Pyongyang: North Korea is threatening to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the USA to “ashes and darkness” in retaliation against harsher UN sanctions. Here are live updates on North Korea vs USA news.
Rex Tillerson and Theresa May discussed North Korea and its “continuing destabilising activities” during his visit to Britain, according to Number 10. “They agreed on the importance of the international community continuing to work together to put pressure on the regime,” the Prime Minister’s spokesman said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling for strict enforcement of a UN resolution against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, saying the world must force a change in Pyongyang’s policies.
Mr Abe made the remarks during a visit to India aimed at deepening economic and defences ties to balance the weight of a rising China. New Delhi stood with Tokyo in its resolve for a firm response to Pyongyang, he said.
“I’d like to appeal to the world, together with Prime Minister Modi, that we need to have North Korea change its policy through the thorough implementation of the newly adopted Security Council resolution by the international community.”
He added: “Prime Minister Modi and I are in full agreement on this.” A North Korean state agency threatened to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.
Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council, which it called “a tool of evil” made up of “money-bribed” countries that move at the order of the United States.
“The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. “Japan is no longer needed to exist near us,” the committee said in a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency.
North Korea has threatened to reduce the US to “ashes and darkness” in response to latest sanctions, a state media channel revealed. The threats come after the UN voted unanimously to restrict shipments of fuel to Pyongyang and for a total ban on textile exports.
In an official statement, North Korea said: “Now is the time to annihilate the US imperialist aggressors. Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness.” Donald Trump is willing to cut off trade with China in an effort to reign in North Korea, according to US Treasury Secretary.