Tag: North Korea

Iran may have helped rogue state, Britain fears

IRAN may have been secretly helping North Korea rapidly advance its nuclear weapons program, it has emerged. The UK Foreign Office is investigating whether the secretive state has received help in developing this technology. UK media site The Telegraph reported the British Government is looking at whether “current and former nuclear states” have been assisting […]

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its largest nuclear bomb test, after the United States watered-down the text of a resolution to appease China and Russia.   A week ago, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for the “strongest […]

Nuclear inspiration: Has North Korea emboldened Iran?

Israel is worried about the impact an unchecked rogue nuclear state could have on Iran’s own military ambitions. “Only a determined international response [to North Korea] will prevent other states from behaving in the same way,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a rare response to the North Korean nuclear crisis. It issued its statement after […]

Mattis warns of ‘massive military response’ if North threatens U.S.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a warning to North Korea Sunday afternoon following the North’s testing of a powerful nuclear bomb, vowing a “massive military response” if the rogue nation threatens the U.S., CNN reported. “Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a […]

US envoy tells UN: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would look at countries doing business with the North — which include […]

S. Korea continues military drills after N. Korean nuke test

South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea Tuesday as Seoul continued its displays of military capability following U.S. warnings of a “massive military response” after North Korea detonated its largest-ever nuclear test explosion. South Korea’s presidential office also said Washington and Seoul have agreed to remove bilaterally agreed warhead restrictions on South Korean missiles, […]

North Korea ‘has missile-ready nuclear weapon’

North Korea says it has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that can be loaded on to a ballistic missile. The state news agency released pictures of leader Kim Jong-un inspecting what it said was a new hydrogen bomb. There has been no independent verification of the claims. International experts say the North has made […]

Germany tries to defuse N.Korea tensions, praises China

Germany on Wednesday vowed to do all it could to defuse tensions between the United States and North Korea, lauding China’s role in pressuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to delay plans to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam. But Berlin played down the idea that Germany could be a significant mediator […]

North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment. The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence […]

New US sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea signed into law

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation that intensifies sanctions on Russia, particularly its oil and mining industries, and places new sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The law also gives Congress the power to veto the easing of sanctions on Russia by the president. Trump had little choice but to sign the bill as […]