North Korea on April 25 celebrated the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army by holding a large-scale artillery drill.
North Korea’s state-run website Uriminzokkiri reported that the Pyongyang regime threatened to “bury [the USS Carl Vinson] at sea.”
South Korea is on heightened alert in anticipation of an important anniversary in North Korea — the anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army on April 25.
The Russian government denies that its military movement south of Vladivostok near Russia’s border with North Korea is due to increased tensions in the Korean peninsula.
North Korea’s Han Song-Ryal said, “If the U.S. is reckless enough to use military means it would mean … an all-out war,” and promised to conduct weekly missile tests.
During a visit to Asia, Vice President Pence warned North Korea that it should not test U.S. resolve and assured Japan’s leaders: “We are with you 100 percent.”
On April 12, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he has obtained his first conviction of non-U.S. citizen who illegally voted in a Kansas election.
U.S. military officials stated that “dozens” of U.S. soldiers have been deployed to Mogadishu to train Somali forces fighting the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has information that the United States might fake chemical weapons attacks to justify new missile strikes on Syria.
The Lansing, Michigan, City Council voted 5-2 on April 12 to rescind its earlier decision to declare itself a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens.