Japan Deploys Missiles on Island After North Korea Launch

Andrew Cummings
September 25, 2017

Lewis finds similarities between the current situation surrounding North Korea and the events that led to China's 1966 test, which was driven by USA doubts of Chinese capabilities to place nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles. However, South Korea's meteorological agency says it detected 2 different types of seismic waves characteristic of a naturally-caused quake.

A magnitude-3.4 quake has been detected in North Korea.

The natural disaster comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un's regime, which has raised worldwide alarm.

"The market is probably as much taking profits on the dollar's move earlier in the week as it is reacting to anything related to North Korea".

Though the bomb could in theory be dropped from a plane, North Korea analysts say Pyongyang is likely to opt for a missile, as a means of showcasing its newest and most sophisticated technology.

The standoff over North Korea's weapons development has intensified as its autocratic leader Kim Jong Un has accelerated his nation's development of a nuclear-tipped missile that could soon strike the continental United States.

So how would Pyongyang conduct a nuclear test over the Pacific and what impact would it have? Similar to "collapse" event 8.5 mins after DPRK6!

Tillerson said North Korea "is a case study in why nations must work to preserve and strengthen global nonproliferation norms".

Nuclear-armed missiles have only been tested a handful of times, said Vipin Narang, a professor of political science at MIT and expert on deterrence and nuclear policy.

China accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's foreign trade.

The dollar slipped against the yen on Friday, with tensions simmering on the Korean peninsula and as the boost from heightened expectations of a US interest rate hike in December faded. "The depth is poorly constrained and has been held to five kilometres by the seismologist", USGS said in a statement. He said he wanted North Korea, which never reached a formal peace treaty with the South after the 1950-53 Korean War - to attend next year's Winter Olympics to be hosted by South Korea. "I see no reason to doubt that it was an quake".

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a written statement that it will restrict exports of refined petroleum products from October 1, and ban the export of condensate oil and liquefied natural gas immediately.

US President Donald Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged US dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history".

Also Thursday, Trump issued an executive order expanding the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea and to ban them from the US financial system.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the council it is "a practical way out" and stressed that China had "made tireless efforts for settlement to the North Korean issue". Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that opened the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea.

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