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DPRK Leader Kim Jong-un offers hope and threats in New Year speech

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Kim JongUn boasts of nuclear button on his desk in New Year’s speech

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Kim JongUn boasts of nuclear button on his desk in New Year’s speech

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NORTH Korean leader Kim JongUn boasted in an annual New Year’s Day speech that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons - but he also vowed not to attack unless threatened.

Kim promised to focus this year on producing nuclear warheads and missiles for operational deployment, adding that the United States could now "never start a war against me or our country."

But he also struck a conciliatory note, opening the door to dialogue with South Korea and saying he would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympic Games to be held in his southern neighbour in February.

"The United States should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," he said during the nationally televised speech, according to a provisional translation by The Associated Press. "The entire area of the US mainland is within our nuclear strike range."

But Kim also said those weapons would not be used unless his country faced aggression.

"This year, we should focus on mass-producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment," Kim said. "These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened."

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September, and recently launched its most high-tech intercontinental ballistic missile, ignoring international condemnation and steadily tightening sanctions. In typically bellicose language, it declared the latest round of United Nations sanctions imposed last month an "act of war."

But Kim, dressed in a Western-style gray suit and a tie, said it is imperative to lower military tensions on the Korean peninsula and improve ties with the South.

He said the path to dialogue was open and that he would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

"North Korea’s participation in the Winter Games will be a good opportunity to show unity of the people, and we wish the Games will be a success," he said, according to a Reuters translation of the speech. "Officials from the two Koreas may urgently meet to discuss the possibility."

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said North Korea’s participation will ensure the safety of the Winter Games, and he proposed last month that Seoul and Washington postpone annual joint military drills until after the Olympics.

The idea of improving relations between the two Koreas is one that is frequently spoken about but seldom achieved, and Kim’s warmer words could also be seen as an attempt to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington.

"We’ll see," said President Donald Trump on Sunday night when asked about North Korea’s nuclear claims.

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, said Kim’s claims about his country’s nuclear capability underscored that there was no viable "military solution" to denuclearizing North Korea, and sanctions alone would not convince Pyongyang to halt or reverse its nuclear buildup.

"To avoid a nuclear conflict and the full-scale deployment of an operational North Korean strategic deterrent force, U.S. leaders, in concert with South Korea, should redouble efforts to engage North Korea in direct talks and cease any further explicit or implicit threats of military action against the North," he said in an email.

"The upcoming Olympics provide an important opportunity to break the ice and to begin discussions with the North Koreans on mutual steps that reduce the chances of miscalculation and war," he added.

In the speech, Kim also stressed North Korea’s economic achievements and noted the importance of improving the nation’s standard of living, the AP reported.

Pyongyang and Seoul talks more than merely a tactic: 38 North.

According to Arirang News, Cha Sang-mi, dated on Jan 4, 2018 While many question the sincerity of Pyongyang's attempt to engage with Seoul, 38-North pointed out there may be no ulterior motive behind the gesture.

Cha Sang-mi delves deeper into the analysis by the American website dedicated to monitoring the regime.

U.S.-based North Korea monitoring website 38 North said on Wednesday that Pyongyang's attempt to restore South-North dialogue is a lot more than "just a tactic".

The analysis comes after Pyongyang announced on Wednesday its intention to open an inter-Korean communication channel.

Robert Carlin, former chief of the Northeast Asia Division at the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, wrote that Pyongyang's so-called "initiative" to potentially reopen South-North dialogue is about more than just attempting to draw Seoul away from Washington. Carlin gave nine reasons why Pyongyang's move is a serious one.

He first talked about the messenger of the statement, who wasn't just a "spokesman", but the chairman of North Korea's Committee for Peaceful Reunification, which Carlin suggested added weight to the message.

Moreover, that the announcement was delivered "upon authorization" of Kim Jong-un shows that the leader has publicly authorized the statement.

Carlin also pinpoints how Pyongyang addressed South Korean President Moon Jae-in by his full name and proper title, which he added is a clear sign of respect.

Furthermore, casting a positive light on President Moon's instructions, the North demonstrated a willingness to not just respect but deal with him.

Carlin also points out how the statement included Kim's personal response to President Moon.

Kim's personal instructions to "promptly" carry out (quote) "substantial measures with the South Korean authorities out of a sincere stand and honest attitude" is another sign of opening up.

And Kim mentioning the dispatch of a North Korean delegation to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics as the "first meaningful and good step" towards inter-Korean relations suggests there could be more.

Carlin casts light on the overall positive vibe of the announcement, as well as the unusual proposal Kim Jong-un had made in his New Year's address.

According to abc News Australlian, Dated Jan, 1, Kim Jong-un uses New Year's message to claim US 'cannot declare war' on nuclear-armed North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has used his New Year address to claim all of the USA is within range of his country's nuclear missiles.

Key points:

•   Kim Jong-un says North Korea is a peaceful nuclear nation and that the weapons will be used "only if our security is threatened"

•   North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September

•   The comments came after Retired Admiral Mike Mullen said he believed the US has never been closer to a nuclear war with North Korea

 

"The US cannot declare war against us. The entire US territories are within our firing range and the nuclear missile button is right there on my desk," he said in a speech broadcast on state TV.

"We have secured powerful deterrence against the nuclear threat from the US," he added.

The North Korean leader said the US should be aware that his country's nuclear forces were now a reality not a threat, and North Korea achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces.

"This year we should focus on mass producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment," Mr Kim said.

"These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened."

CNN reported Mr Kim said in his address that North Korea was "a responsible nuclear nation that loves peace".

North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September in defiance of international warnings and sanctions, raising fears of a new conflict on the Korean peninsula.

Mr Kim said it was imperative to lower military tensions on the Korean peninsula and improve ties with the South, adding the path to dialogue was open..

BREAKING NEWS - North Korea Tested Its Worst Year Ever
Against Trump's Policy In 2017

 

 

BREAKING NEWS TRUMP 12/31/17: What should the US do with North Korea? Hong Kong vessel found to have traded with North Korean vessel not on UNSC blacklist

 

Arirang News Lee Ji-won

 

reported that South Korea's foreign ministry revealed on December 29th, 2017, Friday that authorities here had detained a Hong Kong vessel last month for violating UN sanctions targeting North Korea.

 

But it has since emerged that the vessel was not listed on the UN Security Council blacklist earlier this week, despite requests by the United States.

The Lighthouse Winmore, the Hong Kong vessel seized in South Korea after it was found to have violated UN sanctions by trading oil with North Korea, was not included on the world body's blacklist, according to sources within the UN on Friday.

 

Last week the U.S. asked the Security Council to blacklist ten vessels, including the Lighthouse Winmore for illicit trade with Pyongyang.

 

But due to China's objection, only four were designated on Thursday, and neither the Lighthouse Winmore, nor North Korea's Sam Jong 2 ( 2), that's traded oil with the Hong Kong vessel were added.

