U.S. And North Korea Threaten Each Other Over Provocative Military Actions And Statements
On July 4 2017 North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that “flew 580 miles, reaching an altitude of 1,741 miles, and flew for nearly 40 minutes.” This type of missile has the potential to reach Alaska and possibly further, in addition to other countries in closer proximity to North Korea.
On Friday July 28 2017 North Korea tested another missile that “flew for 47 minutes and 12 seconds while travelling 998km (620 miles) and reaching a maximum altitude of 3,724.9 meters (12,220ft).”
On August 8 2017 Trump stated “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States…they will be met with fire and fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
A U.N. security council resolution passed on Saturday August 5 2017 in response to North Korea’s missile tests “bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers working abroad, bans new joint ventures with North Korea and any new investment in current joint ventures.”
U.S. and South Korea began annual joint military exercises and drills on Monday August 21 1017.