North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike'

A mushroom cloud rises from the detonation of the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he hopes 'there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will follow the line that President Trump repeatedly voiced during the election campaign'.

North Korea will definitely be in the United Nations spotlight on April 28 when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presides at a Security Council meeting where Guterres will brief members on the North's nuclear program.

"It is a situation where a lot of exercise equipment is amassed in North Korea and also a lot of strategic assets are situated on the Korean peninsula because of the South Korea-U.S. military drills", Lee told a briefing. After employing a tough posture toward China on the campaign trail, President Trump is taking a softer tone as he tries to encourage the Chinese to put pressure on the North Korean nuclear program.

But the Navy said Wednesday that the fleet was en route to the waters surrounding the divided peninsula.

China's air force has put its land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers "on high alert" in response to a potential situation in North Korea, a U.S. defence official has been quoted as saying.

North Korean state media warned the U.S. they have "super-mighty preemptive strike" planned should the USA try to deter its nuclear weapons program with military force after Donald Trump said Americans "always have to be concerned" about the prospect of a thermonuclear war with the communist nation.

The isolated country's military will mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army on Tuesday amid speculation Pyongyang will use the occasion to test-launch a ballistic missile or conduct a nuclear test.

The singing was followed by footage of the test-firing of a missile in February.

Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea earlier, have signalled a forceful USA stance on North Korea's recent actions and threats.

But he and other USA officials have yet to outline a strategy that differs markedly from that of previous administrations.

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This occurred when Jong Un celebrated his grandfather's birthday on Sunday with a rousing concert.

The Chinese government should be doing more, Chang stressed, pointing out that in the Saturday's military parade, there were what looked like Chinese missiles.

The military has not chose to intercept a test missile but the USA defense secretary James Mattis has briefed Congress on the option.

The White House faces mounting pressure to set conditions and limits for prospective intervention in North Korea.

South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, at a meeting with top officials on Thursday, repeatedly called for the military and security ministries to maintain vigilance.

He pointed to North Korea's "provocative words and actions" and the upcoming army foundation day. North Korea routinely labels such exercises preparations for invasion. Three volleyball courts are up and running, with a fourth apparently under construction.

It said possible explanations for the change are that the site has been placed in stand-by mode or Pyongyang has initiated a tactical pause "as part of an overall deception plan".

The analysts at watchdog group 38 North note that the volleyball games could be a deception, and the site remains capable of conducting a nuclear test at any time.

North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

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