North Korea year away from developing nuclear missiles that can reach US

North Korea year away from developing nuclear missiles that can reach US

The Pentagon believes North Korea can field a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile that could strike the us mainland within a year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Earlier this month, North Korea said it had conducted its first test of an ICBM and mastered the technology needed to deploy a nuclear warhead via the missile.

North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes and the Security Council has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and two long-range missile launches.

"This test, and its impact on our assessments, highlight the threat that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs pose to the United States, to our allies in the region, and to the whole world".

A bigger cause for concern is that about 90 per cent of the Russian exports to North Korea are oil and mineral materials.

The Korean War, in which the U.S. fought alongside South Korea and China with the North, ended in a truce that has yet to be replaced by a peace agreement and has left the two sides technically at war.

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Speaking under cover of anonymity, the official said that if this test was in fact necessary, it would occur "probably" this Thursday, 27th July, the date of the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean war.

Pyongyang's state media said the test verified the atmospheric re-entry of the warhead, which experts say may be able to reach the U.S. state of Alaska.

North Korea raised the stakes with its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4.

Some past defectors committed serious crimes in the South and chose to go back to North Korea to escape punishment, Kim told VOA's Korean service, but nearly everyone else who winds up back in the North was coerced: "Going back to North Korea after living [in the South] is a lot riskier than escaping from there".

In other words, by next year the deranged Kim Jong-un program will have moved from prototype to real production of an ICBM ballistic missile.

Imports from North Korea to China slumped as much as 52.3 percent year on year in March, a month after China stopped all imports of the North's coal and lignite.

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"If enemies misunderstand our strategic status and stick to options of staging a pre-emptive nuclear attack against us, we will launch a nuclear attack on America's heart as the most relentless punishment without warning or prior notice", North Korean state media stated, repeating phrases uttered repeatedly in recent weeks. The United States ratcheted up its call for sanctions following the Pyongyang regime's July 4 missile launch and gave China a draft resolution to consider.

As I have previously stated, tactical nuclear strikes by the USA against North Korea would decisively mitigate any nuclear threat posed by that nation.

If confirmed, it portends another missile provocation by the North following the July 4 firing of an intercontinental range ballistic missile.

That test prompted strong condemnation from world leaders, including U.S. president Donald Trump.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley today cited progress in talks with China on imposing what she termed as "pretty serious" new United Nations sanctions.

"The North Korean government is not necessarily a stable one and not necessarily a rational actor". "The Intelligence Community is closely monitoring the expanding threat from North Korea".

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Haley continued: "In the coming days, we will bring before the Security Council a resolution that raises the global response in a way that is proportionate to North Korea's new escalation".

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