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 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

North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea’s military reported, the fourth test this month to demonstrate its expanding missile arsenal. Japan also reported the launch, with chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno condemning it as a threat to peace and security… Read More North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Friday, its third test in less than two weeks, just hours after criticising a U.S. push for new sanctions over the previous launches as a “provocation” and warning of a strong reaction. Two weeks of missile launches by North Korea, retaliatory sanctions designations by the United… Read More North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles