North Korea intends to make "maxim efforts to strengthen its military might in order to ensure a containing force for rebuffing any weapons and aggression." This is said in the editorial of the North Korean central newspaper Rodong Sinmun, that was published on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Korean People's Army which is marked on Friday, April 25.
This assertion of the organ of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea has aroused a heightened interest against the background of the tripartite negotiations of North Korea, the United States and China on the nuclear problem in Beijing.
According to not yet confirmed data, at these negotiations Pyongyang admitted that it had nuclear weapons and promised to test them.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge