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US Secretary State Mike Pompeo told Congress in July that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs in spite of its pledge to denuclearize.
Another US official also dismissed the report, calling it "speculative at best."
"It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack," Trump said.
Speaking weeks before an election he is expected to win, Putin said that a nuclear attack on any of Moscow's allies would be regarded as an attack on Russia itself and draw an immediate response.
The negotiations appear pressing, as the White House directed US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to cancel planned travel to India for talks in London with his Saudi counterpart.
By MICHAEL WILNER
The missile test, North Korea's first since mid-September, came a week after US President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a US list of countries it says support terrorism.
During the height of the Cold War, B-52 bombers armed with nuclear warheads were stationed and ready for action 24 hours a day. Now the US Air Force is getting ready should this reality return.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
"We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time."
A German man's metal detecting hobby makes history.
By BECKY BROTHMAN
"Russia condemns North Korea's exercises... (But) ramping up military hysteria will lead to nothing good. It could lead to a global catastrophe," says Russian president.
The explosion of what North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb caused residents across the border in China to flee their homes, fearing an earthquake.
Kim Jong Un inspected the command of the North's army on Monday, examining a plan to fire four missiles to land near the US Pacific territory of Guam, the official KCNA said in a report.
Pyongyang announces it is "carefully examining" missile strike on US territory following Trump threats of "fire and fury."
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