Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
September 2014 - North Korea Special Weapons News
- S. Korean Leader Responds to North's Attacks on Human Rights Policy VOA 30 Sep 2014 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has responded to North Korean criticism by saying the North's human rights record is "the crux" of Seoul's policy toward the communist country.
- North Korean Leader Resting in Hospital After Surgery: Reports RIA Novosti 30 Sep 2014 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has undergone an ankle fracture surgery in Pyongyang and currently remains in hospital, South Korea's The Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday.
- Political Instability Worsened in North Korea: World Bank RIA Novosti 30 Sep 2014 -- The political situation in North Korea has worsened more in 2013 than the previous year, the World Bank reported on Tuesday.
- South Korea Approves Humanitarian Aid Worth $200,000 to Pyongyang RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2014 -- South Korea's Ministry of Unification announced that it has approved a nongovernmental organization's request for permission to deliver humanitarian aid worth 200 million won ($190,512) to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reports.
- DPRK Will Perform Its Responsibility and Role as Independent UN Member: Head of DPRK Delegation KCNA 28 Sep 2014 -- Independence, peace and friendship are the foreign policy tenet of the DPRK. The DPRK will, as in the past, in the future, too, fulfill its responsibility and role as an independent UN member by steadfastly adhering to this tenet in UN activities.
- DPRK Admits Top Leader Kim Has Health Problems People's Daily 28 Sep 2014 -- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is still leading the DPRK people with huge enthusiasm despite his recent health problems, the Korean Central Television (KCTV) reported Friday.
- Pyongyang Says N Korean Nuclear Issue to Be Resolved by Termination of US Hostile Policy RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2014 -- North Korea's nuclear program had been developed as a response to Washington's 'hostile policy,' 'nuclear threats' and 'stifling strategy' against the DPRK, claimed North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong in his UN address.
- DPR Korea, in UN address, says reunification 'only way to prevent war, safeguard peace' UN News Centre 27 Sep 2014 -- Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ri Su Yong, told delegates that despite recent gains in economic development, his country continued to face "serious obstacles" due to the continuing divisions separating the Korean peninsula.
- Source: Foreign Medics Treat N. Korean Leader VOA 26 Sep 2014 -- A team of foreign medical workers appears to have visited North Korea to treat its leader, Kim Jong Un, a South Korean government official said Friday.
- Kim Jong-un May Be Suffering from Gout: South Korean Media RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2014 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was nowhere to be found during the second session of the country's parliament this Thursday, and hasn't appeared in public for over three weeks, leading to speculation among the South Korean media that he may be suffering from gout.
- 2nd Session of 13th Supreme People's Assembly of DPRK Held KCNA 25 Sep 2014 -- The 2nd Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Thursday.
- WFP: N Korean Rations Plunge to Lowest Level in 3 Years VOA 24 Sep 2014 -- The World Food Program says North Korea's food ration for August was only 250 grams per person per day, the lowest figure since 2011 and significantly below Pyongyang's target of 573 grams.
- Remarks at Event on Human Rights in the D.P.R.K. US Dept. of State 23 Sep 2014
- Kerry Slams N. Korea Human Rights Abuses VOA 23 Sep 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly slammed North Korea's human rights record and called on the reclusive state to close its labor camps.
- DPRK FM Clarifies Principled Stand on Int'l Law KCNA 18 Sep 2014 -- DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong made a speech at the 53rd Session of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) on September 15.
- US Proposes Talks Over Envoy to North Korea VOA 17 Sep 2014 -- The United States has proposed consultations with North Korea on sending a special U.S. envoy to Pyongyang to try to secure the release of three detained Americans.
- Nuclear programmes of DPR Korea, Iran remain 'serious concern' – UN official UN News Centre 15 Sep 2014 -- The nuclear programmes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today, as he called on both countries to cooperate fully to clear up outstanding issues.
- North Korea Developing Vertical Launching System for SLBMs - Reports RIA Novosti 15 Sep 2014 -- North Korea could be developing a new vertical launching system for submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), a South Korean Defense Ministry official said Monday.