 

Ships that are on the blacklist cannot enter ports of UN member states. While a number of major news outlets reported that the Sam Jong 2 was one of the four North Korean ships blacklisted, it's been reported that Billions Number 18, registered to Palau, was on the list instead.

 

This comes as the Lighthouse Winmore came into South Korea's Yeosu Port on November 24th, where it was detained and inspected by Seoul's customs officials.

The ship is thought to have transferred of some 6-hundred tons of oil to the Sam Jong 2, in international waters a month earlier, on October 19th.

All ship-to-ship transfer of any goods for North Korea has been banned by the UN Security Council since September.

 

Meanwhile, reports of Russian vessels trading oil with North Korean ships in the open seas have emerged

Citing two western European security sources on Friday,.. Reuters said Russian tankers supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in October to November by transferring cargoes at sea.

The sources also reportedly said these ship-to-ship transfers breach UN sanctions and that these Russian vessels are giving "a lifeline" to North Korea.

While Russian state involvement in the activities is not evident, Moscow's Foreign Ministry and the Customs Service both declined to comment on whether Russian ships had supplied fuel to North Korean vessels, when asked earlier in the week.

 

This incident follows on from other reports of Chinese vessels trading oil with North Korean ships in the open seas.

The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that U.S. satellites had spotted 30 such examples in the West Sea since October.

According to Arirang News, Kim Hyun-bin, South Korea has concluded the missile was of an entirely new type, our Kim Hyun-bin has more on how they reached that conclusion.

It's not only the shape -- the missile appears to have two engines rather than one. .

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Thursday that the recent ballistic missile launched by North Korea seems to be a newly developed inter-continental ballistic missile.

 

"After initial analysis we believe the Hwasong-15 is a new type of ICBM."

 

The assessment comes as the North released photos stating that it was a new and more powerful ICBM.

After analyzing the photos the JCS concluded that there is a clear difference between Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15.

"There are clear differences in the appearance of the Hwasong-15's warhead, the connection part between the first and second stages of the missile, and the overall size."

 

Unlike the Hwasong-14 which had one engine, experts say the Hwasong-15 was equipped with two engines.

 

"The picture shows that there are two engine nozzles. Then there are two engines attached."

 

The Hwasong-15 warhead is relatively round while the Hwasong-14 is sharp.

Many experts say the round warhead could mean the regime might be developing a multiple re-entry vehicle, which would make it difficult to intercept.

 

"The multiple re-entry vehicle could mount several warheads and one missile can have the same effect as ten. From North Korea's perspective, it's a very attractive weapon."

 

The expert believes that if North Korea fully develops its miniaturized warhead the Hwasong-15 could mount at least three nuclear bombs.

 

Pyongyang fired two Hwasong-14 missiles for the first time in July.

UN Security Council Further Tightens

Sanctions Against DPRK with the Rule 37 Councils

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The 8151st Meeting of the security Council called order on North Korea in December 22nd 2017. The United Nations Security Council approved more sanctions against North Korea on Friday by a vote of 15-0. The sanctions crack down on shipping and ban 90 percent of oil imports into the country. They also call for North Koreans working abroad to return home within the next two years.  The UN Security Council has adopted  Resolution 2397, a new resolution to sanction North Korea for the latest ICBM launch in November.  It is the 4th resolution for this year for Pyong Yang DPRK.   "Nine times before today we have asked the North Korean regime to choose the path of peace. But Pyongyang has chosen the path of isolation. As we have in the past we will continue to match the Kim regime's choice of aggressive actions with actions of international sanctions."

 

Acording to Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News,The U.S.-led resolution aims to ban nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum product exports to North Korea by capping them at 500-thousand barrels a year.

That builds on the previous resolution in September that set a limit of 2 million barrels.  Crude oil exports to the regime have also been capped at 4 million barrels a year.

The list of banned North Korean exports was extended to include food products, machinery, and electrical equipment, as well as certain stones and minerals.

Also, all North Korean nationals working overseas will have to be repatriated within 24 months.

And 16 individuals were added to the international blacklist, freezing their financial assets and banning them from travel.  "Today we have banned the import of nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum products in North Korea, these products are used by the regime to resource their illegal nuclear and ballistic missile programs. By cutting off the supply, we will restrict their ability to develop and deploy these weapons."

 

The new sanctions resolution is expected to have an even greater impact on the reclusive regime's already struggling economy, by further restricting oil supply and curtailing the regime's remittance earnings from workers abroad..

Resolution 2397 aims to further cut oil supplies to the regime, repatriate North Koreans working abroad and blacklist 16 individuals..

According to UN report dated, Dec. 22nd, 2017:

22 December 2017 – The United Nations Security Council today imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), increasing the depth of measures imposed on the country in the wake of its continued nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, including the ballistic missile launch on 28 November.

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member Council also decided that all UN Member States shall “prohibit” the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK of crude oil, refined petroleum products, and various types of equipment and raw materials.

The restrictions also applied with respect to the Member States’ territories, nationals, flagged vessels, aircraft, pipelines, rail lines, or vehicles and whether or not originating in their territories.

The Security Council also decided that Member States shall repatriate all DPRK nationals earning income in that Member State’s jurisdiction and all DPRK government safety oversight attachés monitoring DPRK workers abroad “immediately but no later than 24 months,” unless the Member State determined that the national’s repatriation is prohibited under applicable national and international law, or if that national is a national of that Member State.

Further, in relation to maritime interdiction of cargo vessels, the Council decided that Member States shall seize, inspect, and impound any vessel in their ports if the Member State has reasonable grounds to believe that the vessel was involved in activities, or the transport of items, prohibited by relevant UN resolutions.

On the political side, the Security Council expressed its “deep concern” at the grave hardship that the people in the DPRK are subjected to and condemns the country for pursuing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles instead of the welfare of its people.

Also in the resolution, the Council affirmed that it shall keep the country’s actions under “continuous review” and that it is determined to take further “significant measures” in the event of a further nuclear test or launch.

UN chief welcomes unity in the Security Council.


 
The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2397 (2017), condemning in the strongest terms the ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 28 November 2017 in violation and flagrant disregard of the Security Council's resolutions on non-proliferation. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Following the adoption of the resolution, Secretary-GeneralAntónioGuterres welcomed the continued unity of the Security Council and noted that it is essential to achieve the goal of denuclearization and create the space for diplomatic initiatives aimed at achieving it in a peaceful manner.

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Guterres supported the Council’s desire for a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation, as well as its urging of further work to reduce tensions.

“The only way forward for a comprehensive peaceful and political solution requires de-escalation and open communication channels, now,” read the statement.

“[The Secretary-General] reaffirms his commitment to working with all parties to this end [and] calls upon all Member States to ensure the full implementation of the relevant resolutions and to redouble efforts to make 2018 a pivotal year for the achievement of sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula,” it added.

 

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Timeline to be updated as necessary:

1976–81 – North Korea commences its missile development program using Scud-B from the Soviet Union and a launchpad from Egypt.

1984 - First Scud-B missile test firing

1988 - Operational deployment of Scud-B and Scud-C missiles.

1990 - First Rodong missile test.

