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The North fired the missile from its Musudan-ni launch site on the east coast, a South Korean government official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the matter. It is the sixth short-range missile North Korea has test-fired since Monday’s nuclear test.

Anonymity? "sandome no shoujiki" (truth the third time) this is twice of that, so Japan should believe it firmly.

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"North Korea also accused the Security Council of hypocrisy." That is the problem with the UN. It will not act against US interests or Israel. It needs to be broadened.

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North Korea knows it has time on it's side. It knows that with the US tied up and China and Russia having always defended or shielded itself before they can take their time to adhere to anything.

What if Kim knows that he's really ill and is taking these extremes to go out with a last hurrah? Have you seen the last pictures of him. He's a miniture of what he's been before, with his pretty hair.

Russia and China need to state their positions so the world knows where they stand. < :-)

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Tell you nothing is going to happen. The sabre rattling stuff,is there in all nations via weapons and new better tech arms.

The USA is having fiscal discipline woes, toxic loans woes,health woes,weakening dollar woes and huge domestic woes,who needs a new repeat of war in koreas.

Pursuit of peace is best policy,only peace makes global progress go up. There nothing better than peace,even all types of arms is for keeping the sovereignity peace.

Age of Tsar nuclear bombs and biggest nuke tests are over.

Nations are more interested in being economic tsars than nuclear bomb tsars like in 1960s cold war era.

Ultimately all national interests of natons, is for peace and economic providence.

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rajakumar: the North has no idea what you are talking about.

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Maybe they'll just keep test firing their missles until they run out,

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Where are they even getting the resources to build these missiles and nukes? Its not like they have much disposable income, and I doubt you can construct WMDs from starving peasants and propoganda. Actually, I wonder if the nuke was a distraction and any attack on South Korea would involve chemical weapons instead? Chemical weapon development certainly would be helped along by ready access to large numbers of starving test subjects.

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Well, if North Korea don't like the Security Council being filled with Nuclear Club members, then perhaps they should stop mincing their words and say more clearly that Japan having been on the receiving end would be a very good candidate. Strangely enough, and all joking aside, I believe Japan woud actually try to look after North Korea's interests.

Oh, but North Korea's biggest problem and the single cause of their undoing is their pride. I forgot.

They surely can't have powder to waste. I wonder if these missiles are only half charged?

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North Korea's problem is that it is living in the past for the past 50 some years. It hasn't progressed in the world one bit except in blackmail and rhetoric. Masters of both. It's time to call their bluff even if it does cost something in human life. Sometimes sacrifice is needed to stop true evil. We found that out in the last century. This could be this century's example.

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rajakumar: "Tell you nothing is going to happen. The sabre rattling stuff,is there in all nations via weapons and new better tech arms."

True, it's pretty much just sabre-rattling. But the fact of the matter is that, when you have guns at the hip, ready to be pointed and fired, that sabre-rattling can turn into a 'we better shoot first' situation. I don't think Kim even really planned to escalate things this far, but now that he has the US and others are being pushed towards a single outcome, and that in turn pushes NK deeper into a corner. There's talk of just how horrible an atrocity it would be if NKorea suddenly attacked the South overnight. NKorea would lose, in the end, but they would devastate Seoul, the number of civilian and military casualties on BOTH sides would be insane, and there would be a refugee crisis on the Korean peninsula (not to mention what it would do to economies).

Let's hope and pray (if you pray) that it never gets that far. China and Russia definitely need to start applying the breaks here, and I think that's the only way NK can back down a little and 'save face'; they're certainly not going to back down under pressure from the UN, US, or South Korea (Japan is a non-entity in this regard, sorry), and those groups certainly cannot lower their built up defences either.

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Japan needs nukes. It's as simple as that.

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bushlover at 10:48 AM JST - 30th May North Korea's problem is that it is living in the past for the past 50 some years. It hasn't progressed in the world one bit except in blackmail and rhetoric.

I agree with that. < :-)

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Good job, the only method to make US,Japan,ROK, the alliances of arrogance to behave and respect is the knowledges of retailiations! If North Korea wants to have a fair talks from the western world she must learn China's way to force Nixon bowing to Chaiman Mao! China shall never helping the US,Japan to curb the north Koreans, this is a dream a naive dream! US is in an extreme dire conditions of both economy and military, it was the time to revenge, US had been selling weapons to Taiwan for decades and supporting Tibet independence! Why China has to help the west? US is the enemy and obstacle against China emerging to be a superpower, if UScommitting her troops to fight north Korea, america's military strength will be further damaged and denised!North Korea was atrue bulldog and she never compromise, thats the way Chinese leaders looking for!

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The United States has repeatedly denied any intention to attack North Korea.

That was true, the US soldiers in ROK will packing up their stuff and leave like a speed pump! They were big bully kicking the arabs! They still remember the panmunjon axe chopping incident in 1976!Sure they wont pick up a fight!

