7 month ago
New UN Panel of Experts report is published. Interesting claims embedded in the annexes. "according to one Member State, the DPRK's current goal appears to be to develop a solid-fueled first stage for its ICBM"
Russia's Ambassador to North Korea has said Moscow will have sent home all North Korean migrant workers by the end of 2019, in line with a UN resolution. "The number of DPRK citizens in Russia on working visas has already decreased manifold," said Alexander Matsegora
Putin on possible deployment of U.S. missiles in Japan and South Korea: we are not happy with that
China to "closely cooperate" with North Korea on international issues: Wang
KCNA: "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave a reception in honor of Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister of the People's Republic of China at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday evening. Attending the reception were Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister of the DPRK."
KCNA: "Wang Yi, state councilor and minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, will soon visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the invitation of DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho."
KCNA: "In the long run, the issue cannot be construed otherwise than a product of a sinister plot to slander China under the pretexts of 'human rights' and 'democracy' and furthermore separate China."
KCNA: "The issue of Hong Kong is getting complicated from day to day, which is by no means extraneous to the outright interference by the West. the West is fussing over the issue of Hong Kong as if it is or never."
KCNA: "Violence of some extremists is escalating in Hong Kong of China as the days go by. They attacked and destroyed the legislative organ, attacked the police and beat civilians at random, posing a great threat to social stability and development of Hong Kong."
"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
7 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."
7 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