North Korean propaganda video threatens USA with missiles

Cheryl Sanders
April 22, 2017

In an interview with the BBC on Monday, North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said Pyongyang would continue to test missiles on a "weekly, monthly and yearly basis".

"We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told BBC, adding that "all-out war" would occur if the USA took military action.

Today video has emerged of a state gathering in North Korea, fully equipped with a band dressed in military gear, where music was played as a video of the United States getting hit by missiles went on in the background.

A "nuclear domino effect" could result from Kim Jon-un's increasingly belligerent behaviour with regards to tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a new United Nations report has warned.

The US, meanwhile, has conducted missile defense drills with the South Korean and Japanese navies, sent its newest F-35 stealth fighters to train in South Korea, flown B-1 bombers to South Korea, and just Thursday commenced "Max Thunder", billed as the second-largest military flying exercise between US and South Korean forces.

South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a TV debate over the planned US -supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system which has angered China, with frontrunner Moon Jae-in criticized for leaving his options open.

Pointing to the quarter-century since the United States first confronted North Korea over its attempts to build nuclear weapons, the vice president said a period of patience had followed.

We've said it as clearly as we can possibly say it.

The vice president's comments come after he spoke to US and Japanese troops on board the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier earlier in the day. Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile.

In recent weeks, Trump has tweeted threats of unilateral action against North Korea.

Trump told a news conference "some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours", and that he was confident Chinese President Xi Jinping would "try very hard" to pressure Beijing's ally and neighbor North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.

In the proposed statement, council members expressed "their utmost concern" over North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior" and again threatened to take "further significant measures".

McMaster cited Trump's recent decision to order missile strikes in Syria after a chemical attack blamed on the Assad government, as a sign that the president "is clearly comfortable making tough decisions".

But officials at Pentagon are believed to be unsure how North Korea would respond if United States the shoots down a test missile.

However, North Korea didn't respond to Wu's request to visit Pyongyang, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

'If the U.S. is reckless enough to use military means it would mean from that very day, an all out war'.

While Japan's trade surplus with the much smaller than China's, Trump has decried the imbalance, especially in auto exports.

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