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  • North Korea tells Donald Trump: We will never stop nuclear tests if you don't back off

    04/27/2017 6:56:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2017 | Nick Reilly
    North Korea tells Donald Trump: We will never stop nuclear tests if you don't back off Nick Reilly Yahoo News UKApril 26, 2017 North Korea has said it won’t stop nuclear tests while the US continues with what it perceives as acts of aggression. In a retaliation to a White House statement outlining how the US will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme, a Pyongyang official said the country would not be influenced by outside events. “As long as America continues its hostile acts of aggression, we will never stop nuclear and...
  • Trailer movement seen at N. Korea's nuke test site: satellite photo

    04/22/2017 7:50:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/04/22
    Trailer movement seen at N. Korea's nuke test site: satellite photo SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Some movement of what appear to be trailers have been detected at North Korea's nuclear test site in its northeastern mountainous area, a U.S. research monitoring website said Saturday. Commercial satellite imagery taken on April 19 showed signs of a few mining carts along the tracks leading to the spoil pile and a small equipment trailer near the North Portal, the tunnel that Pyongyang has apparently been preparing for a nuclear test in the Punggye-ri region, according to the 38 North website. The analysts...
  • North Korea leader's ultimate goal: 'Destruction of South Korea'

    03/31/2017 5:21:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | March 30, 2017 | Rebecca Kesten
    North Korea leader's ultimate goal: 'Destruction of South Korea' By Rebecca Kesten Published March 30, 2017 He’s said to be a chain-smoking, beer-drinking, maniacal tyrant who binges on Swiss cheese while his people starve. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called him a “crazy fat kid.” President Trump scolded him for “acting very, very badly.” The Chinese were apparently asked to scrub the Internet of references to his nickname, “Kim Fatty the Third.” In his most wide-reaching display of “crazy,” North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, 33, freely taunts the world by testing missiles, leading to speculation that a sixth nuclear test...
  • [N.Korea]100 people seen at N.K. nuclear test site in latest sign of test preparations: 38 North

    03/29/2017 8:14:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/30
    100 people seen at N.K. nuclear test site in latest sign of test preparations: 38 North 2017/03/30 WASHINGTON, March 29 (Yonhap) -- This week's satellite imagery of North Korea's nuclear test site shows up to 100 people gathered at its main administrative area, an unusual scene last observed ahead of the North's fourth nuclear test in 2013, a website monitoring the North said Wednesday. The gathering of people is the latest in a series of signs that the North is preparing for its sixth nuclear test. Other indications included the laying of communication cables used in initiating a blast and...
  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: New Activity at the North Portal

    03/29/2017 6:42:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    38North ^ | 28 March 2017
    North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: New Activity at the North Portal By 38 North 28 March 2017 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez and Jack Liu. New commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from March 25 shows the continued presence of three to four vehicles or equipment trailers at the entrance to the North Portal. The texture of the ground from the portal entrance past the vehicles or equipment trailers suggests that communications cables may have been laid on the ground. This equipment would likely be used to initiate the test, collect...
  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Possible Vehicles Located at Tunnel Entrance

    03/25/2017 1:25:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    38North ^ | 25 March 2017
    North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Possible Vehicles Located at Tunnel Entrance By 38 North 25 March 2017 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site indicates the presence of possibly four or five vehicles or trailers at the entrance to the North Portal, the site of North Korea’s past four nuclear tests. If these vehicles are related to test preparations, they could be involved in the installation of instrumentation or even a nuclear device. However, the evidence is not definitive, therefore they may be...
  • North Korea will launch another nuclear test in next few days, officials say

    03/24/2017 6:50:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | March 23, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    North Korea will launch another nuclear test in next few days, officials say By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin Published March 23, 2017 FoxNews.com U.S. defense officials have seen evidence that North Korea has completed digging new tunnels around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but it still has to move more equipment into the area for a possible test, the official added. The Pentagon is keeping a close eye on these looming developments. NORTH KOREA MISSILE TESTS FAIL SECONDS AFTER LAUNCH, US OFFICIALS SAY North Korea’s nuclear preparations prompted the U.S. military in recent days to move a surveillance aircraft used...
  • N. Korea excavating tunnel for far more powerful nuclear test: 38 North

