N.Korea's leader inspects new tactical guided weapons test to improve nuke efficiency
The new weapon system is "of great significance in drastically improving the firepower of the frontline long-range artillery units and enhancing the efficiency in the operation of tactical nukes of the DPRK and diversification of their firepower missions," the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. The DPRK is the acronym for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
US continues to adjust readiness to meet N.Korean threats: Pentagon
Department of Defense Press Secretary John Kirby on Friday also highlighted the importance of South Korea-US joint training exercises, Yonhap news agency reported. "All our training events are meant to improve our readiness," the spokesperson said when asked if a US-South Korea joint military exercise, set to be held later this month, was meant to send a strong signal to the North.
Yoon vows to strengthen deterrence against N.Korea's nuclear, missile threats
Yoon flew by helicopter to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, 70 km south of Seoul, amid heightened tensions in the wake of North Korea's test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile last month and concerns that Pyongyang could carry out a nuclear test, Yonhap news agency reported.
'Pyongyang will not fire single bullet toward Seoul' said, Kim Yo-jong
In a press statement, Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader, again took issue with the South Korean defense chief's talk in public last week of his troops' "pre emptive strike" capabilities, boasting repeatedly about Pyongyang's nuclear combat force. she said that Pyongyang won't fire even a single bullet or shell toward South Korea because we do not regard it as match for our armed forces.
Kim Jong-un's sister warns S.Korea of 'serious threat'
In a rare press conference on Saturday, Kim Yo-jong called South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook a "senseless and scum-like guy" for mentioning a pre-emptive strike at a "nuclear weapons state", reports Yonhap News Agency. "South Korea may face a serious threat owing to the reckless remarks made by its Defence Minister," Kim Yo-jong was quoted as saying by Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
US imposes sanctions on 5 N.Korean entities over recent ICBM tests
The US on Friday imposed fresh sanctions on five North Korean entities involved in the North's recent missile tests that included its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch in over four years. The five entities include the North's Ministry of Rocket Industry (MoRI), Yonhap news agency reported, citing the Department of the Treasury.
N.Korea prints stamps of Kim's meeting with Trump
North's Korea Stamp Corp. published 49 sets of stamps which include those featuring Kim's Singapore summit in 2018 with Trump and another meeting at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom the following year, as well his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.