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S. Korea, Australia press N. Korea on nuclear disarmament; U.S. urged to | Global Post, Calif. State Rep. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley

South Korea and Australia stepped up pressure on North Korea Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons program, calling for the North to choose a path toward peace through trust. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and their respective Australian counterparts Bob Carr and Stephen Smith held their first joint security dialogue in Seoul, with North Korea and ...

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Mobilizing the propagandists in North Korea | BBC News

I have followed Pyongyang’s propaganda since the 1960s. It is a depressing chore, enlivened by the odd wry smile. Their recent jibe at the “venomous swish of her skirt” – a propos Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s first female president – was offensive, but it is an arresting phrase. That is an exception. Most Pyongyang prose is leaden and shrill. Bluster ...

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David Cameron warns Trident needed as deterrent to North Korea | The Guardian

David Cameron has issued a stark warning against any move to abandon Britain’s Trident deterrent in the face of the growing nuclear threat from North Korea and Iran. The prime minister said it would “foolish” to leave the country defenceless at a time when the “highly unpredictable and aggressive” regime in North Korea was developing ballistic missiles that could eventually ...

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As U.S. hardens line on North Korea, South may pay | Reuters

(Reuters) – Washington’s decision to fly B-52 and stealth bomber missions over Korea this week in a warning to Pyongyang risks pushing the North into staging an attack on the South just as its threats may have been on the cusp of dying down. New leaders in Seoul, Beijing and most importantly, an untested 30-year-old in Pyongyang who has to ...

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North Korea gets warning over nuclear threats from top Pentagon official, who also reassures Seoul | CBS News

Seoul A senior U.S. military official visiting Seoul is sending a message to both Koreas: warning Pyongyang over recent threats and reassuring South Korea that military backing won’t be hurt by a U.S. budget debate. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters Monday that Pyongyang’s threats would only deepen Washington’s defense commitment to Seoul. He said that includes a ...

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Nuclear War Through North Korean Eyes | Counterpunch

by NICK BOWIE There is little doubt that civilians on both sides of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) are weighed down with anxiety as both countries carry out provocative large-scale military drills amid threats of nuclear war. North Korea has recently announced that it will no longer abide by the UN-brokered armistice that ended the Korean War with a ceasefire ...

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US deems North Korea nuclear strike unlikely without threat to dynasty | guardian.co.uk

Intelligence report comes as North Korea state press say people ready to ‘rain bullets on the enemy’ amid increasing tensions North Korea is unlikely to carry out its bellicose threats to unleash a nuclear attack on the US and South Korea unless the Kim dynasty’s control of the communist regime is threatened, the White House intelligence chief said on Tuesday. ...

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North Korea cuts peace hotline as South begins military drills | guardian.co.uk

South Korea has begun annual military exercises with the US and says the North has apparently cut off a hotline used to maintain the armistice that Pyongyang has recently repudiated over nuclear test sanctions. After the start of the drills, South Korean officials said their northern counterparts didn’t answer two calls on the hotline between the sides, apparently following through ...

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