Korea threatens "super-mighty preemptive strike" against U.S.

North Korean state media warned the USA they have "super-mighty preemptive strike" planned should the U.S. try to deter its nuclear weapons program with military force after Donald Trump said Americans "always have to be concerned" about the prospect of a thermonuclear war with the communist nation.

The world should take this opportunity to join the United States, South Korea, Japan and even China in a show of unity against a regime intent on attacking another country with a nuclear weapon if provoked.

But he told the 2,500 sailors: "As all of you know, readiness is the key".

North Korea has engaged in some creative saber-rattling, warning of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" against the United States and South Korea, according to a Reuters report published Thursday.

"I can only say that via deep communications between China and the U.S.at various levels including at the highest levels, the USA now has an even fuller and more correct understanding of China's policy and position and has a more rounded understanding of China's efforts", Lu said.

He also said the era of over-regulation "is over" and Trump aims to bring in a new era of jobs and growth.

'But at the same time, ' the prime minister said, 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless and it is necessary for us to exercise pressure North Korea so that it comes forward and engages in this serious dialogue'.

"North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific", Pence said.

China has put its cruise missile-capable bombers on "high alert" amid fears of a pre-emptive strike by North Korea's rogue regime, United States officials warned today. He did not comment on what might have caused the missile to fail.

He did not comment on what might have caused the missile to fail but an official said the missile was a Scud variant that the USA calls a KN-17.

The BBC's Stephen McDonell in Beijing says the Chinese government appears to be becoming increasingly frustrated with North Korea, its traditional ally. He added: "All options are on the table".

"When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft. the U.S. delegation without providing any explanations canceled the work on the draft", the Russian UN mission said in a statement.

South Korean acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn told top officials on Thursday that given the April 25 anniversary, there were concerns that North Korea "can make another provocation again at any time".

South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a debate over the planned deployment in South Korea of a USA -supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which has angered China. But it remains unclear what might come next.

Wearing a green flight jacket, Pence also sought to reassure jittery allies - who have seen Trump call into question decades-old mutual defense treaties - of America's commitment.

Russian Federation has derailed a proposed UN Security Council statement that would have condemned North Korea's latest missile launch test, using its veto to torpedo the motion.

U.S. President Donald Trump was referring to "some things that were helpful" in resolving the problem of North Korea when he said a day earlier that "very unusual moves" have been made with regard to the issue, his spokesman said Friday.

  • Leroy Wright