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March 21, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Fires Five Short-Range Missiles into Sea

AFP: North Korea on Monday fired five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast — the latest in a series of launches ordered by leader Kim Jong-Un amid rising military tensions. They came just days after the North test-fired two medium-range missiles in what the UN Security Council described as an “unacceptable” violation… read more

March 18, 2016 | Threat News

Russia testing 6-Mach Zircon hypersonic missile for 5G subs – reports

RT: First trials of a sea-based Zircon hypersonic cruise missile have begun, a top defense industry source told RIA Novosti. The secretive missile is said to be capable of flying five to six times the speed of sound. It is launched from a 5G submarine. “Zircon hypersonic missiles are already there, and testing from a… read more

March 18, 2016 | Threat News

Defiant North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, Japan protests

Reuters: North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile which flew about 800 km (500 miles) before hitting the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said on Friday, as the isolated state stepped up its defiance of tough new U.N. and U.S. sanctions. A U.S. official told Reuters in Washington it appeared to… read more

March 16, 2016 | Threat News

Why North Korea might not be bluffing about its nuclear plans

The Guardian: Skeptics of North Korea’s nuclear threat, and there are many, have long clung to two comforting assurances. While the North has the bomb, it doesn’t have a warhead small enough to put on a long-range rocket. And it certainly doesn’t have a re-entry vehicle to keep that warhead from burning up in the… read more

March 16, 2016 | Threat News

US downplays N. Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities, but prepares for worst scenario

The Korea Times: North Korea’s claims of nuclear missile capabilities have not been proven, but the United States is prepared for the worst, the Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed earlier Tuesday that the country has acquired the technology to make a missile strong enough to withstand extreme heat and other… read more

March 16, 2016 | Threat News

Israel asks U.N. to punish Iran for missile tests, U.S. vows response, Tehran denies wrongdoing

United Press International: The Israeli government on Monday asked the United Nations Security Council to take punitive measures against Iran for the missile tests conducted by Tehran last week — an indication, it said, that the Islamic nation cannot be trusted to hold up their end of last year’s nuclear deal. Israel’s ambassador to the… read more

March 15, 2016 | Threat News

Iran Insists Missile Launches Legal After US Urges International Response

Voice of America: UNITED NATIONS— Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday his country’s missile tests last week did not violate the nuclear agreement Iran signed with a group of world powers last year. Speaking during a visit to Australia, Zarif reiterated that Iran sees the missiles as a key measure of self defense… read more

March 15, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test, Defying U.N.

The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, said his country would soon conduct another nuclear test and also flight-test ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the country’s state-run news media reported Tuesday. If Mr. Kim follows through with those threats, that would mean North Korea was readying… read more

March 14, 2016 | Other News | Threat News

France says EU could impose sanctions over Iran missile tests

Reuters: The European Union could impose sanctions on Iran over its recent ballistic missile tests, France’s foreign minister said on Sunday. The United States, France and other countries have already said that, if the missiles are confirmed as nuclear-capable, the tests, conducted last week by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, would violate U.N. Security Council resolution… read more

March 14, 2016 | Threat News

Sleuth Pinpoints Location of N.Korean ‘Warhead’

The Chosunilbo: A photo last week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with what the North claimed is a miniaturized nuclear warhead was taken at a missile factory in Nampo, according to a U.S. expert. Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies said on the website 38 North that a close observation… read more

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