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North Korea's threats


Since carrying out its third nuclear test in February, North Korea has repeatedly threatened war. As the UN steps up sanctions against Pyongyang, South Korea and the US are preparing for the worst. But how dangerous is North Korea's sabre rattling?



Der Standard - Austria | Tuesday, 18. February 2014

Now everyone knows about North Korea's crimes

UN experts have accused North Korea of committing crimes against its own people that resemble the Nazi atrocities. However they advise against sanctions, out of concern for the people of North Korea. Their report nonetheless provides a basis for concerted action, the left-liberal daily Der Standard contends: » more


Financial Times - United Kingdom | Thursday, 11. April 2013

North Korea's nuclear muscle-flexing

US President Barack Obama has demanded that North Korea's leadership put an end to its war rhetoric, stressing that if necessary the US would defend itself and its allies. The liberal business paper Financial Times calls for a diplomatic solution: » more


Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Friday, 5. April 2013

Kim's sabre-rattling changing geopolitics

With his nuclear threats, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has changed the geopolitical situation in the Asian Region, the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes observes: » more


Kaleva - Finland | Thursday, 4. April 2013

Kim using provocation to consolidate power

North Korea officially threatened the US with a nuclear strike on Wednesday. The liberal daily Kaleva believes that dictator Kim Jong-un is using provocation above all as a means of strengthening his position at home: » more



Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Wednesday, 3. April 2013

Political price for weapons will rise

The global arms treaty will be an effective instrument even though Iran, Syria and North Korea voted against it, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung ... » more


Jyllands-Posten - Denmark | Wednesday, 3. April 2013

Only US can stop North Korean explosion

North Korea on Tuesday announced plans to restart an atomic reactor that had been shut down, in a bid to boost its nuclear arsenal. Only direct negotiations with the US can prevent the situation from escalating further, the liberal daily Jyllands-Posten comments: » more


Polityka Online - Poland | Wednesday, 27. March 2013

North Korea won't declare war on US

North Korea warned the US on Tuesday that it was placing its military units under combat-ready status. This will escalate the conflict, the left-liberal news website Polityka Online comments, which however doesn't fear there could be a war: » more


Jyllands-Posten - Denmark | Tuesday, 19. March 2013

Iraq war has changed the US's focus

On the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, which began on 19 March 2003, the liberal business daily Jyllands-Posten notes that the US's focus in security policy has changed: » more


Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Tuesday, 19. March 2013

US mistrusts Europe on missile defence

In view of the nuclear threat from North Korea, the US has announced it will install 14 additional ground-based missile interceptors in Alaska by 2017. The fact that plans for locating part of the missile defence system in Eastern Europe have been scrapped at the same time shows the US's lost of trust in the Old Continent, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung contends: » more


La Repubblica - Italy | Monday, 11. March 2013

North Korea fuels fears of third world war

The regime in Pyongyang is manoeuvring its way into the centre of a conflict between the global superpowers and may reignite the Cold War or even trigger a third world war, the left-liberal daily La Repubblica fears: » more


Aamulehti - Finland | Monday, 11. March 2013

Red alert after Pyongyang's threats

The nuclear threat posed by North Korea must be taken seriously, the liberal daily Aamulehti warns: » more


Die Presse - Austria | Sunday, 10. March 2013

Entrenched madness in North Korea

North Korea's aggressive arms policy is mainly aimed at preserving the power of the Kim clan, the liberal daily Die Presse writes, seeing little chance of the situation being defused any time soon: » more


La Repubblica - Italy | Monday, 11. March 2013

North Korea fuels fears of third world war

The regime in Pyongyang is manoeuvring its way into the centre of a conflict between the global superpowers and may reignite the Cold War or even trigger a third world war, the left-liberal daily La Repubblica fears: » more


Handelsblatt - Germany | Friday, 8. March 2013

China must stop North Korea

North Korea has reacted to tougher UN sanctions by cancelling its non-aggression pact with South Korea and threatening to launch a preemptive nuclear strike. The UN Security Council then announced new sanctions, with China supporting the initiative. The liberal Handelsblatt calls for China to take a harder stance against its ally North Korea: » more


Diário de Notícias - Portugal | Wednesday, 13. February 2013

Nuclear double standards prevent disarmament

The UN Security Council harshly condemned the latest nuclear test carried out by North Korea on Tuesday. The liberal-conservative daily Diário de Notícias criticises the double standards according to which only certain states represent a nuclear threat: » more


Prospect Magazine - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 12. February 2013

China will stand by North Korea

After North Korea carried out its third nuclear bomb test on Tuesday China has called on Kim Jong Un's regime to fulfil its denuclearisation obligations. The left-liberal magazine Prospect believes nonetheless that China will continue to back its ally: » more

 

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