Kim Jong-un: North Korea Will Soon Be Ready For Nuclear War

North Korea nuclear capability growing ‘with each passing month’.

Former US negotiator warns North Korea’s ability to use bombs is increasing ‘qualitatively and quantitatively’.

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Reports suggest North Korea – led by Kim Jong-un – might be on the verge of another nuclear test AFP/Getty Images

By Nerti U. Qatja | @nertiqatja | @VOP_Today


Ben Kentish writes for IndependentNorth Korea’s ability to use nuclear weapons is increasing ‘with each passing month’, according to a former US State Department negotiator.

Robert Gallucci, previously US special envoy on North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, said the current American approach towards North Korea was not working.

Mr Gallucci led the 1994 negotiations with the North Korean government that led to a nuclear freeze deal.

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Speaking during a seminar at John Hopkins University in Washington, he said: “We could continue just as we are now. We could continue with what might be called some version of containment, where we have a sanctions regime we attempt to limit the North Korean options politically and economically.

“But…as we do contain the North, we also watch the situation get worse.

“The North Korean case is not like fine wine. It doesn‘t get better with age. With each passing month and year, we look at a nuclear weapons capability that grows qualitatively and quantitatively.

Mr Gallucci suggested the next US president should prioritise negotiations with North Korea, but said they should not offer concessions such as the end of joint military exercises with South Korea – something Pyongyang has long called for.

And he called on the US government to stop “sub-contracting” resolution of the issue to China.

He said: “We want the Chinese to move the North to the proper frame of mind and enter negotiations. But we should not subcontract this issue, the North Korea issue, to Beijing.

“So I say, cooperate with the Chinese, get them to do as much as possible, but don’t expect them to do the whole job.”

North Korea would be willing to surrender its nuclear weapons if an agreement guarantees the regime’s “survival with as much certainty as they think nuclear weapons will give them as deterrent to U.S efforts at regime change”, Mr Gallucci added.

It comes as satellite images suggest the authoritarian state could be gearing up for another nuclear weapons test.

US-based monitoring group 38 North said satellites had recorded on-going activity at Punggye-ri – North Korea’s main nuclear test site.

The country’s fifth and most recent nuclear test took place on 9th September, leading it to announce it had successfully detonated a nuclear warhead that could be mounted onto a ballistic missile.

The test caused the UN Security Council to “strongly condemn” North Korea while US President Barack Obama warned the country will face “consequences to its unlawful and dangerous actions”.

North Korea has been developing nuclear bombs since quitting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003.  It claims its weapons are for “self-defence” against “the danger of nuclear war caused by the US-led imperialists”.

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REPORT: Russia Has 20,000 Hillary’s Emails Stolen From Her Secret Home Server

Kremlin Has Hillary’s Emails

Russia has 20,000 emails stolen from her secret home server

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today – Source: Lifezette


The Kremlin is considering whether or not to release some 20,000 hacked Clinton emails reportedly in its possession.

Russian security services apparently obtained the emails as part of their investigation into the Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, known as “Guccifer” — now in U.S. custody in relation to the Clinton email scandal.

“There’s a debate going on in the Kremlin between the Foreign Ministry and the Intelligence Services about whether they should release the 20,000 of Mrs. Clinton’s emails that they have hacked into,” Judge Andrew Napolitano told Megyn Kelly on Monday.

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) began monitoring Lazar after a failed attempt in 2011 to hack into RT, a news service funded by the Russian government. While it hasn’t been confirmed publicly by its government that Russia is in possession of the emails, there is ample evidence which suggests the Russians do indeed have Clinton’s emails.

Lazar has stated publicly that he knows he is not the only hacker who was able to — and did — gain access to Clinton’s private server. “For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” he said in an interview with Fox News. Everybody included “up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world,” that were active on the server while Lazar had access.

Furthermore, RT published portions of Clinton’s emails on its website in March 2013, claiming they were supplied by “Guccifer” himself. But given the existence of websites like Wikileaks, it’s difficult to imagine a hacker like Lazar personally giving such sensitive information to a news agency that is a de facto branch of the Russian government.

