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Mattis: U.S. Will Not Accept Nuclear-Armed North Korea

According to Defense news,

October 28th, 2017 Mattis: U.S. Will Not Accept Nuclear-Armed North Korea

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity

HONOLULU, Oct. 28, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated that the United States will not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea.

Mattis spoke at a news conference following talks with South Korean Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo in Seoul yesterday.

The two men met for the 49th annual Security Consultative Meeting in the shadow of North Korea’s continuing nuclear program and following launches of its intercontinental ballistic missiles.

“In light of [North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s] expanded outlaw activities that all the world experienced and observed over the past year or two, I cannot imagine a condition under which the United States would accept North Korea as a nuclear power,” Mattis said.

Serious North Korean Threat

The secretary said the threat from North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has grown more serious since his trip to the country earlier this year.

“In the past few months, the North has conducted two ICBM tests, launched two intermediate range ballistic missiles over Japan and conducted a fifth nuclear test,” Mattis said. “I am here to underscore America’s commitment to our bilateral alliance and to make clear the Trump Administration’s full commitment to the United Nations’ mission in defense of your democracy standing, as it does, as a bedrock countering the DPRK’s effort to destabilize this region and to threaten the world.”

U.S. Supports South Korean Ally

Mattis emphasized that the United States stands by its alliance with South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea, and also emphasized that the military aspect of the alliance is engaged to allow diplomatic and economic efforts to work.

 

“President [Donald J.] Trump has made clear that America’s commitments to defending our allies and to upholding our extended deterrence guarantee is ‘ironclad,’” the secretary said.

The secretary said that America’s strategic deterrent capabilities are global in their positioning and reach, “and we are quite assured that they are in a position to be responsive to the Combined Forces Commander, if necessary.”

North Korea should harbor no illusions, Mattis said. “The DPRK is overmatched by the Republic of Korea-United States alliance,” the secretary said. “If it remains on its current path of ballistic missiles and atomic bombs, it will be counterproductive. The DPRK will be reducing its own security.”

‘Any Attempt’ on U.S., Allies, ‘Will be Defeated’

“Diplomacy remains our preferred course of action, but as I have repeatedly emphasized, our diplomats are most effective when backed by credible military force in this sort of situation,” Mattis said.

“Make no mistake: Any attempt on the United States or our allies will be defeated,” he added. “Any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met by a massive military response -- effective and overwhelming.”

North Korea’s actions compelled the alliance to beef up its defenses by emplacing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system in South Korea, the secretary said.

“Millions of ROK citizens and our forces are now better protected by this wholly defensive system,” he said.

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Meanwhile, U.S. Air Force is Getting Ready to Deploy a New High-Tech Bomb:

U.S. Air Force is Getting Ready to Deploy a New High-Tech Bomb U.S. Air Force completed a series of rigorous, high-speed wind tunnel tests for Small Diameter Bomb II, moving the weapon one step closer to deployment on an F-15 by 2018 integration on the Joint Strike Fighter. SDB II can destroy moving targets in all weather conditions at ranges greater than 40 miles -- a Raytheon statement said. The Air Force is engineering and testing a new air-dropped weapon able to destroy moving targets in all kinds of weather conditions at ranges greater than 40-miles, Air Force and Raytheon officials said.

 

Arirang News Kim Hyun-bin reports. North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile threats topped the agenda on Saturday at the annual 49th Security Consultative Meeting in Seoul.

To better counter those threats, South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis agreed to increase the deployment of U.S. strategic assets around the peninsula on a rotational basis and to enhance cooperation so Seoul can obtain and develop state-of-the-art military equipment. The two also shared views on the transfer of wartime operational control from Washington to Seoul, one of the key goals of the Moon Jae-in administration.

"Secretary Mattis and I agreed to consider the timing and conditions of a condition-based OPCON transition. We will continue to work, develop and refine plans on this issue in time for the next Security Consultative Meeting."

Mattis pulled no punches on North Korea, calling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program "illegal and unnecessary."

He also stressed that Washington wants to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis, but military force remains an option, if need be.

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"The United States will not accept a nuclear North Korea. Diplomacy is our preferred course of option. As I repeatedly emphasized, our diplomats are most effective when backed by credible military force in this sort of situation."Mattis also took the opportunity to warn Pyongyang against the idea of ever trying to use its nuclear weapons offensively."Make no mistake. Any attack on United States or our allies will be defeated. Any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met with massive military response, effective and overwhelming." This year's Security Consultative Meeting marks the first since Presidents Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump took office earlier this year. The 50th SCM will be held in Washington in 2018. Pre.The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region. On Novemb.er 3, the President will visit Hawaii and receive a briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command. He will visit Pearl Harbor and the USS ARIZONA Memorial.

The President will commence his visit to Asia beginning with Japan on November 5. While in Japan, President Trump will meet with American and Japanese service members, and participate in bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will also host the President for a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime. During his visit to the Republic of Korea on November 7, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Moon Jae-in and visit American and South Korean service members. The President will speak at the National Assembly, where he will celebrate the enduring alliance and friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, and call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea. According to White House announcement President Trump's Asia Trip Itenery Announcement: Here is full schedule for Asia Trip:

 


 

According to Youtupe Mania: Arirang News:LARGE-SCALE THREE CARRIER STRIKE GROUP: Three of the US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers USS Nimitz USS Ronald Reagan and USS Theodore Roosevelt plan to hold a joint exercise in the western Pacific Ocean. Mid-November American military sources said the top Level. Trilateral meeting: JCS Chefs of S. Korea, U.S. Japan urge N. Korea to cease provocations. U.S. reaffirms commitment to full extended deterrence for its allies. A Three way meeting in Hawaii hosted by General Joseph Dunford the joint of Staff chairs exchanged views on North Korea’s missile that crossed into Japan’s territorial waters and the regime’s nuclear tests they also urged Pyongyang to refrain from actions that undermine peace and security in the region and the international community. General Dunford reaffirmed his country’s IRONCLAD commitment to providing full extended deterrence to defend its allies from the rogue states threads three agreed to cooperate to the maximum extent especially in exchanges of information and military preparedness.


 

On October 31st,Youtupe Mania reported that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday (31 October 2017), during the second day of his visit to the region. Calling NATO and Japan “natural partners”, the Secretary General stressed the importance of working together to face shared challenges - notably the behaviour of North Korea.

AriArirang News: Kim Hyun-bin reports that "Time is running out" on North Korea and countries around the world... must do more to denuclearize Pyongyang.

 

That's coming from U.S. National Security advisor H.R. McMaster... as Trump prepares to embark on a five-nation tour of Asia, with the regime's growing threats topping the agenda.

The White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters Thursday that President Trump will call on all countries to further pressure North Korea into giving up its nuclear weapons.

 

He added that the president will remind friends and foes alike that the U.S. stands ready to defend itself if needed using its full-range of capabilities.

 

"What the president has done, is clarified in all of his discussion and statements on North Korea, our determination to ensure that North Korea is unable to threaten our allies and our partners and certainly not the United States."

 

In an interview with YTN, McMaster said Trump will solidify his stance of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula during his visit and is expected to warn Pyongyang that any attack will be countered by Seoul and Washington.

He added that the U.S. will consult with South Korea before taking any military action against the North.

 

"We are completely intertwined in our command structure we are sharing information and intelligence every day. It's hard to imagine any scenario where threat could manifest itself"

 

 The most critical stop in President Trump's week-long trip to Asia will be in China where he's expected to press his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping... to tighten the screws on North Korea.

President Xi may be asked to further reduce China's oil shipments to North Korea, and to slap restrictions on coal imports and financial transactions with the regime.

 President Trump leaves on Friday for his tour of South Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, the longest visit to Asia by any American president for more than 25 years.

 

Kwon Jang-ho, November 3rd  reports that Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg Currently visiting Seoul and said that, while peaceful means to resolve the nuclear crisis are the preferred approach, NATO and its member nations are ready and determined to face any of the regime's military provocations.  Concluding a week-long trip to South Korea and Japan, the NATO Secretary General held a press conference in Seoul, expressing the international military body's determination to face up to North Korea's continued nuclear and ballistic missile provocations.

 

"NATO takes that threat very seriously. The alliance maintains a strong deterrence posture.  We have the capabilities and resolve to respond to any aggression."

 

 However, he stressed that sanctions remained the best alternative to using force, saying doing nothing would be irresponsible, but military action would have devastating consequences.

The NATO chief also called for solidarity and cooperation between international partners in the face of a danger that not only threatens those in the region, but also the whole world.

 

"In my meetings, one powerful message has come through again and again.  The challenges of the 21st century are too complex for any one nation to face alone."

 

It was a message he reiterated in a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, earlier on Thursday.

He also praised the way Seoul has been managing the tensions, while President Moon thanked NATO for supporting their diplomatic efforts with Pyongyang.

 

It's only the second time a NATO Secretary General has ever visited the Korean peninsula, and although Stoltenberg said he looked forward to working with Seoul again, it's hoped that the North Korea crisis can be resolved before another visit becomes necessary.


 

According to Hisutton:Sat 27 August 2016 By H I Sutton reported that North Korea's Polaris: Gorae Class ballistic missile submarine(SINPO Class) The Sinpo Class submarine, also called the Gorae or “whale” in English, is a newclass of submarine produced in North Koreapeople’s Navy and is intended to deliver ballistic missile which makes it a lethal threat.

The new type is 65m (213ft)long, has a beam of -6.5m (21ft), and displacements of around 2000 tons, making it much larger than the existing Sang-O and Yono Class submarines.

Nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines are an exclusive club. Only US, UK< France, Russia, China and India have them.  Now North Korea is poised to join the club with impending operational deployment of this.  Snipo class submarine was first discovered Google Earth & other satellite imagery.  Seoul’s Defense Ministry said on 16 September 2014, “Based on recent U.S. and South Korean intelligence.  We have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines”.  At the time, North Korea’s submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Program was only a rumor on the peripherals of the defense analysis community.

According to Nuclear Threat Initiative, and NTI: www.nti.org/newsroom: North Korea is developing a ballistic missile that can be fired from a submarine. The program seems to have begun around 2013, possibly motivated by concerns about the survivability of its land-based missiles. After a series of test and modifications to the SLBM’s design and fuel-type, North Korea is now much closer to developing and deploying a credible SLBM threat.

Kilo 23 reports that the Tensions with North Korea have been rising lately which have Compiled this list of all the DPRK's Rocket/ Missiles they have used in the recent tests.

 

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Armed with these rumors the discovery of the submarine was not entirely a surprise, but it was an undeclared type as far as North Korea was concerned.  Its existence had been kept a well guarded secret.  Perhaps under the previous ‘dear leader’ the project would have remained obscure, but it was thrust into the prominence by the North Kroean regime under Kim Jong Un.  Along the way there have been plenty of questions about capabilities and some skepticism among the submarine has one launch also mounted in the sail.  

The configuration is similar to the Russian GOLF and HOTEL Class submarines.

This may be no coincidence as North Korea received a number of GOLF Class hulls as scrap.. It also allows the submarine’s hull to be much smaller which is a sensible consideration for a resource starved country, and even more so if the design is only intended as test.  Platform or limited operating capability.  The submarine has single-hull construction and appears close in overall hull-form to the indigenous MS-29 Yono.  However, being much larger it probably has three decks of just over 2m each.  The bow is likely to contain a relatively modest circular sonar array like other North Korean boats, with the forward ballistic tank directly behind it.

 

2 or 4 torpedo tubes are likely carried aove it.  Behind the torpedo room would be the control room with access hatch in the forward portion of the sail.  In the center of the sail, behind the control room, a single missile tube point’s skyward air launch system and compensation tanks.  The second half of the boat is likely to be dominated by engines and machinery.

The submarine has Diesel-electric propulsion and ther is no indication of Air Independent.  A large number of heavy duty lead-acid batteries are probably carried on the lowest deck.

 

Crew space would be distributed around the above features, mostly in the forward half.  It has an estimated range of 2,800 km or 1,500 nautical miles and a probable endurance of about 20 to 30 days.  The submarine is designed to carry a single KN11 ballistic missile.

It was reported the North had carried out dozens of tests on the ground and at sea to integrate the KN11 in the Sinpo class submarine.

KN11 is officially recognized by North Korea, South Korea and the United States to have been successful launched from this Sinpo class submarine on 24 August 2016.

 

This test was repeated again successfully in Feb 2017 with these test launch the vessels it is now taken very seriously.  The original KN-11 missile is a direct reverse-engineered copy of the Soviet R-27 missile.

The missiles tested from the submarine appeared to have been modified to be solid fueled.  As per South Korean analysists, the missile has an approximate range to around 2000 km.

For the time being the submarine should e regarded as test platform with limited operational capability.

 

Although less sophisticated than western or South Korean Systems and nowhere near what US has, a ballistic missile firing submarine represents a significant advance for the submarine fleet of the Korean People’s Navy.

 

The KN 11 missile’s 2000 km range coupled with the submarine’s 2800 km range, enables North Kroea to strike US bases in Guam, Okinawa as well as provides.  It is the ability to hit.

South Korea and Japan.

As of now, North Korea is dependent on land-based missiles for nuke deliver till this submarine.

Is operationally deployed.  Land based missile sites are vulnerable to preemptive attacks.

Ballistic Missile Submarines are considered to be the most survival nuke delivery option.   As they can loiter in the vast oceans awary from the preying eyes of enemy aircrafts or satellites.  This makes them virtually undetectable.  These are the greatest deterrence to rival nations.

Since they know that a preemptive strike will be retaliated with devastating strike from these submarines.  North Korean submarine technology is currently crude but as with their missle technology things will improve in coming days.

It is reported that North Korea is developing a follow-on version of the submarine named.

Sinpo C which will be larger and have the ability to carry more missiles.  North Korea nukes are getting smaller and will soon be suitable for mounting in missiles.

These submarines coupled with nuclear tipped ballistic missiles will make it very hard for US and its allies to target North Korea in the future, as it will certainly result.

 

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The F-35A Just Arrived in Seoul Amid Tension With N. Korea: The Air Force’s version of the F-35 has made its debut in Asia.

The Joint Strike Fighter touched down this week for South Korea’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, known as Seoul ADEX 2017, the Air Force said. The U.S. military’s newest stealth fighter joins the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, B-1 Lancer, KC-135 Stratotanker, E-3 Sentry, U-2 Dragon Lady and RQ-4 Global Hawk, along with some Army and Navy aircraft, at the show, being held roughly 35 miles from North Korea’s border, the service said in a release on Friday.

October 26, 2017 Youtube Mania reports that TRUMP VOWS TO SOLVE N. KOREA'S BIG PROBLEM AMID DIPLOMACU BREAK-DOWN.


Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s
Upcoming Travel to Asia

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

October 16, 2017

As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017. This update provides further details about the President’s itinerary.

The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region. On Novemb.er 3, the President will visit Hawaii and receive a briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command. He will visit Pearl Harbor and the USS ARIZONA Memorial.

