US bombers stage North Korea show of force

25 September, 2017, 00:09 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Flyover North Korea

But this was the furthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any United States fighter or bomber aircraft has flown off North Korea's coast in this century, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said. On Thursday, Trump signed an executive order giving the Treasury Department more authority to cut off trade that helps finance North Korea's weapons and nuclear programs.

"We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the United States homeland and our allies", the Pentagon official said.

Earlier this month, two B-1B Lancer bombers and four US F-35B Lightning II stealth jets flew, along with South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagle fighter jets, near the DMZ that separates South and North Korea.

Ri did not respond on Saturday when asked by reporters whether North Korea had conducted a new nuclear test.

The U.S. says it's the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula that any American fighter or bomber has flown this century.

The flight follows a week of heated rhetoric between the leaders of both countries - after Mr Trump's comments, Mr Kim called him "mentally deranged" and "a dotard".

The North carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September.

All North Korea's nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 4.3 or above.

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On Friday, Trump kept up his verbal fusillade against Kim, tweeting that Kim is a "madman" who will be "tested like never before".

Trump continued the heated exchange with the North Koreans Saturday night.

He said Trump's personal insults against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, make "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more".

This week saw a blistering war of words between Kim and Trump, with the U.S. leader using his maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly to warn that Washington would "totally destroy" the North if America or its allies were threatened.

Trump's executive order expanded the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea, and to ban them from interacting with the US financial system.

If enforced, the Chinese action Trump described could severely impede the isolated North's ability to raise money for its missile and nuclear development.

In a separate development, China moved to limit the North Korea's oil supply and stop buying textiles from the country, in line with the latest United Nations sanctions.

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