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Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests

Hackers tied to North Korea are also suspected of carrying out a series of attacks on global banks that came to light a year ago. The communist regime claims they can fit the new device on advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles, known as ICBMs.

A Seoul government official says the military is maintaining an increased level of surveillance, which was activated after North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on September third.

"This is a clear exercise of self-defense, and there's no question we should do it", former USA ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Newsmax.

"The world will witness how the DPRK tames the US gangsters by taking (a) series of action tougher than they have ever envisaged".

The presidential order came after a flurry of recent provocations from Pyongyang.

"If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea".

The president quickly responded, saying any attack against the USA would be met with a fierce response.

The UNSC is due to vote on a US-drafted resolution concerning North Korea today, which aims to ban the country's oil trade, textile exports and labour force employment outside its borders.

The test, which the North said was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted onto a rocket, came weeks after Pyongyang fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that appeared to bring much of the mainland USA into range. The missile flew over Japanese territory and landed in the Pacific.

North Korea says it needs its weapons to protect itself from USA aggression and regularly threatens to destroy the United States. South Korea's opposition Bareun Party lawmaker Ha Tae- Kyung, who has followed North Korean hacking attempts, said it had apparently stolen more than 90 billion won (USD 80 million) from South Korea through hacking attacks in the four years to June, including cyber-attacks on ATMs.

"We are close to the finish line", Bolton said, referring to Pyongyang's recent missile and nuclear developments.

Following Monday's vote, Haley said despite the recent sanctions and an uptick in bombastic language from the Trump administration, the US was still hopeful North Korea would give up its nuclear ambitions.

Japan already spends billions of dollars on USA -made missile-warning radars, ballistic missile defense warships and Patriot batteries. The two countries have been at loggerheads over South Korea's decision to deploy a USA anti-missile system/, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, which has a powerful radar that can probe deep into China.

"It's called stopping a bullet with a bullet", one veteran intelligence expert told Newsmax.

Sweden has urged its citizens to refrain from unnecessary trips to North Korea following the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.

The White House press office and the Pentagon declined to comment on this report.

Mexico has traditionally sought to steer clear of diplomatic ructions, but in the past few months it has adopted robust language to condemn the governments of Venezuela and North Korea as they descended into increasing global isolation.

"I would prefer not going the route of the military, but it's something certainly that could happen".

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