Indeed, RT’s proximity to the Russian government suggests it’s more likely the agency received the emails, not from Lazar himself, but from Russian authorities monitoring Lazar or Russian hackers themselves. In October 2015, The Associated Press reported that Russian authorities may have hacked Clinton’s server on at least five separate occasions.

The existence of these emails is a significant problem for Clinton. Despite the ongoing FBI investigation growing larger and more serious by the day — it was revealed last week that her closest aides from the State Department had all been interviewed, some more than once — Clinton seems no closer to being indicted.

Indeed, the FBI’s investigation has at times seemed almost farcical. On Monday, the State Department said it had apparently lost four years’ worth of emails from Brian Pagliano, Clinton’s IT head who set up the private server.

“Such records might shed light on his role in setting up Clinton’s server, and why he was granted immunity by the FBI,” said Republican National Committee Deputy Communications Director Raj Shah. “But it seems that his emails were either destroyed or never turned over, adding yet another layer to the secrecy surrounding his role.”

But if the State Department is unable (or unwilling) to provide materials to the FBI pertinent to its investigation, then perhaps the Russian government will oblige.


Saudis to US: Kill 9/11 Bill or Else! Threatens to Dump US Assets Worth $750 bn

Saudi Arabia has threatened to sell off some $750 billion of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi ruling family to be held responsible in US courts for any role in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a report says.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: PressTV

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the threat during a visit to Washington last month, informing the Obama administration and members of Congress of the potential sale of treasury securities and other American assets, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

The administration of President Barack Obama has lobbied against the bill, warning lawmakers of diplomatic and economic fallout from the legislation. The administration said such legislation would put Americans at legal risk overseas.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint press conference in Riyadh on January 23, 2016. (AFP photo)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint press conference in Riyadh on January 23, 2016. (AFP photo)

“It’s stunning to think that our government would back the Saudis over its own citizens,” said Mindy Kleinberg, whose husband died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She is part of a group of victims’ family members pushing for the legislation.

If the Republican-dominated Congress passed the bill, American courts could order freezing the assets held by Saudi Arabia in the United States.

President Obama is expected to visit Riyadh next week. It’s not clear whether the issue will be discussed during the visit.

‘9/11 report shows Saudi complicity’

The Obama administration and intelligence officials are now reportedly weighing whether to declassify the remaining 28 pages of the congressional report on 9/11.

A number of US lawmakers have called on the White House to declassify documents that shed light on Saudi Arabia’s possible complicity in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The former congressmen say the 28-page classified document proves two Saudi nationals who were behind the 9/11 attacks received support and assistance from Riyadh while in the United States.

Former US senator and governor of Florida, Bob Graham, said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Tuesday that the US should declassify the redacted pages, which could implicate Saudi Arabia in the attacks and prove that there existed “some support from within the United States.”

The September, 11, 2001 attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, were a series of strikes in the US which killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage.

US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists – 15 of them were Saudi citizens — but many independent researchers have raised questions about the official account.

They believe that rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.

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According to American scholar Dr. Kevin Barrett, 15 of the 9/11 “hijackers” from Saudi Arabia were CIA agents working for the US government, which was seeking to destroy the Middle East for “Greater Israel” and to double the American military budget.

Dr. Barrett told Press TV on Wednesday that “15 Saudis were not working against the United States government, they were working for the United States government, and they were set up so that Saudi Arabia could be potentially blamed for the September 11 attacks, which were actually perpetrated by Israel and its American assets.”

“The purpose was to make sure that Saudi Arabia didn’t leave the American orbit, as the king had threatened in August of 2001,” he said.

Dr. Barrett said “Saudi Arabia is a US puppet state,” but “The actual relationship between the Saudis and 9/11 is certainly not one of having this Saudi ruling family completely controlling the 9/11 attacks and in charge of the plot; that’s ridiculous.”

RUSSIA SENDS A MESSAGE TO U.S. NAVY – Don’t Mess With Russia

Russia’s has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who claimed Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea earlier this week.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today

The U.S. European command said the Russian planes buzzed multiple times on Monday and Tuesday. Sailors aboard the destroyer Donald Cook said the aircraft flew low enough to create wake in the sea waters surrounding the ship, and the ship’s commanding officer said the incident was “unsafe and unprofessional,” the defense official said.

The U.S. European Command statement said Wednesday that officials are using diplomatic channels to address the matter. Two Russian planes flew close to a US guided almost a dozen times, American officials have said. The Sukhoi SU-24 , in international waters in the Baltic Sea, had no visible and the ship took no action.

One official called the events on Monday and Tuesday “one of the most aggressive acts in recent memory”.

The passes were “unsafe, potentially provocative” and “could have caused an accident,” officials said in a release. At one point the jets were so close, about 9m (30ft), that they created wakes in the water around the ship.

The actions may have violated a 1970s agreement meant to prevent dangerous incidents at sea, but it is not clear whether the US is going to protest.

A Russian helicopter taking pictures also passed by the ship seven times. The Donald Cook was conducting deck landing drills with an Allied helicopter when the jets made their passes, according to a statement from the United States European Command.

Flight operations were suspended until the jets left the area. The next day, a Russian KA-27 helicopter did circles at low altitude around the ship, followed by more passes.

The aircraft did not respond to safety warnings in English or Russian. These close encounters of a kind between the US and its allies and Russia have escalated significantly over the past two years, ever since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the substantial break down of relations between East and West.

They take various forms. They can be violations of national airspace; narrowly avoided mid-air collisions, close encounters at sea and simulated attack runs.

The incidents have taken place over a wide area – in and around the Baltic states; in the Baltic sea; the Black Sea and even close to Stockholm, when the Swedish authorities believed a Russian submarine had violated its territorial waters in 2014.

They are regarded by analysts as a flexing of muscle – a reminder that Russia has might and cannot be pushed around. But the frequency of such situations means many fear that a full on confrontation – be-it deliberate or accidental – is just a matter of time between the world’s two great military powers.

We have deep concerns about the unsafe and unprofessional Russian flight manoeuvres,” the statement read. “These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries, and could result in a miscalculation or accident that could cause serious injury .”

US officials are reviewing the incident.

A similar incident occurred last June, when Russian planes made close passes over a US destroyer in the Black Sea. Russian media had reported at the time that the USS Ross was acting “aggressively” but the Department of Defense refuted that.

‘No U.S. Apologies For Hiroshima Bombing’

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry will not offer any apologies to the people of Hiroshima over the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city, a senior US official says.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today

(According to PeessTV) Kerry arrived in Hiroshima on Sunday and is reportedly arranging for a trip by President Barack Obama as the first US president to visit the city, as part of his trip to Japan for a G7 summit in late May.“If you are asking whether the secretary of state came to Hiroshima to apologize, the answer is no,” a senior US official told reporters Sunday, on condition of anonymity.

“If you are asking whether the secretary and I think all Americans and all Japanese are filled with sorrow at the tragedies that befell so many of our countrymen, the answer is yes,” he noted.

Kerry and a number of other foreign ministers are slated to visit Peace Memorial Park as well as a museum dedicated to the obliteration of the city by an American atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. 

The bombing killed nearly 140,000 people and was shortly followed by another US atomic bombing on the port city of Nagasaki, killing about 70,000 people three days later.

Kerry was visiting the memorial to “recognize the huge loss of life” during the war, said State Department spokesman Mark Toner.

“It is also an acknowledgement that since the end of World War II that the United States and Japan have become the closest of friends and strong allies,” he added.

Attending the two-day G7 gathering was also on Kerry’s agenda, where he will be discussing with other leaders “urgent international political and security concerns and to speak with one, clear voice on concrete actions needed.”

Diplomats from nuclear-armed Britain and France, as well as Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan will also partake in the G7 meeting.

Kerry’s trip to Japan comes after a visit to Afghanistan where he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday.

Global Elite Declare ‘War on Putin’ With Panama Scandal

The Kremlin said Vladimir Putin is the target of attempts to destabilize Russia through the publication of reports linking him to as much as $2 billion in offshore transactions alleged to involve people close to the president.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


The Russian leader isn’t even mentioned in leaked files from a Panama law firm, though he’s in the spotlight “because Putin, Russia, our country, our stability, our upcoming elections are the primary target to destabilize the situation,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call Monday.

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