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#Southkorea #NorthKorea #Seoul #NLL

On the 27th, the military authorities refuted that “there is no reason to create an accidental situation with North Korea at sea” in connection with North Korea's assertion that
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“do not invade the territorial waters” over a search activity to find the body of a public official of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries did. A military official said on the day, “Our military is normally conducting maritime search activities in relation to this incident.”
As the military authorities have announced that North Korea has not damaged Mr. A's body, it is conducting a search activity with the maritime police in the waters near the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the West Sea to retrieve the body and belongings.
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#NorthKorea #Southkorea #Pyongyang #PROPAGANDA #KCNA

North korsas propaganda mashine KCNA publishes a seriouae warning in witch they warn the south korean authority that North korea wont accept any violation of its sea waters threw South korea. ImageImage
As the KCNA says South Korean Ships entered Northkoreas waters on the search of dead body. Northkorea shooted a Southkorean official 2 days ago as the official was close to the international border. Its unclear if he tryed to defect to Northkorea.
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489 military and national security officials say they 'fear' for the US under Trump

‘Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us.'

“To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump

Former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, and former Defense Secretaries #ChuckHagel #LeonPanetta #AshCarter
Former State Department Deputy Secretary #RichardArmitage, a Republican who served under George W. Bush, as well as Democrats former Secretary of State #MadeleineAlbright and former national security adviser #SusanRice also joined their ranks.

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#NorthKorea kills #SouthKorean official off border isle on Thursday morning

Facts remain murky, but evidence point to an attempted defection and a brutal response by North Korean troops.

A suspected South Korean defector was shot & cremated at sea.…
The 47-year old man, identified as an official with Seoul’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, went missing from a 500-ton South Korean vessel south of the island of Yeonpyeong, close to the North Korean coast, in the morning of Monday, September 21.
The official, who remains unnamed, left behind his shoes and was wearing a life jacket, the reports said. He was intercepted on Tuesday by seaborne North Korean troops in North Korean waters, shot dead in the water and his remains burned using oil.
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#USA #NorthKorea #WashingtonDC #Trade #LEAK

It was revealed on the 23rd that two major US banks had traded a total of about 175 million dollars (about 18.4 billion yen) with several companies related to North Korea under UN sanctions.
Among them were Chinese companies accused by US authorities of being involved in North Korea's nuclear program and helping to escape sanctions. It was revealed by an analysis based on the "Fincen files" of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The two banks are JP Morgan Chase and Bank of New York Mellon. Some companies have made public that they are engaged in trade with North Korea, and banks may have continued to trade without customer confirmation.

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#NorthKorea #China #Yanggang #Shoted #smuggled

The North Korean border patrol in Yanggang Province recently shot dead a North Korean smuggler after an announcement earlier this month that anyone found in designated "strict security zones" near the border would be shot on sight.
"A smuggler in his 30s was shot and killed at around 11 p.m. on September 14 by border guards in a mountainous area in Taehongdan near the [Sino-North Korean] border," a source in Yanggang Province said last Thursday.
Local people who heard reports about the incident are terrified to know that [the border patrol] actually opened fire and killed someone. "The smuggler conspired with a deputy squad commander (staff sergeant) of the Storm Corps,
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'Ansok Tideland was inaugurated in #NorthKorea. It took about three years for officials and workers of South Phyongan Provincial Tideland Reclamation General Enterprise to reclaim the tideland...'…
'...The successful reclamation of the tideland, fruition of the devoted efforts of the tideland builders, laid foundations for the country's agricultural development. The builders reclaimed the tideland by building a dozens of kilometers-long bank in the West Sea of Korea...'
'...They are brave conquerors of sea upholding the grandiose nature-remaking plan of the Party by working miracles of creating a thing out of nothing. The reclaimed tideland comes to be their gift to the motherly Party.' #NorthKorea…
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In a few minutes we’ll be live-tweeting today’s National Security Seminar Series event on irregular warfare, with Michael Kofman (@KofmanMichael), Kevin Pollpeter, and special guest Markus Garlauskas (@Mister_G_2), moderated by Bill Rosenau (@WilliamRosenau).
Rosenau: GPC often viewed on two fronts, as day-to-day competition on one hand and high-end competition on the other. Adversaries seek to use irregular warfare (IW) across both fronts
Look at questions of what modern IW looks like? How will adversaries employ IW in competition? And how they'd employ IW in armed conflict/conventional warfare?
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#China #NorthKorea #Jilin #Liaoning #border #robbery

