Contents tagged with North Korea

  • U.S. THAAD anti-missile system begins its operation in South Korea

    The U.S. military has completed the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system, which triggered protests from Russia, China and North Korea when it was delivered to South Korea. The missile system is there to intercept missiles from North Korea, reports the BBC.

    The capabilities of THAAD missile launchers and equipment to intercept North Korean missiles are limited at the moment, a Pentagon official told the news agency Agence France-Presse.

    According to him, it will take several months to …

  • North Korea threatens to destroy US nuclear submarine carrying Tomahawk missiles

    North Korea has threatened to destroy the US Navy’s nuclear submarine “Michigan”, which stopped in the South Korean Busan port earlier last week, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports, with reference to a message from the North Korean propaganda portal Uriminzokkiri.

    “The moment the Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to the miserable fate of becoming an underwater ghost, incapable of coming to the surface,” the authors of the message promise.

    According to them, “the …

  • 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 …