1993 North Korean missile test - (May 29/30, 1993) - Nodong

1998 - North Korea fires off its first ballistic missile, the Unha-1 rocket, also known as the Taepodong-1 missile, from the launch site of Musudan-ri in North Hamgyong Province.

August 29, 2017: On August 29, 2017, at 6 AM local time, North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Northern Japan. The missile's short and low trajectory and its breakup into three pieces is consistent with the failure of a heavy post-boost vehicle.

 

September 15, 2017: North Korea launched a ballistic missile on September 15 from Sunan airfield. It reached a height of 770 km and flew a distance of 3,700 km for 17 minutes over Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific.999 - North Korea agrees to a moratorium on long-range missile tests.

2002 - North Korea pledges to extend moratorium on missile tests beyond 2003.

2004 - North Korea reaffirms moratorium.

2005 - North Korea fires short-range missile into Sea of Japan.

2006 North Korean missile test - (July 5, 2006) - Taepodong-2 failed

2009 - Failed orbit of the Kwangmyongsong-2 satellite aboard an Unha-2 carrier rocket (April 5, 2009)

2009 North Korean missile test (July 4, 2009)

2012 - Failed launch of the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite aboard an Unha-3 carrier rocket (April 13, 2012)

2012 - Successful launch of the Kwangmyongsong-3 Unit 2 satellite aboard a three stage rocket (December 12, 2012)

2013 North Korean missile tests (May 18–20, 2013 - part of 2013 Korean crisis)

2014 North Korean missile tests (March 2014) including Nodong, success

2015- North Korea claims to launch a missile from a submarine (May 2015)

2016 - Successful launch of the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite (Feb. 7, 2016)

2016 - Test of engine designed for an intercontinental ballistic missile (April, 2016)

2016 - North Korea claims to launch a Pukkuksong-1 missile capable of striking the United States (August 2016). The missile is a Submarine-launched ballistic missile.

2016 - Failed North Korean ballistic missile launch (Oct 15, 2016)-

2016 – Failed launch of an intermediate-range missile (October 19, 2016)

2017 – North Korea test-fired a Pukguksong-2 missile over the Sea of Japan. This was the first launch of the new medium-range ballistic missile (February 11, 2017)

2017 – North Korea launches four ballistic missiles from the Tongchang-ri launch site in the northwest. Some flew 620 mi (1,000 km) before falling into the Sea of Japan. (March 6, 2017)

2017 – North Korea test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan (April 4, 2017)

2017 – North Korea test-fired an unidentified land-based missile from the naval base in Sinpo but it exploded almost immediately after the takeoff (April 15, 2017).

2017 - North Korea test-fired an unidentified missile from Pukchang airfield (April 28, 2017). Missile, believed to be a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile, falters and breaks apart minutes after liftoff.

2017 - North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12 missile from a test site in the area of Kusong (May 13, 2017). The missile, later revealed to be an intermediate range ballistic missile, traveled 30 minutes, reached an altitude of more than 2,111.5 km, and flew a horizontal distance of 789 km (489 miles), before falling into the Sea of Japan. Such a missile would have a range of at least 4,000, reaching Guam, to 6,000 km.

2017- North Korea test-fired another Pukguksong-2 medium-range ballistic missile from Pukchang airfield (May 21, 2017), which traveled approximately 300 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan. The missile landed about 217 miles from North Korea's east coast.

2017 - North Korea Fired a Short Range Ballistic Missile into the Sea of Japan (May 29, 2017). It traveled 450 km.

2017 - North Korea fired several missiles into the Sea of Japan (June 8, 2017). They are believed to be anti-ship missiles. The South Korean military said the launches show the reclusive regime's "precise targeting capability."

2017 - North Korea tested a new rocket engine that could possibly be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile (June 23, 2017).

2017 – North Korea tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) named Hwasong-14 on July 4. It launched from the Panghyon Aircraft Factory 8 km southeast of Panghyon Airport. It was aimed straight up at a lofted trajectory and reached more than 2,500 km into space. It landed 37 minutes later, more than 930 km from its launch site, into Japan's exclusive economic zone. Aiming long, the missile would have traveled 7,000-8,000 km or more, reaching Alaska, Hawaii, and maybe Seattle. Its operational range would be farther, bringing a 500 kg payload to targets in most of the contiguous United States 9,700 km away.

2017- The 14th missile test carried out by North Korea in 2017 was another ICBM launched at 23:41 North Korea time (15:41 GMT) from Chagang Province in the north of the country on July 28, 2017. Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and New York appear to be within range. The missile's reentry vehicle (RV) was seen by people in Japan as it entered the atmosphere and landed near the northernmost Japanese island, Hokkaido. Analysis later revealed that the RV broke up on re-entry; further testing would be required. The CIA made an assessment expecting adequate performance of the RV under the different stresses of a shallower trajectory towards the continental US.

2017: North Korea test fires three short range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province on August 26. Two travel approximately 250 kilometers in a northeastern direction and one explodes immediately after launch.

 

President Trump, White House statement released that all options are on the table on Augusts 29th, 2017.


Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

August 29, 2017

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

 

 

On August 29, 2017 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the latest North Korea Ballistic Missile Launch and termed it as violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, “The Secretary-General calls on the Government of the DPRK to fully comply with its international obligations and to work to re-open channels of communication,” the statement said, adding that Mr. Guterres remains in close contact with all parties concerned. as well as the series of launches that took place on 25 August as According to press reports, early Tuesday morning, the North Korea Ballistic Missile travelled some 2,700 kilometers, flying over Japan before crashing into the Pacific Ocean.

On September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a thermonuclear bomb, also known as a hydrogen bomb. Corresponding seismic activity similar to an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 was reported by the USGS making the blast around 10 times more powerful than previous detonations by the country.   Later the bomb yield was estimated to be 250 kilotons, based on further study of the seismic data.  The test was reported to be "a perfect success".

 

November 29th, 2017: North Korea has fired another missile, which is being assessed as an intercontinental ballistic missile by the U.S. and the South Korean military.  The missile reached an altitude of four-and-a-half-thousand kilometers before coming down in Japan's exclusive economic zone, in the waters west of Japan.  The world was surprised that This latest missile flew the longest distance ever, hitting the highest altitude so far now believed to be be able to reach just about anywhere in the U.S.

North Korea fired a long-range ballistic missile November 29th, 2017 at around 3:17 from Pyongsong a city located 30 kilometers north of Pyongyang.     The missile flew 960-kilometers eastward for about 50 minutes and landed in the waters west of Japan.

It reached an altitude of 45-hundred kilometers -- higher than any of the previously launched North Korean missiles.

The North announced roughly an hour and a half ago that the missile it fired today is a newly developed Hwasong-15 class ICBM.

Earlier in the day, the JCS had presumed that the missile is a Hwasong-14 class intercontinental ballistic missile.

The North fired Hwasong-14 missiles twice in July the first one reaching an altitude of 28-hundred kilometers and the second one topping out at 37-hundred kilometers.

