North Korea v USA news LIVE: Kim Jong-un orders more warheads amid World War 3 fears

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By Paul Martin

KIM Jong-un has ordered the production of more warhead tips and solid-fuel rocket engines as the North Korean nuclear threat escalates. Here is the latest news and live updates on North Korea v the USA.

Wed, Aug 23, 2017

• Kim Jong-un pictured smiling as he inspects missiles in North Korea

• US-South Korea military drills ramp up tensions on the Korean peninsula

• Pyongyang warns of “uncontrollable phase of nuclear war” over drills

• Donald Trump says Kim Jong-un “starting to respect us”

Wednesday August 23
1pm: Angela Merkel calls for EU and Germany to ‘do more’

Angela Merkel says the EU and Germany “should do more” to find a diplomatic solution to North Korea’s standoff with the US.

The German Chancellor said that a military conflict can be avoided, but said: “We cannot simply insist on a diplomatic solution while we sit and do nothing.”

12.10pm: Kim Jong-un pictured inspecting missiles

New photographs show Kim Jong-un inspecting North Korea’s Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defence Science.

The state-approved photographs showed a diagram for a missile called “Pukguksong-3” and another that carried a “Hwasong,” designation name.

Michael Duitsman, a research associate at the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies, told AP: “The Pukguksong-3 is definitely new.

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