Sunday, April 16, 2017

The North Korean Crisis -- News Updates April 16, 2017

RFE: U.S. Says Consensus Reached With China To Stop North Korea Missile Tests

U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster says there is now an "international consensus," including "China and the Chinese leadership," that North Korea's missile tests cannot be allowed to continue.

McMaster made the remarks in Kabul after the U.S. military announced that North Korea had failed in another attempt to test a missile early on April 16.

The U.S. Pacific Command said it detected the failed missile launch just hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed in Seoul on an official visit to South Korea.

It said the missile "blew up almost immediately" after the attempted launch.

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The North Korean Crisis -- News Updates April 16, 2017

North Korea nuclear: US 'working with China' on response -- BBC
North Korea missile test: US, China discussing response to 'threatening behaviour', Trump adviser says -- ABC News Online
North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says -- AP
North Korean ballistic missile launch FAILS: Kim Jong-un launches new 'game changer missile' hours after it was introduced at a military parade - but it BLOWS UP almost immediately in embarrassing failure -- Daily Mail
North Korea missile launch attempt fails, South Korea and US Pacific Command say -- ABC News Online
South Korean defense ministry says North Korea fails in latest ballistic missile launch -- DW
N. Korean missile fails, blows up ‘almost immediately’ after launch – Seoul & US military -- RT
North Korean test missile 'fizzles' hours before Pence arrives in South -- Reuters
Kim Jong-un ‘will send elite soldiers into South Korea to take Western tourists hostage if US attacks’ -- News
SPOTTED: Putin 'moves military forces' to North Korean border as world prepares for WAR -- Express
Here's what's going on with Chinese troop movements on North Korea's border -- Business Insider
Pence: North Korea 'provocation' shows the risk to military -- AP
US Vice President Pence arrives in Seoul amid heightened Korea tension -- DW
North Korea tops Pence’s agenda during four-nation Asia trip -- Washington Post
North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says -- Reuters
South Koreans, Japanese Remain Calm as US, North Korea Posture -- Sputnik
North Korean crisis averted, but tensions remain dangerously high -- USA Today
North Korea Missile Failure Deflates Tension as Pence Tours Asia -- Bloomberg
After North Korea's big parade, what's next? -- Eric Talmadge, AP

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cannot help think the koreans might have blown up their own rocket as way of responding to the situation. They would have given the US the finger by going ahead witj launching the rocket, but at the same time avoiding any derived consequences because the launch was a failure.