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March 2, 2016 | Threat News

UN Reports Details How North Korea Evaded Sanctions

Voice of America: A new study by the United Nations Security Council details how North Korea has effectively evaded international sanctions in the last decade. The study comes as the Council prepares to vote on new sanctions against the secretive and authoritarian state. The report, written by a U.N. panel that oversees sanctions violations, acknowledges… read more

March 2, 2016 | Threat News

U.N. delays vote on tough new North Korea sanctions at Russia’s request

Reuters: A U.N. Security Council vote on a resolution to dramatically expand sanctions on North Korea after its recent nuclear test and satellite launch has been delayed to Wednesday after Russia negotiated changes in the U.S.-Chinese drafted text. Last week the United States presented the 15-nation council with the draft resolution that would significantly tighten… read more

March 1, 2016 | Threat News

UN Security Council to Vote on New North Korea Sanctions

Voice of America: The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would impose new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The resolution, drafted by the United States and introduced last Thursday, calls for a total arms embargo on Pyongyang, a mandatory… read more

March 1, 2016 | Threat News

Zarif: Iran will continue to develop missile program

The Jerusalem Post: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signaled that warming relations with the West after the nuclear deal would have no impact on Iran developing its missile program. “We will not get permission from anyone for our missile and defense capability,” said Zarif on Sunday in an interview with the Students News Agency… read more

February 29, 2016 | Threat News

First exercise with new Iskander-M missile systems begins in Siberia

TASS – Russian News Agency: MOSCOW, February 29. /TASS/. The missile formation of Russia’s Eastern Military District in the Republic of Buryatia (Siberia) has been alerted for a tactical exercise, the district spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told reporters on Monday. According to him, it is the first exercise involving the formation after it received the… read more

February 29, 2016 | Threat News

Iran preparing to launch satellite into orbit, US experts say

The Times of Israel: Iran is set to launch a satellite into orbit in the coming days, raising concerns about Tehran’s potential development of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), US intelligence officials said. According to satellite images obtained last week by arms control experts Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, Melissa Hanham and Catherine Dill, the Imam Khomeini Space… read more

February 26, 2016 | Threat News

Aim of Draft U.N. Sanctions: Decisive Squeeze on North Korea

The Wall Street Journal: SEOUL—New draft United Nations sanctions on North Korea target a much wider range of Pyongyang’s sources of revenue and weapons technology than previous U.N. penalties against the country. They also seek to tackle a critical flaw in past sanctions packages: failure by U.N. member states to police the directives. A panel… read more

February 26, 2016 | Threat News

Nuclear Deal in Place, Iran Is Testing New Missiles and Doubling Down in Syria

Foreign Policy: During festivities this month marking the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, officials publicly displayed a mock-up of the country’s latest rocket, the Simorgh. Designed to launch a satellite into space, it bears a striking resemblance to the rocket North Korea just used for its own satellite launch, reinforcing concerns that Tehran is working… read more

February 25, 2016 | Threat News

Fifty Saudi Soldiers killed by Yemeni missile

Albawaba News: Yemeni forces have killed at least 50 Saudi troops, including commanders, in a ballistic missile attack in the country’s northern Jawf province. Yemeni forces, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi rebels, targeted a Saudi military installation in Beir al-Maraziq region with a Qaher 1 ballistic missile in the early hours of… read more

February 24, 2016 | Threat News

Kim Jong-un threatens to bomb South Korean president’s home

The Telegraph: North Korea has threatened to carry out a “pre-emptive strike” against the Blue House, the official residence of the South Korean president, and US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region. “All our strategic and tactical means of striking will be mobilised to carry out pre-emptive, just operations”, the Supreme Command of the Korean… read more

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