    03/12/2017 3:38:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Arirang ^ | 2017-03-12
    N. Korea excavating tunnel for far more powerful nuclear test: 38 North There are signs Pyongyang could be laying the groundwork for the biggest nuclear test to date. According to U.S.-based North Korea monitoring website 38 North the regime is excavating a tunnel at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, which may support an explosion up to 14 times more powerful than the lastest one. There's been increased activities at the area, where the last four of the five underground tests by the communist state were conducted. Experts say the excavation will allow the hermit kingdom to support additional underground nuke...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea likely to conduct nuke test around S. Korea's presidential race: ex-N.K diplomat

    12/25/2016 5:53:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/12/24
    (LEAD) N. Korea likely to conduct nuke test around S. Korea's presidential race: ex-N.K diplomat 2016/12/24 11:11 SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is seeking to conduct another nuclear test around South Korea's presidential election next year, a high-profile North Korean defector has said, in the latest sign that Pyongyang would not abandon its nuclear program despite growing international pressure. Thae Yong-ho, a former No. 2 official at the North Korean embassy in London, said North Korea's foreign ministry has sent documents to its overseas missions that Pyongyang is seeking to carry out its sixth and seventh nuclear test...
  • North Korea Activity at Nuclear Site Raises Speculation Over New Test

    10/07/2016 2:10:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 6, 2016 | Alastair Gale
    North Korea Activity at Nuclear Site Raises Speculation Over New Test Satellite images show vehicles and people around the tunnel entrances of nuclear test site By Alastair Gale October 6, 2016 New satellite photos show activity at all three of the tunnel complexes at North Korea’s nuclear test site amid speculation that Pyongyang will stage another nuclear test around major national anniversaries in the coming days. The photos, taken on Oct. 1, show vehicles and people around the tunnel entrances. While activity occasionally takes place at individual portals it is unusual to have activity at all three at once, experts...
  • N. Korea capable of building 7 bombs a year, likely to build nuclear ICBM reaching

    09/12/2016 8:49:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2016-09-13
    N. Korea capable of building 7 bombs a year, likely to build nuclear ICBM reaching North Korea is capable of building seven nuclear warheads a year in addition to the existing stockpile of fissile material for some 20 bombs, and is expected to master the capability to fly nuclear missiles to the U.S. in a decade, a top U.S. nuclear scientist said Monday. Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford University professor known for having a first-hand look at North Korea's uranium-enrichment facility during his 2010 visit, made the remark in an article to the website 38 North, calling for diplomatic efforts, rather...
  • 5.1 Earthquake in Gyeongju, followed by 5.8 shock

    09/12/2016 11:30:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    arirang.com ^ | 2016-09-12 22:07:30 KST
    Our top story is a historic natural disaster in a country that's not too prone to earthquakes. Magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 tremors jolted Korea's southeastern region. This is the strongest quake to rattle the nation's inland since the country started collecting data in 1978. Our Hwang Ho-jun is in Gyeongju the epicenter of the quake he 's live on the phone with us. Hojun what have we got so far? Daniel. We have so far felt two tremors here in Gyeongju. The initial 5.1 foreshock was detected at 7:44 p.m., to be followed by a very strong earthquake measuring 5.8...
  • N. Korea can conduct another nuke test at any time: sources (Shaft No. 3)

    09/11/2016 11:46:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/09/12
    N. Korea can conduct another nuke test at any time: sources 2016/09/12 14:26 SEOUL, Sept 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is capable of conducting another nuclear test at any time, South Korean intelligence officials said Monday, citing advanced preparations made by the reclusive country. "North Korea appears to be fully ready to carry out a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri test site on short notice. We are closely watching for any moves indicating another test," an official familiar with the matter said asking not to be named. He pointed out that while the second shaft at Punggye-ri has been used...
  • North Korea’s star newsreader back to announce nuclear test success

