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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang lacks means for nuclear strike on US, experts say

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 09:22am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington North Korea’s explicit threats this week to strike the United States with nuclear weapons are rhetorical bluster, as the isolated nation does not yet have the means ... lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” an apparent reference to miniaturized nuclear weapons. It was the latest in a stream of invective from Pyongyang against what it apparently sees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207482/pyongyang-lacks-means-nuclear-strike-us-experts-say
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINUSULA

    North Korea approves nuclear strike on US as Hagel admits 'real and clear danger'

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 08:36am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea dramatically escalated its warlike rhetoric on Thursday, warning that it had authorised plans for nuclear strikes on targets in the United States. ... nuclear strike means”. “The merciless operation of our revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified,” the statement said. Last month, North Korea threatened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1206787/north-korea-approves-nuclear-strike-united-states
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Analysts predict North Korea could launch fourth rocket test in show of nuclear strength

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang could launch fourth atomic rocket test after issuing defiant statement warning US Analysts expect show of regime's nuclear strength North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out a fourth atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449607/analysts-predict-north-korea-could-launch-fourth-rocket-test-show-nuclear
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese woman clings to hope lost sister is alive in North Korea

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... striking silly poses for the camera, was abducted by North Korea. "It was the late 90s when news drifted out that people from Japan had perhaps been taken to North Korea. I'd watch ... imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. North Korea has backtracked on previous promises. But Morimoto hopes that she may now learn about the sister so like her that the pair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556513/japanese-woman-clings-hope-lost-sister-alive-north-korea
  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry urges action on North Korea nuclear talks as activity spotted at missile site

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... the other”, he added. Last year’s joint exercises fuelled an unusually sharp and protracted surge in military tensions, with Pyongyang threatening a pre-emptive nuclear strike, and nuclear-capable US ... on Thursday warned Kim Jong-un’s government against trying to derail upcoming South Korea-US military drills and stressed that America would never accept the North as a nuclear state, as satellite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427752/kerry-tells-pyongyang-get-real-nuclear-talks-activity-spotted-norths
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, says US intelligence official

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 09:16am by Associated Press

    ... backtracking from denuclearization commitments. That announcement came during a period of high tension when the North issued threats of a nuclear strike on the United States. Tensions have eased some ... followed through on its threat to advance its nuclear weapons programme, the top US intelligence official said on Wednesday, while a research institute pointed to signs the communist country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417295/north-korea-restarted-its-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor-says-us-intelligence
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea appears to have obtained copy of Russian cruise missile

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... in an effort to enhance its maritime strike capability, a US think-tank said yesterday. A state propaganda film disseminated on social media sites, including YouTube, provides a very brief glimpse ... conventional weaponry has largely been overshadowed by concerns over its nuclear weapons programmes. Last month, 38 North published satellite photos showing two new North Korean warships- the largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535202/north-korea-appears-have-obtained-copy-russian-cruise-missile
  8. News - Asia - North Korea missile tests

    North Korea fires more missiles into sea after Seoul rejects call to end hostilities

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:39am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Fourth projectile test in two weeks after South Korea dismissed peace offers as “nonsensical” in the light of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme North ... to the South, including a proposal for both sides to halt all provocative military activity. Seoul dismissed the offers as “nonsensical” in the light of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550131/north-korea-fires-more-missiles-sea-after-seoul-rejects-call-end-hostilities
  9. News - Asia

    South Korea claims North Korea can deliver nuclear warhead on a missile

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... That command was given to the US during the 1950-53 Korean war. North Korea threatened first strikes against South Korea and the US in March after a February nuclear test prompted tightened sanctions ... Bloomberg in Seoul North's missiles can carry nuclear warheads: South North Korea can now deliver a nuclear warhead on a missile, the South Korean Defence Ministry claimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1302824/south-korea-claims-north-korea-can-deliver-nuclear-warhead-missile
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea puts missiles on standby for US strike

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 08:32am by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... for “joint efforts” to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula on Friday, after Pyongyang ordered missile units to prepare to strike the US mainland and US stealth bombers flew over South Korea. “We ... to the poverty-stricken nation. Beijing has repeatedly voiced similar appeals since North Korea carried out a nuclear test in February, its third in seven years, which prompted the UN Security Council to endorse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1202363/north-korea-puts-missiles-standby-us-strike

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