N.Korea: Kim visits missile truck tire factory

North Korea's new Hwasong-15 ICBM is mounted on a mobile launcher in this

About 12,000 U.S. military personnel and 230 planes are expected to participate in the drill, known as Vigilant Ace.

White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the USA is in a race to address the threat from North Korea.

North Korea's state-run media say leader Kim Jong Un has visited a factory that makes tires for a launcher vehicle used to carry a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

But he said the barge is being prepared to enter service, a strong indicator that Pyongyang is advancing its submarine-launched ballistic missile program.

It flew 600 miles (950 km) before splashing down in waters near Japan and is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 8,100 (13,000 km), which would put Washington within reach.

It is likely the ballistic missile, fired higher than any previous North Korean missile, broke up as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere, the official said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pumps his fist while he watches the flight data of the Hwasong-15 missile in this
N.Korea: Kim visits missile truck tire factory

At the California forum, McMaster said Kim was extremely unlikely to change his behavior "without some significant new actions in the form of much more severe sanctions" and "complete enforcement of the sanctions that are in place". The jets arrived in South Korea for air force drills between Seoul and Washington slated for next week.

"We're asking China not to do us or anybody else a favor", he said.

Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters fly over Osan Air Base on February 17, 2016 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Days later, Trump placed North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism; the country was removed from that list in 2008 by George W. Bush.

Pyongyang's long-range missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the mainland US have led to condemnation from the worldwide community and an ongoing war of words between Kim and President Donald Trump.

The president's incendiary language has stoked concern among some security experts and former officials that it, coupled with the joint military exercises, could lead to the US stumbling into conflict.

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