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W.H.O. Says North Korea Is Accepting Medical Supplies
"The World Health Organization has started shipping covert nineteen medical supplies into North Korea a possible sign that the north is easing on one of the world's strictest pandemic border closures to receive outside help W. H. O. said in a weekly monitoring report that he has started the shipment of essential covert nineteen medical supplies through the Chinese port of Dalian for strategic stockpiling and further dispatch to north Korea Edvin Salvador WHO's representative to North Korea said in an email to the Associated Press that some items including emergency health kits and medicine have reached the North Korean port of non pull off the north Korean authorities allowed the W. H. O. and other U. N. agencies to send supplies that had been stuck in Downey on I'm
N. Korea says 4th new test-firing was anti-aircraft missile
"North Korea says a fourth new test firing was an anti aircraft missile the north says it's a tough spot a newly developed anti aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons firing in recent weeks even as it pushes to re open dormant communication channels with South Korea in a small reconciliations step the Korean central news agency says the anti aircraft missile test is over very practical significance in studying and developing Fabrice perspective anti aircraft missile systems South Korea Japan and the US typically publicly confirm north Korean missile launches soon after they occur but they didn't do for Thursday's test indicating it may not have been a major weapons test I'm Charles at the last month
North Korea's Kim seeks better ties with South, but slams US
"North Korean state media reports that leader Kim young woon expressed his willingness to restore store communication lines with South Korea in coming days while shrugging off U. S. offers for dialogue as cunning ways to conceal its hostility against the north Kansas statement as an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants to South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U. S. led economic sanctions and other concessions Pyongyang this month has offered conditional talks was sold along side its first missile firings in six months and stepped up criticism of the U. S. the U. N. security council has scheduled an emergency closed meeting at the request of the US UK and France on north Korea's recent tests I'm sorry I. Shockley
Xi Jinping Takes a Page From Mao Zedong's Red Playbook
"Start at the top bill. Let's talk about who now runs the world's largest communist dictatorship who is xi jinping. What do we need to know about him. And what changes he made recently to the constitutional order of that communist state. Xi jinping is the ruling dictator of communist china He assumed that position in two thousand twelve and immediately began to undo many of the reforms that had been taking place under deng xiaoping began after maoz demise in nineteen seventy six Basically these policies have been taken in ended attempt to re communize china. I would describe xi jinping a neo. Maoist he's a his as reported in my book. Deceiving the sky his his His favourite leaders are hitler-stalin. And now and he is working very aggressively to return China to its communist roots almost in the style of north korean totalitarianism. We've seen him go. After the business leaders in china who wielded enormous power by becoming billionaires Many of them have been imprisoned. Some have been killed. Some others have been driven into exile. And this is all part of xi jinping plan to once again make china a dominant world communist
South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for any talks
"South Korea says North Korea to reactivate cross border communication lines between the neighboring countries the move comes a day off to North Korea repeated an offer to open conditional talks Kim yo Jong the powerful sister of north Korean leader Kim Jong moon had said the previous day that if South Korea abandons hostile policies talks could resume she didn't elaborate on what specific steps he wants South Korea to take but many believe the north wants South Korea to help with sanctions relief from the U. S. the warming atmosphere comes weeks after North Korea carried out its best missile test in six months I'm Karen Thomas
N. Korea offers talks, likely trying to get sanctions relief
"North Korea's moving toward offering talks with the south likely trying to get sanctions relief the influential sister of north Korean leader Kim Jong moon says her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met indicating it once sold to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions Kim yo Jong's statement comes days off to ex but said missile tests were intended to show the north would keep boosting its weapons arsenal if the sanctions stayed in place she offered the talks while mentioning south Korean president moon Gyan school full of political declaration to end the nineteen fifty fifty three Korean War I'm Charles Taylor that's my
Thinner, More Energetic Kim Jong Un Appears at North Korea
"Last week though. Midnight parade in pyongyang mark. The third anniversary of north korea's founding the thirty seven year old dictator kim jong un. He appeared well looking remarkably slimmer than just a few months ago. So doesn't north. Korean leaders slimmer waistline represent a sign that perhaps kim is healthier. If so does that just improve. He's position at home or does a sudden white loss reflect health condition if so is the jockeying for succession happening. Jeanne lee is a senior fellow at the wilson center in washington and a former pyongyang bureau chief for the associated press jane. Welcome to ibc's aaron. It's great to join. You know kim jong owns father. Kim jong il and grandfather kim. You'll soon they both died of heart attacks. So what's the significance of kim significant white loss actually north koreans consider being plump a sign of prosperity and success. So this is you know. Of course only. The elites can afford to eat well in north korea but in kim jong lions case his weight has crept up over the years. I've seen him over the past ten years. At first it was a little bit of baby fat but it's it became a lot more than that. Clearly somebody has said you need to address this
North and South Korea Both Test Missiles as Tensions Rise
"Arising on the korean peninsula both north and south korea tested ballistic missiles. Today within hours of each other over the weekend. Pyongyang's said that it had successfully launched a long range cruise missile. Its first test in six months. Sumi terry is a senior fellow and the korea chair at the center for strategic and international studies. She joins us now from seoul. south korea. Explain the timing of these tests for both north and south korea. Why are we seeing this spike. In missile tests on the korean peninsula now the north koreans usually greet new. Us president with missile tests. What was unusual is not that they conducted these tests but they took this long to greet the biden administration in conducting these tests. I think that had to do with the fact that north korea had a very unusual year with a couvet pandemic and right now there have been going through severe food crisis in economic uncertainty trade with china dropped to about a fifth of normal levels this year. So i think they've been distracted and now they are to the regular policy apprenticeship tactics by conducting the test. I think they do probably want to return to talks with washington at some point because they badly need sanctions relief. What about the biden administration. I mean do you think they interpret these. Kind of tit for tat. Missile testing as sort of way into restart talks with north korea. Yes the biden administration and knows create team. They're they're used to this. There's a long pattern of north korea returning to provocations so for them. It took awhile for north korea to return to testing and again because these are show range ballistic missile tests better than intercontinental semester. Long range. i don't think will be alarmed. But they were seeing it as a sign. I think that. Kim wants to return to talks in again. And this is a move to pressure. Washington to sort of remind the biden administration saying. Hey we're still here. Don't ignore us. We're still working on. There are nuclear missile program.
