DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 15, 2017
The war tensions over North Korea ebbed slightly Saturday, April 15, when the military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of its founding father Kim Il-sung passed without displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US. His grandson, Kim Jong-un has not given the threatened order for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, although it may still be imminent.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 11, 2013
US and South Korean armed forces went on the highest level of alert - Watchcon 2 - Thursday, April 11, ready for multiple launches after at least one North Korean ballistic Musudan missile was sighted fueled and ready to launch at any moment. Some Western intelligence sources attribute Pyongyang’s saber-rattling to a power struggle ongoing between Kim Jong-Un’s military backers and the generals who judge him unfit for the top command. He may order a missile launch to assert his authority against his detractors.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 5, 2013
Tehran’s intercession in the Korean crisis on the side of its ally in Pyongyang was predictable, even while the US preferred to ignore their close interrelations. And so, on Friday, April 5, Deputy Chief of Iran's Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri stepped forward to point the finger at the US, saying: “The time for Washington’s bullying and extortion is long past.” His words came at the very moment that Iranian intransigence brought the latest six-power meeting on its nuclear program to its customary dead end.
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