Asia North Korea South Korea

As Tensions Mount, South Korea Proposes Military Talks with DPRK

Seoul (TS) – Recently elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to be an advocate of re-establishing closer ties with the DPRK. South Korean authorities proposed military talks with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which would result in the first high-level military talks on the Korean peninsula since December 2015. “Talks and cooperation between the […]

north korea missile
Asia China North Korea Russia South Korea United States

Happy 4th of July Yankee: North Korea Tests ICBM

Pyongyang (GPA) – The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) claims to have successfully tested their first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The DPRK announced the missile launch on Tuesday July 4th – aka the day the US celebrates it’s independence – and promised more “big and small ‘gift packages’ to the Yankees.” The missile that was launched is […]

kim jong un north korea dprk
Asia North America North Korea United States

US Media’s Silence on Latest Missile Test by North Korea Shows There’s Nothing They Can Do

Pyongyang (GPA) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tested another ballistic missile over the weekend and the reception among US media and government has been predictably quiet. The missile test occurs at the same time the US is preparing to carry out a missile intercept drill off the coast of California. The US exercise seems […]

npr news mainstream media
Americas Asia North America North Korea United States

NPR Can’t Help Hyping North Korean Threat

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council on March 8 that “all options are on the table” regarding North Korea. Between then and April 27, NPR.org published 60 stories on US/North Korea relations. Here’s a representative exchange (Morning Edition, 4/20/17): David Greene, host: A pretty ominous-sounding warning from North […]

russia
North America North Korea Russia United States

US Bill Calls for Inspections of Russian Far East Seaports

Moscow (SCF) – On May 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea targeting its shipping industry and slave labor among other things as tensions continued to mount over North Korea’s advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644) is designed to undercut North Korea’s economy […]

kim jong un north korea dprk
Americas Asia North America North Korea United States

North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Pyongyang (GPA) – Pyongyang says this effort from the U.S. and South Korea has gone “beyond the limits.” North Korea accused the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence service of attempting assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-Un, with a bio-chemical weapon. The statement from North Korea’s Ministry of State Security released Friday said the U.S. intelligence agency […]

thaad south korea
Americas Asia North America North Korea South Korea United States

Trump Demands Payment for THAAD System He Sent to South Korea

Seoul (GPA) – After upsetting both adversaries and allies by moving a missile defense system to South Korea, Trump is now demanding payment for his idea. This week saw the arrival of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system that was delivered to South Korea ahead of schedule under orders of the […]

A North Korean soldier films military vehicles carrying missiles during a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
Asia China North America North Korea United States

NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

New York (FAIR) – Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms—five “mays,” eight “woulds” and five “coulds”—New York Times reporters David E. Sanger and William J. Broad (4/24/17) painted a dire picture of a Trump administration forced to react to the growing and impending doom of North Korea nuclear weapons. “As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear […]

Europe Middle East North America North Korea Russia Syria Ukraine United States

Ukraine, Korea, Syria, Iran… Falsifying History is Uncle Sam’s Way to War

Washington, D.C. (SCF) – Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the International Arctic Forum this week on the real and present dangers from falsifying history. He said such deliberate distortion of history erodes international law and order, creating chaos and leading to further conflict. The Russian leader deplored the use of history as an «ideological weapon» to demonize others, and he said […]