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March 2014 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • UN 'Resolution on Human Rights' against DPRK Rejected: FM Spokesman KCNA 31 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Sunday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the adoption of the 'resolution' against the DPRK at the UN Human Rights Council:
  • Vol. 2 of 'Collection of Kim Il Sung's Anecdotes' Published in DPRK KCNA 31 Mar 2014 -- Vol. 2 of 'Collection of Kim Il Sung's Anecdotes', a cycle of revolutionary anecdotes, was published in the DPRK.
  • N Korea's new nuclear test will not be left without response — S Korean FM VoR 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea's possible new nuclear test will not be left without response, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se warned on Monday. 'Whether North Korea will conduct a nuclear test ultimately depends on (the decision of) the North's leadership, but their choice will largely determine the future of North Korea,' the minister said. 'If North Korea carries out a nuclear test, (it) will certainly have to pay severe costs,' the South Korean foreign minister said.
  • North, South Korea Trade Fire Across Maritime Border VOA 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has fired artillery shells into South Korean waters, apparently in reaction to military exercises being conducted between the U.S. and South Korea.
  • China Calls for Calm After Koreas Fire Artillery into Ocean VOA 31 Mar 2014 -- China is calling for calm in the Korean Peninsula after North Korea fired artillery near the South's maritime border, and Seoul responded by firing back.
  • North, South Korea Trade Artillery Fire Across Maritime Border VOA 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has fired artillery shells into South Korean waters, apparently in reaction to military exercises being conducted between the U.S. and South Korea.
  • China worried about Korean Peninsula tensions: FM People's Daily 31 Mar 2014 -- China here on Monday expressed concern about the rise of tension on the Korean Peninsula, as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) reportedly fired shells near their disputed western maritime border.
  • Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border - military VoR 31 Mar 2014 -- North and South Korea traded fire across their disputed maritime border on Monday, with the South's military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.
  • N Korea to carry out live-fire drills: Seoul Iran Press TV 31 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has announced that it is ready to carry out live-fire drills near its disputed border with South Korea, Seoul says.
  • N Korea doesn't rule out 'new form of nuclear test' VoR 30 Mar 2014 -- North Korea said Sunday it 'will not rule out' a new nuclear test as it defended its recent mid-range missile launch which triggered widespread international condemnation.
  • DPRK FM Blasts UN for Taking Issue with DPRK over Its Justifiable Rocket Launching Drills KCNA 30 Mar 2014 -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sunday issued the following statement blasting the United Nations for its illegal action of taking issue with the justifiable rocket launching drills conducted by the Korean People's Army (KPA):
  • S Korea launches anti-Pyongyang leaflets, N Korea warns of 'war' VoR 29 Mar 2014 -- North Korea said Saturday its relations with South Korea had been driven into a 'catastrophic' phase again, warning the South's scattering of anti-Pyongyang leaflets could spark a war. The statement came hours after Pyongyang's foreign ministry said the North would bolster its 'war deterrent', accusing the United States of deliberately escalating tension through ongoing joint military drills with the South.
  • Spokesman for N. Side's Delegation to N-S High-level Contact Blasts S. Korea's Scattering of Anti-DPRK Leaflets KCNA 29 Mar 2014 -- The north-south relations have been driven into a catastrophic phase again due to the south Korean authorities' frantic scattering of anti-DPRK leaflets. The spokesman for the north side's delegation to the north-south high-level contact issued a statement revealing its gravity on Friday.
  • Sailors Interviewed after Their Return Home KCNA 29 Mar 2014 -- The sailors who had come back to the DPRK from south Korea to where they had been taken were interviewed by domestic and foreign reporters at the People's Palace of Culture Saturday.
  • DPRK, Tax-free Country KCNA 29 Mar 2014 -- The tax system was totally abolished in the DPRK on April 1, Juche 63 (1974).
  • Fate of North-South Relations Entirely Depends on Attitude of S. Korean Authorities: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 29 Mar 2014 -- The present south Korean chief executive made very provocative remarks for no reason over the DPRK's nuclear issue at the 3rd 'nuclear security summit' held in Netherlands. The DPRK laid bare the injustice of her remarks and drew attention to her undesirable demeanor in an answer given by the spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) to the question raised by KCNA.
