4 month ago
North Koreans in Pyongyang celebrate announcement of new ICBM missile test (Pics: @AFPphoto)
North Korea says it successfully tested a new intercontinental missile that can hit "the entire continental US" Official television said the launch was "authorized and personally witnessed by Kim Jong-un"
KCNA: "As a responsible nuclear power and a peace-loving state, the DPRK will make every possible effort to serve the noble purpose of defending peace and stability of the world."
KCNA: Nuclear weapons "would not pose any threat to any country and region as long as the interests of the DPRK are not infringed upon. This is our solemn declaration."
KCNA: "The development and advancement of the strategic weapon of the DPRK are to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country from the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threat, and to ensure the peaceful life of the people."
KCNA: "After watching the successful launch of the new type ICBM Hwasong-15, Kim Jong Un declared with pride that now we have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power."
KCNA: "Upon authorization of the WPK and the government of the DPRK, ICBM Hwasong-15 was launched at 02:48 on Nov. 29, Juche 106 (2017) in the suburbs of Pyongyang under the guidance of Comrade Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "This system has much greater advantages in its tactical and technological specifications and technical characteristics than Hwasong-14 whose test-fire was conducted in July last."
KCNA: "The ICBM Hwasong-15 type weaponry system is an intercontinental ballistic rocket tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the U.S."
KCNA: "The test-fire of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15, newly developed under the political resolution and strategic decision of the Workers' Party of Korea, was successfully carried out."
North Korea says it successfully tested a new, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the entire mainland US
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of our Party, state and army, gave an autographic order to test-fire the newly developed inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 on Nov. 28, Juche 106."
: After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't and military! Dems shouldn't hold troop funding hostage for amnesty and illegal immigration. I ran on stopping illegal immigration and won big. They can't now threaten a shutdown to get their demands.
KCNA: "Japan has persistently tried to prove the conditions of 'emergency' around Japan by taking the advantage of the situation on the Korean peninsula while trying to use it as a pretext for the increase in the defence budget and military capabilities."
@icao tells @VOA_Korean it received no notification from DPRK of its missile launch.
Sen. Lindsey Graham told @CNNSitRoom on North Korea's latest missile test: "If we have to go to war to stop this, we will." He warned, "If there's a war with North Korea it will be because North Korea brought it on itself, and we're headed to a war if things don't change."
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
North Korea official says world should expect 7th nuclear test
Japan government says @AbeShinzo and @POTUS in phone call agreed to boost deterrence capability against the DPRK in response to latest missile launch by Pyongyang.
South Korea will continue to pursue strong sanctions until North Korea halts "provocations" and is open to dialogue, Moon says per Yonhap
President Moon: "If North Korea won't stop it's military provocations, there will be no place for peace"
Moon strongly condemns North Korea's missile launch as 'reckless' provocation
4 month ago
Emergency UN Security Council meeting on DPRK set for tomorrow, according to @USUN.
There will be a hastily arranged telephone call shortly between @POTUS and @AbeShinzo, @VOANews has learned.
Tillerson statement after North Korea missile launch: "Diplomatic options remain viable and open, for now."
DPRK missile program "endangers world peace, regional peace and certainly the United States," says Mattis
"It's a research and development effort on their part," adds Mattis
"In light of the missile launch they'll be here fairly quickly," @POTUS says of @SenSchumer and @NancyPelosi absence at today's @WhiteHouse meeting.
Japan requesting emergency meeting of UN Security Council over North Korea missile - PM Abe
North Korea missile launch is the highest yet, poses worldwide threat, US Defense Secretary Mattis says
This latest DPRK missile launch "would have more than enough range to reach Washington, DC, and in fact any part of the continental United States."
Trump says missile launch does not change U.S. approach to North Korea issue
Defense Secretary Mattis says North Korea launched an ICBM that went higher than any shot they have taken
The launch does not change the US approach to the DPRK issue, adds @POTUS
After North Korea test, US President Trump says "We will take care of it"
Trump says North Korea launch 'is a situation that we will handle'
ROK drill involved an Army missile unit, a Navy Aegis ship and Air Force's KF-16 fighter jet, "each firing a missile at a simulated target set in consideration of the distance to the site where the North's shot the ballistic missile," according to @YonhapNews
North Korean ICBM missile falls within Japan Exclusive Economic Zone, Japanese defence minister says
4 month ago
David Wright estimates for this afternoon's North Korea missile launch indicates a range of greater than 13,000 km. This is with whatever payload was carried today, which could have been very light, much lighter than a nuclear weapon. @UCSUSA
Slutsky says will call head of Duma delegation currently in North Korea immediately and suggest he condemn missile launch: Interfax
Reported N.Korean missile launch is provocation - Federation Council member Klintsevich - IFX
Per David Wright at @UCSUSA, this North Korean missile test demonstrates a 13,000 km range — all US territory in range
Missile launch threatens State Duma delegation visiting North Korea - Russian MP
DPRK missile appears to have broken into pieces and closest point to land for splashdown was ~ 210 km west of Hokkaido, according to @nhk_news
Slutsky intends to get in touch with State Duma delegation now in North Korea over reported ballistic missile launch - Interfax
European Union spokeswoman says North Korea's missile launch "is a further violation of its international obligations"
DPRK launch in "middle of the night was interesting – perhaps fear of pre-emption," says @Rmanning4. "But getting spun up every time he acts is dumb, counter-productive and helps Kim's victim-threat narrative boosting him internally."
