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  • Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border

    12/17/2017 6:02:21 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2017-12-14 | Kim Sung Il
    Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border Kim Sung Il | 2017-12-14 17:26 Hundreds of Chinese PLA soldiers take part in a ‘loyalty oath ceremony’ close to the North Korean border near Changbai, Jilin Province. Image: Daily NK source Daily NK has acquired images showing Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participating in a loyalty oath ceremony near the border with North Korea. The event is thought to be in response to military tension on the Korean Peninsula. According to the source who provided the images to Daily NK, hundreds of soldiers attended the event recently held...
  • ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

    12/16/2017 7:51:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    SCMP ^ | 16 December, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war The risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula is the highest its been in decades and Beijing must mobilise resources for fallout, observers say PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 10:03pm UPDATED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 11:26pm China must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, Chinese government advisers and a retired senior military officer warned on Saturday. Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s key ally with sway over its neighbour, was losing control of...
  • Australian man accused of brokering North Korea missile sales

    12/16/2017 6:20:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Australian police have arrested a Sydney man accused of acting as an agent for North Korea by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles. "This case is like nothing we have ever seen on Australia soil," Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters Sunday morning. "This is black market 101." The suspect has been identified as a 59-year-old naturalized Australian citizen who was born in South Korea.
  • World unites against North Korea nuke ambitions

    12/16/2017 2:40:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CTVnews ^ | Friday, December 15, 2017 6:30PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula -- but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions. In a very rare appearance by a North Korean at the U.N. Security Council, Ambassador Ja Song Nam told a ministerial meeting that the country's possession of nuclear weapons was "an inevitable self-defensive measure" to defend the country against "the U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail." Ja never mentioned the possibility of talks....
  • Rare: North Korean ad starring Kim il Sung !

  • Tillerson walks back offer of unconditional talks with North Korea

    12/15/2017 12:19:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2017 | 2:27pm
    WASHINGTON — America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s declaration before the U.N. Security Council marked a stunning reversal after he proposed discussions with Pyongyang without preconditions earlier this week. That overture was almost immediately rebutted by White House officials.
  • Joe Biden Commends Trump Administration's Handling of North Korea

    12/14/2017 7:20:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former Vice President Joe Biden offered up some praise for the way the Trump administration is handling North Korea’s nuclear proliferation. During an interview with CBS’s Gayle King, who asked if there was anything he believed the Trump administration is doing well, Biden pointed to North Korea. “I do think they are doing a decent job at the U.N. with regard to North Korea. I think there’s a number of things that are on the cusp of doing good things with,” Biden answered. "This is the time to engage and have more diplomacy," he suggested. Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador...
  • Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

    12/14/2017 1:01:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12-14-2017 | Uri Friedman
    “I don’t know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trump’s gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.” ~snip~ “I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Graham predicted in an interview. If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb—their seventh—“I would say 70 percent.” ~snip~ "There are a couple ways for this to end: The Chinese could kill the guy if they wanted to, or they could just stop oil shipments [to North Korea], which would bring [Kim Jong Un’s] economy...
  • Taking a Better Shot at Missile Defense

    12/14/2017 5:22:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Thirty-three minutes. That’s all the time we’d have to respond to an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile from anywhere in the world. Roughly half an hour to avert disaster – if we’re lucky. Sure, that isn’t the most cheerful thought to entertain, especially at Christmas time. But with all the saber-rattling coming from North Korea these days, not to mention other global hotspots, we don’t have the luxury to pretend this threat doesn’t exist. A successful nuclear strike would carry an unthinkable toll. The bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 had an explosive yield of 15 kilotons of...
  • Russia Sharply Expanding Nuclear Arsenal, Upgrading Underground Facilities

    12/13/2017 5:19:08 PM PST · by familyop · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Pentagon to boost U.S. weapons under nuclear posture review Russia is aggressively building up its nuclear forces and is expected to deploy a total force of 8,000 warheads by 2026 along with modernizing deep underground bunkers, according to Pentagon officials. The 8,000 warheads will include both large strategic warheads and thousands of new low-yield and very low-yield warheads to circumvent arms treaty limits and support Moscow's new doctrine of using nuclear arms early in any conflict. In addition to expanding its warheads, Russia also is fortifying underground facilities for command and control during a nuclear conflict. One official said the...
  • Dennis Rodman says Trump and Kim Jong Un are 'pretty much the same': 'They love control'

    12/12/2017 2:32:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2017 | Katie Leach
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said that President Trump is "pretty much the same" as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman, who has met with Kim on multiple occasions and appeared on Trump"s "Celebrity Apprentice" show, Rodman told Agence France-Presse while in China that the two leaders exhibit similarities in how "they love control." The former athlete also said that the two are engaging in harmless "entertainment" when threatening nuclear warfare and "ain't nobody got no finger on the button."
  • North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un 'Controls the Nature,' State-Run Newspaper Claims

