North Korea denies role in global cyberattack
The U.S.is looking ahead toward a decisive battleground in its bid to destroy the Islamic State group, even as U.S. -backed local forces must still finish the fight for the extremists’ two main strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
Tillerson said Washington would guarantee Pyongyang regime security if certain conditions are met, according to South Korean special envoy Hong Seok-hyun.
The successful launch, supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, indicates a significant advancement in North Korea’s ballistic missile program.
UNITED NATIONS North Korea’s deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday the United States needed to roll back its “hostile policy” toward the country before there could be talks as Washington raised concern that Pyongyang could be producing a chemical used in a nerve agent. Trump had reportedly told him he wanted to help settle the nuclear issue with North Korea by working with recently elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Guiding a long-range missile to a target on return to Earth is a key technological hurdle that North Korea must overcome in trying to flawless a missile that could threaten the United States.
While North Korea regularly tests shorter range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland. North Korean media claimed that a large nuclear warhead could be attached to that missile, but this has not been confirmed.
The launch early on Sunday took place at a region named Kusong, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing. In this regard, the ambassador of the United States, Nikki Haley laid accusations on North Korea for all the reasons mentioned above.
“It is ridiculous”, Mr. Kim added, Reuters reported. “You have to pick a side”.
Last month USA president Donald Trump warned a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible as he revealed he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong-un. US President Donald Trump’s administration has called for an immediate halt to Pyongyang’s provocations and has warned that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over.