North Korean ICBM flew approximately 2,800 miles into space, making it highest North Korean missile test to date, U.S. officials confirm. It was also the longest duration of any missile flight
South Korean President Moon Jae-in convenes NSC meeting to discuss North Korea's missile launch
"Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad. We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation" says Colonel Manning
North Korean missile reached an altitude of 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) and traveled a distance of 960 km (600 miles), South Korean military says - Yonhap
North Korea's missile flies around 960km at altitude of 4,500km
NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg: I strongly condemn North Korea's new ballistic missile test. Pyongyang must abandon its nuclear and missile programmes which are reckless and a threat to international peace and security
North Korean missile didn't pose a threat to the United States, its territories or allies - Pentagon
The DPRK missile did not pose a threat to the US, its territories or its allies, according to @DeptofDefense.
Pentagon says initial assessment of North Korean launch was an ICBM, traveled about 1,000 km before splashing into Sea of Japan(East Sea)
ROK National Security Council to meet at 06:00 KST/21:00 GMT following DPRK missile launch. Korea
to make remarks to the @WhiteHouse press pool at 15:00 EST (and the daily briefing has now vanished from the schedule).
Japanese broadcaster NHK reports the country's government estimates North Korea's missile flew for 50 minutes and landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone
NHK reporting DPRK's latest missile flew for about 50 minutes
4 month ago
President Trump responds when asked about new North Korean missile test.
Trump briefed on North Korean missile launch, says @PressSec, "while missile was still in the air."
White House says Trump was briefed on North Korean missile launch while missile was still in the air
Leaving the Capitol, reporters shouted questions to @POTUS about TaxBill and the DPRK missile launch. He replied, "we'll be talking about it."
Unlike last time when a North Korean missile over flew Japan, the government did not initiate the J-Alert system this time. It wakes up smartphones with an emergency message.
Japan's prime minster orders emergency meeting of cabinet ministers over North Korea missile launch
US "not surprised by the probable launch" by DPRK / North Korea of ballistic missile, per US intelligence official
Missile launched at 3:30am on the 29th November, Korea time
Office of Japanese PM confirms the North Korean ballistic missile has landed in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), exclusive economic zone
U.S. officials confirm launch by DPRK of some type of ballistic missile but are not yet releasing details as the military evaluates information. This does now appear NOT be a short-range missile launch.
"Probable" missile launch detected from North Korea, says Pentagon
South Korea's military stages 'precision strike' missile exercise in response to North Korea's missile launch: The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea
South Korea's military stages 'precision strike' missile exercise in response to North Korea's missile launch- Yonhap quoting South Korean Military
North Korean Missile is still traveling towards the direction to the East Sea as we are monitoring right now" - South Korean Military
North Korean ballistic missile was launched from South Pyongan Province and flew eastward, Alerts issued to citizens of Japan to take shelter
North Korea fires ballistic missile: South Korea JCS
Experts think North Korea could conduct another missile test 'within days' - U.S. government sources
4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson: Our European partners have been strong supporters of our diplomatic and economic pressure campaign against North Korea.
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Japanese police find boat thought to be from North Korea carrying eight dead bodies
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An American Fighter Jet Squadron has relocated from Atsugi to Iwakuni today which puts them way closer in range to South Korea (Nov.28, pictures by Cpl. Donato Maffin)
South Korea's PM thinks young people have $10,000 to blow on Bitcoin
KCNA: "The Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm produced thousands more tons of apple by fertilizing and tending orchards in a scientific way and introducing advanced technology, while the Kosan Combined Fruit Farm harvested 1.5 times more fruit this year than last year."
KCNA: "The DPRK reaped tens of thousands more tons of fruit this year than last year."
North Korea may announce completion of nuke force within 1 year: Seoul official
China partly lifts bans on Korean trips
South Korea, China set for talks on fighting terrorism
Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test - source
Koreas Gov't to appoint civilian expert to lead Sewol search team
Seoul and allies on keep close eye on North Korea missile launch
KCNA: "Party and state commendations were awarded to officials, innovators, scientists and researchers who have worked feats in fruit growing. Officials and workers in the field of fruits growing reaped an unprecedentedly rich fruit harvest."
KCNA: "Leader Kim Jong Il is always alive in the hearts of the Korean people…The Korean people's cause of building a powerful socialist nation is the sacred cause of realizing his lifetime plan and desire."
KCNA: "He expressed expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the farm would surely turn out 1200 tons of catfish every year for the people of the province."
KCNA: "The Supreme Leader said that South Phyongan Province took the lead in implementing the Party's policy of building modern catfish farm put on a Juche, scientific, intensive and industrial basis."
KCNA: "Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the newly built Sunchon Catfish Farm. He looked round the mosaic depicting the benevolent image of leader Kim Jong Il erected in the compound of the farm."
South Korea's loudspeakers blast North Korea with word of defecting soldier's ill health
Pentagon continues to watch North Korea 'very closely'