DRPK september 2019

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Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:34 pm

The honeymoon between North Korea and China is deepening as both countries are increasingly at loggerheads with the U.S.

There is speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit China next month, given that senior officials from the two countries have visited each other's country since Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang in June.

But first Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Pyongyang this week, where he is expected to meet with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho and Kim.

They are expected to discuss a concerted response to U.S. pressure.

Meanwhile, Ri will not be attending the UN General Assembly later this month in New York, scuppering hopes that he could meet U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo there and try to break the deadlock in bilateral negotiations.

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article ... 9090201078

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 am

NK still doesn't trust China. I wonder if China knows they are being used.

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:47 am

Of course NK has been playing both sides. When are people going to start to realize that?

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:56 pm

#FLASH: South Korea's military says it is aware of the deployment of a North Korean platoon on Hambak Island near the western maritime border - @UPI

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:13 pm

hinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has returned home after a three-day visit to Pyongyang but apparently without meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to the North's state media on Thursday.

Wang arrived at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Wednesday evening, after meeting with his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong-ho, and Ri Su-yong, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea's Central Committee, in Pyongyang.
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2019090500 ... tion=nk/nk
rth Korea's state media lashed out at South Korea on Thursday for introducing F-35A fighter jets from the United States, saying it proves that Seoul has not given up its ambition to attack the North.

"This reckless act demonstrates the war-mongering force in South Korea has not given up is ambition to take a preemptive strike against us," the Korean Central News Agency said.

"The South's move to build up its armed forces will only justify our military measures tens of millions of times to remove things that threaten our national security both directly and indirectly," it added, apparently referring to a series of its recent weapons tests.
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:13 pm

Vice premier of North Korea urged South Korea on Thursday to implement the summit agreements the two sides reached last year if it wants to resume the long-stalled reconciliation talks.

Ri Ryong-nam made the remark to reporters in Vladivostok after meeting with Russian government officials. Ri arrived in the Far Eastern port city earlier this week to take part in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.

"South Korea should implement issues specified in the joint declaration and Panmunjom declaration," he said when asked about the prospect of the resumption of inter-Korean talks, referring to the deals reached by President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in their summits in April and September.

"How can that (the talks) happen when it doesn't implement (the agreements)?" he responded.
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 pm

North Korea has installed a Japanese-made radar with a range of 30-60 km on Hambak Island, a nominally South Korean-governed island near the Northern Limit Line in the West Sea. That brings Incheon International Airport and Ganghwa Island within spying range.

A government official here said Wednesday, "Though we need to check it more precisely, we presume that the purpose of the radar is to identify ships in the area when North Korea wants to fire guns from a coastal artillery battery."

The North began building military facilities on the island in May 2017, Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told the National Assembly's Defense Committee. "We understand that there is a platoon of North Korean soldiers stationed on the island."

The military has claimed that the installations do not violate the inter-Korean military pact signed in September 2018, but the radar poses a threat to the South Korean military and sits within a peace zone designated in the pact.

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article ... 9090500977


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Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:56 pm

North Korea has appropriated USD2 billion through cyber attacks to fund weapon programmes, says UN report
North Korea has appropriated an estimated USD2 billion through “large-scale” cyber attacks against crypto-currency exchanges to finance the country’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programmes, according to a 30 August report written by a United Nations panel of experts for the UN Security Council (UNSC).

The Northeast Asian country has “used cyberspace to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and crypto-currency exchanges to generate income”, states the report, pointing out that these activities, along with North Korea’s continued access to the global financial system through bank representatives and networks operating worldwide, have “facilitated” the country’s continued violations of UNSC resolutions such as “illicit ship-to-ship transfers and the procurement of weapons of mass destruction-related items and luxury goods”.
https://www.janes.com/article/90889/nor ... -un-report
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:49 pm

An undeclared North Korean ballistic missile base in the country's southwest hosts medium-range missiles capable of striking half of Japan and anywhere in South Korea, a U.S. think tank said Friday.

The base in Kumchon-ni is located 75 kilometers north of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas, 165 km northeast of Seoul and 1,100 km west-northwest of Tokyo, the Center for Strategic and International Studies said.

Should the missile operating base, currently believed to host Hwasong-9 missiles, be equipped with newer weapons such as solid-fueled KN-15, "the threat envelope could include all of Japan, including U.S. military bases on Okinawa, and beyond," it said.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/N-Kor ... king-Japan

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