Experts say the frequent launches are to enhance missile re-entry technology, a crucial technology for developing an ICBM.  The missile was fired at a lofted angle and experts say it would have a range of over 13-thousand kilometers, meaning it could technically reach anywhere in the United States, including Washington DC and New York.

 

On December 22, 2017. According to this resolution, oil supplies to the DPRK are prohibited, and all countries have decided to expel North Korean labor migrants from the territories of the countries where they work within 24 months.

China has been opposed to secondary sanctions that may be imposed on Chinese firms that do business with North Korea.

UN, DECEMBER 15, 2017:

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres /
DPR Korea - Security Council


U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, REX TILLERSON

DPRK IS REQUIRED TO DENUCLEARIZATION AND HAS TO BE ACHIEVED. 
AND THE CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION IS OPEN TO DPRK.

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Breaking News: N.Korea Prepare To Launch Satellite Under The Watch Of F-35S & Sanctions

According to Arirang News Kwon Jang-ho dated November 10th, 2017, The South Korean government has announced a new set of unilateral sanctions on North Korea effective December 10th,2017. DPRK the regime test-fired its most powerful ballistic missile two weeks ago.

However, with the list of firms and individuals taken from the existing U.S. sanctions blacklist, Seoul has admitted the move is more symbolic than practical.

Seoul's foreign ministry released a statement on Sunday announcing that a new set of unilateral sanctions on North Korea had been reached.

The new measures identify a list of 20 North Korean firms and twelve individuals which has been involved in illicit trade activities that helped fund North Korea's missile program.

The firms mostly consist of North Korean banks and shipping companies, while the individuals are mostly banking officials based overseas in such counties as China, Vietnam and the UAE, as well as one intelligence agent.

This measures come just a month after the previous round of sanctions which blacklisted 18 individuals as well. But as with both instances, Seoul confirmed that the newly added firms and individuals were taken from existing U.S. sanctions, with no *new targets identified.

They are also largely seen as symbolic, as South Korea has long since cut off all trade and financial ties with the regime.

An official from the Presidential office has admitted that the new sanctions "may not have any practical effect", but that "it will serve to send a symbolic message of Seoul's efforts to stop North Korea's weapons development."

The official added that "it's part of an effort to keep pace with the rest of the international community." Seoul's foreign ministry also said the measures highlighted the strength of the South Korea-U.S. alliance.

Sunday's announcement signals the Moon Jae-in administration's determination to continue its pledge of sanctions and pressure on the regime, especially with the President's trip to China on Wednesday, where he is expected to call on Beijing for further help to rein in North Korea.

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DPRK is already blocking what the world would like to see as Denuclearization for DPRK.

Asking for talk with U.S without denuclearization is already danger to the world. Not keeping UN sanctions. USA is already offered DPRK’s Denuclearization and talk which is already DPRK denied so many times and already fired most dangerous Hwasong 15 which is the baggiest detonations accrued. Detonation and earthquake is already arisen with the Ring of fire and volcanoes got more made situation around the world.

AS U.S. , South Korea, Japan, China, even further UN requested Denuclearization with the highest sanctions in the history but, yet still planning to have nuclear and warhead is not the way of dialog without resolutions. PEACE KEEPING IS ABSOLUTE AROUND THE WORLD.

WHITHOUT ANY PATROL, DRILL TO PROTECTING IS NOT MAKING WAR, PROTECTING FROM DANGER SITUATION AND DRILLING ANNUALLY HAS BEEN WHAT KEPT SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN SAFE EVEN KEPT FROM DANGER DUE TO BLOCKING DANGEROUS ARMS CONTROLS.

YET, DPRK HAS BEEN MORE STRONGER WARHEAD AND NUCLEAR POWER, WHICH TELLS NO-ONE HAS BEEN STRONGER ENOUGH CONTROLING THIS DANGER FOR SMALL LITTLE COUNTRY LIKE DPRK, YET MADE MORE DANGER AND DANGER SITUATION FOR AROUND THE WORLD. DRAMATIC DANGER SITUATION WAS NOT FAKEBUT BECOME REALITY.

IS WORLD WAITING TO FINISH DPRK H-BUMB AND LET THEM POSSES NUCLEAR POWER? THINK WHO IS THE FIRST STARTER AND WHO KNOWS HOW TO CONTROL FROM DANGER WITH EXPERIENCE. REGARDLESS U.S.A HAS ENOUGH POWER TO DISTROY NUCLEAR FACILITY FROM DPRK BUT NEVER ATTACKED WITHOUT ANY WARNING.

BUT, DPRK FIRED ICBM MANY TIMES TO THE EAST SEA WITHOUT ANY WARNING TO THE WORLD WITHOUT KEEPING ANY INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND RULES AND EVEN FIRED TO THE SPACE TO UNKNOWN AREA AND MADE MORE DANGER TO THE SPACE WHICH COULD SHUTDOWN THE SATTLE LITES AROUND THE WORLD AND THAT CAN BE DARK SIDE OFHISTORY WHICH SOME PLACE HAS ALREADY STARTED EMP, CIBER ATTACK AND DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT.

JAPAN, HAWAII, AND SOUTH KOREA HAVE BEEN MADE EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS SO MANY TIME DUE TO DPRK’S ATTACK ICBM WIHTOUT ANY WARNING, AND CAUSING MORE DETONATION, MUDSLIDE, EARTHQUAKE, AND ERRUP VOLCANOES WHY THESE THINGS HAPPENING? WHY DISTROYING EARTH AND SHAKING WITH NUCLEAR. THE VOLCANOES ERRUPED MORE THAN EVER AND RING OF FIRE IS BECOMING BIGGER AND BIGGER. AFTER SO MANY YEARS DPRK NUCLEARIZATION MUST STOP AND DENUCLEARIZATION IS THE MOST WANTED ONCE AND FOR ALLWHICH IS WHAT THE WORLD CONTESTING AND IS ABSOLUTE. EARTH IS TIRE AND THE OCEAN IS IN DANGER NOW.

CHINA HAS BEEN GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO TRY MANY TIMES BUT DIDN’T WORK U.S.A HAVE BEEN RELIED CHINA’S CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOG EVEN FROM AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING U.K. FOR DPRK AND CHINA HAVE BEEN SHOWN THEIR RESPECT WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS. BUT, DPRK MORE AMPHASIZING DENUCLEARIZATION IS NOT ANSWERS TO THEM.

A researcher at the country's Peking University, said: “China cannot sit and wait until the site implodes.

“Our instruments can detect nuclear fallout when it arrives, but it will be too late by then.

“There will be public panic and anger at the government for not taking action.”

LanXiaoqing, a researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics Associate, said: “The fallout can spread to an entire hemisphere.”

All of North Korea's nuclear tests have been conducted at the Punggye-ri test site - which is built into Mount Mantap.

While the exact locations of the nuclear tests themselves remain a mystery, seismologists believe they can pinpoint it to a 100-metre area.

While a test site could be operated safely at such a location, unsophisticated engineers are believed to have increased the risk of disaster with crude drilling techniques.

