North Korea has moved two mobile launchers with Scud missiles to the east coast. According to officials with the Defense Ministry of South Korea, the country has been closely watching the maneuvers in the DPRK. The military explained that the data on the movement of additional missiles had been obtained from the satellite.
DPRK officials had previously announced their readiness to start a dialogue with South Korea and the United States, in the event the UN lifted sanctions from the country.
During the past few weeks, North Korea has been threatening South Korea, the U.S. and Japan with military actions. The peak of intensity occurred when Pyongyang said foreign nationals should leave North and South Koreas. To crown it all, the joint Kaesong industrial zone was closed and Musudan ballistic missiles were installed.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign