North Korea's state television aired footage of a musical show marking the birthday of former leader Kim II Sung. It ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames.
With the UN General Assembly set to focus strongly on North Korea and its recent nuclear tests, Russia and China have called for a "peaceful resolution" with the pariah state. They suggested a "dual track" approach.
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a dog barking." Trump had said the US may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.
US President Donald Trump has signed an order expanding his country's ability to sanction foreign banks, individuals and companies that facilitate trade with North Korea. The EU is also preparing a raft of new measures.
Germany's foreign minister has urged "pressure and dialogue" to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile program. The US has said diplomacy is still an option, but if it fails military action is on the table.
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