  • DPRK Will Bolster Up War Deterrent: Spokesman KCNA 28 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Friday blasting the U.S. for disclosing its attempt to intensify military provocations disturbing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity:
  • KPA Will Never Pardon Gangsterism of S. Korean Military Warmongers: Spokesman KCNA 28 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Friday in connection with the fact that a speed boat flotilla belonging to the second fleet of the south Korean navy illegally intruded into the waters of the DPRK side in the West Sea of Korea and forcibly seized a peaceable fishing boat of the DPRK on Thursday night:
  • N Korea stages drills with mock S Korea targets VoR 27 Mar 2014 -- Korean soldiers participate in the South Korea-US 'Key Resolve and Foal Eagle' annual joint military exercises at the Mugeon-ri drill field on Paju, S. Korea
  • North Korea Slams South's President as Tensions Mount VOA 27 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has made a blistering verbal attack on South Korean President Park Geun-hye, calling her a 'faithful servant and stooge' of the U.S. and comparing her to a 'blabbering' peasant woman.
  • N Korea test-fires two medium-range ballistic missiles as Obama hosts summit VoR 26 Mar 2014 -- North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles Wednesday, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit aimed at uniting the three nations against Pyongyang's nuclear threat.
  • North Korea launches two ballistic missiles VoR 26 Mar 2014 -- Today North Korea carried out tests of two ballistic missiles of the Nodong type launched in the direction of the South China Sea, the Yonhap news agency reports.
  • North Korea Launches Mid-Range Missiles VOA 25 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has fired two medium-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, a move Seoul and Washington immediately slammed as a provocation.
  • North Korea Launches Mid-range Missiles VOA 25 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has fired two medium-range Rondog missiles into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea in Korea.
  • Remarks by President Obama, President Park of the Republic of Korea, and Prime Minister Abe of Japan The White House 25 Mar 2014
  • North Korea launches 16 more short-range rockets into sea VoR 23 Mar 2014 -- North Korea fired 16 short-range rockets off its eastern coast Sunday for the second straight day, the South's military command said. It was the latest in a series of sabre-rattling actions since February in apparent response to ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and Washington.
  • Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by Moranbong Band KCNA 23 Mar 2014 -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju, watched the performance given by the Moranbong Band at April 25 House of Culture on Mar. 22.
  • Many Works Made Public by Kim Jong Il KCNA 23 Mar 2014 -- Leader Kim Jong Il made public a lot of works in those days of leading revolution, clearly clarifying tasks for carrying forward the revolutionary traditions of anti-Japanese struggle generation after generation and ways for doing so.
  • Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Ryugyong Dental Hospital, Okryu Children's Hospital KCNA 22 Mar 2014 -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to Ryugyong Dental Hospital and Okryu Children's Hospital.
  • North Korea test fires 30 short-range missiles Iran Press TV 22 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has test fired 30 short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan amid calls by the United States and South Korea to stop the so-called acts of provocation.
  • N Korea launches 30 short-range rockets in fourth round of missile tests VoR 22 Mar 2014 -- North Korea launched 30 short-range rockets on Saturday in the fourth round of missile launches this month, South Korea said. The rockets were launched within a matter of hours from North Korea's east coast and flew about 60 kilometres towards the open ocean, the South Korean military said.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Firing Competition among Teachers of Military Universities KCNA 19 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, guided a firing competition among teachers of Kim Jong Suk Naval University and Kim Chaek Air Force University.
  • U.S. Personnel Remain Aboard as Seized Tanker Returns to Libya AFPS 19 Mar 2014 -- Twenty-five Navy personnel remain aboard the oil tanker Morning Glory after a team of Navy SEALs boarded and took control of the ship March 17, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said today.
  • DPRK Premier Makes Field Survey of Pukchang Thermal-power Complex KCNA 18 Mar 2014 -- DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju made a field survey of the Pukchang Thermal-power Complex.
