Saturday, 22 July, 2017

DoD: Latest North Korean Missile Is 'Not One We've Seen Before'

Trump's explosive press conference attacking his enemies in Pyongyang Moscow and the press Video Trump takes aim at N Korea Russia and CNN
Preston Stone | 09 July, 2017, 00:19

Chong says while he's not surprised by North Korea's missile test, he believes President Kim Jong Un is playing with fire.

The statement said the long-range B-1B bombers, accompanied by South Korean jet fighters, simulated an attack on enemy ballistic-missile batteries and precision air strikes against underground enemy command posts.

After exchanging pleasantries, Trump turned the conversation to North Korea, which stunned the world Tuesday with the successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

"The missile has been determined to indeed be intercontinental...and could reach Alaska and perhaps even parts of the Western coast of the United States", Manning says.

Though United States officials claim the missile poses no threat to the US, other experts believe it may have the range to reach Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, Reuters reported.

"The US-Japan alliance and the relationship between our militaries are stronger than they have ever been", said Lieutenant General Jerry P Martinez, US Forces Japan commander.

President Trump said all nations must publicly demonstrate that there are consequences for North Korea's 'very very bad behaviour'. "We assume these sorts of things from him", the secretary said. "We will look at any country that chooses to do business with this outlaw regime", Haley said.

Melania Trump
Image Melania Trump also praised the welcome she and her husband received

Trump has repeatedly urged Pyongyang's chief backer Beijing to rein the Stalinist state in, taking to Twitter this week to publicly berate Beijing for not squeezing the North hard enough on trade.

"We do have confidence in our ability to defend against the limited threat, the nascent threat that is there", Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters.

"The answer in respect of North Korea is the de-nuclearization of North Korea and for it to stop its reckless conduct, its reckless and provocative conduct", Turnbull said.

Russian Federation has blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for "significant measures" in response to North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, arguing that the missile was in fact of medium range.

The exercise aimed to "sternly respond to the series of North Korea's ballistic missile launches", the South's air force said in a statement.

With tensions in North Korea set to dominate talks among global leaders at the G20 summit in Germany, crowds have gathered in Pyongyang to celebrate the state's military milestone. "We stand ready to provide (military) options if they are necessary". "Sanctions will not resolve the issue. That doesn't mean we are going to do it", Trump said.

"We had very vivid conversation on the subject and the role of China was very important" during the 75-minute meeting, Maruyama said, adding that Japan was closely monitoring Chinese companies it suspected of having links to North Korea's weapons program.

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