DEBKAfile Special Report August 11, 2017
US President Donald Trump toughened his stance on North Korea in remarks to reporters Thursday night, Aug. 10. Rejecting criticism at home of his “fire and fury” threat, Trump said: “They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country. So, if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2017
While bashing Pyongyang, Trump misses out on its nuclear & missile traffic with Iran and other rogue states.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 8, 2017
In a White Paper published last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry concluded that there is evidence that North Korea had achieved miniaturization of nuclear weapons, meaning that it could build a nuclear warhead small enough to fit onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Hardly anyone noticed that this week, North Korea and Iran signed a series of new military accords which are no less dangerous to world peace.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 29, 2017
In the same 48-hour time frame, North Korea and Iran both managed to rattle the West by successfully testing advanced missiles. Thursday, July 27, Tehran launched a "Simorgh" rocket, which is capable of carrying a 250-kg satellite into space. The next day, Pyongyang test-fired its second ICBM, an improved version of the Hwasong 14. President Trump is seeing that US sanctions are no deterrent..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 6, 2017
Trump did not grasp Kim Jong Un’s capacity for bringing Xi and Putin together to confront the US.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017
They are concerned he will treat the ayatollahs with the same restraint as Kim Jong-un.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017
Trump’s military steps have not deflected Kim Jong-un or Ayatollah Khamenei from their nuclear goals.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 15, 2017
The war tensions over North Korea ebbed slightly Saturday, April 15, when the military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of its founding father Kim Il-sung passed without displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US. His grandson, Kim Jong-un has not given the threatened order for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, although it may still be imminent.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 11, 2013
US and South Korean armed forces went on the highest level of alert - Watchcon 2 - Thursday, April 11, ready for multiple launches after at least one North Korean ballistic Musudan missile was sighted fueled and ready to launch at any moment. Some Western intelligence sources attribute Pyongyang’s saber-rattling to a power struggle ongoing between Kim Jong-Un’s military backers and the generals who judge him unfit for the top command. He may order a missile launch to assert his authority against his detractors.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 5, 2013
Tehran’s intercession in the Korean crisis on the side of its ally in Pyongyang was predictable, even while the US preferred to ignore their close interrelations. And so, on Friday, April 5, Deputy Chief of Iran's Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri stepped forward to point the finger at the US, saying: “The time for Washington’s bullying and extortion is long past.” His words came at the very moment that Iranian intransigence brought the latest six-power meeting on its nuclear program to its customary dead end.
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