Korean threat to 'sink' Japan

Korean threat to 'sink' Japan

It added: 'Let's vent our spite with mobilisation of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now.

"A telling blow should be dealt to them who have not yet come to senses after the launch of our ICBM over the Japanese archipelago", a spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in Thursday's KCNA statement.

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on 3 September, prompting the UN Security Council to step up sanctions with a ban on the reclusive regime's textile exports and a cap on fuel supplies.

"The army and people of the DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees, chief culprit in cooking up the "sanctions resolution", be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog", he said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

The English version of the statement used derogatory terms "Japs" and "Yankees" to refer to Japanese and Americans.

A USA official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said intelligence agencies had observed North Korea moving the launcher within the past 48 hours, potentially indicating another looming test.

"Through implementing the new United Nations Security Council resolution and related agreements, the global community as a whole needs to maximise pressure on North Korea so that it will change its policy".

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Amid reports of a rift with Tokyo over the issue, Seoul's Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck was quoted by local news agency Yonhap as maintaining that the South has been in "close consultation with countries such as the USA and Japan on our government's basic stance on humanitarian aid and other overall policies related to the North".

Tokyo blasted the North Korean statement as "extremely provocative and egregious".

Despite the threat of war on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's president Moon Jae-in said he would not support having nuclear weapons in his own country. "With this stance, the government plans to discuss humanitarian aid for North Korea requested by United Nations affiliated organisations such as UNICEF and WFP, during the South - North Korean Cooperation Conference, which is slated for September 21".

South Korea also said it was considering providing the North with $8 million (Dh29.3m) in humanitarian aid via the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF.

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nation voting in favour of sanctions.

A tougher initial U.S. draft of Monday's resolution was weakened to win the support of China, the North's lone major ally, and Russian Federation.

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