Tag Archives: North Korea

Secret Talks with Chi-Coms

Washington Free Beacon…

Defense officials will conduct a new round of informal but official nuclear weapons talks with China in the near future focusing on the “red lines” used by both sides in readying strategic forces in crises, according to U.S. officials. Talks come amid tensions over reports indicating China provided North Korea with road-mobile launchers for a new long-range missile. Full Report →


Exclusive: North Korea’s nuclear test ready “soon”

The Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket is pictured on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang April 8, 2012.


North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test, a senior source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing told Reuters, which will draw further international condemnation following a failed rocket launch if it goes ahead. Full Report →

N. Korean army vows to turn Seoul to ashes

Drones are displayed during a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15. North Korea's military Monday threatened "special actions" soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul's conservative government of defaming its leadership

Associated Foreign Press…

North Korea’s military Monday threatened “special actions” soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul’s conservative government of defaming its leadership. Full Report →

North Korea’s rocket launch ends in failure: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

Related: Clinton Warns North Korea of UN Action if Rocket Launched


North Korea’s much hyped long-range rocket launch on Friday ended in apparent failure, South Korean officials said, dealing a blow to the prestige of the reclusive and impoverished state that defied international pressure to push ahead with the plan. Full Report →

Official: North Korea Missile Launch Expected in Next 24 to 48 Hours

ABC News…

North Korea is expected to launch a long-range rocket in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to a U.S. official. Full Report →

Defiant North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket

A North Korean scientist looks at a monitor showing the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control centre of the Korean Committee of Space Technology on the outskirts of Pyongyang April 11, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip


Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said on Wednesday that it was injecting fuel “as we speak”, meaning it could blast off as early as Thursday. Full Report →

North Korea ‘planning third nuclear test’

The Financial Times…

SEOUL, April 8 – North Korea, pressing ahead with a rocket launch in defiance of a UN resolution, is also preparing a third nuclear weapons test, South Korean news reports said on Sunday, a move bound to scare neighbors and infuriate the west.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified intelligence source as saying North Korea was “clandestinely preparing a nuclear test” at the same location as the first two.

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The Hunt For Red Pyongyang: South Korea On Alert For Naval Attack After “Losing” 4 North Korean Subs


Just because the imminent launch of a North Korean rocket along a trajectory which will likely force Japan to strike it down, something which Pyongyang said would be equivalent to an act of war, was not enough, it now appears that South Korea has commenced the hunt for Red Pyongyang or four, as it is now “searching for four North Korean submarines that disappeared after leaving their bases on the tense peninsula.” ABC News reports that “A military source quoted in a South Korean newspaper says up to four North Korean submarines slipped out of port in recent days and have so far avoided detection. The source was also quoted as saying that Pyongyang has stepped up submarine infiltration drills as the weather has warmed.” As a result, “Seoul is now on alert for a possible strike against a South Korean naval ship.” This won’t be the first time a North Korean sub is implicated in potential wrongdoing: “The South accuses the North of using a midget submarine to sink the corvette the Cheonan two years ago, which left 46 South Korean sailors dead.”

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Red Alert: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

Washington Free Beacon…

The Pentagon recently activated its global missile shield in anticipation of North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, according to defense officials.

The measures include stepped-up electronic monitoring, deployment of missile interceptor ships, and activation of radar networks to areas near the Korean peninsula and western Pacific.

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President Obama Prepares for Nuclear Summit, Iran and North Korea Issues Loom

Voice of America…

President Obama is preparing for the second Nuclear Security Summit next Tuesday in Seoul. The president and other world leaders hope to better secure stocks of nuclear weapons and make nuclear energy safer.

Keeping the world’s nuclear weapons under control and out of the hands of terrorists are top goals for more than 50 leaders who will gather in the South Korean capital.

They hope to build on the commitments they made at the first Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by President Obama two years ago in Washington.

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