Posts Tagged ‘PYONGYANG’


16.05.2018 South front North Korea would reconsider its participation in the historical Pyongyang-Washington summit in Singapore planned for June 12, the country’s state-run news agency KCNA reported on May 16. According to a press statement of North Korean First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye-gwan, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un stated that its […]

US family sues Pyongyang for torturing son to death despite lack of evidence

The parents of Otto Warmbier have sued North Korea on the day the key peninsular summit, accusing the nation of torturing their son to death. Earlier medical reports said no signs of torture were found during autopsy. Otto Warmbier was arrested during a tourist trip to North Korea in December 2015 and […]

Kim Jong-un invites South’s leader Moon at the "earliest date" possible to Pyongyang in personal letter delivered by sister

     North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang in a personal letter delivered by Kim’s sister, Seoul has said. Kim’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, handed the letter over at a rare meeting with Moon on Saturday. She said that brother asked Moon to visit the North’s capital at […]

US will have to accept N Korea’s nuclear status – Pyongyang

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [DPRK] is not planning to hold talks on nuclear weapons and the US has to get along with the DPRK’s nuclear status,” Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American Department of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said, speaking at the 2017 Non-proliferation Conference in Moscow. According to Choe, North Korea’s […]

Pyongyang threatens ‘unimaginable strike’ as US & S. Korea hold drills in region

On Monday, the American and South Korean Navies began massive joint drills in the waters off the Korean Peninsula. Nuclear war may break out any moment, says N. Korean UN envoy The maneuvers, dubbed Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (MCSOFEX), involve fighter jets, helicopters and 40 naval ships and submarines from both countries, including […]

‘Pyongyang will fear us more’: Seoul wants to transfer wartime army command from US

     South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for the long-delayed transfer of its wartime operational control (OPCON) from the Pentagon to be sped up, and says the country must develop its own military capacity to “punish” North Korea’s “provocations.” “North Korea will fear us more and the people will have more faith in our […]

Trump is conflating Pyongyang with Tehran. The results could be catastrophic

The Guardian | Trita Parsi: We’re on our way towards a new cold war with Iran or, even worse, a military confrontation. Will anyone stop Trump? President Donald Trump took a page out of the George W Bush playbook at his UN address on Tuesday. To justify confrontation with Iran, conflate it with Pyongyang. To justify confrontation […]

Iran: Rumors on Alleged Cooperation between Tehran, Pyongyang “Rash”

September 11, 2017 Iran dismissed on Monday rumors on alleged cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang, stressing that such reports are “rash and far from reality.” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi slammed such rumors, stressing that the Islamic Republic’s position on the use of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction is completely clear. “North […]

Eva Bartlett in North Korea: ‘Yes, People Exist in Pyongyang’

A busy public square in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: Eva Bartlett) Eva Bartlett “A common comment I’ve gotten on the fraction of photos/videos I’ve posted from North Korea (as I continue to sift through hundreds of them) is the lack of people on the streets. Bearing in mind that I haven’t yet posted videos and […]

Tokyo and Seoul seek ‘maximum pressure’ after UNSC condemns Pyongyang’s ‘outrageous’ missile test

     Japan’s prime minister and South Korea’s president have agreed to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang “to the maximum,” seeking tougher sanctions after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a statement condemning North Korea’s latest missile test. In a phone call Wednesday morning, Shinzo Abe and Moon Jae-in discussed their neighbor’s “violent conduct” and agreed […]

N. Korea ponders striking US base in Guam after Trump threatens Pyongyang with ‘fire & fury’

Denouncing the flyover by the US bombers as an “actual nuclear drill” that is “driving the regional situation to an extreme pitch,” a North Korean military spokesman said in a statement released on Wednesday by KCNA news agency that Pyongyang is “carefully examining the operation plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam […]

US to Act Alone on North Korea. Strangle Pyongyang Economically

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Dennis Rodman lands in Pyongyang on good will mission

Rodman first went to North Korea in 2013 to participate in a series of exhibition basketball games. Rodman spoke of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as a “friend for life” after the two first met and encouraged then US President Obama to hold a phone call with Kim citing their mutual love of basketball. […]

Pyongyang’s short-range ballistic missile flies 450 km, lands in Sea of Japan – S. Korean military

