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

Map. History of Koreas conflict

19 July 2018
7 month ago
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."
7 month ago
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."
US Army RC-12X Huron 89-00273 airborne7 month ago
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"
7 month ago
@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."
Satellite photos show North Korea apparently prepping to reuse launch site7 month ago
Satellite photos show North Korea apparently prepping to reuse launch site
7 month ago
[email protected]: "[@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."
7 month ago
"He's going to continue to speak to all the relevant stakeholders" about DPRK, says @PressSec.
7 month ago
@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.
7 month ago
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
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.
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."
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
7 month ago
The latest actions of the US seemed to be aimed at provoking Pyongyang into new sharp actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
[email protected]_jackkeane: North Korea's mobile missiles pose no early warning, which will be the U.S. greatest challenge
7 month ago
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."
7 month ago
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."
7 month ago
[email protected]: 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.
7 month ago
4.9M earthquake hit offshore in Japan Sea(East Sea)
7 month ago
Russia rejects US call to cut North Korea ties: Foreign Minister Lavrov
7 month ago
South Korean chartered flight to bring home Koreans stranded by Bali eruption
7 month ago
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
7 month ago
Bank of Korea hikes key rate by 0.25 pct point for first time in more than 6 yrs
China at UN Security Council calls for "restraint" and "an early resumption of dialogue and negotiations" amid a "grave situation on the Korean peninsula" following latest DPRK ICBM launch.
"Japan will never tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea," says Amb. Koro Bessho. DPRK "a clear global threat to all member states."
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: "If war comes, make no mistake: The North Korean government will be utterly destroyed."
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: "The dictator of North Korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war."
"China must cut off the oil to North Korea," @POTUS told President Xi today, according to @nikkihaley. "China must show leaderless and follow through."
[email protected]: "Today we call on all nations to cut all ties with North Korea."
@nikkihaley: "North Korea's behavior has become more intolerable."
"This is the ninth time this year" for UN Security Council to meet on DPRK, notes @nikkihaley. "The world has responded powerfully to North Korea's outrageous and lawless actions."
North Korea releases photos of leader Kim Jong Un watching long-range missile test7 month ago
North Korea releases photos of leader Kim Jong Un watching long-range missile test
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on North Korea
North Korea releases photos of the new type of ICBM ' Hwasong 15' that is capable of reaching all of US mainland, the ICBM was test fired last night
Here's the Hwasong 15 on its launch vehicle7 month ago
Here's the Hwasong 15 on its launch vehicle
First pictures of North Korea's Hwasong-15 launch yesterday7 month ago
First pictures of North Korea's Hwasong-15 launch yesterday
Security Council meeting on non-proliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
"These massive tax cuts will be rocket fuel," says @POTUS as audience begins to chuckle, adds "Little Rocket Man!"
President says tax cuts will be "rocket fuel for the economy." Reminds him of "little rocket man," his handle for North Korean Pres Kim Jong Un. "He is a sick puppy," says Trump, on day after latest NK missle launch.
"Little rocket man, he is a sick puppy," says @POTUS diverting again from prepared remarks after crowd cheered reference to "rocket fuel" for the economy.
"They know they're getting away with murder," says @POTUS of "two countries".
"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"
[email protected]: "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.
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."
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."
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.
7 month ago
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"
[email protected]: "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."
@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
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.
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