North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic. The suspected missiles were fired around 6:45-50 a.m. KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North Pyongan province, South… Read More North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea conducts test at satellite launch site

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday. The test was conducted at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea’s Academy of Defence Science, without specifying… Read More North Korea conducts test at satellite launch site

North Korea test-launches two suspected missiles

North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since one day of talks… Read More North Korea test-launches two suspected missiles

North Korean nuclear envoy, reported executed, is alive and in detention

North Korea’s nuclear envoy, who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed, is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States, CNN reported on Tuesday. There has been a series of conflicting reports over the past five days about shakeups in the… Read More North Korean nuclear envoy, reported executed, is alive and in detention

North Korea executes nuclear envoy following failed U.S. summit

North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with… Read More North Korea executes nuclear envoy following failed U.S. summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system. Kim Jong Un’s call for a full combat posture follows the U.S. seizure of a… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

North Korea fires short-range projectiles

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after February’s failed nuclear summit in Hanoi. The South Korean military initially described it as a missile launch, but subsequently gave a more vague description. If… Read More North Korea fires short-range projectiles