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North Korean official vows frequent missile tests as tensions escalate

North Korea will continue to test missiles despite the growing tensions between the U.S. and its allies and Pyongyang, a senior North Korea official said Monday. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told BBC, adding that “all-out war” would occur if the

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

A North Korean official said Friday that President Trump was building up a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and that his “aggressive” tweeting was “making trouble.” North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Seems Ready, U.S. Institute Says

North Korea’s nuclear test site appears “primed and ready” to conduct a trial, according to analysis by a U.S. research institute. Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri site from April 12 shows continued activity around the north portal, new activity in the main administrative area, and a few personnel around the site’s command center, analysts

Tillerson Set To Chair UN Meeting on NK as U.S. Warships Head to Korean Peninsula

Penny Starr, As U.S. warships head to the western Pacific Ocean to establish a presence near the Korean Peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is preparing to chair a meeting at the United Nations later this month focused on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Voice of America reported. The strike team, dubbed Carl Vinson, includes an

US Navy Carrier Group Inbound to Korean Peninsula

Justin Holcomb, President Donald Trump is sending an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean Peninsula in response to provocations form North Korea, according to CNN. After years of aggression and threats to destabilize the Pacific region, dictator Kim Jong Un has been defiant to recent U.S. sanctions. Last week, President Trump was briefed by the National

North Korea can put nuclear warheads on mid-range missiles, official says

North Korea has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a medium-range missile that could strike targets in Russia, China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean official revealed for the first time Tuesday. “We believe they have accomplished miniaturization of a nuclear warhead to mount it on a Rodong missile,” an official

North Korea issues its latest nuclear threat

 North Korea issued its latest nuclear threat on Saturday, two days after South Korea’s defense minister said Pyongyang was making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test. North Korea has “clarified its resolute stand that it would take countermeasures including nuclear test to protect the sovereignty and dignity of the” country, the North’s official