Rival Koreas Test Missiles Hours Apart, Raising Tensions
"South and North Korea both test launched ballistic missiles hours apart from each other North Korea first tested two soulmates ballistic missiles days off to the nation said it find a needy developed cruise missile it's best weapons tests in six months South Korea announced hours later they too had conducted a ballistic missiles tests underwater five from the three thousand tonne class submarine experts say the north Korean launches all evidence it's continuing to build up palm swells putting pressure on the US to resume talks Japan's prime minister Yossi he this who got condemned north Korea's launch this is threatening to the peace and safety of Japan in the region absolutely outrageous south Korea's public disclosure of weapons tests isn't unusual needs many believe president moon jae-in's government may be responding to criticism that it's too soft on the north I'm Karen Thomas
North Korea Says It Tested New Long-Range Cruise Missiles
"The north has killed its new missiles well the U. S. is watching closely officials say the missile under development for two years is a strategic weapon of great significance that meets leader Kim jong-un's coal to strengthen the country's ministry might implying that they were being developed with intent on the mall with nuclear warheads meanwhile the U. S. Indo Pacific command says it's monitoring the situation with allies and that the north Korean activity reflects a continuing focus on developing its military program on the threats that poses to its neighbors and the international community and Japan says it's extremely concerned I'm Charles Taylor that's my
Thinner, energetic Kim stands out at North Korean parade
"In north korea today. Something very different at the annual parade marking the founding of the country a contingent of soldiers marching in has met suits and masks in an apparent symbol of the effort to fight the corona virus but for kim jong un and everyone else in scenes released by the government. No masks or social distancing observed
Thinner Kim Steals Spotlight at North Korean Parade
"North Korea has held the parades showcasing military dogs and virus workers in orange hazmat suits but leader Kim young and still manage to seize the spotlight by looking thinner and more energetic than he has in years during the late event on Wednesday came out wearing a cream colored suit and a shiny white to tie emerge as the clock struck midnight he beamed in response to thunderous applause from performers and spectators in Pyongyang he loves vigorously and uploaded the marchers throughout the event it was a stark change from two thousand and eighteen when TV footage showed him struggling to catch his breath what accompanying south Korean president moon jae in on a short hike to north Korea's mom to pick two during a period of diplomatic engagement I'm in Syria Shockley
Biden Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan Shows Weakness to Our Enemies
"Ladies and gentlemen, a couple things about this. We had 56 7000 troops in Afghanistan a month ago. No deaths in the last year and a half. We're not fighting a quote unquote war in Afghanistan. It's not an ongoing war. I think they called a hot war every day, going on, day in and day out. That's not what's happening there. That's not what was happening there. We haven't said that. Well, they've been trained enough the Afghani armed forces, they should be able to fight for themselves. Well, they were largely fighting for themselves with our advisers and support but We've taken their air power power away. We've taken their air cover away for the most part. So the Afghan ground forces have no air cover and they needed that air cover when we were pushed back On those occasions when necessary. The Taliban and the Taliban feared our air cover. This has been a disaster. This is a humiliation for us. Every one of our enemies are looking at this. The North Koreans, the communist Chinese Putin in Russia, the Islamo Nazi regime in Iran. They're all looking at this. And they're sitting weakness. They're seeing a humiliated United States. We're sending 3000 troops back in in order to try and get our civilians out, including out of the embassy, so
Caller Concerned Over Safety With U.S. Crumbling Within
"Wanted to keep this with what you were talking about. But with all the distractions of CRT and black lives matter and Being politically correct here and the stuff that we talk about every day. Uh and more than concerned, I'm worried that the nefarious countries like China and Russia Perhaps North Korean Iran. Why wouldn't they make a move? They they have their pulse on the American people. I've talked about this, I think When you're when you're crumbling from within its very provocative You're absolutely right. They look for opportunities. Right. So in the end, why would they wait for 2024 election where a trump or Pompeii would get in there? For Well, they start to be careful. You know, we still have a very powerful military and nuclear weapons. And so rather than just confront us that way. They're doing other things like China right now is doing many other things that it's massively building up its military. It