Thought for the day

North Korean authorities have warned of extreme weather conditions in the country as a cold wave sweeps the Korean peninsula.

Temperatures are likely to dip below -30C in the northern regions, which are also the poorest part of the country, the state radio broadcaster said.

Coastal areas are also expected to see high winds, according to state media.

South Korea too has issued a cold wave warning and northern China has been experiencing record low temperatures.

Drawing American military supplies from South Korea to assist Ukraine in its war against Russia will not affect U.S. military readiness on the Korean Peninsula, military officials said Friday.

The Defense Department is turning to its stockpiles in South Korea and Israel to keep Ukraine supplied in its ongoing fight….

“[We] feel confident on what we have been able to withdraw and what we have been able to get to the Ukrainians.”

The U.S. is supplying Ukraine “pretty regularly” with ammunition, materials, capabilities and equipment, and doing so quickly….

Biden's Desperate Search For Weapons For Ukraine MikeRivero Thu, 01/19/2023 - 08:24

The Biden Administration has just announced that it must dig into weapons it had stored in Israel and South Korea to shovel into the black hole known as Ukraine. Meanwhile the US Secretary of Navy has said that the US Administration is soon going to have to decide whether to arm Ukraine or arm the US.

Pompeo says North Koreas Kim opened secret meeting with joke about assassination: memoir MikeRivero Wed, 01/18/2023 - 09:47

Former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo wrote in his new memoir that his secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un in 2018 began with a “joke about assassination.”

China suspends visa issuance to Japanese, S. Korean travelers MikeRivero Sat, 01/14/2023 - 10:37

China has suspended issuing visas to Japanese and South Korean travelers, its embassies in Tokyo and Seoul said Tuesday, after it threatened to take countermeasures against countries that introduced tighter COVID-19 entry restrictions on visitors from China.

The Chinese Embassy in Tokyo, on its website, said the issuance of ordinary visas for Japanese citizens was being suspended from Tuesday and the timing of its resumption will be notified later.

North Korea raps Kishida's visit, warns against NATO influence in Asia MikeRivero Sat, 01/14/2023 - 10:37

North Korea has criticized Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ongoing trip to NATO member countries for bringing "security instability" to the Asia-Pacific region, and warned the bloc against expanding its influence in the area, state-run media said Friday.

Japan serves as a guide "introducing NATO, a legacy of the Cold War, into the Asia-Pacific region" and such a behavior is "sowing the seeds of discord" in the region, the Korean Central News Agency said, quoting an article by Kim Tong Myong, an international politics researcher, released Thursday.

Yoon Threatens That South Korea Could Acquire Its Own Nuclear Weapons MikeRivero Fri, 01/13/2023 - 12:16

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday threatened that South Korea could obtain its own nuclear weapons if threats from the North grow, marking the first such comments from a South Korean leader in decades.

“It’s possible that the problem gets worse and our country will introduce tactical nuclear weapons or build them on our own,” Yoon said at a policy briefing with his foreign and defense ministers. “If that’s the case, we can have our own nuclear weapons pretty quickly, given our scientific and technological capabilities.”

US, South Korea in Talks Over Holding Joint Nuclear Exercises MikeRivero Tue, 01/03/2023 - 08:26

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has said that Seoul is in talks with the US on holding joint exercises with US nuclear forces, a move that would significantly raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Biden contradicts South Korea's President by saying U.S. is NOT discussing joint nuclear exercises after an increase in threats from North Korea's Kim Jong Un MikeRivero Tue, 01/03/2023 - 07:27

The United States is not discussing joint nuclear exercises with South Korea, President Joe Biden said on Monday, contradicting remarks by his South Korean counterpart as tensions flare with North Korea.

North Koreas Kim Orders Exponential Expansion of Nuclear Arsenal MikeRivero Mon, 01/02/2023 - 09:22

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday called for an “exponential” increase in the production of nuclear weapons as tensions continue to soar on the Korean Peninsula.