North Korea Puts Nuclear Threats on Hold in Favor of Business, Skiing and Mushrooms.
Pyongyang proposed talks between the two Koreas – they'd be the first in more than two years. By Mark Thompson, TIme, June 6, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
El deber de evitar una guerra en Corea. Si allí estalla una guerra, los pueblos de ambas partes de la Península serán terriblemente sacrificados, sin beneficio para ninguno de ellos. ..
y no sería justo olvidar que tal guerra afectaría de modo especial a más del 70 % de la población del planeta. Por Fidel Castro Ruz, Diario Granma, Abril 4 de 2013: TEXT
U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam over ’clear’ North Korea danger, Defense Chief Hagel says. "We take those threats seriously,” Hagel told students at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. "We are doing everything we can, working with the Chinese, others, to defuse that situation." Reuters, April 3, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
North Korea says it's in "state of war" with South Korea. North Korea said Saturday it had entered "a state of war" with South Korea in its latest threat aimed at the United States and its ally after two American B-2 bombers flew a training mission in the region. Fox News, March 30, 2013: TEXT | VIDEO
US warns North Korea of increased isolation if threats escalate further. "The United States is fully capable of defending itself and our allies against a North Korean attack. We are firmly committed to the defence of South Korea and Japan," Lt Col Catherine Wilkinson
said. Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian, March 29, 2013: TEXT | VIDEO
U.S. to bolster missile defenses to counter North Korea threat. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pentagon would add 14 new anti-missile interceptors at Fort Greely in Alaska and move ahead with the deployment of a second missile-defense radar in Japan. By Phil Stewart and David Alexander, Reuters, March 15, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
China adjusts approach to North Korea. At China’s National People’s Congress last week were heatedly discussing whether Beijing should scrap its alliance with North Korea. By Kathrin Hille, The Financial Times, March 10, 2013: TEXT
North Korean soldiers vow to 'destroy American imperialist aggressors.'· North Korean television channel, KRT, reports that the country's soldiers are 'full of soaring anger and animosity' towards the US. The Guardian, March 9, 2013: VIDEO
New Sanctions on North Korea Pass in Unified U.N. Vote. UNSC ordered new economic sanctions against North Korea on Thursday for its third nuclear test last month, unanimously approving a resolution that the United States negotiated with China. March 7, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
Security Council tightens sanctions on DPR Korea in wake of latest nuclear blast. An existing ban on DPRK trade in items related to the nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and officials involved in it was specified as applying to a raft of items detailed in the resolution’s annexes, ranging from “pyrotechnically actuated valves,” to luxury goods such as jewelry with pearls and race cars.UN News, march 7. 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
Chronology of U.S.-North Korean Nuclear and Missile Diplomacy. Fact sheet by the Arms Control Association, 1985-2012: click here