is it is building and ports and docks all over the world, including in our hemisphere, including in Africa and other parts of the world. It is slowly but surely making claim to islands in territorial waters that don't belong to it. It's making claims to airspace that doesn't belong to it. You have China and Russia now and Antarctica, making claims to that area and putting military bases building them there. You have killer satellites that can attack our grid. All of this is going on. As Joe Biden weakens the country from within, weakens the economy from within. I want to talk next hour very much about what's going on on the border here that there's not 11 million illegal aliens in this country. It's closer to 35 million. And now he wants to push amnesty. They want to push it through this omnibus spending bill. This is this has all the telltale signs. Of a American. Marxist type of approach to things
North Korean Defector Views Same Totalitarian Tactics by U.S. Liberals
"This is a North Korean defector. She was on Sean Hannity's program. Here's Sean Hannity in the beginning. She defected from a totalitarian, murderous communist regime in North Korea. Where she was a sex slave. Risked her life to escape to freedom. She appears on the Sean Hannity show, and she is genuinely astonished that some of the same tactics they practice in North Korea to ideologically control people. Some of the same things she's saying here. Folks, This is a North Korean defector issuing a warning you should all here and start spreading the word on now, if you haven't already check this out. You get to America. You're expecting this to be the land of the free the home of the brave and the land of freedom and and you get the exact same propaganda here. It's just heartbreaking. I literally sold as a sexual slave, and I literally crossed the Gobi deserved to be fair. And now I thought I I learned in a contributor. I can say what I believed and have my you know freedom to think. However, now in the in the country, I have to constantly censoring my speech. Because now in the name I was safe place, Columbia was told me told us what we cannot talk about. Yeah, and I am so concerned like if America is not free, I think there is no place air, says love that is free. And I think that's why it's really alarming to me. Yeah, I think that's why it's really alarming to me, too. Folks, The warning signs are everywhere. They are all around us. We have people defecting from Communist regimes, starving people to death that are warning us. Some of the same things I saw there. I see here now An American liberals and their media acolytes. Sycophantic butt kissers are
Kim Jong Un's Sister Slams US, Dismisses Chance for Talks to Resume
"The north Korean leader's sister has slammed the US dismissing the idea of talks Kim Jong owns powerful sister has spoken out against an early resumption of diplomacy with Washington saying the US expectations for talks with plugs them into a greater disappointment Kim yo Jong made the comments off the national security advisor Jake Sullivan described as an interesting signal Kim jong-un's recent statement that North Korea will be ready for both dialogue and confrontation but more of a confrontation on Monday the top U. S. envoy on north Korean affairs said on a visit to Seoul but he hoped to see a positive reaction from the north soon on US office for talks I'm Charles de Ledesma
North Korean Defector Evaluates American Education System as 'Anti-American'
"Korean defector. From North Korea. Kim Jong un the I mean maybe. And if you were ranking the worst people on Planet Earth easily top five Probably on the medal. Stand. Top three, maybe gold. Worse people Earth, right? She comes from North Korea. The facts comes here goes through college, and she says, This is the story orientation. This North Korean defector was scolded by a university staff member for admitting she enjoyed classic classic literature such as Jane Austen. The woman from North Korea said. I love those books. I thought it was a good thing. Then the professor center. Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were Racists and bigots center subconsciously brainwashing you. It only got worse from there, as she realized that every one of her classes at the Ivy League school was infected with what she saw as anti American propaganda reminiscent of the sort she'd grown up with. This story is stunning. She's a North Korean defector from a sworn nuclear powered enemy, the United States, one of the worst human beings on planet Earth. Kim Jong UN Tubs. What is the worst guys ever? Ever. Yet she comes over here, where people starved to death by the tens of thousands. If not hundreds of thousands don't even know the nobody's bury the dead and mass graves. And she says, Yeah. You know, the North Korean school system wasn't as bad as you guys here, folks. This is stunning. As I said in the beginning when we opened up the show, and I meant it. Isn't it frightening? That attacks being promoted by foreign enemies of the United States to destroy the United States from within. Are being absorbed and used by left this within the country to do exactly that. Anti American propaganda critical race theory.
