Keep calm, however new North Korea missile check a…
Dec 04 2017
White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the U.S. is in a race to address the threat from North Korea.
"More than 230 fighters from the US air force bases in Japan and South Korea including its latest stealth fighters F-22 Raptor and F-35, the USA major strategic assets as well as some 12,000 US troops are to participate in the said drill", said the spokesman.
It was the country's third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, but the first of what North Korea is calling its Hwasong-15 missile.
Amid concerns about the tenuous situation that has been exacerbated by heated exchanges between US President Donald Trump and North Korean officials could lead to a military path, Bessho stressed that changing the North's policy is the point of emphasis.
News about the launch comes within days of North Korea launching a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Michael Kirby, chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry that drew up the report, said at the time that the crimes the team had cataloged were reminiscent of those committed by the Nazis during World War Two.
The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, he told a defence forum.
The missile's large size was immediately apparent in the photos, which analysts said could provide for a more powerful propulsion system.
"If there's an underground nuclear test, then you need to get ready for a very serious response by the United States", Mr Graham said.
A U.S. official said Saturday technical analysis of that missile's flight is ongoing but the "the North Koreans had problems with re-entry".
To celebrate the missile launch the ruling Workers Party's official daily Rodong Sinmun covered its front page with colour photographs showing thousands of tightly packed soldiers and people applauding in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung square, which was decorated with large portraits of the North's late leaders. The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.
"What we are endeavoring to do is to regain our strategic focus", he said. "We're asking China to act in China's interest, as they should, and we believe increasingly that it's in China's urgent interest to do more".