McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day'

McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day'

McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day'

"The U.S. and South Korean puppet warmongers would be well advised to bear in mind that their DPRK-targeted military drill will be as foolish as an act precipitating their self-destruction", it said.

North Korea's nuclear test are spreading a "ghost disease" that is deforming babies and sickening civilians exposed to radiation, defectors said in a report published Sunday.

"There are ways to address this problem short of armed conflict, but it is a race because he's getting closer and closer, and there's not much time left". A Honolulu-based newspaper said a missile launched in North Korea could reach Hawaii within 20 minutes.

The missile is said to have flown almost 2,800 miles high and for a distance of more than 600 miles.

Graham said he has had extensive discussions with the Trump administration about the situation.

Named Vigilant Ace, the air manoeuvres will simulate strikes on "mock North Korean nuclear and missile targets and transporter erector launchers that move the North's missiles", the South Korean Air Force was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying on Sunday.

"Our initial analysis of the photos showed that there were clear differences between the Hwasong-15 and Hwasong-14 in terms of the looks of the warhead, the joint of the first and second stages of the missile, and overall size", Roh told a briefing on Thursday.

North Korea reacted angrily on Sunday to the air manoeuvres, accusing the US and South Korea of a "grave military provocation" that will "push the already acute situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war".

The isolationist state recently tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that, it claimed, could reach anywhere on the USA mainland.

The Hwasong-15 is believed to have reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile.

At the California forum, McMaster said Kim was extremely unlikely to change his behavior "without some significant new actions in the form of much more severe sanctions" and "complete enforcement of the sanctions that are in place".

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