U.S. bombers and fighter jets fly off North Korea coast

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"North Korea's weapons programme is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire global community".

The same day, the Pentagon said that the U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew in worldwide airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of force, indicating the range of military options available to Trump.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents gathered in the capital's Kim Il-Sung Square overnight to laud leader Kim Jong-un's denunciation of Mr Trump. Trump said on Twitter.

Monitoring groups estimate that a nuclear test conducted in North Korea earlier this month had a yield of 250 kilotons, which is 16 times the size of the United States bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

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

The Pentagon said the B-1B bombers came from Guam and their U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, Japan. "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un", explained the minister.

Last Friday, North Korea threatened to detonate the "most powerful" hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean - a response to US President Donald Trump's warning to "totally destroy" the regime in his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday.

"Little Rocket Man" was Trump's now-infamous label for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"People say this is all part of its brinkmanship strategy to force the U.S. to come forward for negotiation".

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The move comes just days after Trump threatened to " totally destroy " North Korea if forced to defend the US or its allies. In two July flight tests, those missiles showed potential capability to reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected.

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Referring to the less-than-diplomatic United Nations address, the North Korean leader stated Mr. Trump had "made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors", and then added, in a clear escalation of insults, that "a frightened dog barks louder".

Tensions have risen recently over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

Ri said that North Korea does not need worldwide recognition of its nuclear capabilities, and said that until global justice is realized, the "nuclear hammer of justice" is the only option.

The moves follow the adoption of a unanimous UN Security Council agreement on sanctions after the isolated North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

He, too, dismissed Trump as deranged, and said the U.S. president's threats had increased the chances of military confrontation. It was designed as a show of force against North Korea amid an escalating war of words between Pyongyang and Washington.

"We do not have any intention at all to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against the countries that do not join in the U.S. military actions against (the Asian nation)", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Another falsified video on the website showed a missile launched from a North Korean submarine strike the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered supercarrier.

Mr. Trump's executive order expanded the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea, and to ban them from interacting with the US financial system.

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