North Korea suggests it may resume nuclear, missile tests, slams ‘hostile’ US

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North Korea would bolster its defenses against the United States and consider restarting “all temporally-suspended activities,” state media KCNA reported on Thursday, January 20, an apparent reference to a self-imposed moratorium on testing its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Tension has been rising over a recent series of North Korean missile tests. A US push… Continue reading North Korea suggests it may resume nuclear, missile tests, slams ‘hostile’ US

North Korea tests railway-borne missile amid rising tension with US

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North Korea tested a railway-borne missile in its firing drills on Friday, state media KCNA said on Saturday, January 15, amid the United States’ push for fresh sanctions against the isolated state following its recent series of weapons tests. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said two short-range ballistic missiles travelled about 430 kilometers (267… Continue reading North Korea tests railway-borne missile amid rising tension with US

North Korea’s Kim calls for more ‘military muscle’ after watching hypersonic missile test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for boosting the country’s strategic military forces as he observed the test of a hypersonic missile, state media said on Wednesday, January 12, officially attending a missile launch for the first time in nearly two years. On Tuesday authorities in South Korea and Japan detected the suspected launch,… Continue reading North Korea’s Kim calls for more ‘military muscle’ after watching hypersonic missile test

North Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week

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North Korea fired what was believed to a ballistic missile on Tuesday, January 11, South Korea’s military and the Japanese coast guard said, the second apparent missile launch in less than a week after the reclusive state’s leader urged more military advances. The suspected ballistic missile launch was detected around 7:27 a.m. (2227 GMT) from… Continue reading North Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week

North Korea fires suspected missile as South Korea breaks ground for ‘peace’ railway

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, January 5, just hours before South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail line he hopes will eventually connect the divided Korean peninsula. The first launch since October 2021 underscored leader Kim Jong-un’s New Year vow to bolster… Continue reading North Korea fires suspected missile as South Korea breaks ground for ‘peace’ railway

Flanked by nuclear missile, North Korean leader says US, South Korea threaten peace

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Standing beside North Korea’s largest missiles, leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South Korea, state media said on Tuesday, October 12. Pyongyang was only increasing its military in self-defense and not to start a war,… Continue reading Flanked by nuclear missile, North Korean leader says US, South Korea threaten peace

North Korea fires anti-aircraft missile in latest test

North Korea has successfully fired a new anti-aircraft missile, state media said Friday as the UN Security Council failed to issue a statement after an emergency meeting on the recent flurry of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed nation. The anti-aircraft missile had a “remarkable combat performance” and included twin rudder controls and other new technologies,… Continue reading North Korea fires anti-aircraft missile in latest test

N. Korea’s Kim condemns US dialogue offer as ‘facade’: state media

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un condemned a US offer of dialogue as a “facade”, state media reported Thursday, and accused the Joe Biden administration of continuing a hostile policy against his nuclear-armed country. Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have been largely at a standstill since the collapse of the Hanoi summit between Kim and… Continue reading N. Korea’s Kim condemns US dialogue offer as ‘facade’: state media

North Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, September 29, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system. North Korea fired the missile off its east coast towards the sea on Tuesday, September 28, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang… Continue reading North Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test

North Korea fires missile, accuses US of ‘double standards’

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North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, September 28, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their “double standards” on weapons programs to restart talks. The missile was launched from the central north province of Jagang at around 6:40… Continue reading North Korea fires missile, accuses US of ‘double standards’