DEBKAfile Special Report April 26, 2017
The US early Wednesday, April 26, began moving THAAD missile defense systems to central South Korea opposite the border with the North. Tuesday, the USS Michigan nuclear submarine docked in South Korea, after the North began a large-scale, long-range artillery fire drill.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016
Taken with his détente with Putin, it was a gambit for driving a wedge between China and Russia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016
ISIS buys raw materials for its sophisticated, professional industry in many countries.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016
Even though Obama led a nuclear summit in Washington, no one mentioned the arms race in Asia with Japan and South Korea developing “bombs in the basement” and India and Pakistan upgrading their nuclear and nuclear-capable missile arsenals.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2014
Japan and Israel ink a deal to cooperate on cyber security, as Tokyo fears the expertise passing through China, North Korea, and Iran leaves it vulnerable.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2014
Riyadh is clinching military deals with Pakistan, India and Japan to show Barack Obama when he comes for a visit that Saudi Arabia has new strategic partners against Iran.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2013
North Korea has reportedly warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target of a nuclear attack, in response to Japan’s orders to its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile that heads toward its territory. Japanese defense officials did not confirm their naval alert so as not to “show their cards” to North Korea. In Seoul Friday, April 12, US Secretary of State John Kerry said: “We will stand with South Korea and Japan against these threats. And we will defend ourselves," he said.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2013
Korean tensions again shot up Tuesday, April 9, with Pyongyang’s warning of a ballistic missile launch Wednesday at the Pacific and advice to foreigners to leave the South in case of war. In Tehran, the president unveiled two additional uranium-processing facilities at the central town of Ardakan, 120 km from large uranium mines in Saghand. Iran now threatens to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty and so, debkafile reports, carry on developing nuclear weapons away from international oversight like its North Korean partner.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 23, 2012
A senior official in Tokyo announced Wednesday, May 23, that the Japanese government will seek parliamentary approval for a bill allowing Japanese firms to insure tankers carrying Iranian oil to Asia if European insurers refused to do so. The nuclear talks between the six powers and Iran in Baghdad Wednesday, instead of taking place under the shadow of tougher sanctions as Israel expected, saw the toughest one, the oil embargo, falling apart. Russian and British officials began raising the prospect of an Iran-Israel war.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2010
Washington rebuffed Japanese pressure for joint military action in retaliation for the North Korea's Nov. 23 artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong – or even build up its fighting forces on the peninsula – if only to deter more attacks. Two South Korean marines were killed and 17 soldiers and 3 civilians injured as the island's buildings went up in flames. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's demand for an urgent UN Security Council session was also spurned.
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