Could North Korea's Army Crush the US Military in a War?

Could North Korea's Army Crush the US Military in a War?

Tensions between the United States and North Korea have ratcheted up after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test September 3, prompting the United Nations to impose even tougher sanctions last week.

The South Korean weather agency official said the analysis of seismic waves and the lack of sound waves clearly showed that the quake wasn't caused by an artificial blast.

An official of South Korea's Meteorological Agency said acoustic waves should be detected in the event of a man-made quake.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said later in NY that Pyongyang may consider its most powerful test of a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

An quake measuring 3.4 magnitude on the richter scale was detected in North Korea, claimed China's Xinhua news agency. "The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) is the sole organization in the US federal government whose mission is to detect and report technical data from foreign nuclear explosions".

In a rare direct statement, Kim said that Trump would "pay dearly" for the threats, and that North Korea "will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history".

Just yesterday, the country's foreign minister told reporters in NY that Pyongyang could test another hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

"This could probably mean the strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean".

"Kim Jong-un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before", Trump tweeted.

The sources said banks were told to stop providing financial services to new North Korean customers and to wind down loans with existing ones.

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In the 2016 "US-Korea Yearbook", published in the spring by the US-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies, Han May Chan, then a second-year student, briefly explained the argument that the success of economic sanctions might depend on China's participation.

A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time.

Chinese banks reportedly received the document on Sept 18. "Now we're daring the North Koreans", Lewis told CNN.

Recent weeks have seen protests against North Korea's nuclear actions in different Chinese cities, and rising concerns of radiation leaks.

But neighboring South Korea and Pyongyang's main rival took a different view saying it might have been a natural quake.

A limited amount, allowed under the United Nations resolution, would still be exported to North Korea. On its website, the USGS said that it "cannot conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event".

According to United Nations customs data, China sent 6,000 barrels a day of oil products to North Korea in 2016.

China's Commerce Ministry announced on Saturday that exports of refined petroleum to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) will be restricted to 2 million barrels per annum, which comes into effect on 1 October.

Trump stopped short of going after North Korea's biggest trading partner, China, and praised its central bank for ordering Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea.

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