North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of U.S. threat

Violet Powell
October 16, 2017

The war of words between the USA and North Korea is far from dying down, with the latter now accusing Donald Trump of igniting tensions on the Korean Peninsula in order to "shovel up money" by selling more weapons to United States "vassals" South Korea and Japan.

Speaking at a congress of parliamentarians in St Petersburg, in Russian Federation today, he said North Korea's nuclear tests are a threat to the Korean Peninsula.

The ruling party's powerful propaganda apparatus urged the executives to ensure that news stories on North Korea do not exacerbate public frustration and asked that stories are not covered in depth even if they are based on original information or perspectives, the sources said.

"There is also the possibility for North Korea to test shorter-range ballistic missiles, which in the past did not lead to United Nations sanctions". Meanwhile, Donald Trump is set to promise South Korea and Japan the protection of America's nuclear umbrella against North Korea in a speech next month.

The scheduled military exercise comes as the U.S. has sent a batch of its strategic assets, including nuclear submarine USS Michigan, which arrived at the southern port of Busan on Friday.

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Tensions in the region have constantly escalated in recent months with the North relentlessly expanding its nuclear and missile programmes. Mr Trump has said all options, including military ones, are on the table to stop Pyong yang. Kim responded by calling Trump a "dotard" and warning of the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history".

That mission came 17 days after four US F-35B stealth fighter jets and two B-1Bs flew over the peninsula. The country has repeatedly threatened to launch a missile near the American territory in the Pacific. Earlier this week the U.S. flew two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula, staging the first night- time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea.

"The American people should be concerned about a state that has developed a pretty good ICBM capability and is developing a pretty good nuclear re-entry vehicle", Kelly said in his first White House press briefing since joining the administration earlier this year, as cited by CNN.

North Korea has threatened Australia for "showing unsafe moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations" of the United States against its regime.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who visited South Korea last week, said the Chinese Communist Party's national party congress, which opens on Wednesday, could be a trigger for new provocative action by North Korea. North Korea has sought in the past to embarrass China at times when the country is a focus of global attention, she said. "We hope not, but this seems to have been a pattern of behaviour".

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