North Korea’s New High-Performance Missile Engines Likely Weren’t Made in Russia or Ukraine

However, U.S. intelligence has a good idea of the kind of engine North Korea is using in its new long-range missiles.  Ankit Panda August 16, 2017   The first stage of North Korea’s new intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-14 (KN20), and intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), the Hwasong-12 (KN17), both use a variant of…

Iran will go to pre-nuclear deal stage ‘in hours’ if sanctions return: Rouhani

TEHERAN TIMES August 15, 2017 TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran will quit nuclear agreement “in hours” and return to the previous stage if sanctions are re-imposed on the country. “They [Trump’s administration] must know that the defeated experience of sanctions dragged their former governments to the negotiating table and if…

Iran Raising US Breaches of JCPOA in Int’l Circles: Zarif

Tasnim News Agency August, 01, 2017 TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed recent US sanctions against Iran and said Tehran is raising issue of Washington’s breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to international circles. Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in the…

Intelligence Agencies Say North Korean Missile Could Reach U.S. in a Year

New York Times By DAVID E. SANGERJULY 25, 2017 A photograph released by North Korea’s official news agency is said to show an intercontinental ballistic missile being launched on July 4. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have shortened their estimate — to one year — of how…

The JCPOA Procurement Channel – Status and Lessons Learned

Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation International platform for disarmament and non-proliferation dialogue, research and education Posted on 24 June 2017 Event Reports Ambassador Didier Lenori, Head of the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna   On 12 June 2017, the VCDNP, with support from King’s College London, organised an event entitled “JCPOA…

North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa

Washington Post   These giant statues of African dictators and monuments were built by North Korea View Photos Dozens of monuments throughout Africa were built by the Pyongyang-based Mansudae Overseas Project. By Kevin Sieff July 10 WINDHOEK, Namibia — Near the southern tip of Africa, 8,000 miles from Pyongyang, this capital city is an unlikely…

Sanctions are fine, but what about the Chinese who depend on trade with North Korea?

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST With Beijing under growing international pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Pyongyang, Chinese traders on the border fear for their future By Coco Liu 9 Jul 2017 Su Nan, a trader along the China-North Korea border, used to be a busy man. He used to wake early in the morning, fill…

North Korea Says It Has Successfully Tested an ICBM 点击查看本文中文版

By CHOE SANG-HUNJULY 4, 2017 Photo A photograph released by North Korea’s official news agency on Tuesday that is said to show the intercontinental ballistic missile being launched. Credit KCNA, via European Pressphoto Agency SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Tuesday that it had successfully conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic…

Public Statement – 23 June 2017

  Valencia, Spain, 23 June 2017- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global standard setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In order to protect the international financial system from money laundering and financing of terrorism (ML/FT) risks and to encourage greater compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the…