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June 9, 2015 | Threat News

Iran’s ballistic missiles could derail nuke deal

The Washington Examiner: As international negotiators work to meet a July 1 deadline for a deal designed to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, Iran’s growing missile program threatens to derail the talks. The Obama administration and its partners have agreed to keep discussions of ballistic missiles out of the nuclear talks after Tehran… read more

June 8, 2015 | Threat News

US Weighs Missiles in Europe to Counter Russia

Defense News: The United States is considering a range of moves to counter Russia’s alleged violation of a nuclear arms treaty, including bolstering missile defenses or even deploying land-based missiles in Europe, officials said Friday. The options are expected to be discussed at a meeting of senior military officers and diplomats convened by Defense Secretary… read more

June 8, 2015 | Threat News

Israel taking no chances- IDF deploys Iron Dome batteries in South

Jerusalem Post: The Israel Defense Forces is taking no chances. Just over a day after the firing of rockets by Palestinians at the Gaza frontier towns, the army deployed anti-rocket Iron Dome interceptors in the South. One battery was stationed near Ashdod and another was positioned not far from Netivot. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on… read more

June 4, 2015 | Threat News

N. Korea bashes S. Korea for ballistic missile test

Yonhap: North Korea condemned South Korea on Thursday for its test-firing of a ballistic missile capable of reaching nearly all parts of the communist nation. On Wednesday, the South carried out its first-ever launch of a ballistic missile with a range of more than 500 kilometers as part of efforts to better counter ever-growing nuclear… read more

June 3, 2015 | Threat News

Is North Korea Gearing Up for Another Space Launch?

38 North: On May 8, KCNA carried a typically vituperative essay by North Korea’s national space authority stating that “No matter who dares grumble and no matter how all hostile forces challenge the launch, satellites of Juche Korea will soar into the space one after another at the time and place designated and decided by… read more

June 1, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research

Washington Times: U.S. officials said they were seriously examining an Iranian dissident group’s claims on Thursday that Iran and North Korea are forging ballistic missile and nuclear research ties — but that the allegations are unlikely to derail ongoing nuclear negotiations between Western powers and Tehran. “We have seen these claims, and we take any… read more

May 29, 2015 | Threat News

What Is North Korea’s Nuclear Strategy?

The Diplomat: While there can be no certainty about how North Korea views its nuclear arsenal and how it might be employed, I have growing doubts about many contemporary arguments advanced by North Korea and nuclear experts. The collective conventional wisdom seems to point to a peacetime nuclear first-use strategy (dubbed “asymmetric escalation”) or a… read more

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

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