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May 29, 2015 | Threat News

Major Construction at NKorea Rocket Site, US Institute Says

ABC News: Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea’s main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un’s determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. North Korea is barred under U.N. Security Council resolutions from launching rockets as that technology can also… read more

May 28, 2015 | Threat News

Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties: dissidents

Reuters: An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program. The dissident National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at… read more

May 28, 2015 | Threat News

South Korea, U.S., Japan envoys discuss North Korean nuke threat

Japan Times: SEOUL – Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Seoul on Wednesday, seeking a way forward to revive long-stalled, six-party talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program. The effort comes as North Korea ramps up its nuclear rhetoric, boasting last week of its ability to miniaturize… read more

May 28, 2015 | Threat News

Confirmed: Iran to Receive Russian Air Defense Missiles

The Diplomat: Yesterday, Russia confirmed that it will sell S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, however, without announcing a precise delivery date AFP reports. “The decision on delivering S-300 to Iran has been taken but the realization of the project will take some time. As I understand, the time of delivery has not come… read more

May 28, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea releases new missile footage

UPI: SEOUL, May 27 (UPI) — North Korea released new footage of what it claims is the triumphant lift-off of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Two minutes of heavily edited footage uploaded to YouTube appeared on the page of North Korea’s state-controlled media outlet Uriminzokkiri on Wednesday, reported South Korean news agency Yonhap. A ballistic missile… read more

May 27, 2015 | Threat News

White Paper Outlines China’s Ambitions

Defense News: TAIPEI, Taiwan — China released its first white paper on military strategy Tuesday, just two weeks after the release of the Pentagon’s annual report to the US Congress on China’s military and security developments. Neither report appears to take blame for the rising tensions in the South China and East China seas. The… read more

May 26, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea leader hails ‘miracle’ missile test

Yahoo News: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) — which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state — as a miraculous leap forward. The North’s official KCNA news agency reported Tuesday that Kim hosted a gathering of the scientists and technicians who were… read more

May 20, 2015 | Threat News

N Korea claims progress on nuclear ‘miniaturisation’

BBC: North Korea has repeated its claim to be able to make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile. A defence official said in a statement on Wednesday that its nuclear programme had “long been in the full-fledged stage of miniaturisation”. However, analysts say while there is evidence the programme is advancing, it… read more

May 20, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Threatens to Build More Nuclear Weapons

National Interest: Russia may increase the size of its nuclear arsenal, a senior Russian official revealed on Friday. Speaking at the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference in New York, Mikhail Ulyanov, the Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that Russia may be forced to increase the… read more

May 18, 2015 | Threat News

China Making Some Missiles More Powerful

New York Times: WASHINGTON — After decades of maintaining a minimal nuclear force, China has re-engineered many of its long-range ballistic missiles to carry multiple warheads, a step that federal officials and policy analysts say appears designed to give pause to the United States as it prepares to deploy more robust missile defenses in the Pacific.… read more

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