The President will commence his visit to Asia beginning with Japan on November 5. While in Japan, President Trump will meet with American and Japanese service members, and participate in bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will also host the President for a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime. During his visit to the Republic of Korea on November 7, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Moon Jae-in and visit American and South Korean service members. The President will speak at the National Assembly, where he will celebrate the enduring alliance and friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, and call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea.

On November 8, President Trump will arrive in Beijing, China for a series of bilateral, commercial, and cultural events, including meetings with President Xi Jinping. The President will travel to Danang, Vietnam, on November 10. There, he will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting and deliver a speech at the APEC CEO Summit. In the speech, the President will present the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and underscore the important role the region plays in advancing America’s economic prosperity. On November 11, the President will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam for an official visit and bilateral engagements with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders.

President Trump will arrive in Manila, Philippines, on November 12 to participate in the Special Gala Celebration Dinner for the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). On November 13, the President will celebrate the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and participate in bilateral meetings with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and other leaders.

October 15, 2017: S. Korea prepares for drills with US. But urges north to return to negotiations

According Asia Pacific 1440 15. 10.2017 updated 1546 15.10.2017 Get short URL south Korean parliament speaker and a North Korean parliamentarian are both attending the 137th Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly.

Seoul urges talks, Pyongyang refuges due to the upcoming US South Korean Joint drills on the Peninsula and political pressure.

I once again call on North Korea to return to the negotiating table and to resolve the problem of the Korean Peninsula in the near future, Speaker of the South Korean Parliament Chung Syekyun said at the 137th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union IPU in St. Petersburg.

At the same time, a North Korean delegation member claimed it is impossible to even talk about negotiations due to the unprecedented pressure from Washington, and also taking into account the upcoming exercises of South Korea and the United States on the Korean Peninsula.

He underlined that his delegation had no plans to meet with South Korean parliamentarians.

On Saturday, Chung Syekyun also told sputnik that the delegation of South Korea was not planning to hold a meeting with the delegation of North Korea on the sidelines of the summit.

The statement comes as the US, South Korea joint drills are set to kick off on Monday, October 16. Earlier, the US few two B1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula and test fired ground attack missiles.

Moreover, the USS Michigan, a nuclear powered US submarine, has arrived in the South Korean port of Busan amid the ongoing escalation of tensions.

Pyongyang has responded to the war games by saying that the US and South Korea ignite an aggressive nuclear war against us, calling the arrival of B1B bombers and nuclear submarines reckless military provocation.

Moreover, media reports suggested that North Korea is allegedly preparing for a missile launch amid the US South Korea drills.

Russia still urges parties to hold bilateral meeting Russia’s St. Petersburg is currently hosting the 137th IPU Assembly that kicked off on October 14 and will continue until October 18.

As both parties attend the event, Russian Parliament’s upper house speaker Valentina Matvienko will propose once again on Monday to hold a meeting between the delegations, Chairman of the Russian Federation Councils Foreign Affairs Committee Constantin Kosachev said Sunday.

Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko will reiterate this proposal during tomorrow meetings with South, North Korean delegations.

If such antagonistic countries might meet anywhere, then it should be in a parliamentary format and, of course, on the sidelines of the IPU, Kosachev said Kosachev added that the possibility of such a meeting remained as there was no information that the meeting would not be held.

The situation around North Korea has escalated in recent months, following a series of missile and nuclear tests by the DPRK .

In September, the UNSC unanimously passed a new round of sanctions in retaliation for North Koreas’ most powerful nuclear test ever conducted on September 3rd, 2017.

The US imposed its own, sanctions against North Korea on September 21st the sanctions target Pyong Yang’s information technology, manufacturing industries, as well as fishing and textiles.

This summer Russia and China proposed the so called double freeze plan aimed at the settlement of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

According to the plan, North Korea should stop nuclear tests, while Washington and Seoul should refrain from joint drills to ease tensions.

However, the US rejected the plan, while there was no official response from Pyongyang. Last week, the Russian presidential aide said that the plan is still on the table.

Speaking of President Trump visiting to South Korea, White House reported last September 22nd, 2017 that They agreed to mobilize all available means to maximize pressure on North Korea and call on all other nations to do the same. The three leaders agreed that North Korea’s provocative actions have drawn their nations even closer together. Finally, they affirmed close and continuing coordination in preparation for President Trump’s visits to Japan and the Republic of Korea later this year.

Announcement of President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Asia

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii from November 3-14, 2017. The President will participate in a series of bilateral, multilateral, and cultural engagements—including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit—demonstrating his continued commitment to the alliances and partnerships of the United States in the region. President Trump will discuss the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region to America's prosperity and security. He will also emphasize the importance of fair and reciprocal economic ties with America's trade partners. The President's engagements will strengthen the international resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Trilateral Meeting with
Prime Minister Abe of Japan and President Moon of the Republic of Korea

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump hosted a working lunch in New York today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea. The three leaders agreed that North Korea’s continued aggressive actions—including its two recent missile launches that overflew Japan and its September 3, 2017 nuclear test—constitute clear and growing threats to their countries as well as to the rest of the world. The leaders committed to the fast and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2375, and they resolved to work with all other countries to achieve that goal. They agreed to mobilize all available means to maximize pressure on North Korea and call on all other nations to do the same. The three leaders agreed that North Korea’s provocative actions have drawn their nations even closer together. Finally, they affirmed close and continuing coordination in preparation for President Trump’s visits to Japan and the Republic of Korea later this year.

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Joint Readout of the Meeting between
President Donald J. Trump of the United States and
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump met in New York with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The two presidents condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s continued provocations, including its sixth nuclear test on September 3 and is two recent launches of ballistic missiles over Japan. The leaders stressed the importance of faithful and thorough implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2371 and 2375. The two leaders also agreed that maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea are necessary to deter its threatening actions and take steps towards denuclearization.

President Trump and President Moon reaffirmed the two countries’ joint goal of pursuing the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea in a peaceful manner. They shared the view that maintaining overwhelming military superiority over North Korea is essential, and committed to maintain and strengthen our robust combined defense posture, including through South Korea’s acquisition and development of highly advanced military assets. They also agreed to the enhanced deployment of U.S. strategic assets in and around South Korea on a rotational basis. The two leaders committed to continue their close consultation when President Trump visits Seoul in November.

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October 7th, 2017; North Korean leader reaffirms
simultaneous pursuit of nukes, economic development


According to Arirang News, October 7th, 2017; DPRK leader made an announcement following Trump's latest remarks hinting at possible military action against the regime.

During Saturday's meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, Kim Jong-un highlighted nuclear weapons as a “powerful deterrent” that guarantees Pyongyang’s sovereignty. The young leader reaffirmed his commitment to the simultaneous pursuit of nuclear weapons and economic development.

According to the North's state media, the KCNA, Kim called on his people to continue with the so-called "Byungjin" policy to complete the regime’s nuclear capabilities. Also during the session, he stressed that self-reliance, science and technology will help the communist state overcome the growing economic sanctions and pressure against it.

Meanwhile, S. Korea and U.S. beef up monitoring and surveillance on N. Korea

Arirang News also reported that Activity at North Korea's missile facilities is prompting the regime could conduct a major provocation in the coming days.

In response, Seoul and Washington increased their military readiness.

According to Arirang News Kim Hyesung,

South Korea and the United States' military have stepped up their monitoring and surveillance of North Korea amid speculation of a possible provocation by Pyongyang in the coming days.

A military official in Seoul told Yonhap News Agency on Sunday that there is no sign of any imminent provocation, but that some activities have been detected at the North's missile facilities and bases. The official said that U.S. Forces Korea has increased operations of the U-2S ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft and South Korea has also increased surveillance with reconnaissance planes and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.

An Aegis destroyer is deployed in the East Sea and a land-based missile defense radar system is also running to detect ballistic missile launches from North Korea.

On top of increasing its military readiness, South Korea has been working on developing new weapons technology to counter North Korea's threats.

South Korea's military said on Sunday that it has acquired the technology to develop a bomb that could paralyze North Korea's nuclear missile base during a conflict.

Known as the 'Blackout Bomb,' the weapon could neutralize the regime's electricity grid for up to 12 hours.

It's part of South Korea's Kill Chain system, aimed at detecting, tracking and shooting down Pyongyang's ballistic missiles.

The Agency for Defense Development has been working on the key technologies, and according to South Korea's military, once given the defense budget for next year, it could develop the Blackout Bomb.

According to Wall Street Journal; Jason Bellini reported that North Korea boasts about its nuclear weapons program by releasing photos and videos of its missiles. But in them are tiny clues to their true capability. A team of U.S. analysts, working outside the government, shows how they decode these images to determine when North Korea is bluffing – and when it is showing true power.

North Korea ‘Decoders’ Are Sounding Alarms | Moving Upstream by Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey Lewis’s research is funded by Middlebury Institute at Monterey’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is the largest nongovernmental organization in the world devoted to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and hosts five nonproliferation research programs.

In October 2010, the Austrian Foreign Ministry selected the CNS as its partner in the establishment of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation. In a public announcement, the Austrian government said that it selected CNS from a large number of candidates to manage and operate the new center "because of its distinguished record of leadership in the field and its shared vision" for the new center.

In November 2016, after identifying that no risk analysis of the possible misuse of gene drive technology for malicious purposes had yet been conducted, the CNS publicly called upon the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention to take on security issues in relation to gene drive systems.

Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP)

The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a research organization which conducts in-depth scholarly research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism and counterterrorism, extremist groups, regional studies of terrorism, and related aspects of international and homeland security.

Once North Korea decided cooperating denuclearization and follow the international rules and laws, there North Korea will have the prosperity including supporting DPRK economic will be better. If there is no cooperationg for denuclearization, definately, there will consquences and will make to STOP nuclear warhead making by North Korea, Whatever it takes!

Defense Updates shows that WHY IT WILL BE VERY HARD FOR NORTH KOREA TO SHOOT DOWN A B1B ?

Published on Sep 30, 2017

INTRODUCTION

In intensifying rhetoric between the United States and North Korea during the past week, President Donald Trump said the U.S. would “destroy” the country if it threatened the U.S. or its allies. Pyongyang’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho responded that Trump had “declared war” and North Korea reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers, even if they were not in its air space.

Here the U.S. bomber being referred to, is the B1B Lancer, which has been used by US in show of strength exercises near the North Korean airspace.

Rants apart, it would have difficulty to match words with action, given the inadequate technological capabilities of North Korea.

In this video, Defense Updates analyzes WHY IT WILL BE VERY HARD FOR NORTH KOREA TO SHOOT DOWN A B1B?

Lets get started.

STEALTH

The B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force.It is commonly called the "Bone".

It is one of three strategic bombers in the USAF fleet as of 2017, the other two being the B-2 Spirit "Stealth Bomber", and the B-52 Stratofortress.

U.S has 100 of these.

The B-1A was originally designed during the 1970s as a high-altitude, Mach 2.0-capable nuclear bomber. However, President Jimmy Carter cancelled the program on June 30, 1977, in favor of air launched cruise missiles carried onboard the B-52, intercontinental ballistic missiles and what eventually became the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

This was done after it became apparent that penetrating Soviet airspace at high altitudes in a conventional non-stealthy aircraft was likely a suicidal endeavor.

Stealth makes the B1B hard to detect and the newest input seems to suggest that North Korea has no way to target it.

The B1B’s latest nighttime mission took it farther north of the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea than any other American bomber or fighter this century.

South Korean intelligence officials told lawmakers in Seoul that Pyongyang didn't appear to take any action after the U.S. flight.

OUTDATED AIR DEFENCES

North Korea has a mix of old Soviet era Surface-to-Air missiles (SAMs), which includes the S-75, S-125, S-200 and Kvadrat.

All these systems are outdated and represent technology that is 2 to 3 generation older.

Also, these may not be in good working condition. Even when working, are likely to be only nuisance instead of being a solid challenge because of their old radar technology and limited onboard computational power.

In addition to them, since early the 2010s North Korea has deployed an indigenous SAM system, which is called KN-06 by South Korea and the U.S.

The KN-06 is a long-range SAM that bears some resemblance to the Russian S-300 and Chinese FT-2000 is the most capable North Korean air defense system. It has a max range of 150 km.

But even this system is equipped with a Flap Lid type phased array radar, which will find it difficult to have a lock on a B1B that can fly at an altitude of 60,000 ft (18,000 m).

OBSOLETE AIRFORCE

The North Korean Air Force has a fleet of more than 1,300 aircraft that are primarily legacy Soviet models and are predominantly responsible for defending North Korean air space.

The overwhelming majority of Pyongyang’s arsenal is made up of 1950s and 1960s vintage machines, which even includes Chinese derivatives of very old fighters like Mig 17 and Mig 19.

The MiG-29 is the Korean People's Army Air Force’s (KPAF) most modern fighter and it operates approximately 40 of these.

Though the Mig 29 is a capable fighter but North Korea has been isolated for long with very little access to spare parts and other maintenance infrastructure.

Even for many developed countries, the actual availability of fighter fleet tends to be about 70% of total strength, the situation for North Korea is expected to be even worse.

Also we must have to note that fighter jets are platforms and their effectiveness depends largely on the weapons they carry.

With little to no access to foreign air-to-air missiles, because of sanction and no in-house designs; the Mig 29 is equipped with old weapons technology.

The resource crises have also meant that the Average Flying Hour (AFH) for North Korean pilots is very low. AFH per pilot for the KPAF are said to be only 15 or 25 hours each year, in comparison, most NATO fighter pilots fly at least 150 hours a year.

The very low AFH will ultimately result in lesser prowess in combat skills and North Korean pilots will be found wanting when faced with a well-trained adversary like the modern US air force fighters jet escorting the B1B bomber. Here is WHY EVEN A SINGLE B2 COULD BE ENOUGH TO TAKE OUT NORTH KOREAN MILITARY?.

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catch4all.com, Sandra Englund, October 7, Rev. October 8, 2017

October 5th, 2017; President Trump Emphasizing the DPRK Denuclearization
DPRK threaten our nation or our allies with unimaginable loss of life

Remarks by President Trump Before Meeting with Senior Military Leaders

On October 5th, 2017, President Trump participated in a Briefing with Senior Military Leaders and appreciated special thanks to Secretary Mattis and General Dunford for their incredible leadership and service. Also appreciated to General Kelly and General McMaster and other senior leaders.

President Trump stated that North Korea , Iran, Afghanistan, ISIS and the revisionist power that threaten our interests all around the world. President will discuss critical areas that North Korea denuclearization which will continue to protect being threaten our nation or our allies with unimaginable loss of life.

President Trump and administration take very seriously for DPRK Threat and will continue to prevent DPRK threat that from happening which will be done when it is necessary. In addition, President also stated critical issue of Iran denuclearization.

Nuclear proliferation is the spread of nuclear weapons, fissionable material, and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations not recognized as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT. Proliferation has been opposed by many nations with and without nuclear weapons, the governments of which fear that more countries with nuclear weapons may increase the possibility of nuclear warfare (up to and including the so-called "counter value" targeting of civilians with nuclear weapons), de-stabilize international or regional relations, or infringe upon the national sovereignty of states.

