North Korea may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific: Foreign Minister

 
North Korea has shrugged off numerous sets of sanctions aimed at crimping its nuclear and missile programmes, and this month unveiled what it said was a working hydrogen bomb. (Photo: AFP/STR)

 

NEW YORK: North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, its foreign minister said on Thursday (Sep 21).

Ri Yong Ho was asked what leader Kim Jong Un might do after President Donald Trump warned that the United States would “totally destroy North Korea” if it was forced to defend itself or its allies. Continue reading “North Korea may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific: Foreign Minister”

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Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

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South Korea and the US also stage exercises in the Korean Peninsula, conducting a joint bombing drill.

The naval drills are being conducted near Vladivostok and the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk [STR/AFP/Getty Images]

China and Russia have started joint naval drills in the waters near the Russia-North Korea border, local media reported.

The exercises, which began on Monday off Russia’s southeastern port of Vladivostok, are the second part of China and Russia’s ‘Joint Sea-2017’ programme that started in June. Continue reading “Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea”

UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in watered-down version of initial resolution.

The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]
The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its sixth and largest nuclear test.

With backing from China and Russia, the council voted 15-0 on Monday to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.

The resolution is a watered-down version of the original US proposal. Continue reading “UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea”

World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

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Criticism of Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Pyongyang claimed a "perfect success" with its sixth and most powerful nuclear test [Toru Hanai/Reuters]
Pyongyang claimed a “perfect success” with its sixth and most powerful nuclear test [Toru Hanai/Reuters]

President Donald Trump has reacted to what he is calling “a major nuclear test” by North Korea, branding the North “a rogue nation” whose “words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous” to the United States.

Trump said on Sunday “we’ll see” when asked by reporters if he planned to attack North Korea. Continue reading “World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea”

China ‘strongly condemns North Korean nuclear test’: Foreign ministry

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This undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on Sep 2 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending a photo session in Pyongyang. (Photo: AFP/STR)

North Korea “has ignored the international community’s widespread opposition, again carrying out a nuclear test. China’s government expresses resolute opposition and strong condemnation toward this”, the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website. Continue reading “China ‘strongly condemns North Korean nuclear test’: Foreign ministry”

North Korea announces successful hydrogen bomb test hours after tremors

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A tremor of 6.3-magnitude at a depth of 10km struck North Korea, according to the US Geological Survey, (USGS) on Sunday (Sep 3). (Image: USGS)

The hydrogen bomb test ordered by leader Kim Jong Un was a “perfect success” and was a “meaningful” step in completing the country’s nuclear weapons programme, state television said. Continue reading “North Korea announces successful hydrogen bomb test hours after tremors”

UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests

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Security Council condemns North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an ‘outrageous’ threat.

The Security Council demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons programmes [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday as an “outrageous” threat and demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons and programmes.

In a statement the 15-member Security Council said it was of “vital importance” that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions and called on all states to implement United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang. Continue reading “UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests”

China: Korean tensions at ‘tipping point’

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Beijing urges US, South Korea to halt military exercises, as White House considers ‘all options’ after missile launch.

China has urged all parties in the dispute to take steps to de-escalate tensions [File: Reuters]

China has warned that tensions on the Korean peninsula have reached a “tipping point” after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as “unprecedented” and a “grave threat” to his country’s security.

Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry, urged all sides on Tuesday to avoid provocations, repeating Beijing’s call for Pyongyang to suspend missile tests, while proposing that the United States and South Korea China halt ongoing joint military exercises. Continue reading “China: Korean tensions at ‘tipping point’”

North Korea missile launch fails: US

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US military officials say three North Korean short range ballistic missiles failed, in first known launches since July.

Latest launch comes during an annual joint military exercise between the US and South Korea [File: Kim Won-Jin /AFP]

Three North Korea short range ballistic missiles failed on Saturday, a temporary blow to Pyongyang’s rapid nuclear and missile expansion, US military officials said.

