North Korea v USA live: North Korea threatens to ‘end the US’ as UN sanctions hit regime | World | News

  • US ambassador to the UN hails the toughest sanctions in a generation
  • North Korea warns the day it is ‘provoked means the end of the US
  • Kim Jong-un’s latest missile have could hit mainland America, experts warn 

Here are the latest threats, live updates and breaking news on Kim Jong-un’s North Korea versus Donald Trump’s America. (All times BST)

1.30pm: China urges North Korea to stop missile tests 

China’s foreign minister said new UN sanctions on North Korea were the right response to a series of missile tests, but dialogue is vital to resolve a complex issue now at a “critical juncture”.

Wang Yi said he had told North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho that nuclear tests would only stoke tensions during a bilateral talks during a regional meeting in Manila. 

12.45am: North Korea threatens to ‘end the US’ 

North Korea’s state-run KCNA has issued another chilling warning after the US flew supersonic bombers over the peninsula last weekend. 

Referring to the US fly past, the KCNA said: “The day the DPRK is provoked means the end of the US… This is our stern warning.” 

The rant claimed the “US mainland is in striking range” after a successful intercontinental ballistic missile test at the end of July. 

Noon: Donald Trump welcomes sanctions on North Korea

Donald Trump tweeted: “United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K.”

“The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!” 

11am US ambassador to the UN hails toughest sanctions in a generation

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called the new sanctions “the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation’.

She said: “We should not fool ourselves into thinking we have solved the problem. Not even close. The North Korean threat has not left us, it is rapidly growing more dangerous…

“Further action is required. The United States is taking and will continue to take prudent defensive measures to protect ourselves and our allies.” 

8am: UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea 

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over its two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.

The US-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers working abroad, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures.

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