North Korea



  • Chinese FM 2016-02-17 19:41

    China FM:

    N Korea must pay 'necessary price' for nuke test, rocket launch

    BEIJING, Feb. 17 (MNA) – North Korea must pay a "necessary price" under a new UN resolution against the North's fourth nuclear test and launch of a long-range rocket this year, China's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

  • china 2016-02-16 16:42

    China supports new UN resolution on N Korea

    BEIJING, Feb. 16 (MNA) – China said Tuesday it supports a UN resolution against North Korea's nuclear test and long-range rocket launch this year, although it is still unclear how far Beijing will go in punishing its isolated ally Pyongyang.

  • S Korea 2016-02-14 22:38

    S Korea raises alert against N Korean cyber attack

    SEOUL, Feb. 14 (MNA) – South Korea has upgraded its military information surveillance status in response to growing threats of North Korean cyber attacks, a military official said Sunday.

  • federica mogherini 2016-02-14 09:36

    S Korea, EU share need for strong sanctions on N Korea

    MUNICH, Feb. 14 (MNA) – South Korea's FM Yun Byung-se and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reached the consensus that the UN Security Council and the European Union should impose strong and effective sanctions on North Korea, an official said Saturday.

  • Patriot missile 2016-02-13 15:18

    US deploys additional Patriot missile systems to S Korea

    SEOUL, Feb. 13 (MNA) – The United States has deployed additional Patriot missile systems to South Korea as part of an effort to counter North Korea's latest provocations, United States Forces Korea (USFK) said Saturday.

  • china-S Korea 2016-02-13 12:25

    China concerned over possible deployment of US shield in S Korea

    BEIJING, Feb. 13 (MNA) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed "serious concern" over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced US missile defense system, according to China's foreign ministry on Friday.

  • loudspeaker 2016-02-10 09:54

    Koreas step up psychological warfare after N Korea's rocket launch

    SEOUL, Feb. 10 (MNA) - South Korea and North Korea have stepped up their psychological warfare in response to the North's rocket launch by putting additional loudspeakers in place along their border, military officials said Wednesday.

  • north korea 2016-02-09 14:46

    Mongolia slams N Korea's ballistic rocket launch

    TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) – Mongolia deeply regrets that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched a ballistic rocket this February 6 in breach of resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

  • Japan, S Korea, US 2016-02-09 09:05

    S Korea, Japan, US to cooperate for strong sanctions on N Korea

    SEOUL, Feb. 09 (MNA) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her US and Japanese counterparts agreed Tuesday to cooperate to ensure that the US Security Council can adopt a resolution for strong sanctions on North Korea for its latest nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch.

  • S Korea 2016-02-08 22:36

    S Korea's spy agency:

    North Korea's satellite worthless

    SEOUL, Feb. 08 (MNA) – North Korea's long-range rocket should be viewed as a ballistic missile as the satellite it put into orbit is worthless, lawmakers said Sunday, citing South Korea's spy agency.

  • Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin 2016-02-08 16:35

    China protests S Korea's talks with US on missile shield

    BEIJING, Feb. 08 (MNA) – China summoned South Korea's ambassador on Sunday to protest Seoul's decision to begin talks with Washington on the deployment of an advanced American missile defense system to South Korea following the North's long-range rocket launch.

  • UN security council 2016-02-08 08:36

    UN Security Council holds emergency meeting to discuss N Korea launch

    NEW YORK, Feb. 08 (MNA) – The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Sunday after holding an emergency meeting to discuss how to respond to Pyongyang's provocation just one month after its fourth nuclear test.

  • ban ki-moon 2016-02-07 09:44

    Ban urges N Korea to halt provocative actions

    NEW YORK, Feb. 07 (MNA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called North Korea's long-range rocket launch "deeply deplorable" and urged the nation to halt its provocative actions.

  • north korea 2016-01-23 22:16

    N Korea detains American for hostile acts

    SEOUL, Jan. 23 (MNA) – North Korea said Friday that it has arrested a US college student for conducting hostile acts against the regime.

  • جابر انصاری 2016-01-13 15:11

    Iran calls world powers to be committed to N-disarmament

    TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Iran' Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated the need for global powers to commit obligations over nuclear disarmament.

  • بمب هیدروژن 2016-01-07 10:54

    UNSC rejects North Korea nuclear test

    NEW YORK, Jan. 07 (MNA) – UN Security Council has strongly condemned the test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which it described as a clear threat to international peace.

  • کره شمالی 2016-01-06 12:01

    VIDEO: Hydrogen bomb tested by N Korea

    TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) – North Korea says it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday following an 'artificial seismic event' that has likely become the country’s fourth known nuclear test.

  • n korea 2015-10-31 14:51


    N Korea digging new tunnel at its nuke test site

    SEOUL, Oct. 31 (MNA) – North Korea has been excavating a new tunnel at its nuclear test site in the country's northeastern tip, an official said Friday, in what may be a show of its nuclear capability.

  • flags 2015-10-31 13:28

    Northeast Asian powers set for tough summits in Seoul

    SEOUL, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Locked in historical and territorial disputes, Northeast Asian powers are bracing for a round of tough summit diplomacy in Seoul in the coming days.

  • korea 2015-10-31 11:33

    N Korea's ruling party to hold 1st congress in 36 years in 2016

    SEOUL, Oct. 31 (MNA) – North Korea's ruling party plans to convene the congress for the first time in more than three decades in early May, Pyongyang's state media said Friday.

  • korea 2015-10-20 15:05

    Hundreds of S Koreans leave for NK for family reunions

    SOUTH KOREA, Oct. 20 (MNA) – Hundreds of South Korean family members left for North Korea Tuesday for their first reunions with North Korean relatives they have not seen for more than 60 years due to prolonged inter-Korean tension.

  • باراک اوباما 2015-10-17 21:15

    'US ready to resume denuclearization talks with N Korea'

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (MNA) – Barack Obama said on Friday the United States will be 'right at the table' if North Korea wants a serious dialogue about giving up its nuclear program.

  • US NAVY 2015-10-17 16:27

    US capable of countering N Korea's SLBMs: US navy chief

    SEOUL, Oct. 17 (MNA) – South Korea and the US are capable of detecting and countering North Korea's sea-based ballistic missiles, the US navy chief said Friday, stressing that if the North launches any provocations they will be met with a "proportional" response.

  • korean families reunion 2015-10-14 16:04

    S Korean officials to visit N Korea for family reunion event

    SEOUL, Oct. 14 (MNA) – More than a dozen South Korean officials will visit North Korea this week to prepare for the upcoming family reunion event, the Unification Ministry said Wednesday.

  • آزمایش موشکی کره شمالی 2015-10-11 10:54

    N Korean leader: prepared to fight war with US

    SEOUL, Oct. 11 (MNA) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said on Saturday his country is prepared to deal with any war threats by the United States as the North staged its largest-ever military parade to celebrate a key anniversary.

  • North Korea 2015-10-11 09:12

    N Korea stages military parade on party anniversary

    SEOUL, Oct. 11 (MNA) – North Korea has staged a massive military parade on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party, a move to show off its military might.

  • China N Korea 2015-10-10 19:42

    China calls for resuming nuclear talks with N Korea

    BEIJING, Oct. 10 (MNA) – North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has held talks with a top Chinese official on late Friday during which the Chinese official called for an early resumption of the long-stalled nuclear talks with Pyongyang, according to China's state media on Saturday.

  • Iran-North Korea 2015-09-20 18:20

    Iran, N Korea eye coop. in tobacco industry

    TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) – Iran and North Korea explored probable ways to enhance cooperation in tobacco industry.