Punggye-ri was also the site of North Korea’s sixth-ever nuclear test on September 3, which caused a huge earthquake and sparked a series of smaller tremors and landslides ever since.

Foreign experts and human rights activists had warned this month of the danger of despot Kim Jong-un’s crumbling facilities.

On Monday South Korea warned another nuclear test at the site could lead to a total collapse of the mountain facility, causing a deadly leak of radioactive materials.

And today it was revealed today that around 100 people were killed when an unfinished tunnel collapsed at North Korea’s Punggye-ri facility.

Another group of around 100 people subsequently died while attempting to rescue the entombed workers.

The disaster was revealed by Japan’s TV Asahi today, although they could not clarify when the accident and subsequent doomed rescue attempts took place.

DPRK DID NOT CARE U.N. SANCTIONS, AND CHINA’S CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOG, YET, RUSSIA IS TRYING TO MAKE CONSTRUCTIVE WORK WHOUTHT DPRK DENUCLEARIZATION COMMENTMENT THAT CAN BE MORE DANGER SITUATION EVEN IF KEEPING SECURE DIALOG WITH DPRK. IF DPRK IS ALREADY SAYING DENUCLEARIZATION IS NOT POSSIBLE, WHAT IS USE OF DIALOG WITH THEM? IF RUSSIA RECEIVING DPRK DENUCLEARIZATION COMMENTMENT AND MAKING CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOG WITH DPRK, THAT SHOULD BE TRUE CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOG AND IT CAN BE STARTED BETWEEN U.S AND NORTH KOREA. THAT IS WHAT THE WORLD SEES IT.

 

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North Korea Ballistic Missile Launch after 10 weeks NO ICBM Threat

According to Arirang News, Dated November 29th, 2017, KST, North Korea has fired another missile, which is being assessed as an intercontinental ballistic missile by the U.S. and the South Korean military.

The missile reached an altitude of four-and-a-half-thousand kilometers before coming down in Japan's exclusive economic zone, in the waters west of Japan.

What's alarming is that this latest missile flew the longest distance ever, hitting the highest altitude so far now believed to be able to reach just about anywhere in the U.S.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff have confirmed that North Korea fired a long-range ballistic missile this morning at around 3:17 from Pyongsong a city located 30 kilometers north of Pyongyang.

The missile flew 960-kilometers eastward for about 50 minutes and landed in the waters west of Japan.

It reached an altitude of 45-hundred kilometers -- higher than any of the previously launched North Korean missiles.

The North announced roughly an hour and a half ago that the missile it fired today is a newly developed Hwasong-15 class ICBM. North Korean Statement on new ICBM Hwasong-15

Earlier in the day, the JCS had presumed that the missile is a Hwasong-14 class intercontinental ballistic missile

The North fired Hwasong-14 missiles twice in July the first one reaching an altitude of 28-hundred kilometers and the second one topping out at 37-hundred kilometers.

Experts say the frequent launches are to enhance missile re-entry technology, a crucial technology for developing an ICBM.

The missile was fired at a lofted angle and experts say it would have a range of over 13-thousand kilometers, meaning it could technically reach anywhere in the United States, including Washington DC and New York.

The JCS says the recent launch could be seen as a protest against the recent economic sanctions on the regime as well as Washington reinstating it as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Many experts also add the regime may seek to develop ICBMs that could reach the continental U.S., to have them as a bargaining chip when negotiating with the U.S.

Arirang News Jung-hee reports that The Joint Chiefs of Staff say South Korean and U.S. military detected the missile at about 3:18 this morning a minute after it was fired.

South Korean forces launched precision strike missiles near the Northern Limit Line in the East Sea just six minutes after the North Korean launch was detected.

The JCS says it involved the Army's missile unit, the Navy's Aegis destroyer and the Air Force's KF-16 fighter jet each firing at a simulated target the distance of which is based on the distance to the location where the North launched its missile.

Arirang News, Daeun reported that "The South Korean military is keeping close tabs on North Korea's military activities, our military could destroy the origin of the provocation and nuclear facilities with precision on any given day from the ground, sea or air.

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According to PBS dated November 28, 2017.

On Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed that after a two-month lull, North Korea fired another intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan. It flew about 620 miles and landed in the Sea of Japan.

While visiting Tokyo in November, President Donald Trump pledged that the U.S. would support Japan’s defense against North Korean missiles. Mr. Trump said that with U.S. technology, Japan could “easily shoot them out of the sky.”

While Trump has expressed confidence in the current system’s capabilities, the threat from North Korea has the U.S. reassessing missile defense and has prompted moves in Congress to boost funding. But does the current system really work? We got perspectives from two experts.

What is the U.S. missile defense program?

The $40 billion program is made up of four basic systems designed to protect U.S. bases, its allies and the United States itself, and “they all are about the North Korea threat,” said Thomas Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The four systems are:

Patriot air and missile defense system deployed by the United States, South Korea and Japan. It is the shortest-range system and is meant to defend small groups of troops.

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is in Guam and South Korea. THAAD is a land-based, mobile system designed to defend against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, deployed by the United States, Japan and South Korea, is designed to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and before re-entry. For Japan and the U.S., it includes ship-based missiles, and covers a wider area than the THAAD program.

Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, is a global network of radar and sensors, along with surface-to-air missiles designed to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles from the enemy. There are 44 interceptors in silos in the ground — 40 at Fort Greely in Alaska and four at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California — and they are designed to protect all 50 states.

Does the U.S. missile defense system work?

Karako says yes. “The system has demonstrated a lot of capability. … You’ve seen the Patriot being put to good use on a weekly and monthly basis in the ongoing Yemen missile war.” Patriot missiles, operated by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf region, have intercepted more than 100 ballistic missiles since 2015, according to U.S. contractor Raytheon.

THAAD, in its current configuration, has had success in each of its 15 tests, Karako said. “That’s about as good as you can get.” The ground-based system, or GMD, has tested successfully fewer times — in 10 of 18 intercept tests — but those included earlier tests with configurations that no longer exist, he said, and the Missile Defense Agency deconstructs every failure to fix the problems.

“It’s not effective, not only because the success rate has been so poor in flight-intercept tests, but because those tests are scripted for success.” — Philip Coyle

But Philip Coyle, a senior science fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, gives the program an “F.” The failure rate of missile tests is more like 60 percent since 2002, he said. “It’s not effective, not only because the success rate has been so poor in flight-intercept tests, but because those tests are scripted for success.”

Coyle said the Pentagon doesn’t want to see its tests fail, which would make the system look bad. “I would hate to think what the success rate would be if they weren’t scripted for success,” he said.

“The Missile Defense Agency does everything they can to make the geometry of the test as realistic as possible within the limitations of range safety and other things,” Karako said. “We can’t fire the targets out of North Korea, so we fire from the middle of the Pacific from a testing range.”

The national missile defense strategy is supposed to defend the United States against attacks from a rogue nation like North Korea or Iran, or an unauthorized or accidental launch from Russia or China, said Coyle. “It is not expected to defend against an attack from Russia or China – they have way too many missiles for that – it would overwhelm the system.”