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Pyongyang launched a projectile in the eastern direction from Wonsan, Gangwon Province at dawn. “It is estimated to be a Scud type [missile],” JCS said, adding, that the projectile flew about 450 kilometers. “The president was immediately notified of the situation, and the president ordered the NSC Standing […]

Is North Korea aiming at the Moon? The farce about Pyongyang’s 2,000 km altitude missile

nsnbc : On May 13 North Korea launched what it described as a new medium-range missile that dropped into the middle of the Sea […]

Pyongyang’s ‘unidentified missile’ flies 700km, lands in Sea of Japan

“North Korea launched a ballistic missile at 5:27am this morning in Pyongan Province,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding, that it is now analyzing the launch. The US military tracked the launch, but said it was unlikely an intercontinental ballistic missile. “The type of missile is being assessed and the flight was not […]

‘Vicious plot’: Pyongyang claims CIA planning biochem attack against Kim Jong-un

The cell has “infiltrated” North Korea but the Ministry of State Security will “ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA,” the ministry said, as cited by the state’s KCNA news agency. Pyongyang identified one of the people involved in the “vicious plot” as “Kim,” a timber worker […]

Pyongyang slams Israel as ‘disturber of peace armed with illegal nukes under US patronage’

In an interview with Hebrew news site Walla this week, Avigdor Lieberman stated that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is a “madman” in charge of a “crazy and radical group” which is “undermining global stability.” Pope Francis warns ‘future of humanity’ depends on diplomatic resolution of N. Korean crisis Pyongyang “seems to have crossed the […]

Global temperatures set 14th consecutive monthly record

On Tuesday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that June was the 14th consecutive month with record high temperatures. April 2015 was the last month when the Earth did not encounter any record high temperatures. “The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2016 was the highest for the month […]

Tehran Expects Iran, Russia banks to start cooperation soon – Ambassador

Tehran expects that major financial institutions of Russia and Iran will soon start cooperating, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Sanaei, Tehran and Moscow have achieved some positive results in talks on establishing the Russian-Iranian bank. “It is expected that large banks of the two countries will soon start bilateral cooperation,” the ambassador told […]

Playtime gets serious: Video of lion cub attacking child in Russia prompts police probe

The video of the incident, which was filmed by a passer-by, shows the employee of a traveling zoo playing with a lion-cub, which is on a leash. However, at one point, the feline becomes distracted and shoots off in a different direction. The lion cub then literally sinks its teeth into a child that it […]

Germans Cheer As Refugee Center Burns, Crowds Stop Firefighters From Extinguishing Blaze

Source: Zero Hedge Over the past two months, Europeans have become completely fed up with the wave of refugees streaming into the bloc from the Mid-East. After demonstrating a remarkable degree of restraint and tolerance in the wake of the attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris in November, the string of […]

Siberian daredevil bungee jumper plunges into icy river on rope attached to skin by hooks (VIDEO)

Ksenia Smirnova performed the stunt almost totally naked in -11 C (12.2 F), which is relatively mild for a Siberian winter. She says it was not her first attempt at suspension jumping, as she jumped with hooks embedded into her back more than a year ago, but she didn’t like it then. After that first […]

Calais Jungle to convert into smaller ‘permanent’ migrant camp

The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais announced that starting Monday the Calais jungle, currently home to around 4,000 migrants, will be gradually downsized to about 1,500. The rest of the refugees hoping to cross the English Chanel or join family members in the UK are being encouraged to leave. “Our goal is that no more migrants sleep […]

Tecnologia Usa nella bomba nord-coreana

Dopo l’annuncio di Pyongyang di aver effettuato il test sotterraneo di una bomba nucleare all’idrogeno, il presidente Obama, pur mettendo in dubbio che si tratti veramente di una bomba all’idrogeno, chiede «una risposta internazionale forte e unitaria al comportamento incosciente della Corea del Nord». Dimentica però che sono stati proprio gli Usa a fornire alla […]

Women’s Peace Walk Across The Korean DMZ Impeded

Print Friendly Gloria Steinem (center) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire (left) walk with the other women peace activists in Pyongyang, North Korea today. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon) PYONGYANG, North Korea — International, Northern and Southern Korean women activists who plan to cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone said Wednesday they are determined to move forward with […]

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