"Disappointed" about the spat between Japan and ROK "and hopeful that they'll get beyond this" quickly amid "bigger threats" from DPRK and China, says @EsperDoD
"I trust the commander's assessment on the ground" about what level of exercises are need on the Korean peninsula, says @EsperDoD
"We're concerned about their short-range ballistic missile tests.but on the other hand we're not going to over-react," says @EsperDoD about the DPRK
New satellite imagery of a DPRK shipyard "suggests circumstantial evidence of the construction of a new ballistic missile submarine and preliminary evidence indicating possible preparations for a test," according to @BeyondCSISKorea
1 month ago
Trump on Kim Jong Un's short-range missile tests: "I'm not happy about it, but again he's not in violation of the agreement." Japan's Abe: "Our position is very clear, that the launch of short range ballistic missiles by NK really violates the relevant UN security council resolutions."
KCNA: "Huang Kunmingexpressed his expectation that the party papers of the two countries would boostcooperation to promote the development of the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK. Attending there wereofficials of the Chinese People's Daily."
KCNA: "A delegation of the Rodong Sinmun Offices of the DPRK headed by Deputy Editor-in-Chief Kim Jin Su on a visit to China met and had a talk with Huang Kunming, head of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on August 23."
KCNA: "The DPRK supports the measures taken by the Chinese party and government to solve the problem by way of executing the law with the power of self-control and hopes that their measures would yield desired fruits as early as possible."
KCNA: "The Chinese Party and government areensuring rights and freedom of inhabitants according to the basic law and handling hooligans through legal actions. As the issue of Hong Kong pertains to China's internal affairs, no one has the right to interfere in it."
KCNA: "Extremistsare openly asserting the intervention in the crisis by the U.S. and other Western forces, chanting 'Let's capture Hong Kong' and other slogans. It is the steadfastwill of the Chinese party and government to maintain the line of 'one country and two systems'"
KCNA: "The situation is getting serious in Hong Kong, China as demonstrations against the revision of the lawhave assumed the tendency of opposing the social system and the governmentInterference by the outside world is making the Hong Kong crisis more and more complicated."
1 month ago
"No, I don't think so," @POTUS responds to my question of whether Kim violated a pledge to him with latest missile launches. "He likes testing missiles."
From senior US official: "We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea, and continue to monitor the situation. We are consulting closely with our Japanese and South Korean allies."
NSC members express 'strong concern' about North Korea's launch of projectiles
Japan Ministry of Defence says North Korea is believed to have launched a ballistic missile
Cheong Wa Dae to hold NSC meeting on North Korea's launch of projectiles
Cheong Wa Dae: National Security Council set to meet over North Korea projectile launch
North Korea fires unidentified projectiles into East Sea: JCS
Pentagon: "We encourage Japan and Korea to work together to resolve their differences.We are all stronger -and NE Asia is safer - when the United States, Japan and Korea work together in solidarity and friendship. Intel sharing is key to developing our common defense policy and strategy"
Deputy director of ROK presidential National Security Office says South Korea's government has concluded it is not in the national interest to maintain the agreement signed with Japan to share sensitive military information
South Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade dispute
South Korea says it *will not* renew a military intelligence sharing pact it has with Japan
North Korea notifies U.N. its FM will attend General Assembly in Sept.: source
Reuters: South Korea deputy adviser Kim says SK will hold a National Security Council meeting today to discuss intelligence sharing pact with Japan
North Korea says it has no interest in talks as long as military threats continue
NK Foreign Ministry: "Dangerous and unusual military moves are on the horizon, which would trigger a new cold war on the Korean peninsula and in the region.. ..dialogue accompanied by military threats is of no interest to us"
Suspected North Korean hackers this year used phishing pages to impersonate French government agencies, UN sanctions officials, Stanford University researchers and other organizations focused on Pyongyang's missile program
KCNA: "A delegation of the Rodong Sinmun Offices of the DPRK headed by Deputy Editor-in-Chief Kim Jin Su left here on Wednesday to visit China."
DPRK has already achieved the miniaturization of nuclear warheads, Japan to declare in upcoming defense white paper, according to @Yomiuri_Online
North Korea slams South Korea for joint military drill, warns of consequences