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  • "Kim Jong Un's sister (Kim Yo Jong) goes BALLISTIC over US and German tanks committed to Ukraine theater" (My translation)

    01/28/2023 3:04:35 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 102 replies
    Chosun Ilbo Daily, S. Korea (Major Conservative Daily) ^ | 27 January 2023 | Reporter Kim Jong-yong
    On the 27th, Vice Minister of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yeo-jeong, announced a strong condemnation of the US support for tanks in Ukraine. In a talk that day, Vice Minister Kim argued, “The United States has made its stand against Russia (Russia) more clear by officially announcing that they will even provide tanks.” “We express serious concern over the actions of the United States, which is escalating the war situation in a cascading fashion by pushing combat equipment for ground attack into Ukraine, and strongly condemn it,” he stressed. Vice Minister Kim said, "I have no doubt that...
  • Defunding Wuhan: Congress quietly bans federal funds from labs in China, Russia and Iran

    07/02/2022 12:17:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Just the News ^ | July 2, 2022 - 4:26am | John Solomon
    While U.S. intelligence has been unable in two years to determine for sure if COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, Congress has decided it no longer wants to take the risk of funding medical research at labs controlled by Beijing or other American adversaries.With little fanfare and in bipartisan fashion, House appropriators quietly amended the 2023 federal budget for health and science agencies on Thursday to ban any funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which U.S. intelligence fears may have been the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, and other labs like it."None of the funds made available by...
  • North Korea 'is preparing for its first nuclear test in five years' just days after testing 'monster' ballistic missile that can reach anywhere in the US

    03/27/2022 12:18:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    North Korea is preparing for its first nuclear bomb test in nearly five years, government sources in South Korea have told local media. Kim Jong Un's secretive regime appears to be hastily constructing a 'shortcut' to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in preparations for a seventh underground nuclear detonation, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday. Warnings of the nuclear test, which would be the first since September 17, come just days after the North test-fired its massive Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, which could deliver a warhead anywhere in the United States.
  • Kim Jong Un views US military presence as 'bulwark' against China threat: Pompeo (N. Korea)

    03/21/2022 7:09:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 8 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | MAR 18, 2022
    Kim Jong Un views US military presence as 'bulwark' against China threat: Pompeo PUBLISHED MAR 18, 2022, 12:34 PM SGT SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un views US forces stationed in South Korea as a counterweight and "bulwark" against China's "real threat" to his sovereignty, said former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. The former top US diplomat said that a critical lesson he had learnt from nuclear talks with Pyongyang is Mr Kim's perception of the United States Forces Korea (USFK), although the Trump administration "didn't get all the way to try...
  • Li-Ning Responds to Suspicions of Potentially Using Forced Labor in North Korea

    03/21/2022 7:00:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 4 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 22, 2022 | Shoshy Ciment
    Li-Ning Responds to Suspicions of Potentially Using Forced Labor in North Korea Shoshy Ciment Tue, March 22, 2022, 1:46 AM·2 min read Updated March 21: Chinese sneaker maker Li-Ning Sporting Goods has responded to the announcement that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will seize products at U.S. ports of entry produced or manufactured by the company. The sanctions, instated March 14, represent an enforcement action against the company after an investigation found that Li-Ning uses North Korean labor for production. Via the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), U.S. law prohibits North Korean goods to enter the country...
  • North Korea as a Beneficiary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    03/18/2022 3:53:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 10 replies
    38north ^ | MARCH 16, 2022 | RUEDIGER FRANK
    North Korea as a Beneficiary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine BY: RUEDIGER FRANK MARCH 16, 2022 COMMENTARY, FOREIGN AFFAIRS On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine. The world is only starting to understand the resulting geoeconomic and geopolitical consequences, but it is safe to say that they are and will be substantial and that North Korea is likely to benefit in economic, political and military ways. The most significant and tangible gains for North Korea will be economic. It is worth remembering that the severe economic crisis of the mid-1990s resulted from a sudden drop...
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides white horse in latest propaganda video

    02/04/2022 4:36:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    First Post ^ | 2-3-22 | unattributed
    Galloping through forest atop a white horse, Kim Jong Un stars in a new North Korean propaganda video that touts his economic leadership but ignores a recent spate of sanctions-busting missile launches. Pyongyang started the year by conducting a record seven weapons tests, including firing its most powerful missile since 2017, raising fears Kim could restart long-range or nuclear testing. But the government-produced documentary released this week highlights Kim's struggle to right the country's battered economy, which is reeling from a years-long blockade due to the coronavirus and international sanctions. "The overriding theme of the documentary is Kim's devotion to...
  • Treasury Targets Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Individuals Supporting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Ballistic Missile Programs

    01/13/2022 6:29:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) individuals responsible for procuring goods for the DPRK’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missile-related programs. These actions are in line with U.S. efforts to prevent the advancement of the DPRK’s WMD and ballistic missile programs and impede attempts by Pyongyang to proliferate related technologies. They also follow the DPRK’s six ballistic missile launches since September 2021, each of which violated multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs). “Today’s actions, part of the United States’ ongoing efforts to...
  • North Korea missile launch puts Fort Greely on high alert

    01/05/2022 8:29:21 AM PST · by mac_truck · 36 replies
    Must Read Alaska ^ | Jan 5 2022 | suzanne Downing
    North Korea fired what is believed to be a missile into the waters of the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday morning, according to the Japanese government. In response, Fort Greely, Alaska personnel were ordered to find shelter immediately during what was still Tuesday afternoon in Alaska. It’s unknown what kind of projectile it was, but the Japanese Defense Ministry said it was probably a missile. Other MRAK sources said it was a hypersonic missile launched from a submarine. The last missile Pyongyang launched was in October. In 2017, an intercontinental ballistic missile was launched in North Korea that had a range...
  • North Korea: Kim Jong-un vows to make military ‘invincible’ as he hits out at US

