A South Korean lawmaker said Monday that North Korea appears to have failed to launch an underwater ballistic missile Saturday.
Reports say North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appears to be continuing a purge of senior officials that he deems disloyal, threatening the stability of his regime and raising substantial security concerns for the United States.
Having lost two limbs as a teenager, Ji faced discrimination in North Korea, and considered taking his own life. In 2000, he crossed into China on crutches in search of food. Guards spotted him when he returned, seized the small portion of rice he had managed to procure, and beat him.
North Korea is getting ready to conduct a fourth nuclear test in order to respond to policies of the United States, according to details from South Korea’s spy agency published by the Yonhap news agency.
North Korea is capable of hitting the United States with a long-range nuclear missile, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command said last week.
North Korea claimed Tuesday that it has reactivated “normal operation” at its atomic bomb fuel fabrication plants and that it is prepared to use nuclear weapons against “hostile forces” in the international community, including the United States.
North Korea’s space agency is planning to launch a new satellite in the near future, state media reports say, indicating that the country may be preparing to launch a long-range missile.
The Pentagon is deploying three B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to the Pacific island of Guam amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said on Monday.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday after more than two days of talks to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension.