【4月21日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

In the past, the North Korea has fired missiles capable of reaching the entire US mainland and has carried out six nuclear weapons tests, the most recent of them estimated to be up to 16 times more powerful than the Hiroshima blast.

North Korea is under multiple sets of United Nations, U.S. and other sanctions over its weapons programs.

Heightened tensions in 2017 were followed by two years of nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington, including three meetings between Kim and Trump, but little tangible progress was made.

In late December, Kim said he would unveil‘a new strategic weapon’and expand his nuclear arsenal in the face of U.S. sanctions and pressure.

中譯:

過往,北韓已發射數枚射程能涵蓋整個美國大陸的飛彈,並實施6次核武試爆。最近的核武試爆,據估計要比日本廣島原子彈爆炸的威力高出16倍。

北韓因核武發展計畫,受到聯合國、美國及其他各項制裁等多重限制。隨著2017年緊張局勢加劇,平壤當局與華府雙方進行了2年核武外交,包括金正恩與川普之間3次會晤,惟具體進展甚微。

金正恩去年12月底表示,他會推出一種新的戰略武器,並擴充核武軍火庫,以反制美國的制裁與施壓。

-關鍵軍語-

※Hiroshima blast:

The first atomic bomb ever used to drop on Japan on Aug 6, 1945.

※nuclear diplomacy:

Attempts to use the threat of nuclear warfare to achieve diplomatic goals.

例句:

A new sense of international insecurity pervades nuclear diplomacy.

核武外交使國際間瀰漫著一股新的不安全感。