North Korea is threatening the U.S. to make "an incredible impact"

Kristopher Drake
October 20, 2017

"We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense, including a salvo of missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam", the state news agency said, quoting Kim Kwak Hak, a researcher at the Institute for American Studies of the North Korean Foreign Ministry.

'The latest exercise is aimed at maintaining readiness against North Korea's naval provocation and improving capabilities to carry out joint operations, ' a South Korean navy spokesman told reporters.

A statement from North Korea's Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills said: 'The US is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones.

North Korea has threatened to launch an "unimaginable" strike on the the face of U.S.

The US Navy's biggest warship in Asia, with a crew of 5,000 sailors, launched nearly 90 F-18 Super Hornet sorties from its deck, in sight of South Korean islands.

It added that Americans should expect an "unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time".

North Korea has blasted the joint drills as a "rehearsal for war".

It is conducting drills with the South Korean navy involving 40 warships deployed in a line stretching from the Yellow Sea west of the peninsula into the East Sea.

South Korea and the U.S. military have since Monday kicked off a five-day joint naval exercise in waters east and west of the peninsula.

North Korea's leader Kim Jung-un. The most stringent include a ban on coal, iron ore and seafood exports that aim at halting a third of North Korea's $3 billion of annual exports.

The warning was issued by Herbert Raymond McMaster, a United States Army officer who is National Security Advisor under President Donald Trump.

The former U.S. Secretary of State also beckoned on China, North Korea's biggest ally to take a "more outfront role" in enforcing the United Nations sanctions imposed on North Korea with the aim of curbing their nuclear and missile development programme.

The remarks come amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

The following day, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said direct talks with North Korea had not been ruled out.

With Pyongyang and Washington trading bellicose threats against one another's territories, 72 percent of U.S. citizens are anxious the USA will go to war during the next four years, according to a Thursday NBC News/Survey Monkey poll.

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