“Since the USA is revealing its nature as a bloodthirsty beast obsessed with the wild dream of reversing the DPRK’s development of the state nuclear force which has already reached the completion phase, there is no way that the DPRK is going to wait and let the U.S. feast on it”, the statement said, referring to North Korea by the nation’s abbreviated full name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Washington has presented a draft United Nations resolution calling for an oil embargo on North Korea, an assets freeze on Kim Jong-Un, a ban on textiles and an end to payments of North Korean guest workers.
In separate phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Moon discussed coordinated responses to Pyongyang’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.
The US has also made a decision to waive restrictions on the size and range of South Korean ballistic missiles, allowing it to develop and drop bunker-busting bombs on the underground headquarters of the North Korean leadership in Pyongyang.
But no weapons test was detected from North Korea as of Saturday afternoon, as people in capital Pyongyang went through customary practices of showing loyalty to late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the father of third-generation leader Kim Jong Un.
Video footage on a large screen showed a hydrogen bomb warhead being assembled by its scientists, according to its state television network.
In particular, both leaders were adamant for a new United Nations security council resolution for the sanctions on oil to North Korea.
More modifications are inevitable and it’s unclear if a vote will take place Monday as the United States has sought, the diplomat said.
“Of course the Chinese were not happy”, said a foreign diplomat in Beijing focused on North Korea.
South Korean discussion of nuclear weapons could spark similar moves by Japan, and possibly others.
The United States withdrew its nuclear weapons from South Korea in 1991 as part of its worldwide nonproliferation efforts and to try to persuade North Korea to reduce its nuclear program. “The other possibility.is they want to see the colour of China’s money”.
The reported noted different spy agencies often reach differing conclusions about North Korea because of “the difficulty collecting and interpreting intelligence on North Korea”.
The United Nations Security Council is meeting later on Monday to vote on new sanctions on North Korea, but whether China and Russian Federation will support an oil embargo remains in question, said experts. And Kim might do something that triggers a war.
“We will not be putting up with what’s happening in North Korea”.
In addition, according to figures from the International Trade Centre, a joint World Trade Organisation-United Nations agency, the North imported $115 million-worth of refined oil products – which could include petrol and aircraft fuel – from China previous year.
A commentary by its Uriminzokkiri propaganda website advised the Trump administration to “have a correct understanding of the actual power of the DPRK”.