Vladimir Putin Is a Thug and the U.S. Cannot Show Weakness
"How do you explain this morning when they're in Geneva? They're not in Russia. At the Russian security teams kicking out the American press. I'm telling you why it was all agreed to in advance. The Russians probably said Yeah, yeah, sure. 12 and 12 winking or not, folks. Yeah, sure. 12 and 12. And then they probably put out the command from up top. Hey, the American press people. This will be on live video. I want to show right away who is in charge with Biden? I want you to kick them out and have the Russians kick out the Americans. Again, folks. Little things you notice when you've been behind the scenes with with this kind of operation for a while. Had been to Russia twice. I'd work with the Russians and the Czech Republic again. I don't find their security teams that impressive. I found others far better. The Israelis. The checks were great, but they always want parody. It's an act. It's an act. They do. They agreed to these press people in there. There's no question in my mind. They agreed to it knowing they were going to pull this stunt this morning so Putin could look like a tough guy on the cameras. Hey, we'll kick out whoever we want double barreled middle finger to the American security team in Biden, we're going to Make you look stupid in front of your own press corps. Who needs a thug folks. He's a thug. He's always been a thug. He has people working for him who are thugs. He has always been a thug. And they're pressed their end up and the press staffer got steamrolled this morning. I have no doubt. You got to do with our remember what? Who was the one? Uh gosh, we were They were over on that that South Korea North Korea Summit. She's grabbed the press and hold them and that's what you have to do. Well. Stephanie Grisham. Yes, that's right. That's right. Glad Jim, producer Jim to the rescue. The V O g in my ear. Very nice. Stephanie Grisham grabs our press flips the double barrel middle finger to the the North Koreans that says we're getting in that room. You can't establish weakness in front of these people.
"north korean" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"Feed their people. Unfortunately when chinese fishermen sailed into north korean waters there overfishing forced north korean fishermen to take greater risks to meet their quotas perhaps they sailed further and further from north korean shores crossing into japanese or russian territory but the rudimentary and outdated boats weren't suited for long distance traveling and they were vulnerable to the elements however they weren't doomed small north korean fishing boats traveled in fleets for safety. When one broke down the crew could often wave down other ships for assistance. The fishermen would unload onto a new vessel and leave their derelict behind with one modification when the crews abandoned ship they'd likely take the broken motor with them even low-powered and out of date motors can be incredibly expensive especially for low paid north korean fishermen so the crews would undoubtedly salvage them either to repair or to scrap for parts. This could explain why so. Many north korean go ships are largely intact but missing motors. Thankfully this isn't evidence of tragedy at sea but rather that the crew probably survived. This could also explain the sudden disappearance of the ghost ships early. In the two thousand nineteen coronavirus pandemic as quarantines began fishermen may not have in such large fleets and if the chinese poachers warrant overfishing the dprk's eez. The north korean crews might have been able to stay in their own safer home waters. Fewer boats would have broken down and drifted away or perhaps the world was too distracted to pay attention to the racks. Regardless of the pandemic the north korean ghost ships were probably the result of poor preparation and boats being pushed beyond their limits but ultimately so long as the democratic people's republic of korea maintains its policy of secrecy. It's hard to know what tragedies happen aboard the ghost ships like every other aspect of this mystery the truth remains buried under a culture of isolation and suspicion. Thanks again for tuning into unexplained mysteries. We will be back tuesday with a new episode for more information on the north korean ghost chips amongst many sources we used. We found the time magazine article. How north korea built a fleet of ghost ships by andrea. Valentino extremely helpful to our research. You can find all episodes of unexplained mysteries and all other spotify originals. From park has on spotify. See next time and remember never take. We don't no for an answer. Unexplained mysteries is a spotify original. From podcast executive producers include max and ron cutler sound designed by dick schroeder with production assistance by ron shapiro trent williamson carleen madden and brusca kovic. This episode of unexplained mysteries was written by matthew teamster with writing assistance by angela. Jurgensen and connor samson fact checking by kara mclean and research by bradley klein unexplained mysteries stars molly. Brandenburg and richard rosner..
"north korean" Discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"Do you have any sense of what people in north korea know about all of this do they know about president trump's tweets referring to quote little rock man d do you have any sense of how this relationship is being portrayed in north korea to most north koreans don't have access to the internet the government does meeting very tight control over the form former information going in and out of north korea and the regime speeds there people this narrative and they're telling their people yes we know you're going without power without food but we have to do this in order to survive and the military drills that the us holds with this with the south koreans sending bombers up the coast and the rhetoric from the us president all feed into that narrative so while the north koreans aren't seeing the tweets they are getting the message from their propaganda that look at this the us president is threatening us and so we need to poor resources into these nuclear weapons to defend you can you give us a sense of what north and south korea will be talking about during these this a planned conversation on tuesday the main discussion will be about sending north korean athletes to the count young olympics starting in february now the north koreans are incredibly savvy they now that the south koreans will see north korean involvement in the olympics s a little bit of an insurance policy against provocation but it is doug also open the way for a better relationship between north and south create so it's really important that they take advantage of that and yet it's going to caused quite a bit of nervousness on the part of washington is what washington doesn't want is for the two koreas to build this relationship without sidelining they do certainly don't want washington to be sidelined this gene actually she's a north korea expert with the wilson center we've cut up with her in london she's normally based in seoul jim thanks so much for speaking with us thanks for having me.
