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North Korean propaganda video threatens United States with missiles

North Korean propaganda video threatens United States with missiles

In February, Kim's military fired a missile that flew 500km (310 miles), drawing rebukes from the United Nations and Trump, who vowed to deal with North Korea "very strongly".

The United States will counter any North Korean attack with an "overwhelming and effective" response, Vice President Mike Pence vowed Wednesday, as he stood on the deck of a massive American aircraft carrier docked in Japan. After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence held talks with Aso on a new U.S. -Japan "economic dialogue" to be led by the two.

Donald Trump's number two issued the explosive warning from the windswept deck of a massive USA aircraft carrier during a visit to Japan. Both Japan and South Korea are home to tens of thousands of USA troops.

Pence's comments come after a senior North Korean official warned the regime had no intention of dialling down its missile programme, pledging weekly tests and threatening "all-out war" if the U.S. took any action against it.

"So far, I think that what we see is that unpredictability can have the effect of at least inducing a temporary pause", Snyder said.

Pence also said the US would protect freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the sea lanes vital to global shipping where China has been staking claim to disputed territory.

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The North held a show of military might in a parade over the weekend and tested another missile on Sunday, which the Pentagon said blew up nearly immediately after launch.

"In the case of our super-mighty pre-emptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only USA imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the United States mainland and reduce them to ashes", the statement read.

A reminder: President Trump has previously said he will "solve North Korea" in a Financial Times interview. He did not comment on what might have caused the missile to fail.

It is not clear whether this was a deliberate deception, a change of plan or simple miscommunication, the BBC's Korea correspondent Stephen Evans says.

The US has adopted a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea.

North Korea has long entertained the ambition of producing a warhead compact enough to ride a missile capable of reaching North America. But it remains unclear what might come next.

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Kim Jong-un defied the global community in 2016 with North Korea's fourth and fifth nuclear tests in a decade then began 2017 by claiming his nation was in the "last stage" of preparations to test-fire an inter-continental ballistic missile.

A senior Foreign Ministry official told The Associated Press last week that Pyongyang has been watching Trump's actions - including his recent order for the strike on a Syrian air base and his many tweets about North Korea - and determined that his administration is "more vicious and more aggressive" than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

In a statement published Thursday in the Rodong Sinmun, the official news outlet of North Korea's ruling Worker's Party, making the paper essentially a mouthpiece for the views of Kim, the country's government responded to the US rhetoric.

China made a plea for a return to negotiations.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the situation was extremely sensitive and aggravation should be avoided. he also wanted that if a war did start it would quickly get out of control.

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