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North Korea made progress on missile but getting paranoid


North Korea made progress on missile but getting paranoid

North Korea has certainly made progress in its missile development programme but it is also getting paranoid due to the increasing global isolation, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

US President Donald Trump last month declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a move that allows the Trump administration to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.

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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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New ICBM puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons


New ICBM puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday that put the entire U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.

North Korea’s first missile test since mid-September came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S. list of countries it says support terrorism, allowing it to impose more sanctions.

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US experts think North Korea could launch missile within days


US experts think North Korea could launch missile within days

US government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative US government sources said on Tuesday.

One of the US sources, who did not want to be identified, said the United States had evidence that Japanese reports about the monitoring of signals suggesting North Korea was preparing a new missile test were accurate.

Both sources said US government experts believed a new test could occur "within days."

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Trump talks Syria, North Korea with French president


Emmanuel Macron

President Trump spoke Monday with President Emmanuel Macron of France about dealing with war-torn Syria and the nuclear threat from North Korea, the White House said.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Macron agreed on the importance of the United Nations-based Geneva Process as the only legitimate forum for achieving a political solution in Syria, the White House said in a statement.

The more than six-year civil war in Syria, in which President Bashar Assad has ruthlessly crushed opponents of the regime, devastated the country and created the biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

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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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Xi Jinping Says Hopes To Promote Relations With North Korea: KCNA


Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping replied to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's congratulatory message on China's recently completed Communist Party Congress, saying he hopes to promote ties between the two countries, North Korea's official news agency KCNA said.

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NKorea Threat 'Critical, Imminent', Japan Warns US, SKorea


Nuclear Test

The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level" and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told his US and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday.

Onodera's remarks underscored the deep concern in Tokyo after North Korean weapons tests, including test firing missiles over Japan, as Pyongyang seeks to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States.

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Trump To Press China On North Korea, Trade On Beijing Visit


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US President Donald Trump will urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions against North Korea and take other steps to pressure Pyongyang when he travels to China next month, a senior White House official said on Monday.

Isolating North Korea further is a key goal for Trump on what will be his longest foreign trip to date. His Nov. 3-14 trip will include visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation


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U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

Kerry, who negotiated the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, was speaking a week after Trump refused to certify that Tehran was in compliance, amid growing tensions with Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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