"They [in North Korea] view the possession of atomic weapons and missile technology as their only means of protection".
He said North Korea continues to launch ballistic missiles and it even conducted a sixth nuclear test in defiance of warnings from South Korea and the worldwide community.
US President Donald Trump said he hopes to avoid military action against North Korea but that military action is "certainly an option".
Meanwhile the European Union said it is preparing to increase its own sanctions against North Korea, as part of worldwide efforts to punish the rogue state.
Indictments in case of Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab
Zarrab was arrested in March 2016 and a deputy general manager of Halkbank was charged in March of this year in the same case. Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci defended his predecessor and said USA prosecutors had yet to prove their accusations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the two leaders "decisively condemned" North Korean weapons tests.
North Korea fired a missile over Japan in late August, and geography dictates that Pyongyang will most likely have to do so again to complete a full-range ICBM test.
He said the United Nations should take "necessary measures", but added that sanctions and pressure should spur dialogue and negotiation between the sides toward the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula.
The THAAD system on a golf course in Seongju, South Korea, on Wednesday.
In a previous statement this week, Macron called on the European Union to tighten the sanctions against North Korea, in addition to the UN Security Council's response.
Police shoot knife-wielding man at Miami airport
Miami-Dade Police tweeted: 'We can confirm a police involved shooting as a result of a security incident at @iflymia. The shooting occurred as people flocked to the airport in a bid to evacuate before Hurricane Irma approaches.
Russian Federation has a land border with North Korea less than 20 km (12 miles) long.
Protesters scuffled with armoured riot police as they attempted to block the road where US Forces Korea were transporting four additional THAAD missile interceptor launchers to a base in Seongju, around 300 km south of Seoul.
Many South Koreans who live in the small farming community where it is being deployed are also angry.
Protesters stage a rally against the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. Two of the system's launchers are already operational, and the remaining four were added on Thursday amid protests by residents living near the site in South Korea.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned Korea's Ambassador to China Kim Jang-soo and "demanded South Korea and the United States stop relevant deployment procedures immediately", a ministry spokesman told reporters.
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Meanwhile, HTC's own flagship handset for 2017, the U11 is having a tough time in the market even though it started off strong. According to the article, Google is considering becoming a strategic partner or buying out HTC's smartphone business.
But the temperatures are expected to warm up over the rest of the week and fire officials say the fire season is far from over. More than 600 firefighters are working to put lines around the fire and continue to protect the infrastructure in the area.
This will be Spicer's first television interview since officially leaving the White House, according to the Daily Beast . He was said to believe they may have been witness to events and discussions that he is investigating.
Originally announced in early 2014, Ubisoft's South Park: The Fractured but Whole is finally approaching its release in October. Characters become dark-skinned on the hardest end of the spectrum, a cosmetic effect meant as a bit of social satire.
There is also a shaft in the tomb with mummies belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived in the 21st and 22nd dynasties. Reportedly, the tomb has two burial shafts, of which one was likely dug to bury the mummies of the goldsmith and his wife.
The demo, available for Xbox One and Windows 10, will offer three different vehicles for racers to try, each on its own track. Forza Motorsport 7 is releasing worldwide on October 3 while the Ultimate Edition owners can access it from September 29.
Across town, rival Riot Games, developer of video game " League of Legends ", also runs an e-sports league and arena. Merch-hungry fans will be able to drop money at an on-site store featuring goods tailored to the current event.
Disney streaming service to get 'Star Wars' and Marvel
Iger also narrowed the time frame when the Disney streaming service will launch, saying he expects it will go live in late 2019. Marvel's original TV shows such as Daredevil , Jessica Jones , and The Defenders, will stay on Netflix-at least for now.
Home Minister Rajnath reaches Srinagar with an 'open mind'
The Home Minister has issued open invitation to people to meet him for finding solutions to the problems in the embattled State. A police spokesman said he was earlier affiliated with JeM but was now associated with Hizb and was its district commander.
Bethesda clarifies: There is no secret game for this year
According to Bethesda VP Pete Hines , the studio is preparing for another short-notice release before this year is up. Considering how much time is left in the year, however, it would be a shock if we didn't see an announcement soon.