北朝鮮:米国は朝鮮半島を核戦争の瀬戸際に追い込んでいる: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年07月10日

北朝鮮:米国は朝鮮半島を核戦争の瀬戸際に追い込んでいる

FARSNEWS2017/7/9
North Korea: US Pushing Korean Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War
TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korea issued a stern message regarding US military activities on the Korean Peninsula, warning that the US is pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.

“The US, with its dangerous military provocation, is pushing the risk of a nuclear war on the peninsula to a tipping point,” read an editorial on North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun, presstv reported.

The article, published under the title “Don’t play with fire on a powder keg,” described the Korean Peninsula as the “world’s biggest tinderbox.”

A day earlier, US bombers, jointly with South Korean forces, had conducted live-fire drills near the border with the North in a show of force in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches.

Two US B-1B Lancers, deployed from the Anderson Air Base in Guam, flew close to the tense and heavily-fortified border between two Koreas and dropped weapons in a simulated destruction of an enemy ballistic missile launcher and underground facilities, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Pyongyang described the joint drill as a “dangerous military gambit of warmongers who are trying to ignite the fuse of a nuclear war on the peninsula.”

A small misjudgment or error can immediately lead to the beginning of a nuclear war, which will inevitably lead to another world war,” the Sunday editorial read.

Last week, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claimed could “reach anywhere in the world.”

US intelligence agencies said the missile was most likely a new ICBM with an estimated range of 5,500 kilometers and capable of hitting Alaska.

The North is currently under a raft of crippling United Nations sanctions over its ballistic missile and military nuclear programs.

The US has adopted a war-like posture against the North, routinely conducting drills with North Korea’s regional adversaries.

The US has permanent military presence in South Korea, where it recently also deployed an advanced missile system.

North Korea accuses the US of plotting with its regional allies to overthrow the government in Pyongyang. It says it will not relinquish its nuclear deterrence unless the United States ends its hostile policy toward North Korea and dissolves the US-led UN command in South Korea.

RT2017/7/8
Moscow offers evidence to UN that N. Korea tested mid-range missile, not ICBM
Russia has provided evidence to the United Nations indicating that North Korea’s latest missile launch on July 4th tested an intermediate range rocket, despite the US’ insistence that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.

“A Voronezh-type radar station deployed in the Irkutsk region monitored the launch of the Hwasong-14 medium-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from North Korea, which flew a distance of 510 kilometers (317 miles) in 14 minutes, reaching an altitude of 535 kilometers (332 miles), before landing in the Sea of Japan,” reads a letter from Russia’s UN mission addressed to the UN’s secretary-general and the chairman of the Security Council.

An illustration of the trajectory of the missile and the territory it covered during flight is included in an addition to the letter.

The evidence, compiled by the Russian Defense Ministry, was sent to the UN after a fierce Security Council debate over North Korea’s missile launch earlier this week, in which the UN’s assistant secretary-general backed the US assessment that the Hwasong-14 missile does, indeed, possess the technical characteristics to be called an ICBM.

“According to these parameters, the missile would have a range of roughly 6,700 kilometers [4,163 miles] if launched on a more typical trajectory, making it an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) according to a widely used definition,” the UN official said on Wednesday.

Based on North Korea’s claim and the Pentagon’s assessment that the rocket poses a new level of threat to the US and the region, the US ambassador to the UN dedicated the entire UNSC meeting to scrambling together a new set of sanctions to impose on Pyongyang. The Pentagon failed to share its own tracking data, however.

Understanding what type of missile was launched on July 4th launch is crucial to proceeding with a North Korean settlement. Unlike the US, which has not ruled out a military solution to the crisis, Russia and China have offered a peaceful resolution that would avoid placing further sanctions on the North Korean regime. Moscow has adamantly stated that new sanctions will only lead to a stalemate.

The plan proposed by Russia and China calls for Pyongyang to freeze its nuclear and missile testing, while Washington would suspend its military drills with South Korea on the Peninsula.

The plan also envisages both adversaries renouncing the use of force, while creating “peace mechanisms” on the Korean Peninsula.
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