Russia Blocks UN Condemnation of North Korea

Russia on Thursday objected to a United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea’s latest rocket launch, Reuters reported. The reason for Russia’s objection, diplomats said, was the fact the U.S.-drafted statement labeled the rocket that was tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and Moscow disagrees. Security Council statements have to be agreed upon by […]

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John Bolton at ‘Free Iran’ Rally: 1979 Revolution Should Not Reach 40th Birthday

Paris (CNSNews.com) – The outcome of the Trump administration’s review of Iran policy should be that the Islamic revolution ushered in under the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini should not reach its 40th birthday in two years’ time, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said at the weekend. Addressing a mass annual rally in […]

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North Korea claims sub nuclear missiles bring US within range

North Korea’s nuclear capabilities took a giant step forward on Saturday, state media reported, with the successful underwater launch of a ballistic missile. KCNA, the country’s official news agency, reported that the KN-11 ballistic missile system was successfully launched in a test fire from a submerged submarine. Saturday’s test, which marks the first successful launch […]

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North Korea’s Missile Launch Shows It Could Target US Homeland

North Korea has again successfully put a satellite into orbit, demonstrating the same technology needed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and showing that its long-range missile program is becoming increasingly reliable. In 2015, the U.S. commanders of U.S. Forces Korea, Pacific Command, and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) publicly assessed that North Korea […]

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Iran’s Nuclear Buildup and American Irrelevance

by Daniel Pipes Feb 22, 2014 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner The Menendez-Kirk “Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013” (S. 1881) threatens the Iranian regime with additional sanctions and appears to be the only way to counter the Obama administration’s flaccidity vis-à-vis Tehran. I am skeptical, however, that it can do much […]

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Obama’s Hollow Promises Abroad

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times February 12, 2014 As U.S. credibility and stature diminish in world affairs, the American president and his secretaries of state and defense engage in eloquent denial. Unfortunately for them, realities trump words, even persuasive ones. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, “where the water-cooler chatter was about America’s […]

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Dennis Rodman: Kim Jong-un is Trying to Change North Korea ‘in a Great Way’

(CNSNews.com) – Former American basketball star Dennis Rodman, who arrived in Pyongyang Monday on his fourth visit to the reclusive Stalinist state, said North Korea was “not bad,” and that Kim Jong-un “is actually trying to change this country in a great way.” Rodman, who has met with Kim – purportedly a basketball fan – […]

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North Korean Power Politics Gets More Ruthless

Korean Central News Agency via Korean News Service Pyongyang announced the trial and execution of Jang Song-taek, former vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission and uncle to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Although Kim has already purged hundreds of officials during his two year reign, Jang’s ouster is highly unusual. Jang is married […]

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