North Korea Launches Rocket

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  1. Pintu

    Pintu New Member

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    Thanks for a nice update Dare devil, please continue the same.
    There is some points also :

    1. I think Former Pak Army Chief Gen. Jehangir Keramat also admitted Pak used N Korean missile technology( Simply No Dong - 1 named as Ghouri 1 and No Dong -2 as Ghouri -2). I may be wrong in that.

    2. The USA also from his part turned blind eye in this active proliferation while at the same time pressured India at that time to sign CTBT, and also condemning India each time a Prithvi Missile test fired. This stand created this situation.

    3. In future , I see this attitude of Barak Obama continues, Taepodong - 2 can be seen in Pakistani inventory in a new name, that will also be against of the US interests.
     
  2. Pintu

    Pintu New Member

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    Voice of America reports that Japan renewed Sanction against North Korea for launching of the rocket by Pyongyang.

    The link and the report from Voice of America follows:

    http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-10-voa4.cfm


    Japan Renews Sanctions on North Korea
    By VOA News
    10 April 2009


    Japan has renewed sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's controversial rocket launch last Sunday.

    The sanctions were expanded Friday to tighten oversight on funds transferred to North Korea, as well as restrictions on imports and exports.

    his video grab released on April 7, 2009 by North Korean Television shows a three-stage white rocket, bearing the word
    his video grab released on April 7, 2009 by North Korean Television shows a three-stage white rocket, bearing the word "Chosun" (Korea), soaring away from the launch site into the sky on April 5, 2009 from an undisclosed location in North Korea.
    The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Japan, held a half-hour meeting late Thursday to discuss North Korea's rocket launch.

    U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and Japanese Ambassador Yukio Takasu told reporters the meeting was productive, but did not elaborate. The Japanese ambassador said consultations will continue.

    Earlier in the day, the entire Security Council met in closed session to discuss a response to the launch. North Korea says the launch carried a satellite into space, while South Korea, Japan and the United States say it was a disguised test of a long-range missile designed to carry a weapon.

    Japanese diplomat Shintaro Ito visited U.N. headquarters Thursday for meetings on the issue. He said Japan is seeking the swift adoption of a resolution condemning the launch. The United States and Britain back such a move, while China and Russia are pushing for a more muted response.

    Earlier Thursday, North Korean state television showed footage of Kim Jong Il attending a new parliamentary session, his first major public appearance since a reported illness in August.

    North Korea's state-run news agency says lawmakers reappointed Kim as the leader of the communist country.

    The television footage showed the 67-year-old leader walking into the assembly to a standing ovation and applause. He then raised both hands to return the welcome. He was wearing his trademark khaki jumpsuit.



    Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters
     
  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Missile defense is not fool proof. Besides, nukes in the hand of rogue countries doesnt require missiles. They can send dirty bombs into their enemy territory.
    More and more countries who feel they will be threatened by other big powers, or neighbors with nukes will opt for acquiring nukes. Even Venezuela has made some plans for the same.
     
  4. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Sir, fusion bombs are already there. Besides rogue countries dont need such a big bang to create panic in the civilized world. Even a dirty bomb is enough.
    What matters is the rogue elements having WMDs.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Is it running? I dont think so. It has millions dying of starvation. It takes food aid from the very country it threatens.
     
  6. Pintu

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    According to BBC , NKorea stated that they will boycott nuclear talk.

    The link and the report from BBC follows:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7997481.stm



    N Korea to boycott nuclear talks
    A file photo from February 2008 of a US inspector studying disabled nuclear equipment at Yongbyon plant in North Korea
    Pyongyang said it would reactivate disabled nuclear facilities

    North Korea has said it will boycott talks over its nuclear programme in protest at UN criticism of its recent rocket launch, says state media.

    Pyongyang said the talks over ending its weapons programme were "useless".

    North Korea also said it would restart nuclear facilities it had begun to dismantle under an international deal.

    The move comes hours after the UN Security Council unanimously condemned the launch, which critics say may have been a test for a long-range missile.

    North Korea says the rocket was launching a satellite.

    The statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry said it "resolutely condemns" the UN move, which it said infringed on sovereignty and "severely debases" North Koreans.

    "There is no need for the six-party talks any more. We will never again take part in such talks and will not be bound by any agreement reached at the talks," it said.

