North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says nation ready to mobilise nuclear deterrent

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is ready to mobilise its nuclear war deterrent and counter any U.S. military clash, and criticised South Korea’s new president for the first time, warning Seoul was pushing towards the brink of war. Kim made the remarks during a speech at an event to mark the… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says nation ready to mobilise nuclear deterrent

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promotes country’s nuclear envoy

North Korea promoted its key nuclear negotiator to foreign minister, state media said on Saturday, as leader Kim Jong Un vowed to his ruling party that he would use “power for power” to fight threats to the country’s sovereignty. Choe Son Hui, long a key member of Pyongyang’s team negotiating over its nuclear programme with… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promotes country’s nuclear envoy

China and Russia veto U.S. push for more UN sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia vetoed on Thursday a U.S.-led push to impose more United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its renewed ballistic missile launches, publicly splitting the U.N. Security Council for the first time since it started punishing Pyongyang in 2006. The remaining 13 council members all voted in favor of the U.S.-drafted resolution that… Read More China and Russia veto U.S. push for more UN sanctions on North Korea

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea fired three missiles on Wednesday, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile, after U.S. President Joe Biden ended an Asia trip where he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea’s deputy national security adviser, Kim Tae-hyo, said the North also appeared to have conducted multiple experiments… Read More North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea boosts drugs production and medical supplies to tackle coronavirus outbreak

North Korea is ramping up production of drugs and medical supplies including sterilisers and thermometers as it battles an unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, state media KCNA said on Thursday. The isolated country, which has imposed a nationwide lockdown, is also increasing production of traditional Korean medicines used to reduce fever and pain, KCNA said, calling them… Read More North Korea boosts drugs production and medical supplies to tackle coronavirus outbreak

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles towards sea off east coast

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea said, in the latest such move by the isolated country racing to advance its weapons programmes on the day it first reported a COVID-19 outbreak. Japan’s coastguard confirmed the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea, citing… Read More North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles towards sea off east coast