North Korean UN diplomat warns nuclear war may be imminent

North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of US threat

The pair also discussed U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, slated to begin from November 5 among other matters, informed sources said. There are real fears that North Korea has become a nuclear threat, something the wider world sees as unacceptable.

North Korean UN Deputy Ambassador Kim In-ryong said the situation on the Korean peninsula is very risky, and that nuclear war may break out at any moment, the World Agencies have said.

The new sanctions are the latest in a series of worldwide efforts to further tighten the screws on North Korea to try to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear and missile programs.

Reed witnessed the effect of Trump's rhetoric last week during his visit to South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone that separates the rivaling countries.

"This is a hard way, but we restated Russia's position and our opinion that apart from the talks, apart from search for yet political and diplomatic solutions in hard conditions, the situation will continue aggravating, which may have serious consequences for North Korea regarding the humanitarian component", Matvienko stressed. The European Union, too, announced new restrictions on Pyongyang for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.


He said: "North Korea is the most significant geopolitical risk to the global economy at this juncture".

"Before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration we want to send a clear..."

Among those most closely threatened by North Korea is the US territory of Guam. Kim Jong-un has also threatened to test a nuclear missile by exploding it over the Pacific.

Tension between the US and North Korea have escalated in recent months with Kim ramping up the country's nuclear armament, touting its intercontinental ballistic missiles could strike the U.S.

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