Articles Tagged: South Korea

Report: Clinton email server target of cyberattacks from China, Korea and Germany

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email server, which she used during her tenure as secretary of State, was the target of cyberattacks from around the globe and was inadequately protected against such attacks, according to media reports published Wednesday.

South Korea cautious on US missile defence deployment

South Korea on Tuesday showed a cautious stance on the deployment of an advanced US missile defence system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) on the Korean peninsula, the media reported.

S. Korea mulls test-launch of ballistic missile under development

South Korea is considering a test-launch of a ballistic missile with a range of 800 kilometers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday, unveiling the test plan of the missile the country is developing to guard against North Korea’s advancing missile threats. “We are reviewing a plan to do a launch into the international sea south of the Korean air defense identification zone (KADIZ) and the island of Ieodo,” Maj. Gen. Yang Byung-hee of the JCS said during a parliamentary audit.

NK may launch long-range missile around its anniversary: Seoul

The Defense Ministry said Thursday that North Korea may launch a long-range missile on the occasion of a key anniversary next month as the North is seen as having completed the upgrade of a missile launch facility. Speculation is rampant that North Korea is expected to launch a long-range missile around Oct. 10, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party.

Pyongyang could fire missile next month

Will North Korea launch a long-range missile around the foundation day of its ruling Workers’ Party on Oct. 10? Military officials as well as experts on North Korea and national security are wondering, following the Aug. 25 South-North peacemaking agreement.

Park: S. Korea to begin discussions with China on Koreas’ unification

President Park Geun-hye on Friday said South Korea and China could quickly begin various discussions on how to achieve a peaceful unification between South and North Korea. Park believes that peaceful unification “is the fundamental and the quickest way to resolve” the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Tensions persist on the divided peninsula over the North’s pursuit of its missile and nuclear weapons program. The communist country has a track record of staging provocations against South Korea.

North Korea rocket activity being closely watched, South Korea says

South Korea said it is closely watching North Korea preparations for a missile launch and that military priorities have not been forgotten after tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang receded last week. South Korean Defense Ministry deputy spokesman Na Seung-yong told reporters Monday that “Matters pertaining to North Korea’s long-range missile launches are under U.S. and South Korea surveillance,” South Korean outlet News 1 reported.

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