Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack

Rex Tillerson says US might put North Korea back on state sponsors of terror list

20 de abril de 2017, 16:47Pyongyang, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People " s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned Washington that it is ready to repel any "super-mighty preemptive strike" by the United States, according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper.

"Everyone came together", U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters.

"North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific", Pence said on the deck of an American aircraft carried docked in Japan.

North Korea was removed from the list of state sponsors of terror in 2008 as a last-ditch move to save a nuclear deal that was near collapse.

While Trump gave no indication of what the moves might be, USA officials told Reuters that the United States was aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness. "I think at the end of the day we realized North Korea is a problem and no one on the council wants to see North Korea move forward with any sort of testing or strikes ... and if we have to start looking at sanctions or other actions we will".

Those possibilities included defensive exercises or Chinese concerns over North Korea.

A North Korean missile blew up nearly immediately on its test launch on Sunday, the US military said.

The U.S. has stepped up its warnings to North Korea over its missile program and nuclear weapons tests. Such actions by the United States and its global allies, as well as continued military exercises on the coasts near the DPRK, are considered by Pyongyang as an open sign of hostility and constant threat. While it's not entirely known what a North Korean strike might look like, South Korea is remaining vigilant and may deploy a new missile defense system.

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a statement condemning North Korea's latest missile launch.

Speaking on the deck of a massive U.S. aircraft carrier on Wednesday, Pence cautioned North Korea against testing the resolve of the USA military.

South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, at a meeting with top officials on Thursday, repeatedly called for the military and security ministries to maintain vigilance.

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