    12/12/2017 12:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 11, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is so powerful that he can control nature, the country’s government-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claims. In an article detailing Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to Mt. Paektu over the weekend, the newspaper claims that he stopped a blizzard and brought about “fine weather” as he “ascended” hiking "through thick snow" to the 9,000-foot peak of the mountain. “When Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure,” the newspaper reads. The newspaper calls Kim Jong...
  • China building network of refugee camps along border with North Korea [one report]

    12/12/2017 7:47:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | Tuesday 12 December 2017 01.05 EST | Tom Philips
    The existence of plans for the camps, first reported in English by the Financial Times last week, emerged in an apparently leaked internal document from a state-run telecoms giant that appears to have been tasked with providing them with internet services. The China Mobile document, which has circulated on social media and overseas Chinese websites since last week, reveals plans for at least five refugee camps in Jilin province. The document, which the Guardian could not independently verify, says: “Due to cross-border tensions … the [Communist] party committee and government of Changbai county has proposed setting up five refugee camps...
  • China-North Korea border bridge closes for repairs

    12/12/2017 7:43:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | December 12, 2017 8:00 am JST
    The bridge connects Dandong, a port city in Liaoning Province in northeast China, with North Korea's Sinuiju region. Dandong accounts for 70% of China's trade with the North, and the iron bridge serves as the only direct road connection to the city from the North Korean side. Numerous trucks travel back and forth across the bridge, but the structure is showing its age after more than 70 years in service. The bridge has been closed before for repair and maintenance when needed. The 10-day repair work is "a common timeframe," said a source familiar with the project. "The time may be shortened...
  • North Korea condemns Trump announcement on Jerusalem

    12/09/2017 11:07:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/17
    North Korea has lambasted US President Donald Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, renewing its description of him as a "dotard" in a statement released Saturday on state media. Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un have traded threats of war and personal insults in recent months as tensions remain high over the North's missile and nuclear threats. Now the hermit state has joined near-universal condemnation of the US president's decision on Jerusalem, calling it a "reckless, wicked act". "Considering the fact that the mentally deranged dotard openly called for a total destruction of a sovereign state at the...
  • Hiroshima survivor urges US, North Korea, to negotiate

    12/09/2017 8:40:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/17
    Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor Setsuko Thurlow and International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) leader Beatrice Fihn on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to negotiate and avoid nuclear war. On Sunday, the two will receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Thurlow, 85, was 13 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bombing. "No human being should suffer what we suffered," Thurlow told reporters Saturday. "I deeply and strongly urge the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. never to use nuclear weapons ... Negotiate....
  • N. Korea slams U.S. over growing talk of 'possible' naval blockade....

    12/08/2017 7:19:37 AM PST · by caww · 55 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 2017/12/08 | Yonhap
    SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea lashed out at the United States on Friday over the possible use of a naval blockade in the wake of its recent missile provocation, warning it would be tantamount to "war acts." The condemnation came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently mentioned the "right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods" to and from the North after its Nov. 29 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the anywhere on the U.S. mainland. "The U.S. moves for sea blockade can never be tolerated as they constitute a wanton violation of...
  • North Korea says war with United States is 'inevitable'

    12/06/2017 9:31:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2017 | rc/sms (AP, Reuters)
    North Korea lashed out again on Wednesday at large-scale military exercises — involving its southern neighbor and the United States — this time saying that war was “unavoidable.” The comments were attributed to an unnamed North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman, who said “bellicose comments” from high-ranked US officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, had confirmed Washington’s intent for war. Pompeo had said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was unaware of how tenuous his situation was both domestically and internationally. The North Korean spokesman accused Pompeo of directly provoking the country by “impudently criticizing our supreme leadership...
  • North Korea Offers Venezuela Financial Advice at National Bank Meeting

    12/05/2017 10:43:36 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2017 | Frances Martel
    North Korea’s ambassador to Venezuela, Ri Sung Gil, offered the fellow leftist nation financial advice at a discussion hosted by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) last week. On Monday, North Korean state media praised Venezuela for showcasing works complimentary of the tyrannical Kim family at a recent book fair. According to BCV’s official site, Ri told the bank’s officials “that the government of the United States has expansionist interests in order to acquire the riches of strategic nations like Venezuela and North Korea, which have chosen a socialist economic and social model.”
  • Japan looking to acquire extended-range missiles that can strike North Korea

    12/05/2017 9:31:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | DEC 5, 2017
    TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan is preparing to acquire precision air-launched missiles that for the first time would give it the capability to strike North Korean missile sites, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Japan plans to put money aside in its next defence budget starting April to study whether its F-15 fighters could launch longer-range missiles, including Lockheed Martin Corp's extended-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER), which can hit targets 1,000km away, said one the sources with knowledge of the plan. "There is a global trend for using longer range missiles and it is only natural that...