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04 December 2017, 12:35 | Tara Lloyd
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"It is an open, all-out provocation against the DPRK, which may lead to a nuclear war any moment", it said in an editorial on Sunday, using the North's official name. North Korea released dozens of photos and a video after Wednesday's launch of the new Hwasong-15 missile, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared had "finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force".
United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on December 15 to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the past three years.
Kim reportedly ordered the production of the tires in September.
The isolationist state recently tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that, it claimed, could reach anywhere on the U.S. mainland.
Seoul'sKorean Times quoted a defence source, who is aware of the latest development, as saying that the brigade's mission will be to eliminate key North Korean authorities if there is a full-fledged conflict in the region. Every missile test, every underground test of a nuclear weapon, means the marriage is more likely. The other was the "testing of a long-range ICBM", the implication being this had been achieved with the most recent launch.
Washington is battling to maintain global solidarity in the face of the North nuclear threat after Russian Federation warned that sanctions have failed and China sidestepped talk of an oil embargo.
The unit, comprising 1,000 special forces troops, is modelled after the US Army Rangers, Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, and Green Berets, according to a report by the Korean Times newspaper. "They will be the first victims if a war is started on the Korean peninsula".
Kim first made the threat in September in response to Trump's United Nations speech threatening to destroy the North and mocking him as "Little Rocket Man".
"This week we had the long range missile, ICBM launch, which again gathered the attention of the world and we feel that it needs to be discussed", Bessho said at a news conference.
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