North Korea says call to declare end of Korean War is premature

South Korea’s call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of the “US hostile policy” toward Pyongyang, North Korea state media KCNA reported on Friday, September 24, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song. South Korea President Moon Jae-in on… Continue reading North Korea says call to declare end of Korean War is premature

Neighbors condemn ‘outrageous’ North Korea ballistic missiles test

North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, September 15, South Korea’s military said, ratcheting up regional tensions just days after testing a cruise missile with possible nuclear capabilities. The launches came amid a flurry of activity on the peninsula, including high-level diplomatic talks and South Korea’s testing a… Continue reading Neighbors condemn ‘outrageous’ North Korea ballistic missiles test

North Korea puts hazmat suits on parade for national day, but no missiles

KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its foundation with a nighttime military parade in the capital, state media reported on Thursday, September 9, publishing photographs of marching rows of personnel in orange hazmat suits but no ballistic missiles. Kim Jong-un, the leader of the reclusive state, attended the event as paramilitary and public security… Continue reading North Korea puts hazmat suits on parade for national day, but no missiles

South Korea, US to begin joint military drills despite North Korea rebuke

Ken Scar/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

South Korea and the United States will begin their annual joint military drills on Monday, August 16, the South’s military said on Sunday, August 15, amid North Korea’s warnings of a diplomatic and security crisis. South Korea and the United States regularly stage military exercises, mainly in the spring and summer, but North Korea has… Continue reading South Korea, US to begin joint military drills despite North Korea rebuke