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Imagine if US,Japan,ROK fought with North Korea like the war of attritions as Iran Iraq did in the 80s.. take out North Korea is the best way to quit nightmare! Wonder who will be the biggest benefited? sure not the above four countries

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North Korea also accused the Security Council of hypocrisy

Sure.....because it was funded by japan and of course it biased the Japanese stance!

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bushlover: "North Korea's problem is that it is living in the past for the past 50 some years. It hasn't progressed in the world one bit except in blackmail and rhetoric."

Agreed. I'm tempted to argue in part that in some areas they are not ALLOWED to progress as other countries are, but I fully acknowledge that that is because they chose the road to be kept from doing so (save in terms of long ago sanctions on them simply due to their style of government).

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Thank you for presenting your view of the situation, dragonczar. Your insight is very valuable. Let us hope that cool and calm people will prevail in this crisis and the Chinese fishing boats will be able to finish their crab season in peace.

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North Korea was feed by China just like a bulldog! And China is using this card to deter US military activities around China. America is try to ally all the countries around China from Mongolia to vietnam, India, Australia to encirclement China. This is a stragtegy engineered by Rumsfled and Cheney in the last eight years! Some believes China wioll help curbing the North Koreans for a mutual benefits of cooperations! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NAIVE! Chinese leaders knows what america was doing and deliberately supporting or covertly harbouring the North Koreans to make nukes asa retailiations against the US japan allainces. The objective is to lure an open war to further breaking US strength to catalyst her demise as a hegamony! China shall not allow the collpase of North Korea even there was no more Kim's dynasty, the Korean peninsula is a buffer zone,a dagger to stab Japan's back! Without China's fully supports Kim was nobody and he knows that, it was the order given by Chinese leaders to roar! The North Korean nuclear test was no conincidence or accident, it wa spart of China's stragetgy of revenges! A price has to pay for Bush's faults!

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So you are saying that it was the Chinese and not the Russians who helped the North Korean bulldog build their nuclear weapons, dragonczar?

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IF US,Japan can encouraging India to make more nukes by transferring US nuclear technologies to Indian without complying the NPT. Why China cannot directly or covertly supporting the North Koreans to make nules as a retailiations? It was BUSH signed the treaty of transferring US technologies to India in 2007, the objective was encouraging India to make more nuclear weapons to attack China, thats why the clause of NPT didnt need to comply by US! Tit-or-at, China can supporting North Korea nuclear buildup as a revenge measure to place US troops in Japan or ROK in hostile AS WELL! One day the US keep doing something like the US-Indo nuclear deals that irked the Chinese,one day the North Korean nuclear crisis shall never solved,the key is in Chinese hands,remember!

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Corrections:thats why the clause of NPT didnt need to comply by India!

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dragonczar: What in the hell are you rambling about? smithinjapan: That was an excellent thought out post.

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Is obvious that NK is taking advantage that USA being busy on Irak and Afganistan, plus thinking that Obama is weak for offer an open hand. I think that if NK attack SK, J must to seriosly consider to amend the art.9 for allow collective defense and send help to SK. If is for our own safety, I dont think that we are so in danger that we need to amend the constitution, but if it is for protect civilians in SK, that is different. In my opinion, we owe at least these to them for what J did in the past. In fact, I think that the only way they can forgive us some day is we are ready to risk our lives for protect their civilians.

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mareo2, wow, that is incredible thinking. Are there more people who think like this?

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I'm sick of NK someone please slap the country.

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it would act in “self-defense” if provoked by the U.N. Security Council

So who would N. Korea attack if it's provoked by the U.N. Security Council? The U.N. building in Manhattan?

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China has attacked India in 1962 and gobbled up its entire claim on India and withdrew in the East while keeping the western conquest.It invaded India when US was engaged with Soviets over bay of Pigs!!!China again invaded Vietnam when that nation was coming out of its war with USA. North Korea knows that US will not fight China for Taiwan or Japan except with Nukes and so it is actually making use of this crisis to strengthen itself against China. Japan must understand this need and talk to North Korea about its security.

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How dare those North Koreans do what America, France, Russia, China........ have done.

Even Pollyanna would not believe that we could stop the march of nuclear proliferation, of which by the way America is the largest profiteer.

It is time to take our heads out of the sand and spend our energy dealing with loons with nukes rather than waste our time on the impossible task of keeping nukes from loons.

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Mareo2: I was going to criticize a point in your comment, but in all actuality I think that it was well thought out and decently written. If NKorea WERE to attack the South, then I think the only good that would possibly come out of it -- aside from the current regime being decimated and Korea perhaps finally unified -- would be that Japan would be in an ideal situation to help out and heal all the old wounds. THAT is all Japan could do, really, and that would be amazing. However, the horrible reality of any conflict would by far outweigh whatever hand-holding took place in Asia after the fact.

This would be a war too horrible to imagine. So let's hope it doesn't come to that.

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It will take 4 to 5 years more before they can be put into war head. Once NK have the ability to put it into warhead, Japan and South Korea will not sit idle. Being among the biggest producers of electricity from nuclear power plant, with far more technologically capable, JApan and South Korea can build 30 nuclear bomb within 6 months.

