North Korea Threatens To Use Nuclear Weapon To 'Sink' Japan

We should worry more about Pakistan than North Korea

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Pyongyang's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North's external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council, which it called "a tool of evil" made up of "money-bribed" countries that move at the order of the United States.

"Four Islands of the Japanese archipelago needs to drown in a sea of nuclear bomb Juche", the statement reads.

Reacting to the vote on Thursday, North Korea said the U.S. ought to "be beaten to death" for spearheading the penalties.

North Korea threatened to use a nuclear weapon against Japan and turn the US into "ashes and darkness" for agreeing on fresh United Nations sanctions this week - rhetoric that is likely to exacerbate tensions in North Asia.

There is evidence the North Koreans will not stop tests at Punggye-ri, they said.

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Moon said he believed North Korea wanted to ensure "regime stability" and to be accepted as a nuclear power state, with a seat at the negotiating table with the US.

Regional tension has risen markedly since the North conducted its sixth, and by far its most powerful, nuclear test on Sept 3.

Japanese professional wrestler-turned-lawmaker Antonio Inoki, who has conducted sports diplomacy with North Korea since the 1990s, has urged Japan to do more to calm escalating tensions between the US and North Korea.

South Korea said on Wednesday traces of radioactive xenon gas were confirmed to be from a North Korean nuclear test earlier this month, but it was unable to conclude whether the test had been for a hydrogen bomb as Pyongyang claimed.

The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a US-drafted resolution, which bans Kim Jong-un's government from exporting textiles and restricts the shipment of oil products. He even said the U.S. should "be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog".

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North Korea also uses trusted agents and third party companies located in other countries to facilitate prohibited trade.

The EU expanded its North Korea sanctions list today, as the global community builds pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.

It's worth pointing out that North Korea could already hit South Korea and Japan with a nuclear weapon.

The Citigroup representative added: "Not only is the North Korean leader in the process of testing his nuclear weapons (Nuclear - No), scoring the sixth this year but also Donald Trump changes the United States foreign and security policy in a way I have not seen before".

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