The Obama administration remains adamant that it is opposed to renewed six-nation nuclear talks on North Korea until Pyongyang takes concrete steps toward giving up its nuclear arsenal and infrastructure, a senior Obama administration official said yesterday.
China’s Ministry of Defense released a defense paper Tuesday claiming that the U.S. military’s presence in the Asia- Pacific region creates tension, according to the New York Times.
South Korea’s banks and broadcasters faced hacking attacks Wednesday with many authorities wondering if this follows a pattern of cyber attacks by North Korea.
The LG Chem plant in Holland, Mich., which used received $150 million in federal funds to produce lithium ion batteries and paid workers to watch movies, play video games, and volunteer at local nonprofits, also failed to ramp up production at its South Korea plant after demand for the batteries did not meet expectations.
A Korean American is being detained in South Korea for illegally transferring over $1 billion in Iranian money, according to Reuters. The money has been frozen in South Korea due to international sanctions.
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA—He’s 83, but Kim Yoo-sung does not sleep well. “People here can’t sleep right,” he said. “People wake up in the middle of the night in fear.”
The U.S. government has reached an agreement with South Korea on Seoul’s development of longer-range missiles beyond limits set by an international accord. The deal, expected to be announced this week, will result in South Korea’s military moving ahead with plans to build ballistic missiles with ranges of up to 341 miles from the current range limit of 186 miles set under the Missile Technology Control Regime.
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely monitoring North Korea for signs the Kim Jong-un regime is set to conduct a new military provocation that could trigger another conflict on the Asian peninsula, according to U.S. officials.