Four countries besides the five recognized Nuclear Weapons States have acquired, or are presumed to have acquired, nuclear weapons: India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel. None of these four is a party to the NPT, although North Korea acceded to the NPT in 1985, then withdrew in 2003 and conducted announced nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2017. One critique of the NPT is that it is discriminatory in recognizing as nuclear weapon states only those countries that tested nuclear weapons before 1968 and requiring all other states joining the treaty to forswear nuclear weapons.

According to wikipedia, Research into the development of nuclear weapons was undertaken during World War II by the United States (in cooperation with the United Kingdom and Canada), Germany, Japan, and the USSR. The United States was the first and is the only country to have used a nuclear weapon in war, when it used two bombs against Japan in August 1945. With their loss during the war, Germany and Japan ceased to be involved in any nuclear weapon research. In August 1949, the USSR tested a nuclear weapon. The United Kingdom tested a nuclear weapon in October 1952. France developed a nuclear weapon in 1960. The People's Republic of China detonated a nuclear weapon in 1964. India exploded a nuclear device in 1974, and Pakistan conducted a series of nuclear weapon tests in May 1998, following tests by India earlier that month. In 2006, North Korea conducted its first nuclear test.

Mean while, Arirang News October 6th, 2017 reported that DPRK is continue to manufacturing the goods of Kaesong secretly which South Korea is warning North Korea that it should respect the property rights of South Korean firms that have assets at the inter-Korean industrial complex at Kaesong.

Seoul was responding to hints from Pyongyang that, despite the complex being shut down for well over a year, it has indeed been secretly running factories there.

Through a propaganda outlet, the North claimed today that sovereignty over the industrial park belongs to it.

Arirang News Connie Kim reports that South Korea says Pyongyang should not infringe on the property rights of South Korean companies that had been doing business at the now-closed Kaesong industrial complex, where most firms left behind facilities and equipment.

The remarks from Seoul come after Pyongyang indicated that it may have resumed operations at Kaesong.

An official from Seoul's unification ministry made clear that Seoul's stance has not changed: Pyongyang cannot act unilaterally on issues affecting the industrial complex.

Those comments came in response to an op-ed posted on the North's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri that stated no one should interfere with what the regime does in the industrial park, which it called its sovereign territory.

Another propaganda outlet, Meari, referenced hardworking laborers at the park and also said the industrial zone lies within North Korea's sovereign territory.

While Seoul has not verified that operations are underway at the industrial zone, Radio Free Asia, citing North Korean sources in China, reported this week that the North has secretly started running 19 clothing factories at Kaesong for its domestic market as well as Chinese customers.

Since Seoul announced the suspension of operations at Kaesong last February,satellite imagery has shown North Korea has run and re-located South Korean-owned buses.

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catch4all.com, Sandra Englund, October 5, Rev. October 6, 2017

On September 30th, 2017, NATO announced that NATO will
support USA for DPRK denuclization

On September 26, 2017 According to The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release during the Remarks by President Trump and President Rajoy of the Government of Spain in the Joint Press Conference at Rose Garden at 1:56 P.M. EDT

Part of President Trump addressed that The United States and Spain together face many critical dangers and challenges, from North Korea, to Iran, to Venezuela. We thank Spain for its recent decision to expel its North Korean ambassador and for standing with us in our efforts to isolate the brutal North Korean regime.

It is time for all responsible nations to join forces to isolate the North Korean menace. North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development threaten the entire world with unthinkable loss of life. All nations must act now to ensure the regime’s complete denuclearization.

I appreciate the United Nations Security Council voting twice, unanimously -- 15 to nothing, twice -- to adopt hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea. I have recently issued tough new sanctions against those who do business with this outlaw regime, and I applaud China’s latest action to restrict its trade with North Korea. And, in particular, I applaud China for breaking off all banking relationships with North Korea -- something that people would have thought unthinkable even two months ago. I want to thank President Xi.

Regarding the international situation, we've agreed that the challenge by North Korea to the non-proliferation regime is an intolerable violation of the international legality. And I've expressed the full support of the Spanish government to the stepping up of sanctions, as approved by the United Nations the other day. As we know, the European Union is working on new additional measures, and in that context, Spain will continue to press for a firm, common stance supportive of the U.S. and its

regional allies.

President Trump also reminded that the Spanish government has taken measures that have reduced the diplomatic presence of North Korea in U.S.A. President Trump has appreciate to Spanish Government for the firm position the Spainish government has taken and the measures they adopted.

News Reporter asked the Prime Minister: if I could ask a Prime Minister a question. It's going to take a war to rein in North Korea. And what is your advice to the President on dealing with this?

PRESIDENT RAJOY: (As interpreted.) No one wishes for there to be a war anywhere in the world, but it’s true that the recent events in North Korea with implications in the neighboring countries -- very important countries -- means that we all have to be forceful. And those of us who defend the values of democracy, freedom, and human rights have to let North Korea know that it isn’t going anywhere in that direction.

And on North Korea, very quickly, the Foreign Minister said you have declared, effectively, war on North Korea. And the North Korean government has threatened to shoot down or aim at American planes flying in international airspace. I would like your reaction to that.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Okay, well, I'll answer the second one first. We're totally prepared for the second option; not a preferred option. But if we take that option, it will be devastating --I can tell you that -- devastating for North Korea. That's called the military option. If we have to take it, we will.

On Sept 22, 2017 Kim Jong Un responded to President Trump's first UN speech: which from KCNA

Statement of Chairman of State Affairs Commission of DPRK

Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, released a statement on Thursday.

The full text of the statement reads:

The speech made by the U.S. president in his maiden address on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern.

Shaping the general idea of what he would say, I expected he would make stereo-typed, prepared remarks a little different from what he used to utter in his office on the spur of the moment as he had to speak on the world's biggest official diplomatic stage.

But, far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors.

A frightened dog barks louder.

I'd like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world.

The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to "totally destroy" a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure.

His remarks remind me of such words as "political layman" and "political heretic" which were in vogue in reference to Trump during his presidential election campaign.

After taking office Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world. He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.

His remarks which described the U.S. option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.

Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history that he would destroy the DPRK, we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.

Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say.

As a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK.

This is not a rhetorical expression loved by Trump.

I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue.

Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation.

I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U. S. dotard with fire. -0-

(2017.09.22).


On Friday,

On Friday, September 22, 2017, President Donald J. Trump Announced a new executive order before the Trilaternal meeting with U.S., South Korea and Japan. He stated that he just signed that significantly expands authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. As the world expacted, China united and supported towards the denuclearization plan which China, their central bank has told their other banks -- that's a massive banking system -- to immediately stop doing business with North Korea. This just happened. It was just reported on September 22nd, 2017.


Remarks by President Trump, President Moon of the Republic of Korea,

and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Trilateral Meeting

Lotte New York Palace Hotel

New York, New York

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

12:15 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Today I'm announcing a new executive order I just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea.

As I outlined at my address to the United Nations General Assembly, North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world. And it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime.

The brutal North Korean regime does not respect its own citizens or the sovereignty of other nations. Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind.

The order enhances the Treasury Department's authorities to target any individual or entity that conducts significant trade in goods, services, or technology with North Korea. And I'm very proud to tell you that, as you may have just heard moments ago, China, their central bank has told their other banks -- that's a massive banking system -- to immediately stop doing business with North Korea. This just happened. It was just reported.

In addition to everything else, what we will do is identify new industries, including textiles, fishing, information technology, and manufacturing that the Treasury Department can target with strong sanctions. And Secretary Mnuchin is representing the Treasury Department; he's here today.

prevent sanctions evasion, the order also includes measures designed to disrupt critical North Korean shipping and trade networks. For much too long, North Korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate funding for its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

The United States has had representatives working on this problem for over 25 years; they have done nothing. That's why we're in the problem that we're in today, in addition to, frankly, other countries not doing what they should have done.

Tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now. Our new order will give the Treasury Department the discretion to sanction any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or facilitates significant transactions tied to trade with North Korea. And again, I want to just say, and thank President Xi of China for the very bold move he made today. That was a somewhat unexpected move and we appreciate it.

New authority in this area applies to any activity that occurs following my signature on the executive order -- which I have actually just signed. Foreign banks will face a clear choice: Do business with the United States or facilitate trade with the lawless regime in North Korea -- and they won't have so much trade.

This new order provides us with powerful new tools, but I want to be clear the order targets only one country -- and that country is North Korea. The regime can no longer count on others to facilitate its trade and banking activities.

Many countries are working with us to increase economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea. But I continue to call on all those responsible nations to enforce and implement U.N. sanctions and impose their own measures like the ones I am announcing today.

I must tell you that this is a complete denuclearization of North Korea that we seek. Cannot have this as a world body any longer. In just a few minutes, Prime Minister Abe, President Moon and I are going to discuss what more we can do working together. We're had a very, very close relationship. I think our nations have become closer because of this.

I know it's going to be a great meeting. Our alliance with South Korea and Japan has never been stronger than it is today. We share a commitment to creating a world where strong and independent nations honor their people, respect their sovereignty, respect the sovereignty also of other nations, and promote peace.

Thank you very much. And I'd like to ask, to start off, President Moon to say a few words, please.

PRESIDENT MOON: (As interpreted.) Quite recently we have seen the provocation coming from North Korea. And the Japanese people must have gone through the huge -- a big shock, and I really understand the big concerns -- the huge concerns that Japanese people may have because of these provocations. So I would like to express that I really feel compassion for the Japanese people in this regard.

The three leaders have met at the G20 Summit meeting in July in Germany, and we issued a joint statement. And through this joint statement, we also set a firm foundation for close coordination amongst the three countries based on which we are cooperating closely with the international community to impose the sanctions and the pressure on North Korea.

And that through the U.N. General Assembly, the three leaders have come together. We all have made speeches at the General Assembly, and also we met with leaders of the major countries at the bilateral, and we were able to enhance understanding about that the sanctions, and we were also able to urge to the international community about this situation. And I think this is a meaningful outcome that the three countries have made.

President Trump just talked about the executive order, through which the U.S. is going to be implementing sanctions against the DPRK. That was a very major announcement made by China to take actions on the DPRK. I am very confident that such moves will contribute to complete denuclearization of DPRK. In this, I’d like to extend my appreciation to President Trump, and I’d like to say that Korea will closely coordinate with the United States on this matter.

Through today’s meeting, I sincerely hope that there will be a display of strong trilateral leadership in coordinating our responses for the North Korean issue. And I also look forward to engaging in in-depth discussions for the solution to North Korean nuclear and missile problem.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you.

Prime Minister Abe.

PRIME MINISTER ABE: (As interpreted.) In the last three weeks, two times North Korea launched ballistic missiles -- two times -- going over Japan. And they conducted six nuclear tests, and the scale of the test was beyond the scale of Hiroshima bombs, more than 10 times the scale of the nuclear tests; it was ten times more. This is an intolerable, outrageous act.

Thanks to Donald’s leadership, we now have this summit meeting Japan, the U.S., and Korea. So our unity and solidarity -- the strength thereof that could be presented to North Korea -- this meeting is indeed quite significant. I’d like to thank Donald’s leadership.

Recently, U.N. sanctions was adopted unanimously, including a very strict sanctions. And I’d like to thank the efforts of the U.N. ambassadors from the United States. And further efforts are needed. And in this context, Donald just referred to signing of the executive order -- new executive order.

So we are going into the new stage of pressure from the viewpoint of exercising the stronger pressure, new pressures. I welcome the new sanction measures of the United States, and I’d like to offer my heartfelt support for that.

Bearing in mind those measures between the three countries, we will have the collaboration so that we will move toward the abandoning of nuclear weapons and nuclear program by North Korea, and we’d like to lead into the next action.

Thank you.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. We’re also going to be discussing trade transactions and trade deals with Japan and with South Korea, and that will be very important. But this is something that obviously will take precedence.

So thank you all very much for being here. We appreciate it. We’ll see you later. Thank you.

Q Mr. President, is dialogue still possible with North Korea?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Why not?

END 12:27 P.M. EDT

September 22nd, 2017:
THE RIPPLE ACTION OF DETONATION MUST PREVENT

September 22nd, 2017: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un released a statement on Friday, condemning U.S. Prsident Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly, where he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

That is not the only words have been saying, Kim Regime have been propaganda many times and many years even DPRK including the event of celebration of DPRK leaders showing destruction of USA and making commenting making Ash land for USA. This is not the gaming between US and North Korea….DPRK must stop making such destructive movies and propaganda… has been too many years: the world have seen from via DPRK own media….

U.S.A should have been blocked such destructive propaganda for many years ago but, U.S.A have never been responded by this such propaganda but, it’s getting to be far when DPRK making the hydro bomb (H BOMB ICBM) is making and bulling the world by using nuclear chemical .

The world is united and defending working together for such DPRK’s destructive humanity action when it’s harming the earth and environment. USA, South Korea, Japan Have been practicing defense and homeland security drill but, never shooted to the DPRK, but, if DPRK attacks any neighoring land instead of their own land, there are consquance is there and DPRK should have no commant on this.

According to The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release, On September 22, 2017 Joint Readout of the Meeting between President Donald J. Trump of the United States and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea

President Donald J. Trump met in New York with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The two presidents condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s continued provocations, including its sixth nuclear test on September 3 and is two recent launches of ballistic missiles over Japan. The leaders stressed the importance of faithful and thorough implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2371 and 2375. The two leaders also agreed that maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea are necessary to deter its threatening actions and take steps towards denuclearization.

President Trump and President Moon reaffirmed the two countries’ joint goal of pursuing the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea in a peaceful manner. They shared the view that maintaining overwhelming military superiority over North Korea is essential, and committed to maintain and strengthen our robust combined defense posture, including through South Korea’s acquisition and development of highly advanced military assets. They also agreed to the enhanced deployment of U.S. strategic assets in and around South Korea on a rotational basis. The two leaders committed to continue their close consultation when President Trump visits Seoul in November.

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DPRK is already making destructive world by detonating the ocean with their own testing.

There are so many earthquake incidents now around the world who knows surrounding deep ocean water detonating like ice cracking ripple action to all over the world….....making mad to the ocean and earth should be prevented as soon as possible.

According to Report by Andrew Galbraith in Shanghai, Ben Blanchard in Beijing, Christine Kim and Heekyong Yang in Seoul, Michael Shields in Zurich, Denis Pinchuk in Moscow, David Brunnstrom and Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and John Walcott and Idrees Ali in Washington; editing by Lincoln Feast and James DalgleishA small earthquake near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

China's Earthquake Administration said the quake was not a nuclear explosion and had the characteristics of a natural tremor. The administration had said earlier the magnitude 3.4 quake detected at 0829 GMT was a "suspected explosion."

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The CTBTO, or Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization, which monitors nuclear tests, and officials of the South Korean meteorological agency said they believed it was a natural quake. The Pentagon and the U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A U.S. intelligence official and U.S.-based non-governmental experts said their initial assessment was that the quake was either natural or connected to North Korea's latest and largest nuclear test on Sept. 3, and not caused by a new nuclear test.

"It seems likely that these small tremors are related to the shifts in the ground due to the recent large test," said David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists in the United States.

