Wed, April 15, 2009

DPRK's new rocket launch

China calls for cautious UNSC response reaction to DPRK launch

China's UN envoy said Monday that the UN Security Council's response to the recent launch by the DPRK should be cautious and proportionate. Full story


North Korea loading rocket on launch pad

North Korea is loading a Taepodong rocket on its east coast launch pad in anticipation of the launch of a communications satellite early next month.


Do you think US will intercept the DPRK"s satellite?


DPRK's satellite launch


NKorea boots inspectors, vows to restart reactor

2009-04-15 00:48:26 GMT North Korea said Tuesday it was restarting its rogue nuclear program, booting U.N. inspectors and pulling out of disarmament talks in an angry reaction to U.N. Security Council condemnation of its April 5 rocket launch. Pyongyang ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to remove seals and cameras from its Yongbyon nuclear site and leave the country as quickly as possible, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

DPRK newspaper lashes out at Japan's extending of sanctions

2009-04-14 04:33:00 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The official Rodong Sinmun daily accused Tuesday Japan's decision to extend sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of a "severe provocation" and vowed not to "turn a blind eye on it."

DPRK to withdraw from six-party talks

2009-04-14 03:39:08 GMT Xinhua English PYONGYANG, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday it will withdraw from the six-party talks in response to a U.N. Security Council presidential statement on its rocket launch.

Chinese envoy: Security Council response to DPRK launch should be cautious, proportionate

2009-04-13 21:56:23 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China's UN envoy said Monday that the UN Security Council's response to the recent launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should be cautious and proportionate.

U.S.-S Korea military drill


Americans split over military action on NKorea

2009-04-07 03:39:50 GMT Americans are divided over whether the United States should take military action against North Korea in response to the isolated country's launch of a rocket over the weekend, an opinion poll showed Monday.

DPRK: U.S., S Korea commit 190 incidents of aerial spying in March

2009-03-31 13:02:12 GMT PYONGYANG, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The United States and South Korea have committed at least 190 incidents of aerial espionage against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country's official KCNA news agency quoted a military source as saying.

US destroyers set sail ahead of NKorean launch

2009-03-30 14:09:44 GMT SEOUL, South Korea – Two U.S. destroyers capable of tracking and intercepting missiles set sail from South Korea on Monday, days ahead of the expected launch of a North Korean rocket.

S Korean president opposes military response against DPRK

2009-03-30 06:51:59 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, March 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said Monday that he opposes taking military responses against the DPRK's rocket launch, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Monday.

World reactions


Russia voices "regrets" over DPRK's decision to quit six-party talks

2009-04-14 04:43:55 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Russia's foreign ministry said Tuesday that it could "only regret" Pyongyang's decision to quit the six-party talks on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, news agency RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.

U.S. welcomes UN messages on DPRK launch

2009-04-14 01:22:11 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The Obama administration on Monday welcomed the "clear and united" message sent by the UN Security Council to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its recent launch.

UN Security Council adopts statement on DPRK launch

2009-04-14 01:06:00 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a presidential statement on the recent launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying it is "in contravention of Security Council resolution 1718" and urging the early resumption of the six-party talks.

UN council set to condemn DPRK launch

2009-04-13 09:36:13 GMT China Daily A draft UN Security Council statement condemning Pyongyang's rocket launch - but avoiding a fresh resolution - has "to a considerable degree" eased threats to regional peace and the future of the Six-Party Talks, analysts said Sunday.



Analysts: Rocket gives NKorea new bargaining chip

2009-04-07 03:57:36 GMT North Korea's new rocket launch gives the communist country another bargaining chip in negotiations over dismantling its nuclear weapons program even if the flight wasn't completely successful, analysts said Monday.

Backgrounder: Chronology of DPRK's satellite, missile launches

2009-04-05 11:34:30 GMT BEIJING, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) official media reported Sunday it has successfully launched a rocket carrying a communications satellite.

Critics: Japan overreacting to NKorea launch

2009-04-03 10:02:00 GMT Crisis centers are being hurriedly set up and a nearby military base bristles with Patriot missile interceptors. But fisherman Masami Fujiwara scoffs at all the fuss — he says he isn't concerned that a North Korean rocket may soon be flying over his head.

News Analysis: Why DPRK takes tough stand

2009-03-09 17:06:45 GMT Xinhua English by Xinhua writers Zhang Binyang, Gao Haorong