Tag: Kim Jong-un

North Korea doesn’t intend to abandon nuclear programs

The radioactive dust from North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear weapons test had barely settled Friday when the calls to slap more sanctions on Kim Jong-un’s regime began.   Republicans in Congress howled about the need to punish Pyongyang and crack down on its Chinese allies, and President Barack Obama vowed that the fallout […]

South Korea prepares for ‘worst case scenario’ with North Korea

South Korea is “getting ready for the worst case scenario,” the country’s Defense Ministry said Monday, after North Korea claimed last week to have tested a nuclear warhead.   World leaders have lined up to condemn the blast, which was North Korea’s second this year and likely it’s most powerful to date. South Korea believes […]

Kim Jong-Un stresses need to bolster nuclear arms:

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called on his military to continue building up Pyongyang’s nuclear force after issuing orders for the latest test-firing of ballistic missiles, the North’s state media said Tuesday.   The isolated communist state test-fired three missiles into the sea Monday, South Korea said, in a new show of force as world […]

Kim Jong-Un executes vice premier for ‘disrespectful’ sitting position at meeting, South Korea says

SEOUL — North Korea has executed a vice-premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said Wednesday.   If confirmed, they would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals carried out since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011.   […]

Kim Jong-un throws dance party to celebrate North Korea missile launch

North Korea celebrated its “Military First” holiday and the recent success of its ballistic missile testing with mass dances and a series of outdoor concerts in Pyongyang.   State television broadcasts and newspaper front pages hailed the submarine-launched missile, which represented a giant leap in North Korean military technology.   In response, traditional mass dancing demonstrations were held […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Offers Smiles, Hugs After Missile Test

North Korea marked its “Military First” holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test.   Television news broadcasts and the front pages of morning newspapers showed images of the launch, conducted early the previous day.   The test sent a “Pukguksong” missile soaring from a submerged […]

North Korea to hold key parliamentary meeting where fresh title awaits Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to be anointed with one more title when a major parliamentary meeting takes place later in the day. Kim is likely to have convened the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in his continuing attempts to secure tight control over the isolated nation.   The SPA is […]

Kim says North Korean missiles can reach US in Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country’s latest missile tests show it has “the sure capability to attack US interests”. Mr Kim was speaking after twin tests on Wednesday of the Hwasong-10 missile, known internationally as the Musudan. The US and South Korea say the first test failed, but the second travelled about […]

Crowds Go Wild For Newly Promoted Kim Jong-Un

Hundreds of thousands have attended a massive rally and parade to mark the end of North Korea’s first ruling Workers’ Party congress in 36 years.   Crowds cheered, waved flowers and fanatically applauded Kim Jong-Un as the 33-year-old leader looked down on his people.   The Pyongyang spectacle also featured floats adorned with patriotic slogans, […]

Kim Jong-un hails nuclear success at North Korea party congress

North Korea has kicked off a once-in-a-generation congress in an attempt to confirm the absolute power of leader Kim Jong-un and to show unity before a possible nuclear test in the coming weeks.   Speaking at the opening of the seventh Workers’ Party congress in Pyongyang, Kim said “unprecedented results have been accomplished” with the […]