The seismic activity came just hours before North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who warned on Thursday that North Korea could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific, was due to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Ri did not respond when asked by reporters whether North Korea had conducted a new nuclear test.

A U.S. government intelligence analyst said the events could have been a “mine-type" collapse of tunnels damaged by North Korea's previous nuclear test, but was more likely a small earthquake. An official of South Korea's Meteorological Agency said acoustic waves should be detected in the event of a man-made earthquake. "In this case we saw none. So as of now, we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake."

The earthquake, which South Korea's Meteorological Agency put at magnitude 3.0, was detected 49 kilometers from Kilju in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, the official said. All of North Korea's six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 4.3 or above.

The last test registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake. A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time. Satellite photos of the area after the Sept. 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb.

The head of the international nuclear test monitoring agency CTBTO said on Saturday that analysts were "looking at unusual seismic activity of a much smaller magnitude" than the Sept. 3 test in North Korea.

"Two #Seismic Events! 0829UTC & much smaller @ 0443UTC unlikely Man-made! Similar to "collapse" event 8.5 mins after DPRK6! Analysis ongoing," CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post, referring to the Sept. 3 test.

Russia’s emergency ministry says background radiation in nearby Vladivostok was within the natural range.

TENSIONS HIGH The U.S. Geological Survey said it could not conclusively confirm whether the quake, which it measured at magnitude 3.5, was man-made or natural.

"The depth is poorly constrained and has been held to 5 km by the seismologist," USGS said. There was no immediate reaction from China's Foreign Ministry, but the news was widely reported by Chinese state media outlets and on social media. Tensions have continued to rise around the Korean Peninsula since Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear test, prompting a new round of U.N. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history."

Kim was responding to a speech by Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in which Trump said the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies. On Thursday Trump announced new U.S. sanctions that he said allows the targeting of companies and institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. Earlier on Saturday, China said it will limit exports of refined petroleum products from Oct. 1 and ban exports of condensates and liquefied natural gas immediately to comply with the latest U.N. sanctions. It will also ban imports of textiles from North Korea.

North Korea's nuclear tests to date have all been underground, and experts say an atmospheric test, which would be the first since one by China in 1980, would be proof of the success of its weapons program. North Korea has launched dozens of missiles this year, several of them flying over Japan, as it accelerates a weapons program aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.

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catch4all.com, Sandra Englund, September 22, and Rev. 23rd, 2017

September 19th, 2017:
Remarks by President Trump to
the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, President Donald J. Trump addressed the entire body of foreign dignitaries at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York. President Trump urged leaders to invest in the strength of their own countries and pursue policies that increase stability and prosperity for their citizens, but to unite in opposition to common threats and “work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.”


Remarks by President Trump to
the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations

New York, New York

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 19, 2017

10:04 A.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates: Welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world.

As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.

Fortunately, the United States has done very well since Election Day last November 8th. The stock market is at an all-time high -- a record. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of our regulatory and other reforms, we have more people working in the United States today than ever before. Companies are moving back, creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time. And it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense.

Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been. For more than 70 years, in times of war and peace, the leaders of nations, movements, and religions have stood before this assembly. Like them, I intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed.

We live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. Breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve.

But each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.

Authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems, and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since World War II.

International criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons, people; force dislocation and mass migration; threaten our borders; and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens.

To put it simply, we meet at a time of both of immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.

We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.

This institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars to help shape this better future. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity.

It was in the same period, exactly 70 years ago, that the United States developed the Marshall Plan to help restore Europe. Those three beautiful pillars -- they’re pillars of peace, sovereignty, security, and prosperity.

The Marshall Plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent, and free. As President Truman said in his message to Congress at that time, “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations. The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members.”

To overcome the perils of the present and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past. Our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty to promote security, prosperity, and peace for themselves and for the world.

We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. This is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is foundation for cooperation and success.

Strong, sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect.

Strong, sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny. And strong, sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God.

In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. This week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved Constitution -- the oldest constitution still in use in the world today.

This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity, and the rule of law.

The greatest in the United States Constitution is its first three beautiful words. They are: “We the people.”

Generations of Americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words, the promise of our country, and of our great history. In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs.

In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens -- to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.

As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first. (Applause.)

All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.

But making a better life for our people also requires us to work together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people.

The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies. But we can no longer be taken advantage of, or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else.

But in fulfilling our obligations to our own nations, we also realize that it’s in everyone’s interest to seek a future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous, and secure.

America does more than speak for the values expressed in the United Nations Charter. Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall. America's devotion is measured on the battlefields where our young men and women have fought and sacrificed alongside of our allies, from the beaches of Europe to the deserts of the Middle East to the jungles of Asia.

It is an eternal credit to the American character that even after we and our allies emerged victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion, or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. Instead, we helped build institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

For the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope. We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife. We are guided by outcomes, not ideology. We have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goals, interests, and values.

That realism forces us to confront a question facing every leader and nation in this room. It is a question we cannot escape or avoid. We will slide down the path of complacency, numb to the challenges, threats, and even wars that we face. Or do we have enough strength and pride to confront those dangers today, so that our citizens can enjoy peace and prosperity tomorrow?

If we desire to lift up our citizens, if we aspire to the approval of history, then we must fulfill our sovereign duties to the people we faithfully represent. We must protect our nations, their interests, and their futures. We must reject threats to sovereignty, from the Ukraine to the South China Sea. We must uphold respect for law, respect for borders, and respect for culture, and the peaceful engagement these allow. And just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.

The scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries.

If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.

No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the wellbeing of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more.

We were all witness to the regime's deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later. We saw it in the assassination of the dictator's brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea's spies.

If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.

It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles.

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.

It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all involved.

But we must do much more. It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior.

We face this decision not only in North Korea. It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime -- one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Iran's leaders are, in fact, its own people.

Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors. This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran's people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad's dictatorship, fuel Yemen's civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.

We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. (Applause.) The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it -- believe me.

It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction. It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. And above all, Iran's government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.

The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most. This is what causes the regime to restrict Internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protestors, and imprison political reformers.

Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. Will they continue down the path of poverty, bloodshed, and terror? Or will the Iranian people return to the nation's proud roots as a center of civilization, culture, and wealth where their people can be happy and prosperous once again?

The Iranian regime's support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its financing.

In Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamist extremism that inspires them.

We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.

We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations. It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people.

The United States and our allies are working together throughout the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the reemergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people.

Last month, I announced a new strategy for victory in the fight against this evil in Afghanistan. From now on, our security interests will dictate the length and scope of military operations, not arbitrary benchmarks and timetables set up by politicians.

I have also totally changed the rules of engagement in our fight against the Taliban and other terrorist groups. In Syria and Iraq, we have made big gains toward lasting defeat of ISIS. In fact, our country has achieved more against ISIS in the last eight months than it has in many, many years combined.

We seek the de-escalation of the Syrian conflict, and a political solution that honors the will of the Syrian people. The actions of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad, including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens -- even innocent children -- shock the conscience of every decent person. No society can be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread. That is why the United States carried out a missile strike on the airbase that launched the attack.

We appreciate the efforts of United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from ISIS, and we especially thank Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the Syrian conflict.

The United States is a compassionate nation and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process.

For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region. Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible, and humanitarian approach.

For decades, the United States has dealt with migration challenges here in the Western Hemisphere. We have learned that, over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries.

For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms.

For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.

I want to salute the work of the United Nations in seeking to address the problems that cause people to flee from their homes. The United Nations and African Union led peacekeeping missions to have invaluable contributions in stabilizing conflicts in Africa. The United States continues to lead the world in humanitarian assistance, including famine prevention and relief in South Sudan, Somalia, and northern Nigeria and Yemen.

We have invested in better health and opportunity all over the world through programs like PEPFAR, which funds AIDS relief; the President's Malaria Initiative; the Global Health Security Agenda; the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; and the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, part of our commitment to empowering women all across the globe.

We also thank -- (applause) -- we also thank the Secretary General for recognizing that the United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security, and prosperity. Too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process.

In some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution's noble aims have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but, to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it.

Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell. But the powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the United Nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems.

The American people hope that one day soon the United Nations can be a much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the world. In the meantime, we believe that no nation should have to bear a disproportionate share of the burden, militarily or financially. Nations of the world must take a greater role in promoting secure and prosperous societies in their own regions.

That is why in the Western Hemisphere, the United States has stood against the corrupt and destabilizing regime in Cuba and embraced the enduring dream of the Cuban people to live in freedom. My administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.

We have also imposed tough, calibrated sanctions on the socialist Maduro regime in Venezuela, which has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse.

The socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. To make matters worse, Maduro has defied his own people, stealing power from their elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rule.

The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch.

As a responsible neighbor and friend, we and all others have a goal. That goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy. I would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the Venezuelan people.

The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.

We are fortunate to have incredibly strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the Latin American countries gathered here today. Our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people and all of our neighbors.

I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela. (Applause.) z

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (Applause.) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.

America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their wellbeing, including their prosperity.

In America, we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of good will, but this trade must be fair and it must be reciprocal.

For too long, the American people were told that mammoth multinational trade deals, unaccountable international tribunals, and powerful global bureaucracies were the best way to promote their success. But as those promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished and thousands of factories disappeared. Others gamed the system and broke the rules. And our great middle class, once the bedrock of American prosperity, was forgotten and left behind, but they are forgotten no more and they will never be forgotten again.

While America will pursue cooperation and commerce with other nations, we are renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government: the duty of our citizens. This bond is the source of America's strength and that of every responsible nation represented here today.

If this organization is to have any hope of successfully confronting the challenges before us, it will depend, as President Truman said some 70 years ago, on the "independent strength of its members." If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign, and independent nations -- nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies; nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer; and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.

In remembering the great victory that led to this body's founding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil also fought for the nations that they loved.

Patriotism led the Poles to die to save Poland, the French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain.

Today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts, and our minds in our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities, and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us.

We cannot wait for someone else, for faraway countries or far-off bureaucrats -- we can't do it. We must solve our problems, to build our prosperity, to secure our futures, or we will be vulnerable to decay, domination, and defeat.

The true question for the United Nations today, for people all over the world who hope for better lives for themselves and their children, is a basic one: Are we still patriots? Do we love our nations enough to protect their sovereignty and to take ownership of their futures? Do we revere them enough to defend their interests, preserve their cultures, and ensure a peaceful world for their citizens?

One of the greatest American patriots, John Adams, wrote that the American Revolution was "effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people."

That was the moment when America awoke, when we looked around and understood that we were a nation. We realized who we were, what we valued, and what we would give our lives to defend. From its very first moments, the American story is the story of what is possible when people take ownership of their future.

The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

Now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations, for the revival of their spirits, their pride, their people, and their patriotism.

History is asking us whether we are up to the task. Our answer will be a renewal of will, a rediscovery of resolve, and a rebirth of devotion. We need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself.

Our hope is a word and world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others, and make common cause in the greatest shared interest of all: a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful Earth.

This is the true vision of the United Nations, the ancient wish of every people, and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul.

So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world: We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all.

Thank you. God bless you. God bless the nations of the world. And God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

END

10:46 A.M. EDT

THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF NORTH KOREA FIRED ON AMERICAN TERRITORY || WARTHOG North Korean attack on US soil would lead to hermit kingdom being 'obliterated by thermonuclear weapons'

September 18th, 2017: North Korea at the center stage of U.N Session 2017:
U.S., South Korea, Japan including Global world

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world.

But while Trump chastised the United Nations — an organization he sharply criticized as a candidate for president for its spiraling costs — he said the United States would "pledge to be partners in your work" in order to make the U.N. "a more effective force" for peace across the globe.

"In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement," said Trump, who rebuked the United Nations for a ballooning budget. "We are not seeing the results in line with this investment."

The president pushed the U.N. to focus "more on people and less on bureaucracy" and to change "business as usual and not be beholden to ways of the past which were not working" while also suggesting that the United States was paying more than its fair share to keep the New York-based world body operational.

But he also complimented the steps the United Nations had taken in the early stages of the reform process and made no threats to withdraw his nation's support. His measured tone stood in stark contrast to his last maiden appearance at a global body, when he stood at NATO's new Brussels headquarters in May and scolded the member nations for not paying enough and refusing to explicitly back its mutual defense pact.

While running for office, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has "tremendous potential."

Trump more recently has praised a pair of unanimous council votes to tighten sanctions on North Korea over its continued nuclear weapon and ballistic missile tests.

Trump's big moment comes Tuesday, when he delivers his first address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly. The annual gathering of world leaders will open amid serious concerns about Trump's priorities, including his policy of "America First," his support for the U.N. and a series of global crises. It will be the first time world leaders will be in the same room and able to take the measure of Trump.

The president on Monday praised U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who also spoke at the reform meeting and said he shared Trump's vision for a less wasteful U.N. to "live up to its full potential." The U.S. has asked member nations to sign a declaration on U.N. reforms, and more than 120 have done so. The president also kicked off his maiden speech at the world body by making a reference to the Trump-branded apartment tower across First Ave. from the U.N.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said Trump's criticisms were accurate at the time, but that it is now a "new day" at the U.N. An organization that "talked a lot but didn't have a lot of action" has given way to a "United Nations that's action-oriented," she said, noting the Security Council votes on North Korea this month.

Guterres has proposed a massive package of changes, and Haley said the U.N. is "totally moving toward reform."

Trump also planned to hold separate talks Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron. U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the conversations would be wide-ranging, but that "Iran's destabilizing behavior" would be a major focus of Trump's discussions with both leaders.

Breakthroughs on a Middle East peace agreement are not expected. Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser on the issue, recently returned from a trip to the Middle East.

The United States is the largest contributor to the U.N. budget, reflecting its position as the world's largest economy. It pays 25 percent of the U.N.'s regular operating budget and over 28 percent of the separate peacekeeping budget — a level of spending that Trump has complained is unfair.

The Trump administration is conducting a review of the U.N.'s 16 far-flung peacekeeping operations, which cost nearly $8 billion a year. Cutting their costs and making them more effective is a top priority for Haley.

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Associated Press writer Edith M. Lederer contributed to this report.

NORTH KOREA'S DEADLOCK - TIME FOR MILITARY OPTIONS

According to Arirang News, Dated September 16th, 2017, President Trump's top security advisor says the United States is approaching the end of the road for dealing with North Korea using sanctions and diplomacy.

At a White House press briefing on Friday. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said that while it would not be the administration's preferred choice, there is a military option to deal with Pyongyang.

He added that the standoff is not an issue between the United States and North Korea, but rather, an issue between the world and North Korea.

The White House confirmed that President Trump will host a lunch meeting with President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next Thursday in New York.

They'll focus on the rising threats posed by North Korea.

The world leaders will be in New York for the UN General Assembly.

Youtube Mania: TRUMP'S ADMINISTRATION ISSUES STRONG WARNING TO NORTH KOREA .


Remarks by the President and First Lady on the 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

Joint Base Andrews Camp Springs, Maryland

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 15, 2017

4:00 P.M. EDT

MRS. TRUMP: Good afternoon. I want to thank the brave men and women who wear the noble uniform of the U.S. Air Force for having us here today.

