The Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said: "In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only US imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the USA mainland and reduce them to ashes".
Stephens killed himself in Pennsylvania on Tuesday as he was being chased by state troopers. "The search for Steve Stephens has ended", the police chief said at a news conference, adding that the suspect's suicide has left many unanswered questions, including what prompted Stephens to turn to violence.
A senior Iranian official has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's contradictory words, saying he "does not have a clear understanding of worldwide relations". Three months into the most right-wing government in modern U.S. history, the meaning of the "America First" doctrine proclaimed by Donald Trump in his inaugural address has been spelled out by Washington's deeds: USA war everywhere.
But whatever perceptual lead the challengers might have in those polls, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the ruling party of President Joko Widodo and backers of Ahok-Djarot, are sure that the incumbents will get the win today.
North Korea's latest missile test fizzled last weekend, but it conducted two nuclear test explosions and 24 ballistic missile tests previous year. It was the fifth statement the council has adopted on North Korea this year, all with Chinese support.
The United States was reportedly ready to strike North Korea if USA officials became convinced the country would carry out its test, and the Trump administration said its "strategic patience" with the country has run out. North Korea showed off its military might during a parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, in celebration of its founder's birthday. Factory worker Ri Gul Chol, 37, also had not heard about the missile test.