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    Default Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after latest missile launch

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang.

    Speaking in China, Putin called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported.

    "I would like to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear states, including through the Korean Peninsula," Putin told reporters. "We are against it and consider it counterproductive, damaging, dangerous," he said.

    But in comments that appeared aimed at the US, he said that "intimidating (North Korea) is unacceptable."

    For its part, North Korea said the missile test was in response to the nuclear dangers and threats posed by the US and its followers.

    "We will conduct ICBM tests anytime and anywhere in accordance with the decisions made by our central leadership," North Korea's ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong said at an impromptu press conference at the country's embassy in Beijing Monday.
    The Russian president called on all parties to "find peaceful solutions."

    Putin's partial defense of North Korea came after White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the missile test may provoke a more forceful response from the Kremlin.

    In a White House statement released Sunday, Spicer said: "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil -- in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan -- the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased."

    The US and Russia also offered differing estimates for where the missile splashed down. The US said it terminated flight just 96 kilometers (60 miles) from the Russian port city of Vladivostock, whereas the Russian Defense Ministry said it landed 500 kilometers (311 miles) from its Pacific coast line.
    While Russia and North Korea don't have strong trade ties, they are building on their economic relationship. New ferry services are running between the countries and Russia has given permission for some 50,000 North Koreans to carry out manual work on projects in Russia.

    Russia is one of the few countries that has diplomatic relations with North Korea. Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, went to Moscow on a state visit during his rule in 2011, and Putin visited Pyongyang in 2000.

    "While Russia is concerned about North Korea and its missiles, it also sees North Korea as an opportunity to gain leverage with the West, the US in particular," said Matthew Chance, CNN's Moscow correspondent.

    "Russia doesn't want North Korea to have nuclear weapons, but the response from officials in Moscow has been minimal because they know Russia isn't one of Pyongyang's targets," he added.

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    U.S. envoy to U.N.: North Korea is intimidating the entire world

    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement U.N. sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions.

    "No one is immune to the threat of North Korea," she told reporters before emergency closed-door consultations by the U.N. Security Council on the North's weekend ballistic missile launch, which experts said demonstrated a significant technological jump with the rocket flying higher and for a longer period of time.

    "We're not going to continue to just say go ahead and test as often as you want," Haley said, flanked by the South Korean and Japanese ambassadors. "This is a true threat to every country in the world. ... We're going to make sure we put the pressure on them economically, diplomatically, politically and internationally."

    Haley said the U.S. and China have been working on "a unified plan" on how to approach North Korea that would include stronger implementation of existing sanctions and tougher new sanctions.

    She indicated Washington and Beijing had agreed they would take action if a new test looked to be long range and leaning toward an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.

    The latest launch appeared to fulfill both criteria, Haley said, "so I believe that China will stay true to that, and that we'll come together on how we're going to do that."

    The Security Council, which has imposed six rounds of sanctions on the North, discussed possible further action at Tuesday's meeting. Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she said Tuesday the U.S. also wants sanctions on organizations and businesses in third countries that are helping Pyongyang.

    Uruguayan Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, the current council president, said after the meeting that members are united in condemning the latest missile launch as "a serious threat to international peace." He said the council is exploring many different avenues to proceed and "clearly sanctions are a way to go," but also diplomacy.

    Council diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the consultations were private, said China never mentioned working with the U.S. on a new sanctions resolution, and both China and Russia said they support a negotiated solution through dialogue.

    Haley was asked about comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Monday who called North Korea's nuclear and missile tests "unacceptable" but also said the United States should stop intimidating Pyongyang.

    "We need to return to dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, stop intimidating it and find ways to solve these problems peacefully," Putin was quoted as saying, using North Korea's official name. "Is it possible or not? I think it is possible."

    Haley answered Putin and others who have made similar comments about the United States: "What about North Korea intimidating us? They're intimidating the entire international community. They're trying to strengthen their muscle with no cause. There is no reason for North Korea to be having these actions outside of the fact they just choose to do so."

    Haley noted that this weekend's missile came within 60 miles of Russia's border and said Russia is "all wrong."

    "It is actually North Korea trying to intimidate the international community," Haley said, "and Russia itself should be concerned because that ballistic missile test was a signal to South Korea for their new elections, it was a signal to Russia in how close it got, it was a signal to Japan being in the region, and it was a signal to us."

    The U.S. ambassador said Russia has the same decision to make as the rest of the international community: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose. You have to pick a side."

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    Truth is a social construct.

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    Kim Jong Un has set his sights on a new anti-aircraft weapon that will 'spoil enemy's dream' #NorthKorea

    Aldin Abazovic
    #NorthKorea tested new updated version of KN-06 surface-to-air missile system.

    Video of #NorthKorea testing of a new updated version of KN-06 surface-to-air missile system.

    Lil kim has given the 'go ahead' to start the mass production.... testing is deemed 'sufficient'.

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    North Korea would presumably look to deploy the KN-06 to deter aerial assault by U.S. and South Korean fighters in wartime. Depending on the missile’s range, however, U.S. and South Korean forces may be able to neutralize specific KN-06 batteries with longer-range stand-off weapons.
    Missile has been launch tested but not tested to actually intercept anything. It has only been test- fired three times since 2010. Range reportedly 150 km.

    Images and video footage released by KCNA and Rodong Sinmun show the KN-06’s interceptor successfully ejecting from its canister, properly igniting its engines, and boosting into the air. The missile’s flight ceiling and maximum range are unknown.

    The KN-06 (also know under the name of Pongae-5 SAM) is a mobile surface-to-air defense missile system designed and manufactured by the North Korean defense industry which seems to be similar to the Russian S-300 air defense missile system. The KN-06 was first seen during a military parade of North Korean armed forces in 2010, Pyongyang. In June 2011, CNN website has announced that North Korea test-fired KN-06 short-range missile off its western coast. According to South Korea’s Ministry of Defense, the KN-06 is based on technology Pyongyang secretly obtained from China and Russia. A second tests firing of the KN-06 missile was performed in April 2015. In April 2016, North Koea has conducted another test launch of the KN-06 missile.

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    Nudder one... Nork short-range ballistic missile launch

    julia Macfarlane
    #Breaking Japan government spokesman says North Korean missile appears to have landed in Japan (Japanese waters); SKorea convening emergency cabinet meeting

    BREAKING: N. Korea fires projectile from its east coast; S Korea calls emergency security meeting - Reuters/Yonhap

    Aldin Abazovic
    #NorthKorea missile flew 450km.

    North Korea missile flew for about 6 miles after launch & landed in Sea of Japan/EEZ, which extends 200 nautical miles (370 km) from Japan’s coastline. - NBC News

    Statement by the US Pacific Command

    EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone (FYI)

    Japan Takes Large Southern Extension of Continental Shelf Sep 11, 2014

    Based on a decision by the U.N.’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in April 2012,
    the area encompassed by the new ordinance covers 177,000 square kilometers of ocean,
    after Japan applied for the extension.

    Based on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea,
    a country may claim control of the seafloor beyond its 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) up to 350 nautical miles
    if “it can prove the ocean floor is connected to the continental shelf,”
    Wow.. and underwater 'land grab'.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 05-28-2017 at 07:20 PM.

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