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Defiant N. Korea warns of impending nuke, rocket tests
- March 17, 2016

The order came days after state media released photos of Kim posing with what was claimed to be a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of fitting on a ballistic missile. "By looking at the shape, many think North Korea has completed miniaturization, but I am still skeptical whether the object is a model or is explosive", he said. (more...)
North Korea Blast Caused Artificial Earthquake On Korean Peninsula, Seoul Says
- March 17, 2016

A few days back, Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, had ordered more nuclear tests to be conducted by the military forces of the country. Seoul and experts are also doubtful that Kim's declaration about detonating a nuclear warhead can be seen as a fifth nuclear test. "It's possible to confirm whether the warhead is adequately protecting the detonator and whether the detonator will go off when you want it to without inserting nuclear materials", said Kim Dong-yeop. (more...)
North Korea threatens nuclear test, defying UN
- March 17, 2016

But officials say this is unlikely to be the result of a nuclear test. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook condemned the North Korean rhetoric, while questioning Pyongyang's technological claims. Previously, critics believe that while North Korea possesses the bomb, it does not have the warhead that will fit in a long-range rocket. Technically speaking, if the North has successfully "detonated nuclear warheads and test launched several kinds of ballistic rockets that can equip nuclear warheads", ... (more...)
North Korea's secret police spreading H-bomb rumors, source says
- March 17, 2016

Now, according to the state media, North Korea will also be testing ballistic missiles with atmospheric re-entry technology, which the nation claims to have developed. Pyongyang had threatened nuclear strikes against the USA and South Korea if they went ahead with joint military drills scheduled on Monday. "By emphasizing North Korea's military power, [the propaganda] is spreading as a groundless rumor, in order to prevent social agitation among people anxious about an impending war", the ... (more...)
Iran foreign ministers denies missile tests breach United Nations rules
- March 17, 2016

Churkin said Russian Federation has no proof that the rockets launched were capable of delivering nuclear weapons and did not see a need for further action, including requesting a special report, on the issue by the council. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks after attending the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, February 16, 2016. (more...)
North Korean leader says will soon test nuclear warhead
- March 17, 2016

Last month, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016 passed both the Senate and the House with near-unanimous approval in a demonstration of bipartisan support for a tough response to North Korea's fourth nuclear test on January 6 and long-range rocket launch on February 7. (more...)