A hint at a military option or crude insults directed at Kim - like the term "Little Rocket Man" he previously used to deride the young North Korean dictator - is certain to enrage North Korea, which could react with weapons tests and threats of war.
Rear Adm Michael J Dumont of the Joint Staff offered the assessment in response to a letter from Reps Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona.
Trump has rattled some USA allies with his vow to "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatens the United States, for deriding Kim as a "Rocket Man on a suicide mission" and for dismissing as pointless any diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang. He also singled out trade, which he said had been "badly handled" in the region for years.
Donald Trump addresses U.S. troops at Yokota air base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Airtel's new plan of Rs
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South Korea announced new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang - the first under President Moon Jae-In - on Monday, a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North's nuclear programme.
Recent drills over South Korea by two United States strategic bombers have further raised tensions.
After Trump's speech at the air base, the South Korea's state news agency Yonhap reported North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) had condemned the "foolish remarks" made by the president in the Japanese air base.
All 18 individuals on which the South Korean sanctions were imposed were directly affiliated to North Korean banks, according to an official government announcement by the finance minister uploaded on the Interior Ministry's website.
Iran Displays Missile To Mark Anniversary Of US Embassy Seizure
Responding to Trump and his administration's attempts to isolate Iran diplomatically, Khamenei said his foes in the U.S. It was the first time Iran displayed a missile during the annual gathering.
'Every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us.
"If the USA misjudges (North Korea's) toughest will and dares to act recklessly, the latter will be compelled to deal a resolute and merciless punishment upon the former with the mobilization of all forces. We will never yield, never waver and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom and our great American flag".
The US, Australian and South Korean navies are conducting joint exercises off South Korea intended to simulate the interception of shipments of nuclear material meant for North Korea.
The US administration is considering putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism amid growing demands from several US senators, who had mandated a congressional deadline for the State Department to take a decision. "Now is the time not for dialogue but for applying a maximum level of pressure on North Korea".
Almost 38 million fire extinguishers recalled
More than 40 million fire extinguishers in the USA and Canada are being recalled because they might not work in an emergency. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a notice Thursday from the U.S.
In June, the Treasury Department declared the Bank of Dandong a "primary money laundering concern" for serving as a gateway for North Korea to access the U.S. and worldwide financial systems despite USA and United Nations sanctions.