Storm Corps. It is a special forces unit of North Korea that is good at mountain warfare, night battle, rear disturbance, etc., which is also known as the 11th corps of the Korean People's Army.
Last month, a soldier was dispatched to the border areas of North Hamgyong Province and Ryanggang Province, but it is believed that the purpose is to strengthen border security as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus and
to monitor the working conditions of the border guard. A soldier with such a storm corps temporarily defected for criminal purposes. The US government-affiliated Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. A soldier from the Storm Corps, who was sent to Ryanggang to guard the border,
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Because they criticized the economic policy of the North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un at a private dinner, five officers were apparently shot by a special squad.
The employees of the Ministry of Economic Affairs were arrested at the end of July and then executed. Those affected are said to have spoken openly beforehand about how bad the economy of the isolated country is and that industrial reforms are needed.
Both the economics minister and Kim himself are said to have been informed of the contents of the conversation. According to the report, the relatives of the dead are now in a camp for political prisoners.
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#NorthKorea #Daecheong_ri, #Eunpa_gun, #NorthHwanghae #Damege #PROPAGANDA🚨

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wearing a short-sleeved white T-shirt, visited the flood damage site in Eunpa County, North Hwanghae Province and directed the recovery situation.
The Chosun Central News Agency reported on the 12th that "Comrade Kim Jong-un gave on-site guidance on the damage restoration construction site in Daecheong-ri, Eunpa-gun, North Hwanghae Province," and "confirmed the progress of restoration and the construction plan in detail. "
Chairman Kim said at this meeting, "The fact that Sunkyung Village has been revealed in just 30 days is a miracle that only our People's Army with loyalty to their party and passionate love for their people can create."
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This is the closest thing to a boy band performance I have seen from North Korea. ㅕ #Koreanmusic #NKpop #NorthKorea
They're simply identified as part of a mixed chorus of the Samjiyon Orchestra (that has performed in the South) and the Mansudae Art Troupe (one of the earliest DPRK performance groups), and this is the only real time they're in the foreground. They even have background dancers.
So not quite #BTS1onHot100 but the fact that they were the grand finale appearing AFTER the famous girl group Moranbong Band suggests there may be more to come with this apparent boy band in the making. Like Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, they could splinter off of the art troupe
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🚨BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump admitted he *knew in FEBRUARY* that the #coronavirus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus,” adding that it was ~5 times "more deadly" than the flu.

‼️"I wanted to always play it down," Trump told Bob Woodward on March 19.

As a consequence, over 6,000,000 Americans have been infected with #coronavirus and nearly 200,000 are DEAD.🤬