  • DoD Statement on Boarding of Commercial Tanker Morning Glory DoD 17 Mar 2014
  • US Navy Seals seize North Korean oil tanker VoR 17 Mar 2014 -- US Navy Seals boarded and took control of a North Korea-flagged tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said on Monday. No one was hurt 'when US forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans,' Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.
  • China denounces UN criticism of N Korea in rights report Iran Press TV 17 Mar 2014 -- A senior Chinese official has strongly rejected a recent United Nations report on human rights violations in North Korea.
  • South Korea slams North's missile launches Iran Press TV 17 Mar 2014 -- South Korean defense authorities have strongly condemned North Korea's latest short-range missile launches into the Sea of Japan as provocative.
  • Head of UN rights probe on DPR Korea urges accountability for 'unspeakable atrocities' UN News Centre 17 Mar 2014 -- Detailing a raft of "unspeakable atrocities" committed in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "without parallel in the modern world," the head of a United Nations-mandated probe into the human rights situation there called today on the international community to hold the country to account, including through referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • UN Investigators Call for Action Against N. Korea Abuses VOA 17 Mar 2014 -- United Nations investigators are challenging the international community to take immediate and urgent action to stop, what they call, North Korea's unspeakable atrocities against its population.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Enlarged Meeting of CMC of WPK KCNA 17 Mar 2014 -- An enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea was held under the guidance of Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, chairman of the CMC of the WPK, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.
  • Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by Moranbong Band KCNA 17 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, enjoyed a performance given by the Moranbong Band together with service personnel of the KPA.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Firing Competition KCNA 17 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, guided a firing competition among commanding officers of the services and corps-level units.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Flight Exercise KCNA 17 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, guided the flight exercise of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 188 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.
  • U.S. Should Roll Back Its Hostile Policy toward DPRK: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 16 Mar 2014 -- The U.S. should drop its hostile policy toward the DPRK, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in an article.
  • North Korea test-fires missiles amid tensions Iran Press TV 16 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has test-fired at least 18 short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, provoking the neighboring south and the United States.
  • North Korea test-fires 25 rockets into sea - official VoR 16 Mar 2014 -- North Korea Sunday test-fired 25 rockets into the sea, South Korea's defence ministry said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington. The rockets were fired off the North's east coast and flew about 70 kilometres (42 miles) over the Sea of Japan (East Sea), a ministry spokesman said.
  • NDC of DPRK Clarifies Principled Stand on U.S. Hostile Policy toward It KCNA 15 Mar 2014 -- The National Defence Commission of the DPRK Friday released the following statement:
  • Shooting Gallery in Pyongyang Tells about Leaders' Love for People KCNA 15 Mar 2014 -- The Meari Shooting Gallery has taken its shape in Chongchun Street here as a public service centre for the popular masses.
  • Unity and Cohesion of WPK Are Greatest Heritage Left by Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 15 Mar 2014 -- The invincible unity and cohesion of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) are the greatest heritage left by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who devoted all their lives to them and a treasure for the eternal victory of Songun Korea, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in an article.
  • US urges N Korea to refrain from provocative actions VoR 17 Mar 2014 -- The US State Department on Sunday called on North Korea to refrain from provocative actions following reports Pyongyang had fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula. 'We are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula,' State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a brief statement.
  • NDC of DPRK Clarifies Stand on U.S. Hostile Policy towards It KCNA 14 Mar 2014 -- The National Defence Commission of the DPRK released a statement Friday in connection with the fact that the U.S. hostile policy towards it and its recent moves pursuant to the policy have gone to such a grave pass that they cannot be overlooked any longer.
  • CPRK Spokesman Condemns South Korean Confrontation Maniacs' Smear Campaign against DPRK KCNA 14 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Friday made public a statement denouncing the south Korean anti-reunification confrontation maniacs for bringing their smear campaign against their fellow countrymen in the north to an extreme phase despite of its repeated warnings.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Intensifying Revolutionary Ideological Offensive KCNA 14 Mar 2014 -- Rodong Sinmun Friday in an editorial calls for making a breakthrough in the revolutionary ideological offensive by raising a strong wind of studying Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Korea's Reunification Based on Three Principles KCNA 14 Mar 2014 -- The three principles of national reunification and the idea of By Our Nation Itself are the most reasonable and effective principles and idea common to the nation to achieve Korea's reunification, true to the will and aspiration of the entire nation, Rodong Sinmun Friday says in an article.
