In response to the threats from North Korea’s untested young leader, the Obama administration has sought to reassure the US public and allies alike, but without saying very much.
North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered ‘a state of war.’ US officials note that North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats, but they’re taking additional defensive measures just in case.
The secluded state has been ramping up its rhetoric in recent weeks in response to new UN sanctions and joint military drills by the US and South Korea.
Meet Alejandro Cao de Benós, the only non-Korean employee of North Korea’s foreign ministry. The Spaniard is taking the PR message of North Korea’s greatness across Europe.
Chinese sources urge the US to act prudently as it addresses increasing tension on the Korean peninsula, and Northern nuclear threats.
While China signed new UN sanctions, many experts believe there’s little chance Beijing will truly abandon North Korea anytime soon.
Members of thousands of families separated during the Korean War wonder whether they will meet again.
The threat of ‘preemptive’ action came ahead of a UN Security Council vote that unanimously approved fresh sanctions against North Korea.
John Kerry may not think Dennis Rodman can solve the North Korea problem. But the retired basketball star has joined a cast of musicians, artists and athletes who have helped open Asian dictatorships to the world.
China has taken a harder line on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, but as the UN Security Council weighs expanding sanctions, Beijing will still likely seek to limit their strength.
US Ambassador Susan Rice says the Security Council’s quick and unanimous condemnation of North Korea’s nuclear test is a sign the UN response will be ‘credible.’ But all eyes are still on China.
North Korea has admitted carrying out a third nuclear test, hours after US seismologists detected a 4.9 earthquake in the hermit kingdom.
A Korean-American scholar named Kun A. ‘Tony’ Namkung plays a significant behind-the-scenes role in exchanges between the US and North Korea.
South Korea has successfully sent a satellite into space from its own soil, joining an exclusive club of 12 others.
North Korea is sending out dire threats daily and could carry out a nuclear test. Even China, North Korea’s strongest ally, is increasingly willing to cooperate with the US to chasten the rogue nation.
China’s support for the US-sponsored Security Council measure sends a message to North Korea that any future missile launch or nuclear test will likely be met with harsher UN sanctions.
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A year after the death of Kim Jong-il, North Korean leaders have dedicated last week’s successful rocket launch to its Dear Leader and his sucessor Kim Jong Un.
The US believes North Korea’s satellite is out of control, but the South Koreans insist that it is functioning normally.
Many are concerned that North Korea’s rocket launch is cover for developing the technology to attach a nuclear warhead to a long-range missile capable of going as far as Hawaii, Alaska, or the US West Coast.