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World Kim Jong Un Says South Korea Isn't Who North Korea Has to Fight, Calls U.S. 'Hostile'

12:15  24 october  2021
12:15  24 october  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Kim Jong Un applauds as North Korean soldiers' hands smashed and bodies beaten

  Kim Jong Un applauds as North Korean soldiers' hands smashed and bodies beaten Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, applauded his nation's soldiers as they performed a series of extreme martial arts. Kim and the hermit nation's leaders applauded the "Self-Defense 2021" exhibition that saw soldiers getting their hands smashed with sledgehammers, jumping and head-butting through what appeared to be Sheetrock, being beaten, and jumping over cars, footage of the event showed. The event was broadcast on state-run TV, according to a report.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he wouldn' t use his growing military and weapons arsenal against South Korea , instead calling on the U . S . to prove that they are not " hostile " toward the North , according to state media. Kim made the comments while attending an exhibition of missiles and other weapons in Pyongyang, where he spoke about continuing to assemble his powerful military, the Associated Press reported. "The U . S . has frequently signaled it' s not hostile to our state, but there is no action-based evidence to make us believe that they are not hostile .

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un expressed willingness to restore stalled communication lines with South Korea in coming days while shrugging off U . S . offers for dialogue as “cunning ways” to conceal its hostility against the North , state media reported Thursday. Kim ’ s statement is an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U . S .-led economic sanctions and other concessions. Pyongyang this month has offered conditional talks with Seoul alongside its first missile firings in six

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he wouldn't use his growing military and weapons arsenal against South Korea, instead calling on the U.S. to prove that they are not "hostile" toward the North, according to state media.

Kim reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an © Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo Kim reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an "invincible" military, as he accused the United States of creating tensions and not taking action to prove it has no hostile intent toward the North, state media reported Tuesday. People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

Kim made the comments while attending an exhibition of missiles and other weapons in Pyongyang, where he spoke about continuing to assemble his powerful military, the Associated Press reported.

North Korea fires missile into sea in continuation of tests

  North Korea fires missile into sea in continuation of tests SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent streak of weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on the North’s nuclear weapons program. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday didn’t immediately say what kind of ballistic missile it was or how far it flew. Japan's coast guard issued aThe South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday didn’t immediately say what kind of ballistic missile it was or how far it flew. Japan's coast guard issued a maritime safety advisory to ships but didn't immediately know where the weapon landed.

Standing beside North Korea ' s largest missiles, leader Kim Jong Un said his country' s weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South Korea , state media said on Tuesday. South Korea ' s defence ministry said South Korean and U . S . intelligence agencies were analysing the equipment displayed. A spokesperson for the U . S . State Department reiterated that the U . S . goal was the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but that Washington "harbours no hostile intent" towards North Korea and is prepared to

North Korean leader Kim Jong - un reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an “invincible” military, as he accused the United States of being the “root cause” of instability. In an apparent continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim also said his “There is no basis in their actions for believing that it is not hostile ,” he added, according to state media. Kim ’ s address came after the North in recent weeks tested a long-range cruise missile, a train-launched weapon, and what it said was a hypersonic warhead. Pyongyang is under multiple international

"The U.S. has frequently signaled it's not hostile to our state, but there is no action-based evidence to make us believe that they are not hostile. The U.S. is continuing to create tensions in the region with its wrong judgments and actions," Kim said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Kim described the U.S. as a "source" of imbalance in the Koreas, and pledged to build an "invincible military capability" for North Korea that potential opponents would not want to go up against, the AP reported.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

The exhibition, which KCNA says was meant to mark the 76th birthday of the ruling Workers' Party on Sunday, was the first of its kind since Kim took power in late 2011, according to Seoul officials. North Korean photos showed Kim, clad in a dark suit, walking on a red carpet lined with big missiles mounted on trucks, passing by a multiple rocket launch system and watching jets flying in a formation.

Kim Jong-One: His sister Kim Yo-Jong takes the gallon, how far will she go?

 Kim Jong-One: His sister Kim Yo-Jong takes the gallon, how far will she go? © ITAR TASS / BESTIMAGE Kim Jong-One: His sister Kim Yo-Jong takes from the Galon, how far will she go? until now, Kim Yo-Jong was the Department Deputy Director at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party. Recently, Kim Jong-One's sister has been promoted to a much more important position. Kim Yo-Jong is a name that may not tell you nothing. And yet, in North Korea, it is practically as known as its brother Kim Jong-an , who runs the country with an iron hand.

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo. Kim Jong Un ' s sister has welcomed the idea of officially end the Korean War - but only if South Korea and the US put an end to hostile policies towards them. Speaking today, Kim Yo Jong said her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions, such as convincing Washington to end economic sanctions, were met. Her statement came days after North Korea performed its first missile tests in six months

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told veterans there would not be another war during a speech on Monday. Hundreds of veterans gathered closely together as they cheered on their leader despite coronavirus fears. A 24-year-old defector, known only by his surname Kim , was accused of bringing COVID-19 into the country. Meanwhile, South Korea has identified the defector only by his surname, Kim , and said he was the 'runaway' who North Korea accused of illegally crossing their shared border last week with symptoms of COVID-19. Facing a sexual assault investigation, Kim evaded high-tech

The exhibition featured an array of newly developed weapons, including intercontinental ballistic missiles North Korea has already test-launched or displayed during military parades in recent years, experts say.

