North Korea is preparing to conduct new missile tests following the latest round of sanctions against it by the United Nations.
The UN on Dec. 1 imposed additional sanctions that seek to block North Korea’s revenue obtained from exports by 25 percent. The sanctions bar member-states from purchasing North Korean copper, nickel, silver and zinc exports, and the sale of large statues, a favored purchase for African dictators. The sanctions followed a recent North Korean underground nuclear test, U.S. intelligence agencies were quoted as saying by Washington Times Wednesday.
In the past, Pyongyang responded to similar sanctions with provocative missile launches.
North Korea has drastically progressed in miniaturization of its nuclear weapons and allegedly possesses at least 88 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, South Korean Defense Ministry had said in September this year.
North Korea has been under pressure from the international community since its January nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch in February, which resulted in tightening sanctions against Pyongyang in the new UN Security Council resolution in March. On September 9, Pyongyang carried out a new nuclear test at its northeastern nuclear test site.
North Korea conducted its ninth missile launch in October this year prior to the US presidential elections.
The intermediate-range ballistic missile, 'Musudan' failed. The missile has an estimated range of 2,000 miles and its development has set off alarm bells in the Pentagon and in Japan. Officials said the next missile test could be a Musudan launch to counteract the earlier test failure.
North Korea has conducted a large-scale artillery drill that involved multiple batteries of frontline heavy artillery units, simulating an attack on the South Korean capital and other targets. The military exercise organized by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un comes after Seoul and Tokyo unveiled fresh unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program
A modern style corvette equipped with low observable radar has been found in North Korea, according to the images obtained by NK pro. The captured high-resolution photos also reveal that the corvette has been spotted on northeastern port of Najin in Rason,
North Korea has test fired probably an intermediate-range missile Musudan which failed immediately following the launch on Thursday. An intermediate-range Musudan missile blasted soon after takeoff at 6:30 Pyongyang time, the US and South Korean military monitors were quoted as saying by various media on Wednesday
North Korea could increase its nuclear arsenal to at least 70 fission bombs by 2020, according to interim findings of a study. “North Korea is likely to be able to build four to eight small nuclear weapons every year, meaning that its stockpile could possibly grow to 79 or more by the end of 2020 while mastering means of their delivery,” Lee Sang-hyun, a senior researcher at the Sejong Institute was quoted as saying by Korea Herald Tuesday
The South Korean military plans to expand the capabilities of its special forces to strike Norths command facilities using hardware, such as the Boeing MH-47 series choppers, compact satellite links and advanced small arms. The MH-47 series helicopter under consideration for deployment in the Army are variants of the battle-tested Chinook choppers operated by the South Korean and U
North Korea has drastically progressed in miniaturization of its nuclear weapons and allegedly possesses at least 88 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium. The North had reinforced its strategic capabilities and is continuing development of nuclear and biochemical weapons and ballistic missiles, South Korean Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by
The chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Wednesday asked his US counterpart to deploy strategic military assets to the Korean Peninsula in a bid to counter North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats, the military said. Gen
North Korea, India and Pakistan launched a total of about 37, some capable of carrying nuclear weapons in 2016 making it one the busiest years for medium-to-long-range missile tests in recent memory. North Korea reportedly carried out about 25 medium to long range missile test launches of which just one was claimed as a success by Pyongyang
US department of Defense has deployed high-tech sea-based X-band radar to look out for a North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months. The deployment of sea-based X-band radar (SB-X) is the first US military response to North Koreas threat that it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile
South Korea claims Japan did not adhere to a bilateral intelligence-sharing pact signed last month, as it didnt share any intelligence on Pyongyang's recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). "We have found that the North carried out a land-based experiment on an SLBM, but there is no information that we have received from the Japanese side regarding the test," the source declining to be identified told Yonhap Thursday
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