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United States seriously preparing for military attack on North Korea

United States seriously preparing for military attack on North Korea

According to the report, the White House may decide to destroy North Korean launch sites before they are used to test missiles or target weapons arsenals.

THE US is stepping up plans to thwart North Korea's nuke plans with a "bloody nose" strike, it is claimed.

The US has plenty of options for delivering a short, sharp strike against North Korea, and it could deny the North the ability to test and flawless intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Kim Jong Un said earlier this month that his scientists would continue making "more latest weapons and equipment" in order to "bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity", North Korea's state-run news agency said.

"This move is a grave political provocation by the United States aimed at inducing the global society into a confrontation against the DPRK by tarnishing the image of the dignified country and demonizing it", the spokesperson said. WannaCry began spreading on May 12 this year and encrypted the files on around 300,000 computers in 150 countries.

The WannaCry attack crippled hospitals, banks and companies around the world, and "highlights the capabilities that North Korea has in cyber", Kurtz said.

"We do not make this allegation lightly". Bossert described the company as "a strong partner", adding that there is "no fear that there's any wedge between us". If the U.S. attempts to strike a launch site with Tomahawk missiles, North Korea may interpret the incoming salvo of missiles targeted near their supreme leader as an outright act of war. Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad said in a statement that, "The UK's National Cyber Security Centre assesses it is highly likely that North Korean actors known as the Lazarus Group were behind the WannaCry ransomware campaign - one of the most significant to hit the UK in terms of scale and disruption". Lately, North Korea has varied its launch sites, likely to make it harder for the U.S. to track and possibly intercept them ahead of time.


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