North Korea threatens to strike New York

| Updated: Jun 14, 2017 04:42 IST

Moscow [Russia], June 13 (ANI) : North Korea has threatened United States saying, its nuclear weapons can hit New York, and such a strike "might be proven in practice." Pyongyang responded to a January tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he stated that a North Korean strike on the U.S. "won't happen." North Korea's delayed response came over a tweet in January by Trump. "The DPRK is about 10,400km far away from New York. But this is just not a long distance for its strike today," Russia Today reported. The article, titled 'US hostile policy is bound to go bankrupt', goes on to state that "the US is feeling uneasy as this might be proven in practice." "This is because its hostile policy will end in futile when the DPRK conducts the test-fire of an ICBM capable of precisely striking any place on the US mainland," an opinion piece in the state-run Rodong Sinmun stated on Monday. The article also mentioned U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet in which he acknowledged Pyongyang's announcement that it was in the "final stages" of developing a nuclear weapon striking parts of the US, but said that such a strike "won't happen." The editorial comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, with Trump repeatedly vowing to boost the US's military capabilities to counter the threat from North Korean missiles. Trump even informed the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, that "all options are on the table" - including military action - to address provocations by North Korea. He has also urged China to put pressure on Pyongyang, as its sole economic lifeline. (ANI)

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