"north korean" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Tension with iran is because they don't believe that the americans and necessarily going to help them out very much anymore and what about syria where are we now at the end of the year you can pretty much say now that the regime has won the attempt to topple assad has failed now from the asset families point of view they'll way more secure and that also means that if there was going to be any kind of a political process they are certainly not gonna vote for the end of that power and to go quietly there's no way they're going to do that of course one thing been really wearing people in this is one for you reproduce that tensions on the korean peninsula i just wonder how much louder the drums of war beating now than at the beginning of the year went to some extent some of those tests were dismissed assist the usual north korean sabrerattling we've gone from at the beginning of the year thinking it would be some years yet until north korea has the capability of hitting the united states with a fullblown intercontinental ballistic missile to on the 28th november seeing them test one of those that can do it with an eight thousand mile range and big enough and powerful enough to carry a large nuclear warhead they can't it seems put a nuclear warhead on the top of the yet but they in september tested a very powerful nuclear device may be up to three hundred kilotonnes compared to he rushing a bomb which was eighteen kilotonnes this is all issued shock to everyone that north korea has managed to do this and then of course it's come against the background of president trump's rhetoric and moving aircraft carriers and stealth bombers and fighter aircraft into the korean peninsula on a regular basis it has ramped up the whole feeling of crisis here even if everybody is saying look no one wants war we want peace diplomacy must win out in the end the sense in this region is that a small mistake on either side could lead to a conflict by accident because the tensions are now so high lowincome to cattier i just wanted to what extent europe is looking out to whether actually this has been a.
"north korean" Discussed on 1A
"A wrote this up for the wall street journal in his piece earlier in the week he said the attack was widespread nick cost billions north korea has acted especially badly largely unchecked for more than a decade and it's militias pavia is getting more agree just the government clearly argues that they've looked into this they've spoken to their intelligence agencies and they have reason to believe that this walls a north korean operation it was an operation that it's worth reminding everyone caused an enormous degree of dislocation i mean in the uk the national health service which operates hospitals up and down the land found that its computer systems will no longer working it threatened lives in in the uk before you even look at the banks and the companies that were also targeted by this i mean i think there's always a question over just walk sort of saibai capabilities the north koreans have about we know that they've been blamed in the past fat hacking into the systems of sony pictures now they're being blamed for the wannacry attack and also so for that for that raid on the bitcoin exchange in south korea this week while the average north korean clearly is not sitting at home surfing youtube over the christmas period there are apparently some north koreans who are able to do it and we should be clear you have to remind people the ransomware attack basically a piece of malicious software comes locks out your computer and says hi my name is wannacry you can have your computer back and so you pay me and then it gives you instructions you pay them in bitcoin i believe some people also dealt with customer service if they had trouble making the payment which is just crazy on them thous and levels and then when she make the payment usually in bitcoin than your computer unlocks but silent since she mentioned the the bitcoin hack north korea's also a suspect in that courtney what do we know about the investigation surrounding that hack so researchers in south korea believed that north korea was behind it which particularly interesting about this is is what it means for the future so we have big.
"north korean" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"Yeah there's definitely a whole bunch of dodgy stuff happening as this is flagged end there hasn't been much concrete put out in the open source m pets recent about an potential illicit trades is military goods especially between north korean pakistan we know that there was a relationship and back in the day that led to cooperation on missiles and probably quite a bit more but there hasn't been much recent at that said i think again it would be a real mistake to assume that there was no other m general north korea paxton trade happening is just probably being routed through third countries which makes it difficult to get visibility on uh again so much of the research that i've done on an dprk you know kind of presence overseas has shown that they wrote that trade in a semi circuitous fashion in which leads or misleads at officials local aid to believe that they don't have much of a a formal north korean at commercial presence on their soil or formal north korean trading relationship with them so i'm sure pakistan has more north korean activity you know in in general economic areas so might need an trading at commodities that are sanctioned but nonmilitary or even trade in commodities at our nonsanctioned m or services services big one for the north koreans overseas so they're certainly some of that too and quite curious with the conversation was like between the north korean ambassador to pakistan and the foreign you know the foreign ministry impacts hit exactly what she saw what he when he demanded the return of his alcohol that was clearly being sold contrary to the laws of pakistan it must have been nn i mean be a fly.
"north korean" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"Stand in the dprk despite the fact that ad there was twelve to fourteen diplomats north korean diplomats stationed in pakistan so the question that these reporters started asking ben was okay well is this a really good example of this size of the embassy being out of proportion to the nature of the bilateral relationship and wet came immediately to my mind is the fact that probably again those trade stats are so misleading because i would guess that there is probably a a decent amount of north korea pakistan trade but that it's not flowing directly from the dprk to pakistan or vice versa it's going through a third country and being reported therefore as you know china pakistan trade sure um and so you know when we take this conclusion that it's totally out of whack the stats are actually helpful in helping you reach that determination and this is important because there's so many countries out there that you know point to the formal trade statistics for bilateral trade and say oh look like we pretty much don't have a relationship with the dprk so you know we're not relevant to sanctions that don't bug us and that's just not the case as you know this incident in pakistan pretty clearly shows and it's interesting the pakistan central bank said they ceased all trade since august 2016 and you said there was fourteen people there so question of course will always leapt to the mind is whether it's illicit controlled substance is like i'll say heroin or are things that are more easily acquired from across the border in afghanistan whether it's uh the alcohol in this case or or more worryingly is whether the links between the kind of nuclear materials are for missile materials whether that it's uh in evidence have you seen any any opeds our analysis that points in that direction or about hopefully we're not looking another a q khan.
