Tag: North Korea

As North Korea threatens, U.S. to send ‘strategic assets’ to Seoul

The United States will send “strategic” military assets to South Korea on a more regular basis to better deter North Korea, the South’s national security adviser said Thursday. The decision comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, with many analysts concerned that incendiary rhetoric, combined with more frequent flyovers […]

‘Declaration of war’: North Korea claims Trump speech brought ‘all options’ to the table

A North Korean official said President Trump’s comments last week to the United Nations General Assembly amounted to a U.S. “declaration of war” against the Hermit Kingdom — the latest rhetoric in a war of words that comes a day after a propaganda video from Pyongyang featured missiles demolishing a U.S. aircraft and jets.The 90-second […]

North Korea says Trump declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister claimed Monday that President Trump had declared war on his nation, which means Pyongyang has the right to shoot down US bombers even if they’re in international air space.“The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters […]

North Korea says US declared war, says it can shoot down bombers

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war, saying that gives the rogue regime the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers.Pyongyang could target planes even when they are not flying in North Korean airspace, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York.”The whole world should clearly remember […]

North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump ‘deranged’

North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his threats.Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Trump, whom he […]

If threatened, U.S. will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, Trump vows

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in […]

US on high alert amid North Korea’s cyber threats

North Korea’s threats against the U.S. have brought a heightened sense of awareness around cyber threats, according to current and former government officials, operators of critical industrial systems, and other experts.The U.N. Security Council last week approved new sanctions against Pyongyang, prompting vows of retaliation, specifically against the U.S. Sources said the programs and entities […]

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with North […]

Japan’s Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea: NYT

The international community must remain united and enforce sanctions against North Korea after its repeated launch of ballistic missiles, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in an editorial published in the New York Times on Sunday.Abe’s editorial was published before world leaders gather in New York for a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, […]

Haley: ‘Plenty of military options’ on North Korea

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that with limited diplomatic options, she would be “perfectly happy” to hand responsibility for dealing with North Korea over to Secretary of Defense James “Mattis because he has plenty of military options.””We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do […]