Thursday, February 18, 2016


These 5 things help make sense of North Korea's nuclear tests and missile launch

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
7, North Korea's state media shocked the international community by announcing the “spectacular success” of a hydrogen bomb test. Many international observers in South Korea and the West have questioned whether North Korea's nuclear test was actually ...

THAAD More Useful as Stick Against China Than North Korean Missiles

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
In the latest case, a fourth North Korean nuclear test in January, followed by the launch last week of a satellite aboard what is effectively an intercontinental range ballistic missile, has provided the impetus for Seoul to enter immediately into ...

North Korea Rocket Test and Implications

Foreign Policy Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
Experts and the international community are concerned however, that the ultimate purpose of this mission was to test North Korea's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capabilities, which pose a serious threat to regional and global security and ...

North Korea preparing to launch 'terror' attacks, South Korea claims

Fox News - ‎15 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered preparations for launching "terror" attacks on South Koreans, a top Seoul official said Thursday, as worries about the North grow after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

Could North Korea missile strike the United States?

PolitiFact - ‎Feb 16, 2016‎
North Korea's Feb. 7 rocket launch scared some folks. Weapons experts saw it as a test for a potential missilestrike on the United States. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement that it threatened "not only the security of the Korean ...

South Korea mulls next steps against nuclear-armed North Korea

Economic Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
With Kaesong now gone, perhaps for good, the last meaningful non-military option the South could take against the North would be prohibiting third-country commercial vessels from entering South Korean ports if they had previously visited North Korea, ...

RUSSIA-IRAN DEAL--The Missiles of February--SUBJ: S-300, SURFACE-TO-AIR,

Report: Russia will send first S-300 missile system to Iran on Thursday

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Feb 17, 2016‎
Russia will send the first S-300 air defense missile system to Iran on Thursday, Russia's RIA state news agency reported on Wednesday quoting an unidentified source. The missile system will be delivered under the terms of an earlier contract. RIA ...

Russia To Send Iran First S-300 Missile System On Thursday, $7 Billion In Other Weapons To Follow

Headlines & Global News - ‎Feb 17, 2016‎
Iran agreed in 2007 to purchase five S-300 missile systems from Russia for $800 million, but the Kremlin froze the transaction after the United Nations Security Council placed an arms embargo on Tehran in 2010 until its nuclear program could be shown ...

Russia Plans to Sell Iran Up to $8B Worth of Weapons: Reports - ‎Feb 17, 2016‎
MOSCOW — Moscow plans to sell Iran state-of-the-art warplanes, tanks and missile systems, Russian state media said Wednesday — a haul that could reportedly total up to $8 billion. The deal to sell an unspecified number of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets ...

Russia To Hand Over First Set Of S-300 Defense Missile System To Iran On Thursday

International Business Times - ‎Feb 17, 2016‎
Russia S-300 air missile system Iran delivery Russia is set to deploy the S-300 air defense missilesystems to Iran on Thursday, a report said Wednesday, citing a source. In this handout image, the S-300 missile systems are seen in an event on May 9 ...

Russia to send first S-300 missile system, warplanes to Iran

Washington Times - ‎Feb 17, 2016‎
The weapons deals come as Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan is visiting Moscow this week. He met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The missile system will be delivered under the terms of an earlier contract. Russia cancelled a ...