Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site

Laura Christensen
December 4, 2017

The DPRK foreign ministry spokesman said this drill would be unprecedented in its size and nature of simulating actual combat situation and have the highest number of US major strategic assets including the F-22 Raptor and F-35 stealth fighters.

With one month of its two-year UN Security Council term remaining, Japan took up the rotating presidency on Friday ahead of a series of meetings to discuss the situation in North Korea.

-South Korea air exercise, with Pyongyang calling it an "all-out provocation" that could lead to nuclear conflict as a USA lawmaker warned of a growing likelihood of "preemptive war" on the divided peninsula.

Seoul's Korean Times quoted a defence source, who is aware of the latest development, as saying that the brigade's mission will be to eliminate key North Korean authorities if there is a full-fledged conflict in the region.

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the council at Wednesday's emergency meeting that Russian Federation believes the only way to resolve the situation and find a long-term solution is through "tireless and diplomatic efforts".

"We are in a race to be able to solve this problem", McMaster said.

Bessho, asked about Haley's tough words, said only: "She meant, I'm sure, it as a message to different parties".

Japan's upper house of parliament unanimously adopted a resolution protesting against the North's firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile that dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economic zone last week
North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill

It was the country's third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, but the first of what North Korea is calling its Hwasong-15 missile.

However, he added: "It is impossible for us not to condemn the provocations by our American colleagues. We are trying in the Security Council to find a way to make DPRK change its policy".

The United States has demanded tougher global sanctions in response to the latest missile tests, including cuts in oil shipments to the isolated state.

He pointed to China's "coercive economic power" over North Korea as a nonviolent solution, specifically in regard to fuel, because "you can't shoot a missile without fuel".

Washington is battling to maintain worldwide solidarity in the face of the North nuclear threat after Russian Federation warned that sanctions have failed and China sidestepped talk of an oil embargo.

He repeated Kim's warning that the North would respond with the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history". "I think there's more confidence in the United States, frankly".

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