Tag: World War 3

Talks with North Korea Must Lead to Ending Nuclear Programme, Says White House

Seoul/Washington: The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States.   The North Korean delegation, in Pyeongchang for the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, […]

North Korea tells the US it is ‘fully ready for both dialogue and war’

North Korean is ready for both dialogue and war, state-run news agency KCNA said Monday.   In an op-ed, KCNA said the US is trying to derail inter-Korean relations by keeping military options on the table.   “It is obviously an expression of a hideous attempt to block the improvement of inter-Korean relations and again […]

Bolton: U.S. might have to attack North Korea

The time may come soon when the U.S. will have no other option but to attack North Korea militarily, former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said here Saturday night.Negotiations have not stopped North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and China has not done what it could to deter the North from proceeding with work that would […]

U.S. Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.   That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find […]

North Korea could be mass producing biological weapons to unleash smallpox and plague

North Korea is likely to be developing biological weapons alongside its nuclear programme, a new report has warned.   A new study by the Belfer Centre, a US thinktank, warns that Pyongyang is likely to have a programme to develop its biological weaponry.   Based on testimony from defectors, it is believed to have begun […]

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea’s advancing nuke and missile programs.The live-fire exercise included 14 NATO warships, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. During the maneuver, USS Donald Cook, […]

‘Military Options’ For NK ‘Inc

The Trump administration is reportedly increasingly considering military options to solve North Korea, according to a former CIA official.“Military options are increasing, not decreasing” in Washington, D.C., Bruce Klingner, a former CIA deputy division chief for Korea and a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at the conservative Heritage Foundation, revealed Thursday at a public roundtable […]

North Korea says Trump declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister claimed Monday that President Trump had declared war on his nation, which means Pyongyang has the right to shoot down US bombers even if they’re in international air space.“The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters […]

Putin displays massive firepower in Russian war games on border with Europe

Russia’s big Zapad 2017 military exercises, believed to be the largest since the end of the Cold War, entered the news again on Tuesday after a video emerged appearing to show a Russian attack helicopter firing its rockets into a group of bystanders during drills.Russia’s defense ministry confirmed the video was authentic, but the denied […]

North Korea warns US of ‘greatest pain’ it has ever experienced, rejects new sanctions

North Korea on Tuesday rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions and said the United States would soon face the “greatest pain” it had ever experienced. The Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, imposing a ban on its textile […]