North Korea ready to stop nuclear tests

24 Apr 2016 | Written by Gaurav ; Edited by Akriti Asthana
North Korea's unwavering aggression

North Korea's foreign minister stated that the country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the US suspends its annual military exercises with Seoul.

According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

North Korean officials hailed the test as a massive success.

In context: North Korea's unwavering aggression

12 Dec 2012North Korea conducts space launch

In a show of military might, North Korea launched a long range rocket which allegedly put an object into orbit.

The US and South Korea have assessed the launch to be a disguised ballistic missile test.

The technology for ballistic missiles and commercial rockets is the same; hence, a successful launch could mean North Korea has developed advanced ballistic missile capabilities.

12 Feb 2013North Korea conducts third nuclear test

North Korea successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site, state media said.

South Korea confirmed that the North had indeed carried out the test, and condemned it.

The underground explosion could take North Korea a big step closer to its goal of building a nuclear warhead; small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that could target the US.

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26 Mar 2016North Korea simulates nuclear attack on Seoul, Washington

North Korea released a new propaganda video showing a nuclear strike on Washington and then threatened South Korea with a "merciless military strike" for slandering leader Kim Jong-Un.

The release comes 2 days after it carried out a live-fire drill simulating an attack on the South Korean President's official residence.

Sources state the videos are in response to recent US-South Korea military drills.

9 Apr 2016North Korea tests ICBM engine

North Korea said it had successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic rocket engine giving it the ability to stage nuclear strikes on the United States.

The engine's ground test, if true, would be a big step forward for the North's nuclear weapons program.

The KCNA agency quoted Kim as saying that the North can now target the US mainland and "reduce them to ashes."

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20 Jul 2016North Korea continues its aggressive narrative against South Korea

Pyongyang state media reported test-firing of ballistic missiles by North Korea as part of a simulated pre-emptive attack on South Korea.

The report stated that the fired missiles examined "the operational features of the detonating devices of nuclear warheads mounted on the ballistic rockets".

A similar launch of a warhead-detonating device was carried out in April when North Korea test-fired a submarine missile.

03 Aug 2016North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea of Japan

In a sign of unwavering aggression, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that landed in waters controlled by Japan.

The main body of the missile landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, the first such transgression by North Korea in Japanese territory.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the test was "grave threat" to Japan, and "strongly protested" the actions by North Korea.

01 Oct 2016North Korea building larger submarines for ballistic missiles

Satellite imagery from North Korea has suggested that it may be building a larger submarine for ballistic missiles.

This news comes after North Korea test-fired a submarine-launched missile (SLBM) in August towards Japan.

This brings North Korea a little closer to its nuclear dream and would allow deployment much faster than originally expected.

16 Oct 2016Failed North Korean missile launch detected: US

The Pentagon stated that they detected a failed ballistic missile launch by North Korea.

The report, corroborated by South Korean intelligence, said that the missile launch took place at the north-western city of Kusong, and that the missile posed no threat to the United States.

South Korea also confirmed the test and strongly condemned the North's unwavering aggression.