"north korean" Discussed on Malicious Life
"In other words what we are seeing here is evidence of the major wideranging plucked an international ban case of unprecedented scale the lazarus group he's working to steal billions of dollars from banks over the world and now the bangladesh bank haste the event that made small game of that big deal sony attack seems like a relative drop in the ocean it's the sort of grand deals plot one would expect defined sooner in a james bond movie then real life the official north korean body responsible so lazarus is probably the reconnaissance general bureau rg be it is one of the three strongest entities in the kpa koreans people army and was established in two thousand and nine two same year that lazarus began to operate in an orderly manner the ig be is responsible for all of north korean clandestine military activity and its predecessors have a rich history of sabotage operations assassinations and kidnappings since the 1950s but that's not all since the 1990s theology be has been responsible for international criminal activity aimed at financing the north korean regime drug smuggling and bills counterfeiting have always been part of north koreans diplomatic activity and its embassies have been a hot lead of profitable criminal activity since the 1970s but this activity which was initially the result of private initiatives of north korean diplomats became in the 1990s an official government policy dictated from above the reason for this is north korea's desperate economic situation exasperated by its isolation in the international sanctions imposed on it as a result north korea turned counterfeiting of 100dollar bills and growing and smuggling of opium and heroin into a national enterprise for this goal the north korean intelligence service works closely with philippine japanese and taiwanese criminal organisations lazarus international bank robbery scheme is probably a continuation of the north korean government's criminal activity lazarus are preying on financial entities in underdeveloped countries.
"north korean" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"To use a nuclear weapon with an attempt to escalate to deescalate it's not probably can use it on canada and north korea shows us some of the steffan and suggest that they're they're incentive is going to be to conduct a nuclear strike early and it's probably going to be on somewhere like on south korea or or japan so at again here very small probabilities that in my view don't war ends canada going down of ballistic missile defence road so yeah and then we got my sort of strange slash frustrating story of of the month you at us allies who are not central to this conflict in any way at intimating that they might be what reminded me strangely enough of jeffreys of peace and 38 north a few years ago about a north korean movie wear nor the north korean academics kind of earth and lecturing japan rather were students stand up and talk about how amazing north korea's and how much power it hasn't the can't believe it and and you never know if you know if this keeps up the north koreans might remake that movie but it with the canadian students kind of standing up in this moment of all and you know that his north career truly as powerful as we have heard new yeah there's you know there's there's always an assumption especially when it comes to that north korea mrs scenario that that the can't do stuff and uh this is this is particularly frustrating because they've spent the last the last year showing us the air air rapidly advancing missile capabilities so you know predicated on a policy response based around this this notion that they're going to continue to sail i think is is misguided.
"north korean" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"Well women need more makeup right so that's my funny story by the way is the cosmetics factory this visit that happened a few days ago we're goes the coming on cosmetics factory with his wife resold ju and his sister so it's kinda interesting um you know kind of image there but in his justice fun it's funny because he smoking in in hygienic of laboratory areas right so different innocent others will enjoy this you know he's not near plutonium or anything like that but to it just again shows his kind of you know that's just two years right um but but the belgian thing to me that when it points to seriously is that this uh you can talk about uh her youth and you know there have been some the be more among banned goes on tour now in kind of your there's these light chosen um it's about electricity it's but living standards is what the modern woman identified feel had an interesting story that related to this point about a north korean women modernity the kim family leadership in the it was pegged to the the visit to pyongyang cosmetics factory but i think it did an interesting djabicunda blending the sort of notion that there are modernizing in it this is a big change with wait a minute there's something quite traditional going on here and what i would add to that is that when it comes to talking about beyond june living standards make up you know new fashion hairstyles whatever is that it comes out of this very traditional kind of socialist matrix and the sister kim jones hasn't changed that fundamentally and probably would be crazy to try to change it fundamentally so.
"north korean" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"That's probably in part a coordination issue within the chinese system that resulted in that kohl even being allowed into port in the first place than being offloaded men them not being able to figure out what to do with it once it was their atms i am you know you had to solicit cargo sitting on chinese soil i wonder to what extent the ah you know having a strong chinese leadership will you don't you just get all in on sort of okay xi jinping personality cult xi jinping fought right everything so just if the united states sort of gets behind that says okay that's fine we don't have concerns about human rights we don't have concerns about your liberalisation of political system uh just goal in on this because that means that there's going to be more unified control the province's the frontiers or going to ultimately and you do see it i mean there's there's a lot of churn along the frontiers with these officials you know the these guys who are there don't have a lotta time to get comfortable or you know getting kickbacks from the north koreans but then on the north korean side and maybe this can brings to our most interesting story i don't know if i am allowed to show the snow act go for it i doubled up so the g shannon was my biggest and most interesting so good let me uh most interesting i think was the elevations of the of the kim kindermann so younger sister kim your joan at this soon everyone member the pull it bureau so we talked at the nineteen th party congress in beijing uh but prior to that there was this second clinton will the central committee uh f in the korean workers party uh.
