<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Minister Urges N. Korea to Buy-in to Seoul's Inter-Korean Initiatives]]> South Korea’s unification minister has urged Pyongyang to take seriously Seoul’s sincere vision of joint prosperity of the two Koreas and join efforts to usher in a better future for both sides.  Speaking at a forum in Seoul on Wednesday, Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said the South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:50:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Criticizes US for Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula]]> North Korea on Wednesday blamed the United States for heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The North’s primary state-run paper, the Rodong Simnum, said in a commentary that the U.S.' “hostile policy” is pushing the North to take “self-defense countermeasures” to eliminate potential and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:29:07 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Continues Criticism of US-S. Korea Joint Drill]]> North Korea continued its criticism of a joint military exercise between South Korea and the U.S. on Tuesday, the last day of the combined drill.  The North’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper denounced the ten-day combined command post training as a "hostile act and unacceptable military provocation" ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:14:04 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Establishes Organization in Charge of Intellectual Property]]> North Korea says it has established an administrative organization to protect intellectual property in line with the regime’s apparent desire to foster technological innovation and boost economic development. This is according to an article published Sunday on the North’s propaganda website Naenara, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:46:15 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Senior Military Officials of N. Korea, China Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties]]> Senior military officials of North Korea and China have reportedly held talks in Beijing to discuss their countries' "friendly" relations and cooperation. The North's state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday that Kim Su-gil, the director of the General Political Bureau of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:36:15 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[NHK: N. Korea's Vice Sports Minister Cancels Plan to Visit Japan]]> North Korea's vice sports minister has reportedly canceled his plan to visit Japan this week to attend a 2020 Tokyo Olympics-related meeting. Citing sources familiar with North Korea-Japan relations, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday that North Korean Vice Minister Won Kil-u ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:07:32 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Says it Tested New Weapon on Friday]]> North Korean media said Saturday that leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the testing of a new weapon on Friday. The North's Korean Central Television and Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party, reported that new accomplishments were being continuously achieved in terms of strengthening national ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:52:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Seoul Calls N. Korean Statement 'Rude, Regretful']]> The government has responded to Pyongyang's harsh criticism of President Moon Jae-in's Liberation Day speech, urging the North to stop what it described as "rude behavior" that crossed the line.  A ranking Unification Ministry official in Seoul on Friday addressed the statement issued by the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:56:47 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Seoul Says N. Korea's Criticism of Moon Doesn't Correspond with Inter-Korean Declarations]]> South Korea says North Korea's criticism of President Moon Jae-in's Liberation Day speech, does not help the advancement of inter-Korean relations. At a press briefing on Friday, Unification Ministry deputy spokesperson Kim Eun-han said such criticism does not correspond with joint declarations announced ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:30:08 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: N. Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles into East Sea]]> North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea on Friday morning in an apparent show of protest against a joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States.  South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said the projectiles were fired toward the East Sea from an area in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:44:14 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Says 'No Intention' to Talk with S. Korea]]> North Korea said on Friday that it has no intention to talk with South Korea again, criticizing President Moon Jae-in's Liberation Day speech. According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA), the spokesperson of the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country issued a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:28:10 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UN Sanctions Committee Permits Vehicles to Enter N. Korea for Aid Program]]> The United Nations North Korea sanctions committee granted an exemption to the entry of necessary equipment into the North for conducting the UN's aid program in the country. According to Voice of America on Thursday, the sanctions committee approved last week a request made by the United Nations ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:50:55 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Bolton: N. Korea's Short-Range Missile Launches Violate UN Resolutions]]> U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said North Korea's recent series of short-range ballistic missile launches are in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. Speaking to Voice of America on Wednesday, Bolton said the North's version of Russia's Iskander missile known as the "KN-23," ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:58:52 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Warns S. Korea against Deploying Additional US Missiles]]> North Korea has warned South Korea against hosting additional U.S. missiles that Washington is reportedly planning to deploy in Asia.  The North's official Korean Central News Agency carried an editorial Wednesday that said if South permanently deploys a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:26 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Leader Promotes Scientists for Developing New Weapons]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly promoted the military ranks of scientists for their contribution to developing new weapons. The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Tuesday that Kim issued an order to promote the military ranks of 103 scientists in the field of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:54:14 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UN Report: S. Korea Hit Hardest by N. Korean Cyberattacks]]> United Nations experts say South Korea was the biggest victim of North Korea's cyberattacks.  