Contents tagged with North Korea

  • Putin says that Kim Jong Un is winner of the match

    During a meeting with representatives of the Russian media broadcast on the Russia 24 TV channel, President Vladimir Putin said that the leader of North Korea emerged victorious in the current stage of the conflict involving the Korean peninsula, having developed a nuclear warhead and a ballistic missile for North Korea.  

    “Mr. Kim Jong Un, of course, won this round. He solved his strategic task: he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile which has a range of up to 13,000 km, which …

  • Media: Japan preparing for 4 scenarios of military conflict with North Korea

    The government of Japan began drafting scenarios for a military response of Japanese Self-Defense Forces to an armed conflict in the Korean peninsula, the Japan Times newspaper reported, citing the information earlier published by the Kyodo news agency.

    According to the agency’s sources, the Japanese National Security Council studied four scenarios that include an accidental clash between the Japanese and North Korean armed forces, a preventive strike of the United States on North Korea, a …

  • Media: Russia and China helped North Korea to develop missiles

    A German political scientist claims that many facts indicate that North Korea’s successfully launched missiles were actually produced in China and Russia.

    Joachim Krause, a German political scientist and the head of the Institute for Security Policy in Kiel made these assertions in an article for the German edition of Süddeutsche Zeitung.

    Krause claims that Moscow poses as a level-headed mediator in the conflict but plays a double game, so the West should ask Putin how Pyongyang provoked an …

  • Russian Deputy Foreign Minister urged to stop 'threats race' against North Korea

    Responding to the words of the US State Secretary Rex Tillerson, who called for increased pressure on North Korea, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov urged to end  “the threats race" against Pyongyang.  

    "It is time to stop engaging in this race of threats, pressure, blackmail, putting forward preconditions and turn to a real search for a political solution," Ryabkov said.

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia called the US position on North Korea "sad", because the US "introduced a …

  • Putin: U.S. authorities put Russia on same level as North Korea and Iran

    During a press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. authorities put Russia on par with North Korea and Iran.

    “We try to work constructively with everyone, not to take offense, not to pout. As for North Korea, our position is known; we do not recognize the status of North Korea as a nuclear power,” Putin said.

    According to him, at the same time, the U.S. “is asking us to solve the problems of North Korea and Iran’s nuclear program.” “You guys are interesting. It just …

  • Japan to equip its warplanes with long-range cruise missiles

    The Government of Japan is considering mounting air-to-ground cruise missiles on national Air Self-Defense Forces’ fighters to protect against the North Korean threat, as reported by the newspaper, Asahi.

    It is noted that the associated research costs will be included in the fiscal 2018 budget plan (which starts on April 1, 2018).  According to the newspaper’s source, the government is especially interested in the acquisition of Lockheed Martin Corp's JASSM air-to-ground missile which has a …

  • Kremlin: Russia preparing for military outcome of the situation with North Korea

    Russia is preparing for whatever military development with North Korea may soon arise, said the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, RIA Novosti reports.

    In response to the question of whether Russia is preparing measures in case of a "military solution against the DPRK," Patrushev replied, "We are assessing it, preparing for it. It will not be a surprise to us."

    Answering a question about whether there is a threat to Russia in the situation with North Korea, the …

  • Media: North Korea gave a letter to Russia expressing its readiness to attack the US

    RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a source familiar with the situation, that in October, after arriving at the meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK passed a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin through the Russian Chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko. In the latter the North Korean authorities expressed Pyongyang's readiness to carry out a nuclear strike against the United States.

    "This …

  • Russian Ambassador to the US: At the next meeting Trump and Putin will discuss Syria and North Korea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit where they could discuss the fight against terrorism and conflicts in Syria and North Korea, as stated by Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Antonov, "You don't have to be a politician or a diplomat to understand that the main problem is the fight against international terrorism." Antonov believes that …

  • German Foreign Minister: the controversy between the US and Russia is the greatest threat to the world

    Normalization of relations between Russia and the United States is necessary to improve the world situation, stated the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, in an interview published in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Sunday.

    "The completely undermined relationship between the US and Russia is the greatest threat to world peace. If North Korea is able to get nuclear weapons, then other countries will follow it. Only the US and Russia can jointly prevent …