I had the privilege to visit with some of your wonderful children at the youth center here on base. I enjoy our time together, getting to know them, and want to thank everyone who helped make this visit possible.

Every child whose parent serves in our great military should be enormously proud because your mom or dad is a true American hero. In the wake of two devastating hurricanes, the world has witnessed your courage and compassion, and you have made every American proud.

Americans have trust in the United States Air Force because we know you will never quit, you will never yield, and you will never fail. We know that we are free because you are brave.

I know I speak on behalf of myself and my husband when I tell you we are grateful for your service. I also want to take a moment to recognize the families of those who serve. You endure the time apart, are expected to move when new orders come in, and face the uncertainty that came in the times of need. This kind of lifestyle requires its own kind of courage, and your sacrifices do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you.

Please know that our gratitude is boundless and goes out to each and every one of you with unconditional appreciation. This administration will always stand with the men and women of the United States Air Force. And know now it’s my great pleasure to introduce my husband, the President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. At ease, at ease. Please sit down.

Thank you, Melania, for that wonderful introduction and for being such an incredible emissary for the American people. She’s become very, very popular -- tell you that. Very proud of her. Thank you.

Secretary Wilson, General Goldfein, Chief Wright, General Jacobson, Colonel Teichert, I’m honored to join you on this really, really historic occasion, the 70th Anniversary of the United States Air Force, the greatest air force on the face of this Earth -- by far. (Applause.)

Before we begin, I want to say that our hearts and prayers go out the people of London who suffered a vicious terrorist attack today. I spoke with a wonderful woman, British Prime Minister Theresa May, this morning and relayed America’s deepest sympathy, as well as our absolute commitment to eradicating the terrorists from our planet. Radical Islamic terrorism -- it will be eradicated. Believe me. (Applause.)

America and our allies will never be intimidated. We will defend our people, our nations, and our civilization from all who dare to threaten our way of life. This includes the regime of North Korea, which has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community.

After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming.

Our thoughts also remain with those recovering in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. I visited Florida yesterday, where the American people have once again shown the world how resilient, strong, and truly united we are. We're going to help our fellow Americans put their lives, their homes, and their communities back together because when Americans are in need, Americans pull together.

And we know we can always count on the courageous members of our nation’s military to be there every step of the way, just like more than 400 Air Force medical personnel who have deployed to Florida to help care for the sick and the injured. To the men and women who proudly wear the Air Force uniform, who keep our country safe, and who fill our hearts with pride, thank you for your service and devotion to America. Thank you. (Applause.)

I am truly thrilled to join you today at this really incredible milestone -- 70 years since the founding of the United States Air Force. Congratulations. (Applause.)

We're celebrating 70 years of history, 70 years of heroes, and 70 years of victory. I also want to thank all of the amazing family members and loved ones whose sacrifices make your service possible. We love you, we appreciate you and everything you do. Thank you. (Applause.)

For seven decades the United States Air Force has pushed the boundaries of science and technology, helped restore peace and stability to troubled lands, and kept Americans safe from those who threaten our very way of life.

Nothing inspires more confidence in our friends or strikes more fear in the hearts of our enemies than the sight of American warplanes on the horizon. You patrol the sky, protect the homeland, and deliver American justice to anyone who dares to threaten our people.

From the earliest wooden biplanes, to the high-tech UAVs, to the awesome power and stunning beauty of the F-35, B-2, F-22, -- and I saw a lot of them today -- the F-15, the F-16, the F-18, I don't know which one I liked the most.

But our aviators have given America total dominance of the air and space, no matter where we fly. Now when our enemies hear the F-35 engines, when they're roaring overhead, their souls will tremble and they will know the day of reckoning has arrived.

That is the way it's been since 1947, when the Air Force was born during a time of monumental change and uncertainty in the world. Unconditional victory in World War II had come at a terrible price. Millions of lives had been lost, empires had collapsed, and much of Europe laid in ruin.

The threat of global communism emerged from the void left by defeated foes. And the free nations of the world, once again, looked to the United States to secure the peace. It was at this crucial moment that America established the Air Force as a separate military service and a truly great military service.

And from that moment, America has dominated both air and space like no other nation in history. Our air superiority is unquestioned -- not merely because we have the best equipment, but because we have the best people by far. (Applause.)

From the Berlin Airlift, through the gantlet of MiG Ally, to the skies of above the jungles of Southeast Asia, and the deserts of the Middle East, American airmen have proven that they have no equal in courage, capability, or commitment.

You are the ones who own the sky. You are our greatest weapon of all. In the last 64 years, American ground forces have not lost a single life to an enemy air strike -- pretty amazing -- and that is truly a testament to the strategy and skill of American airmen and the essential role you play in our national defense.

As Commander-in-Chief, I am committed to keeping the United States military the best trained, best equipped, and most technologically advanced fighting force on the planet.

One of my first acts as President was to direct the rebuilding of our armed forces and rebuilding we are. (Applause.)

Congress took an important step this year by heeding my call for a $20 billion increase in defense spending, and we're going to be doing even much more than that. But the servicemen and women who defend our nation with their lives deserve the predictable and consistent funding that will help them win quickly and win decisively. (Applause.)

And I will tell you that the new equipment that we're ordering by the billions -- by the absolute billions and billions -- it’s equipment like you've never even thought of before. There is nobody in the world that will have anything even close to us and what we're doing, and that's my great honor. Believe me. I said it early on and I say it again, there is nobody even close. (Applause.)

Our armed forces have endured continuous combat for the past 26 years, yet despite this, the number of airmen on active duty has dropped by one-third since the 1990s, and we've cut more than half of our fighter squadrons. Terrible. That is why I’m calling on Congress to end the defense sequester once and for all and to give our military the tools, training, equipment and resources that our brave men and women in uniform so richly deserve. And that is happening. (Applause.)

Each of you is fulfilling your duty to America, and now government must fulfill its duty to you. And to you, right? To you, right? (Laughter and applause.)

We will stop delaying needed investments in our readiness, and we will renew our commitment to the patriots who keep America safe.

In so doing, we will continue the proud legacy of service that each of you has inherited, a legacy built over the generations by legends like Yeager, Wagner, Rickenbacker, Boyd, Grissom, and Schriever -- the heroes who broke barrier after barrier to push America farther. And they really did. They broke so many different barriers -- they went farther, faster, and they always went on to victory.

Like them, each of you is a living, breathing symbol of our great country, the United States of America. The characteristics that define the Air Force aviator -- boldness and bravery, action and instinct, power and grace -- are woven deep into the American spirit and have defined our people since our nation was founded.

The legendary Air Force General Robin Olds immortalized those attributes when he said: “Fighter pilot is an attitude. It’s cockiness. It’s aggressiveness.” It’s self-cockiness, and you know that. “It is confidence. It is a streak of rebelliousness.” Is that true? I don't know. (Laughter and applause.)

And I just met a lot of these folks. They're better looking than Tom Cruise, and we know they can fight better, and we know they can fly better. They better be able to. (Applause.)

Great people. They're truly, truly competitive. But there’s something else -- there’s a spark. There's a desire to be good, to do well in the eyes of their peers.

That desire to do good, to soar past every challenger, to overcome every obstacle, and to win for your fellow citizens and the land that we love is the same desire that beats in the heart of every red-blooded American patriot.

We are, and forever will be, a nation of pioneers and patriots, risk-takers and renegades, aviators and astronauts. We crave adventure and achievement, exploration and enlightenment. We carved out a home in the New World, gave birth to the modern world, and we will shape tomorrow’s world with the strength and skill of American hands. Because for America, the sky is never the limit. (Applause.)

That is why the United States Air Force will remain the most awe-inspiring flying force ever known to man. Like every part of our military, the Air Force is born from the will of our people -- to search, to explore, to reach new heights. It is the people’s will that you reflect and their power that you project to every single corner of the globe.

Earlier this year I had the honor of speaking with a great Army Air Corps and Air Force legend, Lieutenant Colonel Dick Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, and a true American hero.

Like those who serve today, Dick Cole was a common American who answered to the call of duty with uncommon devotion. His place in the pages of history might have seemed unlikely prior to that fateful mission. He had never seen the ocean before boarding a ship that would take him halfway around the world. Neither he, nor anyone else, had ever flown a B-2 [B-25] into combat from the deck of an aircraft carrier. Nor had we ever seen anybody to use a parachute before bailing out thousands of feet above the Chinese mainland.

But he knew what his country needed, and what his duty required. And there was no barrier that could stop Colonel Cole and his fellow Raiders from accomplishing their mission.

It is that spirit of daring, devotion, and duty, and love of our country that has defined the Air Force for the past 70 years and will lift each of you to new heights every day from this day forward.

There is no distance too far, no speed too fast, no challenge too great, and no height too high that will keep the United States Air Force -- or the American people -- from total victory.

The American people are eternally grateful. We will stand with you always. And never forget: I am always on your wing.

Happy 70th birthday to the United States Air Force. Happy birthday to everybody. We are so proud of you. Congratulations to each and every one of you. And thank you for keeping America proud, strong, safe, and free.

Thank you. May God bless the armed forces and may God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Congratulations. Thank you. (Applause.)

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4:20 P.M. EDT

According To UN Report:

15 September 2017 – Condemning the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council called on the country’s leadership to halt such activities and explore resumption of sincere dialogue on denuclearisation.

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, the Secretary-General called on the DPRK leadership “to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of sincere dialogue on denuclearisation.”

The latest launch, which the statement referred to as a “manifest violation” of Security Council resolutions comes less than two weeks after the DPRK conducted a test of a nuclear device on 3 September and only three days after the Security Council unanimously adopted fresh sanctions against the country.

The statement also noted that Mr. Guterres will be discussing the situation on the Korean Peninsula with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming high level week of the UN General Assembly.

Also today, holding urgent consultations over the ballistic missile launch, the Security Council expressed its grave concern that the DPRK is, by conducting such a launch over Japan as well as its recent actions and public statements, deliberately undermining regional peace and stability and causing grave security concerns around the world.

Terming the ballistic missile launch as “highly provocative,” the Council members “condemned further the DPRK for its outrageous actions, and demanded that the [the country] immediately cease all such actions.”

“The Security Council stressed that these DPRK actions are not just a threat to the region, but to all UN Member States,” noted a press statement issued by the Council after the consultations, adding that all UN Member States must “fully, comprehensively, and immediately implement” all relevant Security Council resolutions, in particular 2375 (2017) and 2371 (2017).

The 15-member Security Council also emphasized the vital importance of the DPRK immediately showing sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond.

It also demanded that the DPRK comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions as well as the statements of its President by suspending all activities related to its ballistic missile programme and, in that context, re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on missile launches.

The Security Council also reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in north-east Asia at large, and expressed its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation, welcoming efforts by Council members, as well as other States, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue.

Kim Jong Un Guides Hwasong-12 Launching Drill Again

North Korea:

Pyongyang, September 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guided once again a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 on the spot.

He was greeted by Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Jong Sik, Jo Yong Won, Yu Jin and other leading officials of the C.C., WPK, General of the Strategic Force Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the KPA Strategic Force, and Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho and other officials in the field of defence scientific research.

Participating in the drill were scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research and the Hwasong-12 rocket operation unit of the KPA Strategic Force.

The launching drill was conducted with the aim at calming down the belligerence of the U.S. which has recently cried out for using military muscle against the DPRK, and at bolstering up operation capability for attack and counterattack to counter it with swift and powerful military counteraction, examining the order to deal with nuclear warheads and confirming action procedures of actual war.

The Hwasong artillerymen were rapidly deployed to the launching ground at early morning under a sudden order of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. They were waiting for the moment to launch ballistic rocket after launching preparation under skillful organization and command.

He arrived at the launching ground, learned about the launch plan and preparation and issued an order to launch the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12.

At the moment, Hwasong-12 zoomed to the sky with dazzling flash and big explosion.

The fired ballistic rocket crossed the sky above Hokkaido of Japan along the preset flight track and accurately hit the preset target waters in the Pacific.

Highly appreciating that the current launching drill of very great meaning in increasing combat power of the nuclear force attained its aim, Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the successful launching drill.

Praising the Hwasong artillerymen for handling the rocket well with skilful firepower service, he said with pride that the combat efficiency and reliability of Hwasong-12 were thoroughly verified, operation members' capacity for actual war is also very perfect and the work for increasing combat power of Hwasong-12 has been realized.

He noted that all drills should become meaningful and practical ones for increasing combat power of the nuclear force like the current drill in the future, and the order to deal with nuclear warheads should be strictly established suited to their deployment for actual war.

He underlined the need for the scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research and Hwasong artillerymen to put rockets on a modern and ultra modern basis and develop the operation level onto a higher stage with their close combination.

He told leading officials of the Department of Munitions Industry of the Party Central Committee and the field of defense scientific research accompanying him that our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option for the DPRK. And he stressed the need to run at full speed and straight, continuing to qualitatively consolidate the military attack capacity for nuclear counterattack the U.S. cannot cope with.

As recognized by the whole world, we have made all these achievements despite the UN sanctions that have lasted for decades and none of them was made under any "benefit" of the UN, he said, adding it is narrow-minded for those countries styling themselves big powers to calculate the DPRK may yield to UN sanctions.

We should clearly show the great-power chauvinists how our state attain the goal of completing its nuclear force despite their limitless sanctions and blockade, he said, underlining the need to finalize the work with mobilization of all-state efforts as it nearly reached the terminal. -0- (2017.09.16)T

September 15th, 2017

US Defense News: The US Military Has a Plan for 'THAAD'
to Shoot down North Korea's (DPRK) ICBM

September 14th, 2017

DPRK (North Korea) Fires another Missile
The second time in less than three weeks that North Korea sent a projectile over Japan,

The missile firing immediately sparked angry reactions in Tokyo and Seoul

According to Arirang News; 14 September 2017- North Korea's missile provocation was detected also immediately by Japan and the United States. Just three minutes after the launch. Japan issued a nationwide "J-alert" warning notifying its citizens. In a swiftly organized media conference.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga called Pyongyang's repeated provocations totally unacceptable and said Tokyo would protest in the strongest possible terms. Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono reportedly said that, given the range of the missile, he thinks it was an intercontinental ballistic missile. There's been no official response from Washington yet, but the White House says President Trump has been briefed on the situation by his Chief of Staff John Kelly.

The U.S. Pacific Command confirmed the launch but said it posed no threat to North America or Guam. The UN Security Council will convene a meeting on Pyongyang's missile launch on Friday afternoon, local time.

This comes on the heels of the UN Security Council resolution adopted earlier this week for the regime's sixth nuclear test.

According to Yahoo, CBS:SEOUL North Korea fired another missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Friday morning, just a day after Pyongyang threatened that the four main Japanese islands “should be sunken into the sea” by its nuclear bomb.

This was the second time in less than three weeks that North Korea sent a projectile over Japan, and the missile firing immediately sparked angry reactions in Tokyo and Seoul.

