All posts tagged "weapons"

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    Korea world’s biggest arms importer

    By Rachel Lee South Korea was the world’s biggest arms importer last year, according to a U.S. congressional study on the global arms trade. The Congressional Research Service annual report shows that the government bought arms and...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • North Korea displays road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles, known as the KN-08, with round warheads during a military parade on Oct. 10, 2015, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. (Yonhap)
    US Treasury blacklists more N. Koreans linked to arms dealing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has blacklisted six North Korean banking representatives and three shipping companies in the latest effort to target through sanctions the isolated nation’s weapons proliferation. The targets include a Russia-based representative of...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP)
    Ban Ki-moon calls for world free of nuclear weapons

    By Brian Han As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gears up for a potential meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he hopes to spread a grander vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. “Now is...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • This December 2012 photo, released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, shows North Korea's Unha-3 rocket being fired from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan, North Pyongan Province. North Korea said on Sept. 14, 2015, that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing as it has the right to conduct space research, cementing speculation over a provocation by the country around Oct. 10, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea, US, Japan unite against N. Korea’s weapons tests

    By Brian Han Even though North Korea’s latest weapons test resulted in a submarine missile launch that failed to leave the water, other countries still recognize the potential of a threat. That’s why the nuclear envoys from...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 16, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, centre, inspecting the submarine No. 748 of Korean People's Army (KPA) naval unit 167 led 7th regiment at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    US expresses concern over N. Korea’s SLBM test

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The United States expressed concern Tuesday over North Korea’s recent failed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and urged Pyongyang to refrain from violating U.N. Security Council resolutions. Yonhap News Agency reported that the...

    • Posted December 2, 2015
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  • South Korean men pass by a TV news program showing images published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's ballistic missile believed to have been launched from underwater and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 9, 2015. North Korea said Saturday it has successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capability. The letters on the screen read "The missile believed to have been launched from underwater near Sinpo". (AP Photo/Ahn Young-oon)
    N. Korea violates UN resolution with failed missile launch

    By Brian Han Nuclear weapons testing represents the one contingency that truly holds back North Korea from improving international relations. Yet over the weekend, the communist nation showed its disregard by testing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • ROK Navy’s Aegis-equipped destroyer DDG-993
    US approves sale of Harpoon missiles to S. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The U.S. government has approved a proposed sale to South Korea of submarine-launched Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and associated equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The agency said in a statement...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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