North Korean nuclear crisis

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  1. Apollyon

    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

    North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

    Published: February 11, 2013

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    Re: North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

    Indeed world today feel proud and safe due to pakistan acts:laugh::laugh::laugh:


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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Now India should know where to conduct next nuclear tests......
     
  5. rock127

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    Re: North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

    So here we have another TERRORIST NATION and FULLY SUPPORTED by China.

    Pakis decided to get nukes even if they have to eat grass. But North Koreans decided to get ahead of Pakis and get nukes even if they have to eat their own kids.

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indo-pacific-east-asia/47009-north-koreans-cooking-eating-their-children.html

    Now US has one more headache since North Koreans would threaten to use Nukes if US didnt give it food supplies for free.
     
  6. K Factor

    K Factor A Concerned Indian Senior Member

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    Isn't it obvious? Pakistan has been the largest proliferator of nuclear technology, starting from Libya, Syria to North Korea. But of course, US would ignore this because they still need to get supplies to troops in A-stan through.
     
  7. SajeevJino

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    Thousands of N. Koreans celebrate nuclear test, more tests planned


    "It's all ready. A fourth and fifth nuclear test and a rocket launch could be conducted soon, possibly this year," the source with direct access to the top levels of government in both Beijing and Pyongyang told Reuters. He added that the fourth nuclear test would have an equivalent of 10 kilotons of TNT, making it much larger than the previous test – the third since 2006.


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    North Korea has reportedly told its primary ally China that it could stage one, possibly two more nuclear tests this year. The report follows a massive, 100,000-strong rally in Pyongyang to celebrate a recent nuclear test.

    The tests, which could be accompanied by another rocket launch, are intended to push the United States into nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

    Troops and civilians alike flooded into Pyongyang’s Kim Il-sung central square on Thursday to celebrate the country’s latest launch, Korean News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.

    High-ranking government officials spoke at the rally, extolling praise for Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un for the "brilliant fruition of the extraordinary decision,” KCNA wrote, adding that “it serves as a striking demonstration of the might of a scientific and technological power and a military power capable of manufacturing any strike.”

    Pyongyang’s third nuclear test drew immediate condemnation from the UN, which introduced a new set of sanctions against the rogue nation in January.

    Fueling fears over North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions, US experts reported on Thursday that Pyongyang was upgrading one of its two rocket launch sites. Analysts from the US-Korea Institute at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Baltimore said “important progress” had been made at the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground since last October.

    The Institute revealed that based on satellite imagery, the modifications would allow North Korea to test rockets “perhaps three to four times the size of the Unha [launched in December 2012] when construction is completed, possibly in 2016.”

    "That activity may be related to another round of modifications intended to support future launches of the Unha rocket or possibly another liquid-fuelled missile," the Institute wrote on its website.

    The report also hinted that North Korea may be receiving aid from Iran, as the Korean site resembles the Semnan Launch Complex in Iran

    Thousands of N. Koreans celebrate nuclear test, more tests planned (PHOTOS) — RT




     
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    North Korea threatens South with final destruction | Reuters
    Pathetic response from Europeans.
     
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    Re: North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

    Spy agencies scrounge for details on North Korean nuclear test

    Certain excerpts.
     
  11. Virendra

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    Re: North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

    How are the Ruler's relations with the Army in NK?
    There are media reports that living conditions inside the country have gone downhill. I don't think we should put hopes in negotiations any more.
    Either China or the International community have to box this NK government and dismantle the nuke program.
    The communication gap between NK and the world has only added to the trust deficit.
    To the contrary GOI delegates in 98 were running across the world to communicate and explain the Indian side of the story.

    Regards,
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    North Korea warns US to cancel South Korea drills

    N. Korea denounces upcoming military exercises in S. Korea in message to U.S. commander


    North Korea said Saturday it sent a message to the top American military commander in South Korea, warning that upcoming joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. would amount to "igniting a war" on the divided Korean Peninsula.


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    Pak Rim-su, the North Korean military's representative at the truce village of Panmunjom, sent the telephone message to Gen. James Thurman, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, saying the peninsula is facing "a grave situation where a war may break out any moment," according to the North's official Korean Central News Agency.

    "If your side ignites a war of aggression by staging the reckless joint military exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle again under the cover of 'defensive and annual ones' at this dangerous time, from that moment your fate will be hung by a thread with every hour," said the message in English.

    "You had better bear in mind that those igniting a war are destined to meet a miserable destruction while a great victory is in store for the guardians of justice," it said, according to the KCNA.

    Pak also accused "the U.S. and its allied forces" of attempting to "isolate and stifle" the North, "taking issue with its just satellite launch and underground nuclear test for protecting its sovereignty," according to the KCNA.

    Pyongyang conducted a long-range rocket launch in December and its third nuclear test earlier this month in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, sparking widespread international condemnations.

