The US is to Tighten Sanctions on North Korea

IMG_0200President Donald Trump’s strategy was announced after a special briefing for US senators. Earlier, the top US commander in the Pacific defended the deployment of an advanced missile defence system in South Korea. Tensions have risen amid fears the North is planning new weapons tests. “The United States seeks stability and the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” said a joint statement issued by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats……Read More

Once again Senators arrive at White House for North Korea crisis briefing

IMG_0199The Trump administration is considering placing North Korea on a list of state sponsors of terrorism as US senators arrived at the White House for an extraordinary briefing on the threat posed by the rogue state. All 100 senators were invited to a classified briefing at a building next to the White House on Wednesday (US time), reports AFP. They were ferried from Capitol Hill by bus. President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, defence secretary, top general and national intelligence director will brief them. The briefing team was to speak later to members of the House of Representatives lower chamber…….Read More

Senators head to “commander in chief’s house” for North Korea briefing

How North Korea nuke crisis affects Israel

IMG_0192Israeli intelligence believes that the developing crisis between the United States and North Korea will last a very long time and that its potential to erupt into a full-fledged conflict is high. According to this assessment, President Donald Trump will increase pressure on Pyongyang in a series of stages, all the while trying to coordinate his moves with the Chinese as much as possible. In Israel’s estimation, Trump used his meeting with his Chinese colleague April 8 to request China’s help in bringing about North Korea’s disarmament from nuclear weapons. If you fail to do that, Trump told the Chinese leader, we will have to do it ourselves through other means…….Read More

Top Navy commander: U.S. may need stronger defense against North Korea missiles

The United States may need to strengthen its missile defenses, particularly in Hawaii, given the advancing threat from North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday. Just hours before the entire U.S. Senate was due to receive a top-level briefing on North Korea at the White House, Admiral Harry Harris testified that he believed Pyongyang’s threats against the United States needed to be taken seriously. Harris said the defenses of Hawaii were sufficient for now but could one day be overwhelmed, and suggested studying stationing new radar there as well as interceptors to knock out any incoming North Korean missiles. “I don’t share your confidence that North Korea is not going to attack either South Korea, or Japan, or the United States … once they have the capability,” Harris told a lawmaker at one point………Read More

Why hasn’t North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

IMG_0187.JPGThe world is anxiously waiting for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. More than a month after US and South Korean officials publicly declared North Korea was ready to set off a nuclear bomb and almost two weeks since analysts said North Korea’s only nuclear test site, Punggye-ri, was “primed and ready,” no detonation has happened. With every nuclear or missile test, North Korea gets closer to its stated goal of developing a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the United States. So what’s with the delay? “I think it’s safe to say that they will conduct a sixth nuclear test at some point,” Jean Lee, a global fellow at Wilson Center and a lecturer on North Korean studies, told CNN. “But they do calibrate the timing very carefully and are really taking a number of factors into consideration.”……Read More

North Korea claims Darwin will be site of nuclear war

IMG_0179North Korea claims Darwin will be the site of a nuclear war, accusing the U.S. of using Australia to prepare for an attack on its territory. The accusations were published in Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper of the ruling Worker’s Party of North Korea that publishes state propaganda. Last week, 1,250 U.S. Marines arrived in Darwin for military training exercises with Australian and visiting Chinese forces. The newspaper claimed the U.S. was ‘fanatically, crazily trying to optimise its nuclear war readiness’ using the port city. ‘This is the largest scale U.S. military presence in Australia after the Second World War,’ the newspaper wrote on Monday. The state mouthpiece also slammed comments by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop advocating sanctions on the totalitarian regime and calling on it abandon its nuclear weapons program.’ Sinmun said Ms Bishop was ‘blindly and zealously toeing the U.S. line’ as she ‘spouted a string of rubbish against the DPRK over its entirely just steps for self-defence’….Read More

N Korea Just Issued Staggering New Threat Against America – ‘Ashes’

North Korea launched another round of aggressive rhetoric at the United States on Thursday as media reports indicated troops in both China and South Korea were on high alert. As a major military anniversary approached Tuesday, North Korea’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper hurled a threat at the United States. “In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,” read the newspaper.  South Korea said it was bracing for possible provocations as North Korea prepares to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army on Tuesday…..Read More

Published on Apr 24, 2017
Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Jack Davis for Western Journalism reports, North Korea launched another round of aggressive rhetoric at the United States on Thursday as media reports indicated troops in both China and South Korea were on high alert.