North Korea flouting nuclear sanctions

North Korea is violating international sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear program by exceeding a cap on petroleum imports and sending its workers overseas, including a former Juventus footballer, the United Nations said. Pyongyang is subject to a range of restrictions imposed since 2017 that limit its oil imports and ban exports of coal, fish, […] The post North Korea flouting nuclear sanctions appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 29th, 2020

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles

SEOUL: North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Monday, the South’s military said, weeks after Pyongyang declared its moratorium on long-range missile tests over. The move comes as nuclear negotiations with the United States are at a standstill and as a unilateral deadline Pyongyang set Washington to offer it fresh concessions on sanctions relief expired. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Russia, China make UN proposal to ease NKorea sanctions

UNITED STATES: Russia and China on Monday proposed easing sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea, in response to steps the North takes towards denuclearization. The proposal, in a draft resolution which surprised several diplomatic missions, came the same day Washington’s top representative in talks with North Korea criticized Pyongyang’s “hostile” statements. The North is under heavy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 17th, 2019

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North

SEOUL, South Korea –  South Korea said Wednesday, June 19, it will send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea via the World Food Program to help the country cope with a severe food shortage. The isolated, impoverished North – which is under several sets of sanctions over its nuclear ........»»

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The World: Trump's nuke remarks a 'clear warning' to North -- S. Korea

SEOUL -- US president-elect Donald Trump's comments on North Korea show he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by its nuclear program and will not waver from a policy of sanctions against the isolated country, South Korea said on Tuesday......»»

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UN further tightens North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council voted yesterday to further tighten sanctions on North Korea in response to their fifth and largest nuclear test yet......»»

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China’s NKorea coal imports surge despite sanctions

BEIJING: China's coal imports from North Korea have surged in recent months, government data showed Monday, raising questions about Beijing's commitment to international sanctions intended to curb Pyongyang's nuclear program. As the isolated country's sol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016

N. Korea air show thumbs nose at sanctions

Just weeks after carrying out its fifth nuclear test, North Korea put on an unprecedented civilian and military air force display Saturday at the country's first ever public aviation show......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 24th, 2016

US bombers show force vs NKorea

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea: Two huge US bombers flew over South Korea Tuesday in a show of force against the North as a top US envoy said China must help close loopholes in sanctions following Pyongyang’s largest-ever nuclear test. The supersonic B-1B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

The World: US bombers fly over S. Korea in show of force after nuke test

PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA -- Two huge US bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in a show of force against the North as a top US envoy said China must help close loopholes in sanctions following Pyongyang's largest-ever nuclear test......»»

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US: China must help close NKorea sanctions loopholes

SEOUL: China must help the international community close loopholes in sanctions on North Korea after an &'8220;unprecedented&'8221; series of provocations by Pyongyang this year, a top US envoy said Tuesday. With two nuclear tests and more than 20 missile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

Obama warns N. Korea of new sanctions after nuclear tests

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Friday warned North Korea of new international sanctions after it conducted its fifth nuclear test, believed to be its most powerful ever, and made it clear that the US will never accept Pyongyang as a "nuclear state"......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 10th, 2016

Global anger over NKorea nuclear test as UN set to meet

World powers expressed outrage Friday after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile, prompting urgent UN talks and calls for new sanctions. South Korea, the United States, Japan, Russia and China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

Obama warns of new sanctions after N. Korea nuclear test

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to push for new international sanctions in retaliation for the "grave threat" posed by North Korea's latest nuclear test......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 10th, 2016

UN to begin work on new North Korea sanctions

United Nations — The UN Security Council agreed on Friday to immediately begin work on a new raft of sanctions on North Korea after its fifth nuclear test drew global condemnation......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 10th, 2016

Abe, Obama push for new sanctions on Pyongyang after nuclear test

TOKYO -- Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama agreed Friday to push for new sanctions against North Korea after it tested a nuclear technology......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2016