The US Pacific Command said in a statement that two of North Korea’s missiles failed in flight after an unspecified distance, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. Continue reading “North Korea missile launch fails: US”

US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang

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Fresh UN sanctions come amid ASEAN meeting, where Chinese minister is urging North Korean official to abide by measures.

The United States, China, Japan and South Korea have all welcomed tough new UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday praised the approval of new UN sanctions agreed a day earlier, calling the move a “very good outcome.” Continue reading “US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang”

UNSC to hold emergency meeting on N.Korea

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UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday after North Korea said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomats said.

The United States — which confirmed it was an ICBM launch — backed by Japan and South Korea, requested the urgent meeting that is scheduled for 3pm (1900 GMT). Continue reading “UNSC to hold emergency meeting on N.Korea”

Hàn Quốc đã giàu lên nhờ cuộc chiến Việt Nam thế nào?

Phần 1- Lật lại sự can dự của lính Hàn Quốc ở Việt Nam?

VNY – 16 thg 6, 2017 – Từ ngày 22/9/1963 đến ngày 30/4/1975, Hàn Quốc đã gửi 312.853 lượt binh lính sang tham chiến ở Việt Nam.

Phần 2- Hàn Quốc đã giàu lên nhờ cuộc chiến Việt Nam thế nào?

18 thg 6, 2017 – Trong 8 năm đưa quân sang Việt Nam, Hàn Quôc được cho là đã thu được hơn 5 tỷ USD từ nhiều nguồn của Mỹ. Nhờ đó, GDP của Hàn Quốc trong 10 năm từ 1963 đến 1973 đã tăng gấp 4 lần.

Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier treated for ‘severe neurological injury’

  • College student in Cincinnati hospital after returning from Pyongyang in coma
  • Warmbier’s father says son was ‘terrorized and brutalized’ during detention
Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor for ‘committing hostile acts’ against North Korea.
Otto Warmbier, pictured here in 2016, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor for ‘committing hostile acts’ against North Korea. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home state of Ohio in a coma suffered a “severe neurological injury”, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Otto Warmbier is in stable condition at the University of Cincinnati medical center with his mother by his side, a hospital spokeswoman, Kelly Martin, said on Thursday. Doctors planned an update later Thursday. Continue reading “Ex-North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier treated for ‘severe neurological injury’”

North Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test launch of newly developed anti-ship cruise missiles, the country’s official KCNA news agency reported on Friday.

 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on during a ballistic rocket test-fire through a precision control guidance system in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 30, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test launch of a new type of anti-ship cruise missiles that can accurately hit targets such as an enemy battleship, the country’s official KCNA news agency reported on Friday.

The new cruise rocket is “a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships attempting at military attack on the DPRK from the ground at will,” KCNA said. DPRK is short for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Pyongyang launched what appeared to be several land-to-sea missiles early on Thursday off its east coast, which flew about 200 km (124 miles), South Korea’s military said.

The missile launch came less than a week after the United Nations Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea, and drew condemnation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in who has hoped to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.

North Korea’s official media routinely report on such missile launches the following day.

“The launched cruise rockets accurately detected and hit the floating targets on the East Sea of Korea after making circular flights,” KCNA said, referring to the sea that divides the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

The rocket, tested from a tracked mobile launcher, was a new weapon North Korea displayed for the first time in a military parade earlier this year, KCNA said. Experts said the new anti-ship missile has four launching canisters.

North Korea unveiled a number of new weapons at a massive military parade on April 15 to mark the anniversary of the birth of the state’s founding leader and has since tested some of them.

Under third-generation leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been conducting missile tests at an unprecedented pace in an effort to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the mainland United States.

The isolated country, which has conducted dozens of missile tests and tested two nuclear bombs since the beginning of 2016 in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, says the programme is necessary to counter U.S. aggression.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Soyoung Kim; Editing by G Crosse and James Dalgleish)

Source: Reuters