Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
April 2016 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- US Navy Conducts Simultaneous Bilateral Exercises with JMSDF and ROK NNS 25 Apr 2017 -- U.S. Navy ships are conducting simultaneous bilateral maritime exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy and with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force today and tomorrow (April 25-26, local time).
- China and Russia Urge US to Drop THAAD Proposal People's Daily 29 Apr 2016 -- Russia is joining with China in opposing any US plans to establish a missile system in South Korea.
- China, Russia warn US over Korea missile deployment plan Press TV 29 Apr 2016 -- Russia and China have vowed to mutually counter increasing US military presence on the Korean Peninsula, calling on Washington to forgo the installation of a new anti-missile system in the region.
- Chairman of DPRK Red Cross Society Sends Notice to President of S. Korean Red Cross KCNA 28 Apr 2016 -- The chairman of the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK Thursday sent the following notice to the president of the Red Cross of south Korea:
- United States-Republic of Korea Framework Agreement for Cooperation in Aeronautics and the Exploration and Use of Airspace and Outer Space for Civil and Peaceful Purposes US Dept. of State 27 Apr 2016 -- On April 27, 2016, at the opening of the second U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) Civil Space Dialogue, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se and the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert signed a Framework Agreement for Cooperation in Aeronautics and the Exploration and Use of Airspace and Outer Space for Civil and Peaceful Purposes.
- South Korean Military on High Alert Over Possible Nuke Test by N Korea Sputnik 25 Apr 2016 -- The South Korean armed forces are on high alert due to a possibility that North can conduct a nuclear test on Monday to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), local media reported.
- Seoul Condemns Pyongyang's Submarine Missile Launch, Threatens Response Sputnik 24 Apr 2016 -- South Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said that North Korea's new test-firing is a clear violation of the UN Security Council resolution.
- North, South Korea Differ on Success of Missile Test VOA 23 Apr 2016 -- North Korea confirmed Sunday that it had conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test supervised by leader Kim Jong Un.
- South Korea Rejects North's Plan to Reunite Defectors VOA 22 Apr 2016 -- North Korea said Friday it has decided to send to Seoul the relatives of a group of defectors it says were kidnapped by the South.
- South Korea's Park says North preparing for nuclear test Press TV 18 Apr 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said that North Korea is preparing to carry out another nuclear test.
- South Korea Believes North Likely to Conduct More Nuclear Tests Before May Sputnik 17 Apr 2016 -- Seoul officials believe that Pyongyang is likely to carry out an additional nuclear test before early May, as North Korea has increased activity at its nuclear test site, local media reported Sunday, citing government sources.
- Yonhap: North Korea Likely to Conduct Nuclear Test Soon VOA 17 Apr 2016 -- South Korea's Yonhap news agency said North Korea is preparing to defy international sanctions and conduct a fifth nuclear test.
- S.Korea prepares for possible DPRK ballistic missile launch People's Daily 14 Apr 2016 -- South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday that the military is preparing for possible launch of ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) around one of its most important national holidays.
- S.Korea rejects return of 13 defectors to DPRK People's Daily 13 Apr 2016 -- South Korea on Wednesday rejected the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s demand to return its 13 nationals, said to have defected to South Korea, back home, Seoul's unification ministry said.
- North Korea accuses South of abducting 13 of its citizens Press TV 13 Apr 2016 -- North Korea says Seoul has "lured" and "kidnapped" 13 of its citizens who worked in a state-run restaurant in China and demanded their repatriation.
- Exit Polls: South Korea's Ruling Party May Lose Legislative Majority VOA 13 Apr 2016 -- Exit polls in South Korea indicate opponents to President Park Geun-hye's conservative Saenuri Party are doing better than expected in Wednesday's legislative election, and may deny the ruling party a clear majority in the National Assembly.
- South Korea Plays Defector Card Ahead of Election VOA 12 Apr 2016 -- Recent North Korean defections have been touted over the past week by the government in Seoul, but the issue is sparking allegations of political opportunism in South Korea.
- South Korea: Senior North Korean Military Officer Defects VOA 11 Apr 2016 -- South Korea says a high-ranking North Korean military officer defected to the South last year.
- Carter says THAAD missile system 'going to happen' in S Korea Press TV 09 Apr 2016 -- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the United States will go ahead with the proposed deployment of a US missile system in South Korea despite Chinese complaints.
- North Korea can mount nukes on mid-range missiles: South Press TV 05 Apr 2016 -- North Korea has reached the capability to mount nuclear warheads on its medium-range missiles, which can hit targets in the Korean Peninsula, Japan, China, and Russia, says a South Korean official.
- Seoul Claims North Korea Capable of Launching Mid-Range Nuclear Missile Sputnik 05 Apr 2016 -- Amid North Korea's recent push to improve its nuclear capabilities, South Korean officials claim that Pyongyang can mount a nuclear warhead on a medium-range missile.
- US, Republic of Korea Submarine Forces Strengthen Alliance NNS 01 Apr 2016 -- Commander, Submarine Group 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy March 30-31 at Polaris Point, Naval Base Guam.
- DPRK Red Cross Society Blames Park Geun Hye for Failure of Holding Reunions of Separated Families and Relatives KCNA 01 Apr 2016 -- Recently the south Korean puppet forces are asserting that more than half of those of the south side who had applied for the reunions of separated families and relatives passed away and the number of those passing away will increase in a crafty bid to give impressions that they are deeply concerned for the reunions.
- U.S. and S. Korean Warmongers Had Better Stop Nuclear Saber-rattling against DPRK: KCNA Commentary KCNA 01 Apr 2016 -- When the U.S. and the Park Geun Hye group of traitors of south Korea are bluffing with "high-density strike" and "operation for advancing into inland area of the north", parts of their large-scale joint military exercises aimed to "bring down its social system," the DPRK is powerfully demonstrating the capability of Juche-based nuclear treasured sword, the capability to fight an actual war to inflict a final doom on the enemies at a single blow.
- Reunions of separated families impossible with Park Geun-hye in office: DPRK People's Daily 01 Apr 2016 -- The Red Cross Society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday warned of no more humanitarian exchange between the two Koreas including reunions of separated families, as long as South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in office.
- DPRK sending GPS-jamming signals to S. Korea: Seoul People's Daily 01 Apr 2016 -- South Korea's defense ministry said on Friday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been sending disruptive signals to jam global positioning system (GPS) in the country.
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