USA bombers and fighter escorts fly over waters east of North Korea

US Air Force B-1B bombers flew over waters east of North Korea in 'demonstration of US resolve'

USA bombers escorted by fighter jets flew off the North Korean coast in a show of force shortly before Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho strode to the podium to address the United Nations General Assembly in NY, capping an extraordinary week of militaristic threats from both nations before an organization founded to maintain worldwide peace and security.

The Pentagon said B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa in Japan flew the mission in worldwide airspace over the waters east of North Korea.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said it underscores "the seriousness with which we take North Korea's reckless behaviour".

Shortly before his address, the Pentagon announced that the show of force underscored "the seriousness" with which the U.S. took North Korea's "reckless" behaviour, calling the country's weapons programme a "grave threat".

The flight follows a week of heightened rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang, with Trump and Kim trading insults.

Last night's quake came just hours before North Korea's Foreign Minister was due to address the United Nations General Assembly in NY.

"The most probable hypothesis now is that it is the effect of the previous event... which could still have further repercussions", Mr Zerbo told the AFP news agency, referring to North Korea's massive nuclear test on 3 September.


United States aircraft, shown here conducting a mission over the Korean Peninsula, flew off the east coast of North Korea on September 23, 2017.

U.S. Pacific Command would not be more specific about many years it had been since U.S. bombers and fighters had flown that far north of the DMZ, but a spokesman, Navy Cmdr.

Trump announced new United States sanctions on Thursday targeting companies and institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea.

North Korea has refused to back down in the face of worldwide pressure and on Saturday said it was nearing completion of its nuclear goals but that its program was intended merely as a deterrent.

His foreign minister has now said that Mr Trump is trying to convert the United Nations into a "gangsters nest" where "bloodshed is order of the day". It claimed that it had detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Calling the resolutions unjustified, Ri said that Pyongyang was left with no other choice but to respond with the "nuclear hammer of justice".

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