1 month ago
"We're going to protect our country whether its North Korea or anyoneprotect our country like never before," per @POTUS "We're going to build up our military and make our product here and make our planes and our boats and our everything here"
: "The North Korean threat is very grave. It's not just a threat to the United States or a threat to the Korean Peninsula region but to the entire world and the civilized world."
Countries should kick out guest workers from DPRK as their wages go to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, says @statedeptspox.
1 month ago
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "We've got to make it so painful for Kim Jong Un to continue on this path and drive him to the table."
1 month ago
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "Assessments show that that means the distance could go as far as 8,100 miles which would hold Washington DC and Miami hostage."
1 month ago
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "The test went up to 2,800 miles instead of the last one at 2,300 miles."
@RajShah45: No details being released on new US sanctions on DPRK but the "maximum pressure campaign" with allies "have really yielded a lot of results."
"The North Korea threat is very grave," says @RajShah45 on Air Force One.
Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on North Korea: "I think that the President should definitely tone down his rhetoric because that is not helping at all"
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: "The other side of the aisle seems to think that this crisis that were in with North Korea is all Trump's doings and I don't think anything could be further from the truth."
1 month ago
@VP: The situation in North Korea is a serious one and as @POTUS made clear yesterday, "We'll take care of it." The era of strategic patience is over. All options are on the table and the Kim government would do well not to test the resolve of POTUS or the capabilities of the U.S Armed Forces
Xi Jinping: China would like to keep up communications with the U.S. and all other related parties, and jointly push the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue towards the direction of peaceful settlement via dialogues, negotiations
1 month ago
Video: @PressSec asked whether the administration believes the new "major sanctions" on DPRK that @POTUS says are to be announced today will cause Kim Jong Un to change his behavior.
Trump says new sanctions on North Korea to be imposed today
: Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
1 month ago
There was a @POTUS phone call today with China President Xi about the latest DPRK missile launch.
1 month ago
Another boat containing dead bodies has been found floating off the coast of Northern Japan. Officials suspect they all originated in North Korea
KCNA: "There is a saying 'Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind'. The more desperate the old lunatic remains in such provocations as re-listing the DPRK as a 'sponsor of terrorism', the stronger self-defensive countermeasure of the DPRK they will meet."
KCNA: "Ko Sung Il, a KPA officer, said that the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM is another signal victory won by the DPRK in the confrontation with the U.S., adding: I seem to see old lunatic Trump and those riff-raffs making a great fuss, daunted by our new 'gift package'"
KCNA: "Upon receiving the statement of the DPRK government on the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasong-15 on Wednesday, the whole country is seized with great joy."
Pakistan expresses deep concern over reported launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - constitutes a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and undermine goals of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and beyond: Govt of Pakistan
KCNA: "Greatly satisfied with the at-a-go success in the test-fire of the newly developed ICBM Hwasong-15, respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was so excited to…extend his heartfelt gratitude to all those who took part in the development of the new type rocket weapon system."
KCNA: "With this system, the DPRK has become possessed of another new-type inter-continental ballistic rocket weaponry system capable of carrying super-heavy nuclear warhead and attacking the whole mainland of the U.S."
KCNA: "The ICBM Hwasong-15 weapon system represents the weapon system peculiar to the Workers' Party of Korea, which was developed with domestic efforts and technology 100 percent to suit the specific conditions of the country."
KCNA: "The test-fire confirmed that all the integers of the weapon system have satisfactorily complied with the requirements of design and that it is capable of fully ensuring reliability in combat situation to serve its mission as strategic weaponry system."
KCNA "He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that such vehicles can be manufactured as many as the country wants now that the munitions industry has made a breakthrough in putting the production of all parts of the vehicle on a domestic and Juche basis 100 percent."
KCNA: "He came out to the place where technical preparations for the rocket was under way late at night to see the 9-axis self-propelled launching vehicle manufactured by workers of the munitions industry."
KCNA: "He indicated the orientation of developing a new type rocket…and gave detailed instructions every day to the Academy of Defence Science for doing so and thus made sure that the Hwasong-15 weapon system was successfully completed."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un personally supervised the whole course of the test-fire."
South Korean, Japanese foreign ministers have phone talks to discuss North Korea missile
1 month ago
TASS: Slutsky: A Russian delegation is working in Pyongyang to prevent an escalation of tensions.
Moon, Abe vow to seek additional U.N. sanctions against North Korea
1 month ago
North Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range
Moon says will ask China's Xi to play more active role in halting North Korean provocations
Moon, Abe agree they can no longer tolerate North Korean provocations
China has urged North Korea to "stop actions that heighten tensions on the Korean peninsula" after Pyongyang said its new missile test put the entire US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons
Spanish Foreign Secretary @AlfonsoDastisQ: "We condemn the latest missile launch by North Korea". Statement describes "irresponsible act that constitutes one more link in a long chain of threatening acts towards neighbouring countries"
China voiced grave concern and objection to DPRK's latest missile launch and strongly urged the DPRK to abide by relevant resolutions of the UNSC. China hopes all relevant parties will act cautiously to safeguard peace and stability in the region
1 month ago
North Korea announces successful test of 'new' Hwasong-15 ICBM
China expresses strong objection after North Korean missile test
South Korea ruling party chief to meet Chinese leader Xi this week
KCNA: "The U.S, despite its almost empty national coffer and national debt amounting to 20 trillion US dollars, is resorting to such reckless increase of military expenditure. It is, indeed, a belligerent country of military gangsters and a cancer-like one against mankind."
South Korean biz leaders meet Sri Lanka president in Seoul
South Korea, Russia agree to cooperate in exploring Arctic sea routes
Japan's bitpoint announces entry into Korea
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 month ago
Secretary Tillerson: Our European partners have been strong supporters of our diplomatic and economic pressure campaign against North Korea.
1 month ago
Japanese police find boat thought to be from North Korea carrying eight dead bodies
1 month ago
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."