UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

AL JAZREEZA Aug. 6, 2017

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.

The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions”

Japan to take action with US after N Korea missile test

Prime Minister Abe says Japan ‘will take concrete action with the US’ after Scud missile crashes into Japanese waters.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country will join the United States in taking concrete action against North Korea after its latest ballistic missile test.

On Monday, North Korea test-fired a Scud missile into Japanese waters, the third test in as many weeks and the 12th this year – carried out in defiance of UN sanctions warnings and US threats of possible military action. Tiếp tục đọc “Japan to take action with US after N Korea missile test”

North Korea fires unidentified projectile from eastern region

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File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Monday from the region of Wonsan on its east coast in an easterly direction, South Korea’s military said. (AFP/STR)

The launch was immediately reported to President Moon Jae-in, who called a meeting of the National Security Council at 7.30am (6.30am Singapore time), the South Korean office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The projectile was likely a ballistic missile, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said, citing an unidentified source.

The projectile is likely to fall within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Yonhap news reported citing an unidentified source in Japan as saying.

North Korea last test-fired a ballistic missile on May 21 towards the sea off its east coast and on Sunday said it had tested a new anti-aircraft weapon supervised by leader Kim Jong Un. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea fires unidentified projectile from eastern region”

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

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People watch a TV news programme showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay said on Sunday (May 21).

The meeting was requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea, Uruguay’s mission to the United Nations said. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea”

North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

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North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets.

 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to North Korean scientists and technicians, who developed missile “Hwasong-12” in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

The North’s KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test which also verified the functioning of the solid-fuel engine for the Pukguksong-2 missile and ordered it for deployment in field action. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance”

North Korea launches another missile: South Korea

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South Korea’s defence ministry says unidentified projectile was fired from an area just north of Pyongyang.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile this month, according to South Korea's military, days after a new leader took office in Seoul [EPA]
North Korea fired a ballistic missile this month, according to South Korea’s military, days after a new leader took office in Seoul [EPA]

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile, South Korea’s military said, a week after its latest missile launch.

South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the projectile took off on Sunday afternoon from a location near Pukchang.

The missile flew about 500 kilometres and was believed to have landed in waters off its east coast, South Korea’s military said. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea launches another missile: South Korea”

North Korea fires unidentified projectile, says South

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Russia ‘worried’ about rising tensions as China calls for restraint after Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test.

 

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile that flew 700km, South Korea’s military said, days after a new leader took office in Seoul pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

The missile was fired early on Sunday from the region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang, where North Korea in February successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile that it is believed to be developing. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea fires unidentified projectile, says South”

North Korea launches missile but test ends in failure

Unsuccessful testfire in eastern coastal city comes hours before US vice-president is due to arrive in Seoul

North Korea’s missile launch comes just a day after a huge military parade in Pyongyang to mark the birth anniversary of founder Kim Il-sung.
North Korea’s missile launch comes just a day after a huge military parade in Pyongyang to mark the birth anniversary of founder Kim Il-sung. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has defied Donald Trump’s demands for it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, launching a missile from an eastern port city on Sunday morning.

However, the test appeared to fail. “The missile blew up almost immediately,” the United States Pacific Command said in a statement. “The type of missile is still being assessed.” Reuters reported one US official as saying it was confident the failed projectile was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea launches missile but test ends in failure”

North Korea state media warns of nuclear strike if provoked as US warships approach

SEOUL: North Korean state media on Tuesday (Apr 11) warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a US pre-emptive strike as a US Navy strike group led by a nuclear-powered aircraft steamed towards the western Pacific.

Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its strikes last week against Syria and amid concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea state media warns of nuclear strike if provoked as US warships approach”

US strike group heads towards Korean Peninsula

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Third Fleet says USS Carl Vinson making its way to the Western Pacific Ocean following North Korean ‘provocations’.

The Carl Vinson strike group includes an aircraft carrier [Erik De Castro/Reuters]
The Carl Vinson strike group includes an aircraft carrier [Erik De Castro/Reuters]

The Pentagon says a group of US warships is headed to the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula.

The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes an aircraft carrier and will make its way from Singapore towards the Korean Peninsula.

The development comes in response to North Korea’s “reckless, irresponsible” conduct, a US navy official said, referring to recent missile tests.

“US Pacific Command ordered the Carl Vinson Strike Group north as a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the Western Pacific,” Commander Dave Benham, spokesperson at US Pacific Command, told AFP news agency. Tiếp tục đọc “US strike group heads towards Korean Peninsula”

North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council

belfasttelegraph April 6 2017

A man watches a TV report covering North Korea's missile testing, in Seoul, South Korea (AP) 1 1
A man watches a TV report covering North Korea’s missile testing, in Seoul, South Korea (AP)

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and demanded a halt to all tests.

Security Council officials claimed they violate UN sanctions and “are significantly increasing tension in the region and beyond”. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council”