US to ask UN to discuss possible escalatory provocation by North Korea

The United States will ask the United Nations Security Council to this week discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and the "the possibility of an escalatory DPRK provocation," said a U.S. State Department official on Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the Pyongyang said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."

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