USA assesses NKorea can fit nuke inside a missile

Marie Harrington
August 9, 2017

United States spy agencies have assessed that North Korea is able to construct a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile, a USA official briefed on the intelligence told NBC News.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", warned Mr. Trump from his "working vacation" in New Jersey.

The latest revelations come a month after the USA said that it believed that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, far more than previously thought.

The heightened tensions between the two nations follow a series of ballistic missile tests by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which finally prompted the Security Council-including critical votes by China and Russia-to act.

"He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before".

His comments came after a Washington Post report, citing USA intelligence officials, said Pyongyang had produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles.

The United States imposed tougher sanctions against North Korea last week. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week that the USA was not demanding regime change and was willing to talk with Pyongyang - if the North agrees to abandon its quest for nuclear weapons.

The vote was significant in winning support from China and Russian Federation, top supporters of North Korea who have blocked sanctions in the past.

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Military options include launching a "preventative war" against North Korea, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster has said.

At times the administration seemed to signal, nearly casually, that it was considering a preemptive strike on North Korea, which could trigger a land war on the Korean peninsula and the deaths of tens of thousands of people.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the support of China and Russian Federation for the latest sanctions sent a strong message to North Korea about what was expected of it.

Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in NY.

Despite the United States' insistence that North Korea halt its missile tests, US spy agencies detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country's east coast just days ago.

"The nation's state-run news agency responded that "(North Korea) will make the US pay dearly for all the heinous crimes it commits against the state and people of this country".

Donald Trump has made his strongest comments against North Korea yet. "We must be tough & decisive!", the USA leader wrote on Twitter.

Pyongyang would never place its nuclear programme on the negotiating table as long as the United States maintained a hostile policy against the North, the government statement reported by KCNA said.

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