“It provides a very important capability for the defense of the homeland and therefore, for the overall deterrence and defense posture of the United States.” — Thomas Karako

The U.S. also would have trouble dealing with North Korea launching decoys, such as balloons or radar-deflecting devises, which in space would look similar to missiles, Coyle said.

“No weapon system is perfect,” said Karako. “But it provides a very important capability for the defense of the homeland and therefore, for the overall deterrence and defense posture of the United States.”

What’s on the horizon?

In May, the Pentagon announced the start of a Ballistic Missile Defense Review, which is expected to result in a report describing the Trump administration’s plans for missile defense.

Meanwhile, the House and Senate this month passed a $692 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018. The House and Senate appropriations committees still need to approve the actual spending.

The bill contains nearly $3 billion more than Trump’s budget proposal for the Missile Defense Agency, and authorized up to 28 additional ground-based interceptors. In addition, it would require the Missile Defense Agency to develop a space-based sensor layer for ballistic missile defense, according to a summary of the bill.

The two experts also had different views on whether a space-based anti-ballistic missile system would work.

“It would not only be horrendously expensive but loaded with all sorts of technical problems,” Coyle said. The system is supposed to be able to blow up the enemy’s missiles before they had a chance to travel into space, but satellites carrying the interceptors would

have to be at such a low altitude that they would fall out of orbit, he said. And hundreds of satellites would be needed to guarantee constant coverage as they orbited over rogue countries, he added.

Karako, however, said a space-based senor layer would eliminate some of the gaps that the current ground- or sea-based system would miss. “Each of the last five presidential administrations has had a space-based sensor layer as a critical element of our long-range national missile defense effort on paper” though none has chosen to deploy it to date, he said. With North Korea acting as it is, “now’s the time to do it.” Meanwhile Terrifying new satellite images have sparked fears that North Korea could be on the verge of strikes from a nuclear submarine. The images, taken from above North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard, have prompted suggestions that the weapon is preparing to go to sea. Camouflage netting has been removed and supplies and equipment next to the vessel suggest it could be set to launch.

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According to Military Notes Dated November 22nd, 2017: Accreported that November 13, 2017 - Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of a North Korean soldier daring escape through the DMZ at the JSA site.

The KPA defector uses a military vehicle to cross the 72-hour Bridge.

Unfortunately, the defector gets the vehicle stuck along the row of JSA buildings.

The KPA initial response is to chase after.

The defector makes a run south across the MDL as KPA soldiers engage him with direct fire.

A KPA soldier briefly crosses the MDL before returning back to the north side of the JSA.

U.S., South Korean troops recognized for rescuing North Korean defector

According to Washingtonpost, and yahoo news, Reporter, Caitlin Dewey dated November 23

Three American and three South Korean soldiers were recognized by senior military leaders Thursday for their roles in rescuing a North Korean defector who was shot multiple times while fleeing the country last week.

Video footage of the defector’s daring escape — which shows him running across the border that divides the two countries while being pursued by North Korean soldiers — captured global attention when it was released Wednesday by the U.S. military command in South Korea.

The man made it to the South Korean side of the border before he collapsed from his wounds and was dragged to safety by U.S. and South Korean personnel.

“You were all in the range of North Korean fire,” Gen. Kim Byeong-joo, deputy commander of the U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command, told the troops during a ceremony at Camp Bonifas. “It was a precarious situation . . . [and] a showcase of great leadership.”

[Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom]

Video taken Nov. 13 shows a North Korean defector running from a jeep at the Joint Security Area of the Korean demilitarized zone. (United Nations Command )

The dramatic scene, which unfolded shortly before 4 p.m. on Nov. 13, occurred as tension among the three countries has soared in recent months. In striking video footage of the escape, the defector can be seen driving a jeep through the demilitarized zone, the strip of heavily protected land that has long separated the two nations. After his vehicle became stuck in a ditch, the man jumped out and fled south on foot as four North Korean soldiers gave chase and opened fire on him.

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Hit at least five times, he collapsed on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area, the only place where North and South Korean soldiers directly face each other. Two soldiers from the joint command then crawled out to the man, while others in the unit monitored the situation.

In his remarks, Kim lauded the unit’s officers for taking the lead during the rescue instead of sending in their subordinates. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who oversees U.S. Forces Korea and the Combined Forces Command, also credited the soldiers for de-escalating an incident that “threatened the 64-year-old armistice.”

U.S. Army Commendation Medals were awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Noh Yeong Soo, Sgt. 1st Class Song Seoung Hyeon, Sgt. Robert Hartfield, Maj. Jeffery Schmidt, Lt. Col. Kwon Young Hwan and Lt. Col. Matthew Farmer, according to U.S. Forces Korea.

“You made a difference,” Brooks said as he presented the medals.

The ceremony came just as new details about the North Korean defector began to emerge. On Thursday, the Reuters news agency reported that the man has said he is 24 and that his family name is Oh. He remains in serious condition at Ajou University Hospital, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds as well as tuberculosis, hepatitis B and intestinal worms.

The event came as the soldiers at Camp Bonifas — a military post just south of the DMZ — prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving. The medal ceremony took place in a hall festooned with holiday banners and decorated with ornamental gourds and other autumnal trimmings.

“Happy Thanksgiving,” Kim said, his only remarks in English. “And thank you for your service in Korea.”.

Th JSA security battalion’s rescues the defector just prior to his medical evacuation for treatment. You can see more detail of this as you click the icons in below and where their foots are staying and continuation of DPRK shooting while a defector is doing the maximum running away from North Korea to South Korea. South Korea and Joint effort U.S. and South Korea rescued with healicupter and now he was in the.

Last September 12, 2017 Arirang News, CNN, Fox News, MoxNews, and Korea's southeastern region last night. The five-point-eight magnitude quake,... the strongest-ever recorded in Korea,... hit just outside the southeastern city of Gyeongju at 8:35 p.m., Korea time. Fortunately no one was killed,... but six people were injured as buildings shuddered from side to side. No serious damage to infrastructure was reported but scores of buildings were moderately damaged by the tremor. Nuclear reactors in the area were not seriously affected, but some reactors were taken offline as a precautionary measure late last night and remain offline. A few KTX bullet trains halted operations and Korea's popular mobile messenger KakaoTalk went offline shortly after the quake, but they are both running as normal now. The earthquake came about 50 minutes after an initial quake with a five-point-one magnitude hit the epicenter, some ten kilometers south of Gyeongju. Government authorities have heightened the country's emergency level to level two, which is the second highest, and ordered affiliated organizations to remain alert and follow the earthquake manual. USGS shows that earthquake magnitude was 5.4 in Pohang area in November 15, at 02:29:32 PM.

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RARE POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE STRIKES SOUTH KOREA IN REGION HOME TO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

BY SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO ON 11/15/17 AT 7:38 AM

South Korea experienced the second most powerful earthquake in its history on Wednesday afternoon.

