North Korea ‘blows up US aircraft carrier and jets’ in new propaganda video

North Korean state media has released a new video depicting the destruction of US aircraft and warships and warning that any attack on the North will see US forces “head to the grave”.

The 99-second clip was released on Sunday by the DPRK Today news site, just hours after two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew off the coast of North Korea in a show of force.

Accompanied by US fighters based in Okinawa, the bombers flew further north of the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula than any US military aircraft in the 21st century, according to the Pentagon.

A screenshot of the North Korean video showing the US carrier being blown up 
A screenshot of the North Korean video showing the US carrier being blown up 

The North Korean propaganda video begins with pictures of President Donald Trump, describing him as a “mad man”.

It goes on to show a series of Pukguksong missiles being fired from mobile launch vehicles before an F-35 Raptor fighter and a nuclear-capable Lancer bomber are destroyed by computer-generated explosions.

The footage goes on to show a missile being fired from a submerged submarine before striking the USS Carl Vinson. The 103,000-tonne aircraft carrier is the flagship of Carrier Strike Croup 1 and conducted drills with another nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, off North Korea in June.

It has also carried out exercises, utilising its 90 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, with Korean navy units.

The footage shows USS Carl Vinson engulfed in flames after the missile strike, with subtitles stating, “Should F-35, B-1B or the Carl Vinson lead the US attack, they will head to the grave in that order”.

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North Korea Says U.S. ‘Declared War’ Warns It Could Shoot Down U.S. Bombers | World News | US News

UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.

“The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country,” Ri said.

“The question of who won’t be around much longer will be answered then,” Ri said in a direct reference to a Twitter post by Trump on Saturday.

The increasingly heated rhetoric between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is raising fears of a risk of a miscalculation by one side or the other that could have massive repercussions.

China called on Monday for all sides in the North Korea missile crisis to show restraint and not “add oil to the flames.”

Ri told the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr Evil President” Trump called Kim a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

“Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump said on Twitter on Saturday.

North Korea, which has pursued its missile and nuclear programs in defiance of international condemnation and economic sanctions, said it “bitterly condemned the reckless remarks” of Trump. They were an “intolerable insult to the Korean people” and a declaration of war, the North’s official news agency said on Monday.

Pyongyang accuses the United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean war, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies. The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950s conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

U.S. Treasury yields fell to session lows after Ri’s comments on Monday.

‘DERANGED’

In an unprecedented direct statement on Friday, Kim described Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” whom he would tame with fire.

Kim said North Korea would consider the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” against the United States and that Trump’s comments had confirmed his nuclear program was “the correct path”.

Trump threatened in his maiden U.N. address last Tuesday to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people if North Korea threatened the United States or its allies.

Asked how concerned China was the war of words between Trump and North Korea could get out of control, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang described the situation as highly complex and sensitive.

It was vitally important everyone strictly, fully and correctly implemented all North Korea related U.N. resolutions, Lu said, resolutions which call for both tighter sanctions and efforts to resume dialogue.

All sides should “not further irritate each other and add oil to the flames of the tense situation on the peninsula at present”, Lu told a daily news briefing.

“We hope all sides do not continue doing things to irritate each other and should instead exercise restraint.”

Speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May by telephone, Chinese President Xi Jinping repeated Beijing’s position that the North Korean issue should be resolved peacefully via talks, state media said.

China hopes Britain can play a constructive role in easing the situation and pushing for a resumption in talks, Xi said. May, like some other U.S. allies, has pushed for China to do more on North Korea.

Downing Street said the two leaders agreed there was a particular responsibility for China and Britain, as permanent Security Council members, to help find a diplomatic solution.

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on Sept. 3. Pyongyang said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

While China has been angered by North Korea’s repeated nuclear and missile tests, it has also called for the United States and its allies to help lessen tension by dialing back their military drills.

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force the Pentagon said indicated the range of military options available to Trump.

In response to a question about the exercises, Chinese spokesman Lu said: “A continued rise in tensions on the peninsula, I believe, is not in the interests of any side.”

Wang Jingdong, president of the world’s largest lender Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), told reporters during a briefing the bank will “strictly implement U.N. Security Council decisions related to North Korea and carefully fulfill relevant international responsibility”.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said his decision to call a snap election would not distract his government from responding to North Korean threats.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations, Ben Blanchard in Beijing and Christine Kim in Seoul; Additional reporting by Shu Zhang in Beijing, Elizabeth Piper in London and Kiyoshi Takenaka in Tokyo; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Nick Macfie and Grant McCool)

Copyright 2017 Thomson Reuters.

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  • North Korea’s foreign minister accuses President Trump of declaring war.
  • Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says that gives the rogue regime the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers.
  • Ri makes his comments after Trump said the regime “won’t be around much longer.”