    09/09/2016 2:17:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Sep 09, 2016
    North Korea’s star newsreader back to announce nuclear test success AFP, Pyongyang | Updated: Sep 09, 2016 14:20 IST North Korea deployed its most trusted newsreader on Friday to herald the success of its fifth nuclear test on state television. The special broadcast was aired at around 1:00 pm Pyongyang time (0430 GMT) without prior notice, coming a few hours after South Korea said its neighbour had conducted another nuclear test. Wearing her trademark pink and black traditional Korean dress, veteran announcer Ri Chun-Hee smiled as she told viewers of KCTV — and the world — that the latest test...
  • Increased activity monitored at N. Korea nuke test site: allies

    07/17/2016 1:26:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/07/17
    Increased activity monitored at N. Korea nuke test site: allies 2016/07/17 14:10 SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and U.S. intelligence sources on Sunday said they have detected increased activity at the North Korean nuclear test site in Punggye-ri and have beefed up surveillance. The allies said there has been an increase in activity particularly after Seoul and Washington on July 8 announced they planned to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. "There has been a noticeable increase in truck and personnel movement around the site in Kilju county," said an insider, who...
  • North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch

    04/16/2016 8:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jacob J
    North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch April 16, 2016 08:27 SGT By Jacob J North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suffered a double whammy as a medium-range rocket launch failed and ally China castigated the reclusive regime for its military misadventures. However, the setback will only spur the dictator to adopt a tougher posturing in a bid to shore up power and Pyongyang was more likely than not to carry out a fifth nuclear test, observers have said. South Korean officials and international experts said the chances of North Korea conducting another nuclear test were...
  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Facility Appears Ready to Support New Nuclear Tests

    03/18/2016 8:34:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    38 North ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jack Liu
    North Korea’s Punggye-ri Facility Appears Ready to Support New Nuclear Tests By 38 North 18 March 2016 A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu. Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates continued activity at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site that does not appear directed at further tunnel excavation but rather to maintain existing tunnels as well as to clean up after the January 2016 nuclear test. It is highly likely that site is capable of supporting additional tests at any time. Maintenance and Clean Up at the North Portal Commercial satellite imagery from March shows that the North Portal,...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Echoes Bill Clinton’s North Korea Nuclear Deal Announcement [VIDEO]

    01/05/2016 10:33:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    In announcing a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama echoed many of the same sentiments of another Democratic president announcing a similar deal. On Oct. 21, 1994, President Bill Clinton announced the “Agreed Framework,” a deal negotiated with North Korea to end their pursuit of a nuclear weapon from the exact spot in the White House where President Obama announced his deal with Iran. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/15/obama-echoes-bill-clintons-north-korea-nuclear-deal-announcement-video/#ixzz3wRYmcQqa
  • (LEAD) White House condemns any violation of U.N. resolution, vows never to accept N.K. as nuclear..

    01/05/2016 9:30:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/01/06 | Chang Jae-soon
    (LEAD) White House condemns any violation of U.N. resolution, vows never to accept N.K. as nuclear state 2016/01/06 14:07 (ATTN: ADDS details, background, byline) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Tuesday that it cannot confirm North Korea's claims of a successful H-bomb test but condemns any violation of U.N. resolutions banning the communist nation from nuclear tests. It also said that the United States won't accept the North as a nuclear state. "We are aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site and...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test

    01/05/2016 7:44:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/01/06
    (LEAD) N. Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test 2016/01/06 12:43 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS more info) SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea announced Wednesday it has succeeded in conducting a hydrogen bomb test, hours after what seems to be an artificial earthquake was detected close to the North's nuclear test site. In a "special" announcement aired on the North's state television station, North Korea said it conducted an H-bomb test at 10:00 a.m. (Pyongyang Time).