  • Spokesman for U.S. State Department Assailed for His Invectives against Election in DPRK KCNA 13 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Thursday as regards the invectives let loose by the spokesman for the U.S. State Department against the election of the deputies to the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK:
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Shooting Contest of Teaching Staff of Military Universities KCNA 12 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided a shooting contest of teaching staff of military universities.
  • Kim Jong Un Visits Central Zoo KCNA 12 Mar 2014 -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, went round the Central Zoo where projects are under way to build new buildings and remodel the existing ones.
  • Spokesman for Maritime Administration of DPRK on 'Oil Tanker Incident' in Libya KCNA 12 Mar 2014 -- A spokesman for the Maritime Administration of the DPRK Wednesday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA in connection with the recent DPRK-flagged 'oil tanker incident' which occurred in Libya:
  • N Korea denies any responsibility for tanker loaded with crude at rebel-held Libya port VoR 13 Mar 2014 -- North Korea denied on Thursday any responsibility for an oil tanker that loaded crude from a Libyan rebel-held port and fled the OPEC member state's attempt to seize it, saying the vessel that carried its flag was operated by an Egyptian firm.
  • Cell Phone Proliferation No Threat to North Korean Regime VOA 12 Mar 2014 -- The number of mobile phone subscribers in North Korea doubled to more than two million last year, but a 'Korean Spring' appears unlikely anytime soon.
  • Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by Art Squads of KPA Units KCNA 11 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, watched the performance given by the art squads of KPA Units 567, 324 and 233 that proved successful at the 1st contest among art squads of the KPA.
  • DPRK Clarifies Principled Stand KCNA 11 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the north side delegation for north-south high-level contact Tuesday made public a statement clarifying the DPRK's principled stand concerning the grave hurdle lying in the way of implementing the hard-won agreement made at the north-south high-level contact.
  • Report of Central Election Committee on Results on Election of Deputies to 13th SPA KCNA 11 Mar 2014 -- The election of the deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly took place successfully in the DPRK
  • Tanker With Libyan 'Rebel' Oil Heads to Sea VOA 11 Mar 2014 -- A North Korean-flagged tanker that illegally loaded crude oil at a rebel-held port in Libya is reportedly in international waters.
  • North Korean ship slips away from Libyan military Iran Press TV 11 Mar 2014 -- A North Korean-flagged oil tanker loaded with crude oil from a rebel-held port in eastern Libya has escaped the Libyan military forces to the open sea, officials say.
  • Central Election Committee Reports on Kim Jong Un's Election as Deputy to SPA KCNA 10 Mar 2014 -- The election of deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was successfully held in the DPRK.
  • Death Anniversary of Kim Il Observed KCNA 10 Mar 2014 -- A national memorial service took place at the Central Youth Hall on Monday on the occasion of the 30th death anniversary of Kim Il, a revolutionary martyr.
  • Officials: Libyan Navy Seizes Tanker at Rebel-Held Port VOA 10 Mar 2014 -- Libyan officials say government forces have seized a tanker loaded with crude oil that a separatist militia was attempting to export in defiance of the country's central authorities.
  • Libyan forces surround N Korean-flagged oil tanker Iran Press TV 10 Mar 2014 -- Libyan military forces have surrounded a North Korean-flagged oil tanker carrying oil sold without Tripoli's permission in the east of Libya.
  • US Says Oil in Libyan Port Stolen, Warns of Sanctions VOA 10 Mar 2014 -- The United States is warning of consequences related to any unauthorized sales of oil that militia members have loaded onto a North Korean-flagged tanker in a Libyan port.
