By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko SEOUL/TOKYO: North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war. South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to have been […]Read More
It is a performance where few are laughing. The DPRK has demonstrated again why it remains by far the most theatrically foolish yet prescient of powers. Held hostage by the plump boyish leader, Kim Jung-un the nuclear program of that benighted state has been doing more than just stuttering along. It seems to be positively […]Read More Nuclear theatre: the North Korean show
Two US B-1 bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and solidarity with its ally after North Korea’s nuclear test last week, while a US envoy called for a swift and strong response to Pyongyang from the United Nations. Speaking in the South Korean capital on Tuesday, Sung Kim, the […]Read More U.S. bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after nuclear test
by Matthew Pennington Pariah state North Korea could soon be capable of targeting America with nuclear weapons. Economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation have failed to halt its progress. What can Washington do to stop the authoritarian government from building up a nuclear arsenal that threatens the United States and its allies in Asia? Donald Trump […]Read More Why North Korea’s nuclear weapons program matters?
French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of “economic warfare” after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the submarine’s combat capabilities, raising concerns over another major contract with Australia. The leak contains […]Read More France’s DCNS says India submarine data leak may be “economic warfare
By James Pearson SEOUL – China maintains its opposition to India joining a group of nations seeking to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons by controlling access to sensitive technology, said the head of the arms control department in China’s Foreign Ministry.The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) met this week in Seoul, but China said it […]Read More China rejects bending rules for India to join nuclear club
PYONGYANG – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is infringed by others with nuclear arms, and was willing to normalise ties with states that had been hostile towards it, state media said on Sunday. Isolated North Korea has made similar statements in the past, […]Read More North Korean leader Kim says will not use nuclear arms unless threatened