North Korea

05.05.2017

North Korea, the US-UK’s latest target?

North Korea, the US-UK’s latest target?

Paul Rogers 4 May 2017 for openDemocracy Washington and London’s joint military exercises with Seoul raise questions that should be asked in Britain’s election campaign. An attack on a Nato convoy in Kabul on 3 May killed eight civilians and injured at least twenty-five people, including three Americans. »

05.05.2017

What is driving North Korea to nuclear madness?

What is driving North Korea to nuclear madness?

Another cycle of conferences started this week in Vienna to culminate in a conference to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2020.  States Parties and civil-society organisations have exchanged views in the general debate and in a number of side events.  At an International Peace Bureau event on “NATO,… »

02.05.2017

U.S. to launch yet another provocative Minuteman III ICBM test

U.S. to launch yet another provocative Minuteman III ICBM test

Amidst mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea, and just one week after a test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the U.S. has scheduled another Minuteman III ICBM missile test for Wednesday, May 3, between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air… »

29.04.2017

IPPNW statement on Korea crisis

IPPNW statement on Korea crisis

The persistent tensions on the Korean peninsula are rapidly escalating into a crisis fueled by mutual fears, provocations, and the volatile temperaments of two unpredictable, nuclear-armed heads of state. The current US administration seems determined to “resolve” the situation through shows of force and military threats. The government of Kim… »

17.04.2017

Japanese Government Should Make Sincere Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement of the North Korean Issue

Japanese Government Should Make Sincere Effort to Reach Peaceful Settlement of the North Korean Issue

Statement: Yasui Masakazu, Secretary General, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) 1.  Responding to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, the U.S. Trump Administration is reportedly deploying two destroyers carrying Tomahawk missiles and a carrier strike group of USS Carl Vinson in the sea around North Korea, setting… »

15.09.2016

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. … »

12.09.2016

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

September 9, 2016: North Korea today confirmed that it had conducted its most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, with an estimated yield of 10 kilotonnes, triggering a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a coalition of non-government organizations in close to 100 nations –… »

11.09.2016

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – Spurred by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapon test explosion on September 9, the UN Security Council is expected to adopt before the end of September a resolution reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago by the… »

31.05.2016

North Korea: beyond the missiles

North Korea: beyond the missiles

News of an unsuccessful test of a ballistic missile launched from North Korea is just one more event in the increased weapons activities that have taken place during and after  North  Korea’s first congress of the ruling Worker’s Party, the first to be held over 36 years. The fact… »

19.05.2016

Kim’s offer ignored while USA-Japan-South Korea plan war games

Kim’s offer ignored while USA-Japan-South Korea plan war games

Japan, U.S. and South Korea will hold anti-missile exercise in June, being their first joint military training exercise with the focus on cooperation to detect signs of missile launches by North Korea, a Seoul defense official said to the press just recently. This is the first such agreement among the… »

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