Kim Jong Un visits school, stays away from provocations

Violet Powell
October 14, 2017

This comes after the president threatened to destroy North Korea before shouting down Rex Tillerson's diplomatic attempts a "waste of time".

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles towards the USA territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the U.S. would compel Pyongyang to take action.

It remains unclear whether North Korea will lash out with a weapons test during the exercise, as it often has in the past.

Kim Yo-jong officially became the second most influential woman in North Korea after the wife of the leader of Pyongyang, North Korea's First Lady Ri Sol-ju.

Anyone anxious that the United States-North Korea impasse is heading to a nuclear showdown should relax.

Kelly added that Americans should be concerned that the North is getting closer to achieving the ability to hit the mainland United States with its missiles.

Industrial production grows 4.3% in August'17
As food prices remained steady, the country's retail inflation also remained flat at 3.28% in September. The latest print is lower than 4.39 per cent recorded in September past year .

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warned Thursday that Americans should worry about North Korea having the ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

As long as the US maintains its pressure on North Korea, it will not negotiate over its nuclear weapons arsenal, the Hermit Kingdom's foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho told Russia's TASS News Agency.

He told reporters that if the threat grows "beyond where it is today, well, let's hope that diplomacy works" - just the latest in a series of cryptic messages from the Trump administration.

He said: "Before...the ink was dry on the contract, they were already starting again with the missiles, and with the nuclear, frankly". Commercial satellite images have also found evidence of landslides near the North Korean site, raising fears of radioactive fallout if the North conducts another nuclear test there.

"Ri and Kim were not seen in the footage and images released by North Korean state media of a full session of the party's committee last Saturday", a government source here said Tuesday.

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