North Korea says it has a right to shoot down US bombers

North Korea says it has a right to shoot down US bombers  

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war, saying that gives the rogue regime the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers.

Pyongyang could target planes even when they are not flying in North Korean airspace, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York.

“The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” he said.

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country,” he added.

On Saturday, American bombers flew in international airspace east of North Korea in a symbolic show of military force.

The comments come amid an escalation of rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington as the international community tries to end North Korean nuclear and missile programs. Trump’s first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly last week prompted a string of harsh warnings and threats.

It culminated Saturday in Trump saying the North Korean regime “won’t be around much longer” if Ri “echoes thoughts” of dictator Kim Jong Un, whom Trump maligned as “Little Rocket Man.”

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!

Ri claimed on Monday that the comment was a declaration of war. Ri also inflamed tensions following Trump’s defiant remarks to the U.N. last week. On Saturday, he called Trump “President Evil” and claimed that economic sanctions will not deter Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and a “balance of power with the U.S.”

Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. would have “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it is forced to defend itself or its allies. The president and his top advisors have repeatedly said they could take military action in response to a string of missile tests, but prefer a diplomatic resolution.

On Thursday, Trump signed an executive order expanding his authority to target people and institutions that do business with North Korea. He hopes the measure will help to cut off Pyongyang’s funding sources for its nuclear and missile programs.

The central bank in China — North Korea’s only major ally — also told its banks to strictly implement U.N. sanctions.

The American sanctions followed unanimous economic sanctions packages imposed by the U.N. Security Council.

Trump has said he supports the “complete denuclearization” of North Korea.

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NASA test the new concorde: 2,179mph jet to fly from US to UK unveiled | Daily Star

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The US space agency is attempting to develop a radical new version of the concorde supersonic passenger jet.

Scientists from NASA and Martin Lockheed are aiming to revolutionise commercial air travel by creating a plane that can break the 767mph sound barrier.

Incredible pictures showing the latest tests of its Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) have now been revealed by NASA.

Experts working on the £289million ($390million) project tested the latest prototype inside a massive wind tunnel at NASA’s Langley Research Center.

With further tests planned, NASA is now taking bids to begin construction of a demo supersonic jet.

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BREAKTHROUGH: NASA has tested a new prototype of its X-plane in a wind tunnel

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The space agency hopes that flight tests of the QueSST Preliminary Design, otherwise known as Plane-X, could begin as early as 2021.

It currently takes a commerical airliner more than eight hours to fly from London to New York.

A “new concorde” with a top speed of 2,179mph would cut that time in half to around three hours and 30 minutes.

US President Donald Trump has included funding for the ambitious project in his 2018 budget proposal.

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‘Swarm attack’ from armed drones pose ‘grave threat’ to Trump

The Secret Service is facing a “grave” threat to President Trump from a new wave of high-tech weapons including armed drones, plastic guns made on 3-D printers and even sophisticated IEDs, according to a new alert issued by a former agent.

“This threat is grave,” Dan Bongino told Secrets. The author of a new book on the Secret Service that calls for a seismic change of thinking at the agency, Bongino said terrorists are eager to unleash an attack on their “ultimate prize.”

New age threats include weaponized drones delivered in “swarms” that could attack the White House or any place the president is. The problem, he explained, is that the agency’s agents and Uniformed Division are trained mostly to stop ground attacks.

“Distractions from the sky, whether planes or drones, create additional security complications for an obvious reason: Secret Service agents and officers cannot fly,” he warned in Protecting the President.

He said that terrorists have looked at drones “for a long time,” and that “the real threat comes from the more spectacular swarm attacks.”

He also raised new concerns about computer-generated guns that can be slipped through traditional magnetometers and the wealth of online terrorist teaching aids.

“The compounded effects of what I’d refer to as terrorism MOOCs — massive, open, online courses — describing, in detail how to commit these types of attacks and the growing commercial availability of drones, and 3-D printing devices, the terrorists have an advantage that can’t be countered with non-traditional thinking,” Bongino told Secrets.

And, he said, a suicide attack requires little planning by terrorists, giving the good guys less of a chance to detect an oncoming assault.

“A tactical attack on the president is likely being planned right now. Terrorists seeking media attention for their heinous acts have long understood that a successful attack on the president of the United States is the ultimate prize,” he wrote in his book.

Bongino’s goal in issuing new warnings is to change how the nation addresses threats to top leaders, including everything from a rewrite of counter-terror plans to simple tactics such as replacing the old iron fence around the White House with a new one that can detect movement and assaults.

“Sticking with a ‘that’s how we’ve always done it’ approach to the threat of a massive, coordinated, assault on the White House is a guaranteed strategy for failure on a grand scale in this new environment,” added the long-time former agent and critic of top Secret Service leadership.

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