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North Korea should never dare the US about their 5-12 crude nuclear bombs. The US is the only country in the world who actually used nuclear bombs, and was willing to use again when it is deemed necessary. MacArthur wanted to use it in 1951 Korean-war when 1 million Chinese helped NK. US again almost narrowly considering the request of France to use 5 nuclear bombs in the defense of BIEN DIEN PHU against the attacking Viet-Min in 1954. Then, in 1968, some staff again in the Pentagon were almost in the process of using nuclear bombs in the defense of KHE-SAHN marine base in the former South Vietnam against the 5 division of attacking force of North Vietnamese Army. The US did not use nuclear bomb this time because the chance of overrunning the base was declared slim in the later half of the VietMin attack. The US is not loudly barking like a coward dog like NK but don't dare to challenge her.

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I'm sick of NK someone please slap the country.

Nuke them from space before that lunatic does something we will all regret!

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Time China, Russian and the USA test their nuclear weapons again and North Korean is the perfect place to test them. Turn North Korean in to the 8th wonder of the world a HUGE GLASS LAKE!

Or better still Japan dumb Article 9 and fully rearm itself. It has the 2nd most advance military in the world time to upgrade it and make North Korea a New Prefecture of Japan, I will assist Japan fully in this, were do I sign up!

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"Once NK have the ability to put it into warhead, Japan and South Korea will not sit idle."

Yeah, and what's Japan going to do about it? Japan is in the perfect, and I mean PERFECT place right now to start planning for mass refugees fleeing from Korea if fighting starts, and to even offer verbal support of such just in case. Beyond that, Japan can only offer some meagre back up support and base operations for any attacking nations (on NK, that is). They can indeed ONLY sit idly by if NK delevops the tech for warheads... for the time being, anyway.

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I never get tired of watching these videos:

http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=1442316170

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Good news for the US economy. Soon, orders for defense industry will increase from Japan and SK!

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Kwaabish- You are correct US military industrial complex companies shares and aerospace-defense industries will go up. This will bring a big lift to global marts.

Good news for global military indusrial complex industrial companies shares, which need to keep using 1000 billion-1500 billion USD spent on it.

Globally world has enough arms to make world cities into 200 WW2 like bombed cities. Pakistan,afghanistan and iraq is now getting that bombed look in towns and cities, as war escalates.

Nations of world , multinational politics and nationalism differences ,is one of the reasons, for this spending.

Many military industrial complex and other defense industries going get more as world nations/middle east, gets richer via more currency circulations .

Global currency circulaton nowadays can get more than 70 trillions a year,if some nations choose to spend more on defense.

The global spending of defense may go up as result of rising Far East woes and Taliban-alqaeda middle east woes.

North korea to be rich is only via arms sales for itself and as salesman for China arms too,I heard.

Africa arms buying going up and also middle east arms sales going up.

North korea is selling for itself and China , arms-weapons, for the global defense spending needs of nations.

Ignorance of nations and their nationalism ignorance, is the biggest danger to nations of world.

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Yup all that wmd horsecrap we heard for the last 8 years and here kim ill is just slapping our collective faces with it. But I guess obama will make us less safer because dick said so.

If the US would have used diplomacy to resolve iraq then there might have been enough military persuasion to control kimmi, however he knows good and well were stretched thin ( you fight with the army you have not the army you want)LOL.

If anybody thinks setting off to NK is going to be another welcome party with open arms and flowers your wrong, we were beat by farmers with crude weapons in iraq, the north have a few surprises for us.

By the way how long was the US tangled in the last Korean war, I guess they are right when they say history repeats itself.

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DXXJP: Yup all that wmd horsecrap we heard for the last 8 years and here kim ill is just slapping our collective faces with it.

Nah, you don't believe that. You just like the way it sounds and you don't care about your credibility.

If the US would have used diplomacy to resolve iraq then there might have been enough military persuasion to control kimmi, however he knows good and well were stretched thin ( you fight with the army you have not the army you want)LOL.

Nah, you don't believe that either. Everyone knows about the overwhelming majority of force the US and allies have over North Korea. You're just making stuff up again because you want to say it.

If anybody thinks setting off to NK is going to be another welcome party with open arms and flowers your wrong

Nah, no one here has said that. You're just making that up, too.

By the way how long was the US tangled in the last Korean war, I guess they are right when they say history repeats itself.

So you really think Obama will screw things up, eh?

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^^^^^^YUK YUK YUK^^^^^^^^^

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SuperLib: "And since President Obama is such a good judge of character, she must indeed be the right choice. Right?"

Actually, just to point it out, someone WAS saying something along those lines either on this thread or another. I believe they were saying that probably most North Koreans are to the breaking point and would easily jump ship. Anyway, while I don't agree with all DXXJP said, I think it's important to acknowledge the 'IF' at the beginning of '...anybody thinks setting off to NK is going to be another welcome party...', and not that he actually said someone indicated as much.

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