According to the Associated Press last week, the UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee recently reported to the Security Council that experts are investigating at least 35 cyberattacks by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:09:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Pyeongchang Film Festival to Kick off with Films on Peace]]> A new international film festival with the theme of peace will kick off in South Korea this week.  The first Pyeongchang International Peace Film Festival will open a five-day run in Gangwon Province on Friday. A total of 85 entries from 33 countries, including 51 feature films, will be screened in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:32:22 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea's Tactical Weapons Resembles US Army's Tactical Missile]]> North Korea's state media on Sunday released photos of its latest test firing, raising speculations that Pyongyang has developed a new surface-to-surface tactical missile.   The Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) released photos of a missile being fired from a transporter erector launcher equipped with two ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:20:09 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea: No Inter-Korean Contact Until S. Korea, US Halt Military Drill]]> North Korea said on Sunday that there will not be inter-Korean contact unless South Korea and the United States immediately halt their joint military drills and provide a plausible excuse over the exercises. Kwon Jong-gun, director-general of the department of American affairs at the North's Foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:25:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[KCNA: Kim Supervised Test Firing of 'New Weapon']]> North Korea said on Sunday that it test fired a "new weapon" the previous day under the supervision of leader Kim Jong-un. The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Kim oversaw the test firing of a new weapon launched from the northeastern Hamgung area early Saturday. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:18:40 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles into East Sea]]> North Korea fired two projectiles into the East Sea, early Saturday morning.  The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced that the North fired twice from the northeastern Hamhung area. The projectiles, which were fired around 5:34 and 5:50 in the morning, are presumed to be short-range ballistic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:22:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Criticizes S. Korea-US Joint Drills, US Fighter Jet Deployment for Stoking Tensions]]> North Korea blamed the South for stoking tensions on the peninsula by conducting joint military exercises with the United States and deploying high-tech U.S. fighter jets. The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country said in a statement late Thursday that Seoul has its mind set on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:25:00 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Defense Chief: N. Korea Still Source of Concern]]> U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reportedly said North Korea remains a significant source of concern.  According to Japanese media, including the Yomiuri Shimbun and Kyodo News, Esper made the remark in his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday, following a series of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:25:46 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Japan Says N. Korea's Latest Launch Amounts to UN Resolution Violation]]> Japan says North Korea’s latest missile test is banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions.  According to Japanese media outlets such as Kyodo News and NHK, Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said on Wednesday that the Japanese government judges that the two projectiles launched by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:39:56 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Seoul's Security Chief: N. Korean Launches Do Not Violate Inter-Korean Agreements]]> South Korea’s national security adviser says North Korea’s recent missile launches fall short of violating inter-Korean military agreements despite the seriousness of the incidents.  National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong delivered the government’s stance on Tuesday while responding to a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:38:37 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Propaganda Outlet Calls for Scrapping GSOMIA]]> A North Korean propaganda website has called for scrapping a military intelligence-sharing agreement signed between South Korea and Japan, calling it an unpatriotic pact. The website Uriminzokkiri made the statement on Tuesday, comparing the General Security of Military Information Agreement(GSOMIA) to a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:11:14 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Experts: N. Korea Likely to Continue Missile Launches]]> U.S.-based North Korea watchers have assessed that Pyongyang's recent series of missile launches are designed to put pressure on Washington, and that further provocations may occur. Vipin Narang, a Political Science professor at MIT, tweeted on Tuesday that the launches of what he assess to be KN-23 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:51:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't Says N. Korea's Military Actions Aimed at Boosting Negotiating Power]]> The Unification Ministry says it believes North Korea's latest military actions are aimed at strengthening regime solidarity and boosting its initiative and negotiating power for future dealings. The ministry made the assessment in a report distributed on Tuesday, referring to Pyongyang’s launch of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Aug 2019 14:19:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Warns of Seeking 'New Road' Amid S. Korea-US Drills]]> North Korea condemned joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States, warning that it may seek a "new road" instead of engagement. A spokesperson from the Foreign Ministry made the remarks in a statement following Pyongyang's firing of two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:36:59 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Defense Ministry: North Korea Test-fired SRBMs on July 31]]> South Korea's Defense Ministry has reaffirmed an earlier assessment that North Korea test-fired short-range ballistic missiles(SRBMs) last week. In a report submitted to the National Assembly on Monday, the Defense Ministry said North Korea fired SRBMs on July 25 and 31, in addition to the short-range ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 05 Aug 2019 11:44:23 +0900 Inter-Korea