North Korea faces more sanctions after missile test

14 February, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • North Korea faces more sanctions after missile test

Sunday's test is seen as a show of force against US President Donald Trump and came as he was meeting Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe.

After his brief press conference to address the North Korea missile launch, Trump stopped by a wedding.

North Korea said it had fired off a new medium-to-long-range ballistic missile Sunday despite resolutions by the United Nation's prohibiting such tests and the totalitarian regime's continued advancement of weapons and nuclear materials.

"I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent".

The North Korean missile test, and the joint response Trump and Abe subsequently issued, disrupted an evening Trump had planned to spend wining and dining Abe and his wife at the sprawling tropical estate.

"North Korea's weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to USA national security".

At first the missile was thought to be a modified intermediate-range Musudan, which the North has been testing with little success over the past year.

United becomes first team to win 2000 EPL points
Ibrahimovic nearly extended United's lead on 64 minutes only to see his shot deflect off a Watford defender for a corner. The most significant of United's recent moves involved the sale of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton .

Romania justice minister quits over corruption bill protests
Although the amendments were repealed on Sunday, the protests demanding the resignation of the government have continued. The government dropped the decree and will now craft a draft law to be approved by Parliament.

Somalia's presidential election heads into second round
Years of conflict, al-Shabab attacks and starvation left this Horn of Africa country of about 12 million people largely shattered. A Somali lawmaker casts her ballot during the presidential vote at the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 8, 2017.

"We have asked China via various levels to take constructive actions as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and we will continue to work on it", Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Most experts, however, agree the North has made considerable progress since Kim took over absolute power in the country following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in December 2011.

North Korea watchers reported late in January the North Korean military had loaded missiles aboard two mobile launchers, a sign that test-firings could be imminent.

The missile was ejected out of the canister via cold launch before rocket ignition after the missile was clear of the TEL. Analysts who have studied the footage and imagery of the latest test say that the Pukguksong-2 is solid fueled like its sub-launched predecessor and noted changes to the shape of the warhead/reentry vehicle, with KCNA claiming it is capable of evading interception, without providing specifics.

The ROK foreign ministry said the launch was a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and a serious threat to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the global community.

North Korea claimed Sunday the anti-missile defense system THAAD and South Korea's "Kill Chain" strategy to destroy and detect missiles will not defend against its projectiles.

"It's very similar to what they've launched from their submarines in the past", he said.

Recommended:

  • Global oil demand improves but slowdown still forecast for 2017: IEA

    Saudi Arabia, the IEA said, appeared to cut more than was agreed on at the meeting with some key non-OPEC members in November. This policy change was largely targeted towards ever increasing market share of the USA shale oil companies.

    Marlins have 'handshake agreement' on $1.6B sale, report says

    That would require the buyer to take on a lot of debt, and Major League Baseball may not be comfortable with that. Whether or not any real fans remain after years of alienating behavior by ownership remains to be seen.

    Jose Mourinho Presser Ahead of the Leicester City Match

    Mourinho was obviously quite proud of the win, insisting they would never play in such a counter-attadcking way. It was only 3-0 but United could have scored at least 5 or 6.
  • In New York, Mixed Reaction To DeVos' Confirmation

    In New York, Mixed Reaction To DeVos' Confirmation

    Jason Glass said new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has an "ideological agenda that is not in the best interest of public schools".

    Corden won't sing as Grammy host

    The Grammys are unlike any other award show in that it celebrates the work of its nominees more than it likes to reward them. I was probably watching in 1971 when "Bridge Over Troubled Water" won Best Song, Record and Album with almost a clean sweep.

    Newcomer De Randamie says 'nobody will forget me' after Holm fight

    Coming off a knockout, Ronda or anybody else - I'm not saying it's just her, it's just fighters - you come off from a knockout. Back in the Netherlands, kickboxing is king - or queen - and de Randamie's career in the sport made her a superstar.
  • Swansea's Clement named EPL's best coach for January

    Swansea's Clement named EPL's best coach for January

    But now there are a few matches in front of us so we have to find a solution very, very soon. It is down to us on the pitch. "The manager has our support and we have his support".

    Caster Semenya will have to wait for unexpected Olympic gold

    Speaking shortly after the Wada report was released, Semenya said earning the gold in this way would nearly be an empty victory. The decision sees Semenya add a second Olympic title to her name having emerged victorious in the 800m in Rio previous year .

    Turkish president approves constitutional change bill, referendum expected on April 16

    The High Election Board will announce the date for referendum, but the procedure requires April 16 for the popular vote. Erdogan says the reforms will provide stability and prevent a return to fragile parliamentary coalitions of the past.
  • Nearly  half of couples are 'Netflix cheating'

    Nearly half of couples are 'Netflix cheating'

    That would be " The Walking Dead ", " Orange is the New Black ", " Breaking Bad ", " House of Cards " and Marvel's "Daredevil ". Most respondents plan to keep doing it, and 63 percent say they'd do it more if they knew they could get away with it.

    Eclipse, full moon and comet to light up the sky tonight

    The spectacle should be visible across Ireland, as well as most of North and South America, Europe, Africa and most of Asia. On Friday night, the "snow" full moon, the comet 45P and a penumbral lunar eclipse are all expected to make appearances.

    DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Trade Near Record Levels

    JP Morgan fell 0.9 percent, Goldman Sachs observed a drop of 0.8 percent - this was one of Dow's biggest drags. Consumer staples were the best performing S&P group, rising 0.8 percent.


Popular

FEC commissioner urges Trump for evidence in NH voter fraud allegation
A former attorney general of New Hampshire is disputing President Trump's claim that voter fraud in the state cost former Sen. Last month, he falsely claimed that three to five million people illegally voted in November.

Former Miami Dolphin Quentin Moses Dies in House Fire
Moses was a defensive line coach at Reinhardt University in Georgia after leaving the NFL. He later signed with the Dolphins and stayed with the team through the 2010 season.

'The Batman' Has Found a New Director
Fingers crossed for The Batman to start production by 2017, especially considering how fast they found their new director. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give.

Winter storm leaves more than foot of snow in many areas
Subway service in NY is still as functional as it ever is, though the Long Island and Metro-North Railroads experiencing delays. Hundreds of school districts have canceled school and non-essential state workers have been told to stay home .

England coach Jones warns his side of Welsh shenanigans
Clifford, who was not involved against France, has seven caps but his only global start came in last May's game against the Welsh. Jones is right though, after seeing Ireland put up a score against Italy this weekend, then England will have to do the same.

Tesla Could Begin Building Model 3 Electric Cars This Month
I've invested a great deal of time and sacrificed important moments with my family to help Tesla succeed. The vehicle can go 215 miles between charges, plenty more than the average commute to and from work.

Sir Tom Jones has reportedly begun a romance with Priscilla Presley
The insider told the publication: " Tom has had a hard year with Linda's death and Priscilla has been an wonderful support". Sir Tom was a close friend of Elvis and spent a lot of time with both him and Priscilla in the late sixties and seventies.

Fleabag star set for Chewbacca-style role in Han Solo spin-off film
The actress will play a CGI-character in the film, which has just started production, so reports Variety . Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke are also slated to star, in roles that are yet to be revealed.

Donald Trump Administration To Ration Green Cards, Cut Immigration To Half
Trump, who paid a visit to US Central Command in Tampa, condemned the media for downplaying the terror threat his administration has cited to justify the travel ban.

Aguero and Bravo benched as Jesus leads Man City line vs Swansea
In these last three months that are left I have to help the club and as I say the club will decide if I have a place here or not. When you're on the bench you have to wait for your opportunity.