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

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’

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

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

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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

US, Japan, South Korea prepare for possible meeting on North Korea – report

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The United States, South Korea and Japan are preparing for a possible meeting of officials handling North Korea next week in Tokyo, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday, September 7. Arrangements were being made for talks between the US envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, and his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, the report said,… Continue reading US, Japan, South Korea prepare for possible meeting on North Korea – report

South Korea developing more powerful missiles to deter North Korea

South Korea is in the final stages of developing a ballistic missile that can carry a warhead of up to 3 tons, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday, September 2, as the country unveiled budget proposals aimed at bolstering its defenses against North Korea. In its defense blueprint for 2022-2026, the defense ministry said it… Continue reading South Korea developing more powerful missiles to deter North Korea