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US would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if necessary — Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea...

Japan set to deploy additional missile system in northern islands, following North Korea missile threat

Japan is set to deploy an additional missile system to one of its northern islands, days after North Korea launched a second missile over country. A Defense Ministry spokesman said a PAC-3 system would arrive in southern Hokkaido on Tuesday. This is the second such system...

Donald Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses threat to US

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses threat to United States. President Trump warns if US is forced to defend itself 'we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea'. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/910149625855774721 President Trump denounced North Korea in his first...

UN chief seeks to avoid war with North Korea, takes digs at Trump

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at US President Donald Trump. In his first address to the annual gathering of world leaders...

US considering shooting down North Korean missiles even if they are not a direct threat, official

As tensions continue to ratchet up with North Korea, CNN has learned that the US is considering shooting down a North Korean ballistic missile even if it does not directly threaten the US or its allies. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/906229303020539905 https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/909903674490576899 Speaking to reporters Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said...

Spain orders N. Korean ambassador to leave the country after declaring him ‘persona non grata’

Spain declared the North Korean ambassador to the country persona non grata over Pyongyang's repeated refusals to stop its nuclear and missile programs. The North Korean ambassador to Spain is not welcome there anymore, the country's foreign ministry announced on Monday. "The North Korean ambassador was summoned today...

Trump, Xi agree on ‘maximum pressure’ over North Korea

Untied States President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed on Monday put "maximum pressure" on North Korea, the White House confirmed. According to the statement, the two world leaders had a telephone conversation on the matter amid increased nuclear activity of...

Tillerson, Haley say North Korea military option on table

Speaking on political talk shows, both the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that despite seeking a peaceful solution, the Trump administration would not rule out the military option for North Korea. In the run-up to...

Spain orders N. Korean ambassador to leave the country after declaring him ‘persona non grata’

Spain declared the North Korean ambassador to the country persona non grata over Pyongyang's repeated refusals to stop its nuclear and missile programs. The North Korean ambassador to Spain is not welcome there anymore, the country's foreign ministry announced on Monday. "The North Korean ambassador was summoned today...

Defense Secretary Mattis says no need to shoot down North Korean missiles, yet

The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday, as cited by...

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hints at military options on North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of...

North Korean ambassador “declared non grata,” asked to leave Spain by end of month, Spanish FM

North Korean ambassador "has been declared persona non grata" & has been asked to leave Spain by end of month, Sky News reported on Monday citing Spanish Foreign Ministry as saying.  

Trump and China’s President Xi agree on “maximizing pressure” on North Korea, White House

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about keeping pressure on North Korea with economic sanctions imposed through the United Nations, the White House said in a statement on Monday. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/909814957256081408

North Korea nearing final stage of completing tech of intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea

North Korea is nearing a final stage of completing technology of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korea's defense ministry said Monday after the country's test last week of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). The defense ministry said in a report to the National Assembly's...

US sends four F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers over North Korea

Four U.S. F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers approached the tense inter-Korean border on Monday, training together with South Korea's fighter jets, according to a government source. The Marine Corps' F-35Bs based in Japan and the Air Force's B-1Bs stationed in Guam are...

US B-1B supersonic bombers and F-35B stealth fighters flying over the sky of Korea

US B-1B supersonic bombers, together with F-35B stealth fighters, have conducted a joint military exercise with South Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent moves, South Korean Yonhap news agency said, citing a government source. Four U.S. F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers conducted...

North Korea releases latest missile test photos

North Korea has released a photo it claims is of the pariah nation's latest ballistic missile test. Released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), it shows an intermediate range Hwasong-12, the same type of missile launched over Japan this week for the second...

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.

US warns North Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue

With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, the US president will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. -- Donald Trump's administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week...

If diplomacy fail, our military option will be the only one left, Tillerson on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday during an interview CBS's "Face The Nation," Tillerson said the U.S. strategy involves a "peaceful pressure campaign" on Pyongyang, but warned that a military option is a last resort. That campaign is built around putting together an international coalition...

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