Japan will press North Korea to provide an account of the whereabouts of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea between the1970s and 1980s, a senior Japanese official said Thursday.
China, North Korea’s sole ally, will be implementing the recently adopted U.N. sanction on the North in a “robust fashion” because of its concern over the North Korean nuclear threat, a senior U.S. official said Friday.
A representative of South Korean companies operating in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, who were denied access to the site, for a second day, called on the North to lift a ban on South Korean workers’ entry to the complex.
North Korea could revive the Yongbyon nuclear reactor in 4 to 6 months and get enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon in less than 2 years, according to Olli Heinonen, former Deputy Director-General for Safeguards at IAEA.
North Korea’s threats of nuclear attacks on the United States are mere “blusters,” a former senior White House official said Wednesday.
South Korea should review its current policy on North Korea to cope with the North Korean nuclear threat, a senior South Korean official said.