Tag Archives: North Korea

LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Holds White House Press Briefing, Likely To Address North Korean Nuclear Threat

AOL News reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer is set to address the press corps on Tuesday in a foreign policy-focused week for the Trump administration. From Tillerson’s trip to Moscow to North Korea’s threat aimed at America in response to warships in the Korean Peninsula, this week is shaping up to be a pivotal one for President Trump, …

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Trump Reacts With Bluster After North Korea Warns Of Nuclear Attack Over Approaching Navy Strike Force

Reuters reports: North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike as a U.S. Navy strike group led by a nuclear-powered aircraft steamed towards the western Pacific. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction …

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Stocks Slide Over South Korean Report That China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korean Border

NASDAQ.com reports: The benchmark averages have surrendered earlier gains on news that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border, and the U.S. is considering further sanctions against Russia. The reports caused the S&P 500 to falter at trendline resistance at 2,370 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall back to support at the 50-day moving average. …

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McMaster Defends Deploying Carrier Group To North Korea: Trump Wants “Full Range Of Options” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday said defended the decision for a Carrier strike group to head toward the Korean Peninsula. “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?” McMaster said on “Fox News Sunday.” “North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear capable …

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NORTH KOREA: Official Declares Trump’s “Reckless” Strike On Syria Justifies Their Nuclear Weapons

NBC News reports: North Korea has vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria. The North called the airstrikes “absolutely unpardonable” and said they prove its nuclear weapons are justified to protect the country against Washington’s “evermore reckless moves for a war.” The comments were …

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US Navy Strike Group To Move Near North Korea

Reuters reports: A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea’s advancing weapons program. Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range. The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes …

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National Security Council Offers Trump Options To Place US Nukes In South Korea Or Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

NBC News reports: The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News. Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy prepared in advance of President Donald …

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North Korea Fires Missile Into Sea Of Japan Ahead Of Trump’s Summit With Chinese President [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, ahead of a summit between U.S. and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang’s increasingly defiant arms programme. The missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) from its launch site at Sinpo, a port city on North Korea’s …

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Prominent North Korean Defector Warns: Kim Jong-Un Will Use Nukes At First Sign Of US Military Action

NBC News reports: A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country’s “desperate” dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime. According …

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Trump Warns China On North Korea: Do Something About Their Nuclear Weapons Or US Will Act Alone

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has issued China with an ultimatum that if it fails to put pressure on North Korea to disable its nuclear programme, then the US is prepared to take action against Pyongyang on its own. “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” the president said in an interview with the Financial …

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Tillerson Threatens Preemptive Attack On North Korea: “The Policy Of Strategic Patience Has Ended” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level. Mr. Tillerson’s …

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North Korea Fires Four Banned Ballistic Missiles Into Japanese Territorial Waters 190 Miles From Coast

NBC News reports: North Korea fired four banned ballistic missiles into Japanese waters on Monday, an act that officials in Seoul and Tokyo said represented a grave threat to their countries’ security. The missiles were launched at about 7:36 a.m. Monday (5:36 p.m. Sunday ET) off North Korea’s eastern coast, and traveled about 620 miles, a South Korean military official …

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North Korea Tests Trump With Missile Launch

The New York Times reports: North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward the sea off its eastern coast on Sunday, in what South Korea called the North’s first attempt to test President Trump’s policy on the isolated country. The projectile took off at 7:55 a.m. from Banghyon, a town near North Korea’s northwestern border with China, and flew 310 miles …

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REPORT: Trump Team Wanted Inauguration Parade To Be “Red Square-Style” With Tanks And Missiles

The Huffington Post reports: Part of being a great president is showing off America’s military strength, according to President-elect Donald Trump. The military “may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump told the Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday. “That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we’re going to be showing …

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US Intel Reports North Korea May Launch New ICBM Missile As Soon As Tomorrow To Test Trump’s Reaction

Reuters reports: The United States has seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch in the coming days or weeks, U.S. officials said on Thursday, in what could be an early test of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. South Korean media, citing intelligence agencies, said Pyongyang may be readying a test of a new, upgraded prototype …

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North Korean Media Taunts Trump: Soon Our Nuclear ICBMs Will Send A Shiver Down The Spine Of America

NK News reports: North Korea on Wednesday re-emphasized its nuclear capabilities and repeated claims it will test an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in the coming months. In an apparent nod to the Trump administration, Pyongyang highlighted the need for the U.S. to accept North Korea as a nuclear-weapons state, Workers’ Party organ Rodong Sinmun said. “We have miniaturized, lightened and …

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Nuclear Arms Experts: Donald Trump’s Reckless Tweets Could Spark Launches From Unstable North Korea

The Hill reports: Nuclear arms experts warn that tweets from President-elect Donald Trump could bait countries with nuclear weapons. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent spoke with several nuclear experts about the potential impacts of Trump’s tweet published last week, in which he said the U.S. “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.” “Imagine we’re in a crisis — if …

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CHINA: Social Media Bans Calling Kim Jong-Un “Fat”

The Associated Press reports: Chinese websites are censoring “Kim Fatty the Third,” a nickname widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a meeting with their Chinese counterparts. Searches for the Chinese words “Jin San Pang” on the search engine Baidu and microblogging platform Weibo returned no results this …

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Politico: Trump Is Terrifyingly Unprepared For The Nuclear Threat Posed By North Korea And Russia

From a lengthy piece published today by Politico Magazine: Can we rely on Trump to act with diligence, competence, diplomatic skill, reason and restraint? The verdict of a plurality of the electorate who voted for Clinton and of the vast majority of foreign policy experts is one of profound doubt that he can handle the pressure. He has proved himself …

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President Obama Condemns North Korea’s Nuclear Test As A “Grave Threat To International Peace And Stability”

Politico reports: President Barack Obama on Friday denounced North Korea’s latest test of a nuclear weapon, condemning the move “in the strongest possible terms as a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability.” “North Korea stands out as the only country to have tested nuclear weapons this century,” Obama said in a statement. “Today’s test, North …

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