Tagged: North Korea

Obama says North Korea poses threat to region and to U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point next to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint news conference in the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point next to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint news conference in the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo April 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

 

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Libya authorizes use of force against North Korean-flagged tanker

Rebels under Ibrahim Jathran, a former anti-Gaddafi rebel who seized the port and two others with thousands of his men in August, stand guard at the entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014. REUTERS-Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Rebels under Ibrahim Jathran, a former anti-Gaddafi rebel who seized the port and two others with thousands of his men in August, stand guard at the entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014.
Credit: REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

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Netanyahu: Islamists taking us back to the ‘Dark Ages’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a French-Israeli technology innovation summit in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a French-Israeli technology innovation summit in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90)

In Tel Aviv University address, PM compares fundamentalist Islam to North Korea, reiterates demand for more pressure on Iran

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North Korea executes 80 people, many for watching banned TV shows

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 FILE PHOTO

Kim Jong-un waves during a recent public appearance. Approximately 80 North Koreans were executed earlier this month, many for watching the wrong TV shows.

Group executions were believed to be carried out in seven cities, including Wonsan, where 10,000 watched eight people die by firing squad in a sports stadium.

N. Korea slams new South-US pact against nuclear attack

A US M1A2 tank crosses a river by a South Korean military barge duirng a US-South Korea joint exercise in the border city of Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul, on May 30, 2013

A US M1A2 tank crosses a river by a South Korean military barge duirng a US-South Korea joint exercise in the border city of Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul, on May 30, 2013

AFP – North Korea on Monday lashed out at a new military pact between the South and the US aimed at guarding against potential nuclear attacks and threatened a “final destruction”.

Seoul and Washington last week signed a new joint strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear or chemical weapons attack.

Defence chiefs of the two allies said the new “strategic framework” for dealing with “key North Korean nuclear threat scenarios” would greatly enhance their deterrence capacity in the wake of the North’s third atomic test in February.

The two nations along with Japan are also to stage a massive joint naval drill near the Korean peninsula from Tuesday to Thursday involving the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington.

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