2013 North Korean Crisis

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  • North Korea's Response to UN Sanctions

    After the UN security council decision to impose sanctions on North Korea, North Korea announced its intent to target the United States in its nuclear programs, calling the U.S. the "Sworn enemy of the Korean People"
  • Nuclear Weapons test

    North Korea conducted its third nuclear weapons test, The blast was recorded to be between 7.7 - 7.8 Kilotons, in comparison the bomb dropped by the Enola Gay was 16 Kilotons
  • North Korea announces intent for more nuclear tests

    North Korea informed China that it would conduct 1 to 2 further nuclear tests in 2013, which was answered with much criticism.
  • North Korea revokes NAP (Non Aggression Pact)

    North Korea announced it was ending the North - South NAP, it also announced the closure of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, The closure was unexpected because it is seen as the last symbol of cooperation among the two Korea's, and is a source of much needed revenue for the North.
  • US and South Korean annual military drills begin

    US and South Korean annual military drills begin, which resulted in much criticsm and rhetoric from North korea
  • North Korea confirms the end of the NAP

    North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice and declared North Korea "is not restrained by the North-South declaration on non-aggression."
  • US adds more GBI interceptors

    Us defense secratary Chuck Hagel announced the US will place 1 more GBI missile interceptors in the pacific
  • Possibility of Fort Greely reopening

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that Fort Greely in Alaska might have to be reopened to protect the United States from potential threats from Iran and North Korea
  • Cyber Attacks Against South Korea

    South Korean computers came under attack, and it was later confirmed that North Korea was behind the attacks
  • US Moves B52 Bombers From Guam to South Korea

    The U.S. again dispatched B-52 bombers from Guam to overfly South Korean territory as part of the ongoing Foal Eagle exercise.
  • Military Hotline Severed

    Confirmation of the severing of the North Korea - South Korea military hotline
  • Movement of F-22 Raptors to South Korea

    Two U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor stealth fighters were deployed to Osan Air Base, the main U.S. Air Force base in South Korea, from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.
  • Closure of the Kaesong Industrial Plant

    North Korea closed entry to the Kaesong Industrial Region to South Koreans. The South Koreans already there were allowed to leave (most stayed voluntarily to continue working).
  • North Korean Movement of BM25 Musudan Missiles

    North Korea moved what is believed to be a BM25 Musudan mobile intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) to its east coast, possibly in preparation for a drill or test-firing.
  • North Korea warns embassies to evacuate

    North Korea warns embassies to evacuate, although all countries said they were not worried, and had no plans to evacuate.
  • North Korea withdraws all workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex

    North Korea withdraws all workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex
  • North Korea erejects South Korean attempts at peace talks

    North Korea erejects South Korean attempts at peace talks
  • North Korea sets prequisites for talks

    For the first time north korea announced what it expected to happen before peace talks could be made
  • North Korea demands recognition as a nuclear state before talks begin

    North Korea demands recognition as a nuclear state before talks begin
  • North Korea warns it may use kamikaze nuclear attacks

    North Korea warns it may use kamikaze nuclear attacks
  • US - South Korean Foal Eagle military exercises end

    US - South Korean Foal Eagle military exercises end, which was a ppoint of much tension in the region
  • All 4 big banks of china halt all transactions to the North