North Korea warns Trump: 'We're ready to launch nuclear strike'

  • North Korea warns Trump: 'We're ready to launch nuclear strike'

North Korea warns Trump: 'We're ready to launch nuclear strike'

He criticized the new USA government under President Donald Trump for "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching strategic military assets to the region.

The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a US aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula.

The US claims a sixth nuclear test is imminent which North Korea called "military hysteria".

The parade also featured North Korea's new solid-fuel missiles, which can be fired from land or under the sea. The ICBMs would be the largest weapons the country has produced.

"North Korea is a liability to everybody and it's a threat not just to the United States, not just to South Korea, not just to Japan, not just to Russian Federation, but it's actually a threat to China as well", McFarland said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday".

Both China, the North's sole major ally, and Russian Federation have urged restraint, with Beijing's foreign minister, Wang Yi, warning on Friday that "conflict could break out at any moment".

North Korean state media later warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of aggression as the USA aircraft strike group sailed towards the Korean peninsula.

However, Han committed to North Korea's response should the US retaliate.

USA retaliatory strikes against Syria over a chemical weapons attack on civilians, coupled with Trump dispatching what he called an "armada" of ships to the region in a show of force, touched off fears in South Korea that the United States was preparing for military action against the North.

Wearing a black suit, Kim returned a salute by goose-stepping soldiers marching through the square, showed the TV footage.

"Today's parade will provide a chance to display our powerful military might", a male voiceover said on the TV broadcast.

State television showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade.

Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display at the military parade were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

As for the Trump administration's policy, the USA officials emphasized that no engagement of North Korea is now taking place. "I mean, North Korea is very vulnerable to pressure from the Chinese", McMaster said on ABC's "This Week".

North Korea exhibited its ballistic missiles and other military weaponry during a huge parade on Saturday to celebrate its founder's birthday.

Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for North Korea's most important hol.

This would prevent the hermit state's limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged during launches and also make the missiles harder to detect after they are fired, he said.

The attempt followed Trump's vow, as The Associated Press reported, that Kim Jong Un's government is a "problem" that will be "taken care of".

Meanwhile, North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol accused Trump of fanning tensions between the two countries with his "aggressive" tweets, and he said Trump was "becoming more vicious and more aggressive" than previous presidents.

The source said: 'News of cadres of the second army corps slandering Kim Jong-un reached all the way to the People's Army's General Political Bureau, and the arrested cadres are to be severely punished'.

You may also recall the recent response to the USA and South Korea conducting drills with the USS Carl Vinson, a Navy supercarrier with nuclear capability, being involved.

Mr Johnson said: "We stand alongside our global partners in making clear that North Korea must adhere to United Nations resolutions created to secure peace and stability in the region and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons".