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March 31, 2016 | Threat News

Pentagon Confirms New North Korean ICBM

The Washington Free Beacon: North Korea has developed a new long-range mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that the Pentagon says moves the country‚Äôs leader Kim Jong Un closer to the goal of building missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland with nuclear warheads. The new missile is called the KN-14 by the Pentagon and is a… read more

March 31, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Nuclear Programme Advances

IHS Jane’s 360: North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, based on the simultaneous development of a weaponisable nuclear device and ballistic missile delivery systems, appears to have advanced incrementally in early 2016. Following Pyongyang’s claimed – although widely disputed – test of a ‘H-bomb’ (thermonuclear) device at its Punggye-ri complex on 6 January, and the launch… read more

March 30, 2016 | Threat News

Iran missile tests have caused alarm – U.N.’s Ban

Reuters: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that Iran’s ballistic missile had caused “alarm” and it would be up to the major powers to decide whether fresh sanctions should be applied. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards conducted ballistic missile tests earlier this month, in what they said was a demonstration of Iran’s non-nuclear deterrent power. Ban,… read more

March 30, 2016 | Threat News

Iran’s Khamenei: Missiles are part of the future

BBC: Iran’s top leader has said anyone who thinks negotiations are more important than building a missile system are traitors, his official website reports. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments appear to be a response to a statement from a former president who said discussions were the way forward. The statements come amid concern among world powers… read more

March 30, 2016 | Threat News

US and allies urge UN action against Iran for missile tests

Associated Press: The United States and three allies called for a Security Council meeting to respond to Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests which they say were carried out in defiance of a U.N. resolution. A report from the U.S., France, Britain and Germany obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press calls the launches “destabilizing and provocative.”… read more

March 29, 2016 | Threat News

Obama, Park and Abe to discuss North Korea on Thursday

Reuters: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program, the White House said on Monday. The meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington will take place the same day Obama talks with Chinese… read more

March 29, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile Along Its Coast

Reuters: North Korea test fired a short-range missile on its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, amid heightened tension over the isolated country’s nuclear and rocket programs. The missile was fired from near the North Korean coastal town of Wonsan at 5.40 p.m. (0840 GMT) and flew northeast for about 200 km and… read more

March 28, 2016 | Threat News

Kim Jong-un carries out ‘simulated attack’ on South Korean president’s official residence

The Telegraph: Tensions on the Korean peninsula festered on Friday as North Korea held its largest-ever military drills and prepared to bring about “the most miserable doom to the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppet group of traitors.” The drills were said to be part of a “simulated attack” on the Blue House, the… read more

March 28, 2016 | Threat News

Iran vows to pursue missile program despite new U.S. sanctions

Reuters: Iran will pursue its development of ballistic missiles despite the U.S. blacklisting of more Iranian companies linked to the program, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Monday. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles this month, drawing condemnation from Western leaders who believe the tests violate a United Nations resolution.… read more

March 28, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Propaganda Video Shows Nuclear Strike on Washington DC

The Diplomat: A dramatic propaganda reveal. Amid rapid improvements to its nuclear weapons program, North Korea released a propaganda video on Saturday that, among other things, shows a nuclear strike on Washington, DC. North Korea regularly threatens the United States and South Korea with violence, particularly during this time of the year, when the two… read more

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