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last updated 18-Aug-2020
  News articles, special reports, and research documents related to what we deem is a critical global security issue: nuclear North Korea. Hardly a new section, but one that our visitors judged it to be an academic curiosity until the recent and accelerated escalation of the problem. What would happen if the inexperienced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un decides to launch missiles in any direction? Possibly a human and environmental catastrophe of biblical proportions.  


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




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