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 accuses UN Security Council of double standards over missile test

North Korea said on Sunday, October 3, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) applied double standards over military activities among UN member states, state media KCNA said, amid international criticism over its recent missile tests. The Council met behind closed doors on Friday, October 1, upon requestsfrom the United States and other countries over the… Continue reading North Korea accuses UN Security Council of double standards over missile test

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

China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission

China strongly condemned Britain on Monday for sailing a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was behavior that “harbored evil intentions” and that the Chinese military followed the vessel and warned it away. A post on the ship’s Twitter account said HMS Richmond passed through the strait en route to Vietnam. It had… Continue reading China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission

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’

Japan names China, Russia, North Korea as threats in cyberspace

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The Japanese government adopted on Monday a draft cybersecurity strategy for the next 3 years, naming China, Russia and North Korea as cyberattack threats for the first time. The strategy, expected to be endorsed by the Cabinet soon, said the situation in cyberspace contains the “risk of rapidly developing into a critical situation” and that… Continue reading Japan names China, Russia, North Korea as threats in cyberspace

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

South Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, September 15, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as it aims to better counter North Korea’s growing capabilities. South Korea’s missile test came the same day as North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles off its east… Continue reading South Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile