Tag: North Korea

N Korea Pushing Ahead with Weapons Programs [VIDEO]

North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site.  The facility makes solid-fuel ballistic missiles as well as re-entry vehicles for warheads. New building didn’t appear to begin in earnest until April this year, around the time Mr. Kim shook hands…

Trump extends “No Longer a Threat” North Korea’s Economic Restrictions

Despite saying days earlier that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, Trump – with no fanfare whatsoever – signed an executive order on Friday and extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions against it. Nine days after Trump tweeted: “There is no longer…

North Korea State News: Major Concessions From Trump

North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday spinning the results in its favor, claiming Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North and to end joint military drills with South Korea in exchange for a phased, “step-by-step” denuclearization process for the North.  Questions remain: under what terms, and by when, is Kim going…

Trump Signs Letter to Suspends Military Exercises in Korean [VIDEO]

Donald Trump angered U.S. allies, had lunch with Kim Jung-Un, signed a letter of intent, and made the YUGE concession of suspending the ‘war games’ … uhm … military exercises on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has used the joint US/South Korea exercises as an excuse to build their nuclear and ballistic capabilities. Trump thinks…

Trump Fail – No Peace Talks with North Korea [VIDEO]

Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, which he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning because cowardice.  The letter from the President to Chairman Kim Jong Un: “It is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”  VP Pence, provided cover for…

North Korea Releases 3 American Prisoners

President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead of a planned meeting between him and the young leader of the nuclear-armed nation. The release of the three prisoners, all citizens of Korean descent, was in some ways the…

Trump Administration Confident N. Korea Will Release U.S. Prisoners

A US official says the administration is “confident” the Americans held in North Korea will be released. They are still working to verify reports the hostages have been moved from their labor camps to Pyongyang and the timing of any release is unknown. There has been no direct confirmation from Pyongyang that the Americans have…

UN: North Korea Is Giving Chemical-Weapons Supplies to Syria

North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used to make chemical weapons, according to a shocking new report Tuesday morning from experts at the United Nations. The investigators’ report—which was obtained by The New York Times—said the supplies include acid-resistant tiles, valves, and thermometers, and goes on to claim…

Trump: ‘I Probably Have a Very Good Relationship’ With N. Korea

“I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” President Trump told the Wall Street Journal, contrary to literally everything he has said about the North Korean dictator. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised,” the president added. Despite his claim to a possibly good relationship with Kim, Trump…

North Korea, South Korea Agree To Hold Military Talks

South and North Korea have agreed to hold official military talks, officials from the two countries announced Tuesday in a rare joint statement. Such talks would mark the first time the two Koreas have engaged in any such dialogue in more than two years. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea announced during a formal discussion with its…

North Korea Launches ICBM That Might Reach Anywhere In America

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew to a height of 2,800 miles, higher than any of its previous tests. If aimed at a standard trajectory, the ICBM would have a range of more than 8,100 miles, or “more than enough range to reach Washington, D.C.,” says David Wright at the…

Trump: LaVar Ball Is a ‘Poor Man’s Don King’

President Trump continued his feud with LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player, on Wednesday following Ball’s downplaying of the president’s role in getting his son, LiAngelo Ball, and two other student athletes, released from shoplifting charges in China. “It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s…

North Korea: Trump Is A ‘Hideous Criminal Sentenced To Death’

North Korean state media on Wednesday didn’t mince words in its review of President Trump’s trip to Asia, calling him a “hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.” In an editorial in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, Pyongyang’s state media said “the worst crime for which (Trump) can never be pardoned is that he…

Trump To North Korea: ‘Come To The Table’ Over Nuclear Issue

President Trump on Tuesday urged North Korean leaders to “come to the table” over the issue of its nuclear arsenal. At a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said he “hoped to God” that he would never have to use the U.S. military in an all-out war against Pyongyang. Trump called for…

Kim Calls Trump A ‘Mentally Deranged’ Dotard, Trump Calls Kim A ‘Madman’

Late Thursday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to President Trump’s threat on Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” with a very rare personal statement saying Trump’s “unprecedented rude nonsense” has “convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct.” The colorful statement ends with Kim threatening to…

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

North Korea fired another missile on Friday, its 15th test this year, according to South Korea’s military. Like its last test, on Aug. 28, the projectile flew over Japan. The Japanese government issued an alert via TV and cellphones, warning people to take shelter. Japan said the missile landed in the sea 1,200 miles east…

Mattis To Trump: US ‘Never Out Of Diplomatic Solutions’ On North Korea

Hours after President Trump suggested on Twitter on Wednesday morning that he is uninterested in using diplomacy to ease tensions with North Korea, his own defense secretary rebuked him. “The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 year,” the president tweeted. “Talking is not the answer!” In direct…

North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Prelude’ to Strike Against Guam

North Korea says the missile launch it carried out Tuesday was meant as a “prelude” to military operations against the U.S. territory of Guam. Shortly after the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting over the latest missile launch, Pyongyang’s state media Wednesday described the launch as “the first step of the military operation…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Suspends Plan To Fire Missiles At Guam

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after being briefed by top military commanders, decided on Tuesday not to fire four missiles at Guam right away, North Korean state media reported, but said he’d likely change his mind if the “Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous, reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula.” Tensions have been high…

Report: Russia Linked To North Korean Missile Advances

North Korea’s rapid missile-program improvements can likely be traced back to a black-market factory that used to produce the Soviet Union’s most deadly weaponry, according to a new report and classified assessments by U.S. intel agencies. It is not believed that North Korea could have made such big leaps forward in their nuclear-weapons program without…

Trump To North Korea: Military Solutions Are ‘Locked and Loaded’

President Trump used Twitter Friday morning to warn that the U.S. is ready to go to war with North Korea. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” he wrote. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Meanwhile, the United States and South Korea are preparing to…

North Korea Mocks Trump Warning, Prepares To Fire Missiles Toward Guam

North Korea on Thursday dismissed President Trump’s warning that the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury” on the communist-run nation if Pyongyang continued to threaten America, saying Trump’s statement was a “load of nonsense.” North Korea said it was finalizing a plan to fire four missiles over Japan into waters around the tiny Pacific island…

Morning Joe: Best For U.S. If Trump Sticks To ‘Fox Friends & Reading Happy Stories’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough commented this morning about a Vice News report suggesting that President Trump receives a dossier twice a day containing nothing but images of positive headlines and tweets from around the Internet. That dossier is affectionately known as the “Propaganda Document.” “Would we rather have people deliver Donald Trump a dossier of bad…

North Korea Threatens Strike On Guam

North Korea said it was “carefully examining” the possibility of launching a pre-emptive strike on the U.S. territory of Guam, just hours after President Trump said further threats from the rogue regime would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Trump’s comments came following reports that the North Korean military…

Bombastic Trump Recklessly Threatens North Korea [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea on Tuesday warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will “face fire and fury like the world has never seen,” during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. “North Korea best not make…

Officials: North Korea is Making Missile-Ready Nuclear Weapons

North Korea can successfully produce miniaturized nuclear warheads that can be attached to ballistic missiles, according to U.S. intelligence officials, The Washington Post reported Monday. The development marks an important step in the country’s ability to become a full-fledged nuclear power. The U.S. calculated that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un now has up to 60…

North Korea Warns Of Retaliatory Nuclear Strike On U.S. If Attacked

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho warned the United States in a statement Monday that Pyongyang “is ready to teach the U.S a severe lesson with its nuclear strategic force” if attacked. Ri added that other countries are safe from nuclear retaliation so long as they do not join the U.S. in an attack.…