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Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
Look, the guy wants attention, and all this "oh just ignore it" is just asking for it, because sooner or later if he doesnt get it, hes going to do something huge to get it.......
this man lets his people starve just so he can have his toys.....its time to do something...
SEOUL (Reuters) - Russia has information on North Korean plans to launch a ballistic missile but does not know when it will take place, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian military source as saying on Wednesday.
The news comes as South Korea's defense minister said the North's recent moves were linked to leader Kim Jong-il's succession plans, and as world powers at the United Nations edged toward an agreement on how to punish Pyonyang.
North Korea has angered the region and beyond in the past few weeks with missile launches, threats to attack the South and a nuclear test, prompting U.S. and South Korean forces to raise a military alert on the peninsula to one of its highest since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Cranking up tension, Russia's military said it had information on plans for another missile launch.
"We have certain information about the type and characteristics of the missile. However, we do not have accurate data on the timing," Interfax news agency quoted a senior military source
The government yesterday said it imposed for the first time financial sanctions on three North Korean companies June 1.
The Finance and Strategy Ministry said the three North Korean companies are Korea Mining Development Trading Corp., Tanchon Commercial Bank and Korea Ryongbong General Corp., adding the sanctions were slapped in accordance with the U.N Security Council’s decision to condemn the North for launching a long-range missile April 5.
The three North Korean companies subject to sanctions are said to engaging in missile and conventional weapons trade. The mineral and general corporations allegedly produce and export missiles and the bank provides the funding for the two companies.
BEIJING, June 10 (AP) - (Kyodo)—North Korean media said Wednesday that a U.S. pledge to extend its nuclear umbrella to Japan and South Korea due to military threats from Pyongyang would consist of a declaration of nuclear war.
UNITED NATIONS — The five permanent members of the Security Council have approved a draft resolution that would significantly expand export limits and financial restrictions on North Korea, diplomats said Wednesday, and it leaves open the possibility of widening inspections of North Korean cargo vessels.
The draft resolution, which will be presented to the full council on Wednesday morning, would expand the powers of member states to stop and search North Korean vessels. It also seeks to cut off their arms exports and expands financial measures against the North Korean government. North Korea has said that any attempt to stop its vessels would be considered an act of war.
The permanent members — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France — negotiated the wording, along with South Korea and Japan. Once presented to the full Council, the resolution could be voted on as early as Friday.
Days ahead of an expected new UN resolution that would toughen sanctions against North Korea, President Barack Obama's special envoy issued a plea for renewed international dialogue and explicitly ruled out any military action against the communist country.
Stephen Bosworth, the special envoy on North Korea, used an appearance Tuesday night before The Korea Society's annual dinner to undercut Pyongyang's justifications for defying the UN Security Council and conducting a second nuclear test, its latest provocation resulting in the likelihood of added council sanctions this month.
But he also made clear, without elaborating, that the Pentagon would not sit on its hands.
"North Korea's recent actions to develop a nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capacity require that we expand our consideration of new responses, including our force posture and extended deterrence options," Bosworth said.