The Korea Meteorological Administration initially recorded a 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurring at 14:29 p.m. local time (12:29 a.m. Eastern time) on the southeastern coast of the country, near Pohang, a city 230 miles away from Seoul.

The earthquake’s magnitude was later revised to 5.4 but was felt across the country, including in the capital, as South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The weather agency said aftershocks are to be expected in the next few months, but it excluded the possibility of a tsunami.

No fatalities have been reported yet. Seven people sustained minor injuries and 42 calls were made to the fire departments, according to TheKorea Times, while the emergency hotline received more than 7,000 calls nationwide as people reported their homes were shaking and wondered if it was indeed an earthquake. The quake caused visible damaged to buildings, roads and cars parked in the streets.

A damaged vehicle and debris caused by a recent earthquake are seen in Pohang, South Korea, on November 15.

YONHAP/VIA REUTERS

The region is home to nuclear power plants, but the plant operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power said in statements posted on its Facebook page that no damage or disruption to the operations at the reactors was recorded.

South Korea is relatively less seismic, but earthquake frequency has increased in the past two decades. The country’s most powerful quake occurred last year near the city of Gyeongju, just 20 miles south of Pohang, recording a 5.8 magnitude. By comparison, North Korea’s most recent and powerful nuclear test to date caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

Last year’s earthquake alerted seismologists to the possibility that the increased frequency may be related to the seismic activity in Japan, following the massive 9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country in 2011.

"The latest earthquake seems to be linked to the massive quake that struck Japan in March 2011," Chi Heon-cheol, a researcher at the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) said in 2016, quoted in The Korea Herald, explaining that the South Korean earthquake was caused by a strike-slip fault.

Chi has since been arrested in the U.S. and sentenced to 14 months in prison for laundering more than $1 million in bribes from two seismological companies, the Los Angeles Times reported in October.

The disgraced seismologist, however, correctly predicted last year that more earthquakes would follow. "Although there can be earthquakes under 5.5 magnitude down the road, the overall geological structure in and around South Korea is not conducive to a major earthquake,” he said.

Another seismologist said the Pohang area may be subject to even more powerful earthquakes in the future.

"We need to prepare for the possibility of a quake of 7 magnitude or higher, and bolster efforts to have more quake-resistant buildings and facilities around us," Hong Tae-kyung, earth science professor at Yonsei University, told Yonhap, calling more for more research into unknown active fault lines in the region.

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South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism
#WORLD NEWS NOVEMBER 20, 2017 / 6:46 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

According to Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions on North Korea, which is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions.

“I welcome and support (the designation) as it raises the pressure on North Korea,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.

South Korea said it expected the listing to contribute to peaceful denuclearisation, the foreign ministry said in a text message.

North Korea has vowed never to give up its nuclear weapons program, which it defends as a necessary defense against U.S. plans to invade. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean war, denies any such plans.

In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China had noted the reports on the U.S. decision.

“Currently, the situation on the Korean peninsula is complicated and sensitive,” Lu told a daily news briefing.

“We still hope all relevant parties can do more to alleviate the situation and do more that is conducive to all relevant parties returning to the correct path of negotiation, dialogue and consultation to resolve the peninsula nuclear issue.”

The move will further weigh on the “precarious situation” on the peninsula, China’s official Xinhua news agency said in an English-language editorial.

“The prospect of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula has been pushed farther away by one after another irresponsible action or blaring rhetoric,” it said.

This year’s rapid escalation of tension was largely down to a “game of chicken” between Washington and Pyongyang, it added.

Trump’s re-listing of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism comes a week after he returned from a 12-day trip to Asia in which containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions was a centerpiece of his discussions.

“In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also backed Trump’s decision.

“Kim Jong Un runs a global criminal operation from North Korea peddling arms, peddling drugs, engaged in cyber-crime and of course threatening the stability of region with his nuclear weapons,” Turnbull told reporters in Sydney, referring to the North Korean leader.

Trump, who has often criticized his predecessors’ policies toward North Korea as being too soft, said the designation should have been made “a long time ago”.

North Korea was put on the U.S. terrorism sponsor list for the 1987 bombing of a Korean Air flight that killed all 115 people aboard. But the administration of former President George W. Bush, a Republican, removed it in 2008 in exchange for progress in denuclearisation talks.

Experts say the designation will be largely symbolic as North Korea is already heavily sanctioned by the United States.

On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special security adviser, Moon Chung-in, told reporters any such designation would be “more symbolic than substance”.

The United States has designated only three other countries - Iran, Sudan and Syria - as state sponsors of terrorism.

North Korea has said it plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. It has fired two missiles over Japan and on Sept. 3 conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test. Many other countries are supporting U.S. Lists N.Korea As State Sponsor Of Terrorist besides, Japan and South Korea.

 

Developing Weapon Could Disable Nuclear Missiles. This pressure has been mounting on US officials to answer the threat of nuclear weapons as Kim Jong Un pushes to develop missiles that could hit the United States. A possible effective countermeasure called the Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or champ, is in a military lab in New Mexico. spokesman for the Air Force Research Lab at Kirtland Air Force Base, James Fisher, said it's a high-powered microwave weapon that can be delivered on an air-launched cruise missile. Fisher says the cruise missile with a CHAMP system would fly into enemy airspace at low altitude. The enemy's electronic command-and-control systems would be jammed as CHAMP sends out strong pulses of electromagnetic energy. Analysts say the cruise missile it's deployed on could be splashed down at sea.Developing Weapon Could Disable Nuclear Missiles view via Wochit News.

According to Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, on November 20th, 2017:

White House press briefing on November 20, 2017. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Sec. Rex Tillerson.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reported that United State again designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. President Trump said on of the primary goals of his recent Asia trip was to purse the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This designation will impose increased sanctions and penalties on North Korea that will continue to progress toward that goal additionally, reminder that North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. President Trump position is this North Korean regime must be lawful which must be ended. It is unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development and cease all support for international terrorism.

Secretary State, Rax Tillerson stated that President did make the designation earlier today announced it in the cabinet meeting which is the latest step which hold North Korea accountable for actions that they’ve taken over last several months and the last years, as some people may already know that North Kroea was designated as a state sponsor of terrorism back in 1988 which they have been designated before that designation and was lifted in 2008 as part of an effort to negotiate with North Korea an end to their nuclear program that obviously failed because we can see where we are today but, result of action they’ve taken including assassination of outside of their country using banned chemical weapons these are all very serious actions on their part that put the public at risk as well so that along with the number of other actions that they’ve taken resulted in their designation now again as a state sponsor of terrorism.

We already have many of these actions in place through the current sanctions it may though disrupt display some third parties from undertaking certain activities with North Korea as it does impose a prohibition on a number of other activities that might not be covered by existing sanctions but I think importantly this is just continuing to point out North Korea’s illicit and unlawful behaviors internationally and we thought it is necessary to re-impose the decent nation for that reason.

According to Arirang News, Yu Joon-hee, Dated November 15, 2017 China plans to send a special envoy to North Korea this week to talk about the Communist Party's recent Congress.

