US Mulls Shooting Down North Korean Missiles Not Aimed at American Mainland

Cheryl Sanders
September 22, 2017

A defector from North Korea has described the shocking brutality she witnessed from inside Kim Jong-un's regime.

In response to the latest launch, the US military, South Korea, and Japan conducted military air drills on Monday with live weapons as a show of force.

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006, the latest this month over Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

South Korea says the USA military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in joint drills with South Korean warplanes.

Meanwhile, China and Russian Federation began a joint naval exercise east of the Korean peninsula.

In May, Seoul announced its move to spur civilian inter-Korean exchanges and assistance, but North Korea has rejected them, citing the South's support of United Nations sanctions.

North Korea's commerce with China, its main ally, was partially responsible for an estimated economic growth of 3.9% past year, Bloomberg News Agency reports.

According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, the country's military forces also conducted a ballistic missile drill in the Japan Sea, known as the East Sea, in response to the missile alert.

Photos were also released Saturday by the North Korean government of its leader Kim Jong Un watching what it says was the test launch of the Hwasong-12 missile.

Speaking to Sputnik, a South Korean political analyst specifically focused on the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang in light of North Korea's push to conduct more nuclear tests. Facebook pulling ads from fake news Justice blocks Federal Bureau of Investigation officials from Senate interviews on Clinton, Comey Trump stirs controversy with civil rights pick MORE (D-Calif.) pushed back Sunday on President Trump's tough talk about squashing North Korea's nuclear missile program without open lines to have diplomatic dialogue, calling it the wrong approach to a grave issue. The two recent tests have seen the missiles traverse the skies of Japan.

The ministry said that the global community is sternly responding to North Korea's provocations, but also emphasizing the need to extend humanitarian assistance to North Koreans.

North Korea did it again. The said resolution proposes to cap North Korea's oil imports, suppress smuggling, end additional overseas laborer contracts, stop joint ventures with other nations and ban textile exports.

According to him, "the United States would not launch a preventive attack against North Korea because, if you like it or not, Pyongyang has enough military capability to deter a U.S. first strike".

A UN General Assembly meeting will be held on on Tuesday, with North Korea's nuclear threat expected to be high on the agenda.

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