Saturday, 27 February, 2021


United States issues worldwide alert over North Korea's missile procurement push

Shown are images of the test-firing of North Korea's Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile on Nov. 29 2017 released by the Rodong Shinmun an organ of North Korea's ruling Workers&apos Party. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No US warns N.Korea still pushing missile development
Bennie Garza | 05 September, 2020, 15:49

The advisory said that the U.S.is committed to disrupting North Korea's ballistic missile procurement network and promoting accountability for entities and individuals assisting or providing support to North Korea's ballistic missile program, regardless of the location or nationality of those providing such assistance or support.

The United States on Tuesday issued an alert asking companies worldwide to be wary of North Korea's efforts to acquire technologies and equipment for its ballistic missile program, warning that even forestry vehicles can be converted into mobile launchers. The U.S. Treasury and State Department has designated dozens of entities and individuals associated with North Korea's ballistic missile and weapons of mass destruction programs, including those based in third countries, it noted, referring to so-called secondary boycotts.

The joint advisory also focused on how the reclusive state seeks to procure materials and equipment that are prohibited under various U.S. and U.N. Security Council sanctions.

"The persistent efforts of North Korea to extend its ballistic missile capabilities constitute a significant threat to regional and world stability", affirms the American diplomacy in a press release.

The 19-page document identified key procurement entities and clandestine techniques allegedly used by North Korea's missile programme.

She recalls that after its first intercontinental missile tests in 2017, Pyongyang "has continued over the past year to fire infringing ballistic missiles of a series of UN Security Council resolutions ".

After a 17-month hiatus, Pyongyang began testing weapons again in the latter half of 2019 and has continued to conduct missile launches throughout 2020. When North Korea launched its two ICBMs in July 2017, and later in November 19 of that year, the missiles were transported on TELs to test sites and launched from separate launch pads. But this is the first time multiple USA agencies issued such an advisory over ballistic missiles procurement. It says companies that assist North Korea's procurement efforts risk sanctions.

The sanctions have remained a sticking point in nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the United States, which have been stalled since a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February 2018 failed to produce an agreement.

"We actually have a relationship with North Korea, which is something that was never established by the previous administration", Trump boasted in July, adding that he would make deals with North Korea "very quickly" if re-elected.

No new sanctions were introduced along with the advisory.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • These Leaked OnePlus 8T Specs Won't Surprise You

    The handset is reportedly bringing a new image sensor, which is said to deliver a better image quality. The setup is likely to feature a 48MP primary camera sensor with a new Sony IMX689 sensor.

    6 SORE MUSCLES EASING REMEDIES THAT TRAINERS RELY ON

    Although no one enjoys the pain of muscle tears, many people find the final result worth the discomfort they experience. He then recommended that you should follow it up with low-intensity cardio routines, or a simple yoga session.
    The 10 best football players in the world

    The 10 best football players in the world

    But even so, there’s no denying that he has impressive skills and he managed to lead all his football teams to big titles. Now at PSG, there are a lot of rumors that he might come back in Spain to play for life-time rivals of Barcelona, Real Madrid.
  • More New COVID-19 Cases in Marion County

    More New COVID-19 Cases in Marion County

    Call ahead before visiting your primary care physician (family doctor) to let them know you may have or have COVID-19. The state received the results of 149,273 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.
    Coronavirus restrictions reimposed in western Scotland

    Coronavirus restrictions reimposed in western Scotland

    He said: "The virus is spreading here again, just like anywhere else in the United Kingdom and Europe". First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the rules will be in force for two weeks.
    US first lady defends Trump over alleged 'losers' quip

    US first lady defends Trump over alleged 'losers' quip

    Biden said Trump's reported comments led him to come the closest he's been to losing his temper during the 2020 presidential race. Several current and former White House officials vehemently pushed back on the report.
  • The Witcher 3 Is Getting Ported To PS5 And Xbox Series X

    The Witcher 3 Is Getting Ported To PS5 And Xbox Series X

    That last part is particularly good news given that respawning in the game can take a minute or so, at least on this author's PS4. CD Projekt RED has revealed that there will be a free The Witcher 3 next-gen update for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
    Maisie Smith and Jaimie Laing Join the Lineup For STRICTLY COME DANCING

    Maisie Smith and Jaimie Laing Join the Lineup For STRICTLY COME DANCING

    He joked that the Hokey Cokey was one of his favourite dances and that he would be trying to introduce it to Strictly this year. Maisie has already made an entrance onto the Strictly dance floor, having taken part in last year's Children in Need special.
    When to Consult a Tax Professional

    When to Consult a Tax Professional

    Typically, capital transactions are actually taxed at lower rates than standard income, but holding assets can get complicated. If you take care of someone financially or have children, definitely check with a professional tax preparer or accountant.
  • Williams family to withdraw from Formula 1 team

    Williams family to withdraw from Formula 1 team

    It is my genuine hope that the process we've gone through brings them the success they deserve. Team founder Sir Frank Williams with Nigel Mansell in 1986.
    Belarus retaliates against Baltic sanctions

    Belarus retaliates against Baltic sanctions

    Lukashenko has accused foreign powers of being behind the protests, but has provided no evidence. Thousands were arrested and many reported being tortured in custody.
    Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020

    Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020

    We’ve now entered 2020 and the sporting world will certainly have a lot to show us in the upcoming year. The upcoming year will be telling if the boy can turn from a talented prospect to a world-class player.

