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US sanctions two North Koreans over ballistic missile program

US sanctions two North Koreans over ballistic missile program

Trump repeatedly threatened North Korea with military action, using phrases such as "fire and fury", while Pyongyang threatened to strike USA military bases in Guam and claimed that its rockets can reach anywhere within the entire US mainland. Pyongyang claims those it is now capable of sending those missiles to any part of the US mainland.

China claims it halted fuel supplies to North Korea last month, exceeding the terms of United Nations sanctions against the rogue regime.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy South Korea, the United States and Japan, and says its weapons are necessary to counter us aggression.The United States stations 28,500 troops in the South, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, and regularly carries out military exercises with the South. North Korea claims the missile is capable of delivering nuclear warheads anywhere in the continental United States.

A North Korean soldier who defected to the South has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream, local news reports.

In response to ICBM tests by the North Korea regime, the UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions last week. Mr. Kim knows that North Korea would cease to exist, and he is not dumb.

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In a statement, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stressed that Jong-sik and Pyong-chol had been crucial in helping North Korea switch its missile program from liquid to solid fuel, as well as increasing the rogue state's ballistic missile capabilities.

But South Korean daily newspaper Joongang Ilbo reported: 'Through various channels, we've recently learned that the North has completed a new satellite and named it Kwangmyongsong-5.

About 40 percent of USA respondents said they are in favor of nuclear armament for Japan and South Korea.

The news is likely to embarrass China and raise questions about its record of enforcing sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

"Analysis showed that this indicates that the regime has been stably controlled and (Kim) has strengthened internal solidarity, reducing the need for public activities", Lee Eugene, vice spokesperson at Seoul's Unification Ministry, said at a regular briefing Friday, referring to such reports.

North Korea will remain committed to the country's nuclear development in 2018, according to a report released on Saturday by state-media.


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