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Posting oldest to newest updates - from Ftown ~

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SOUTH KOREA HAVE CLOSED THE KAESONG INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, INFORMING NORTH KOREA THAT IT WILL BE "COMPLETELY" CLOSED.

This is dangerous territory as the North frequently see any closure of Kaesong by the South as a major provocation and act of war. Kaesong is the main industrial cash cow for the North.

This will also have a massive negative impact on the North's economy

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http://m.koreatimes.co.kr/phone/news/view.jsp?req_newsidx=197592

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All 54,000 North Korean workers will need to seek fresh employment - We will compensate all 124 South Korean businesses that operated in Kaesong - South Korean Unification Minister

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"Whether the park can be reopened will entirely hinge on North Korea," he said. "The North should first dispel the international community's concerns about its nuclear and missile developments, and provide a favorable atmosphere for our firms to normally operate factories." - SK Minister

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Japan bans entry of DPRK-registered ships, including those for humanitarian aid purposes.

Japan also bans entry of ships from third countries which have been to DPRK.

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"We have decided to stop all operations at the Kaesong industrial complex so that... our investment in the complex would not be used by the North to fund its nuclear and missile development," - Unification Minister of SK

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"We ask for people's understanding about our decision, which was inevitable given the grave situation on the Korean peninsula," - urgent statement from South Korean government

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JAPAN IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON NK - MORE AS I GET THE DETAIL

JAPAN SAYS SANCTIONS ARE WIDE RANGING AND REQUIRE PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL, DUE TO REQUIRED CHANGES IN LEGISLATION

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ANY SHIP OR AIRCRAFT THAT HAS VISITED NORTH KOREA DURING ITS JOURNEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY TO JAPANESE PORTS/AIRPORTS - JAPAN TRANSPORT MINISTER

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SOUTH KOREA REINFORCING MILITARY ACROSS THE LENGTH OF THE DMZ

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Kim Jong Un executes Ri Yong-gil, Korean People’s Army chief

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/kim-jong-un-executes-ri-yonggil-korean-peoples-army-chief/news-story/f7a59d132268eb349218082d67148bb1

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http://mobile.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/02/10/world/asia/ap-as-japan-nkorea-sanctions.html?partner=IFTTT&_r=1&referer

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South Korea halts joint venture after North's tests

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35539346

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Koreas step up psychological warfare after N.K. rocket launch

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/02/10/55/0301000000AEN20160210003500315F.html

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SOUTH KOREA PREPARING FOR POSSIBILITY OF MANAGERS BEING HELD HOSTAGE AT KAESONG

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South Korea punishes Pyongyang for rocket launch by halting work at Kaesong joint industrial park

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1911475/south-korea-punishes-pyongyang-rocket-launch-halting-work

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WE WANT TO CONFIRM THAT KAESONG HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN IN ENTIRETY - SOUTH KOREAN PRESS OFFICER

THOUSANDS OF SOUTH KOREANS ARE LIKELY TO LOSE THEIR JOBS DUE TO RELIANCE ON KAESONG PRODUCTION - KAESONG MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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"We cannot stop North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs with the existing methods of response. We need to act strongly together with the international community to ensure that North Korea pay a price, and we need to take special actions to leave the North with no option but to give up its nuclear program and change.”

televised address from SK Minister Hong

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The first time in the park's decade of operation that Seoul has halted work there. -  South Korea to Halt Work at Joint Industrial Park With North Korea

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/south-korea-halt-work-joint-industrial-park-north-korea-n515576

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Seoul's spy service says North Korea is preparing attacks

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered preparations for launching "terror" attacks on South Koreans, a top Seoul official said Thursday, as worries about the North grow after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

In televised remarks, senior South Korean presidential official Kim Sung-woo said North Korea's spy agency has begun work to implement Kim Jong Un's order to "muster anti-South terror capabilities that can pose a direct threat to our lives and security."

He said the possibility of North Korean attacks "is increasing more than ever" and asked for quick passage of an anti-terror bill in parliament.

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Earlier Thursday, Seoul's National Intelligence Service briefed ruling Saenuri Party members on a similar assessment on North Korea's attack preparations, according to one of the party officials who attended the private meeting.

During the briefing, the NIS, citing studies on past North Korean provocations and other unspecified assessments, said the attacks could target anti-Pyongyang activists, defectors and government officials in South Korea, the party official said requesting anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to media publicly.

Attacks on subways, shopping malls and other public places could also happen, he said.

The official quoted the NIS as saying North Korea could launch poisoning attacks on the activists and defectors, or lure them to China where they would be kidnapped.

More:

http://www.postguam.com/the_globe/philippines_asia/seoul-s-spy-service-says-north-korea-is-preparing-attacks/article_bc50f016-d61f-11e5-8535-03625b9d2713.html

 

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Korea-U.S. drills to map out N. K. endgame scenario

Next month’s joint military drills by South Korea and the United States will simulate an endgame scenario for North Korea that has the military recover the entire territory of the peninsula after the collapse of the Kim Jong-un regime, a military official said Thursday.

The relatively rare simulation -- military operations are usually focused on hitting the North Korean leadership in Pyongyang -- coincided with Defense Minister Han Min-koo saying that the annual war games would be “the biggest yet,” in line with President Park Geun-hye’s hard-line policy toward North Korea.

Seoul and Washington are slated to carry out annual Key Resolve and Eagle Foal drills from March 7 to April 30. Key Resolve, a computer-simulation exercise, is conducted for two weeks.

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Military officials have stated that this year’s drills will be “a strong warning to the Kim Jong-un regime,” which will show that the allies have the capacity to neutralize North Korean threats.

According to Defense Minister Han, 290,000 of South Korean military personnel will take part, which is about 1.5 times more than usual. Around 15,000 soldiers from the U.S., including the Combat Aviation Brigade and Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate, which is also double the annual average.