The missile was launched from the Sunan airfield just north of Pyongyang about 6:30 a.m. local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. It flew for 17 minutes, passing over Hokkaido and landing some 1,200 miles to the east in the Pacific Ocean.

The launch immediately triggered emergency alerts in Japan, with text messages and loud speakers telling residents along the missile’s potential flight path to seek shelter.

The Japanese government warned people not to approach any debris or other suspicious-looking material, a reflection of the fact that North Korean missiles sometimes break up in flight.

Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, condemned the latest launch and reiterated that Japan would “not tolerate” North Korea’s actions. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had asked his government to “prepare for any contingency,” but Japan did not try to shoot down the missile.

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In Washington, the White House said President Trump was briefed on the latest North Korean missile launch by his chief of staff, John F. Kelly.

Details were still emerging, but Friday’s launch appeared similar to the previous launch, on Aug. 29.

On that day, North Korea fired a Hwasong-12 — an inter­mediate-range ballistic missile technically capable of flying 3,000 miles, enough to reach the U.S. territory of Guam — from the Sunan airfield. It flew to the east, over Hokkaido and into the Pacific Ocean, rather than on a southward path toward Guam.

But analysts said that, after testing its missiles by firing them straight up and having them crash into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, North Korea was apparently testing its flight on a normal trajectory without crossing a “red line” of aiming at the United States.

On Thursday, a North Korean state agency had issued an alarming threat to Japan. “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by [our] nuclear bomb,” the Korea ­Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement carried by the official news agency.

Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands.

“Japan is no longer needed to exist near us,” the committee said.

This is the first missile launch since North Korea conducted a huge nuclear test Sept. 3, which analysts say appeared to live up to Pyongyang’s claim that it was a hydrogen bomb, exponentially more powerful than a normal atomic device.

The Aug. 29 missile launch, followed by the huge nuclear test, triggered tough new sanctions from the U.N. Security Council.

The Japanese government estimates that the force of that nuclear explosion was 160 kilotons — more than 10 times the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — but some analysts have said its yield could have been as much as 250 kilotons.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, traveling from Washington to view U.S. nuclear weapons at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., said Wednesday that the North Korean nuclear test appeared to be “100 kilotons or more.”

“I don’t want to talk any further than that right now, okay?” Mattis said. “It’s a large one.”

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the chief of U.S. Strategic Command, agreed with the assessment that North Korea had probably tested a hydrogen bomb.

Speaking just before the missile was launched, Hyten, who oversees U.S. nuclear forces and monitors North Korea, told reporters that the size, yield and other indications seen in North Korea’s most recent nuclear test “equates to a hydrogen bomb” and that he must now assume Pyongyang can build one.

He said he could not confirm that a hydrogen bomb was tested but said the test was significant “because of the sheer destruction and damage you can use and create with a weapon of that size.”

“The change from the original atomic bomb to the hydrogen [bomb] changed our entire deterrent relationship with the Soviet Union,” Hyten said. “It is significantly of concern not just to Strategic Command but to everybody in the free world. It should be of concern to people in the neighborhood, which is Japan and Korea, as well as China and Russia.”

Hyten said that if North Korea can mount a bomb of that power on a missile, it could potentially destroy a city. The United States has the ability to deter a nuclear attack on itself or its allies because of the nuclear weapons it maintains, Hyten said, but it’s a “different question” whether the United States can stop North Korea from building them.

Hyten said that the United States still has not seen North Korea “put everything together” with a nuclear warhead mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile but that it is only a matter of time before the North Koreans do so.

“Whether they have the ability, I don’t have any insight into that,” Hyten said. “I can just look at historic examples and say that it could be within months or it could be within years.”

Lamothe reported from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. David Nakamura in Washington contributed to this report.

After UN passed the DPRK Saction with 15/0 with strong unity of UN, North Korea DPRK threatened U.S. with furious word of mouth:

According to UN Resolution:2375 (2017) Dated September 11th, 2017

Reaffirming that proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security,

Expressing its gravest concern at the nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“the DPRK”) on September 2, 2017 in violation of resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016), 2356 (2017), and 2371 (2017) and at the challenge such a test constitutes to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (“the NPT”) and to international efforts aimed at strengthening the global regime of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the danger it poses to peace and stability in the region and beyond,

Underlining once again the importance that the DPRK respond to other security and humanitarian concerns of the international community and expressing great concern that the DPRK continues to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by diverting critically needed resources away from the people in the DPRK who have great unmet needs,

Expressing its gravest concern that the DPRK’s ongoing nuclear- and ballistic missile-related activities have destabilized the region and beyond, and determining that there continues to exist a clear threat to international peace and security,

Underscoring its concern that developments on the Korean Peninsula could have dangerous, large-scale regional security implications,

Underscoring its commitment to the sovereignty,

territorial integrity, and political independence of all States in accordance with the Charter, and recalling the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

S/RES/2375 (2017)

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Expressing also its desire for a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the situation, and reiterating its welcoming of efforts by Council members as well as other Member States to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue,

Underlining the need to ensure international peace and security, and ensure lasting stability in north-east Asia at large and to resolve the situation through peaceful, diplomatic and political means,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and taking measures under its Article 41, 1. Condemns in the strongest terms the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK on September 2 of 2017 in violation and flagrant disregard of the Security Council’s resolutions;

2. Reaffirms its decisions that the DPRK shall not conduct any further launches that use ballistic missile technology, nuclear tests, or any other provocation; shall immediately suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program and in this context re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on all missile launches; shall immediately abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, and immediately cease all related activities; and shall abandon any other existing weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner;

11-Sep-2017

01:10:10

Security Council imposes fresh sanctions on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, including bans on natural gas sales, work authorization for its nationals at 8042nd meeting.

8042nd Security Council Meeting: DPRK

The Security Council, acting unanimously this evening, decided to impose a raft of new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — including a ban on the sale of natural gas liquids to the North-East Asian nation, and on its textile exports — while also prohibiting Member States from providing work authorizations to its nationals.

Political solution needed for Korean peninsula

Also in today's press briefing, Mr. Guterres reiterated his call for a political solution to the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

He said that nuclear and missile tests by the county created “great instability and tension” on the Korean peninsula, throughout the region and beyond.

“Unity in the Security Council is critical. This week's unanimous adoption of a new resolution sends a clear message that the DPRK must comply fully with its international obligations,” Mr. Guterres said referring to new sanctions, which among other measures, limit the imports of crude oil and oil products, ban textile exports, and prevent new visas for DPRK workers overseas.

Despite calling on countries to ensure full implementation of this and other relevant Security Council resolutions, Mr. Guterres urged the Council to use diplomacy whenever possible.

12-Sep-2017

00:03:14

Nuclear testing by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is a violation of global norms, and the Security Council's united stance in taking measures to curb the country's rogue behaviour is crucial to international peace and security, according to the United Nations most senior official on disarmament issues. UNTV CH

United Nations nuclear watchdog (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano described North Korea’s recent nuclear test as “extremely regrettable” adding that it was carried out in “complete disregard of the repeated demands of the international community.” IAEA / UNIFEEDA

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September 11th, 2017

Security Council Approves Toughest Resolution Yet,
Against DPRK (North Korea)

According to UN, September 11th, 2017:

11 September 2017 – The Security Council today unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country’s textile imports and access to gas liquids, and more closely inspecting cargo ships going in and out of its ports.

In the approved text, the 15-member Council seeks to cap refined petroleum products up to 500,000 barrels beginning in October, and up to 2 million barrels per year starting in January for a period of one year.

In addition, the resolution takes action against DPRK nationals who work outside of the country and who could be “generating foreign export earnings that the DPRK uses to support its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.”

The resolution prohibits UN Member States from providing work authorizations for DPRK nationals unless “is required for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, denuclearization or any other purpose,” consistent with other resolutions on the topic.

Building on resolution 1874 (2009), the Council also gives countries the right to inspect ships with the consent of the countries where the ships are registered, “if they have information that provides reasonable grounds to believe that the cargo of such vessels contains items the supply, sale, transfer or export of which is prohibited.”

In addition, the Council banned textile imports, including fabrics and partially completed apparel, beginning 90 days from the adoption of the resolution.

The resolution follows the condemnation by the Council of the nuclear test carried out by DPRK on 3 September of this year and its violation of eight resolutions dating back to 2006 which could have “large-scale regional security implications.”

“The proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security,” the Council said in today’s text.

Published on, September 11th, 2017, President Moon Jae-in held back-to-back phone conversations with his French and Australian counterparts on Monday afternoon, sharing thoughts and seeking cooperation in dealing with North Korea's recent nuclear test.

The liberal leader also made time to seek advice from ex UN chief Ban Ki Moon ahead of his UN General Assembly Address.

According to Arirang News, Hwang Hojun, President Moon's efforts to pressure North Korea with sanctions continue,.this time through separate phone conversations with his French and Australian counterparts.

"President Moon pointed out that North Korea's nuclear test was a grave defiance toward the peace and security of the international community and that its size and nature makes the latest test an unprecedented severe provocation of another level."

During his phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Moon expressed his gratitude for the French leader issuing a statement condemning the North immediately after the incident.

President Moon also thanked his French counterpart for requesting the UN Security Council to convene along with Seoul, Washington, London, and Tokyo.

Also noting that France is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, President Moon requested France's continuous and active support so that the resolution for additional sanctions against Pyongyang,... which is currently under discussion,... would be adopted and fulfilled.

With Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Moon said now is the time to take powerful and substantial measures that the regime can acutely feel.

The South Korean president emphasized the two nations must closely cooperate to achieve the common goal of stabilization and prosperity of East Asia.

According to the Blue House, President Moon said to both leaders that the international community must work in unity to bring North Korea to the table for dialogue through maximum pressure and sanctions.

President Moon also met with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier in the day, sharing his thoughts on North Korea and recent global events.

The meeting took place ahead of the president's address to the UN General Assembly in New York next week.

The former UN chief added that he will continue to support South Korea's national interests.using his 10 years of experience as head of the global body.

President Moon said he is aiming at achieving a meaningful outcome from the trip, especially when the Korean peninsula is going through such a critical time.

According to BBC report; The cylinder at the back is the firing set: this is the power, the electronics that will start off the explosion. They are showing off the nuclear warhead alongside a missile. In some of the photographs we see a tall tan-coloured cone with a yellow and black painted tip. That is the Hwasong-14 ICBM nose cone. This nose cone would be what is appended to the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, that was tested in July, and signalled that North Korea may just have made a significant leap in weapons development. There is even a chart in the background detailing how it will work. In Korean, the chart seems to detail that this device is intended to fit into the cone. The North Koreans are also showing us more detail than is required because this is a propaganda piece for outside consumption.

On the day of the test the chief of the South Korean parliament's defense committee, Kim Young-Woo, stated the nuclear yield was equivalent to about 100 kilotons of TNT (100 kt): "The North's latest test is estimated to have a yield of up to 100 kilotons, though it is a provisional report." The independent seismic monitoring agency NORSAR estimated that the blast had a yield of about 120 kilotons, based on a seismic magnitude of 5.8.

On 4 September, the academics from the University of Science and Technology of China released their findings based on seismic results and concluded that the nuclear test occurred at 41°17′53.52′N 129°4′27.12′E at 03:30 UTC, only a few hundred meters from the four previous tests (2009, 2013, January 2016 and September 2016) with the estimated yield at 108.1 ± 48.1 kt.

On 5 September, the Japanese government gave a yield estimate of about 160 kilotons, based on analysing Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization seismic data, replacing an early estimate of 70 kilotons.

On 6 September, an early assessment by U.S. Intelligence that the yield was 140 kilotons, with an undisclosed margin of error, was reported.

The United Nations Security Council met in an open emergency meeting on 4 September 2017, at the request of the US, South Korea, Japan, France and the UK.

South Korea, China, Japan, Russia, the United States, Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia voiced strong criticism of the nuclear test.

US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: "North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States". Trump was asked whether the U.S. would attack North Korea and replied: "We'll see." Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea that it would be met with a "massive military response" if it threatened the United States or its allies.

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on 3 September 2017, stating it was its first test of a thermonuclear weapon (hydrogen bomb). The United States Geological Survey reported an earthquake of 6.3-magnitude not far from North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. South Korean authorities said the earthquake seemed to be artificial, consistent with a nuclear test. The USGS, as well as China Earthquake Networks Center, reported that the initial event was followed by a second, smaller, earthquake at the site, several minutes later, which was characterized as a collapse of the cavity.

September 7th, 2017

Four additional THAAD launchers arrive at Seongju base
North Korea Moving Nuclear Weapons

After a dramatic night of protests and a prolonged, ugly clash with police, the route was finally cleared for four additional THAAD launchers to arrive at a U.S. base in Seongju County, some 300 kilometers south of Seoul.

The launchers, which will be stationed temporarily, are now safely inside the base and will be set up over the next few hours.

Arirang News reporter Kim Hyun-bin reported that the four additional THAAD launchers are now inside the base in Seongju and are being installed.

Once the installation is complete and it doesn't take long, just a few hours which U.S. Forces Korea has a fully operational THAAD battery on the Korean peninsula now.

A THAAD battery consists of six launchers, a fire control and communications unit and an X-band radar however, the deployment wasn't exactly smooth sailing. Soon after the four additional THAAD launchers left Osan Air Base bound for Seongju in the wee hours of Thursday morning, hundreds of protesters clashed with police who tried to clear the way for the deployment.

Scuffles occurred as police attempted to break up a gathering of some 400 local residents and activists at a community center near the U.S. base, where the THAAD battery is stationed.

After four hours, the protesters dispersed, but dozens of residents and police were hurt during the process.

Local residents oppose the THAAD deployment, claiming the battery could make the village a military target.

They also say electromagnetic waves from THAAD's X-band Radar could cause health and environmental problems.

The deployment comes as South Korea's defense ministry announced on Wednesday that the U.S. military would install four additional THAAD launchers on Thursday.

The ministry said Seoul and Washington decided to speed up the deployment in view of North Korea's provocations in recent weeks, including two ICBM launches and its sixth nuclear test.

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Thank God THaad finally arrived 4 more to preventing the DPRK Kim Jung Un Regim, you never can predict what DPRK will do where, when. South Korea is now ready to preventing the people's live. The local people seemed concern environmental issue which DPRK nuclear arson will cause more environmentally and permernent damaging for the home land security. THAAD purpose is to saving many people's lives and protecting South Korea and neighboring countries as well including could be China, Russia, even further, Japan even saving millions and millions people'ss lives. South Korean people should appreciate if there are any alternative to saving lives by the U.S.A and U.S. Alies. When 6.25 was attacked by North Korea, they have never announced DPRK attacking they trusted supporting by their own communist but, least saved half of the land as liberty and freedom to have, now the result, have one the top 10 economic and prosperity land although, DPRK nuclear ambicious dark mind can not trust prosperity with spreading radious.. and earthquake, detonation and mud slide and bad air environment with such small land. Who knows what kind of deseases will spread with the raiation affect. Underground testing is the worst case DPRK having system and spreading radiation.....

