North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US

Apr 20, 2017, 08:51

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, on a visit to London, said the military option must be part of the pressure brought to bear.

But that test hasn't happened yet, though North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attempted to launch a missile Sunday that the Pentagon said blew up nearly immediately after launch.

Official sources from South Korea and the U.S. confirmed North Korea had attempted to launch a missile on Sunday, but had failed.

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. For its part, China says the system's powerful radar is a threat to its security.

A shocking North Korean video shows a nuclear bomb appearing to strike an American city, before a huge fiery mushroom cloud soars into the sky.

Most experts believe the regime is still at least several years from that goal, but the North does have conventional weapons with a proven range to put US troops and allies in the region at risk.

The video comes after North Korea's disastrous missile test over the Easter weekend where they attempted to launch a new rocket but it reportedly exploded just moments after launch.

Such statements need to be agreed by all the 15 members of the council, Reuters noted.

United States experts who have been forecasting an imminent North Korean nuclear test said on Tuesday (April 18) they were surprised when they viewed their latest satellite images of the country's nuclear test site and saw volleyball games under way. However, this time the statement reportedly dropped "through dialogue" from the draft, which Russian Federation had insisted it be included, according to Reuters.

"When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft. the USA delegation without providing any explanations canceled the work on the draft", the Russian U.N. mission said in a statement.

The statement wanted the United Nations demands North Korea conducts no further tests.

Mohd Anwar also said earlier that the government's negotiations with other countries such as the Philippines, Myanmar, Arab countries and in the Asia Pacific region prior to this, had gone well, too.

"The truth seems to be that the USA military and president jointly created fake news and it is without doubt a rare scandal in US history, which will be bound to cripple Trump's and USA dignity", it said.

"They salute Malaysia for successfully bringing home Malaysians while Japan had failed to bring home more than 100 of its citizens from North Korea", he said when debating the motion of thanks on the Royal Address of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the Dewan Negara yesterday.

Without mincing words, the official newspaper of Pyongyang's ruling Workers' Party, the Rodong Sinmum warned that the United States and its regional allies like Japan and South Korea should not mess with Kim Jong-un's regime.