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Δευτέρα, Αυγούστου 14, 2017

Σάββατο, Αυγούστου 12, 2017

Παρασκευή, Αυγούστου 11, 2017

Δευτέρα, Αυγούστου 07, 2017

Two-Thirds of US Citizens Favor Sending Troops to Defend Seoul From N. Korea

Troops to Defend Seoul From N. Korea
Nearly two-thirds of US citizens support the idea of sending US troops to South Korea to protect the country in the event of an attack from North Korea, a fresh survey revealed on Monday.

North Korea expected to announce position on latest sanctions


North Korea
North Korea is expected to soon make an announcement on its position regarding the latest round of sanctions that passed at the United Nations Security Council.

China hopes that the US could seriously consider the "double suspension" proposal: FM

 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
China and the United States, as two permanent members of the UN Security Council, should enhance mutual trust and strengthen dialogue and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday.

Σάββατο, Αυγούστου 05, 2017

U.N. Security Council passes tough new sanctions on North Korea

U.N. Security Council
The United Nations Security Council voted Saturday to enact tough new sanctions on North Korea over its continued pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons.

South Korean FM Open to Meeting North Korean Counterpart

South Korean FM Open to Meeting North Korean Counterpart
South Korea's new foreign minister said Saturday she was open to rare discussions with her North Korean counterpart on the sidelines of a security summit in the Philippines.

UN to Vote Saturday on US-Drafted Resolution to Cut North Korean Exports

The UN’s main body
The UN’s main body will convene at 3:00 p.m. (19:00GMT) in New York to hold talks on "Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," according to its daily program.

Παρασκευή, Δεκεμβρίου 19, 2014

Obama: 'We will respond' to N. Korea hack

US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Washington "will respond" to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony Pictures over "The Interview," a satirical film about a CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-Un.

Obama nevertheless said while he was "sympathetic" to Sony's concerns about the threats to attack theaters screening the film, he believed the studio had erred in canceling its release.

"We will respond. We will respond proportionately and we'll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose," Obama told a press conference.

"I'm sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," he said.

"We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States."

AFP
 http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/118377.aspx
19/12/14

Τετάρτη, Νοεμβρίου 19, 2014

UN condemns N.Korea ‘rights abuses’ (Resolution is symbolic, faces possible veto in Security Council)

The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and called for the Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity.

The resolution was passed by a resounding vote of 111 to 19 with 55 abstentions in a General Assembly human rights committee.

Both China and Russia voted against the resolution on Tuesday along with countries like Cuba, Iran and Syria, who complained that the measure unfairly targeted North Korea.

  • North Korea reacted angrily to the vote and announced that it was breaking off talks on improving human rights with the European Union, which drafted the resolution with Japan.
  • Since the UN Security Council is not a proper platform to discuss the human rights issue and the referral to ICC will not help solve problems, China voted against the resolution, Hong Lei, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, said on Wednesday.

Hong said that China consistently advocates for "constructive" dialogues and cooperation to settle disputes on the human rights issue, and opposes politicizing it and pressuring other countries with the issue.

Raising the human rights issue against North Korea to defame it is a method of the Western countries, especially the US, to make an excuse for not improving the bilateral relationship with Pyongyang, Li Dunqiu, a Korean studies scholar with Zhejiang University, told the Global Times.

North Korea resorted to various channels to improve ties with the US, including releasing American citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller on November 8, but the US does not wish to reciprocate as friendlier relations that contradict its strategies in Northeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, said Li.

  • The non-binding measure will go to the full General Assembly for a vote next month.
  • Li said the resolution is symbolic as China and Russia are likely to veto the measure at the Security Council.

This developed, even as Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a special North Korean envoy on Tuesday, Putin's office said.

Choe Ryong-hae, a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the ruling Workers' Party, delivered a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but no further details were provided.

In response to the frequent visits between Moscow and Pyongyang, Hong said on November 14 that China has always encouraged North Korea to cooperate with other countries.

However, Jin Qiangyi, the director of the Asia Studies Center at Yanbian University, said this exchange will not generate significant results as Russia has always been prudent about its ties with North Korea. "Even if Kim visits Russia, their ties will not be further improved. The nuclear issue cannot be bypassed," Jin told the Global Times.

Agencies contributed to this story

By Chen Heying Source:Global Times
19/11/14

Δευτέρα, Μαρτίου 17, 2014

US Navy SEALs take control of oil tanker hijacked in Libya: Pentagon

U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker that had was seized earlier this month at a Libyan port by three armed men, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

No one was hurt in the boarding operation conducted late on March 16, approved by U.S. President Barack Obama, requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments and conducted in international waters southeast of Cyprus, said Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

"The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company. The ship and its cargo were illicitly obtained from the Libyan port of As-Sidra," his statement said. 


The ship, which departed from the eastern Libyan port of Al-Sidra - controlled by rebels seeking autonomy from the authorities in Tripoli - is reported to have loaded at least 234,000 barrels of crude.

Pyongyang last week however denied any responsibility for the tanker. The ship was operated by an Egypt-based company that was allowed to temporarily use the North Korean flag under a contract with Pyongyang, North Korean state news agency KCNA said March 12.

Pyongyang had "cancelled and deleted" the ship's North Korean registry, as it violated its law "on the registry of ships and the contract that prohibited it from transporting contraband cargo."

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-navy-seals-take-control-of-oil-tanker-hijacked-in-libya-pentagon.aspx?pageID=238&nID=63677&NewsCatID=357
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Κυριακή, Μαρτίου 09, 2014

Possible navy attack on North Korea-flagged tanker a "declaration of war". - Libyan rebels

An armed movement which has seized oil ports in eastern Libya said on Sunday any attempt by government forces to attack a North Korea-flagged tanker loading crude at a terminal under its control would be "like a declaration of war".

Abb-Rabbo al-Barassi, self-declared prime minister of the movement, warned Libya's navy not to "harm" the tanker docked at Es Sider, according to a statement.



"Such a move would be a declaration of war," said the statement, sent to Reuters by a spokesman.

Reuters

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_09/Possible-navy-attack-on-North-Korea-flagged-tanker-a-declaration-of-war-Libyan-rebels-4940/
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Σάββατο, Μαρτίου 08, 2014

Libya threatens to bomb N Korea-flagged oil tanker if it ignores Navy orders

Libya will bomb a North Korea-flagged oil tanker trying to load crude at an eastern port controlled by armed protesters if the vessel fails to follow orders from the Navy, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Saturday.

"The tanker will be bombed if it doesn't follow orders when leaving (the port). This will be an environmental disaster," Zeidan told reporters, calling the docking of the tanker a criminal act violating Libyan's sovereignty.


Authorities had ordered the arrest of the tanker's crew, he said. His comments were the first government reaction since the tanker reached Es Sider port, where protesters earlier said they had started exporting oil, bypassing Tripoli.

Voice of Russia, Reuters
http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_08/Libya-threatens-to-bomb-N-Korea-flagged-oil-tanker-if-it-ignores-Navy-orders-8327/

8/3/14

Τρίτη, Φεβρουαρίου 18, 2014

UN rights chief calls for urgent action on ‘historic’ report on DPR Korea


18 February 2014 – There can no longer be any excuses for inaction regarding rights abuses in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said today, welcoming a UN-mandated report cataloguing crimes against humanity of an “unimaginable scale” being committed in the country.
“In January 2013, I urged the international community to put much more effort into tackling the human rights situation of people in DPRK. Two months later, the Commission of Inquiry was duly established by the Human Rights Council,” said Ms. Pillay in a press release.

“It has now published a historic report, which sheds light on violations of a terrifying scale, the gravity and nature of which – in the report’s own words – do not have any parallel in the contemporary world.”
The report, released yesterday and which will be formally presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 17 March, documents crimes such as “extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, forcible transfer of populations, enforced disappearance and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.”
In 400-pages, the Commission found that the DPRK “displays many attributes of a totalitarian State” and reports that the cited crimes against humanity are ongoing due to the “policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their heart remain in place.”
In her reaction, Ms. Pillay suggested that the international community has paid “insufficient attention” to these human rights violations which have been ongoing.
“That has now been partly rectified,” she noted but called for strong international leadership to follow up on the Commission’s finding and “to use all the mechanisms at its disposal to ensure accountability, including referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC).”
“It is vitally important to maintain the momentum on addressing the serious violations that this remarkable report documents in such a comprehensive manner,” Ms. Pillay added. “The spotlight on human rights in the DPRK should not be dimmed as the news headlines fade away.”
In addition to the report, the Commission included a copy of a letter sent to Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, containing a summary of the systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations that “entail crimes against humanity.”
The letter states that the three-member panel would recommend referral of the situation in the DPRK to the ICC “to render accountable all those, including possibly yourself, who may be responsible for the crimes against humanity referred to in this letter and in the Commission's report.”
 un.org
18/2/14
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  • North Korea: UN Commission documents wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity, urges referral to ICC


GENEVA (17 February 2014) – A wide array of crimes against humanity, arising from “policies established at the highest level of State,” have been committed and continue to take place in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to a UN report released Monday, which also calls for urgent action by the international community to address the human rights situation in the country, including referral to the International Criminal Court.
In a 400-page set of linked reports and supporting documents, based on first-hand testimony from victims and witnesses, the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the DPRK has documented in great detail the “unspeakable atrocities” committed in the country.
“The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” the Commission -- established by the Human Rights Council in March 2013 -- says in a report that is unprecedented in scope.
“These crimes against humanity entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation,” the report says, adding that “Crimes against humanity are ongoing in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea because the policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their heart remain in place.”
The second more detailed section of the report cites evidence provided by individual victims and witnesses, including the harrowing treatment meted out to political prisoners, some of whom said they would catch snakes and mice to feed malnourished babies. Others told of watching family members being murdered in prison camps, and of defenceless inmates being used for martial arts practice.
“The fact that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…has for decades pursued policies involving crimes that shock the conscience of humanity raises questions about the inadequacy of the response of the international community,” the report stated. “The international community must accept its responsibility to protect the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from crimes against humanity, because the Government of the DPRK has manifestly failed to do so.”
The Commission found that the DPRK “displays many attributes of a totalitarian State.”
“There is an almost complete denial of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, as well as of the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, information and association,” the report says, adding that propaganda is used by the State to manufacture absolute obedience to the Supreme Leader and to incite nationalistic hatred towards some other States and their nationals.
State surveillance permeates private lives and virtually no expression critical of the political system goes undetected – or unpunished.............................http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14255&LangID=E
18/2/14