North Korea displays huge new ICBM at coronavirus-defying parade

North Korea showed off a gigantic new intercontinental ballistic missile Saturday that analysts described as the biggest of its kind in the world, as the nuclear-armed country defied the coronavirus threat with thousands of maskless troops taking part in a military parade......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Nokor has huge military parade, says S. Korea

Seoul—Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have held a giant military parade early Saturday, Seoul said, with Pyongyang’s latest and most advanced weapons expected to have been on show in the coronavirus-barricaded country’s capital......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

North Korea to defy coronavirus with huge parade

Nuclear-armed North Korea is expected to parade its latest and most advanced weapons through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday, as the coronavirus-barricaded country celebrates the 75th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling party. Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson Kim Jong Un ED JONES AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN South Korea’s unification minister told parliament on Thursday that a “large-scale parade” was anticipated, and satellite imagery on the respected 38North website has also suggested the cavalcade could be huge. The anniversary comes during a difficult year for North Korea as the coronavirus pandemic and recent storms add pressure to the heavily sanctioned country.  Pyongyang closed its borders eight months ago to try to protect itself from the virus — which first emerged in neighbouring China — and has still to confirm a single case of infection. Last month, troops from the North shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who had drifted into its waters, apparently as a precaution against the disease, prompting fury in Seoul and a rare apology from Kim. Nevertheless, Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson, the third member of the family to rule the country. A procession of progressively larger armoured vehicles and tanks is likely to follow, culminating with whatever missiles Pyongyang wants to put on show. The North is widely believed to have continued to develop its arsenal — which it says it needs to protect itself from a US invasion — throughout nuclear negotiations with Washington, deadlocked since the collapse of a summit in Hanoi in February last year. Now analysts expect a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) or an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland to appear — maybe even one with multiple re-entry vehicle capabilities that could allow it to evade US defence systems. The anniversary of the Workers’ Party means North Korea “has a political and strategic need to do something bigger”, said Sung-yoon Lee, a Korean studies professor at Tufts University in the United States. Showcasing its most advanced weapons “will signal a big step forward in Pyongyang’s credible threat capabilities”, he said. But unlike on many previous occasions, no international media have been allowed in to watch the parade, and with many foreign embassies in Pyongyang closing their doors in the face of coronavirus restrictions, few outside observers will be present. It is not clear whether state broadcaster KCTV will air the event live — some past parades have not appeared on television until the following day. But the South’s government has detected signs that Kim is to give a speech at the parade, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday citing unnamed sources.  – Masks and missiles? –  At the end of December, Kim threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon”, but analysts say Pyongyang will still tread carefully to avoid jeopardising its chances with Washington ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Showing off its strategic weapons in a military parade “would be consistent with what Kim Jong Un promised”, while “not provoking the US as much as a test-launch of a strategic weapon”, said former US government North Korea analyst Rachel Lee. The messaging of the parade “will be heavily domestic — on party accomplishments, unity around the leader, and improving the economy before the Eighth Party Congress”, she added, referring to a meeting of the Workers’ Party due to take place in January. But Harry Kazianis of the Center for the National Interest warned that with thousands of people involved, it could turn into a “deadly superspreader-like event” unless “extreme precautions” were used. The impoverished nation’s crumbling health system would struggle to cope with a major virus outbreak, and he added that such protective measures seemed “pretty unlikely”. “Clearly masks and missiles don’t mix.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

Nuclear deterrence guarantees national security

PYONGYANG, North Korea (China Daily) — Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un stressed the importance of nuclear deterrence on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the armistice of the 1950-53 Korean War, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Tuesday. At the Sixth National Conference of War […] The post Nuclear deterrence guarantees national security appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

North Korea s Kim says nuclear deterrent crucial

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that Pyongyang's nuclear weapons guarantee its safety, state media reported Tuesday, signalling once again that it will not give up its arsenal......»»

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