SEOUL, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) declared a no-navigation zone in waters near the western maritime border Monday, indicating another missile launches, according to South Korean military officials.
The DPRK issued the warning, which bans ships from sailing near the Northern Limit Line, or the disputed sea border, hinting that it will conduct firing exercises with rocket-propelled artillery guns near the tense maritime border.
Pyongyang has not issued such warnings when they launched short- and medium-range missiles in recent weeks, causing strong backlashes from neighboring countries for its violation of the international maritime law.
On March 4 when the DPRK fired projectiles from its newly developed multiple-rocket launcher, one passenger jet was flying near the trajectory of the rockets at roughly the same time.
The China Southern Airlines jet with more than 200 passengers on board was heading for Shenyang from Tokyo when it passed through the same sky off the eastern coast of the DPRK as the trajectory of the artillery shells.
S.Korea warns price-paying for DPRK's nuclear test threats
SEOUL, March 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korea warned Sunday that if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would conduct another nuclear test, Pyongyang will have to pay the price for it.
"If North Korea (DPRK) ignores a grave demand from neighboring countries and the international community and conducts its (fourth) nuclear test, it will have to pay the price for it," Seoul's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Full story
DPRK vows not to rule out new form of nuclear test if U.S. sticks to hostile policy
PYONGYANG, March 30 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People' s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday vowed not to rule out the possibility of conducting a new form of nuclear test if the United States continues its hostile policy towards Pyongyang.
"We do not rule out the new form of nuclear test to further strengthen our nuclear deterrence," a Foreign Ministry statement was quoted by the official news agency KCNA as saying. Full story
DPRK lashes out at South Korea "gangsters" after alleged boat attack
PYONGYANG, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday lashed out at the South Korean military and government for a "series of severe hostile acts" over an alleged violent incident involving a DPRK fishing boat.
"The group of gangsters of the South Korean navy will pay a dear price for their shuddering atrocities," said a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in a rare organized press conference in the capital Pyongyang, with participants including ambassadors and diplomats from dozens of countries, and representatives of U.N. organizations in Pyongyang. Full story