Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition

South Korea let loose with machine gun fire Tuesday as an unidentified North Korean object crossed the border, according to the South Korean military.

More recently the United States has said it is willing to enter into talks with North Korea if it halts its nuclear and missile tests.

The military said in a statement Tuesday that it has bolstered its air surveillance after the incident but provided few other details.

The statement said the military strengthened its air observation and maintained its defense readiness.

A defence source told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that the flying object could be a drone.

USA citizens are now on high alert after tensions between President Donald Trump's administration and North Korea continue to escalate, more so as the socialist country is reportedly ramping up its nuclear and missile programs in order to target US mainland.

South Korea has repeatedly accused the North of flying suspected spy drones across the tense border.

The council on Monday strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of United Nations sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowed to impose new sanctions in response to its latest launch.

Members further regretted that the country was diverting resources to the pursuit of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons while its own citizens "have great unmet needs".

"We urge North Korea to not do anything to again violate UN Security Council resolutions", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said while in Ivory Coast. But he said the USA was in the early stages of applying economic and diplomatic pressure, and that perhaps North Korea was "acting out now in response to some of this pressure that I believe they're beginning to feel".

President Moon Jae-in earlier vowed to seek a dual approach of pushing for North Korea's denuclearization and dialogue with Pyongyang.

Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 3 lakh computers worldwide, as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus.

Tests conducted a week after the DPRK announced the successful launch of a rocket capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

  • Leroy Wright