Guns, gold and gas. What UN sanctions target North Korea?

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Either way, the words were disheartening for some South Koreans - who also know that China is now retaliating economically over their nation's decision to deploy a USA defensive missile system to protect against the North.

North Korea's state television aired chilling footage of the United States being hit by a nuclear bomb in a World War 3 simulation.

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two a year ago, and satellite imagery suggests it's prepared for another one at a moment's notice.

The threat came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States continues to look at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program.

South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday repeatedly called for the military and security ministries to maintain vigilance.

Trump appeared to be referring to unidentified fresh measures that China has just taken to pressure Pyongyang after returning coal shipments from the North, though the remark may also mean a possible contingency inside North Korea. It has conducted five so far, and last week analysts warned that the country's nuclear test site was "primed and ready" for a sixth. Beijing denied its aircraft were on an increased level of alert.

MR LEE DUK HAENG, South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman, on the threat from North Korea.

Moscow said military movements seen by residents there were part of pre-planned exercises.

Guns, gold and gas. What UN sanctions target North Korea?

The North, under its young leader Kim Jong Un, the grandson of the communist nation's founder, has conducted two underground nuclear tests since the beginning of 2016 and launched numerous ballistic missile tests during that time - all violations of United Nations resolutions. None of the USA officials who told Reuters about the heightened level of activity by Chinese bombers suggested alarm or signaled that they knew the precise reason for such activity.

North Korea stepped up its rhetoric on Thursday, threatening the United States and its allies with a "super mighty pre-emptive strike" and telling them: "don't mess with us".

Vice President Mike Pence, on a tour of the region, warned this week that "the era of strategic patience is over" when it comes to US policy toward North Korea.

Following repeated North Korean missile tests that drew worldwide criticism, China in February banned all imports of coal from its reclusive neighbour, cutting off its most important export product.

Asked whether Trump was quoting Xi, Lu Kang, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, didn't provide a direct answer, but said, "Korean people should not be anxious about it". U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley circulated the missive in her role as president of the Security Council for the month of April. "We feel very gratified about this".

These recent steps by the Chinese are assessed as part of an effort to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency".

"Beijing has demonstrated due enthusiasm for Washington's newfound interest in a diplomatic solution and willingness to work more closely with it", it said.

South Korea and the United States have also been conducting annual joint military exercises, which the North routinely criticizes as a prelude to invasion.

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