North Korea sends positive signal by dismantling satellite launch site

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This satellite image courtesy of Airbus Defense and Space and 38 North dated July 22, 2018 shows the apparent dismantling of facilities at the Sohae satellite launch site in North Korea. Photo: AFP/ PlÈiades © Cnes 2018, Distribution Airbus DS / Handout

 

While credibility of denuclearization has still not been established, new moves signal possible North Korean acceptance of US position linking satellites and missile programs

North Korea is dismantling a satellite-launch and rocket-engine test site in a move that seems aimed at boosting confidence in Washington, where signs of frustration have reportedly appeared over the apparent lack of progress on denuclearization.

Authoritative, US-based website 38 North, which boasts a specialized focus on satellite data analysis of North Korea, announced the findings early on Tuesday, complete with photographs of the site, known as the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. Continue reading

ON THE EDGE: Kim Jong-un to fire TWO MISSILES capable of DESTROYING US territory tomorrow

CRAZED Kim Jong-un has fuelled further speculation of impending war after North Korea deployed two missiles that are capable of reaching US territory.

The reclusive nation will fire the missiles tomorrow to mark the birthday of its tyrannical founder Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-un’s grandfather.

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U.S. flies B-52 over S. Korea after North’s nuclear test

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 10. (AP Photo)

 

SEOUL–The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Jan. 10, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclear test last week.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un maintained that the test on Jan. 6 was of a hydrogen bomb and said it was a self-defense step against a U.S. threat of nuclear war.

North Korea’s fourth nuclear test angered both China, its main ally, and the United States, although the U.S. government and weapons experts doubt the North’s claim that the device was a hydrogen bomb.

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Kim Jong Un sick with gout, senior source reports

Yonhap news agency said recent video footage showed the leader, who is in his early 30s, walking with a limp, and noted that he missed a public appearance at the country’s parliament in the week.

“Kim Jong-un is suffering from gout, which is why he is limping on both legs,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue reading