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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

March 14, 2016 | Threat News

North Korean Hydrogen Bomb Can Wipe Out Manhattan: Propaganda Outlet

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) — A North Korean-developed hydrogen bomb placed on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile can wipe out everyone in Manhattan, Pyongyang’s state-run propaganda outlet said Sunday. Citing an article by a nuclear scientist, DPRK Today claimed that the North has succeeding in miniaturizing nuclear warheads and making the… read more

March 11, 2016 | Threat News

Kim Jong-Un threatens to turn the US into ‘flames and ashes’ as he orders more nuclear tests and oversees another ballistic missile launch

Daily Mail: North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-Un has threatened to turn Washington and Seoul into ‘flames and ashes’ and demanded further nuclear capability tests in his pariah state. Tensions have intensified on the peninsula with South Korea and the US reportedly engaged in joint ‘decapitation strike’ exercises designed to simulate wiping out the North’s leadership.… read more

March 11, 2016 | Threat News

Iran shows underground ballistic missile launch base

IHS Jane’s 360: Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has provided additional insight into how its underground ballistic missile launch bases work by allowing a TV news crew to film inside one such facility. The news crew also filmed a ballistic missile being launched from the underground facility. This footage showed terrain that IHS Jane’s… read more

March 10, 2016 | Threat News

China Assists North Korea with New 300mm Rocket Artillery System

IHS Jane’s 360: Key Points On 3 March North Korea fired six rounds from its new 300 mm MRL in a show of defiance against new UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang The system seems to owe much to Chinese technology China has apparently contributed significant technology to North Korea’s new 300 mm guided multiple… read more

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