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Re: DRPk 31 march

by krzepice1976 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:42 pm

North Korea condemned U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton on Saturday, calling his recent remarks on denuclearization talks "nonsense" possibly stemming from a lack of understanding of their leaders' intentions.
North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui accused Bolton of saying in a recent interview that the United States needs to see a "real indication" that Pyongyang is ready to give up its nuclear weapons before any third summit between their leaders. Her remarks were carried by the Korean Central News Agency in answer to a question about Bolton's interview.

"Bolton ... showed above himself by saying such a nonsense that the U.S. needs to see a real indication from north Korea that it has made a strategic decision of giving up its nuclear weapons before the 3rd DPRK-U.S. summit and that it should be ready to discuss what President Trump talked on a Big Deal," Choe was quoted as saying.

"Bolton's remarks make me wonder whether they sprang out of incomprehension of the intentions of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. or whether he was just trying to talk with a certain sense of humor for his part, with its own deviation," she added. "I warn you that it would do yourself no good if you continue to throw away such remarks devoid of discretion and reason."
Experts say that North Korea's recent criticism of top U.S. nuclear negotiators, using individual officials' remarks, not official government statements, appear to be well-coordinated not to provoke too much, while sending a warning message to Washington not to create impediments ahead of a possible resumption of their negotiations.

"We should see that North Korea is controlling the level of its criticism," Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, said. "It appears to say that if the U.S. puts pressure on it, it has no choice but to respond. But it still appears to try to keep the line of dialogue intact by not going as far as to hurt trust between North Korea and the U.S."

https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190420 ... tion=nk/nk

Re: DRPk 31 march

by DEFCONWarningSystem » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:43 am

Deliberately? Would explain why they ran.

Re: DRPk 31 march

by krzepice1976 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:42 pm

Two vessels from North Korea and China collided near the Sino-North Korean border, and several Chinese crew members are missing. Chinese authorities are strictly managing the departures of Chinese fishing boats after the incident and strengthening monitoring of boat-based smuggling across the border.

“Two ships, one from China and the other from North Korea, collided in the waters near Tonggang back on March 14,” reported a Daily NK source based in China. “The North Korean ship was large and the Chinese fishing vessel was small. The North Korean ship ran from the scene, and the Chinese boat sank.”

“As the Chinese boat was sinking, the vessel’s crew jumped into the water,” said the source. Six members of the crew are now missing, and their families have reportedly requested that the Chinese authorities conduct a search. There have been no reports that the missing crew members have been found.

The source also reported that some observers think the North Korean vessel deliberately rammed into the Chinese fishing boat.
https://www.dailynk.com/english/china-h ... s-collide/

Re: DRPk 31 march

by krzepice1976 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:46 am

RC-135S Cobra Ball was reportedly sent to the west coast of the Korean Peninsula on Monday to focus on identifying developments near the North’s missile facilities such as the Dongchang-ri site. #NorthKorea
https://t.co/YqHxnbwP8Q

Re: DRPk 31 march

by krzepice1976 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:45 am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new tactical guided weapon, state media said on Thursday, the North's first public weapons test since a second summit with the United States ended without agreement in February.

The official KCNA agency did not describe exactly what weapon was tested on Wednesday, including whether it was a missile or another type of weapon. "Tactical" implies a short-range weapon rather than the long-range ballistic missiles that have been seen as a threat to the United States.
https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/a ... ssion=true

Re: DRPk 31 march

by DEFCONWarningSystem » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:54 am

Any chance this is in response to NK's testing of a tactical missile recently?

Re: DRPk 31 march

by Drumboy44 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:32 am

U.S. Air Force deploys specializing ballistic missile tracking/reconnaissance aircraft to Korean theater

The U.S. Air Force reportedly deployed a reconnaissance aircraft, known as RC-135S Cobra Ball, that specializes in tracking ballistic missiles in the west coast of the Korean Peninsula on Monday. It is interpreted as a sign that the Trump administration would not loosen its guard though it has stressed the possibility of holding a third summit with North Korea. 

The reconnaissance aircraft, which departed from the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa on Monday morning, flew to the west coast to conduct missions for around five hours, according to military sources Tuesday. The missions were apparently focused on identifying developments near the North’s missile facilities such as the Dongchang-ri site, which is thought to have been restored last month. After activities at the Dongchang-ri site and Sanum-dong facilities were detected, the U.S. Air Force last month deployed the RC-135S Cobra Ball to the Kadena Air Base from the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. 
http://english.donga.com/List/3/01/26/1703026/1

Re: DRPk 31 march

by DEFCONWarningSystem » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:59 am

krzepice1976 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Commercial satellite imagery from last week shows activity that could indicate the movement of radioactive material at North Korea's main nuclear facility, a U.S. think tank said Tuesday.

The April 12 imagery shows five specialized railcars near the uranium enrichment facility and the radiochemistry laboratory at the Yongbyon nuclear site, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies
https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190417000400315?
I just tweeted out this. I think it is important to remind everyone that what exactly is going on over there is pure speculation.

Could the NKs be continuing work on their nuclear programme? Of course they are!

But is this part of it? Probably. But we don't know enough to say so. It's all just speculation.

Re: DRPk 31 march

by krzepice1976 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:58 pm

Commercial satellite imagery from last week shows activity that could indicate the movement of radioactive material at North Korea's main nuclear facility, a U.S. think tank said Tuesday.

The April 12 imagery shows five specialized railcars near the uranium enrichment facility and the radiochemistry laboratory at the Yongbyon nuclear site, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies
https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190417000400315?

Re: DRPk 31 march

by krzepice1976 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:55 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump's planned visits to Japan in the coming months could lead to the resumption of talks between the United States and North Korea, a special adviser to President Moon Jae-in said Wednesda.

It is true that uncertainties are looming after the Hanoi summit and that we are in a difficult situation with goals to build a peace regime, keep the U.S.-South Korea alliance and achieve denuclearization," the adviser said. "Yet, I always think that where there is a will, there is a way."

https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190417 ... /diplomacy

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