North Korea has the capability to build uranium-based nuclear bombs, South Korea’s defense chief said Wednesday, according to local media reports.
“We assess that North Korea came to the level where nuclear weapons can be built with uranium,” defense minister Kim Kwan-jin told lawmakers during the interpellation session at the headquarters of the National Assembly.
North Korea appears to be getting closer to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead as far as the west coast of the United States, two weapons experts said Tuesday.
They described missiles displayed in Pyongyang earlier this year as “scary good.”
The US-Korea Institute at Johns [...]
The United States and Japan moved Thursday to modernize and expand their defence alliance to counter new challenges, including a nuclear-armed North Korea and potential aggression from China over disputed territory.
In the first update to the defence partnership in 16 years, the allies agreed to position a second early-warning radar in Japan within [...]
It sounds like a doomsday scenario drawn up by strategists at the height of the Cold War.
Chinese armies move south into the Korean peninsula and collide with American and South Korean forces moving north. The resulting clashes spark war between nuclear-armed superpowers.
A new report says such a confrontation is [...]
In March 1990, North Korea’s premier visited Damascus, and the two states signed a secret deal for military and technological cooperation that centered on the supply of Scud C missiles and launchers to Syria. In early February 1991, the first consignment of some 30 missiles was shipped to the Syrian port of Latakia. The NSA, [...]
NORTH Korea may be on the brink of causing a nuclear disaster ? not with its weapons but by rebooting a reactor which is in a “nightmarish state”.
Russia warned of a potential “man-made catastrophe” if North Korea restarts an ageing plutonium reactor to boost its stockpile of nuclear weapons, after US [...]
Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has restarted a research reactor capable of producing plutonium for weapons at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said on Wednesday.
U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from August [...]
Not only have North Koreans reportedly been killed in Syria due to Syrian–North Korean joint proliferation, but Syrians also have died in North Korea. In April 2004, according to a report in the World Tribune, “a dozen Syrian technicians” were killed in an explosion at the train station in Ryongchon, near the Chinese [...]
We’ve known about North Korea’s practice of selling state-manufactured, high quality meth in foreign countries, typically China, for at least two years, but now it seems the drug is sweeping the country. A new report in North Korea Review, highlighted today by the Wall Street Journal, is titled “A New Face of North Korean [...]
Recent satellite imagery of the Yongbyon nuclear complex in North Korea indicates that it has apparently expanded a building in the fuel fabrication complex that houses a gas centrifuge plant for uranium enrichment. The area is now covered by an extended roof that is roughly twice the size of the previous one (figures 1, [...]