The senior politician warned of 'all out war'
Han Song-Ryol revealed the state would continue to test its missiles despite international condemnation and increasing military tensions with the United States.
Speaking in Pyongyang, he said: “We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis."
He added that the US could face "all out war" if Donald Trump and his government were "reckless enough to use military means".
The comments come following North Korea's failed missile test over the Easter bank holiday weekend,as citizens celebrated Kim Il-sung's birthday on the Day of the Sun.
North Korea's failed missile test came during Day of the Sun celebrations
Reports into the type of missile used have not been confirmed, but a South Korean official has hinted it may have been an ICBM.
The US Pacific Command statement said: “The Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch.
“The launch of the ballistic missile occurred near Sinpo.
“The missile blew up almost immediately. The type is still being assessed."
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North Korea's military will continue to test nuclear missiles
Tensions have contuned to escalate on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric being bounced back and forth between North Korea and the US.
And he warned China that he will "deal" with the country if its neighbour ignores the growing crises.
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North Korea will be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Speaking alongside South Korea's acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn later, Vie President Mike Pence warned North Korea should not test Mr Trump.
He said: "Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan.
"North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region."
And he reiterated his support for his host, saying: "We are with you 100%."
The comments also come as the country’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations Kim In-Ryong claimed the United States was “disturbing peace and stability” across the globe with its “unjust and disproportionate” response to leader Kim Jong-Un.
In a press conference this afternoon he claimed it was “crystal clear” the US and President Donald Trump were “hell bent” on prompting all out war with North Korea.
And he warned that war could be a real possibility, claiming the heightened tensions had created a deadly situation.
He said: "A nuclear war could break out at any moment on the Korean Peninsula.
"The United States are disturbing the peace and global stability, insisting in a gangster logic."