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Category Archives: 5th Nuclear test (September 9th)

KCNA Issues Commentary on US-DPRK-PRC Morass

The Korean Central News Agency [KCNA] issued a commentary on US policy on North Korea and China on January 14 (Saturday)  Although KCNA’s commentaries can not be construed as strategic … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

KJU Poses for a Photo with Participants in the Fifth Nuclear Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test at the Sohae Space Center DPRK state media reported on September 22, 2016 (Thursday) … Continue reading

09/22/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement on Decapitation Chatter, B-1 Presence

This appears to be the DPRK’s first observed response to the latest news media reporting about ROK Ministry Defense’s “plan” to establishing a unit tasked to target the DPRK leadership  … Continue reading

09/22/2016

Kim Yong Nam at NAM

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Presidium Member Kim Yo’ng-nam [Kim Yong Nam] attended the Non-aligned Movement [NAM] summit on Margarita Island, Venezuela. … Continue reading

09/19/2016

“Did You Feel It?” Reports out of the DPRK

  The US Geological Survey received “Did You Feel It?” reports from the DPRK, PRC and Japan about the artificial earthquake caused by its fifth nuclear test on September 9. … Continue reading

09/12/2016

Foreign Ministry Responds to President Obama

  On September 11, 2016 (Sunday), the DPRK Foreign’s Ministry released the following statement: Scientists and technicians of the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK successfully conducted a nuclear explosive … Continue reading

09/12/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

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