N.Korea warns US of 'super-mighty pre-emptive strike'

kim.jpg North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang. The sign on the left reads, 'Strategic force's plan to hit the mainland of the US'. (Photo and caption provided by KCNA, via Reuters)

SEOUL - North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike" after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

US President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from sole major ally China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions.

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words.

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