North Korea Says Trump Has 'Lit Fuse Of War'

North Korea Says Trump Has 'Lit Fuse Of War'

Its actions were in defiance of multiple sets of United Nations sanctions, prompting US President Donald Trump to threaten military action against the regime.

Since coming to power in 2011 Kim Jong Un has sped up the country's nuclear weapons program, conducting as many as 85 missile tests according to the U.S. State Department.

USA and South Korean wartime operational plans, including a plan to wipe out the North Korean leadership, were stolen by North Korean hackers previous year, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.

A U-2S high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft has been deployed by the U.S. Air Force to monitor potential military movements by the North.

The North/South joint venture with South Korea was suspended a year ago to punish the Kim Jong Un government for conducting nuclear and missile tests, and to cut off a possible source of funding for Pyongyang's illicit weapons development program.

After entering South Korean airspace, the two bombers carried out air-to-ground missile drills in waters off the east coast of South Korea, then flew over the South to waters between it and China to repeat the drill, the release said.

South Korean and US government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations with the approach of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of North Korea's ruling party, which fell on Tuesday.

More news: Andromeda, Dead Space 3 coming to EA and Origin Access soon

The B-1Bs also conducted exercises with Japan's Air Force in what the U.S. statement called a "sequenced bilateral mission".

North Korea denied the claim.

Commenting on a Trump statement that the United States might withdraw from a nuclear deal with Iran, Peskov said such a move would have "negative consequences".

While the former involved procedures on handling an all-out war with North Korea, the latter involved Seoul's plan on how to respond to North Korea's localised provocation or commando infiltration, Yonhap reported.

Trump defended his tough approach on Wednesday as he conceded differences on North Korea with his own top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, who advocates keeping open the possibility of negotiations with Kim's authoritarian government.

The exercises came as a US nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, the USS Tuscon, made a call in South Korea's southern port of Jinhae, the US Pacific Command said.

Related Articles

  • Grab the wellies: Hurricane Ophelia is due to hit Ireland on Monday

    Grab the wellies: Hurricane Ophelia is due to hit Ireland on Monday

    Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring warm weather, gusts of up to 70mph and heavy rain to Scotland. It will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which hit southern England overnight on October 15.
    JPMorgan Profit Machine Motors On Even as Trading Revenue Slumps

    JPMorgan Profit Machine Motors On Even as Trading Revenue Slumps

    Atria Invests Limited Liability Com holds 36,622 shares. (NYSE:JPM) for 26,546 shares. (NYSE:IBM) for 3,162 shares. Vaughan David Il reported 411,341 shares or 1.89% of all its holdings. 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) was reduced too.
    Movies Anywhere Combines Movie Libraries From iTunes, Amazon, Google Play And More

    Movies Anywhere Combines Movie Libraries From iTunes, Amazon, Google Play And More

    A press release announcing the launch said a goal is a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms. Disney didn't share exactly why the company pulled support for Microsoft Movies & TV.
  • Princess Nokia Claims She Threw the Soup at the L Train Racist

    Princess Nokia Claims She Threw the Soup at the L Train Racist

    In the video, you see soup tossed at the guy as he's lying on the ground in an attempt to get up and get his cell phone. Nokia described how people came together to confront the man.
    Slightly Cooler & Less Humid Thursday

    Slightly Cooler & Less Humid Thursday

    The pattern of cool mornings will continue with lows in the 50s again Wednesday and Thursday morning with highs in the lower 80s. Coupled with thickening clouds and some eventual rain, a noticeably cooler day is expected with highs closer to 70 degrees.
    Apple to partner with LG for foldable iPhone

    Apple to partner with LG for foldable iPhone

    The Investor notes, though, that LGD is expected to begin OLED iPhone screen production at its E6 plant in Paju in 2019. For this reason, Apple may have established a partnership with LG to store his work from his biggest competitor.
  • Amazon Introduces Logins For Teen Shoppers

    Amazon Introduces Logins For Teen Shoppers

    Analysts say by essentially establishing an online allowance, Amazon has found a way to lure in the next generation of consumers. Parents are shown the item, how much it costs, and similar details, as well as any note about it the teen may have made.
    Lufthansa CEO to sign Air Berlin deal today

    Lufthansa CEO to sign Air Berlin deal today

    Air Berlin undertook a restructuring exercise previous year to stem losses, after accumulating debts for nearly a decade. He said he was "stunned" by suggestions the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane.
    Google to integrate Duo App to Android by default

    Google to integrate Duo App to Android by default

    As the flagship devices from the creator of the platform we know and love, the new Google phones are highly anticipated products. With ViLTE (Video Over LTE), users can immediately switch to Video call even while in between a normal voice call.
  • USA  drops out of Unesco over arrears, 'anti-Israel bias'

    USA drops out of Unesco over arrears, 'anti-Israel bias'

    Such a move is also a cost-saving measure, as the United States looks to pay off the country's $500 million debt to the UN. The U.S. was strongly against it and withdrew funding, but the State Department remained in the world body.
    Health advisory and Spare the Air alerts in effect for Bay Area

    Health advisory and Spare the Air alerts in effect for Bay Area

    In the Bay Area, that means six different organizations have pledged to donate $450,000 for fire relief efforts. Anyone exposed to poor air quality or wildfire smoke should move inside to an air-conditioned environment.
    Aamir Khan:

    Aamir Khan: "Azad starts crying when he sees my films"

    For my last 10 films, I haven't charged a fee, I take a percentage of profit. Even as kids, we are told stories where gender roles are predefined.