President Trump's state department urged Kim Jong-un's state to stop fuelling tensions
Kim Jong-Un has boasted of his country’s nuclear prowess since the New Year and has said scientists are close to testing the deadly intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
But last week, fears of an impending nuclear war were fuelled after satellite imagery – released by the website 38 north – revealed the nation's power had restarted its plutonium producing nuclear reactor.
In response to their nuclear developments, Katina Adams, a US State department spokeswoman told Yonhap News Agency: “We are not going to comment on matters of intelligence.
“We continue to call on North Korea to refrain from actions and rhetoric that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments.”
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U.S. and South Korean marines participate in the endurance exercise in temperature below minus 20 degrees celsius under a scenario to defend the country from any possible attacks from North Korea.
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The US spokeswoman’s claims the hermit state is fuelling tensions comes days after North Korea released a terrifying warning to Trump.
North Korean officials released a statement to the country's Central TV network, which read: “The US will face a position more miserable than that in the Pueblo case if it forgets that lesson and frantically pursues new ways to provoke war against the north.”
Urging international officials to take Jong-Un’s nuclear threats seriously, Han Min-Koo, South Korea’s defence minister said Pyongyang presents a “direct threat” to his nation.
Min Koo added: "North Korea is making threats of nuclear development and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) this year as well.
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“Pyongyang’s missile threat against the Seoul metropolitan area where key facilities and population are concentrated is directly linked to the nation’s security.
“Thus, there should be no weak point in preparation.”
Whilst reports of Jong Un’s nuclear reactor development slowly emerged, scientists from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists declared, the world is moving closer to nuclear armageddon because of increasing threats from its country.