#TrumpVirus #COVID19
I began warning about this #coronavirus in JANUARY. If, instead of LYING about the threat, Trump had acted decisively in early February with a #lockdown and a consistent message to #WearAMask, social distance and wash hands, MANY THOUSANDS of American lives could have been saved.
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KJU and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea meets to consider the damage in Komdok, South Hamgyong caused by 'Typhoon No.9' (Typhoon Maysak) which does not sound good #NorthKorea…
'...According to the preliminary data, more than 2 000 dwelling houses and tens of public buildings were destroyed or inundated, 60 000 meters of roads in 45 places washed away, 59 bridges collapsed, over 3 500 meters of railway roadbeds in 31 places...'
'...and more than 1 130 meters of rails in 2 places swept away at the Komdok Mining Complex, the Taehung Youth Hero Mine, the Ryongyang Mine and the Paekbawi Mine, leading to the state of emergency of total paralysis of transport system...'
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nothing can stop those #NorthKorean arboreal energies '...Kim Jong Un held an enlarged meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the Party on the spot to organize a campaign for the relief of a natural calamity caused by Typhoon No. 10....'
'...The officials and workers of my Forestry Management Bureau of South Hamgyong Province were greatly moved to be informed of this. Informed that Taechong-ri, Unpha County fell prey to flood damage, the other day...Kim Jong Un went and examined how matters stood there and...'
'...gave detailed instructions to recover the damage. Today he adopted special measures to arrange for divisions to be organized with the most seasoned Party members of Pyongyang to relieve the people of South Hamgyong Province of their typhoon damage...'
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'Situated in the Rangnim Mountains Mt Oga is a nature reserve, a national treasure of our country. It boasts a pass crossed by Kim Il Sung when he travelled quite a distance to study in Korea and did that again a few years after to liberate it from Japanese colonial rule...'
'...officials and employees of Ogasan Nature Reserve Management Station newly built a faunal and floral exhibition hall with total floor space of 300-odd square meters to take better care of their nature reserve and show the natural scenery of the mountain throughout the year...'
'...Stuffed bears, badgers, pheasants, heath cocks and other animals as well as more than 800 specimens of plants like a wild insam, an Amur cock, a barrenwort and a rhododendron are displayed at the exhibition hall...' #NorthKorea…
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KJU convenes the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the WPK to talk the impact of Typhoon No.9 on South and North Hamgyong provinces #NorthKorea (in what looks like a carriage of his special train?)…
'Pointing out that as [the council] was shown the damage by the recent tidal wave, conditions of the overall coastline of our country is poor and sea dikes were not properly built, [KJU] stressed that this issue is also one of the work to be quickly tackled by us...'
'...[KJU] noted that given the potential exposure to the wildness of nature in the future, it is necessary to make a plan for moving residential districts near the sea to safe zone in the future while thoroughly examining and considering their safety...'
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Samjiyon City and Mt Paektu, not just about the powerful political charisma of the Paektusan Generals...also picking blueberries and blueberry drinks #NorthKorea…
'Situated at the foot of Mt Paektu, Samjiyon City finished picking blueberries. The Samjiyon Blueberry Drinks Factory operated its machines at full capacity, thereby preserving large quantities of blueberries to meet technological demand for them...'
'...The city makes efforts to ensure that various kinds of blueberry drinks and processed blueberries are the favorite foodstuffs of all the people in the country' #NorthKorea…
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its just one typhoon after another at the moment for #NorthKorea 'Now that a warning has been issued against the advent of Typhoon No. 9 active countermeasures are adopted in the regions of Korea lying along its East Sea to ward off the damage from it...'…
'...Kangwon Province ensures that Wonsan Youth Power Station and its other hydroelectric power plants control the water level of their dams in a far-sighted way and examine the safety of their generation equipment and hydraulic structures lest they are damaged by the typhoon...'
'...South Hamgyong Province held an emergency video conference on the problem of protecting the lives and properties of its people and minimizing the damage from Typhoon No. 9...'
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'A typhoon warning was issued in most areas in #NorthKorea with Typhoon No. 8 arriving in the country between coming Wednesday and Thursday. The whole nation is now engrossed in the campaign for minimizing the damage from the typhoon...'
'...In the fields of coal and extractive industries steps are being taken to increase the number of pumping machines and piping to drain water from heavy rain out of pits in time...'
'...Thermo-power and hydro-power stations are taking urgent measures to protect generating equipment and hydraulic structures from thunderbolt, heavy rain and storm...'
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#SouthKorean media: #NorthKorea’s Kim Jong-un in coma, sister Kim Yo-jong to take over - This needs confirmation

Former aide of SK’s late president Kim Dae-Jung made the claims, said all recent photos of Kim are fake…’s%20late%20president%20Kim%20Dae-jung.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly in a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will be exercising de facto control over national and international matters, several media outlets said quoting a former aide of South Korea’s late president Kim Dae-jung.
Chang Song-min, who served Kim Dae-jung as a political affairs secretary & as head of state affairs monitoring office, claimed in a social media post that no North Korean leader would entrust any of his authority to another person unless he was too sick to rule or was removed.
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Kim Yo-jong, sister of #NorthKorea's Kim Jong-un, now 'de facto second in command'

Ruler cedes some powers to sibling, according to Seoul.

She will be responsible for relations with #US and #SouthKorea…
The influential younger sister of the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un, has become his de facto second-in-command with responsibility for relations with South Korea and the US, according to Seoul’s spy agency.
Kim Jong-un had ceded a degree of authority to his younger sister, who has risen through the ruling party ranks since accompanying her brother to his 2019 nuclear summit with Donald Trump in Vietnam.
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interesting thoughts from #Rodong Sinmun today on #NorthKorean efforts to combat the spread of #Covid19 'Anti-epidemic measures have been toughened in the DPRK to thoroughly check the maritime inroads of the malignant virus...'…
'...Emergency anti-epidemic organs in coastal areas are scrupulously organizing the work for further strengthening the anti-epidemic inspection along the seashore and its vicinity...'
'...They have established an all-citizens information system for tackling abnormal phenomenon, strengthened the anti-epidemic forces and reinforced the coastal observation post...'
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