12 May, 2017
He stressed that North Korea could never achieve parity with the USA so it uses its nuclear weapons card as blackmail to get concessions or to force the U.S. into negotiations.
The Chinese Navy conducted the test in the busy northeastern Bohai Sea close to the Korean peninsula "in recent days", Chinese Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement from China's Defense Ministry.
Another Christian professor from the US has been arrested and detained in North Korea over alleged hostility against the state, the isolated nation announced on May 7.
Separately, the CIA said on Wednesday it had established a Korea Mission Center to "harness the full resources, capabilities and authorities of the Agency in addressing the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by North Korea".
All the veteran and experienced selected for North Korean Mission Center will bring their expertise to deal against the Pyongyang's threats.
The agency has failed to specify where the center will be located, but the statement noted that a "veteran CIA operations officer" was selected to act as head of the center and as an Assistant Director for Korea.
The North's state media has been running stories about the plot since last week.
Andy Cohen's warning for Ryan Seacrest: Don't underestimate Kelly Ripa
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North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt
Shim told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the expletive used by North Korea to criticize Gardner is "one of the worst". That citizen, identified only as Kim, was allegedly working in Russian Federation in the timber industry.
Falling oil wipes out gains from Opec production cut
Traders also remained cautious ahead of Friday's US government payrolls report, following March's underwhelming 98,000 figure. Both Brent and WTI futures are down around 17% for the year so far despite the OPEC effort to support prices.
His presidential power came into force right after his election victory was confirmed by the national election commission as he has no usual transition period for the impeachment of his predecessor. The warning comes after he accused the US of planning a chemical attack.
Four U.S. citizens are now thought to be in custody in North Korea.
"These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA. while the South Korean Intelligence Service was to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader".
North Korea demanded on Thursday the handover of "terror suspects" who plotted to kill leader Kim Jong Un with a biochemical substance, repeating accusations it made last week that USA and South Korean spies were behind the plan.
South Korea's new president Moon Jae-in has vowed to review the decision to deploy the US' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), which was installed just weeks before his Tuesday's election victory.
"North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today".