    10/12/2021 7:43:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | October 12, 2021 | Shweta Sharma
    North Korea: Kim Jong-un vows to make military ‘invincible’ as he hits out at US Shweta Sharma Tue, October 12, 2021, 8:40 PM Kim Jong-un has vowed to make his country’s military “invincible” to counter what he called persistent hostility from the US. The hermit kingdom’s leader gave mixed signals during a speech at an event on Monday by saying that while his primary objective was to give North Korea an “invincible military capability” no one would dare challenge, these objectives must not be seen as threatening war with its neighbour South Korea or the US, its regional ally. Mr...
  • Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea

    10/11/2021 8:47:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct. 11, 2021 | Laura Bicker
    Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea By Laura Bicker BBC News, Seoul The old habits of secrecy haven't left Kim Kuk-song. It has taken weeks of discussions to get an interview with him, and he's still worried about who might be listening. He wears dark glasses for the camera, and only two of our team know what we think is his real name. Mr Kim spent 30 years working his way to the top ranks of North Korea's powerful spy agencies. The agencies were the "eyes, ears, and brains of the Supreme Leader", he says....
  • Crypto Exchange Bug Reveals North Korean Monero Laundering

    10/05/2021 10:51:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew
    Bank Info Security ^ | September 29, 2021 | Jeremy Kirk
    Crypto Exchange Bug Reveals North Korean Monero Laundering ShapeShift's Systems Reduced Privacy for Monero, Researcher Says Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • September 29, 2021 Weaknesses in the systems of ShapeShift, a U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange, reveal how a North Korean-linked group laundered cryptocurrency that came from a notorious ransomware attack in 2017. See Also: Automating Security Operations The issues also put at risk the privacy of some other users of Monero, a cryptocurrency designed to provide a high degree of privacy, who transacted on ShapeShift. The bug appears to have been discovered by multiple parties, including Nick Bax, who recently received a...
  • N.Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test

    09/29/2021 10:33:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 29, 2021 | N.Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test
    N.Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test By Sangmi Cha Tuesday's launch latest in series of new weapons tests U.S., Russia recently tested lower-altitude hypersonic weapons Expert: Speeds suggest N.Korea test may have been a failure SEOUL, Sept 29 (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system. North Korea fired the missile off its east coast towards the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States...
  • North Korea Appears to Have Restarted Yongbyon Nuclear Reactor

    08/29/2021 1:44:54 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 43 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 29, 2021 | Michael Gordon and Laurence Norman
    North Korea appears to have resumed operation of its plutonium-producing reactor at Yongbyon in a move that could enable the reclusive country to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal, the U.N. atomic agency said. The development, disclosed in the agency’s annual report on North Korea’s nuclear activities, adds a new challenge to President Biden’s foreign policy agenda, alongside the dangerous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and stalemated talks on restoring the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
  • North Koreans worry over 'emaciated' Kim Jong Un, state media says

    06/28/2021 7:00:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-27-21 | reuters
    Everyone in North Korea is heartbroken over leader Kim Jong Un's apparent weight loss, said an unidentified resident of Pyongyang quoted on the country's tightly controlled state media, after watching recent video footage of Kim. The rare public comment on Kim's health come after foreign analysts noted in early June that the autocratic leader, who is believed to be 37, appeared to have lost a noticeable amount of weight. "Seeing respected general secretary (Kim Jong Un) looking emaciated breaks our people's heart so much," the man said in an interview aired by state broadcaster KRT on Friday. "Everyone is saying...
  • Former U.S. Marine Faces Extradition to Spain for Raiding North Korean Embassy to Help Diplomat Defect

    05/30/2021 2:22:38 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/30/2021 | Leslie Eastman
    Otto Warmbier’s mother pleads with the judge to stop the Biden-approved extradition. A former U.S. Marine faces extradition to Spain for breaking into the North Korean embassy in Madrid to help a diplomat defect. It appears Biden’s administration is aiding in this process, despite concerns that North Korea plans retribution for this move. Christopher Ahn, 40, faces his final extradition hearing in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Two years ago, he was freed on $1.3million bail but was forced to serve home confinement ahead of his possible extradition to Spain. The US government is working to extradite Ahn...
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • North Korea appears to have fired ballistic missile, Japanese Coast Guard says

    03/24/2021 3:32:10 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 35 replies
    BREAKING: North Korea appears to have fired ballistic missile, Japanese Coast Guard says - NHK
  • Report: All Biden Administration Attempts to Contact North Korea Have Failed

    03/15/2021 11:03:51 AM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/2021 | frances martel
    Unnamed alleged officials in the administration of President Joe Biden confessed to Reuters this weekend that attempts to communicate with the communist regime of North Korea since Biden took office have been met with silence. Reuters, citing the officials, claimed the Biden administration used several traditional “behind-the-scenes” avenues to reach out to dictator Kim Jong-un in an attempt to rekindle diplomatic talks, but Pyongyang did not respond to any of them. Since Biden’s inauguration, North Korean state media — often the only metric for gauging regime sentiment in the highly secretive country — has largely ceased referring to the United...
  • Signs of activity detected at North Korea's nuclear site, says UN nuclear watchdog

    03/02/2021 4:53:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Singapore Straits Times per The Korea Herald ^ | 2 March 2021 | Singapore Straits Times
    SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Signs of activity have recently been detected at some North Korean nuclear facilities, the United Nations nuclear watchdog chief has said, expressing serious concern at the reclusive regime's continued activities. Mr Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told the board of governors that there was evidence that the regime has continued construction at an experimental light-water reactor at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, including testing of the infrastructure for cooling water in late 2020. He added that while there were no signs of producing enriched uranium at the reported...