US Bombers, Fighter Escorts Fly Over Waters East of North Korea

US Bombers, Fighter Escorts Fly Over Waters East of North Korea

Dana White, chief Pentagon spokeswoman, said in a statement Saturday that U.S. B-1 bomber and F-15 fighter jets launched from airfields in the region and flew in global airspace over waters east of North Korea.

The flight came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime, as global alarm mounts over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

American bomber and fighter jets flew along North Korea's eastern coastline Saturday in a "show of force" that was closer to the rogue nation's border than any other mission this century, the Pentagon reported.

It said the operation over global waters showed the seriousness with which Washington took Pyongyang's "reckless behaviour", amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear tests. "We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the USA homeland and our allies", the statement added.

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.

After the North's latest and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month, the UN Security Council approved new sanctions on the country.

North Korea has said it intends to build a missile capable of striking all parts of the United States with a nuclear bomb.

The flight follows a week of heated rhetoric between the leaders of both countries - after Mr Trump's comments, Mr Kim called him "mentally deranged" and "a dotard".

Tensions have continued to rise around the Korean Peninsula since Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear test, prompting a new round of United Nations sanctions. -North Korea nuclear crisis, no one can be sure where this would lead or whether the North will even carry out its threat.

"It is not clear Kim Jong-un is receiving that message".

Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho addressed the UN General Assembly on behalf of Kim Jong-un, and said Mr Trump's insults makes "our rocket's visit to the entire United States mainland inevitable all the more".

Hours later, Kim responded by saying Trump was "deranged".

The ban also applies to vessels that have done a ship-to-ship transfer with a vessel that has visited North Korea within 180 days.

If enforced, the Chinese action Trump described could severely impede the isolated North's ability to raise money for its missile and nuclear development.

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