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 launches 2nd hypersonic missile in fiery test

North Korea fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, January 6, its second such test as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearization talks. The launch on Wednesday, January 5, was the first by North Korea since October and was detected by… Continue reading North Korea launches 2nd hypersonic missile in fiery test

Japan and US vow more defense cooperation to counter Chinese threat

The United States and Japan on Friday, January 7, voiced strong concern about China’s growing might in unambiguous terms and pledged to work together against attempts to destabilize the region. The comments from the two allies, in a joint statement that followed a virtual meeting of their foreign and defense ministers, highlight how deepening alarm… Continue reading Japan and US vow more defense cooperation to counter Chinese threat

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

North Korea tested new ‘submarine-launched ballistic missile’

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North Korea successfully tested a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported Wednesday as the nuclear-armed country seeks to show off its ever-expanding military capabilities. Tuesday’s test, carried out near Sinpo, the site of a major naval dockyard, came as both Koreas build up their weapons technology in what could become an arms… Continue reading North Korea tested new ‘submarine-launched ballistic missile’

North Korea fires ballistic missile, disrupts Japanese election campaign start

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North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, October 19, pulling Japan’s new prime minister off the campaign trail and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair in Seoul. The launch, reported by officials in South Korea and Japan, came after US and South Korean envoys met in… Continue reading North Korea fires ballistic missile, disrupts Japanese election campaign start

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