South Korea Conducts 'Stealth' Cruise Missile Test

Kim Jong-un inspects a nuclear warhead

Kim Jong-un inspects a nuclear warhead

"A conflict in North Korea will not only be extremely destabilizing in the region, but it could potentially lead to a third world war due to the United States security guarantee that could internationalize the conflict overnight" explained the expert from Citi during a "Street Signs" debate held in Singapore at the Milken Institute Asia Summit.

North Korea threatened to use a nuclear weapon against Japan and turn the USA into "ashes and darkness" for agreeing on fresh United Nations sanctions this week - rhetoric that is likely to exacerbate tensions in North Asia.

"It makes sense that they would use their existing tunnel network attached to the North Portal entrance, because this leads to where the overburden is the greatest", Hanham said. A report Thursday in the Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper, said that satellite imagery appeared to indicate that North Korea was preparing for another long-range missile test.

"Both countries have gotten away for far too long and have faced too few consequences for turning a blind eye to the sanctions busting business activities of their citizens and those of North Korea", said David Albright, a nuclear proliferation analyst with the Institute for Science and International Security, at a U.S. Congressional hearing Wednesday.

The North reacted to the latest sanctions, which had the backing of veto-holding China and Russian Federation, by reiterating threats to destroy the US, Japan and South Korea.

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The EU expanded its North Korea sanctions list today, as the worldwide community builds pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.

But sanctions advocates say that ultimately compelling full compliance from China, Russia, and other countries that undermine United Nations sanctions, will require the U.S.to levy secondary sanctions. And on September 12, South Korea conducted a military exercise to improve its ability to fire cruise missiles at North Korea. But on September 12, two days before Pyongyang's statements, President Donald Trump noted the U.S. may take more actions beyond the recently imposed sanctions.

Juche is the North's ruling ideology that mixes Marxism and an extreme form of go-it-alone nationalism preached by state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un.

This yield is close to what 38 North previously estimated to be the maximum containable yield for the test site in Punggye-ri, northeastern North Korea, it added.

The North claimed to have carried out a hydrogen bomb test.

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