On Christmas Eve, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) claimed that in addition to tracking Santa Claus’ movements, it will also attempt to detect any possible North Korean “Christmas Gifts” in the form of missile launches.
For those interested, NORAD’s tracking of Santa movements can be found here.
North Korean “Christmas gifts” will also possibly be published on NORAD’s Twitter.
#NORAD tracks everything flying in & around North America 24/7/365… including #Santa ? #ChristmasEve!? Track #SantaClaus with us at https://t.co/gSvRD6ezKo. Visit now for fun!#HomelandDefense #WeHaveTheWatch #Defenders#NoradSantaTracker #SantaTracker #NORADSanta #Christmas pic.twitter.com/RadREM9dPY
— NORAD Tracks Santa (@NoradSanta) December 20, 2019
“As NORAD conducts its primary mission of defending North America from threats, we’re proud to continue our tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the world,” NORAD said in a statement.
NORAD in recent years has been tracking North Korean long-range missile tests. Pyongyang warned Washington earlier this month of a possible “Christmas gift”.
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That came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave the United States until the end of the year to propose new concessions in talks over his country’s nuclear arsenal and reducing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
In October, the DPRK Foreign Ministry announced that it was still counting on solving problems in relations with the United States and hoped that Washington’s hostile approach to North Korea would change before the end of this year.
At the same time, DPRK Deputy Foreign Minister Ri Tae Song, who oversees relations with the United States, said that Pyongyang no longer believes in American rhetoric regarding the desire to continue bilateral dialogue.
He recalled that “the deadline set by the DPRK for the United States is approaching.”
“Now it is the United States’s turn, and it’s entirely up to them what kind of Christmas present they want to receive,” the diplomat emphasized.
In early December, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song announced that denuclearization was “off the table” in negotiations with the US.
“We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now and denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiating table,” he said in the statement.
Harry Kazianis, senior director at D.C.-based think tank the Center for National Interest said that he believed North Korea was preparing to carry out a long-range missile test.
“I hope I’m wrong … I think the North Koreans are going to test a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),” Kazianis said. He explained it would probably be similar to the ICBM test in 2017, adding “I think the North Koreans have been very clear that they’re going to do this.”
North Korea’s state-owned paper on December 24th called for development of new weapons to bolster national security on the 28th anniversary of a late former leader’s inauguration as the supreme commander of the army.
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