North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned that Pyongyang will not hesitate to launch a nuclear attack if provoked with nuclear weapons, according to state media.
Kim’s warning comes after a meeting between South Korea and the United States in Washington where nuclear deterrence in the event of conflict with North Korea was discussed.
The allies reiterated that any nuclear attack by North Korea on the United States or South Korea would result in the end of the North Korean regime. In response to Kim’s warning, Washington, Seoul, and Tokyo released a statement urging North Korea to engage in substantive dialogue without preconditions.
UN Urges Israel to Investigate Alleged ‘Execution’ of 11 Unarmed Palestinians in Gaza
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OHCHR OPT) has received alarming reports accusing the Israeli army of summarily executing at least 11 unarmed Palestinian men in the Remal neighborhood of Gaza City.
The incident, witnessed by family members, raises concerns about the possible commission of a war crime, according to the OHCHR OPT.
In response to these serious allegations, the OHCHR OPT has called on Israeli authorities to immediately launch an independent, thorough, and effective investigation.
If the allegations are substantiated, the OHCHR emphasizes the need for those responsible to face justice, and measures must be implemented to prevent the recurrence of such serious violations.
The incident reportedly occurred on the evening of December 19, 2023, when Israeli soldiers allegedly surrounded and raided the Awda building in Gaza City, killing at least 11 men in front of their family members.