Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site

Nick Mcbride
June 13, 2017

The newest drone discovery comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Could sport be the solution?

"President Trump and President Moon will discuss ways to further strengthen the ironclad US-ROK (Republic of Korea) alliance" during the June 29-30 talks, a White House statement said on Tuesday (June 13).

Well (somehow) it appears that Brodkin's efforts may come to fruition in the near future, with news breaking today that North Korea is considering joining a bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. "I believe we can move forward a collective security and economic community like the European community", he said. Infantino replied that Moon's vision could send a powerful message.

The average number of North Korean missile tests per month was 0.25 in 2012, 0.42 in 2013, 1.3 in 2014, 0.83 in 2015, 1.7 in 2016 and 1.8 in 2017, the expert said.

A report released Friday by the Royal United Services Institute, a British defense and security think tank, found that "not a single component of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea now enjoys robust worldwide implementation".

The Trump administration has asked Beijing to take action against almost 10 Chinese companies and individuals to curb their trading with North Korea, the Wall Street Journal reports.

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon met the Japanese National Security Advisor, Shotaro Yachi, after which he said that North Korea's nuclear and missile tests are a global threat, reports Efe news. "He can decide whether or not to postpone or halt [the THAAD deployment]".

Moon's comments were an apparent reference to Korean "comfort women", a Japanese euphemism for women forced to work in the Japanese military's wartime brothels.

Experts have long suggested that North Korea intends to develop a thermonuclear bomb that can reach hold targets in the USA mainland at risk as a deterrent, for possible diplomatic concessions, and now to prove wrong a tweet from President Donald Trump.

"If you're mostly interested in getting the big prizes, you can just rule out losing some small prizes, which are humanitarian aid provided by South Korea", he said.

Footballing culture is strong in the two Koreas.

China and Japan reportedly want to host World Cup games individually.

However, not all sporting overtures have been successful.

North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympics, both held in Seoul, but it has since attended other major worldwide sports events held in the South.

The idea of a joint bid has been mentioned by South Korea's president Moon Jae-in, who says co-hosting "would help to create peace" between the two nations.

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