: 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.
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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
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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.
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"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."
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@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."
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North Korea releases photos of leader Kim Jong Un watching long-range missile test
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UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on North Korea
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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
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Here's the Hwasong 15 on its launch vehicle
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First pictures of North Korea's Hwasong-15 launch yesterday
Security Council meeting on non-proliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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"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".
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"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.
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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."
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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."
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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."
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@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
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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!
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There was a @POTUS phone call today with China President Xi about the latest DPRK missile launch.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."