Strike On US Mainland 'Inevitable', Says North Korea As US Bombers Fly Past Coast

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| September 24 , 2017 , 14:09 IST

After issuing a series of threats and increasingly stringent sanctions, US showed its military might as US Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber flew past an international airspace close to North Korea's coast escorted by F-15C fighter jets from Japan, shortly before North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

Ri said that US President Donald Trump's bombast has made "our rockets' visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable," mocking Trump's description of North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un as 'little rocketman'.

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According to the Pentagon, the bombast was the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea that US planes have flown in this century.

"Harsh sanctions placed on North Korea's trade with the outside world will have no impact on its ability to complete building a nuclear bomb capable of reaching the United States," Ri said.

"Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force," the top North Korean diplomat added.

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"It is only a forlorn hope to consider any chance that the DPRK would be shaken an inch or change its stance due to the harsher sanctions by the hostile forces," he said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The verbal spat between Trump and Kim also showed no signs of reducing, as after Trump called Kim 'little rocketman' and 'madman' on a 'suicide mission' and threatened to 'totally destroy' North Korea to defend itself or its allies, Kim called Trump a "frightened dog" and a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard."

North Korea's foreign minister reiterated Kim's sentiments, terming US President Trump a 'mentally deranged person full of megalomania' and referring to him as 'President Evil.'

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"None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission," Ri said.

"In case innocent lives of the U.S. are harmed because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible," he added.

"Trump might not have been aware what is uttered from his mouth, but we will make sure that he bears consequences far beyond his words, far beyond the scope of what he can handle even if he is ready to do so," Ri said.

Meanwhile, US continues to put pressure on North Korea through sanctions, and even China, North Korea's key supporter, has started applying sanctions on the nation.