North Korea Threatens US With Retaliation For Military Provocation

Pauline Gross
May 31, 2017

"We are replicating our ability to defend the United States of America from North Korea, today", Ellison said.

North Korea weighed in on Thaad in a separate KCNA commentary, saying the "evil" system would be useless at intercepting missiles and only make South Koreans more vulnerable.

The goal is to more closely launch a missile similar to North Korean ICBM aimed at the US homeland, USA Today reported citing officials. The Pentagon is still incorporating engineering upgrades to its missile interceptor, which has yet to be fully tested in realistic conditions.

North Korea's provocations have entered a "new stage of threat", Yachi told Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi at a meeting in Kanagawa Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo.

"The ballistic missile firing this time seems to reveal the (North's) willingness to build its capacity in nuclear and missiles through its own roadmap despite sanctions and pressure from the global community", said Roh Jae Cheon, spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry.

Following a joint drill carried out by South Korea and the United States on Monday, Pyongyang lashed out and accused the allies of preparing to drop a nuclear bomb over North Korea.

Davis highlighted two countries of concern: North Korea and Iran.

This is the third missile test North Korea has conducted in a month.

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"As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the worldwide community", Mr Abe told reporters. North Korea's state media earlier accused the USA of staging a drill to practice dropping nuclear bombs on the Korean Peninsula. "But it's also a problem for South Korea, their politics, and in the end what it's really saying is the regime probably is not very stable".

Condemning Pyongyang for the missile test, President Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea showed "great disrespect" for its longtime ally China.

The ballistic missile was sacked from the country's eastern coast in the region of Wonsan on Monday. Last Tuesday in a Senate hearing, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart said that North Korea is likely to succeed in gaining nuclear missile capability. All sides should "ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula as soon as possible and bring the Peninsula issue back onto the right track of peaceful dialogue", China's Foreign Ministry said.

"We are at the same time calling on the partners with whom we are working to show restraint, including towards military activity in this region", he said.

"And in the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russian Federation as well", he said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has pledged a "bigger gift package to the Yankees" as the USA flies nuclear-capable B-1B bombers in a show of strength amid the escalating situation in the Korean peninsula region.

After Pyongyang's missile test on Sunday, Trump took to Twitter, casting the launch as an affront on China.

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