapons. In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, South Korean army soldiers stand guard at the Unification Bridge, which leads to the Panmunjom...