Trump to China's Xi: 'Something Has to be Done' With NKorea

North Korea breaking point

A tiny detail from North Korea's missile launch points to an even more dangerous threat

"It is a good example of how bad our intelligence is about North Korea".

It's the second show of force from the US against North Korea in the last few days.

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton in an interview aired Sunday called North Korea "a very ugly piece of baggage" for its ally China.

The allies held the rare live-fire drill as tensions grew over the peninsula following the North's first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test held last week.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that Trump and Putin had a "robust and lengthy" discussion about Russian election interference but Putin denied any involvement.

The US B-1B Lancer bombers flew from Guam to a South Korean bombing range, dropping some bunker buster bombs before they left.

Missile flight time was 14 minutes, the maximum altitude reached was 332 miles and flight distance was 317 miles, Russian Federation stated. It saw two US B-1 Lancer bombers dropping 900kg bombs on "enemy" missile batteries and South Korean jets mounting precision strikes against underground command posts. "The U.S. saying it will regularly deploy strategic bombers to the Korean Peninsula is the same as a insane act of playing fire on top of an ammunitions locker".

Todd Sherwood, an attorney who served in the Air Force for 15 years, told The Post that if North Korea were to do anything serious, the US military reaction would probably be "disproportionate" and severe. Before this launch, North Korea conducted satellite launches that critics say were cloaked tests of its long-range missile technology.

But President Xi also stressed the importance of talks with North Korea-an idea not embraced by the Trump administration.

Both Xi and Putin made it clear that they did not want the global community to put further pressure on the North and reiterated their call for halting South Korea-US joint military exercises in return for the North's suspension of its nuclear and missile testing. In Poland on Thursday, Trump warned: "I have some pretty severe things that we are thinking about" in response to the missile test.

Tempers flared in the Security Council meeting as the United States permanent representative Nikki Haley not only condemned the launch but also said that the military option was on the table as well.

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