'Nuclear war may break out any moment' - North Korea

Posted October 18, 2017

The caution was contained in a copy of North Korean Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong's prepared remarks for a discussion on nuclear weapons by a UN General Assembly committee.

The North's state media outlet said the regime will continue its nuclear development until it secures a balance of power with the United States.

He said: "Threat from North Korea has heightened to levels never seen before".

USA and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy fails.

The new sanctions are the latest in a series of global efforts to further tighten the screws on North Korea to try to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear and missile programs.

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President Trump has recently tweeted that attempts to negotiate with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, are a "waste of time".

Last month, the UN Security Council imposed caps on North Korea's imports of oil to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

According to him, no country was subjected to "so extreme and direct nuclear threat from the US", as the DPRK, and in this situation, Pyongyang has the full right to self-defense.

The European Union has announced new sanctions against the country after it emerged they'd been developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. In an interview with Bloomberg, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the US and North Korea is essential.

"Before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration we want to send a clear..." Of course, North Korea has carried out numerous missile tests, and they recently successfully tested a hydrogen bomb warhead.