After weeks of silence, North Korea fired up its missiles again on Thursday (October 31), testing one of its newer weapons: so-called super-large multiple rocket launchers.
North Korea first debuted this new launcher in August Official state media released a photo, on Friday (November 1) saying the weapon could "totally destroy" a target in a surprise strike and that leader Kim Jong Un had "expressed satisfaction" with the results.
The timing of the launch may be key.
South Korea this week rolled out annual military drills which it says are for self defence.
This is Pyongyang's first weapons test since talks with the U.S. broke down in early October.
Washington wants Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program But the two sides have failed to reach even a basic agreement on how - or when - to do that.
So far, no reaction from the White House.
President Donald Trump has struck up a personal relationship with Kim.
But he's brushed off recent tests.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Kim Jong Un has been, you know, pretty straight with me, I think.
And we're going to see what's going on, we're going to see what's happening.
He likes testing missiles but we never restricted short range missiles.
We'll see what happens." Still, hours after Thursday's test, a senate subcommittee sounded the alarm accusing North Korea of "escalating behavior." The chairman, Republican Cory Gardner, called for more U.S. troops to be deployed to Asia and more sanctions on North Korea.
Kim has set an end-of-the-year deadline for reaching an agreement, a deadline that - according to North Korea - it would be a mistake to ignore.
South Korea's military said on Wednesday it had taken into custody a North Korean man who crossed the heavily fortified border with North Korea into the South, prompting an urgent search operation. Libby Hogan reports.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared emotional while speaking at a massive military parade in Pyongyang early on Saturday, marking the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party, the country's ruling party. Before shedding a few tears, he thanked volunteers who responded to the recent flooding in the country.
Tens of thousands of spectators loudly welcomed the leader as he appeared from a building as the clock struck midnight.
It’s unusual for North Korea to hold a military parade in the middle of the night, although such conditions may provide benefits in protecting sensitive information about weapons that were rolled out.
This week’s festivities are designed as a major event to glorify Kim Jong-un’s achievements as leader of North Korea.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts and other performers in a large-scale celebration on Sunday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. Emer McCarthy reports.
Kim Jong-un has revealed a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a massive military parade marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party.
The Supreme Leader warned that his country would “fully mobilise” its nuclear force if threatened.
Addressing the crowds at the parade, Kim also praised North Korean citizens for their efforts against the spread of Covid-19, claiming the country recorded zero cases.
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FLOTUS Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decor on the theme, 'America the Beautiful', which she said is a ‘tribute to the majesty of our great nation’. This is also the last Christmas of the Trump family in the White House. All of the halls, from the East Room to the Red Room, were decked by over 125 volunteers. ‘During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home,’ Melania Trump tweeted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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