SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Navy will complete deployment of land-attack missiles on its warships in the next couple years to be able to hit all parts of North Korea in case of provocations, its chief said Thursday, amid growing missile and nuclear threats from the North.
Since last year, the Navy has been installing 500-kilometer missiles on warships 4,200 tons and larger, putting major military facilities in the communist nation within range.
BEIJING/SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- Some North Korean companies and government-linked business bodies have devised preemptive measures to avoid possible Chinese financial sanctions to be imposed when the North carries out its threatened nuclear test, sources said Thursday.
"There have been signs that North Korean trade firms and government agencies are withdrawing money from their Chinese bank accounts or changed their names to open new accounts," said one source in Beijing with knowledge on the matter.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government dismissed a news report Thursday that it may put North Korea back on the blacklist of terrorism-sponsoring nations in case of another nuclear test.
"The terrorist listing of the DPRK (North Korea) had to do with terrorist activity," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said at a press briefing. "The nuclear activity is handled through the six-party talks process."