Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Fears over the potential outbreak of World War 3 have reached an all-time high, with Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un trading insults and threats.

Ambassador, Kim In-ryong, was speaking to the UN General Assembly committee on Monday and stated that North Korea is the only country that has been subjected to an extreme and direct nuclear threat from the USA in over four decades. This was stated on Monday by the Deputy Permanent Representative of North Korea to the United Nations, Kim Yong Ryong, at the meeting of the First Committee of the General Assembly.

"The entire US mainland is within our firing range and if the USA dares to invade our sacred territory even an inch it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe", he warned.

He pointed to large-scale military using "nuclear assets", being conducted every year and said that the true danger is USA plan to stage a "secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership".

On Saturday he also singled out North Korea's development of deliverable nuclear weapons as "the most significant geopolitical risk" to otherwise steady growth in the global economy.

Last month, the UN Security Council imposed caps on North Korea's imports of oil to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

The statement comes on the heels of heightened rhetoric between North Korea and the United States over the past several months.

As part of the measures, North Korean workers in the EU-estimated to be about 400, mainly in Poland-now face a lower limit on the amount for money they can send home and their work visas will not be renewed once they expire. In July, North Korea twice tested ballistic missiles.

Over the weekend, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that if diplomatic efforts fail between the Governments of North Korea and the United States, then the "military option will be the only one left".

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