The two mobile missile transporter-erector-launchers (TEL) enhanced the ballistic missile division in South Hamgyeong Province where seven more TELs were deployed earlier in April, according to Yonhap. Also, two mid-range Musudan missile complexes have been positioned near city of Wonsan, a mere 180km away from the South Korean capital, Seoul.
South Korea is “closely watching” any suspicious activities of its north neighbor, the agency adds.
Pyongyang’s most recent muscle-flexing comes after the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement made on April 12 during his visit to Seoul. Kerry said there will be no talks between Washington and Pyongyang unless North Korea makes tangible steps to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Earlier North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote that talks with the US are possible but not on the denuclearization of the DPRK.
"The US should not think about the denuclearization on the [Korean] Peninsula before the world is denuclearized," the newspaper commented.
Just last Thursday South Korean’s Chief of National Security Kim Jang-soo announced that Pyongyang is not capable of conducting a full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula, though localized ‘provocations’ are still possible.
Now the US-backed South Korea awaits a possible launch of a DPRK missile on April 25. On that date, a military parade in Pyongyang called to demonstrate country’s military might and decisiveness might require a more substantial argument in a 60-year-old dispute.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but there were no reports of significant damage or injuries, officials said.
The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.2 off the coast, was centered 33 km (20 miles) northwest of La Union, on the border between Guerrero and Michoacan states, close to the Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The gunshots and mortar shells fired at soldiers on the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights recently may have come from Islamists who have begun to fill the void left by the departure of Syrian troops from the area
The environmental religionists are calling for us to repent. We are doomed, they say, as a result of pollution, global warming, out of oil, the whole list of tribulations the environmentalist faithful are so sure are coming.
They believe that man and nature should coexist in one accord. Humans have never done that. Why … because it is impossible! Man has always been at nature’s mercy. Nature is unforgiving. Nature will kill you in a split second! The evidence is all around me as I sit here writing in North Carolina awaiting the annual hurricane season to (officially) on June 1st. Those of us who live in “Hurricane Alley” are well acquainted with nature’s force and nature’s fury. We learned, long ago, to respect nature, but not worship it! Believe me, those who find themselves praying to God for mercy in the midst of one of these horrific storms, is not the least bit confused as to who the Supreme Being is!
Today, we have all the preachers of the Church of Environmentalism, preaching at us non-stop. They preach fear. They preach gloom and doom. They preach forsaking progress and returning to the days when man lived in harmony with nature, even though no such period ever existed in the history of mankind.
Many feel that inside that outer shell of , the environmentalists so proudly wear, is the red of communism. Like a watermelon, on the outside it is green. Conversely, on the inside it is red. And therein lies the connection with Earth Day’s observance on the birthday of Vladimir Lenin one of the founders of communism.
The environmental movement is in direct conflict with the Christian religion and, in this scribe’s opinion, Christians should steer clear of any involvement with the “greenies,” the “useful idiots” of the Marxists and communists, intent on the destruction of all those rights granted to man by God.
Earth Day is a pagan , and I want no part in it.