    North Korea has issued such harsh rhetoric ahead of military exercises in South Korea, denouncing them as a rehearsal for an invasion of the communist nation. Seoul and Washington have repeatedly said the drills are purely defensive in nature.

    South Korea and the U.S. plan to hold two sets of military drills next month.

    The Key Resolve drills, set for March 11-25, are largely computer-simulated maneuvers aimed at improving combat capabilities to deter threats from the North. The exercises will also involve about 10,000 South Korean and 3,500 American troops to test various scenarios.

    Foal Eagle exercises, planned for March 1 to April 30, are a field tactical training that will mobilize about 200,000 Korean and 10,000 American troops, mostly from overseas, and include a set of land, sea and air maneuvers.

    (LEAD) N. Korea denounces upcoming military exercises in S. Korea in message to U.S. commander | YONHAP NEWS


     
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    Re: North Korea warns US to cancel South Korea drills

    Has there ever been a regime as insane over so may years as the communists of North Korea?

    China must be so proud of its little client.
     
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    I believe that NK has full backing of China behind all these drama... All should unite against this rouge country...
     
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    The only way the clown stays in power is by starving and terrorizing the people of DPRK. God should strike him dead.
     
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    How fake it looks to the outside world !! still these animals want to hold on to power all at the expense of common people... the common people are starving in NK.
     
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    What's interesting about N. Korea is that their population is around 25 Million people and half of them are in the military as reserves.

    The rest are women and children. :p
     
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    There is not much China can do short of an invasion. So far China is unwilling to do that.
     
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    North Korea warns US commander of 'miserable destruction' over military drills


    North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.


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    Pak Rim Su, chief of North Korea's military delegation to the truce village of Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone, sent the warning Saturday morning to Gen. James Thurman, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said, in a rare direct message to the U.S. commander.

    South Korea and the U.S. regularly conduct joint drills such as the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises slated to take place next month.

    North Korea calls the drills proof of U.S. hostility, and accuses Washington of practicing for an invasion.

    "You had better bear in mind that those igniting a war are destined to meet a miserable destruction," KCNA quoted Pak as saying in his message to Thurman. He called the drills "reckless."

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meanwhile, has been making a round of visits to military units guiding troops in drills and exercises since the nuclear test, KCNA said.

    The threat comes as the U.S. and other nations discuss how to punish North Korea for conducting an underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions banning Pyongyang from nuclear and missile activity.

    North Korea has characterized the nuclear test, its third since 2006, as a defensive act against U.S. aggression.

    Pyongyang accuses Washington of "hostility" for leading the charge to punish North Korea for a December rocket launch that the U.S. considers a covert missile test.

    The U.S. and North Korea fought on opposite sides of the three-year Korean War, which ended in a truce in 1953, not a peace treaty, and left the Korean Peninsula divided by a heavily fortified border monitored by the U.S.-led U.N. Command.

    Washington also stations 28,500 American troops in South Korea to protect its ally against North Korean aggression.

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    N. Korea warns U.S. is within range of strategic rockets, nukes


    North Korea warned Wednesday that the United States is now within the range of its strategic rockets and atomic weapons, and stressed it is now a country that can protect itself from foreign aggression.


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    An article carried by Uriminzokkiri, North Korea's propaganda Web site :hihi:, said that the U.S. should not think it is safe because it is on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

    The report, monitored in Seoul, said that if Washington persists in trying to suffocate North Korea with hostile policies, the North Korean military and its people will erase the country from the face of the earth.

    The online media outlet did not elaborate on what constituted hostile measures, but Pyongyang has been claiming that any move to tighten sanctions will be viewed as an act of war. The United States along with South Korea and Japan are moving to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn the communist country's Feb. 12 nuclear test and penalize it for defying the wishes of the international community. The country already received flak for launching the Unha-3 rocket in December, which many experts speculated had the capability to send a warhead to the United States.

    Before the latest nuclear test, which Seoul thinks resulted in a 6-7 kiloton yield, the isolationist country detonated two smaller yield fission devices in 2006 and 2009. A kiloton is equivalent to 1,000 tons of conventional explosives.

    Uriminzokkiri also said that the United States, instead of learning from its defeat in the Korean War (1950-53), has stepped up efforts to invade the North. It said that Washington and its followers should realize the capability of the North to deal a decisive blow to its enemies and refrain from further provocations.

    The latest report comes as Pyongyang has been claiming for some time that it has the means to strike back at the United States. The country changed its constitution last year to announce it was a nuclear power, although the international community has yet to acknowledge the status officially. North Korea has been consistently asked to abide by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and rules set by the International Atomic Energy Agency.


    N. Korea warns U.S. is within range of strategic rockets, nukes | YONHAP NEWS
     

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