Tag: South Korea

US flies F-22 jets over South Korea in show of force against the North

Four of the most advanced US fighter jets have flown over South Korea in a clear show of force against North Korea, a day after South Korea’s president warned of the North’s collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and missile ambitions.   The F-22 planes, capable of sneaking past radar undetected, landed at […]

‘Regime collapse’ awaits North Korea, says South’s leader in nuclear warning

South Korea’s president has warned that North Korea faces “regime collapse” if it does not abandon its nuclear programme.   Park Geun-hye made the remarks during a speech in parliament while defending her decision to shut down a jointly run factory park in North Korea amid a heightened standoff over North Korea’s recent nuclear test […]

Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

South Korean and US defence officials said last week they would begin formal talks on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) system in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear and missile tests.   “The appearance of elements of the US global missile defence system in the region — which is […]

North Korea drops 1m propaganda leaflets into South Korea as tensions rise

North Korea has launched an estimated 1m propaganda leaflets by balloon into South Korea amid increased tension between the rivals following the North’s recent nuclear test.   A Cold War-style standoff flared since the North’s claim on 6 January that it had tested a hydrogen bomb. South Korea resumed blasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts and K-pop […]

S. Korea fires warning shots after North Korean drone seen

South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals’ border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North’s nuclear test last week.   The North Korean drone was flying dozens of meters (yards) […]

South Korea Presses China for More Aggressive Action on the North

A week after North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea urged China on Wednesday to do more to rein in the North, amid growing criticism that Ms. Park’s policy of building stronger ties with Beijing was not showing results.   “China has repeatedly said publicly that it would not […]

US troops on highest alert over North Korea

US forces in South Korea have been placed on their highest level of alert in case of any provocation from North Korea, after North Korea’s nuclear test last week.   Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander, UN Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea (USFK), made the order during a visit to the Osan Air Base, operated jointly by […]

U.S. may send more strategic weapons to Korean peninsula: South Korea

The United States and its ally South Korea were discussing on Monday sending more strategic U.S. weapons to the Korean peninsula, a day after a U.S. B-52 bomber flew over South Korea in response to North Korea’s nuclear test last week.   North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb last Wednesday, its fourth […]

In Show of Alliance, American Forces Fly B-52 Bomber Over South Korea

The United States flew a nuclear-capable B-52 long-distance bomber over South Korea on Sunday in a show of force after North Korea’s fourth nuclear test.   The bomber, taking off from the United States Air Force base in Guam, arrived over Osan Air Base south of Seoul, the South Korean capital, on Sunday to conduct […]

U.S., South Korea and Japan Vow Tough Response to North Korea’s Nuclear Test

The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed to launch a “united and strong” international response to North Korea’s apparent fourth nuclear test, as experts scrambled Thursday to find more details about the detonation that drew worldwide skepticism and condemnation.   It may take weeks or longer to confirm or contradict the North’s claim that […]