Even if North Korea could penetrate USA anti-missile defenses, its leaders would have to fear the incalculable damage and destruction from the US response.
Mrs. Clinton also called on China to take a "more out-front role" in enforcing sanctions against North Korea aimed at curbing its missile and nuclear development.
"The situation on the Korean peninsula was now touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment", North Korea's Deputy UN Amb.
However he did warn that the United States mainland was within missile firing range, according to reports. He pointed to military exercises and what he called a USA plan to stage a "secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership". The diplomat added that this year North Korea has become "a full-fledged nuclear force that holds carriers of varying reach, including atomic and hydrogen bombs, as well as intercontinental ballistic missiles".
"The entire USA mainland is within our firing range and if the US dares to invade our sacred territory even an inch it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe", he warned.
Clinton said retaliatory actions by China over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea would be unnecessary had Beijing done a better job reining in North Korea.
2nd ODI: Zaman departs early as Pakistan at 25-1
Had they not come down, I am not too sure whether Kenya and Zimbabwe would have honoured their World Cup fixtures. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the second ODI by 32 runs of the five-match series in Abu Dhabi.
Trump has called the North Korean leader "little rocket man" on a suicide mission, and vowed on Twitter to destroy the country if it threatened the United States or its allies.
Pyongyang has the right to possess nuclear weapons to defend itself, he said.
The war of words has seen Mr. Trump call the North Korean leader "little rocket man" on a suicide mission, and vow to destroy the country if it threatens the US or its allies.
North Korea's relationship with its main ally and trading partner China have been strained by its rapid pursuit of weapons programmes, with many of Pyongyang's recent tests coinciding with major Chinese events.
An alternative might be for the United States to draw a bright line, requiring verifiable information that a nuclear attack has occurred, before nuclear weapons would be used.
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