  • Libyan government forces seize tanker at rebel-held port - officials VoR 10 Mar 2014 -- Libyan government forces on Monday seized a tanker that had loaded crude at a port under the control of rebels who plan to sell oil independently of the Tripoli government, state-owned National Oil Corp (NOC) said.
  • Kim Jong-un unanimously elected to North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly VoR 10 Mar 2014 -- The leader of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Jong-un, has been unanimously elected to the Supreme People's Assembly, according to a report, circulated by the Korean Central News Agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday.
  • Kim Jong Un Visits Kim Il Sung University of Politics and Takes Part in Election of Deputy to SPA KCNA 09 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, visited the Kim Il Sung University of Politics and took part in the election of a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly at sub-constituency No. 43 of Constituency No. 105 together with service personnel of the KPA on Sunday.
  • All Voters Go to Polls KCNA 09 Mar 2014 -- The election of the deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK is going on, according to the Rules on the Elections of Deputies to the People's Assemblies at All Levels.
  • Senior Party, State Officials Go to Polls KCNA 09 Mar 2014 -- Senior party and state officials of the DPRK went to sub-constituencies across the country on Sunday to join the voters there in the election of the deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly.
  • Election of Deputies to SPA Goes On KCNA 09 Mar 2014 -- The election of the deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK is going on at the sub-constituencies across the country.
  • Election of Deputies to SPA Under Way in DPRK KCNA 09 Mar 2014 -- The election of the deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly is taking place in the DPRK on Sunday.
  • Libya threatens to bomb North Korean oil tanker Iran Press TV 08 Mar 2014 -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has warned that Tripoli will bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker which is illegally loading crude oil from an eastern port in the country.
  • N Korean ship loads oil at Libyan port: Report Iran Press TV 08 Mar 2014 -- A North Korean-flagged tanker has begun loading oil at a rebel-controlled Libyan port in the east of the country, a report says.
  • Libya threatening to bomb N Korea tanker if its ships oil from rebel-held port VoR 08 Mar 2014 -- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth. The rebels, who have seized three major Libyan ports since August to press their demands for more autonomy, warned Tripoli against staging an attack to halt the oil sale after the tanker docked at Es Sider export terminal, one of the country's biggest. A local television station controlled by protesters showed footage of pro-autonomy rebels holding a lengthy ceremony and slaughtering a camel to celebrate their first oil shipment.
  • China never allows war on Korean Peninsula: Chinese FM Iran Press TV 08 Mar 2014 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing will not permit "war" and "instability" on the Korean Peninsula, calling for the resumption of dialogue between North and South Korea.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Flight Drill of KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit KCNA 07 Mar 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided a flight drill of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 2620 honored with the Title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.
  • Candidates for SPA Deputies Nominated, Registered at All Constituencies KCNA 06 Mar 2014 -- The Central Election Committee for the Election of the Deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK Wednesday reported that candidates for the SPA deputies were nominated and registered at all constituencies of the DPRK.
  • DPRK's Rocket Launching Drills, Part of Military Power of Its Army: KPA Officer KCNA 06 Mar 2014 -- An Pyong Min, an officer of the Korean People's Army (KPA), said, recalling that the KPA Strategic Force successfully carried out rocket launching drills recently according to its regular training plans:
  • China voices concern at North Korea artillery launch Iran Press TV 06 Mar 2014 -- China has expressed concern after North Korea staged an artillery launch minutes before a Chinese commercial plane carrying 202 people flew in the same area.
  • North Korea rejects talks on family reunions Iran Press TV 06 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has rejected a request from the South for talks on reunions for families separated by the Korean War amid simmering military tensions between the two neighbors.
  • North rejects S Korea's offer for talks on regular family reunion VoR 06 Mar 2014 -- North Korea on Thursday rejected South Korea's offer to hold talks between Red Cross officials to discuss the topic on regularly holding family reunions, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
  • North Korea poses 'growing' threat to US - Defense Department VoR 06 Mar 2014 -- The Pentagon on Tuesday said North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and strategic missiles poses a growing danger to the United States. In a Quadrennial Defense Review released by the Pentagon this week, the Defense Department said that the increasing nuclear aspirations of North Korea can become a threat to United States. Describing the regime in Pyongyang as "closed and authoritarian," the Defense Department said the US military would maintain a major presence in the region and keep up investments in missile defense.
