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Viet, post: 11235973, member: 140273 Wrote:Interesting: while Kim met Trump, the rest of North Koreans toured around visiting many Vietnamese factories. Will we violate any sanctions if setting up factories in North Korea?
Quote:Rodong Sinmun Urges Close Watch over Japan's Nuclear Weaponization
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- Voices for the revision of the constitution and increased military spending and nuclear weaponization are heard from the conservative camp in Japan.
This indicates that the Abe group can go nuclear anytime after giving up "three non-nuclear principles" and consequently, peace in the Asia-Pacific region will be exposed to a great danger, Rodong Sinmun Saturday says in a commentary.
The commentary cites facts to prove that most Japanese rulers took much pain to realize nuclear ambition.
Quote:(4th Ld) Kim departs Vietnam after fruitless summit with Trump
21:45 March 02, 2019
Trump said North Korea demanded the lifting of sanctions "in their entirety," which he could not accept. The North Koreans rebutted that, saying that Washington wanted more than the dismantlement of its key Yongbyon nuclear complex.
Quote:6:42 AM - 26 Feb 2019
Tomorrow the meeting between our Marshal Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump begins in Hanoi. The end of the Korean War and the lifting of sanctions in exchange for nuclear non-proliferation will be the main axes of the talks.
Quote:After Hanoi Summit: Rebuilding of Sohae Space Launch Center
March 5, 2019
Commercial satellite imagery acquired on March 2, 2019, shows that North Korea is pursuing a rapid rebuilding of the rocket site at Sohae.
This renewed activity, taken just two days after the inconclusive Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, may indicate North Korean plans to demonstrate resolve in the face of U.S. rejection of North Korea’s demands at the summit to lift five UN Security Council sanctions enacted in 2016-2017.
Activity is evident at the vertical engine test stand and the launch pad’s rail-mounted rocket transfer structure.
Significantly, the environmental shelters on the umbilical tower, which are normally closed, have been opened to show the launch pad.
This facility had been dormant since August 2018, indicating the current activity is deliberate and purposeful.
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Viet, post: 11238505, member: 140273 Wrote:You are from NK? Come on man, VN has considerable rare earth reserves but we can’t blackmail anyone.
Quote:National Self-Respect Is Our Life and Foundation for Building Powerful Country
Mar. 11, Juche 108 (2019) Monday
Dependence on outside forces will lead to slavery and national ruin, but self-respect of the nation is a shortcut to the prosperity of the country.
The spirit of uninterrupted innovations and progress while winning greater victory, and the strong will to achieve overall development in all the fields and outpace the world—this represents the self-respect of the nation.
When we fully display the Korean-nation-first spirit, we can ceaselessly create our things to be proud of in the world...
Quote:Our progress is resilient and adamant 우리의 전진은 줄기차고 억세다
주체108(2019)년 3월 21일 목요일
North Korea appears to preparing itself for a long-term standoff with the United States, as a lengthy editorial published in state media proclaimed the country would rather “starve or freeze to death” than give up its “national self-esteem.”
“National self-esteem is something we cannot trade even for the greatest riches, something we cannot discard even if we starve or freeze to death,” it said.
By contrast, the essay said, reliance on others could provide “temporary pleasure but make the people lazy and break down national power.”
Quote:[Space Exploration] Space Development Program in China
주체108(2019)년 3월 13일 수요일
Recently, China's Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport met with scientists and engineers who made outstanding contributions in the People's Great Hall, and he congratulated them for making major breakthrough in core technology research.
He believes that building a science and technology powerhouse is not as straightforward and that innovation alone by more scientists and leaders, talented young people, innovative organizations, is the best opportunity to get ahead.
Adding that China's dream of a great revival of the Chinese people can be realized in the foreseeable future.
The lunar probe Chang'e-4 was the first ever to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon, further investigated [for its potential rare earth element reserve] by the Yutu-2 lunar rover.
Therefore lunar craters have been named honoring Chinese cities in recognition of these achievements.
China sent its the first astronaut into orbit aboard the Shenzhou-5 manned spacecraft in 2003. This made China the only third country in the world to succeed in manned space flight.
Tiangong-2 space laboratory
Tianzhou-1 space cargo
satellites for communications, minerals exploration, weather forecasting, marine research, environmental monitoring, etc
private companies competing in the fields of space launch
China, on the other hand, calls for universal peaceful exploitation of space and declares his opposition to militarization of outer space and military space competition.
The efforts of the Chinese government to push space development project to a higher level, directly connected with the revival of the country, are becoming more active.
Quote:Pyongyang's weapon programs remain intact: UN panel
[The North Koreans] render the latest United Nations sanctions ineffective by flouting the caps on the import of petroleum products and crude oil by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as well as the coal ban, imposed in 2017 by the Security Council in response to the country's unprecedented nuclear and ballistic missile testing."
It said the ship-to-ship transfers have involved "increasingly advanced evasion techniques," including the disguising of vessels through ship identity theft and false Automatic Identification System transmissions.
In particular, the manipulation of AIS transmissions from vessels remained an overarching feature of illegal transfers, which in turn highlighted weak monitoring by flag states, the panel said.
Other evasion methods included physically disguising the North Korean tankers, the use of small and unregistered vessels, illegal name changing and night transfers.
North Korea, meanwhile, has continued to attempt sales of small arms and other military equipment to Libya, Sudan and Houthi rebels in Yemen...
