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March 10, 2016 | Threat News

Iran Insists Its Missile Tests Do Not Violate Nuclear Deal

Associated Press: TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry insisted on Thursday that the missile tests carried out by the country’s Revolutionary Guard this week do not violate Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers or a U.N. Security Council resolution. According to ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the missiles were “conventional defensive instruments and they… read more

March 10, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Fires Missiles, Liquidates South Korea’s Assets

Reuters: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, as South Korean and U.S. forces conducted massive war games.  The North also announced it had scrapped all agreements with the South on commercial exchange projects and would “liquidate” South Korean assets left behind in… read more

March 9, 2016 | Threat News

Russia warns North Korea over threats of nuclear strike

The Guardian: Russia has warned North Korea that threats to deliver “preventive nuclear strikes” could create a legal basis for the use of military force against the country, suggesting that even Pyongyang’s few remaining friends are growing concerned about its increasingly confrontational stance. The Russian foreign ministry statement, which follows a North Korean threat to… read more

March 9, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea ‘has miniature nuclear warhead’, says Kim Jong-un

BBC: Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have developed nuclear warheads small enough to fit on ballistic missiles. State media published images showing the North’s leader standing next to what it said was a miniaturised weapon. The claim is impossible to verify from the images alone and experts have long cast doubt on such assertions.… read more

March 9, 2016 | Threat News

Iran ‘launches two new ballistic missiles’

BBC: Iran has launched two new ballistic missiles, state media say, continuing a military exercise that has drawn a threat of a US diplomatic response. The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles from northern Iran against targets in the south-east, reports say. On Tuesday, the country said it had launched several ballistic missiles as part of… read more

March 8, 2016 | Threat News

China says ‘blind faith’ in North Korea sanctions irresponsible

Reuters: “Blind faith” in sanctions and international pressure on North Korea are irresponsible, China’s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. security council implemented a fresh round of economic curbs targeting the North’s nuclear program. North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch last month triggering a U.N.… read more

March 8, 2016 | Threat News

More Rockets in Kim Jong Un’s Pockets: North Korea Tests A New Artillery System

38 North at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies: On Friday, March 4, North Korea showed off a new “large-caliber” artillery rocket system. In this context, large-caliber probably means between 300-400 mm. North Korea appears to have tested the system from its coastal test range at Wonsan, with the projectiles flying about 150 km.… read more

March 8, 2016 | Threat News

Iran Launches Ballistic Missiles in Military Exercise

The Wall Street Journal: TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched several ballistic missiles during a military exercise on Tuesday, the official IRNA news agency reported. IRNA said the missiles, launched from silos in several locations across the country, demonstrated Iran’s “deterrence power” and its readiness to confront threats. State TV ran what it said was video… read more

March 7, 2016 | Threat News

Philippines Seizes North Korean Ship

The Wall Street Journal: The Philippines has moved quickly to put into effect new United Nations’ sanctions on North Korea by seizing a cargo ship owned by Pyongyang. The ship, the Jin Teng, arrived on Friday at Subic Bay, a port northwest of Manila. Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Armand Balilo said on Sunday the ship… read more

March 7, 2016 | Threat News

The Intel Behind Whether North Korea Even Has a Nuclear Arsenal to Put on Alert

ABC News: Is Kim Jong-un’s order placing North Korea’s nuclear weapons ready for use at a moment’s notice to carry out preemptive attacks realistic? Does North Korea even have an arsenal of nuclear weapons? Do North Korea’s long-range missile and nuclear tests mean they have the capability to place a small nuclear device on such… read more

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