Regarding the North’s nuclear program, the radio station said nuclear possession is a response to the United States’ anti-Pyongyang policies and nuclear threats.
According to CNN’s Will Ripley and Tim Schwarz, the North Korean government’s newly opened satellite control center is located in Pyongyang, and it looks like the Starship Enterprise from the outside.
Upon hearing this news, a high-level North Korean defector in the South, who declined to be identified, said there is the need to protect people who are risking their lives to get a view of the outside world through content smuggled in.
Consider that North Korea sent Jin Yong-nam, the head of its Supreme People’s Assembly and nominal head of state, to attend Russia’s military parade on May 9 – a purely ceremonial gesture.
The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
“Should North Korea go ahead with provocative actions that violate the UN Security Council resolutions, there will certainly be a price to be paid”, Xinhua news agency quoted Park as saying in an interview published on Friday.
The director of North Korea’s Atomic Energy Institute said the pariah state needed to “guarantee the reliability of the nuclear deterrent…as required by the prevailing situation”.
“A Chinese border resident was injured”.
However, he added, “Russia does not justify Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program” and said the root of the problem has to be tackled.
Yongbyon had been shut down in 2008, after North Korea agreed to disarm in exchange for fuel aid.
Tensions rose further after the North last week confirmed the restarting of a nuclear reactor seen as its main source of weapons-grade plutonium. But rather than banishing spies, South Korea instead imprisons them. Obama and Xi found common ground on cybersecurity, but clashed over territorial issues.
South Korean media said that two Chinese civilians were injured in the incident in Jilin province. So this is progress, but I have to insist that our work is not yet done.
“There is nothing else for me to say but I am sorry”, the North Korean defector told CNN.
On the maritime territorial disputes, Obama said the USA “will continue to sail, fly and operate anywhere that worldwide law allows” and denounced China’s reclamation project in the area for hurting efforts to peacefully resolve the disputes.
In his separate statement, Xi took a firm approach, and said China maintains its sovereignty over territories in the South China Sea, where Beijing has been building airstrips over reclaimed reefs.