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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Korean Peninsula Tension Eased Slightly as US Played Down Risk of Imminent War

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Korean Peninsula Tension Eased Slightly as US Played Down Risk of Imminent War

While backing U.S. President Donald Trump’s tough talk, U.S. officials including National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster played down the risk on Sunday of the rhetoric escalating into conflict.

“I think we’re not closer to war than a week ago, but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago,” McMaster told ABC News’ “This Week”.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: 3.5m Volunteers ‘Ready to Retaliate Against US’: North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: 3.5m Volunteers ‘Ready to Retaliate Against US’: North Korea

“All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times,” North Korea Rodong Sinmun, the Workers’ Party newspaper, reported, as cited by the South Korean Yonhap news agency.

“In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone. In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and laborers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests,” the paper said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Vows ‘Merciless Blow With Nuclear Hammer’ if US Attempts to Topple Kim Jong-un

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Vows ‘Merciless Blow With Nuclear Hammer’ if US Attempts to Topple Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s FM said it would “preemptively annihilate those countries and entities” by all possible “kinds of strike means, including nuclear ones.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Missile Could Reach US in a Year: Intelligence Officials

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Missile Could Reach US in a Year: Intelligence Officials

The officials also said that the new assessment shows they underestimated the determination of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un to race ahead with a weapon that could reach the US soil, even if it is not accurately engineered.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

South Korea President Moon Jae-in pledged to engage the North in dialogue as well as bring pressure to impede its nuclear and missile programmes.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

Describing the North Korean ballistic missile launch on Tuesday as “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible,” the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to implement new measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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USA POLITICS: Pentagon Vows to Protect US, Allies After Pyongyang’s ‘Escalatory ICBM Test’

USA POLITICS: Pentagon Vows to Protect US, Allies After Pyongyang’s ‘Escalatory ICBM Test’

“We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies and to use the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat from North Korea,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Blames Pyongyang for Hacking Spree, Says More Attacks Likely

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Blames Pyongyang for Hacking Spree, Says More Attacks Likely

The new level of detail about the U.S. government’s analysis of suspected North Korean hacking activity coincides with increasing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang because of North Korea’s missile tests.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Warns of ‘Bigger Gift Package’ for US After Latest Test

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Warns of ‘Bigger Gift Package’ for US After Latest Test

Kim said the reclusive state would develop more powerful weapons in multiple phases with its timetable to defend North Korea against United States.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New Anti-Aircraft Weapon

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New Anti-Aircraft Weapon

“Kim Jong Un … watched the test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system organized by the Academy of National Defence Science,” KCNA said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea

“The resolution of North Korean nuclear issue must be comprehensive and sequential, with pressure and sanctions used in parallel with negotiations,” Moon’s spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, quoted Moon as telling Xi.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Grave Consequences’: Pyongyang Warns China

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Grave Consequences’: Pyongyang Warns China

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” if it “chops down” relations between the two countries.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Will Not ‘Beg’ for China’s Friendship: KCNA

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Will Not ‘Beg’ for China’s Friendship: KCNA

“The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program, which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is,” the commentary said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: As US, China Find Common Ground on Pyongyang, is Russia Wild Card?

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: As US, China Find Common Ground on Pyongyang, is Russia Wild Card?

“Pyongyang has been playing off Beijing and Moscow for half a century, letting them compete for the right to aid and influence North Korea.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Supersonic B-1B Lancer Bombers Flights Push Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War: Pyongyang Reveals

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Supersonic B-1B Lancer Bombers Flights Push Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War: Pyongyang Reveals

“The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” the North’s official said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Vows to Bolster Its Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Maximum Pace’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Vows to Bolster Its Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Maximum Pace’

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry branded the US “the chieftain of aggression and war, and harasser of peace who is escalating tension.”

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USA POLITICS: Kim Jong-un ‘Pretty Smart Cookie’: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: Kim Jong-un ‘Pretty Smart Cookie’: Trump Says

“’I can tell you this, and a lot of people don’t like when I say it, but he was a young man of 26 or 27 when he took over from his father, when his father died. He’s dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others,” Trump said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fired New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fired New Ballistic Missile

“North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully missile today. Bad!,” Trump said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

“In case of our super-mighty preemptive strike launched it will completely wipe out US imperialists’ invasion forces and reduce them to ashes,” Sinmun said.

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