Yang Wook, a military expert who teaches at South Korea's Hannam University, said the weapons in the photos include what appears to be a new ICBM that North Korea disclosed during a military parade last year but hasn't test-fired, Yang said. That missile mounted on an 11-axel launch vehicle during the parade, is considered to be the North's biggest-yet ICBM.

Other weapons on display were another ICBM that North Korea tested in 2017; ballistic missiles that can be fired from submarines or a train; solid-fueled, short-range missiles; and a developmental hypersonic missile that had its first test-flight last month, said Lee Choon Geun, a missile expert at South Korea's Science and Technology Policy Institute.

China Says Korea Tensions At 'Critical Stage' as North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test

  China Says Korea Tensions At 'Critical Stage' as North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test The launch spurred South Korean authorities to voice "deep regret" over continued weapons tests from the North despite its efforts to smooth over tensions.After going months without major weapons tests, North Korea has reportedly fired a handful of missiles since September. The resumed tests from the North coincide with renewed offers of conditional peace and communication to the South amid the tensions.

In this photo, North Korean Leader Kim Jong - un speaks during the Russia - North Korea Summit on April 25, 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia. The 133-second clip was shared by North Korea -focused journalist and researcher Martyn Williams on Tuesday, and has been widely shared and viewed since it But many on Twitter were not impressed with the display and said it would have very little practical meaning on the battlefield. The display comes as Kim said on Monday that he would not use his growing military and weapons arsenal against South Korea , and called on the U . S . to prove that it

North Korea ’ s supreme leader Kim Jong - un has boasted of his country’ s “invincible” military during a major weapons expo, and blasted Washington for hypocritically talking of peace while driving a wedge between Pyongyang and Seoul. However, taking a more conciliatory tone later in his address, Kim also said that so long as Seoul does not attempt to threaten the North or its sovereignty, “I can assure you, there will be no tensions on the Korean Peninsula.” He added that he does not seek a “war of words” with the South , does not wish to repeat a “horrific history” of armed conflict between fellow

"Basically, North Korea wants to send this message: 'We'll continue to develop new weapons and arm ourselves with nuclear force, so don't slap sanctions with these as we can't agree on the double standards,'" Yang said.

Seoul's Defense Ministry said South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities were analyzing the North Korean weapons displayed but didn't elaborate.

In recent weeks North Korea has sent mixed signals toward its rivals, as it resumed its missile tests after a six-month hiatus but offered conditional talks with South Korea.

During his exhibition speech, Kim accused South Korea of hypocrisy because it criticizes North Korea's weapons development as provocations while spending heavily to increase its own military capabilities. But he still said his military doesn't target South Korea.

"I say once again that South Korea isn't the one that our military forces have to fight against," Kim said. "Surely, we aren't strengthening our defense capability because of South Korea. We shouldn't repeat a horrible history of compatriots using force against each other."

Video of Shirtless North Korean Soldiers Performing Stunts Before Kim Jong Un Goes Viral

  Video of Shirtless North Korean Soldiers Performing Stunts Before Kim Jong Un Goes Viral The video showed soldiers running into concrete tiles and rolling around on the floor on smashed glass.The 133-second clip was shared by North Korea-focused journalist and researcher Martyn Williams on Tuesday, and has been widely shared and viewed since it was uploaded onto Twitter.

Some experts say North Korea is attempting to use South Korea's desire to improve ties to pressure it to convince the United States to relax punishing economic sanctions on the North and make other concessions.

North Korea has long sought improved ties with the United States because it wants sanctions relief and a better security environment to focus on reviving its moribund economy. The high-stakes diplomacy between the countries fell apart in early 2019 after the Americans rejected North Korea's calls for extensive sanctions relief in return for partial disarmament steps.

The United States has recently repeatedly offered talks with North Korea "anywhere and at any time" without preconditions. Kim has called such an offer a "cunning" attempt to conceal U.S. hostility against North Korea, as he wants Washington to ease the sanctions or suspend its regular military drills with Seoul first before the talks can resume.

Despite its recent missile tests, Kim still maintains a 2018 self-imposed moratorium on long-range missile tests directly targeting the American homeland, a sign that he still wants to keep alive chances for future talks with Washington.

In 2017, North Korea conducted three ICBM tests and claimed to have acquired an ability to attack the U.S. mainland with nuclear missiles. Lee, the expert, questioned the North's claim, saying it needs to conduct several more flight tests to prove it has overcome the last remaining technological hurdles such as one on protecting a warhead from the extreme heat and pressure after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

South Korea's leader vows final push for talks with North

  South Korea's leader vows final push for talks with North SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Monday he’ll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised animosities with a resumption of provocative weapons tests. While launching a spate of newly developed weapons in recent weeks, North Korea has also slammed Washington and Seoul over what it calls hostility toward the North. Its actions indicate North Korea wants its rivals to ease economic sanctions against it and accept it as a legitimate nuclear state, experts say.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he wouldn’t use his growing military and weapons systems against South Korea, instead calling on the U.S. to prove that they are not “hostile” toward the North. People watch a TV screen showing an image of Kim during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo © Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he wouldn’t use his growing military and weapons systems against South Korea, instead calling on the U.S. to prove that they are not “hostile” toward the North. People watch a TV screen showing an image of Kim during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

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