    The ministry said North Korea would "strengthen its nuclear deterrent for its defence by all means".

    Setbacks

    In a statement on Monday, the 15-member council unanimously condemned the long-range rocket launch on 5 April and said it would tighten sanctions against Pyongyang in its wake.

    The council also ordered the UN Sanctions Committee to begin enforcing both financial sanctions and an existing arms embargo against North Korea.

    There had been hope that the unified statement could pave the way for a return to the talks.

    North Korea had previously threatened that any criticism of the rocket launch would cause it to walk away from the negotiating table.

    The BBC's John Sudworth in Seoul says the Foreign Ministry's statement is very strong, but there have been various setbacks over the six years that the talks have been taking place.

    There will be many in the diplomatic community who believe there is still room for negotiation and that North Korea can be persuaded to return, says our correspondent.
     
  7. Soham

    Soham DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Talk about asking for trouble.
    Some patriotic North Korean needs to assassinate that lunatic Kim Jong-il.
    Communism is not bad as a system, but as witnessed in history, it is very vulnerable to domination by dictators.
     
  8. Pintu

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    The Associated Press reported that the North Korea says it has restarted its Nuclear facilities.

    The link and the report from The Associated Press follows:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iURO8fOyWVOA0ytFlaAGuC9F7R9wD97PJS4O0

    NKorea says it has restarted nuclear facilities

    By KWANG-TAE KIM – 2 hours ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has begun harvesting plutonium from spent fuel rods at its main nuclear plant to build up its atomic arsenal. The move, in defiance of tightening U.N. sanctions, threatened to further damage efforts to dismantle the communist nation's rogue program.

    "This will contribute to bolstering the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in every way to cope with the increasing military threats from hostile forces," the official Korean Central News Agency quoted a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Saturday.

    North Korea carried out a nuclear test in 2006 and is thought to have enough weaponized plutonium to make more than half a dozen atomic bombs. Five nations — Russia, China, South Korea, Japan and the U.S. — have been negotiating for years on disarming it, but North Korea has walked away from the talks.

    Saturday's announcement, which could not be independently verified, came just hours after the U.N. imposed new sanctions on three North Korean companies in response to the country's controversial April 5 rocket launch.

    North Korea says it sent a satellite into orbit as part of a peaceful bid to develop its space program. The U.N. Security Council called the rocket launch a violation of resolutions barring the North from missile-related activity, since the delivery systems for satellites and missiles are similar.

    North Korea retaliated by quitting the disarmament talks and vowing to restart its atomic facilities. Last week, Pyongyang expelled international nuclear monitors from the main nuclear site at Yongbyon, north of the capital.

    With eight of 11 steps toward disablement complete at Yongbyon, outside experts have said it could take months for the North to get the plant fully restarted.

    Kim Yong-hyun, a professor at Seoul's Dongguk University, called the newest move a bluff designed to pressure Washington into holding direct talks with Pyongyang outside of the six-party process.

    Kim predicted the North will take further provocative steps as long as the U.S. continues to ignore it.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking in Iraq hours after North Korea's statement, said Washington hopes to resume talks with the communist country over its nuclear ambitions.

    The disablement process culminated in the dramatic destruction of a cooling tower in June 2008. But the process halted weeks later because of a dispute with Washington over how to verify North Korea's past nuclear activities.

    The latest round of talks in December failed to end the deadlock.

    The new U.N. sanctions require nations that have dealings with three North Korean companies — the Korea Mining Development Trading Corp., Korea Ryongbong General Corp., and Tanchon Commercial Bank — to freeze their assets.

    The deputy chief of North Korea's diplomatic mission to the U.N., Pak Tok Hun, rejected the decision.

    "The peaceful use of space is a right that cannot be deprived of any country," Pak said, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who made little progress during a visit to North Korea on Thursday, assured South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Saturday that Moscow would continue trying to draw Pyongyang to the negotiating table, Lee's office said.

    Associated Press writer John Heilprin at the United Nations contributed to this report.
     
  9. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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  10. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    How does a country that has no economy living on aid advance their nuclear program to a plutonium program
    And advance their rocket program to launch satellites implying possible future ICBM capability and do it without
    Chinese assistance?
     
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  11. ice berg

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    A simple answer is that they dont.

    It is all for domestic consumption.
     

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