Report: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position north of Pyongyang

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Report: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position north of Pyongyang

Postby Oswald » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:23 am

North Korea placed two new intercontinental ballistic missiles into position in an area north of Pyongyang, a Japanese television network reported. NHK reported Sunday two ICBMs that may be equipped with newly developed engines might have been deployed ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday. A South Korean military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told NHK the two missiles can be "launched at any time." Last week, Yonhap reported two new road-mobile ICBMs were recently captured by South Korea military intelligence.

The new road-mobile ICBMs appear to be shorter than Pyongyang's other versions, including the 19-20 meters in length KN-08 and the 17-18-meter-long KN-14, officials had told the South Korean news agency. According to NHK, the South Korean official said the "two-stage missile is similar to the medium-range ballistic missile Musudan. The first stage of the missile is different from the Musudan, and may be equipped with a newly developed engine." http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/ ... 485181292/

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Re: Report: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position north of Pyongyang

Postby Oswald » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:38 am

North Korea Threatens to ‘Pour Further Misery’ on US and Trump Administration

According to North Korea’s Central TV network, "The US will face a position more miserable than that in the Pueblo case." Referencing the 1968 DPRK seizure of a US intelligence vessel. This intimidation comes after a Friday White House statement announcing that a "state of the art" missile defense system was being developed specifically to stave off threats from Pyongyang and Iran.

South Korean Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn also spoke of beefing up defence against the DPRK, telling local reporters on Monday, "[North Korean] nuclear and missile capabilities are developing at an unprecedented rate…They are a real and obvious threat. They are also miniaturizing nuclear weapons."

The Korean Central News Agency also cited remarks by him, "unless the US and its vassal forces stop nuclear threat and blackmail and unless they stop the war exercises which they stage right at our noses under the pretext of annual exercises, the DPRK would keep increasing the military capabilities for self-defense and preemptive striking capacity with a main emphasis on nuclear force." https://sputniknews.com/asia/2017012310 ... velopment/

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Re: Report: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position north of Pyongyang

Postby Encyclopath » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:53 am

How polite of him to not preempt the inauguration ceremony.

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Re: Report: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position north of Pyongyang

Postby Oswald » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:14 am

South Korea will stick with THAAD as nuclear threat from North Korea grows

South Korea will stick to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) on its territory even if China takes stronger retaliatory action against the perceived security threat, an analyst said Tuesday. "(Chinese retaliation) is happening and will further accelerate. It's not going to have an impact on South Korea's in a sense that they are not going to reconsider the decision to deploy Thaad," said North Asia director for the Economist Corporate Network, Florian Kohlbacher "It's not realistic for South Korea to stop going ahead with deployment in the end," he added to CNBC's The Rundown.

China has already penalized South Korea for its decision to deploy Thaad, including limiting Korean pop cultural imports and not offering certain subsidies to South Korean companies in China, he noted. Kohlbacher's comments come after acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday said despite Chinese hostility to the move,the deployment of the Thaad system cannot be delayed in the face of a growing North Korean nuclear missile threat. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/23/south-ko ... grows.html

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Re: Report: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position north of Pyongyang

Postby jayfeather31 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:20 am

Part of me thinks this is related to the tests North Korea said they were planning to conduct.
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