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October 17, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean official says diplomacy is off the table until it builds a missile that can hit the east coast of the US

AOL News: North Korea is not interested in diplomacy until it develops a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US East coast, a North Korean official said to CNN on Monday. Although the country was not forgoing diplomacy completely, the official said that North Korea was first interested in building an ICBM… read more

October 17, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Strategic Forces Hold Drills With Yars Missiles

Sputnik News: The Russian Strategic Missile Forces staged a large-scale command and staff exercise in the Sverdlovsk region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The drills involved more than 3,000 personnel, as well as 300 pieces of military hardware. Personnel practiced the field deployment of the Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system and counter-sabotage actions. The… read more

October 17, 2017 | Threat News

Bahrain In Talks For Purchase Of Russian S-400 Missile Systems

Defense World: Bahrain and Russia are in talks for purchase of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, the commander of Bahrain’s Royal Guard said Monday. “We are currently in the stage of negotiations, but with god’s help we will finish this process,” the commander Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa told reporters during on-going BIDEC expo held… read more

October 16, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s Kim works to turn missile-testing outpost into tourism cash cow

The Japan Times: SEOUL – In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavored ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to… read more

October 16, 2017 | Threat News

Top nuclear envoys of S. Korea, U.S. to meet in Seoul this week

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) — The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States will hold talks in Seoul this week to discuss joint efforts to address persistent nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, a diplomatic source said Sunday. Lee Do-hoon, the special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and… read more

October 16, 2017 | Threat News

New missile test feared as S. Korea-US drill starts

The Straits Times: SEOUL • South Korean military officials are preparing for another possible missile launch by the North as a five-day joint military drill with the United States kicks off today. Multiple South Korean media reports citing unidentified military officials at the weekend said missile vehicles “kept appearing and disappearing” from the map and “transporter… read more

October 13, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea: Earthquake near nuclear site sparks fears of fresh hydrogen bomb test

The Independent: A 2.9 magnitude earthquake has been recorded close to a nuclear testing site in North Korea, a US-based monitor has said, fuelling fears the country has tested another hydrogen bomb. The US Geological Survey said it had recorded the quake around 23km north-east of Sungjibaegam – a known North Korean nuclear testing site.… read more

October 13, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea warns its ‘hand is on the trigger’ and is prepared to launch ‘a salvo of missiles’ at US territory Guam

The Daily Mail: North Korea has made fresh threats to attack the U.S. territory of Guam with a ‘salvo of missiles’ after a recent aviation exercise over the peninsula. Kim Jong-Un’s government warned that a joint exercise with Japan and South Korea has ‘hardened our determination that the U.S. should be tamed with fire’. In… read more

October 13, 2017 | Threat News

Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad

Radio Free Europe: Russia may send more of its most advanced missiles to its Kaliningrad region in response to U.S. military deployments on NATO’s eastern flank, a prominent Russian lawmaker said. Retired General Vladimir Shamanov, who heads the defense committee in the lower house of parliament, said on October 12 that Russia could deploy additional… read more

October 13, 2017 | Threat News

Erdogan Says Turkey Also Interested In Russian S-500 Missile

Radio Free Europe: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that his country, which recently announced plans to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, is also interested in acquiring a future Russian missile system that is still under development. “In our talks with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin we are not thinking of stopping with the… read more

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