Quote:North Korea 'Using Submarine Pipelines to Pump in Oil'
March 14, 2019 14:06
North Korea used a secret network of submarine pipelines to pump in oil from ships to its ports, according to a report by the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea on Tuesday.
"Underwater pipelines attached to offloading buoys are used to transfer fuel from vessels to the terminals in the Nampo port complex,"
Quote:North Korea threatens to stop talking nukes with U.S.
Calling the United States “gangster-like” for its refusal to compromise, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui on Friday said Pyongyang may suspend further negotiations with Washington on its denuclearization.
Speaking to foreign journalists and diplomats at a conference in Pyongyang, Choe accused the United States of having “no sincere intent” at the Hanoi summit in Vietnam last month to broker a deal on its denuclearization in return for sanctions relief.
“We have no intention to yield to the U.S. demands [at the Hanoi summit] in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind,” Choe said, according to Russia’s Tass news agency.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser John Bolton were to blame for creating an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust,” she said, which “obstructed the constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of North Korea and the United States.
“What is clear is that the United States has thrown away a golden opportunity this time,” she added.
While the deputy foreign minister added that relations between the two leaders remained “mysteriously wonderful” in spite of the summit’s collapse, her words are raising concerns that Pyongyang may revert to the “new path” threatened by leader Kim Jong Un in a New Year’s address.
That “new path” was vague in Kim’s speech, but Choe on Friday said outright that Kim could rethink the country’s moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.
“Under the orders of Chairman Kim Jong Un, the DPRK has been opening government Warehouse No. 5 and is supplying grain stored within to its markets,”
Warehouse No. 5 is one of the DPRK’s main emergency food reserves, the source said. It stockpiles rice in the event of emergencies like natural disasters and is managed by North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party.
“leading many to speculate Warehouse No. 2 may be opened.”
According to the source, Warehouse No. 2 is managed directly by the military and stores grain to be used in the event of a wartime contingency.
Activity was recently spotted at North Korea’s Sanumdong research facility, associated with the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program, revealed Suh Hoon, the director of the South’s National Intelligence Service (NIS).
The JoongAng Ilbo reported Thursday that Suh told lawmakers following a closed-door meeting at the National Assembly Tuesday that vehicles transporting supplies were spotted at the Sanumdong facility and “were seen as missile-related activities.”
Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, is a key military site where at least two Hwasong-15 ICBMs, which could potentially reach the U.S. mainland, were manufactured.
Quote:Additional images of the Sanumdong site taken Friday by another company, San Francisco-based Planet, show that vehicle activity has died down and that one of the cranes has disappeared. That could mean that workers have paused work on an ICBM or rocket, perhaps while awaiting further parts.
Or it could mean a missile or rocket has already left the facility.
"According to Planet imagery, I can definitely say the train has left the station," says Melissa Hanham, a North Korea expert with the One Earth Future Foundation. "But I can't unfortunately use X-ray vision to see what's on the train and tell whether it's a civilian space launch vehicle or a military ICBM."
One possible destination would be the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. Lewis says there's no easy way to tell whether a train has carried missile or rocket parts to Sohae because the rail yard there has a roof over it to prevent satellite snooping.
North Korea is preparing to launch a newly developed reconnaissance satellite into space, possibly from a transporter erector launcher (TEL) in order to dodge prior detection, a local government source exclusively told the JoongAng Ilbo Monday.
The local government source said the Kwangmyongsong-5 would be a new spy satellite equipped with cameras and telecommunication devices. Another official from the National Intelligence Service told the paper that the DPRK was examining the option of firing the rocket carrier from a TEL of an undisclosed location, not the usual Sohae Satellite Launching Station
Quote:Mar 12, 2019
Another possibility, according to a South Korean government source who asked not to be named, is that North Korea is preparing to actually launch a satellite equipped with technology recently brought in from friendly countries like China.
Since then [the last satellite launch in 2016], North Korea has been focusing on obtaining satellite technology through unofficial cooperation with other countries or by hacking, and latest intelligence suggests they have completed a new reconnaissance satellite.”
Quote:Iran develops ‘conceptual model’ of spacecraft
12 May 2014 - 10:22
The spacecraft has a mass of 300 to 500 Kg.
The first step in sending man to space is to send a spacecraft to earth’s orbit
we have in agenda design of a conceptual model of spacecraft to carry the simplest form of life such as a small monkey or a tiny rat, to earth’s orbit,
Ebrahimi also added that the 300-Kg spacecraft would be placed beyond 250Km.
Quote:38 North -- March 07, 2019
At the launch pad, work on the rail-mounted transfer structure appears to have been completed by March 6 and the structure may now be operational. The cranes have been removed from the pad and the overhead trusses that were being installed on the roof have been covered. The mobile structure is now situated at the far end of the launch pad adjacent to the checkout building. Several vehicles are parked near the gantry tower and the exhaust pit and debris remains on the launch pad to be cleaned up.
At the engine test stand progress has been made on rebuilding the support structure for the stand, the materials that were there as of March 2 are now installed (covering of the steel superstructure). The old fuel bunkers have almost completely a roof again. The cranes have been removed.
Comment: Due to the rapidly rebuilding of all structures we can expect upcoming tests for the new Unha-X launcher. We will probably experience a test of the first-stage.
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▲ 13. Sohae SLC, 6 March 2019.