  • U.S. Urged to Drop Bad Habit of Deliberately Blaming Others: KPA Strategic Force Spokesman KCNA 05 Mar 2014 -- Units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army successfully conducted rocket-launching drills from Feb. 21 to Mar. 4 according to the regular training plans of fire power units.
  • Construction of Scientists' Street Starts in DPRK KCNA 05 Mar 2014 -- The construction of Satellite Scientists' Street began in the DPRK.
  • North Korea Rejects Seoul's Proposal on Reunion Talks VOA 05 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has rejected South's Korea's proposal for talks on resuming reunions between families separated by the 1950s Korean War.
  • DPR Korea: Security Council extends expert panel assisting sanctions committee UN News Centre 05 Mar 2014 -- The Security Council today extended for another 13 months the mandate of the panel of experts dealing with United Nations sanctions imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for testing nuclear arms.
  • North Korea defends missile tests Iran Press TV 05 Mar 2014 -- North Korea has defended its recent missile and rocket tests, describing them as "ordinary military practice," local media say.
  • North may conduct nuclear test: S Korean official Iran Press TV 05 Mar 2014 -- South Korean Defense Minister claims that North Korea could conduct a nuclear test as tensions continue to grow on the troubled Korean Peninsula.
  • North Korea fires seven more short-range projectiles VoR 05 Mar 2014 -- North Korea fired off seven more short-range projectiles, estimated to be artillery shells, Tuesday in its east coast, Yonhap News Agency reported.
  • N. Korea Fires More Missiles Into Sea VOA 04 Mar 2014 -- North Korea continued Tuesday launching short-range missiles into the ocean, as part of what Seoul says is a protest against U.S.-South Korean military drills.
  • Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Pyongyang Weak-current Apparatus Factory KCNA 03 Mar 2014 -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Pyongyang Weak-current Apparatus Factory.
  • DPRK Expels Australian Who Committed Criminal Acts KCNA 03 Mar 2014 -- The DPRK's relevant organ on February 18 arrested Australian John Alexander Short, who committed anti-DPRK religious acts after entering the DPRK as a tourist, and investigated him.
  • Nuclear safety, Iran and DPR Korea among pressing issues for UN atomic watchdog UN News Centre 03 Mar 2014 -- The United Nations atomic energy chief today highlighted some of the most pressing issues on the agenda of his agency, ranging from nuclear safety to verification of the activities of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
  • US, S. Korea Criticize N. Korea Missile Launches VOA 03 Mar 2014 -- The United States and South Korea have criticized another round of North Korean short range missile launches, saying two more missiles were fired Monday.
  • Japan, North Korea hold first talks since 2012 VoR 03 Mar 2014 -- Japan and North Korean Red Cross and government officials met Monday for the first time since 2012 for what Pyongyang called a 'productive' dialogue. After discussions in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang, the two sides agreed to hold more rounds of talks about the possible repatriation of the remains of Japanese nationals who died in the North during World War II.
  • North Korea test fires two short-range missiles - Seoul VoR 03 Mar 2014 -- North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea's defence ministry said, days after launching similar rockets last week.
  • FM Spokesman Refutes Remarks of U.S. Secretary of State KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Saturday blasting U.S. Secretary of State Kerry's recent malignant mud-slinging at the DPRK:
  • Joint Appeal Issued to All Koreans KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- The north's Council for the Reunification of Tangun's Nation and the south's Council for the Peaceful Unification of Tangun's Nation issued a joint appeal Saturday, the 95th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising (March 1, 1919) recorded in the Korean nation' history of the struggle against foreign forces.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Ushering in New Era of Reunification, Prosperity KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- Today marks the 95th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Implementing Inter-Korean Declarations KCNA 01 Mar 2014 -- Rodong Sinmun in an article Saturday calls for respecting the inter-Korean declarations and successfully implementing them in order to prevent the danger of a war and ensure peace on the Korean peninsula.



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