Tag: North Korea

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘positive and offensive’ security policy

North Korea’s leader has called for “positive and offensive measures” to ensure the country’s “sovereignty and security”, state media said. Kim Jong-un was speaking at a multi-day gathering of party leaders in Pyongyang – unusual for this time of the year. The comments come amid concerns that the North could end negotiations on denuclearisation with […]

US promises action on any North Korea missile test

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday. Washington has many “tools in its tool kit” to respond to any such test, O’Brien said in […]

U.S. Officials Bracing for Imminent North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Military and intelligence officials are nervously keeping close tabs on activity in North Korea as they prepare for what many experts believe will be a major missile test in the near future. That test could very well be of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach U.S. shores. And for now, all officials are able […]

North Korea Conducts Artillery Firing at Kim’s Order

North Korean troops performed artillery drills near the disputed sea boundary with South Korea at the order of leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Monday, drawing an immediate rebuke from the South amid stalled nuclear talks. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said that the firing happened when Kim inspected a military unit on […]

North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

North Korea on Sunday said it’s running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn’t be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy from derailing. In a statement published by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News […]

Two secret churches in North Korea show how powerful the Bible really is

In the early morning light, a small group of North Korean believers meets on the riverbank, lugging their fishing gear with them. Quietly, they load into a small boat and push off from land. It’s not until they’re far into the middle of the river that they dare to dig through their gear and pull […]

North Korea brands Trump’s US security report ‘criminal’

North Korea has branded a US security document citing the possible use of “overwhelming force” against Pyongyang as “criminal”, state media report.Its foreign ministry accused President Donald Trump of seeking “the total subordination of the world” with his new US national security strategy.Mr Trump said on Monday that Washington had to deal with the challenge […]

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea’s “murderous regime” on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s half brother in February. Trump said the designation as a state sponsor of terror was long overdue, and he promised a new wave of […]

Mattis: The Nuclear Threat From North Korea Is ‘Accelerating’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday that the threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea is intensifying. Speaking alongside South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in Seoul, Mattis said Pyongyang was ramping up its “illegal and unnecessary” weapons program.“North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbors and the world through its […]

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea’s advancing nuke and missile programs.The live-fire exercise included 14 NATO warships, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. During the maneuver, USS Donald Cook, […]