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Russian Official on North Korean Visit: 'Their Mood Is Rather Belligerent'

He claims North Korea is preparing to test missile that can reach US

(Newser) - A Russian lawmaker has returned from a trip to Pyongyang with some alarming news, Reuters reports. Anton Morozov says North Korea is preparing to test a missile it believes can reach the west coast of the US. Morozov says "they even gave us mathematical calculations" to prove it, though... More »

Key to North Korea's Missile Success: 'Devil's Venom'

It may be too late to cut off supply of rare, highly volatile rocket fuel

(Newser) - A highly volatile fuel known to the Russians as the "Devil's Venom" has been powering the success of North Korea's missile program, analysts say—and it may be too late to cut off its supply. Intelligence memos from as far back as the George W. Bush administration... More »

Seoul Responded to Latest Pyongyang Launch Within Minutes

Test shows Guam is now in range, experts say

(Newser) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for "direct actions" against North Korea from oil suppliers China and Russia after the country launched another missile over Japan early Friday. China and Russia "must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own,"... More »

North Korea Warns Guam: Missile Launch Just a 'Prelude'

Guam is back in Pyongyang's sights, as UN slams aggression

(Newser) - The UN blasted North Korea's missile launch over Japan as "outrageous" while Pyongyang promised the latest provocation was only a "first step," Reuters reports. The UN Security Council called on North Korea to stop its aggressions, saying it was of "vital importance" the rogue nation... More »

North Korea: We'll Hold Off on Guam Missile Launch

Kim Jong Un has reviewed plans, state media says

(Newser) - North Korea says its plan to fire ICBMs into the waters around Guam is on hold while it waits to see what the "foolish Yankees" do next. North Korean state media said Tuesday that Kim Jong Un has reviewed the plan for "the enveloping fire at Guam,"... More »

North Korea Details Guam Strike Plan

Pyongyang calls Trump 'bereft of reason'

(Newser) - North Korea took things up yet another notch Thursday by issuing detailed plans for a strike near Guam —and some insults directed at President Trump. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said a plan to fire four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles into waters 25 miles off Guam will... More »

Guam on Edge After North Korea Threat

Pastor says God is on Trump's side

(Newser) - North Korea has threatened to use missiles to create "enveloping fire" around Guam —and while residents of the American territory are used to hearing Pyongyang mention Guam, they are understandably a little on edge. Residents tell the AP that they are worried about being caught in the middle... More »

North Korea Promises 'Righteous Action' Over New Sanctions

Experts worry effect may not be fast enough

(Newser) - North Korea has responded to tough new United Nations Security Council sanctions with typical defiance, calling the measures a "violent violation" of its sovereignty and promising "righteous action" in return. In statements carried by the official Korea Central News Agency on Sunday, Pyongyang rejected calls for it to... More »

Big Flaw Spotted in N. Korea Missile Test

Mock warhead apparently failed to survive re-entry

(Newser) - North Korea's latest missile launch was seen as a worrying success that means much of the US mainland is now in reach of Pyongyang's missiles—but analysts have seen signs that not everything went according to plan. Video shows that the mock warhead on the intercontinental ballistic missile... More »

UN Ambassador: US 'Is Done Talking About N. Korea'

'The time for talk is over,' Nikki Haley says

(Newser) - "The time for talk is over" on North Korea, so the United States isn't planning to call a United Nations Security Council meeting for discussion of the country's latest ICBM launch , US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says. In a statement , Haley said there would be... More »

N. Korea Missile Something 'We've Not Seen Before'

Pentagon says missile launch 'has our attention'

(Newser) - North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday—already causing a stir—is now said to have featured a new type of missile the Pentagon has "not seen before," Reuters reports. Pentagon spokesperson Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says the ICBM, which was fired from a mobile... More »

N. Korea: ICBM Launch Was 'Gift' to America

Kim says more 'gifts' are on the way

(Newser) - North Korea's first successful launch of an ICBM has shocked the world—and caused some gloating in Pyongyang. North Korea's KCNA news agency quoted Kim Jong Un as saying "American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary," the... More »

North Korea Says It Launched ICBM

Pyongyang claims it can now 'strike anywhere on earth'

(Newser) - The stakes just got even higher on the Korean Peninsula: North Korea says the missile it test-launched early Tuesday was an intercontinental ballistic missile, not the intermediate-range missile that US and South Korean authorities initially said they detected. North Korea's military described the launch of the Hwasong-14 as the... More »

Trump Calls for 'Heavy Move' After N. Korea Missile Launch

'Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?'

(Newser) - "North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?" President Trump tweeted Monday night after Pyongyang's latest missile launch. The Japanese government estimates that the intermediate-range missile launched early Tuesday local time flew for around 40 minutes—longer than... More »

North Korea Fires Missiles, Slams Trump's 'Egotism'

Ground-to-ship missiles land near site of US drills

(Newser) - North Korea angered the US and its own neighbors Thursday morning with yet another missile launch, this time involving what South Korean officials believe were multiple anti-ship missiles from Wonsan on the country's east coast. Officials say the missiles traveled around 125 miles. Pyongyang is trying to develop missiles... More »

North Korea Fires 'Highly Problematic' Missile

That would be 3rd in 3 weeks, and it landed in Japanese waters

(Newser) - North Korea carried out its third missile test in as many weeks Monday, firing what is believed to have been a short-range Scud-type missile into waters Japan considers to be part of its exclusive economic maritime zone. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says Tokyo has protested the "intolerable" action... More »

N. Korea Fires Missile That South Says Tanks Peace

Ballistic missile had shorter range than last 3 tests

(Newser) - North Korea fired off yet another missile on Sunday, but the latest salvo shot down South Korea’s new government’s hopes of extending any olive branch, reports Reuters . Combined with an earlier test in the week, Seoul’s foreign ministry was blunt, calling the tests "reckless and irresponsible... More »

If N. Korea Missile Test Details True, US Territory Is Within Reach

Experts fear they're getting closer to ICBM

(Newser) - North Korea has been bragging about its latest missile launch —and experts say the boasts are more than just empty bluster. The Hwasong-12 missile fired Sunday traveled nearly 500 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan near Russia, according to Pyongyang's KCNA state news agency. Analysts say... More »

Trump: N. Korea Has Dissed China With Missile Launch

'Bad!' he tweets

(Newser) - President Trump has warned North Korea that China is not going to be happy about its failed missile launch early Saturday. "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today," Trump tweeted . "Bad!" Japan joined... More »

Osan Air Base Should Be on Your Radar. It's on North Korea's

It's fewer than 50 miles from the DMZ, and thousands of Americans are there

(Newser) - Osan Air Base may not be a name you're familiar with, but it's a US Air Force base that sits in a prime location: fewer than 50 miles from the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea. If that's not enough to get your attention, this... More »

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