Mattis Ahead of President Trump's ROK Visit: Any Attempt on U.S., Allies, 'Will be defeated'
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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.
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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
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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
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.
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).
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?.
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.
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
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-
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 White House
September 19, 2017
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.
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.
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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,
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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;
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.
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.
The UN Security Council has passed a new sanctions resolution on North Korea to punish the regime for its latest and most powerful nuclear test to date.
According to Arirang News, Yu Joonhee, On Monday, the UN Security Council adopted a new sanctions resolution on North Korea, earning the unanimous support, from all 15 members of the governing body.
"Today the Security Council has acted in a different way We are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing. We are now acting to stop it from having the cability to continue doing the wrong thing."
However, Washington may feel like it could have done more, with the new resolution leaving out, more far-reaching sanctions outlined in the original draft submitted by the U.S.
The U.S.-led proposal, now adopted by the council, had been watered down significantly in what appears to be a compromise solution with Beijing and Moscow in mind.
Most notably, the U.S. dropped its demand for a full oil embargo and a proposal to freeze the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, members of his family, and other senior regime officials.
However, the latest UN measures bolster existing sanctions on the regime already considered the toughest ever imposed.
While the resolution failed to implement a complete ban on oil shipments to North Korea, it limits the delivery of refined crude products to 500,000 barrels for three months from October 1, and two million barrels from the whole of next year.
In North Korea, its state-run media issued a statement on Monday, prior to the UN vote that it would inflict quote-"the greatest pain and suffering" on the U.S. if sanctions targeting the regime are passed.
According to UN, 11 September 2017 – Noting signs suggesting that a nuclear plant in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could be operating, the head of the United Nations atomic agency called on the country’s leadership to comply fully with its obligations under Security Council resolutions.
“There were indications at the Yongbyon Experimental Nuclear Power Plant suggesting that the reactor was being operated, [and] at the Yongbyon Nuclear Fuel Rod Fabrication Plant, there were indications consistent with the use of the reported centrifuge enrichment facility,” said Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at the agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna.
“The continuation and further development of the nuclear programme of the DPRK are a cause for grave concern.”
Noting that the IAEA continues to closely follow developments in the country’s nuclear programme, the Director General said that the UN agency is enhancing its efforts to monitor and verify nuclear-related developments, including through ensuring the availability of appropriate verification technologies and equipment.
Turning to other areas, Mr. Amano said that the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action are being implemented and that the IAEA continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by the country under its Safeguards Agreement.
“We will continue to implement the Additional Protocol in Iran, including carrying out complementary accesses to sites and other locations, as we do in other countries with additional protocols,” he noted.
On the implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Safeguards Agreement in Syria, the IAEA Director General said that the agency’s assessment remains that it was “very likely” that the building destroyed at the Dair Alzour site in 2007 was a nuclear reactor that should have been declared as such by Syria under its Safeguards Agreement.
“I renew my call on Syria to cooperate fully with [IAEA] in connection with unresolved issues related to the Dair Alzour site and other locations,” he urged.
Also in his statement, Mr. Amano spoke of the agency’s technical cooperation programme, including its work to contain the outbreak of the fruit fly pest in the Dominican Republic and efforts to conserve ground water and protect it from pollution in the Sahel region, as well as its work on nuclear applications, and on nuclear safety and security.
Citing increasing demand for assistance under the technical cooperation programme, the IAEA Director General also urged all countries to contribute funds, and welcomed support through extrabudgetary contributions, including government cost sharing.
September 11th, 2017
World Wants DPRK Denuclearization
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.
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.
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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 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
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:
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
September 4, 2017
North Korea may be preparing another missile launch.
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.
3 September 2017
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the nuclear test conducted by
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.
3 September 2017
UN Secretary-General condemns
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.
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.
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.
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Published on Sep 2, 2017