North Korea could nuke US, Europe 'within months'

Korea’s official news agency. AFP  KCNA via KNS

"The US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces do not hide their bellicose nature, claiming that the exercises are to "counter" (North Korea's) ballistic rocket launches and nuclear weapons development", KCNA said.

Pressuring North Korea over its nuclear missile programme is "misguided and futile", Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday, arguing that only a dialogue without pre-conditions could resolve the crisis.

Japan's Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho said Wednesday that he intends to begin discussions with the USA delegation to the United Nations soon on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea, which continues to fire ballistic missiles.

North Korea has conducted a sixth nuclear test, the Japanese government said, a move the United States and its allies in the region are likely to view as a major provocation. South Korea's weather agency says the apparent detonation set off a magnitude 5.7 natural disaster, making the blast five to six times stronger than the North's fifth test in September 2016.

North Korea hates such displays of US military might at close range and will likely respond with fury. More missile tests, more bomber flyovers and three angry armies facing each other across the world's most heavily armed border raises the possibility that a miscalculation could lead to real fighting.

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This missile launch was not a test - it was a demonstration.

It came at a time when North Korea was denying any plans to develop nuclear weapons under Kim's grandad Kim Il-sung. A key question is how far North Korea has gotten in efforts to consistently shrink down nuclear warheads so they can fit on long-range missiles.

However, non-nuclear escalation is always a threat and the United States should show Pyongyang that while it may be able to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea, it will not tolerate risky behavior and escalation towards the U.S. or its allies.

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The U.S. and South Korean militaries say the Hwasong-12 fired over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido flew about 2,700 kilometers (1,677 miles).

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"The situation is extremely serious. we see North Korea setting itself as an objective to have tomorrow or the day after missiles that can transport nuclear weapons".

At a press conference alongside Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister said the United Kingdom condemned the latest missile launch in the "strongest terms possible".

Sunday's statement by the state-run Korean Central News Agency will raise already high worries on the Korean Peninsula and in Washington that the North is closer to its goal of an arsenal of viable nuclear ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.

Speaking Thursday, General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of US Forces Korea, said this was taken into consideration.

Defence minister Song Young-moo raised the deployement of tactical nukes to South Korea for the first time in 26 years while on a visit to the US.

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