North Korea Missile Program

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North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy arrives

09 May 2019

North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy arrives

On Thursday, North Korea fired two short-range missiles, says South Korea military. Reportedly, the missiles were fired from the town of Sino-ri, Northwest of capital Pyongyang, eastwards into the sea.

After Hanoi summit collapse, is N Korea rebuilding rocket site?

06 Mar 2019

After Hanoi summit collapse, is N Korea rebuilding rocket site?

Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the "rapid rebuilding" of a test facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to the analysis of satellite imagery from a US think tank.

Sanctions on North Korea will remain until 'final' denuclearization: Pompeo

08 Jul 2018

Sanctions on North Korea will remain until 'final' denuclearization: Pompeo

Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "final" denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Would invite Kim to US if Singapore-talks go well: Trump

08 Jun 2018

Would invite Kim to US if Singapore-talks go well: Trump

After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the June 12 summit, US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would be willing to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the White House if their Singapore summit goes well.

Kim personally confirmed NKorea is prepared to denuclearize: Mike Pompeo

08 Jun 2018

Kim personally confirmed NKorea is prepared to denuclearize: Mike Pompeo

After much speculations, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that NKorea has confirmed its willingness to denuclearize.

Kim to shut down nuclear test site in May

29 Apr 2018

Kim to shut down nuclear test site in May

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country's nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul's Presidential office said today.

Kim pledges to denuclearize Korean-peninsula in meeting with China's Xi

28 Mar 2018

Kim pledges to denuclearize Korean-peninsula in meeting with China's Xi

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first known trip abroad since 2011 with an 'unofficial' visit to Beijing.

Trump-Kim's meeting: All you need to know

11 Mar 2018

Trump-Kim's meeting: All you need to know

Regarding a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US president Donald Trump once famously joked, "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine."

Trump likely to meet North Korean leader Kim by May

09 Mar 2018

Trump likely to meet North Korean leader Kim by May

Recently, no other issue has worried world politics more than the tension emanating from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's threats of releasing a nuclear mission capable of hitting the US mainland.

UN Report: North Korea earned $200mn from banned exports, arms-sale

04 Feb 2018

UN Report: North Korea earned $200mn from banned exports, arms-sale

As per recent UN report, North Korea has earned nearly $200mn in 2017 by exporting banned commodities. It has also allegedly supplied weapons to Syria and Myanmar.

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

01 Jan 2018

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

In his New Year's Day address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for accelerated mass-production of nuclear warheads and missiles, vowing to continue the nuclear weapons program that stoked international tensions, leading to sanctions.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

27 Dec 2017

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

America has imposed sanctions on two North Korean officials who are allegedly responsible for developing the country's nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

Should we be afraid of North Korea's new missile?

03 Dec 2017

Should we be afraid of North Korea's new missile?

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

29 Nov 2017

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

03 Nov 2017

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

After briefly traveling on the road to nuclear escalation, US-North Korea relations have been relatively calm this past month.

North Korea: 200 killed in nuclear test site tunnel collapse

31 Oct 2017

North Korea: 200 killed in nuclear test site tunnel collapse

A tunnel at North Korea's Punggye-Ri nuclear test site collapsed, killing at least 200 workers.

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

21 Oct 2017

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of gaining full nuclear capability to target the US.

North Korea: Sanctions would only accelerate nuclear program

19 Sep 2017

North Korea: Sanctions would only accelerate nuclear program

In a statement, North Korea termed the latest round of UN sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility."

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

15 Sep 2017

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido island before landing far out into the Pacific Ocean.

Should India be worried about North Korea's H-bomb?

08 Sep 2017

Should India be worried about North Korea's H-bomb?

North Korea recently tested an H-bomb in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, triggering significant international security concerns.

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

04 Sep 2017

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

South Korea has responded to North Korea's sixth nuclear test by conducting a live-fire missile drill simulating an offensive against Pyongyang's nuclear test site.

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

03 Sep 2017

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

North Korea claims it has successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb which is several times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

Kim Jong-un's mysterious life: NKorean leader reportedly has third child

30 Aug 2017

Kim Jong-un's mysterious life: NKorean leader reportedly has third child

In North Korea, internet access is restricted, so pretty much everything happening in the country is shrouded by an air of mystery. It seems like the First Family is a part of that mystery.

Trump to North Korea: "All options are on the table"

30 Aug 2017

Trump to North Korea: "All options are on the table"

US President Donald Trump has reacted angrily to the latest North Korean missile test, saying it signals the regime's contempt for its neighbors and the UN.

North Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat'

29 Aug 2017

North Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat'

Just as the international community was starting to breathe a sigh of relief on North Korea's missile program, they have done it again.

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

26 Aug 2017

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

The US military said North Korea has test launched three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.

Undeterred by sanctions, North Korea orders for more ICBMs

23 Aug 2017

Undeterred by sanctions, North Korea orders for more ICBMs

North Korea seems untouched by sanctions and President Trump's threat to rain down 'fire and fury'.

NKorea reportedly prepping for sixth nuclear test

13 Apr 2017

NKorea reportedly prepping for sixth nuclear test

NKorea is reportedly preparing for a nuclear test at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, which is "primed and ready".

North Korea lashes out against America's air craft carrier deployment

11 Apr 2017

North Korea lashes out against America's air craft carrier deployment

North Korea has responded to the US' decision to deploy a naval aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula by saying it would defend itself "by powerful force of arms."

North Korea launches ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

05 Apr 2017

North Korea launches ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Nuclear-armed North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.