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N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks

08 February 2018

"North Korea may now be only months away from the capability to strike the United States with nuclear-armed ballistic missiles", he said, echoing similar warnings from the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency, and calling for the "complete, verifiable, and irreversible" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

This joint effort by US and its allies will not only spread the cost of such a defensive umbrella but also show the solidarity and unity of our allies that may have seemed to weaken in recent years.

Addressing Trump's repeated threats to North Korea, the paper said that its country stood ready to fend off any potential attack. (Mutually Assured Destruction) position that has kept nuclear war at bay for decades.

"North Korean officials insist that they will not give up nuclear weapons, and North Korea may now be only months away from the capability to strike the United States with nuclear-armed ballistic missiles", he continued.

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The tyrant carried out a series of missile and nuclear tests past year and has escalated worldwide tensions.

U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood (R) waits next to U.S. Army Captain Murzban Morris of the Departement of Defense Joint Staff before their address on North Korea to the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland August 30, 2017. It is not yet believed to have the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile. In December, the United Nations unanimously approved the economic punishment of the dictatorial regime after its latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, signalling it may be capable of hitting the USA mainland. But recent weeks have seen a thaw with South Korea, after Pyongyang agreed to send athletes to compete in the Olympic Games opening on February 9 in the south.

The induced natural disaster could be occurring due to the shaking of the ground because of seismic waves that began with the detonation of a North Korea nuclear device, Seoul's agency said.

He also said arsenals in China and Russian Federation were expanding, drawing rebukes from their respective delegations.

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The US has adopted a maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang which is meant to deprive North Korea of all the critical resources that have in the past served as oxygen to Kim's nuclear missile program.

During disarmament talks in Geneva on Tuesday, North Korean diplomat Ju Yong-chol - referring to his country's official name the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - said Washington continues to plan a pre-emptive strike, despite a recent calm in bellicose rhetoric between the arch rivals.

North Korea accused the United States of seeking to aggravate the current situation on the divided peninsula by "deploying large nuclear assets" nearby.

Defense Minister Song Young-moo had said the South will "strongly respond to North Korea's provocations" while utilizing measures such as sanctions and talks to achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

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N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks