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Hawaii just tested its nuclear attack warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War
38 North: Commercial satellite imagery from November indicates that North Korea's SLBM program is advancing as it prepares its second missile test stand barge for service at the Nampo Navy Shipyard.
Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology
Lavrov: there are people in Washington wishing to provoke Pyongyang to new reckless actions
Lavrov: if U.S. wants to destroy N. Korea, it's playing with fire, making great mistake
South Korea agrees to deal for sustainable Arctic fishing
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Huge celebration in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square. Fireworks, massive crowds mark the successful launch of North Korea's most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile yet, the Hwasong-15. These 'spontaneous' celebrations are often mandatory for DPRK citizens.
South Korea Mindef confirm today: missile is able to reach Washington D.C.
KCNA: "This is an extra-large event and a great victory that could be brought only by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the peerlessly great man."
KCNA: "The accomplishment of the historic cause of completing the state nuclear force is a gift of loyalty presented to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who devoted their whole lives to prosperity of the country and the nation."
KCNA: "The contesters presented wonderful Kimchi, traditional national dish and worldwide health food, thus demonstrating the development of Korean food culture. A variety of Kimchi…were highly appreciated by the participants for their peculiar aroma and refreshing taste."
KCNA: "A Kimchi contest of service centers and housewives in Pyongyang was held…The contest judged processes of pickling, making condiments and soaking and included the process of sampling un-sliced cabbage Kimchi."
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US Army RC-12X Huron 89-00273 airborne
"I'm not willing to say that diplomacy has not worked" per US SecDef Jim Mattis re North Korea DPRK "We will continue to work diplomatically"
@EllemanIISS: "It now appears that the Hwasong-15 can deliver a 1,000-kg payload to any point on the US mainland. North Korea has almost certainly developed a nuclear warhead that weighs less than 700 kg, if not one considerably lighter."
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Satellite photos show North Korea apparently prepping to reuse launch site
: "[@POTUS's] administration is focused on one big thing when it comes to North Korea, and that's denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. That's our 1 priority."
"He's going to continue to speak to all the relevant stakeholders" about DPRK, says @PressSec.
@PressSec "Denuclearization" of DPRK is "number one priority" and not focused on anything beyond that, says @PressSec in response to my question about whether this administration now advocates government change in Pyongyang.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov rejects U.S. call to cut ties with North Korea, saying Russia believes sanctions pressure is "exhausted" and U.S. appears to be provoking Pyongyang.
US intel has designated North Korea's new Hwasong-15 ICBM the KN22 already. Quick designation turnaround. (We've gone from KN14 to KN22 in ~10 months.)
Hwasong 15/화성15/火星15型 launch images and video
"President Trump committed to sending a high-level delegation to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics," White House says.
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Readout just issued by @WhiteHouse of 2nd @[email protected]
call since latest DPRK missile launch says "they discussed next steps to respond to this most recent provocation by North Korea, including how to bring maximum pressure to bear on the government."
No readout from @WhiteHouse yet on the call, but Blue House adds @POTUS "expressed full support" for ROK enhancing its defense capabilities "through acquisition or development of advanced military assets."
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Germany is recalling one of its diplomats to North Korea - not the ambassador - in response to Pyongyang's latest missile launch, Foreign Minister @sigmargabriel says in Washington
@moonriver365 and @POTUS phone call lasted for one hour, according to officials in Seoul.
In another phone call today, @moonriver365 and @POTUS agreed on strong sanctions and pressure to get the DPRK to "voluntarily gives up developing nuclear weapons and missiles and come out for dialogue," according to Blue House.
ROK President @moonriver365 says it's uncertain if DPRK has yet mastered the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead for placement atop an ICBM.
US presses China to cut off oil deliveries to North Korea
The latest actions of the US seemed to be aimed at provoking Pyongyang into new sharp actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
1 Monat zuvor [email protected]
_jackkeane: North Korea's mobile missiles pose no early warning, which will be the U.S. greatest challenge
KCNA: "The participants danced to the tune of songs 'Our Leader Loved by the People' and 'The Country of the People,' extending the highest glory…to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who registered a great success in…completing the state nuclear force."
KCNA: "The successful test-fire of the new-type ICBM Hwasong-15 has thrown all servicepersons and civilians of the DPRK into great joy and excitement…Dancing parties were displayed by working people of various circles and youth and students in different parts of Pyongyang."
: The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
4.9M earthquake hit offshore in Japan Sea(East Sea)
Russia rejects US call to cut North Korea ties: Foreign Minister Lavrov
South Korean chartered flight to bring home Koreans stranded by Bali eruption
KCNA: "A British committee for remembering leader Kim Jong Il was formed in London on Nov. 20. Dermot Hudson, chairman of the British Association for the Study of Songun Policy, was elected chairman of the remembrance committee."
We have a wonderful relationship with PM Modi and India. A part of our constant conversations is do more to help with North Korea. It is a global problem and threat. Hope India will do more and we'll continue to have those conversations with government: Heather Nauert, US State Department
Bank of Korea hikes key rate by 0.25 pct point for first time in more than 6 yrs
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.