UK and Japan to discuss security issues including North Korea nuclear threat
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson and defence secretary Gavin Williamson are to meet their Japanese counterparts in London on Thursday for talks expected to be dominated by concern over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.
Nuclear and renewables provide record share of UK electricity, ONS says Power generated from low carbon sources hit 54.4% between July and September, according to Office for National Statistics #Nuclear#UKElectricity#ONS#UKNews#LatestUkNews
"Kim Jong Un as North Korea’s leader in 2011, the country has posed an ongoing diplomatic challenge for the United States. Pyongyang has ramped up work on its nuclear program and claims it is capable of launching a nuclear-armed missile that would reach the continental U.S." - huffingtonpost #NorthKorea#Nuclear#Weapons
As New York Times reporter David Sanger explained in an interview with NPR’s Dave Davies in late March: “Kim Il Sung remembers that General [Douglas] MacArthur, during the Korean War, wanted to use nuclear weapons against North Korea and China. He was stopped from doing this. But it made a very big impression on Mr. Kim, and he knew that North Korea, to survive and deter attack, needed to have this capability itself. And he’s the one, the grandfather of the current North Korean leader, who started down this path.” #NorthKorea#Nuclear#Weapons
John Delury, a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, told the BBC last September. “It is, by their estimation, the only reliable guarantee of the country’s basic sovereignty, of the Communist regime’s control, and of the rule of Kim Jong-un.” #NorthKorea#Nuclear#Weapons