Trump´s insult ensures an attack on the US, says North Korea

US President Donald Trump’s insult, calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man”, makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more”, North Korea’s foreign minister said. Ri Yong Ho called the US leader “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency” with his finger on the “nuclear button” and declared: “None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission.” He told world leaders on Saturday: “In case innocent lives of the US are lost because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally…

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US flies mission in airspace east of North Korea

B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa in Japan have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea, the Pentagon said. The US said it was the furthest north of the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula that any American fighter or bomber has flown this century. Defence Department spokesman Dana White said in a statement that the mission showed how seriously the US took what she called North Korea’s “reckless behaviour”. B-1B bombers Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who…

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North Koreans celebrate Kim Jong-un’s denouncing of Trump 

Tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents gathered in the capital’s Kim Il-sung Square on Saturday to laud leader Kim Jong-un‘s denunciation of US President Donald Trump.  Students in white shirts and red ties held up the red flag of the ruling Workers’ Party, with a yellow ink brush representing intellectuals, a hammer for the workers, and a sickle for the peasantry. On one side of the square, a giant poster depicted red missiles plunging towards a collapsing US Capitol with the slogan ‘Korea’s Answer’.  Ranks of workers and residents listened,…

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US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

US aircraft, shown here conducting a mission over the Korean Peninsula, flew off the east coast of North Korea on September 23, 2017 US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. The flight came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s regime, as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. US bombers have carried out…

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More UN sanctions on North Korea: what do they mean?

North Korea has shrugged off numerous sets of sanctions aimed at crimping its nuclear and missile programmes, and this month unveiled what it said was a working hydrogen bomb The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted new sanctions on North Korea, including restrictions on oil shipments, to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test. But Washington toned down its initial proposals to secure backing from China and Russia. Here are some key questions on UNSC resolution 2375, and its attempt to end the North’s nuclear weapons and missile…

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UN Security council votes for new North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has implemented sanctions against North Korea after the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Imports of crude oil have been capped – although the council stopped short of a total ban – and textile exports have been banned in the latest move against the state. It was the ninth sanctions resolution over North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs adopted by the 15-member council since 2006.  The United Nations Security Council has implemented sanctions against North Korea after the country’s sixth and most powerful…

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China Urges N.Korea To Stop Her Nuclear Program

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 11 (Reuters) – China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi called on North Korea to “take seriously the expectations and will of the international community” to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile development, and called on all parties to remain “cool-headed” and not stoke tensions. Liu said relevant parties should resume negotiations “sooner rather than later.” To kick-start talks, China and Russia have proposed a dual suspension of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile testing as well as U.S. and South Korean military exercises. “We think it’s a big…

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UN experts: NKorea exported $270 million illegally recently

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – U.N. experts say North Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least $270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka during the six-month period ending in August in violation of U.N. sanctions. A report released Saturday by the experts monitoring sanctions says Kim Jong Un’s government continues to flout sanctions on commodities, an arms embargo and shipping and financial restrictions. The experts say North Korea is also reportedly continuing prohibited nuclear activities with weapons-grade fissile material production at…

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North Korea’s missile launch: Why Japan?

Tuesday’s projectile travelled around 2,700 kilometres (1,700 miles) from its launch site near Pyongyang before crashing into the ocean, around 1,200 kilometres off Japan’s northern Hokkaido island When nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan this week, it sparked international condemnation. But it also raised the question: Why Japan? Location, location, location It might seem obvious, but geography is frequently a huge factor in geopolitical wrangling. The Japanese archipelago forms a long string off the coast of mainland north Asia, so by definition, any regional player that wants…

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China says working with UN on North Korea response

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing opposed North Korea’s latest missile test, but did not say whether a new set of sanctions was looming China is working with other members of the United Nations Security Council on a response to North Korea’s missile launch over Japan, the Chinese foreign minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke hours after the UN Security Council unanimously condemned Tuesday’s test and Japan’s UN ambassador suggested that a new sanctions declaration could come next. Wang said China — which is Pyongyang’s only major…

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