In the challenge, North Korea is continuing its battle with USA and today it higher it nervous speech by saying :
"US should take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally"
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho threatened to conduct the “strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean” last month after President Donald Trump vowed during a speech at the United Nations to “totally destroy” the countryif it attacked the US or its allies.
Now, a senior official from the North Korean Foreign Ministry has suggested that the US take threat to test a bomb above ground seriously because Mr Ri is in close contact with leader Kim Jong-un.
“The Foreign Minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally,” Ri Yong-pil told CNN.
North Korea “has always brought its words into action”, he said.
According to CNN reporter Will Ripley, Mr Ri was “visibly angry” as he made the comments.
He added a diplomatic solution to the dispute between the US and North Korea were not possible.
“The US is talking about a military option and even practising military moves. They’re pressuring us on all fronts with sanctions. If you think this will lead to diplomacy, you’re deeply mistaken,” he said.
Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo said last week that North Korea could be only months away from gaining the ability to hit the US with nuclear weapons.
Experts say an atmospheric test would be a way of demonstrating that capability. All of North Korea’s previous nuclear tests have been conducted underground.
Meanwhile, North Korea’s ambassador has urged the UN Security Council to condemn the recent joint South Korean-US naval exercise near the Korean peninsula, calling it part of preparations for a pre-emptive strike and “nuclear war” against his country.
Ja Song-nam said last week’s exercise was the largest “waged with general mobilisation of nuclear strategic assets” after Mr Trump last month “made the most ferocious declaration of war in history by claiming to ‘totally destroy”’ North Korea.
Mr Ja said the naval exercise, which involved the nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, three nuclear submarines, Aegis destroyers and more than 40 other battleships, increased tensions on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea appears to have stepped up its propaganda campaign against Mr Trump in recent weeks as UN sanctions against the country begin to bite.
“The lunatic Trump is plunging the whole of the US into an abyss of destruction while the miserable South Korean authorities are blindly following him to death,” the Pyongyang Times wrote overnight.
The latest spray follows an unusual ploy from North Korea last week, where it sent a letter to the Australian Foreign Affairs Department urging it to turn away from the US President.
In the letter, where the rogue nation refers to itself as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), it “bitterly condemns the reckless remarks of Trump as an intolerable insult to the Korean people, a declaration of war against the DPRK and a grave threat to the global peace”.
The missive concludes by calling for “international justice” and “sharp vigilance against the heinous and reckless moves of the Trump administration trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster”.
sources : AP- REAUTERS
North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong declared very important statement imposing to the USA president and the American people...as he said to Russian agency for News Tass :
" Donald Trump's bellicose rhetoric aimed at North Korea has pushed the US and the communist dictatorship to the brink of nuclear war, "By his belligerent and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, so to say, lit the fuse of war against us."
And added :""We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words."
Ri's threats came a day after a pair of US bombers for the first time conducted manoeuvres over the Korean peninsula with the South Korean air force, and followed stepped-up sabre-rattling by the president on Twitter.
Trump has repeatedly suggested military action was the only solution to the North's belligerence and growing nuclear weapons and missile program.
"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!" he tweeted on Saturday.
"Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn't work!" he added in another tweet two days later.
The NK foreign minister told TASS that his country was getting close to achieving its goal of assembling a nuclear arsenal.
"We have nearly achieved the final point on the way to our ultimate goal, to achieving a real balance of force with the United States. Our nuclear weapons will never be a subject matter of negotiations as long as the United States' policy of pressure on the DPRK has not been uprooted once and for all," he said.
By /Hue Gey
North Korea has fired new three short-range ballistic missiles, the US military says. They were launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon in Kittaeryong around 6:49 a.m. local time, according to South Korean military.
Under leader Kim Jong-Un, Pyongyang resisted the American sanctions against it, and ignored all the threats of President Trump, and continued its ambitions to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland – which Trump has vowed will not happen.
Today,Saturday morning,DPRK fired at least three short-range missiles according to South Korean and US military.
The missiles, flying more than 250 kilometers in the northeastern direction, were fired from a site in Kittaeryong in the eastern province of Gangwon at around 6:49 a.m. local time, according to South Korean military.
US Pacific Command said the launches of three short-range ballistic missiles were detected, adding that the first and the third missiles failed in flight and the second "appears to have blown up almost immediately."
The US military also said the launches did not pose a threat to Guam or north America.
The US on Wednesday officially set a September 1 start date for a ban prohibiting its citizens from traveling to North Korea.
"The Department of State has determined that the serious risk to United States nationals of arrest and long-term detention represents imminent danger to the physical safety of United States nationals traveling to and within the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)," read the restriction as it appeared Wednesday in the US government's Federal Register.
"All United States passports are declared invalid for travel to, in, or through the DPRK unless specially validated for such travel," it added.