Key to North Korea's Missile Success: 'Devil's Venom'

Cheryl Sanders
September 20, 2017

Trump also says long gas lines are forming in North Korea, calling it "too bad".

US Treasury Secretary Rex Tillerson told reporters that they will have plenty of opportunity to talk about that with many, many of global leaders.

The Sept. 3 test led to the adoption of a fresh sanctions resolution by the United Nations Security Council the following week, capping oil supplies to North Korea and banning imports of North Korean textiles.

Speaking to CNN'sState of the Nation program on Sunday, Haley said that "if North Korea keeps on with this reckless behaviour, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed".

Photos published by North Korea's state media showed the missile being fired from a truck-mounted launcher and a smiling Kim clapping and raising his fist while celebrating from an observation point. This is the sixth time since 1998 when a North Korean missile or its fragments fly over Japan's territory.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis played down the threat of North Korea's recent missile launches.

Spain has made a decision to expel North Korea's ambassador in protest over the communist nation's continued nuclear and missile provocations, becoming the first confirmed European country to do so, foreign news reports said Tuesday. The agency did not link the exercise, which follows an earlier joint drill in July, with the North Korea issue.

Cui said the US, not China, needed to take more responsibility for the issue.

The fear remains that Kim Jong Un may soon develop the ability to target the U.S. with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile.

North Korea's weapons drive is set to dominate Trump's address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and his meetings with South Korean and Japanese leaders this week.

"We're trying every other possibility that we have but there's a whole lot of military options on the table".

Kim has threatened Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, and has fired missiles over Japan, a U.S. ally.

"Now, I said yesterday, I'm perfectly happy to kick this over to General Mattis because he has plenty of military options".

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