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 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

North Korea fires projectile towards sea off east coast

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile toward the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said on Wednesday, about a week after the North vowed to develop its nuclear forces “at the fastest possible speed.” The launch, which marks the North’s 14th major weapons test this year, comes days before South Korea’s newly… Read More North Korea fires projectile towards sea off east coast

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to boost nuclear arsenal as military parades ICBMs

North Korea will speed up development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong Un said while overseeing a huge military parade that displayed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other weapons, state media reported on Tuesday. The parade occurred Monday night during celebrations for the founding anniversary of North Korea’s armed forces, state news agency KCNA… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to boost nuclear arsenal as military parades ICBMs

North Korea test-fires largest ICBM

North Korea conducted what is thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test ever on Thursday, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, marking a dramatic end to a self-imposed moratorium on long-range testing. It would be the first full-capability launch of the nuclear-armed state’s largest missiles since 2017, and represents a major… Read More North Korea test-fires largest ICBM