31 March 2004 - North Korea Special Weapons News
- House Panel Passes North Korean Human Rights Act Washington File 31 Mar 2004 -- The International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed March 31 the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, legislation aimed at promoting international cooperation on human rights and refugee protection and increasing transparency in the provision of humanitarian assistance to the people of North Korea.
- U-S MILITARY/NORTH KOREA VOA 31 Mar 2004 -- Senior U-S military officials say they are concerned about possible North Korean transfers of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups. However, in testimony (Wednesday) to a congressional committee, they say U-S and South Korean forces are well-prepared to deal with any threats arising from the North.
- KCNA Warns against U.S. Move to Establish MD KCNA 31 Mar 2004 -- The U.S. Navy will deploy a destroyer equipped with the Aegis combat system in the East Sea of Korea in September to serve as a long-range surveillance and tracking platform as part of efforts to "cope with the possible attack from countries such as north Korea," according to Kyodo News
- Japan's U.S.-Toeing Attitude Hit KCNA 31 Mar 2004 -- The Japanese reactionaries are going to invite ASEAN members to stage an "exercise of checking the transport of weapons of mass destruction(WMD)" in May. In this regard Rodong Sinmun in a signed commentary warns that if the DPRK judges that its sovereignty is infringed upon even a bit owing to the vicious blockade of Japanese reactionaries its army and the people will counter it with a strong retaliation.
- U.S. Escalated Moves to Establish MD under Fire KCNA 31 Mar 2004 -- The United States is pushing forward its moves to establish the Missile Defence System (MD) citing a "threat of ballistic missile" from the DPRK as a pretext.
- U.S. - S. Korea Joint War Maneuvers under Fire KCNA 31 Mar 2004 -- The joint war maneuvers Foal Eagle and RSOI staged by the United States and its followers against the DPRK wantonly violated the peace of the country, increased the danger of war and did serious harm to the Korean nation's cause of independent reunification.
- Separated Families and Relatives Meet KCNA 31 Mar 2004 -- The 9th reunion of separated families and relatives began at Mt. Kumgang Resort. Separated families and relatives of the north side had a collective meeting with those of the south side yesterday according to the agreement between the Red Cross organizations of both sides.
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