The earth will shaken and shaken after, eventually, aftershock will no longer reamining their land and even affecting neighboring countries. China already have bad air polution and the Sun is too much red and anger light to the earth we even see the redish sun light from the smoke they spread from somewhere after and somewhere, someplace making anger to the earth after all, we don't even know what seafood we are eating...Saving environment is denuclearization MUST!!!! With that, thank GOD we have enti-missile, THAAD! It's not the machine, It's not the we love THAAD to the land far from gracious land U.S.A. but, Thank God! South Korean people should have even a bit of secure and safty surrounding with their land with alternative saving lives, ENTI-ICBM MACHINE THAAD INSTEAD, TAKING THEIR DPRK's Hydrogen Bomb ICBM TO CRASH South Korea's LAND or AND KILLING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. IS THAT WHAT CHINA, RUSSIA, WANT? NO !, THEY WANT SECURE AND SAVE PEOPLE'S LIVES AND DENUCLEARIZATION FOR DPRK.

speaking of Unsecured North Korea's Under ground detonated hydrogen bomb icbm, don't even know what will happened....othe the other side, there is a well systemed and structured and secure systematic underground 24 hours controled icbm. What>The Minuteman is a strategic weapon system using a ballistic missile of intercontinental range. Missiles are dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables. Launch crews, consisting of two officers, perform around-the-clock alert in the launch control center since 196In service 1962 (Minuteman-I), 1965 (Minuteman-II), 1970 (Minuteman-III)

Used by United States, Production history: Manufacturer Boeing

Unit cost $7,000,000, Specifications, Weight 78,000 lb (35,300 kg), Length 59 ft 9.5 in (18.2 m), Diameter 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m) (1st stage)

Warhead Nuclear: W62 (retired), W78 (active), or W87 (active), Detonation

mechanism Air-burst or contact (surface)

Engine Three-stage solid-fuel rocket engines; first stage: Thiokol TU-122 (M-55); second stage: Aerojet-General SR-19-AJ-1; third stage: Aerojet/Thiokol SR73-AJ/TC-1, Operational range Approx. 8,100 miles (13,000 km), exact is classified, Flight altitude 700 miles (1,120 kilometers), Speed Approximately 17,507 mph (Mach 23, or 28,176 km/h, or 7.8 km/s) (terminal phase) Guidance, system Inertial NS-50, Accuracy 200 m CEP, Launch, platform, Missile silo.

This is how it look whent it's shoot:

The Boeing LGM-30G Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, is an element of the nation's strategic deterrent forces under the control of the Air Force Global Strike Command. The "L" in LGM is the Department of Defense designation for silo-launched; "G" means surface attack; "M" stands for guided missile, the 30 stands for the Minuteman series of missile and the G after "30" is the current Minuteman III.

The Minuteman is a strategic weapon system using a ballistic missile of intercontinental range. Missiles are dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables. Launch crews, consisting of two officers, perform around-the-clock alert in the launch control center.

The LGM-30 Minuteman is a U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in service with the Air Force Global Strike Command. As of 2017, the LGM-30G Minuteman III version[a] is the only land-based ICBM in service in the United States.

Development of the Minuteman began in the mid-1950s as the outgrowth of basic research into solid fuel rocket motors which indicated an ICBM based on solids was possible. Such a missile could stand ready for extended periods of time with little maintenance, and then launch on command. In comparison, existing U.S. missile designs using liquid rocket propellant required a lengthy fueling process immediately before launch, which left them open to the possibility of surprise attack. This potential for immediate launch gave the missile its name; like the Revolutionary War's Minutemen, the Minuteman was designed to be launched on a moment's notice.

Minuteman entered service in 1962 as a weapon tasked primarily with the deterrence role, threatening Soviet cities with a second strike countervalue counterattack if the U.S. was attacked. However, with the development of the U.S. Navy's Polaris which addressed the same role, the Air Force began to modify Minuteman into a weapon with much greater accuracy with the specific intent of allowing it to attack hardened military targets, including Soviet missile silos. The Minuteman-II entered service in 1965 with a host of upgrades to improve its accuracy and survivability in the face of an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system the Soviets were known to be developing. Minuteman-III followed in 1970, using three smaller warheads instead of one large one, which made it very difficult to attack by an anti-ballistic missile system which would have to hit all three widely separated warheads to be effective. Minuteman-III was the first multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) ICBM to be deployed. Each missile can carry up to three thermonuclear weapons, which have a yield in the range of 300 to 500 kilotons.

Peaking at 1,000 missiles in the 1970s, the current U.S. force consists of 450 Minuteman-III missiles[3] in missile silos around Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; and F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. By February 2018 this will be reduced to 400 armed missiles, with 50 unarmed missiles in reserve, and four non-deployed test launchers to comply with the New START treaty. The Air Force plans to keep the missile in service until at least 2030. It is one component of the U.S. nuclear triad—the other two parts of the triad being the Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), and nuclear weapons carried by long-range strategic bombers.

Minuteman-III MIRV launch sequence: 1. The missile launches out of its silo by firing its 1st-stage boost motor (A). 2. About 60 seconds after launch, the 1st stage drops off and the 2nd-stage motor (B) ignites. The missile shroud (E) is ejected. 3. About 120 seconds after launch, the 3rd-stage motor (C) ignites and separates from the 2nd stage. 4. About 180 seconds after launch, 3rd-stage thrust terminates and the Post-Boost Vehicle (D) separates from the rocket. 5. The Post-Boost Vehicle maneuvers itself and prepares for re-entry vehicle (RV) deployment. 6. The RVs, as well as decoys and chaff, are deployed during backaway. 7. The RVs and chaff re-enter the atmosphere at high speeds and are armed in flight. 8. The nuclear warheads initiate, either as air bursts or ground bursts.

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September 5th, 2017

Alert!! South Korea's Spy Agency Detect
North Korea Moving Nuclear Weapons

US Defense News: Published on September 5th, 2017:

Alert!! South Korea's Spy Agency Detect "North Korea is Moving its New Hwasong-14 ICBM" US Defense News and also Defense Military say that "Days after North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which possibly involved a staged thermonuclear device, the South Korean National Intelligence Service discovered that
North Korea is moving its new Hwasong-14 ICBM,
a weapon tested twice successfully in July.
The Hwasong-14 meaning Mars-14, also known under alternative US designation codename KN-20 is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile developed by North Korea. It had its maiden flight on 4 July 2017, which coincided with the United States' Independence Day. North Korea is the only known operator of this missile.

ON July 4th,

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea appeared to use a Chinese truck originally sold for hauling timber to transport and erect a ballistic missile that was successfully launched on Tuesday, highlighting the challenge of enforcing sanctions to curb its weapons program.

North Korea state television showed a large truck painted in military camouflage carrying the missile. It was identical to one a U.N. sanctions panel has said was “most likely” converted from a Chinese timber truck.

Since 2006, U.N. sanctions have banned the shipment of military hardware to North Korea. But control of equipment and vehicles that have “dual-use” military and civilian applications has been far less stringent.

The vehicle was imported from China and declared for civilian use by the North Korean foreign ministry, according to a 2013 report by the U.N. panel. Tuesday’s launch was the first time the truck had been seen in a military field operation in pictures published in state media.

China, North Korea’s largest trading partner and its sole major ally, is under increasing pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who has said Chinese efforts to rein in North Korea’s weapons programs have failed.

The truck had been previously on display at military parades in 2012 and in 2013 carrying what experts said appeared to be developmental models or mock-ups of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The World and including China and Rusia is condemming North Korea Nuclear Warhead although, North Korea continue to bulling neighboring countries and to the global this dangerous provocative action will make more danger own North Korea itself. There are many ways to handle which could handled 25 years ago but, have been patient and warning with constructive way by the International group, UN, South Korea, Japan, and U.S. A. Even so they have been Security homeland training for Protective drill within their land and zone but, North Korea have been passing through neighboring countries, east SEA and threatening to USA, South Korea, Japan, and to the United Kingdom, even to the global with bulling and bragging NK nuclear creation of warhead, Yet Noone attacked NK land even so, blaming to U.S.A's Protecting Alies (South Korea, Japan even other countries). North Korea Seems does not understand How God has created earth and life and universal. North Korea does not own the world, Nuclear is not all you can have power. It is better to listen what is requiring and follow the International Law and what UN council is requiring before harming your citizens and your nation. It is critical China not to support nuclear or warhead wepont support to North Korea. North Korea has 90 percent support from China import goods and export goods. It is key essential that China has to firm that follow complete UN Sactions that North Korea can not build nuclear warhead weapon any more. Also It is better not to blamming U.S.A when U.S.A contributed more than billion dollors to support North Korea's economic but, with that building missile and nuclear warhead was not the good example to the neighboring countries. It is certainly unfair to U.S.A. and South Korea, Japan and Alies even globally.

Here are timeline North Korean Missile Tests which listed only Major time as of August 29th, 2017:

Arirang News Published September 5th, 2017:
North Korea threatens more'gift packages' for the U.S.

September 5th, 2017, Arirang News Yu Joonhee reports, North Korea has fired off. yet, another thinly-veiled warning at the United States, promising to send "more gift packages" to Washington. The message was sent by Pyongyang's envoy to the UN, in the regime's latest act of defiance following its nuclear test on Sunday. The wording was more subtle at least by North Korean standards, but the message was clear. North Korea's ambassador to the UN, Han Tae-song said his country would send more "gift packages" to the United States if Washington continues to turn up the heat on the regime. Speaking at a UN arms conference in Geneva on Tuesday, the envoy said he was proud of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, saying it's a necessary deterrent, against perceived signs of hostility from the U.S (English) "The recent self-defensive measures by my country the DPRK are gift packages addressed to none other than the U.S. The U.S. will receive more gift packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK." Han stood defiant, despite the wave of condemnation and growing isolation being faced by the regime saying pressure and sanctions would be a futile and wasted effort, in deterring his country. He ruled out the possibility of any talks on North Korea's denuclearization, saying Pyongyang's nuclear deterrent is a topic that's off-limits and non-negotiable, in any future dialogue. Washington's ambassador to the UN Robert Wood, responded by saying the regime's nuclear and missile programs were a threat to the entire world. He said North Korea can no longer be allowed, to continue its violation of international law and that it was time for the international community, to put its foot down, once and for all. "Now is the time to say to the regime that provocations, threats and destabilizing actions will no longer be tolerated." Following North Korea's nuclear test, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Monday to formulate a response. While Washington and its allies have called for a broadening of sanctions on the regime. Road blocks remain, with China and Russia still questioning the efficacy of such measures.

Former Acting CIA Director and CBS News Senior National Security Contributor Michael Morrell discusses the implications of a North Korean hydrogen bomb test.

September 4th, 2017

The top United Nations political official URGES the Security Council to remain united and take appropriate action

September 4, 2017

North Korea may be preparing another missile launch.

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4 September 2017 – The top United Nations political official today urged the Security Council to remain united and take appropriate action against Sunday's nuclear explosive test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“The latest serious developments require a comprehensive response in order to break the cycle of provocations from the DPRK,” said Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, in an emergency Council meeting, noting that “such a response must include wise and bold diplomacy to be effective.”

Mr. Feltman, however, stressed the importance of responding to humanitarian needs regardless of the political situation as the people of the DPRK rely on the international community to provide humanitarian assistance.

Today's meeting was the Council's second emergency meeting on the DPRK in less than a week and the tenth time the body has met to discuss the DPRK this year.

The latest serious developments require a comprehensive response in order to break the cycle of provocations from the DPRK

On the details of Sunday's event, Mr. Feltman said that the DPRK characterized it as a “perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)” and as marking “a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force.”

He said that it is evident the yield of the device was larger than any of the DPRK's previous nuclear tests and experts have estimated a yield of between 50 and 100 kilotons, or on average more than five times more powerful than the weapon detonated over Hiroshima and at the low end of the yield of a modern thermonuclear weapon.

Citing a DPRK article that stated the hydrogen bomb was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP [electromagnetic pulse] attack,” Mr. Feltman said that “this was a rare reference by the DPRK to the use of EMP,” which, triggered by a nuclear weapon, would aim for widespread damage and disruption to electricity grids and sensitive electronics, including on satellites.

He also drew attention to reports today indicating that the DPRK may be preparing new ballistic missile tests.

“We are alarmed by this dangerous provocation,” he said, noting that Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call on the DPRK leadership to cease such acts and to comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.

“We will continue to carefully follow the developments and remain in close coordination with the concerned international organizations, Members of the Council and other governments concerned,” he concluded.

United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that her delegation will table a draft resolution on strengthening sanctions against the DPRK.

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3 September 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the nuclear test conducted by
the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

This act is yet another serious breach of the DPRK’s international obligations and undermines international non-proliferation and disarmament efforts. This act is also profoundly destabilizing for regional security. The DPRK is the only country that continues to break the norm against nuclear test explosions.

The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the DPRK leadership to cease such acts and to comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.

The Secretary-General remains in contact with all parties concerned.

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3 September 2017

UN Secretary-General condemns
DPR Korea's underground nuclear test

3 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned today's underground nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as “yet another serious breach of the country's international obligations.”

According to a statement issued by a UN spokesperson, the Secretary-General also said that DPRK's action undermined international non-proliferation and disarmament efforts and is also profoundly destabilizing for regional security.

“The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the DPRK leadership to cease such acts and to comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions,” the statement said, noting that Mr. Guterres remains in contact with all parties concerned.

Also today, the head of the UN atomic agency has said that the nuclear test is “an extremely regrettable act.”

“This new test, which follows the two tests last year and is the sixth since 2006, is in complete disregard of the repeated demands of the international community,” said Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in a statement.

In its resolutions, most recently in 2371, the Security Council has reaffirmed its decisions that the DPRK should not conduct any further nuclear tests and should abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.

“Once again, I strongly urge the DPRK to fully implement all relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the IAEA,” Mr. Amano said, noting that his agency continues to closely follow developments in the DPRK's nuclear programme and remains ready to contribute to its peaceful resolution.

September 3rd, 2017

Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on DPRK

Today’s nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is an extremely regrettable act. This new test, which follows the two tests last year and is the sixth since 2006, is in complete disregard of the repeated demands of the international community.

In its resolutions, most recently in 2371, the Security Council has reaffirmed its decisions that the DPRK shall not conduct any further nuclear tests and shall abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. Once again, I strongly urge the DPRK to fully implement all relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the IAEA.

The Agency continues to closely follow developments in the DPRK’s nuclear programme, which is a matter of grave concern. We remain ready to contribute to its peaceful resolution.

September 3rd, 2017

Secretary of Defense General James Mattis Holds
EMERGENCY Press Conference on North Korea H-Bomb Test 9/3/17

USGS Reports North Korea 6.3 Earthquacke on September 3rd, 2017

Published on Sep 3, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis holds an emergency press conference after North Korea successfully tested its most powerful nuclear weapon yet, a hydrogen bomb

September 3, 2017

After North Korea announced on Sunday that it successfully conducted a test of an extraordinarily powerful hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), President Donald Trump said "we'll see" in regards to a possible attack on the country.

A newsreader for North Korean state-run television announced the test early Sunday, saying it was ordered by Kim Jong Un. The broadcaster called it a "complete success," adding that the "two-stage thermonuclear weapon" had "unprecedented" strength.

