Kim Jong Un
The White House is trying to tamp down concerns about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities after a new U.S. intelligence report revealed that the communist regime could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime’s nuclear weapons program.
Residents in Guam say North Korea’s threats have been the topic of conversations recently, but most people are still skeptical of what Kim Jong Un can do.
The North’s Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out content typical of that posted by the regime in Pyongyang, such as photos of North’s leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officials.
The White House says there are no changes in North Korea’s “military posture” despite Pyongyang’s recent rhetoric they will strike the United States and South Korea if provoked.
After weeks of war-like rhetoric, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gathered legislators Monday for an annual spring parliamentary session taking place one day after top party officials adopted a statement declaring building nuclear weapons and the economy the nation’s top priorities.
North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is reportedly a father for the first time.
A private delegation including Google’s Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission’s leader said Wednesday in the country with some of the world’s tightest controls on information.
North Korean officials say they have detained an American after he allegedly confessed to unspecified crimes.
With all stages of a long-range rocket already complete, North Korea could be ready to launch as early as next week.