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US Officials Say North Korea Capable of Hitting US in 2018

US Officials Say North Korea Capable of Hitting US in 2018

"Our military is continuing to closely monitor North Korea's every possible provocation, mobilizing combined surveillance assets with the US", Yonhap news agency quoted the spokesman as saying.

The launch is expected to be similar to the recent July 4 test of the Hwasong-14 missile, which flew for 37 minutes before splashing down in the Sea of Japan.

The United States, along with its ally China, is reportedly making progress with its discussion with North Korea in imposing new United Nations sanctions due to its missile test, but the engagement of Russian Federation will be true test as stated by United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.

He said there's only one long-shot option to avoid USA military action against North Korea. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIAL), the Pentagon spy agency, has assessed that North Korea will be able to field a nuclear-capable ICBM by next year, earlier than previously thought. And while I commend the Trump Administration for undertaking a Ballistic Missile Defense Review, I believe it is imperative that the Administration not wait for the final result of that study before it begins to improve our missile defense posture to counter the clearly rising threat.

And a South Korean government source added: 'Movements by transporter erector launchers carrying intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch tubes have been continuously observed in North Pyongan.

US officials also say the regime's aggressive testing has allowed it to start industrial production, possibly within a few months.

The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

North Korea's threat comes amid an ongoing assessment from the United States intelligence community that Pyongyang has accelerated its intercontinental range ballistic missile program, CNN reported.




United Nations resolutions were clear when it came to North Korean missile launches and China opposed any move that ran counter to them, Lu said. "We see the unanimity of Russian Federation and China in pursuing the route to peace".

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned lawmakers last month that Pyongyang's missile program may be advancing ahead of previous estimates.

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.

USA defense officials suggest that such a move would be suicidal on the part of North Korea. Once the gravest of enemies, North Korea and its people could become allies to us, and all other nations who are presently threatened by them.

"No one has any real leverage on North Korea to convince them to give up nuclear weapons, including the Chinese", Alexander Gabuev of the Moscow Carnegie Center said.

South Korean police are attempting to determine whether Lim Ji-hyun was kidnapped in April, when she traveled from Seoul to China and then disappeared.

We asked Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Trump, if the White House would notify Congress before any military action against North Korea.

The package proposed by China and supported by Russian Federation also includes denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and "a peace and security mechanism" in place for both North Korea and South Korea, Liu said.

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