10 Sep 2019

North Korea says it will resume talks but adds pressure with new launches

North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui On Tuesday said that his country is open to having “comprehensive discussions” with the United States later this month, adding that Washington should adopt a new approach if it wants the talks to be constructive. However, hours after Choe’s statement, Pyongyang conducted

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23 Aug 2019

Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered his government to “to take exhaustive measures to prepare a reciprocal response” to the recent US test of a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile. The test was carried out just weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such missiles officially became defunct.

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22 Aug 2019

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US ‘hostile military moves’ continue

North Korea has “no interest” in new talks about its nuclear program if the US doesn’t stop “escalating hostile military moves,” a spokesperson for the regime said on Thursday. The announcement coincides with a trip by US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun to South Korea. Biegun had expressed

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20 Aug 2019

Russia accuses US of stoking military tensions with missile test

Russia on Tuesday accused the US of “escalating military tensions” by conducting a test of a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile, just weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such missiles officially became defunct. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that “we won’t allow ourselves to be

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16 Aug 2019

North Korea fires two more ballistic missiles as it vows to end talks with ‘impudent’ South Korea

On Friday, North Korea carried out yet another missile test, South Korean officials stated. The test involved the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles. South Korea said that it was analyzing the activity together with US intelligence experts, adding that “the South Korean military is closely monitoring military movements and

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06 Aug 2019

‘We will make them pay’: North Korea launches missiles, condemns US-South Korea drills

North Korea has carried out yet another missile test in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises. In the wake of the fourth rocket launch in under three weeks, the country stated that the US has until the end of the year to easy its sanctions on Pyongyang, but warned

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02 Aug 2019

N Korea conducts third weapons test in eight days

On Friday, North Korea carried out its third missile test in eight days. South Korean officials stated that the missiles were likely a new kind of short range ballistic missile just like the type used in the previous launches. Experts believe that Pyongyang is carrying out the tests as a

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31 Jul 2019

North Korea tests more missiles despite efforts at diplomatic solutions

North Korea has carried out a missile test for the second time in a week, the South Korean military reported on Wednesday. Pyongyang launched two short-range ballistic missiles, just like it did on July 25 when North Korean leader Kim Jung-un spoke of a warning to Seoul. South Korea condemned

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26 Jul 2019

In Escalation, Iran Tests Medium-Range Missile, US Official Says

Iran tested a medium-range missile inside its territory on Wednesday, according to a US military official. While analysts consider the test to be a deliberate provocation by Iran, the official stressed that the missile did not threaten US or other Western targets. Iran has argued that tests of this kind

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26 Jul 2019

North Korea missile launch ‘a warning to South Korean warmongers’

The missile test carried out by North Korea on Thursday was a “solemn warning” against “South Korean warmongers,” the country’s leader Kim Jung-un said on Friday. South Korean officials had stated that two new short-range ballistic missiles were launched by Pyongyang, which would constitute a violation of UN Security Council

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