"north korean" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Preemptive strike without the approval of congress still a long way to go for that but the north koreans do feel that they have to be prepared for the us to attacks and will you had exclusive access to a textile factory there in north korea how is the north korean economy being impacted by the us and un sanctions what if there's no doubt that losing textile exports cuts about seven hundred million dollars in revenue every year that's a huge blow to the north korean economy and it's just added to a long list of other banned exports like iron and coal seafood and the north koreans are trying to put the best face and say that this is only a minor inconvenience but the fact is these factories real they rely on income from exports in now that has been completely slash at certainly the case the factory we visited where they say they're going to continue to keep up production as much as they can but they just don't have hard currency right now fascinating to see all the anti us propaganda that surrounds workers there were pictures of president trump being essentially murdered by north korean slogans that looked like lightning bolts going into his face and workers told me repeatedly that they have a burning hatred for trump and the united states they also said something that really troubled me it you know i'm sitting across a living room from a worker whose holding her young son and they have a fourteen month old daughter and they clearly love their children very much but they told me they'd rather see their entire family die in a nuclear war than to have their children grow up in a world without north korea jade's all right we'll ripley thank you so much my panels back with me david ervine um the president is going to head to asian next week for this big trip at this point it's unclear if he's going to visit the demilitarized zone between north and south korea i've been there it's one of the spooky as places on the planet do you think he should go.
"north korean" Discussed on Science in Action
"That they most likely have been producing tritium and in fact the north koreans they often signals things you you never quite know exactly how does take their pronouncement because many of them have a lot of propaganda associated with them but they gave the first indications of having been since fusion reaction in two thousand ten and then they told us in two thousand sixteen that that test was a hydrogen bomb in it could quite possibly have been one of these goose that fishing bombs but for the boost the deficient bonds as well as the hydrogen bombs you need to you and yes they have the capability to make tritium and particularly the way that you produce tritium is you start with lithium6 due to ride in other words a hydrogen isotope compound of lithium and you put that in the reactor and that will make the trip for you and we concluded a year or so ago that they have been able to do that they'd most likely not produce tritium tom he's been impressed by the atom bomb was invented either america because boss country with brazil's and huge amounts of talent none of which supplied to north korea mullahs concepts of an and boom was invented by two german immigrants to the uk africian pose in the first pels memoranda but carry it through two mummy oh you obscenity county three but the point i'm trying to make here is that the brain power behind it doesn't require you know the resources of estates to come up with the original idea and of course not so where do you been done full north korea they know it's possible on because in the times of the soviets north korea relationship before soviet union became the rush renowned love the north korean nuclear scientists and engineers will have trained at russian institutes the best of north korean scientists and engineers we have no reason to think there'll be worse than anybody else yes north korea's national resources are limited but if he prioritise this over anything else if you put his top of the pile than there's no reason why the resources that you need couldn't be that is one thing to set off a bomb in a case some way and make things rattle is another thing too sets off.
"north korean" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"Uh to to get their currency they need for keeping the ruling elite and the living in the style to which has become chest allows right of other things and so what are the curious things about what's happened in the last couple of weeks is that that there really was a potentially significant diplomatic breakthrough the un security council voted fifteen and nothing with china and russia have siding with everybody else and of course they have to have the veto if they had voted otherwise the sanctions wouldn't have gone into effect and we tried sanctions before and insisted there'd been sanctions in response to prior north korean transgressions of limits on nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile tests but this time or gonna be a bit more teeth i'm richard refers to quite rightly to the humanitarian exception that language wasn't there this time i and the sanctions were expanded to cover additional export and this worker component now the workers we're going to russia to which is is sort of the russian angle nece that's really more important for north korea than it and the chinese concern is richard rightly points out is not about the economic significance of north korea to nothing that china tori lip it is about not wanting chaos in north korea disorderly collapses a bad thing for china the refugee flows are real the possibility of reunification under a in a precipitous way under a us allied south korea those are bad scenarios for them the good news in this has been that north korea is increasingly an embarrassment to china and a china increasingly has to acknowledge that as north korea develops the capacity to wreak nuclear havoc on us territory china kinda gets it that that's a more core us security interests so you're gonna see the kind of pushback uh we haven't seen before so you know we were seeing i think some progress than area there were still.
