2 month ago
Ship was seized after FBI agents and federal prosecutors in NY uncovered a scheme to illicitly ship North Korean coal by the Korea Songi Shipping Co. Vessel was used to export coal and import heavy machinery to Pyongyang. Financing unwittingly arranged by a US bank
NBC News: Federal prosecutors and the FBI in New York have announced the seizure of North Korean vessel "Wise Honest" for transporting coal from North Korea in exchange for cash, a violation of U.S. and international sanctions, court documents show.
"Nobody's happy about it," says @POTUS answering question about what he calls DPRK "short-range missiles."
"I don't think they're ready to negotiate," adds @POTUS of DPRK.
Amb. Bill Richardson tells @BillHemmer: "Putin is clearly helping Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "The U.S. has to clearly understand that the use of force will bring it nothing, let alone browbeat the DPRK."
KCNA: "If the U.S. truly wishes for peace on the peninsula, it should not resort to the moves of stifling the DPRK by dint of strength but stop all acts of hostility against the DPRK as the former committed itself to abolish the relations of animosity and write a new history."
KCNA: "In the face of a flurry of censure from a broad spectrum of people against the drill, the U.S. is making lame excuses but it is just a thinly-veiled trick to spare denunciation as the harasser of peace by all the Koreans and the world peace-loving people."
KCNA: "The U.S. forces in south Korea staged THAAD deployment drill in Phyongthaek BaseThe deployment drill is apparently an extension of the U.S. policy of sanctions to stifle the DPRK, a military provocation to chill the hard-won atmosphere of peace on the Korean peninsula."
wheels down at JBA for meetings on Iran, North Korea after cancelling visit to Greenland.
South Korea says missile fired on Thursday were from Kusong instead of Shinori as early reported. Both in Dprk North Pyongan province but not same place.
Moon indicates that South Korea seeks to send rice to North Korea as humanitarian aid
Parties offer mixed views on South Korean response to North Korean projectile launches
Moon says South Korea, U.S. believe North Korea's missile fired Thursday flew relatively long distance
Air Force officials say timing of American and North Korean missile tests this morning a coincidence.
(News Focus) North Korea projectile launch signals it wants more than food aid
Cheong Wa Dae 'very concerned' about North Korea's rocket fire
South Korea says Pyongyang has fired what are believed to be 2 short-range missiles
South Korean joint chief of staff estimates two missiles fired - one travelled 420 km and the other 270 km
North Korea has launched "unidentified" projectile at 3.30aET Thursday, according to South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Cheong Wa Dae monitoring situation on North Korea's projectile fire
Japan's defence ministry so far has no comment, says they are 'gathering the facts' on the launch
North Korea has launched unidentified projectiles, South Korea says
North Korea fires off unidentified projectiles
South Korea, U.S., Japan hold trilateral security talks
Shanahan says North Korea fired "rockets and missiles" last week. Until the Pentagon had declined to comment on what was fired Friday night.
Pentagon suspends talks with North Korea about recovering more remains of missing American soldiers from Korean War—one of key pledges to come out of first summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore last June
North Korea says firing of projectiles was 'regular, self-defensive' drill
KCNA: "We sound a note of warning. Those forces would be well-advised that if they attempt to deny our sovereignty, it might produce a result of driving us to the direction which neither we nor they want to see at all. We will the future words and deeds of those forces."
KCNA: "The U.S.-south Korea joint military exerciseand joint aerial military drill were conducted in south KoreaFor unknown reasons, however, there is only dead silence on these provocative military drills and war exercises."
KCNA: "Any country carries on military drills for national defense and this kind of very normal drill is obviously different from the war exercises waged by some countries against other sovereign states."
KCNA: "The recent drill conducted by our army is nothing more than part of the regular military training, and it has neither targeted anyone nor led to an aggravation of situation in the region."
KCNA: "There are some countries that have become totally mute so far on the proactive measurestaken by the DPRK for peace and stabilityThese countries are impertinently making spiteful remarks on our recent military drill of regular and self-defensive character."
KCNA: "The drill once again confirmed the rapid reaction capabilityfully prepared to go immediately into combat under any orders and at any moment. Some forces, however, are making spiteful remarks on this routine and self-defensive military drill conducted by the DPRK."
KCNA: "Some forces are making an issue of the DPRK's recent military drill. As has already been reported, a strike drill was conducted in the East Sea of Koreato check the operating ability of large-caliber long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons."