Rather than firing a bomb directly at an American city, the dictatorship could detonate a bomb high in the atmosphere,
Clinton says there should be stricter processes in place given there is 'such potential for miscalculation.'
Kim Jong Un rarely seems to speak – and always seems to wear the same outfit. Whether it’s due to the language barrier or the fact that most of Kim’s words are overlapped with a translator, it’s difficult to find examples of him speaking. Although footage of Kim speaking is rare, it’s not non-existent.
North Korea is known for having strict entry and exit conditions. Tourists are often only allowed to go to a few carefully selected areas during visits to the highly secretive state. Chu says on his website: “This series shows the abject poverty of rural North Korea, snapped along the railway from Russia to Pyongyang and Pyongyang to Dandong, compared to the capital cityscape.
The U.S. has flown bomber jets over the Korean peninsula in an aggressive show of force against North Korea. The joint military exercise with South Korea saw two American B-1B combat bombers and two South Korean F-15K fighter jets carry out air-to-ground missiles drills off the Korean coast. The drill comes as tensions between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump reach crisis point, with war between the countries a ‘real possibility‘, according to a leading defence think tank.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the central committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea‘s missiles will be able to reach the UK after the country carries out ‘modernisation’, according to Interfax news agency. Officials in the secretive regime told Russian lawmaker Anton Morozov that they currently possess a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000km.
A statement released by the Korean Central News Agency claims a US spy was paid to bump off the North Korean dictator using a deadly nerve agent.
Donald Trump has continued his war of words with North Korea, tweeting that “only one thing will work” when it comes to dealing with the regime. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid…” he wrote, adding: “…hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured at a farm in North Korea. The North Korean regime could launch its nuclear weapons as a last-ditch act of war if the leaders saw that they were about to be defeated in a conflict, a former U.S. defence secretary has warned. William J. Perry, who was defence secretary under Bill Clinton, writes in Politico Magazine that if a ‘conventional war’ were to break out between North and South Korea, the North would certainly lose.
Fiery rhetoric and name-calling between President Trump and North Korea has motivated its leader, Kim Jong Un, to further develop and launch a nuclear weapon. The North Korean foreign minister said Pyongyang might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Experts say it’s a threat to be taken seriously, given North Korea’s six underground nuclear tests and a series of successful missile launches. So just how powerful and dangerous is a hydrogen bomb?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a weapon in North Korea. War with North Korea could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and is now ‘a real possibility’, according to the UK’s leading defence think tank. The latest report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) found that the likelihood of war has increased markedly, thanks to the rapid nuclear advances achieved by Kim Jong-un’s regime, coupled with the Trump administration’s position that ‘classical deterrence theory’ is no longer working.
A top North Korean diplomat has accused Donald Trump of declaring war against the rogue nation. Foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said that Mr Trump’s statement gives North Korea “every right” under the UN Charter to take counter-measures, including the right to shoot down American bombers, even before they have entered the airspace of North Korea.
Donald Trump takes to twitter again to attack North Korea leadership, this time going after foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, who called the US leader mentally deranged
Hee Yeon Lim described how the North Korean leader ordered executions of anyone who dared to cross him and alleged that he picks teenage girls to become his sex slaves.
North Korea has advanced its long-range missile programme and tensions are growing between Pyongyang and the UN. Although the state has been developing nuclear weapons for years now, the latest is a new cause for concern.
North Korea is preparing to launch a ballistic missile, possibly an ICBM, South Korean military sources said. Seoul‘s defence ministry also measured North Korea’s nuclear test at 50 kilotons, Yonhap news agency reported. The detonation on Sunday was the strongest ever from the North, which claimed the test was of a hydrogen bomb.
Vladimir Putin has warned that North Asia is “on the brink of a large-scale conflict” and – in an apparent rebuke to Donald Trump – suggested that dialogue is the only way forward. In an article sent to the media, President Putin said: “Russia believes that the policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile programme is misguided and futile. “The region’s problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions.
North Korea may not have gone through with their threat to attack Guam but it is reportedly still prepping its soldiers for war. According to Daily NK, authorities in North Korea has been emphasising a “combat readiness” posture for “total war” with the United States. A source told the publication: “The military officers are instructing their soldiers, exhausted after training, to eat corn in the fields because war is imminent.