- U.S. Citizen Tried in DPRK KCNA 14 Sep 2014 -- A trial of U.S. citizen Miller Matthew Todd was held at the Supreme Court of the DPRK on Sunday.
- N Korea sentences US man to 6 years of hard labor Iran Press TV 14 Sep 2014 -- A North Korean court has sentenced a 24-year-old US citizen to six years of hard labor after convicting him of hostile acts against the East Asian country.
- North Korea Sentences Detained American Tourist to 6 Years in Labor Camp: Reports RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2014 -- American citizen Matthew Miller, arrested in April in North Korea for violating his tourist status has been sentenced to six years of work in a corrective labor camp, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported with reference to North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA on Sunday.
- North Korea Releases Report Claiming Citizens 'Enjoy Genuine Human Rights' RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2014 -- North Korea has published a report that claims the country's citizens "enjoy genuine human rights" in a bid to counter allegations of widespread abuses and crimes against humanity made among others by the UN, the North's news agency KCNA reports.
- Report on Human Rights Situation in DPRK Released KCNA 13 Sep 2014 -- A report of the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies was released on Saturday amid concern and expectation of the public at home and abroad. It reflects the characteristics of the socialist system, human rights policy pursued in the DPRK and the actual human rights performance in the country.
- Association for Human Rights Studies Spokesman on Report on Human Rights Performance in DPRK KCNA 13 Sep 2014 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies Saturday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards a report on the human rights policy pursued in the DPRK and its human rights mechanism:
- New UN Rights Chief Urges N. Korean Accountability VOA 09 Sep 2014 -- The United Nations' new High Commissioner for Human Rights has spoken on the situation in North Korea for the first time since taking office late last month.
- CPRK Demands Pullout of U.S. Forces in S. Korea KCNA 07 Sep 2014 -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released a statement Sunday on the lapse of 69 years since the U.S. imperialists' illegal occupation of south Korea.
- DPRK Witnesses Unusual Summer Weather KCNA 06 Sep 2014 -- Unusual weather was witnessed in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea this summer.
- Kim Il Sung's Feats for Nation Building KCNA 06 Sep 2014 -- President Kim Il Sung is a great patriot as he built a genuine country for the people in Korea, for the first time in its history of 5 000 years.
- IAEA Detects Activity at North Korea Nuclear Site: Report RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2014 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has detected activity at North Korea's nuclear facility in Yongbyon, a site capable of producing plutonium for nuclear bombs, AFP reported on Friday.
- Notice to S. Korean Red Cross KCNA 05 Sep 2014 -- An institution concerned of the DPRK intercepted a south Korean inhabitant who illegally entered the DPRK via a third country.
- DPRK Will Resolutely Counter S. Korean Group's Human Rights Racket: CPRK Secretariat KCNA 05 Sep 2014 -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released information bulletin No. 1073 Friday as regards the south Korean puppet group's human rights racket that has reached an extremely reckless phase.
- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary's Reckless Remarks on "Missile Threat" from DPRK Assailed KCNA 02 Sep 2014 -- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, touring south Korea recently, talked about a trite "threat" from the DPRK.
- Minju Joson Snubs S. Korean Authorities' Wordplay Intended to Mislead Public Opinion KCNA 02 Sep 2014 -- The south Korean puppet authorities are vociferating about "the possibility of south-north dialogue" as soon as the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills were over.
- S. Korean Authorities Urged to Put End to Their Saber-rattling against North KCNA 01 Sep 2014 -- Stop to joint military exercises for invading the north is a real and important issue in ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula and improving the inter-Korean relations.
- 3 Americans Held in North Korea Appeal for US Help VOA 01 Sep 2014 -- Three American citizens being held prisoners in North Korea have called on the U.S. to send a high-ranking representative to secure their release.
- North Korea Fires Missile in Sea of Japan - Reports RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2014 -- North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan on Monday, Kyodo news agency reported.
- Rodong Sinmun Calls for Ensuring Peace on Korean Peninsula KCNA 01 Sep 2014 -- It is the most important issue in defending global peace and preventing a new world war to preserve peace on the Korean peninsula, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a commentator's article.
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