Tag: North Korea

North Korea is nearing its goal: a nuclear bomb that can hit the U.S.

North Korea has spent decades developing nuclear devices and the missiles to launch them while threatening to flatten cities in the US, Australia, and Asia. Though experts in the past could credibly dismiss those threats as fantasy, North Korea has recently made swift progress toward that end. “I wouldn’t be incredibly surprised if it happened […]

China And The U.S. Are Cooling Their Cooperation To Curb North Korea

Give the world’s two superpowers credit for effort but don’t expect a whole lot more. Since the presidents of China and the United States met for their first time in April, they’ve spoken the language of cooperation to hobble North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs spearheaded by the enigmatic leader Kim Jong-un. To appease […]

The Dangerous Conflict With North Korea | June 2017

North Korean President Kim Jong-un has openly stated that North Korea will develop intercontinental ballistic missiles that will reach the United States. Since North Korea already possesses nuclear weapons, President Trump sees the development of missiles that can reach the U.S. as an existential threat to America. He has stated that under no circumstances will […]

U.S. weighs sanctions on countries doing business with North Korea

The United States is weighing imposing sanctions on countries that do business with North Korea and looking for ways to revive strained relations with Russia, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.At a committee hearing, he also defended President Donald Trumps plans for steep reductions in U.S. spending on diplomacy and foreign aid. […]

US: North Korea ‘most urgent and dangerous threat’

North Korea’s advancing missile and nuclear programmes are the “most urgent and dangerous” threat to US national security, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said. Mattis said the “most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security is North Korea”, adding that its “continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased […]

North Korea fires anti-ship missiles, says South Korea

North Korea has fired several anti-ship cruise missiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military says. Authorities said the weapons, launched on Thursday morning near the city of Wonsan, appeared to be short-range “surface-to-ship” missiles. They flew about 200km (125 miles) before landing in the water. Repeated ballistic missile tests by the North this year […]

Russia says North Korea’s nukes are a ‘direct threat’

A top Russian official said Sunday at a security conference in Singapore that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are a “direct threat to Russia.” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told defense ministers and experts from 39 countries that Pyongyang’s missile defense system “has a real function.” “That is why it is alarming. And it is […]

North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program

North Korea “fully rejects” the latest U.N sanctions against its citizens and entities as a “hostile act” and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such […]

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea presses on with missile tests

About 100 school children and their parents are holding a clean-up on the field of the local elementary school in this small fishing and farming town, when an alarm warns of an impending missile attack and they run for the school gymnasium. The siren “rang all of a sudden while we were picking grass, so […]

Mattis calls North Korea’s threats ‘clear and present danger,’ criticizes ally China

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in no uncertain terms Saturday that North Korea presented a “clear and present danger,” while also criticizing China for ratcheting up the tension over contested islands in the South China Sea. His sharp words for both countries suggested he believed China would, out of self-interest, pressure North Korea to halt […]