UNSC discusses new sanctions against DPRK

The United Nations Security Council is condemning the nuclear test carried out by the DPRK. It’s now considering a fourth round of sanctions against Pyongyang. The council met in emergency session just hours after the DPRK confirmed it had tested its third nuclear device. For the second time within a month the UN Security Council […]

S. Korean gov’t condemns DPRK nuke test, steps up surveillance

The South Korean government condemned the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday, calling it a “clear violation” of UN resolutions. “North Korea (DPRK) will not be able to avoid being held accountable for (the test),” national security adviser Chun Yung-Woo told reporters after an emergency security meeting presided over […]

DPRK’s nuclear test “regrettable”: Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “regrettable,” and Japan strongly protests against it, local media reported. Abe made the remark at the lower house and said the test violated relevant UN resolutions. Meanwhile, the Japanese Foreign Ministry has lodged protest […]

DPRK says it conducts 3rd nuclear test

DPRK says it conducts 3rd nuclear test

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday it has successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test, according to the official KCNA news agency. The test was part of the country’s “practical measures of counteraction” to defend its security and sovereignty against hostile U.S.policies, which it claimed have violated DPRK’s “rights to launch […]

Japan mulls unilateral sanctions on DPRK

The Japanese Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it will fly military jets to survey radiation over the country after an “artificial quake,” possibly a nuclear test, was detected in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media reported. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

DPRK to celebrate 65th anniversary

The ruling party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has adopted a decision to grandly celebrate the country’s 65th anniversary, the official news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday. The decision, adopted Monday by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), called for splendidly and significantly organizing […]

China opposes escalation of Korean Peninsula tensions

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday that China opposes any moves that could create more tension on the Korean Peninsula. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a daily news briefing in response to a question regarding the current situation on the peninsula. Last month, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced a “higher-level” […]

DPRK top leader calls for stronger military

Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un called for strengthening the military to defend the country’s security and sovereignty, the official news agency KCNA reported Sunday. Kim made the appeal at an enlarged meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central Military Commission, which discussed ways to enhance […]

DPRK denounces U.S.for double standards on rocket launches

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday criticized the United States for employing double standards on the DPRK’s space program and South Korea’s rocket launch. “The U.S. unconditional criticism of our satellite launch and its unconditional approval of a satellite launch by the South are at the height of double standards,” an unidentified […]