In April, North Korea unveiled a mocked-up video of an entire U.S. city being wiped out by a nuclear attack during a concert celebrating the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung.
Professor Park Jong Cheol of Gyeongsang National University told Daily NK that, "China agreed to every UNSC resolution adopted after North Korea's fourth and fifth nuclear tests". His reason for taking on this project is to be able to deter and repel any attacks from other countries.
Any efforts to achieve nuclear capability by an adversary of the United States is a matter of grave concern. On July 3, North Korea announced it successfully conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile test. US military officials are assessing all the facts, but it appears Pyongyang is significantly closer to developing a missile that could reach the continental United States.
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U.S. nuclear envoy Joseph Yun, who met his South Korean counterpart Kim Hong Kyun and Japan's Kenji Kanasugi on the sidelines, vowed stern action in response to the ICBM test but maintained the door for dialogue remains open under the right circumstances.
The North Korean leader had ordered North Korean factories to "make sure the packaging was the same" for products for export and for domestic consumption, RFA's source said. The missile was lofted during the test, but fired on a normal trajectory, it could have a maximum range between 7,500 and 9,500 kilometers. "But if they can put a dozen or so effective decoys on each missile - that might be enough to maintain a credible deterrent". That is our country!
North Korea warned Friday that United States forces stationed in South Korea are within striking range even if a key unit has moved to a new base located south of Seoul. That is not comforting!
North Korea announced on Wednesday that it plans to open a travel agency in Hunchun City, with Chinese managers and Korean tour guides. Yet, the Trump Administration's unready to constructively engage. The possession of an atomic bomb by terrorists is the stuff that has become a staple offering in many current movie thrillers. So it is likely that North Korea is using a blunt-body re-entry vehicle, like the United States did in its preliminary ICBMs.
The secretive nation has hailed the launch as a key development in its ultimate aim of reaching the continental U.S. with a nuclear warhead fitted on top. I believe it will be stopped, but I am not sure if China is willing to reign in Kim Jong Un. The US could negotiate on the extent of sanctions to gain the support of China and Russian Federation, but as UNSC sanctions to date have failed to prevent additional nuclear tests, the US is unlikely to settle for an ineffective resolution.
On Monday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) accused Trump of failing to use the summit to rally global support for his efforts to pressure China to rein in the North. With a flight time of 37 minutes, the longest to date for North Korean missiles, the missile covered a distance of 935 kilometers and soared to a maximum altitude of 2,800 kilometers.