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"The brink of nuclear war":United Nations Warned

"The brink of nuclear war":United Nations Warned

U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers will fly over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill being staged with South Korea this week, the South's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military source.

The bombers will take part in the drills at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and as United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman makes a rare visit to North Korea.

The North has warned the drills would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war".

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Trump begged for a war during his Asia trip:North Korea

Trump begged for a war during his Asia trip

North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s first trip to Asia showed he was a “destroyer” and he had begged for war on the Korean peninsula.

“Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula,” the foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the state news agency.

Trump had warned North Korea on Wednesday not to underestimate the United States as he wrapped up his visit to South Korea.

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N. Korea Moving Airplanes, Boosting Defence After US Bomber Flight

N. Korea Moving Airplanes

North Korea has been moving airplanes and boosting defences on its east coast after the United States dispatched B-1B bombers to the Korean peninsula over the weekend, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country's spy agency.

The United States seemed to have disclosed the flight route of the bombers intentionally because North Korea seemed to be unaware, the report said.

South Korea's National Intelligence Service was unable to confirm the report immediately.

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'Sad Day' For NKorea If US Takes Military Action, Says Trump

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US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would prefer not to use military action against North Korea to counter its nuclear and missile threat but that if he did it would be a "very sad day" for the leadership in Pyongyang.

Trump again pointedly declined to rule out a US military response following North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test as his administration seeks increased economic sanctions, saying Pyongyang was "behaving badly and it's got to stop."

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China's military practises for surprise attack over sea near Korea | DSR Medias

China's military

The exercises came days after North Korea's sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test fuelled global concern that the isolated nation plans more weapons tests, possibly of a long-range missile.

An anti-aircraft defence battalion held the exercises early on Tuesday, near the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from the Korean peninsula, an official military website, www.81.cn, said.

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United States envoy says North Korean leader 'begging for war' as UN mulls sanctions


South Korea said it was talking to Washington about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula.

US President Donald Trump held calls with foreign leaders, including South Korean President Moon Jae-in and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the White House declared that “all options to address the North Korean threat are on the table.”

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After Trump's 'Locked And Loaded' Remark, China's Xi Steps In

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The North Korean nuclear issue needs a peaceful resolution, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Saturday, and called on the "relevant side" to exercise restraint, state television said.

Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military was "locked and loaded", as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war and world powers expressed alarm.

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Trump Defies Calls For Restraint With New Warning To NKorea

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President Donald Trump on Friday ignored international calls for restraint in his face-off with North Korea, warning Pyongyang that it would "truly regret" taking any hostile action, as the US military is "locked and loaded."

Trump has been engaged all week in a war of words with the North over its weapons and missile programs, as US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead.

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China Preparing For Potential Crisis With N Korea: Report


China is preparing for a potential crisis with North Korea by increasing its defences along their shared border, including establishing a new border brigade and building bunkers for civilians, the Wall Street Journal reported.

China has been strengthening its defences along the North Korean border since Pyongyang's first nuclear test in 2006, including building a fence along parts of the border and stepping up patrols.

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North Korea Claims Test Of The 'Perfect Weapon System'

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Analysts say North Korea is making rapid progress toward being able to strike the U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrated a test of the "perfect weapon system" after his engineers launched what they said was a new kind of intermediate-range ballistic missile system capable of carrying "a large-size heavy nuclear warhead."

The missile, launched Sunday morning, appeared to show substantial progress toward developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the mainland United States, U.S. rocket scientists said.

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