Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nuclear program of North Korea

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, photo distributed on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

BY FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. ...
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Adopting a less confrontational stance than key allies, South Korea’s president urged North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue to prevent conflict breaking out on the divided peninsula. ...
Protesters stage a rally against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary. Seoul’s Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene ...
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

BY FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear ...
In this undated image distributed on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location.

BY ERIC TALMADGE TOKYO (AP) — North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device Sunday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, a big step toward its goal of developing nuclear weapons capable of striking anywhere in ...
People watch a TV screen showing a local news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

BY JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW PENNINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — True to form, President Donald Trump sowed policy confusion with a tweet. Declaring Wednesday that “talking is not the answer” on North Korea, Trump’s message appeared to clash with efforts by ...
This Aug. 29, 2017 photo distributed on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea.

BY FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more weapons launches targeting the Pacific Ocean to advance his country’s ability to contain Guam, state media said Wednesday, a day ...
From left to right: Yuki Hiwatari, nursery school teacher; Michiko Usui, homemaker; Takashi Kumon, company director; Yoshihisa Tanaka, animator; are interviewed by the Associated Press in Tokyo.

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI and SHERRY ZHENG TOKYO (AP) — While the launch of a North Korean missile over Japanese territory heightened concerns in Japan, residents of Tokyo were fatalistic in response. There is little they can do, they said, but ...
A woman walks by as TV news reports North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired several rockets into the sea Saturday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involving U.S. troops that ...
South Korean members of a civic group hold banners during a rally against the South Korea-U.S. Joint military drills outside of the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North’s two intercontinental ballistic ...
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