THE KINGS OF THE EAST
North Korea May Possess 20 Nuclear Warheads
April 30, 2015 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “Pyongyang may have accumulated some 20 nuclear warheads with the capability of doubling its potential by 2016, according to the latest expert estimates.
The figures, sounded by Chinese nuclear experts during a closed meeting with US colleagues, exceed previous US estimations ranging from 10 to 16 nuclear bombs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources briefed on the issue.
‘They [Chinese experts] believe on the basis of what they’ve put together now that the North Koreans have enough enriched uranium capacity to be able to make eight to 10 bombs’ worth of highly enriched uranium per year,’ Siegfried Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, who attended the meeting in February, said as quoted by the newspaper.
Earlier this month, head of US Northern Command Admiral William Gortney told reporters that North Korea may be capable of placing a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile that could reach the United States…” (Russia constitutes the first invasion of Armageddon – Ezekiel 38 & 39. China and the Oriental nations, the second invasion- Revelation 16:12; Revelation 9:14 – 16. The third and final invasion is when all nations come against Israel – Zechariah 14:2, and Christ returns in verse 4 to end the most devastating battle ever and then as ‘the Prince of Peace’ – Isaiah 9:6, 7, brings 1,000 years of blessing to the entire world – Revelation 20:4. See the next two reports.)
North Korea’s Kim vows more satellite launches
May 4, 2015 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to launch more ‘satellites’ in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, dubbed disguised ballistic missile tests.
Kim, during a visit to the North’s newly-built satellite command centre, urged scientists to work harder to ‘further glorify the (North) as a space power,’ state-run KCNA said.
‘The status of the (North) as a satellite producer-launcher remains unchanged though the hostile forces deny it and its space development can never be abandoned, no matter who may oppose,’ Kim was quoted as saying.
The new, 13,770 square-metre command centre will provide a ‘solid springboard for continued launch of various working satellites,’ the KCNA said.
More satellites will be launched into outer space at the time and locations set by the ruling Workers’ Party, Kim said, adding that such projects are ‘legitimate rights’ of the country.
The impoverished but nuclear-armed North in December 2012 launched a satellite into orbit, describing it as a purely peaceful scientific project.
But the UN condemned the move as a disguised ballistic missile test, banned under the UN resolutions triggered by its nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009…”
North Korea Tests ‘World-Level Strategic Weapon’
May 10, 2015 — SkyNews.com reports: “North Korea has claimed it has successfully test-fired a submarine-based ballistic missile ‘developed on the personal initiative’ of leader Kim Jong-Un.
Kim, who personally oversaw the test, hailed the missile as a ‘world-level strategic weapon capable of striking and wiping out in any waters the hostile forces infringing upon (North Korea’s) sovereignty and dignity’, said the country’s KCNA news agency.
There was no immediate independent confirmation of the test, which would mark a major breakthrough for the country’s missile programme and violate UN resolutions prohibiting Pyongyang from developing or using ballistic missile technology.
Development of a submarine-launched missile capability would take the North Korean nuclear threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula.
But the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University believes Pyongyang is likely to be ‘years’ away from achieving the required technology that would offer the nuclear-armed state a survivable second-strike nuclear capability…”