Don’t Be Fooled by North Korea’s Dismantling of Rocket Test Site

Satellite imagery indicates North Korea has begun to dismantle its Sohae rocket engine test facility and space vehicle launch stand. The dismantlement is a welcome, though limited, development, because Pyongyang indicated the site was no longer necessary after having successfully completed its missile and nuclear programs. In April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared that “we … Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled by North Korea’s Dismantling of Rocket Test Site

Official North Korean statement on launch of missile that can strike inside US

Translated into English, the following is a report from the Korean Central News Agency, the official propaganda arm of the North Korean autocracy, as written and approved by the dictatorship. Kim Jong Un Guides Second Test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 Pyongyang, July 29 (KCNA) -- The second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 was successfully carried out at night of … Continue reading Official North Korean statement on launch of missile that can strike inside US

Trump admin says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust … Continue reading Trump admin says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks