One day after North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korea and the United States fired off missiles simulating a precision strike against North’s leadership.
South Korean and U.S. military forces launched short-range ballistic missiles from the peninsula into the Sea of Japan.
According to the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, both weapons from the exercise homed in on their target “displaying the capability of a precision strike against the enemy headquarters in times of emergency.”
The joint military exercise was in response to the North’s ICBM test being described by President Kim Jong-un as a gift to the “American bastards.”
Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) highlighted that the missile had a carbon composite nose cone that could survive the harsh conditions of “heat reaching thousands of degrees centigrade” to “accurately hit the target.”
The Bolivarian government has repeatedly called for talks with the splintered right-wing opposition.
The United Nations Thursday called on the Venezuelan government and opposition forces to make a sincere commitment to dialogue to resolve differences in the country, something President Nicolas Maduro has been advocating long before the right-wing left the Vatican-sponsored talks in January.
THE UNITED NATIONS.— On Monday, May 9, Cuba denounced the continued extraterritorial application of the U.S blockade, after a British bank closed accounts of the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) due to sanctions imposed on the island by the U.S.government.
In a press release Cuba’s permanent mission to the UN noted that the British bank The Co-operative Bank’s (Co-op Bank) Chief Executive Niall Booker recently confirmed in writing that the closure was due to “risk” arising from the sanctions imposed on the island by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Obama relaunches the «global war on terrorism» at the UN
At the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, that opens today at New York under his presidency, tomorrow, US President Obama «will call the world to unite against the threat of Isis». Immediately afterwards, this same Obama will chair a special meeting of the Security Council which should approve a resolution presented by the United States.
Cuba to the UN: Stop Following the US Approach to Terrorism
Torturing, kidnapping and extrajudicially executing people only undermines the fight against terror, said Cuba’s U.N. ambassador.
Cuba told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that counter-terrorism strategy must not follow the model put forward by the United States.
“Wherever legal and ethical rules are violated, our international fight against terrorism would be losing legitimacy,” said Cuban Ambassador to the U.N. Rodolfo Reyes. Human rights abuses like torture, kidnapping, illegal detention, disappearances and extrajudicial executions are unacceptable, he said.