North Korean Diplomat: Nuclear War May Break out at any Moment

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Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, said the USA must exercise diplomatic measures with North Korea to "forestall the possibility of war". There are real fears that North Korea has become a nuclear threat, something the wider world sees as unacceptable.

Leaflets apparently from North Korea calling Trump a "mad dog" and depicting gruesome images of him have turned up across central Seoul in recent days, adding an unusually personal element to North Korean propaganda.

"Unless the hostile policy and the nuclear threat of the U.S. is thoroughly eradicated, we will never put our nuclear weapons and ballistic rockets on the negotiation table under any circumstance", Kim In Ryong told UN General Assembly's committee on disarmament.

Mr Kim warned that tensions on the peninsula have "reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment". U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, after meeting his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama, told reporters that the focus at the State Department is still on diplomacy to solve the problem and eventually denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

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The situation on the Korean peninsula has intensified in recent months, especially after Pyongyang held two ballistic missile tests in July, which both North Korea and the U.S. claim to be as an intercontinental.

Kim issued a strong warning stating that the entire U.S. mainland is in their firing territory, and in case of any wrong deed by Trump, the United States will not be able to escape from severe punishment.

President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with President Trump suggesting that only military action can resolve the crisis.

The statement comes on the heels of heightened rhetoric between North Korea and the United States over the past several months. Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is curtailing economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with United Nations sanctions, and the European Union announced new sanctions as well.