North Korea tests more missiles as Seoul prepares to send food aid

Posted May 12, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which identifies remains of USA service members, has suspended the efforts. "But at this point no", he said in an interview with Politico.

"Kim's goal, beyond ensuring his weapons programs are becoming more powerful, is quite clear: to show America and its allies that if they aren't willing to compromise on the terms of denuclearization, that Pyongyang will indeed go its own way, with missile launches once again becoming the new norm".

"Trump wants to keep relations with Kim", it said, "but he would also not want to appear weak or foolish in the face of repeated provocations".

When asked about the missiles, Trump said, "Nobody is happy about it, but we're taking a good look and we'll see" Reuters reported. "I believe they will keep escalating by using what appear to be short-range missiles, something that will not cause the USA to react right away".

Japan, which is also in striking distance of North Korean missiles and saw them fly over its territory before Kim's self-declared moratorium on long-range missile launches in April 2018, said on Friday the latest missile tests violated United Nations resolutions.

Warriors' Durant done for Rockets series
Houston is a seven-point favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 214.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told The Athletic after game 5 that Durant will not play game 6 on Friday.

Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington have refrained from calling Saturday's launch a missile, which could jeopardise the ongoing diplomacy by violating UN Security Council resolutions as well as Kim's promise of a freeze on long-range missile tests.

Images released by North Korea's state-run media show that the two missiles the country launched on 9 May were of the same type as the close/short-range ballistic missile it test-fired on 4 May.

The launches were seen as Pyongyang's brushback pitch toward Washington over deadlocked nuclear negotiations as they continue to struggle with mismatched demands in sanctions relief and disarmament.

South Korea's military said North Korea launched two projectiles Thursday in the same location where the country conducted its first successful flight tests of its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile and Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile.

Food shortages in North Korea have been aggravated by the global sanctions imposed in 2016, which have choked the regime's cash flow, making it hard for the state to import food.

Google Announces Pixel 3a, 3a XL
There is a 3000mAh battery under the polycarbonate body that supports 18W fast charging and USB-PD 2.0 via a USB 2.0 Type-C port. Camera wise, Google notes that the Pixel 3a's software can do what other companies (read: Apple ) need advanced hardware to do.

North Korea lashed out at the United States and South Korea this week, saying last weekend's launches were "regular and self-defensive".

Previously, Seoul's plan to give $8 million to the World Food Program and UNICEF, and to send 200,000 doses of flu medication Tamiflu to North Korea had been impeded by the U.S., though humanitarian aid is not subject to sanctions.

Having arrived late on Wednesday, Biegun was scheduled to make a courtesy call on President Moon on Friday morning and meet with key security-related officials, including Chung Eui-yong, director of the presidential national security office, and Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa, to discuss the missile launches and the potential provision of food aid to the North. He has met twice with the North Korean leader and claimed that the two have a special friendship and even "love".

Analysts believe the North has been developing new short-range missiles modeled after Russia's Iskander system.

"Kim Jong Un has given the United States until the end of the year to rethink its approach", he said.

Iran to keep enriching uranium despite U.S. move - parliament speaker
State Department said on Friday that it has chose to extend sanction waivers on Iran's civil nuclear projects for 90 days. It also blacklisted Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps.