North Korea conducted a missile test over the weekend in another attempt to show defiance to the world’s sanctions.
A short-range guided missile was fired into the water off the eastern coast Sunday and three short-range missiles were fired in a test on Saturday. South Korea called the acts “provocations” but noted that no North Korea troops were moving toward the border. (more…)
In a joint news conference with South Korea’s leader, U.S. President Barack Obama said that North Korea’s days of receiving concessions from the world by making threats is over.
“The days when North Korea could create a crisis and elicit concessions, those days are over,” President Obama said. ”President Park and myself very much share the view that we are going to maintain a strong deterrent, we’re not going to reward provocative behavior but we remain open to the prospect of North Korea taking a peaceful path.” (more…)
South Korean investigators have released a report showing that the massive cyber-attacks on television stations and banks was the work of North Korea.
Investigators said they discovered pieces of the code that were an identical match to code in malware previously connected to North Korean spies. In addition to the malware, 22 of the IP addresses were identified as being used by North Korea in previous attacks. (more…)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed serious concern that the problem on the Korean peninsula could become “uncontrollable” as North Korea has warned foreigners to leave South Korea.
“The situation on the Korean peninsula is heading for a thermo-nuclear war,” a statement attributed to North Korea’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee read. “In the event of war, we don’t want foreigners living in South Korea to get hurt.” (more…)
This war of words in North Korea could conceivably turn into the new war of the worlds, but it is unlikely that Pyongyang will put their nuclear weapons out there where their mouth is . . . OPEN!
North Korea said they will restart their old nuclear reactor, drawing criticism from the international community, including their major benefactor and diplomatic friend, who is China.
They may reopen their nuclear reactor, but they have closed the border to a joint factory zone shared with South Korea on Wednesday, creating even a bigger problem for themselves. North Korea may lose $2 billion dollars in trade which would be a huge loss for a disadvantaged rogue state with a large army, nuclear ambitions and a starving population. China’s Foreign Ministry said they have become increasingly worried about events spinning out of control on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea has declared a “state of war” with South Korea in their latest round of rhetoric.
Few are taking the declaration seriously as North Korea has been threatening South Korea in some form since a nuclear test in February. Technically the war between the nations has never ended because the armistice in 1953 was never turned into a peace treaty. (more…)
Broadcasters and banks in South Korea were virtually shut down on Wednesday due to a massive computer attack.
Government officials said the same “malicious code” was behind the attacks. Two banks and three television stations all had their computer networks shut down at the same time Wednesday afternoon. (more…)
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