Indeed, this latest test was the most powerful of North Korea's six nuclear tests.

U.S., Trump respond to reports of test

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Sunday morning that he’ll be drafting a new sanctions package against North Korea that could go so far as to cut off all U.S. trade with any country that chooses to do business with North Korea.

“It's clear that this behavior is completely unacceptable," Mnuchin said of the test on "Fox News Sunday." "We've already started with sanctions against North Korea, but I'm going to start a sanctions package to send to the president, for his strong consideration, that anybody that wants to do trade or business with them would be prevented from doing trade or business with us."

Mnuchin added that the U.S. will work with allies and China as it takes steps to more forcefully cut off North Korea from the global economy.

Mnuchin also mentioned that he's spoken to Trump since the test took place.

President Trump first responded to the reported test on Twitter prior to Mnuchin's warning, commenting on North Korea's continuing "hostile and dangerous" actions toward the U.S. and it being a "great threat and embarrassment to China." The president also said South Korea's appeasement" with its northern neighbor won't work. Last August 29, 2017, The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, For Immediate Released Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea.


Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

August 29, 2017

The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior. Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table.

South Korea to respond to DPRK hydrogen bomb test with the "Most Powerful Punitive Measures" on September 3rd, 2017

CGTN: Reported on Sep 3, 2017

South Korea has strongly condemned the DPRK for its latest nuclear test a hydrogen bomb that the country claims can be loaded onto an ICBM.

Speaking at a National Security Council meeting, President Moon Jae-in stated that the DPRK of committing an "absurd strategic mistake" and promised Seoul would respond with the "most powerful punitive measures."

President Moon Jae In: We’re very disappointed and upset. The DPRK’s repeated provocation including ICBM launches and nuclear testing hightened tensions not only on the Korean Peninsular but also greatly threatens what peace the DPRK has committed an absurd strategic mistake which there further isolates a country from the international community.

In response to the DPRK provocation, our Government along with the international community would have measured against the north and we will make the DPRK have no option other than giving up its nuclear and missile program.

Reported on Sep 3, 2017

According to Arirang News, Kim Hyo-sun,

Turning to Washington's response to North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date. President Trump had some strong words for the regime; calling it "hostile and dangerous" to the United States.

Further warnings followed. with President Trump's defense chief saying that any threat to the U.S. and its allies will be met with "a massive military response."

Kim Hyo-sun reports. U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn North Korea calling the regime "very hostile and dangerous to the United States."

In a pair of tweets after the North claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, President Trump also described North Korea a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China.

He also took aim at South Korea, stating that "appeasement with North Korea will not work," and suggesting that more severe steps must be taken to influence the Kim Jong-un regime.

Pentagon chief James Mattis also warned Pyongyang that any threat to the U.S. or its allies will be met with an overwhelming response.

"Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response - a response both effective and overwhelming."

Mattis was speaking after an emergency national security meeting with President Trump and other top administration officials.

Looking to constrict North Korea's activities, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Washington will consider cutting off all trade with individuals and agencies that do business with Pyongyang.

Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Mnuchin said a new package of sanctions will be laid out in order to economically isolate North Korea.

September 3rd, 2017: September 2nd, 2017

September 3rd, 2017:DPRK (North Korea) earthquake 5 to 6 times
Stronger than North Korea's fifth Test in September, 2016
September 2nd, 2017
North Korea Releases Successful Test of
Hydrogen Bomb for ICBM

Breaking news today 9/2/2017/U.S. PLANS TO DEFENSE NUCLEAR ICBM MISSILE ?


N. Korea claims to have developed ICBM h-bomb as Kim Jong-un observes


Arirang News September 3rd, 2017: North Korea is claiming it has developed a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted onto a ballistic missile, and its leader, Kim Jong Un , says Pyongyang can now produce as many nukes as it wishes.

His comments came as Kim inspected what the North claimed was one of the H-bombs to be loaded onto an I-C-B-M. Arirang News Song Ji-sun reports that the North Korea's Central News Agency reported Sunday that Pyongyang has developed an ICBM loaded with a hydrogen bomb, running photos purporting to show leader Kim Jong-un inspecting an H-bomb to be loaded into a new ICBM.

The claims have not been verified independently.

But the state-run news agency reported that all components of the hydrogen bomb were 100-percent domestically-made and that Pyongyang can produce as many powerful nuclear weapons as it wants.

It added the H-bomb is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke... whose power can be adjusted from tens to hundreds of kilotons -- and is also capable of detonating an EMP or electromagnetic pulse at high altitude.

North Korea last year conducted its fourth and fifth nuclear tests, saying the fourth in January 2016 was a successful hydrogen bomb test, although outside experts questioned whether it was a full-fledged hydrogen bomb.

Still, many agree that Pyongyang is capable of conducting its sixth nuclear test at any time.

North Korea has exhibited more refined and improved missile technology each time it has conducted another missile launch this year - with its latest intermediate-range ballistic missile flying over Japan last Tuesday, threatening to target the U.S. base in Guam.

Two intercontinental missile tests in July had a range of about 10-thousand kilometers, which could potentially hit the mainland U.S.

North Korea conducts 6th nuclear test, says it was H-bomb

According to Associated PressSeptember 3, 2017: : undated image distributed on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location. North Korea’s state media on Sunday, Sept 3, 2017, said leader Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet.

South Korea's weather agency estimated the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 and 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North Korea's fifth test in September 2016. That would mark a significant step forward in the North's quest for a viable nuclear missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

On North Korean television, a newsreader called the test a "complete success" and said the "two-stage thermonuclear weapon" had "unprecedented" strength. Hours earlier, Pyongyang claimed its leader had inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

Seoul's weather agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff said an artificial 5.7 magnitude quake occurred at 12:29 p.m. local time, in Kilju, northern Hamgyong province, the site where North Korea has conducted nuclear tests in the past. Seoul officials revised their earlier estimate of 5.6 magnitude quake. The U.S. Geological Survey called the first quake an explosion with a magnitude 6.3.

The U.S. State Department had no immediate reaction. South Korea's presidential office said it will hold a National Security Council meeting chaired by President Moon Jae-in. South Korea's military said it has strengthened its monitoring and readiness while mulling a variety of possible responses that could be executed in collaboration with the U.S.

Japan confirmed that North Korea conducted a nuclear test, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said. "It is absolutely unacceptable if North Korea did force another nuclear test, and we must protest strongly," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

The USGS and China's earthquake administration detected a second tremor in North Korea minutes after the first, describing it as a cave-in or collapse. South Korea's weather agency, however, said no second quake occurred.

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests last year, the last nearly a year ago, on the Sept. 9 anniversary of the nation's founding. It has since maintained a torrid pace in weapons tests, including its first two intercontinental ballistic missiles test in July. Last month, North Korea fired a potentially nuclear-capable midrange missile over northern Japan.

Earlier Sunday, photos released by the North Korean government showed Kim talking with his lieutenants as he observed a silver, peanut-shaped device that was apparently the purported thermonuclear weapon destined for an ICBM. What appeared to be the nose cone of a missile could also be seen near the alleged bomb in one picture, which could not be independently verified and was taken without outside journalists present. Another photo showed a diagram on the wall behind Kim of a bomb mounted inside a cone.

State media said Kim visited the Nuclear Weapons Institute and inspected a "homemade" H-bomb with "super explosive power" that "is adjustable from tens (of) kiloton to hundreds (of) kiloton."

North Korea's nuclear and missile program has made huge strides since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011. The North followed its two tests of Hwasong-14 ICBMs by threatening in August to launch a salvo of its Hwasong-12 intermediate range missiles toward the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam.

It flew a Hwasong-12 over northern Japan last week, the first such overflight by a missile capable of carrying nukes, in a launch Kim described as a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam, the home of major U.S. military facilities, and more ballistic missile tests targeting the Pacific.

It may be difficult for outside experts to confirm that the nuclear device detonated Sunday was an H-bomb. State media reported that the test left no trace of radioactive material. The U.S. and its allies attempt to detect blast material to gauge North Korea's progress, but Pyongyang has become better at containing it as its nuclear program has evolved.

To back up its claims to nuclear mastery, such tests are vital. The first of its two atomic tests last year involved what Pyongyang claimed was a sophisticated hydrogen bomb; the second it said was its most powerful atomic detonation ever.

It is almost impossible to independently confirm North Korean statements about its highly secret weapons program. South Korean government officials said the estimated explosive yield of last year's first test was much smaller than what even a failed hydrogen bomb detonation would produce. There was speculation that North Korea might have detonated a boosted fission bomb, a weapon considered halfway between an atomic bomb and an H-bomb.

It is clear, however, that each new missile and nuclear test gives the North invaluable information that allows big jumps in capability. A key question is how far North Korea has gotten in efforts to consistently shrink down nuclear warheads so they can fit on long-range missiles.

North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to perfect a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs.

South Korea's main spy agency has previously asserted that it does not think Pyongyang currently has the ability to develop miniaturized nuclear weapons that can be mounted on long-range ballistic missiles. Some experts disagree.

The White House said President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan regarding "ongoing efforts to maximize pressure on North Korea." The statement did not say whether the conversation came before or after the North's latest claim.

A long line of U.S. presidents has failed to check North Korea's persistent pursuit of missiles and nuclear weapons. Six-nation negotiations on dismantling North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for aid fell apart in early 2009.

The North said in its statement Sunday that its H-bomb "is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals."

Kim, according to the statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, claimed that "all components of the H-bomb were homemade ... thus enabling the country to produce powerful nuclear weapons as many as it wants."

In what could be read as a veiled warning of more nuclear tests, Kim underlined the need for scientists to "dynamically conduct the campaign for successfully concluding the final-stage research and development for perfecting the state nuclear force" and "set forth tasks to be fulfilled in the research into nukes."

The two Koreas have shared the world's most heavily fortified border since their war in the early 1950s ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. About 28,500 American troops are deployed in South Korea as deterrence against North Korea.

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Associated Press writers Youkyung Lee, Kim Tong-hyung in Seoul and Mari Yamaguchi in Tokyo contributed to this report.

According to Pyongyang, September 2nd, 2017 (KCNA) -- The Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK gave the following statement in connection with the perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb for ICBM:

Scientists in the nuclear field of the DPRK successfully carried out a test of H-bomb for ICBM in the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK at 12:00 on September 3, true to the Workers' Party of Korea's plan for building a strategic nuclear force.

The H-bomb test was carried out to examine and confirm the accuracy and credibility of the power control technology and internal structural design newly introduced into manufacturing H-bomb to be placed at the payload of the ICBM.

The result of the experimental measurements showed that the power specifications of nuclear warhead including total explosion power and fission to fusion power rate and all other physical specifications reflecting the qualitative level of two-stage thermo-nuclear weapon fully complied with design figures. It was also confirmed that even though the recent test was carried out with the bomb of unprecedentedly big power, there were neither emission through ground surface nor leakage of radioactive materials nor did it have any adverse impact on the surrounding ecological environment.

The test re-confirmed the precision of the compression technology of the first system of the H-bomb and the fission chain reaction start control technology and proved once again that the nuclear material utility rate in the first system and the second system reached the levels reflected in the design.

Symmetrical compression of nuclear charge, its fission detonation and high-temperature nuclear fusion ignition, and the ensuing rapidly boosting fission-fusion reactions, which are key technologies for enhancing the nuclear fusion power of the second-system of the H-bomb, were confirmed to have been realized on a high level. This helped prove that the directional combination structure and multi-layer radiation explosion-proof structural design of the first system and the second system used for the manufacture of the H-bomb were very accurate and the light thermal radiation-resisting materials and neutron-resisting materials were rationally selected.

The test helped draw the conclusion that the Korean-style analytic method and calculation programs for the complicated physical processes occurring in the first and second systems were put on the high level and that the engineering structure of the H-bomb as a nuclear warhead designed on the Juche basis including the structure of the nuclear charge of the second system was creditable.

The test once again confirmed the reliability of the concentration-type nuke detonation control system fully verified through a nuclear warhead detonation test and test-launches of various ballistic rockets.

The perfect success in the test of the H-bomb for ICBM clearly proved that the Juche-based nukes of the DPRK have been put on a highly precise basis, the creditability of the operation of the nuclear warhead is fully guaranteed and the design and production technology of nuclear weapons of the DPRK has been put on a high level to adjust its destructive power in consideration of the targets and purposes. It also marked a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force.

The Central Committee the WPK extended warm congratulations to the scientists and technicians in the nuclear field in the northern nuclear test ground on their successful H-bomb test for ICBM.

DEFENSE UPDATES: WHY US DID NOT SHOOT DOWN THE NORTH KOREAN MISSILE FLYING OVER JAPAN?

Published on Sep 2, 2017

INTRODUCTION:

North Korea carried out one of its most provocative missile tests in recent years on the morning of 27th August, hurling a ballistic missile directly over Japan that prompted the government in Tokyo to warn residents in its path to take cover.

The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido and landed harmlessly in the sea, after a flight of nearly 1,700 miles.

The missile was launched from a site near Pyongyang’s international airport, not the usual launch site in the northeast.

The test appeared to have been of a recently developed intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile. It is the same sort of missile that North Korean threatened to fire on the US territory of Guam.

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe said: “North Korea’s reckless action of launching a missile that passed over Japan is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat,”

The missile test rattled the region increasingly concerned about North Korea’s fast-advancing missile capabilities and its increasingly bold way of demonstrating them.

In this video, Defense Updates looks into 3 definitive reasons WHY US DID NOT SHOOT DOWN THIS MISSILE FLYING OVER JAPAN?

So, lets get started.

SCOPE:

US has stationed classified number of Arleigh Burke class destroyers in the vicinity of Korean Peninsula.

The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System. Currently Japan also has 6 Aegis-equipped destroyers.

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System is a United States DOD (Department of Defense) Missile Defense Agency program developed to provide missile defense against short to intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Aegis BMD is designed to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and prior to reentry.

It enables Arleigh Burke to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles by expanding the Aegis Combat System with the addition of the AN/SPY-1 radar and Standard missile technologies.

Here are 2 points to take note:

1. The interceptor missiles are supposed to fired only when the trajectory of the incoming enemy missile is found be heading towards Japan’s landmass.

In this case, it was clear that the North Korean missile was heading towards sea with no potential of causing any harm.

2. Aegis BMD is effective when the missiles travel within the defended area. The destroyers are obviously currently stationed in positions so that they protect Japan and don’t cover the vast open waters. Positioning the Aegis vessels to counter North Korean missile test is not a good idea, as doing so would mean taking them away from optimal positions to defend actual targets on land.

GUARDING THE SECRET

If US shoot down any North Korean missile which actually has no threat potential, it will give away some of the most crucial information regarding the capabilities of Aegis BMD and the deployment of Aegis enabled vessels.

This will enable North Korea to choose a better trajectory and optimize the other parameters to evade the system when an actual missile strike is initiated.

It must also be noted that Aegis BMD is a threat to China and Russia too and they are also watching the movements in Korean peninsula closely. Both of them are likely to mine as much as data as possible to understand the abilities of the system.

A weapon is most effective if an ambiguity about its capabilities is maintained before the m