This year’s drills will also include the new Operation Plan 5015, which reportedly encompasses plans for preemptive strikes against key facilities in North Korea, such as missile launch sites. It is the first time OPLAN 5015 is being applied in the annual drills since formally being approved last year.

More: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160218000983

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King Putt is poking Kimmy to get the party started.

 

President Obama signs legislation hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions over nuclear weapons program - AP

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North Korea's nuclear test 'could jolt volcano back to life'

Experts say one of Mount Paekdu's previous eruptions was 'one of the largest explosive events in human history'

Seismologists have warned that North Korea's repeated nuclear tests could cause its highest mountain Mount Paekdu to erupt - and they add that one of the volcano's previous eruptions was "one of the largest explosive events in human history".

More than 9,000 feet high, the volcano straddles the border between North Korea and China and last erupted in 1903. Experts have warned of increasing seismic activity beneath the peak in recent years, however, including seismic uplift and rising levels of sulphur dioxide, suggesting that the magma chamber is expanding.

More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/12162388/North-Koreas-nuclear-test-could-jolt-volcano-back-to-life.html

 

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So..... long story short, south korea may shut off air fuel supplies to north korea, if they do this SK / NK war is on. And China seems to be fine with it.

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Kimmy is playing with rockets again!

 

N.K. ups tension with short-range missiles

North Korea fired several short-range missiles towards the East Sea on Thursday, in apparent protest against the United Nations’ adoption of a series of the harshest-ever sanctions, the Defense Ministry said.

The military provocation also came hours after President Park Geun-hye issued tough remarks against the communist regime, pledging to deter its “tyranny.”

“The North Korean military fired six short-range projectiles from Wonsan, Gangwon Province, at around 10 a.m. today,” ministry spokesperson Moon Sang-gyun said in a press briefing.

“The detailed type of the launched vehicles is currently under examination.”

The projectiles in question, which allegedly fell into the sea after flying some 100-150 kilometers, are suspected to be short-range KN-01 missiles, with or without 300-millimeter-caliber rockets, according to officials.

“The military is on sharp lookout for any further movements by North Korea,” said the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a statement.
 

More: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160303000971

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Any kind of blast in NK is probably not good.

 

Magnitude 2.2 artificial quake detected in N. Korea: KMA

SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- An artificial earthquake occurred in North Korea Wednesday, presumably due to a blast, South Korea's meteorological agency said.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), a 2.2-magnitude tremor was detected in an area some 34 kilometers southeast of the country's capital of Pyongyang at around 12:30 p.m.

Considering the depth of the seismic center, which was only about 1 kilometer, the quake seems to have been caused by some sort of blasting work, it said.

"The quake is not believed to be the result of a nuclear test, considering its location or magnitude," a KMA source said.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2016/03/16/0200000000AEN20160316005700315.html

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I suspect the 2.2 earthquake had something to do with Kimmy playing with his rockets.

 

Kim Jong-un Announces Another Nuclear Test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday announced that his country will conduct another nuclear test "in a short time" as well as testing a ballistic missile capable of carrying the deadly payload.

According to the official [North] Korean Central News Agency, Kim also claimed that the North succeeded in a test simulating the intense heat a nuclear warhead would experience during atmospheric reentry.

That would be crucial in the North's development of an ICBM with a range capable of striking the continental U.S.

North Korea appears to have been irked by persistent skepticism over a claim last month that it has miniaturized a nuclear warhead so it fits on a missile.

The tests are likely to come just ahead of or to coincide with a massive Workers Party congress in May.

More:

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2016/03/16/2016031601609.html

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Japan on alert for N. Korea's ballistic missile launch: media reports

SEOUL, May 30 (Yonhap) -- Japan has put its military on alert as North Korea is showing signs of launching a ballistic missile, Japanese media reports showed Monday.

Citing a local government source, NHK reported that the Japanese government has ordered its military to be ready to intercept any ballistic missile to be fired by the North if it enters its territory.

Under the order, Japan's military will deploy Aegis destroyers equipped with high-performing radars and intercept capabilities along with ground-based interception missile troops in a bid to step up surveillance.

Kyodo News also reported that signs have been detected that the North is preparing a missile launch which it speculated might be a Musudan intermediate-range missile.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff here said that it is closely tracking development in the North and ready to react to any provocations.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/05/30/94/0301000000AEN20160530013851315F.html

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18 minutes ago, CGK said:

Japan on alert for N. Korea's ballistic missile launch: media reports

SEOUL, May 30 (Yonhap) -- Japan has put its military on alert as North Korea is showing signs of launching a ballistic missile, Japanese media reports showed Monday.

Citing a local government source, NHK reported that the Japanese government has ordered its military to be ready to intercept any ballistic missile to be fired by the North if it enters its territory.

Under the order, Japan's military will deploy Aegis destroyers equipped with high-performing radars and intercept capabilities along with ground-based interception missile troops in a bid to step up surveillance.

Kyodo News also reported that signs have been detected that the North is preparing a missile launch which it speculated might be a Musudan intermediate-range missile.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff here said that it is closely tracking development in the North and ready to react to any provocations.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/05/30/94/0301000000AEN20160530013851315F.html

This Lil shrimp desperately needs some democratizing.  While I do believe that US government is deliberately poking it's head into places it has no business, in no way can Lil Kim be allowed to have a functioning atomic program. A few properly placed Rod's from God should take care of the situation very nicely.  The people of North Korea deserve to be freed from the horrid conditions they live in, if we can believe what we are told. I shite you not I read the other day Kimmie had killed a high ranking member of his administration by mowing him down with some sort of 20-30 mm anti aircraft gun. Sounds quick and painless, but very cruel.

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