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North Korea vows to bolster nuclear program amid growing US pressure

North Korea vows to bolster nuclear program amid growing US pressure

"If this goes to a military solution, it is going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale, and so our effort is to work with the United Nations, work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation", Mattis said at a press conference.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, but said he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programs.

Elaborating on the benefits that North Korea will be provided if it scraps its nuclear programme, Tillerson said if the DPRK cooperates, then some companies can invest in the nation.

South Korean defense minister Han Min-koo told parliament Sunday's test launch was "successful in flight".

Iran Elections: Conservative Candidate and Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf Withdraws from Race
Some conservatives had been unhappy that Qalibaf was standing again and risking a split in the anti-Rouhani vote. While a Raisi win "could usher in a more confrontational approach to domestic and regional policies", she warns.

Both Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in have expressed a willingness to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang on the condition that the North first show a commitment to denuclearization. US defense officials told NBC the reentry was controlled and the vehicle did not burn up.

The missile's re-entry was controlled and the vehicle successfully re-entered the atmosphere without burning up.

In a separate statement, a Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week Iran and North Korea are working together to improve their respective missile programs, according to CNBC.

Meanwhile, the South Korean Navy revealed a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier group was to remain in the vicinity indefinitely, while Seoul's defense ministry warned it was ready to carry out a preemptive strike if it detected a missile threat from North Korea.

Rangers beat Tigers 5-3, extend winning streak to 10 games
In San Diego, Arizona's Jake Lamb had two home runs and five RBIs as the Diamondbacks coasted after an eight-run first inning. Justin Upton walked leading off the inning and Nick Castellanos singled, with both runners moving up on a wild pitch.

Before an emergency meeting of the council Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley declared: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose".

While North Korea regularly tests shorter range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA mainland.

He added, "North Korea see that they are in isolation and they should ensure their security themselves, and that no one will assist them and see threats for themselves".

As well as the THAAD system, the United States has 28,500 troops station in South Korea to counter threats from Pyongyang.

Mumbai Indians in final of IPL-X, beat KKR by six wickets
Gambhir's men will now face the "real test" as they take on Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier on Friday. Another major boost that we keep talking about is the way KKR speedsters have flourished this season .

Secretary of Russia Security Council Nikolai Patrushev has accused the world powers of pushing North Korea towards the development and nuclear weapons and other ballistic missile assets.


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