Worldwide

Putin condemns North Korea nuclear test, appeals for calm

Putin condemns North Korea nuclear test, appeals for calm”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) makes a statement at the White House on a possible military response to the recent North Korea nuclear test, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford on September 3, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Mattis said the US will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response - a response both effective and overwhelming".

President Donald Trump threatened to increase economic sanctions and halt trade with any nation doing business with North Korea, and his defense chief said the United States has "many military options" after the regime said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb with "unprecedentedly big power". Japanese and South Korean officials said the tremor was about 10 times more powerful than the one picked up after North Korea's previous nuclear test a year ago.

In Seoul, President Moon called for new United Nations sanctions to "completely isolate North Korea".

Pyongyang raised tensions in July with two successful tests of an ICBM which apparently brought much of the USA mainland within range. "But as I said, we have many options to do so", he added. "We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so", Mattis said.

North Korea has made a stunning jump in progress for its nuclear and missile program since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011.

"We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches". The U.S. also suggested some other ideas earlier this summer, including air and maritime restrictions and restricting oil to North Korea's military and weapons programs.

Ahead of the North's test, photos released by the North Korean government showed Kim talking with his lieutenants as he observed a silver, peanut-shaped device that was apparently the purported thermonuclear weapon destined for an ICBM.

That is why some questioned Trump's jab at South Korea.

His handling of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test reflected a more traditional approach to crisis management, which USA officials said illustrated the influence of Mattis and new White House chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly. The North Koreans, he added, "only understand one thing", implying military force might be required.

Still, Trump's response was more orderly and less haphazard than he had offered to other provocations by North Korea.

Trump has previously vowed to stop North Korea developing nuclear weapons and said he would unleash "fire and fury" if it threatened USA territory.

North Korea gets the bulk of its oil from China, its main ally and trading partner, and a lesser amount from Russian Federation.

"Denuclearization is not a viable US policy goal", said Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Security, but neither should the USA accept North Korea as a nuclear power.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


11 April 2018
England All-rounder David Willey Replaces Kedar Jadhav
He has two centuries and seven half centuries to his name, which have come while playing in various T20 leagues across the world. With an experience of more than 140 T20 matches, David will prove out to be the Trump Card of Chennai Super Kings this season.

15 March 2018
Server Requirements for Mass Mailing
The first means that the error occurred on the receiving side: maybe the client's account was blocked, or something else happened. Running your own email server may sound like a science fiction, and it may seem that it’s impossible to handle such thing.

04 September 2017
South Korea simulates attack on North's nuke site after test
The meeting was called by the US, France, the United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea, according to the US mission to the UN. Still, Trump's response was more orderly and less haphazard than he had offered to other provocations by North Korea.

04 September 2017
United States warns of 'massive military response' to North Korea threats
The meeting was called by the US, France, the United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea , according to the US mission to the UN. The North hailed its test of what it described as a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile as "a ideal success".

04 September 2017
JJ Watt Breaks $18 Million in Fundraising Campaign for Texas
The Houston Chronicle reported all the items were donated and all the participants were volunteers. And we have those all filled with stocks, supplies, water, food, clothing, everything.

04 September 2017
Tessa Thompson blasts 'dumb' Hollywood writers over female action characters
Thompson and director Taika Waititi chose to update the character for their new movie, which is evident as soon as one sees Thompson's costume.

04 September 2017
Tessa Thompson hates Hollywood's portrayal of female action characters
She continued, "That word has just crept into every script that is pushed around this town now". Tessa said the word had been pushed into almost every script on the Hollywood circuit nowadays.

04 September 2017
Daesh's London Bridge plot with covert BBC reporter
The terrorist told the undercover reporter that Westminster is a good target because it is a very busy and crowded city. In March 2017, terrorist Khalid Masood murdered four and injured dozens more in Westminster.

04 September 2017
Pictures of Labor Day Celebrations Through the Years
Labor Day in the USA is a public holiday and honours the achievements of workers and the American labor movement in particular. In 1894, workers at the Pullman rail vehicle company in IL went on strike after wages, hours and jobs were slashed.

23 June 2017
Marvel Looks To Shake Its Poor Gaming Reputation
The games are well designed with attractive graphics and extensive content, but neither is viewed as a flawless experience. These games tend to be actually well done for what they are, and in a way they’ve been the pride of Marvel gaming.