North Korea threatens 'super mighty pre-emptive strike' against US
North Korea threatens 'super mighty pre-emptive strike' against US
21 Abril, 2017, 19:24
Today video has emerged of a state gathering in North Korea, fully equipped with a band dressed in military gear, where music was played as a video of the United States getting hit by missiles went on in the background.
US President Donald Trump has said that will not happen, and stepped up pressure on the isolated North.
U.S House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said military action must remain an option for the U.S during a visit to London.
Besides that, in the past the call for dialogue was repeatedly included in the UN Security Council press statements concerning missile launches by Pyongyang and this did not arouse any doubts from Washington.
A senior North Korean official then accused the United States of bringing the countries to the brink of thermonuclear war.
North Korea could react to a potential U.S. strike by targeting South Korea or Japan, and officials in both countries have been ill at ease with the more bellicose language deployed by President Donald Trump's administration.
The defense ministry said US and South Korean air forces were conducting an annual training exercise, codenamed Max Thunder, until April 28.
Those possibilities included defensive exercises or Chinese concerns over North Korea.
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"If the United States is reckless enough to use military means, it would mean from that very day an all-out war", Han said.
If North Korea had more modern technologies, its missiles could reach the opposite coast of the United States.
The proposed statement seen by AFP would have demanded that North Korea "conduct no further nuclear tests" and halt missile launches after Pyongyang carried out a failed test on Sunday.
It expresses the Security Council's commitment "to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation" and welcomes efforts by council members and other countries "to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue".
The Korean peninsula has been witnessing escalating tensions amid Pyongyang's missile activity and nuclear tests conducted in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The latest draft statement dropped "through dialog" and Russian Federation requested it be included again. Also, Kim Jong-un, the ruler of North Korea, has a low threshold of risk.
Here's the ABC News report on Pence's address on the Ronald Reagan, along with a final question: where does the misdirection involving the USS Carl Vinson task group fit into this new strategy?
The Ronald Reagan, whose home port is Yokosuka, Japan, is part of the Seventh Fleet and is regularly deployed around the western Pacific.
But he told the 2,500 sailors: "As all of you know, readiness is the key".
US officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness by Beijing, reclusive North Korea's sole major ally, although the officials played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons.
The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words.
The statement says that North Korea must stop its nuclear and missile development programs, and urges China to stop its retaliatory measures against South Korea with regards to the Seoul's decision to deploy the USA missile defense system THAAD to the Korean peninsula.
In light of heightened tensions in the region, the Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a general travel warning on Tuesday, urging its citizens to refrain from traveling to North Korea "for any objective".
North Korea has threatened America with its devastating arsenal of weapons, revealed in the Day of the Sun festival.
According to reports, a full orchestra played alongside the video, which depicted missiles soaring over the Pacific and engulfing a city on the US west coast. Tarbutu, an Israeli tour company, announced in February that it would begin organizing trips to the isolated kingdom for Israelis.
China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North.
USA officials told ABC News on Wednesday that China had elevated the alert status of its land attack, cruise missile-capable bombers.
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