Contents tagged with North Korea

  • Stoltenberg: NATO will not take part in any possible conflict between the US and North Korea

    According to the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, any involvement by the North Atlantic Alliance in a possible conflict between the United States and North Korea is excluded.

    "Last week I spent four hours in the White House, and I can assure you that there was no debate about NATO's role in relation to North Korea," Stoltenberg noted in an interview with Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

    At the same time, the NATO Secretary General accused the leadership of the DPRK of destabilizing the …

  • Russia has placed its Air Defense into high readiness state following North Korea’s ballistic missile test

    Air Defense systems in the Far East region have been placed into a state of heightened readiness, stated Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Russian Federation Council Victor Ozerov, RIA Novosti reports.

    "Russia is following very closely what is happening in North Korea ..." We are monitoring the airspace in the area of responsibility of Russian Air Force," the senator said.

    According to him, Moscow is aware that the country was not the target of North Korea's missile …

  • Russia: U.S. decision to deploy anti-missile defense system in South Korea is destabilizing

    Russia calls on the United States and South Korea to reconsider the advisability of deploying a missile defense system in the region. This was stated by Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennadiy Gatilov, RIA Novosti reported.According to Gatilov, this step is destabilizing.

    "An additional destabilizing factor in the region is the decision taken last year by Washington and Seoul - in the wake of the vicious logic of creating a global missile defense system - the decision to deploy …

  • China mobilizes 100,000 troops to the North Korean border

    China has deployed an additional military force of 100,000 troops to the North Korean border. Growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led Chinese armed forces to raise their level of readiness, reported the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, citing sources in China.

    According to Yomiuri, such enhanced precautions have been in effect since mid-April.

    A US Navy strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is currently active near the Korean Peninsula. The US ship is conducting exercises together with …

  • US began delivery of THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea

    Equipment for THAAD anti-ballistic missile system has been delivered to the deployment site in south-eastern part of South Korea, reports Yonhap news agency.

    According to the agency, six trucks with radar and other equipment arrived at a Golf Club in the city of Songdo.  The delivery reportedly angered local residents that led to a clash with the police.

    The South Korean Ministry of Defense later confirmed the delivery of the equipment.

    THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti- …

  • Another US citizen detained in North Korea

    On April 21st, North Korea detained another US citizen. An American of Korean descent was taken into custody at Pyongyang airport while trying to leave the country, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday, April 23rd, citing unnamed sources.

    According to the information in the report, the detainee, who is just under 60 years old, is a former lecturer at the University of Science and Technology in the Chinese prefecture of Yanbian. He went to North Korea to assist with …

  • US and Japanese Navy conduct exercises off coast of Korean Peninsula

    Not far from the shores of the Korean Peninsula, American and Japanese sailors are working together in military operations. The US Navy aircraft carrier strike group and Japanese Navy ships are conducting exercises, according to a report in the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.

    The purpose of the exercises is to exert pressure on North Korea in light of the country’s continuing ballistic missile tests. The maneuvers involve two Japanese destroyers – Ashigara  and Samidare – and will last …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: the movement of armor and personnel to the North Korean border is due to routine military exercises

    The spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, stated that all movement of military equipment in the Eastern Military District is planned and related to combat training, reported RIA Novosti.

    "All movements of equipment and troops are being conducted in accordance with the combat training plan. An inspection of the district’s troops during the winter training period will last from April 3 to 29. As part of this inspection the military units have been placed on high alert …

  • North Korea expressed readiness for war with the U.S.

    The attaché of the North Korean Embassy in Russia for defense issues, Kim Yong Jing, said that Pyongyang is ready to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war if the U.S. unleashes hostilities against North Korea.

    "Today the U.S. is engaged in fomenting a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula. Should the U.S. commit a reckless provocation, the Korean armed forces will respond to the provocation and will be responding with an all-out war to an all-out war and a nuclear strike to a nuclear war, …

  • Media: North Korea created new 'special tactical' troops

    In addition to land, naval, air and strategic forces, the DPRK has created a new type of armed forces that they have named “special tactical troops,” reported the Yonhap agency.

    An analysis of North Korean newspaper reports about the military parade in Pyongyang on April 15 showed that a new term has appeared in the DPRK that it alleges has never existed before. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote that columns of “naval, air-force and anti-aircraft, strategic and special tactical troops of the …