As the visit follows a series of meetings among world leaders, some experts believe the main focus will be Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea on Friday and is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

That's according to both Beijing-based Xinhua News Agency and North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday.

The envoy, Song Tao, is currently head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's department for international affairs who proceded by Wang Jiarui It's the first time since October last year that Beijing's high-level official will visit Pyongyang.

"The head of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party is a very senior, high-level official. Also, Song Tao is pro-Pyongyang. Sending him means that China wants to recover its party-to-party interactions with North Korea. In contrast to how their interactions until now have mostly been carried out via low-level channels."

Song was born Suqian, Jiangsu province, in April 1955. During the Cultural Revolution, when Song was a teenager, he performed manual labour as a sent-down youth in Sha County, Fujian. He worked in the province for his whole life. He attended Fujian Normal University. Beginning in 1978, he worked at the Fujian Forestry Institute. He was later transferred to the Light Industry Institute of Fujian. He also worked in Luoyuan County, the Light Textiles Industry Company of Fujian, Fujian International Trust Company. From September 1988 to August 1991, he attended Monash University in Australia. In 2001, he was named as an assistant to the Chinese ambassador to India. He then became ambassador to Guyana, a department chief in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the ambassador to the Philippines.[1]

In August 2008, he joined the party committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the head of discipline inspection of the ministry, in charge of supervision and anti-corruption activities. In September 2011, he was named vice minister of foreign affairs. In November 2013, he was named deputy head of the Foreign Affairs Office, the execution arm of the Foreign Affairs Leading Group. In September 2014, he was elevated to executive deputy chief of the office, with the rank equivalent of a minister.

In October 2015, Song accompanied Politburo Standing Committee member Liu Yunshan on a high-profile trip to North Korea. In November 2015, he replaced Wang Jiarui as head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China. Wang had been at the helm of the department for over a decade.

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.

Healthy Young Man Otto Warmbier came back U.S. Homeland on

June 13, 2017 with Extensive Brain Damaged and Coma which was Brutal Regime of NK's Murder.

June, 19, 2017: President Trump was saddend about Otto Warmbier and passed on word during Roundtable with the American Technology Council Meeting. He stated that "I just anted to pass on word -- Otto Warmbier has just passed away. He spent a year and a half in North Korea. A lot of bad things happened. But at least we got him home to be with his parents, where they were so happy to see him, even though he was in very tough condition. But he just passed away a little while ago. It’s a brutal regime, and we’ll be able to handle it."

Some medical records from North Korea were sent back with Warmbier, revealing he had been in this state since April 2016, one month after his conviction. Fred Warmbier expressed anger at the North Koreans for his son's condition, saying, "There is no excuse for any civilized nation to have kept his condition secret, and denied him top-notch medical care for so long."

Warmbier died on June 19, 2017 at the hospital.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un photographed on 29 March 2013 in front of a large map labelled “U.S. Mainland Strike Plan,” with missile trajectories plotted from North Korea to four American state targets: Hawaii (Pacific), San Diego (California), Washington D.C., and Austin (Texas). The question is, are these intended EMP target points (high altitude nuclear bursts)

North Korea has tested nuclear weapons (0.48 kiloton on 9 Oct 2006, 2.35 kilotons on 25 May 2009, and 7.7 kilotons on 12 Feb 2013) and missiles, most recently placing a satellite in orbit on 12 Dec 2012 using a 3-stage rocket. This indicates that North Korea could deliver nuclear warheads exceeding 7 kilotons yield to detonate 75 km over several major American cities, producing E1 (prompt gamma ray) EMP damage that could cripple the USA.

Sources: http://glasstone.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/north-korean-strike-plan-for-mainland.html

Wikipedia,

http://www.empcommission.org/

Meanwhile, The EMP Commission was established pursuant to title XIV of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106-398; 114 Stat. 1654A-345). Duties of the EMP Commission include assessing:

1. The nature and magnitude of potential high-altitude EMP threats to the United States from all potentially hostile states or non-state actors that have or could acquire nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles enabling them to perform a high-altitude EMP attack against the United States within the next 15 years;

2. The vulnerability of United States military and especially civilian systems to an EMP attack, giving special attention to vulnerability of the civilian infrastructure as a matter of emergency preparedness;

3. The capability of the United States to repair and recover from damage inflicted on United States military and civilian systems by an EMP attack; and

4. The feasibility and cost of hardening select military and civilian systems against EMP attack.

The Commission is charged with identifying any steps it believes should be taken by the United States to better protect its military and civilian systems from EMP attack.

Multiple reports and briefings associated with this effort have been produced by the EMP Commission including an Executive Report (PDF, 578KB) and a Critical National Infrastructures Report (PDF, 7MB) describing findings and recommendations.

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."

Mattis Ahead of President Trump's ROK Visit: Any Attempt on U.S., Allies, 'Will be defeated'

MATTIS Visit and Motivates US FORCES Near North Korea Border

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

According to Defense news,

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

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity

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

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

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

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

Serious North Korean Threat

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

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

U.S. Supports South Korean Ally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Korea and Japan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

October 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 29, 2017

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

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

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

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

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

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

In response, Seoul and Washington increased their military readiness.

According to Arirang News Kim Hyesung,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

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

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

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

Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP)

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

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

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

Published on Sep 30, 2017

INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

Lets get started.

STEALTH

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

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

U.S has 100 of these.

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

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

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

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

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

OUTDATED AIR DEFENCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBSOLETE AIRFORCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sources: References: Arirang News,President Trump News,Military updates, Wall Street Journal, Military News, CBS, Fox, Go News, Department of Defense,CNN Youtupe Mania, BBC, Al JaZeera, KCNS, Rodong sinnmoon, Fox News, TV. Pentagon, United ;Nation(UN), Yahoo, Google, youtube, wikipedia and search
catch4all.com, Sandra Englund, October 7, Rev. October 8, 2017

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

Remarks by President Trump Before Meeting with Senior Military Leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sources: References: Arirang News,President Trump News,Military updates, Military News, CBS, Fox, Go News, Department of Defense,CNN Youtupe Mania, BBC, Al JaZeera, KCNS, Rodong sinnmoon, Fox News, TV. Pentagon, United ;Nation(UN), Yahoo, Google, youtube, wikipedia and search
catch4all.com, Sandra Englund, October 5, Rev. October 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

regional allies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statement of Chairman of State Affairs Commission of DPRK

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

The full text of the statement reads:

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

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

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

A frightened dog barks louder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is not a rhetorical expression loved by Trump.

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

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

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

(2017.09.22).


On Friday,

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


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

and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Trilateral Meeting

Lotte New York Palace Hotel

New York, New York

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

12:15 P.M. EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you.

Prime Minister Abe.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Why not?

END 12:27 P.M. EDT

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

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

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

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

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

According to The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

United Nations

New York, New York

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 19, 2017

10:04 A.M. EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:46 A.M. EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORTH KOREA'S DEADLOCK - TIME FOR MILITARY OPTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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