China, India defense ministers meet over tensions China, India defense ministers meet over tensions Furthermore, he reiterated that he is talking to both New Delhi and Beijing about the ongoing situation. Several rounds of military and diplomatic talks on the crisis have been unsuccessful.

Nintendo Revives 1980s 'Game & Watch' Handheld With Super Mario Bros Nintendo Revives 1980s 'Game & Watch' Handheld With Super Mario Bros Super Mario Bros . 35 will be available to play on the Nintendo Switch on 1 October as a digital freebie for online members. But eventually, the company phased them out in favor of the Game Boy, which could render moving pixels on the LCD screen.

Only One 2020 iPhone Will Have mmWave 5G. Here's Why That Matters Only One 2020 iPhone Will Have mmWave 5G. Here's Why That Matters Apple's messaging to users, as illustrated in the latest promo images for iOS 14, doesn't give surveillance a nice ring.

Prince Harry and Meghan sign deal with Netflix to produce programs Prince Harry and Meghan sign deal with Netflix to produce programs The couple relocated to Los Angeles after moving to Canada , where Meghan lived for years while filming her USA TV series, Suits . The Duke of Sussex can now be seen on the streaming service in Rising Phoenix , a documentary about the Paralympic Games.

Protesters Gather Outside Police Station After Teenager Shot Dead in Washington Protesters Gather Outside Police Station After Teenager Shot Dead in Washington In the police video, an officer is seen quickly exiting a vehicle and shouting: "Don't move, don't move", before shooting Kay. By Thursday, demonstrators gathered outside the home of Mayor Muriel Bowser calling for her to fire the chief.

Turkey says France's Macron 'hysterical' over Syria, Libya, East Mediterranean Turkey says France's Macron 'hysterical' over Syria, Libya, East Mediterranean Russian Federation maintains a sizeable naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean and regularly conducts naval manoeuvres there. Further complicating matters is that Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation , but not of the European Union.

Thai king reinstates once-disgraced royal consort Thai king reinstates once-disgraced royal consort She had not been seen publicly after her fall from grace past year and her whereabouts were never made clear. The 68-year-old king has seven children by three previous marriages, all of which ended in divorce.

Ship feared sunk with 42 crew and nearly 6000 cows on board Ship feared sunk with 42 crew and nearly  6000 cows on board A bundle of orange rope and a life jacket bearing the ship's name were also recovered, according to a coast guard statement . Coast guard video shows rescuers carefully maneuvering their boat in choppy waters to safely pluck Sareno out of the water.

IPL 2020: 3 Players Who Can Replace Harbhajan Singh IPL 2020: 3 Players Who Can Replace Harbhajan Singh The 40-year-old, who has been a part of CSK during the past two seasons is now in Jalandhar, Punjab with his family and requested privacy.

Other Corticosteroids Help COVID-19, Too Other Corticosteroids Help COVID-19, Too Researchers said the benefit was shown regardless of whether patients were on ventilation at the time they started treatment. Eighteen percent of patients on steroids reported side effects compared to 23 per cent of patients on usual care or placebo.

NY state probes Black man’s death after police use ‘spit hood’ restraint NY state probes Black man’s death after police use ‘spit hood’ restraint And in Washington police on Wednesday fatally shot an 18-year-old black man after responding to reports of a man with a gun. They apprehended him and placed him in a spit hood because he had reportedly told them that he had contracted coronavirus .

Overdosing Nicotine: Should You Be Concerned? A lot of effort has been made to educate the public on the dangers of smoking, but most of the time, it has yielded no fruits. Symptoms of Nicotine Symptoms Though you may not get poisoned from vaping, one way or another, e-liquid may get to your skin.

Top Reasons to Consider a Tax Advisor for your Business Top Reasons to Consider a Tax Advisor for your Business Tax advisors can also help to provide you with educated business advice, asset management, and discuss retirement plans with you. Hiring a tax accountant allows you to spend more of your precious time on your business, rather than worrying over your taxes.

A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR Mental health Generally, once you get into these escape rooms, you don’t get out the way you were before you got in. Getting unstuck from a rut If you are always too engulfed in your routine, one day you will want to do something different.

How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.