"north korean" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"I'm sure we'll get into the details of how the trump administration has handled this but it's worth taking a step back and saying the north korea problem israel and it's been getting more difficult over time they're i the real intractable near crackup will not here is that the north korean view of the world is having nuclear weapons is their survival strategy now i mean kim has looked at qaddafi is looked at saddam and to see what happens and so trying to get them to denuclearize which is still the official us goal is really tough it's hard to put that genie back in the bottle uh it's hard to get china to cooperate to that point even if they could and there are limits to what they can do so there is a genuine underlying problem there yeah and there are genuine underlying problems in the uschina economic relationship and some of which the administration's identified like intellectual property force transfers or corus transfers at a lot of things not so much the trade balance for that i think is is amiss direction but so you've got this underlying problems and then you have laying on that some really strange ways of trying to handle of sharia so upping the rhetoric to kim jongun style levels is not terribly helpful having inquired fire if you're a fire sherry or if you beliefs one newspaper in maine firing furry which sounds a little less oh i did not zero the kaifala deadline get a bit but basically which you're getting is bellicose rhetoric that i that reduces likelihood of chinese cooperation and you get profoundly mixed messages from the administration they've trying to get their ducks in a row now but they were all over the map from tillerson to mattis to the joint chiefs head to trump himself and so the attempt to climb down trump trying to redouble downs which got a situation where the entire region is looking around having to deal with the possibility that the worst in us bellicose rhetoric and the cycle of escalation israel yet at the same time discounting what trump says because so often we've heard things which his own staff has had to walk back.
"north korean" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"I miss the escalating rhetoric between president trump and north korean dictator kim jong owen north korea has threatened to fire ballistic missiles over japan toward guan the small pacific island that's been a us territory almost continuously since 1898 following last month's testfiring of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach alaska or hawaii this week president trump told reporters any more threats by north korea would be quote met with fire and fury like the world has never seen then north korea state run news agency said the regime was considering a plan for an invalid ping fire around guam to signal a crucial warning to the us gone is home to one hundred seventy thousand people it lies four thousand miles from hawaii and two thousand miles southeast of north korea the us has seven thousand troops stationed in walk in an air force base and a navy base wall street journal reporter lucy kramer is in guam joins me now by a skype lucy the people that you talk to their are they concern they frighten are they trying to lived as normally as they can hey bill generally just getting on with their lives i it it's the back it most people's minds it's something that you're he he talked about i mean outs it came out elliott's day and you know he was conversation going on in front of me in the queue but you know i was also at the beach this afternoon um and paper was swimming you are sitting round for the famous having bob accused life life has gone on i'm i think that people are aware that this could happen but they've also been living with this kind of threats since leave this threat was made i think about in 2013 so this isn't the first time many of them that this is vain summit if thought about of the cover of the papering wongmo what friday was fourteen minutes of big block letters with us the amount of time that the suspect they have if north korea was to fire a missile.
"north korean" Discussed on PRI's The World
"By mortar gorman some intelligence experts say the north koreans have miniaturise a nuclear weapon but when it comes to pyongyang's it's all a guessing game now we ears are we months away from functional left liberalisation on the answer's no one really knows for sure noone outside young young plus a native american tribe that straddles the usmexico border fears being split literally by trump's wall we've been here for time in vain here for after the federal government and others are still trying to take things away and the shop in la where iranians can find a few surprises this is totally just blew your mind because you can find the most illegal votes and it will shelves here it's all coming up today on the world i mark were manure with the world glad you could be here on this thursday okay i don't mean to be alarmist but a week ago few of us were contemplating the possibility of a war with north korea not seriously now after all the hostile rhetoric from both pyongyang and washington it's not farfetched to wonder what would happen if a conflict really does break out if our response on the north korean nuclear program is nuclear weapons the fallout pattern put set fallout over japan i can't believe were even talking about this more on the possible military scenarios later on the show first like i said i'm not an alarmist so let's start with a realitychek there are intelligence reports that north korea has miniaturized a nuclear warhead so can fit inside one of its missiles i as john chandler how credible that information is he's a former nsa analysts encounter intelligence officer now a national security columnist for the observer.
"north korean" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Hopefully what will stop this is good sense on the north korean side which perhaps too optimistically i believe they actually have a decent amount of i think the north koreans hopefully realise that if they do strike the united states or aim to strike the united states that will be immediate regime change for pyongyangan adult think they're willing to take that step what do these sanctions actually do so they banned the export of items like coal iron ore and seafood north korean seafood a surprisingly quite popular because the waters around the country are seen as very clean and the big determination four whether or not these sanctions work is how hard china decides that is going to implement them right is there a hope among some diplomats at a certain amount of economic dysfunction as a result of the sanctions could prompt an uprising against the regime of kim dongmoon i think they're certainly that hope and in oscars so opaque we really don't know what levels of dissatisfaction your average north korean highs against the government we do know however that the regime was able to keep it together under a devastating famine in the midnineties which killed up to ten percent of the north korean population so that was mostly caused by north grim mismanagement as opposed sanctions but it's difficult to advocate for a policy that could lead to tens if not hundreds of thousands of starving north koreans i know as you said that a lot of this will depend on beijing's willingness to pussy sanctions but the fact that the security council voted unanimously on this does this change anything about china's ability and willingness to muscle north korea think china's ability to muscle north korea has remained the same and really what's going to matter is whether or not beijing expands the political capital to gatt provinces near north korea and to get chinese businesses to buy in on the sanctions that it's important to remember that beijing doesn't believe sanctions are the way to go but it seems like at this stage china's president she wants to show trump that he can be a partner with north korea.