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 Special Report August 9, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned North Korea in the strongest terms Wednesday, Aug. 9 to stop any action that would lead to the “end of its regime” and the destruction of its people.”
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 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 April 27, 2017
Trump’s military steps have not deflected Kim Jong-un or Ayatollah Khamenei from their nuclear goals.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 26, 2017
The US early Wednesday, April 26, began moving THAAD missile defense systems to central South Korea opposite the border with the North. Tuesday, the USS Michigan nuclear submarine docked in South Korea, after the North began a large-scale, long-range artillery fire drill.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 24, 2017
President Donald Trump, who spoke Sunday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: The status quo in North Korea is unacceptable. It’s a big problem, has been for decades and we must finally solve it.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017
The Trump administration will not stand for Iran using military satellites.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 22, 2016
The large-scale cyberattack on October 21 used millions of internet-connected devices to flood the infrastructure of one of the biggest internet routing companies in the US with malicious traffic until it crashed. .
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016
A North Korean sales delegation spent two weeks in Tehran this month for negotiating nuclear and missiles transactions. This time Pyongyang wants cash not just an oil commitment, but Tehran is making an effort to come up with the funds.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016
Tehran is offering North Korea up to $10bn released by lifted sanctions to buy the North Korean nuclear warheads that are small enough to fit on its ballistic missiles.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2014
The hacking attack on Sony most likely had a Sony insider accomplice, says debkafile - a staff member with high security cover and direct access to the company’s computers. Finding this culprit and establishing his (or her) ties to North Korea would give President Obama evidence of Pyongyang’s culpability. But the US is rightly walking on eggs, lest a frontal collision cause more damage.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 29, 2014
Iran’s nuclear moderates, Rouhani and Zarif, are isolated at home with Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards blocking any concessions and seeking new technology from China and North Korea.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2014
Iran plotted to hold its first nuclear test in North Korea but backed off for the time being. Tehran’s nuclear partnership with Pyongyang is the X factor not addressed in Vienna negotiations.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2014
Japan and Israel ink a deal to cooperate on cyber security, as Tokyo fears the expertise passing through China, North Korea, and Iran leaves it vulnerable.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 17, 2014
The US Navy took over Monday, March 17 a North Korean-flagged tanker carrying Libyan crude loaded from a rebel-hold port in eastern Libya. Washington said the tanker, seized in international waters off Cyprus, was a pirate or rogue vessel. President Obama ordered the operation to return the oil to the Libyan government. debkafile: Libya’s government is hardly stable and has not governed the eastern region since NATO overthrew Muammar Qaddafi nearly three years ago. Separatist militias there run a major world black markets for weapons.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2013
North Korea has reportedly warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target of a nuclear attack, in response to Japan’s orders to its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile that heads toward its territory. Japanese defense officials did not confirm their naval alert so as not to “show their cards” to North Korea. In Seoul Friday, April 12, US Secretary of State John Kerry said: “We will stand with South Korea and Japan against these threats. And we will defend ourselves," he said.