Σάββατο, Απριλίου 06, 2013

Corée du nord: un espion sud-coréen avait tout prévu... jusqu'à présent

Dans un article publié il y a quelques semaines dans un quotidien de Séoul, un agent du renseignement de Corée du sud avait correctement prédit l'enchaînement des événements sur la péninsule. S'il dit vrai, les jours à venir sont effrayants.

Les déclarations tonitruantes de la Corée du Nord sont si répétitives qu'elles sont parfois prévisibles, semble-t-il. Aussi incroyable que cela puisse paraitre, les dernières mises en garde de Pyongyang avaient déjà été annoncés, il y a quelques semaines, dans un article de presse...
       Récapitulons. 
Vendredi 5 avril, le régime nord-coréen a installé un deuxième missile de moyenne portée sur sa côte est, laissant craindre un tir imminent, et averti que la sécurité des missions diplomatiques dans la capitale ne serait plus assurée à compter du 10 avril. En d'autres termes, la dictature dynastique de Kim Jong-un invite les diplomates étrangers à quitter les lieux, car une guerre pourrait éclater d'un jour à l'autre. Problème: ces déclarations avaient été prédites il y a trois semaines dans un article du JoongAng Daily, l'un des principaux quotidiens sud-coréens, comme le rappelle Max Fisher, observateur attentif de la péninsule et journaliste au Washington Post.


Un plan en trois étapes

Dans son enquête, publiée le mois dernier, le journaliste citait un membre anonyme des services de renseignement de la Corée du sud: "Pyongyang recommandera aux missions diplomatiques étrangères d'évacuer leurs ressortissants étrangers", annonçait-il. Ce serait, selon ses dires, la deuxième phase d'un plan en trois étapes, destiné à tout faire pour que la péninsule coréenne semble se rapprocher de l'état de guerre... sans pour autant verser dans un conflit armé. Auparavant, prédisait la même source, "Pyongyang multipliera les déclarations menaçantes en direction du Sud afin de faire croire que la guerre est imminente". De fait, c'est ce qui s'est produit... 


Puisque l'agent sud-coréen a correctement prédit l'enchaînement des événements jusqu'à présent, qu'annonçait-il pour la suite? Rien de bon. Selon lui, la troisième étape -celle qui reste à venir, si on le considère comme une source crédible- prendra la forme d'un "attentat terroriste contre un édifice public dans le Sud, tel qu'un aéroport, ou une attaque armée comme celle menée contre le Cheonan". 

Le Cheonan est une corvette de la marine sud-coréenne, dont le naufrage, en 2006, a provoqué la mort de 46 marins. Séoul accuse Pyongyang, de manière convaincante, d'avoir torpillé le bâtiment depuis un sous-marin. 

Faut-il craindre que la prophétie se réalisera? Difficile à dire. Nos confrères de Séoul ont parfois tendance à dramatiser les très rares informations fiables venues du Nord. Selon l'auteur de l'article déjà cité, Kim Jong-un aurait échappé, l'an dernier, à une tentative d'assassinat - une information capitale, si elle est exacte, mais qui n'est pas corroborée. 

Pour autant, l'action terroriste est un modus operandi largement éprouvé par le régime nord-coréen, l'un des plus isolés de la planète. Outre des dizaines de kidnappings menés au Japon et ailleurs, Pyongyang est parvenu à décapiter, en 1983, le cortège présidentiel sud-coréen, lors d'une visite officielle en Birmanie. Quatre ans plus tard, peu avant les Jeux olympiques de Séoul, un Boeing sud-coréen explose en vol avec 115 personnes à bord... Pyongyang nie, sans convaincre, toute participation à ces actions. 

Si le leadership nord-coréen était un animal, il serait un loup affamé, errant dans la forêt. Le loup est traqué. Il a faim. Et il sait que sa survie est en jeu... Une guerre ouverte serait suicidaire de la part de Pyongyang. Mais personne ne peut exclure une action terroriste ou, a minima, un tir symbolique de missile. De la part du jeune leader nord-coréen, ce serait sans doute la manière la moins risquée d'imposer son autorité au sein du régime. 

L'avenir dira si l'espion sud-coréen a vu juste... A l'aéroport comme dans les principaux lieux publics de Séoul, aucune mesure de sécurité particulière n'est visible.
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6/4/13
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