Donald Trump, Theresa May discuss North Korea by phone: White House

An unarmed Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base Calif

The US and North Korea have once again swapped nuclear strike warnings as they accused each other of ratcheting up tensions on the Korean peninsula.

"In view of the nature and scale of U.S. military reinforcements, they are created to make a pre-emptive strike against the DPRK", North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol told the talks, referring to his country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Ju said the taking issue with Pyongyang's nuclear threat to justify the so-called "bloody nose" strike which refers to a limited preemptive strike. According to Cha, a Bush administration official and Georgetown University professor, his nomination was retracted after he warned USA administration officials against a "preventive" military strike against North Korea.

Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has assumed a more aggressive tone toward Kim Jong Un's North Korean regime, prompting some to criticize him for stooping to the reclusive dictator's level in their public interactions. "I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this unsafe position", Trump said during his January 30 speech.

North Korea's official party newspaper has published a lengthy article that argues that President Trump used human rights as a pretense for military action against its country during his State of the Union address and compared Trump's speech to a 2002 address by President George W. Bush ahead of the invasion of Iraq.

"The empire of America would go to hell and the short history of the U.S. would end forever the moment he destroys even a single blade of grass on this land", the commentary added.

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Rumors have swirled around Washington for weeks that Trump and his cabinet may be considering what has been dubbed a "bloody nose" attack on North Korea, likely similar in method to the ballistic missile strike Trump ordered against a Syrian airfield responsible for a chemical weapon attack carried out on civilians in rebel controlled territory.

Asked what the basis was for his assessment, Wood said he had "no new information to share".

North Korean diplomat Ju Yong-chol accused the United States of deploying nuclear assets in the region in preparation for a preemptive strike.

"We are determined to ensure that so long as nuclear weapons exist, the USA nuclear deterrent is second to none", he said.

It described such a plan as "an enormous gamble".

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