Over the weekend, China’s army, navy, and air force conducted a wide range of naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, close to North Korea.
North Korea’s military is “examining the operational plan” to strike areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, state-run news agency KCNA said early Wednesday local time.
It’s official. North Korea’s latest rocket has been confirmed by US authorities as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), meaning that it has a range of at least 3,400 miles (5,500 kilometers). And the US has responded with its own missile test from an undisclosed location in South Korea.
American college student Otto Warmbier, sentenced by North Korea to 15 years hard labor, is dead. The 22-year-old Warmbier—whose release from custody was negotiated by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—died surrounded by family in Cincinnati, Ohio.
President Trump has rotated between saying that a “major, major” conflict with North Korea is possible and that he “would be honored” to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it’s unsure of what’s going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well.
Kim Jong Un’s government is ready to launch his sixth nuclear test, and this one is set to be even more powerful — just three days after North Korea set off its most powerful nuclear test to date, according to a Reuters report citing South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing “notorious abuses of human rights,” in a move that diplomats say will incense the nuclear-armed country.