Trump’s National Security Strategy Is a Criminal Document, Pyongyang Says

North Korea’s foreign ministry said that President Donald Trump’s national security strategy, in which Trump said that Washington had to deal with the challenge posed by Pyongyang’s weapons programs, was a criminal document that sought the total subordination of the whole world to the interests of the U.S.

“This has fully revealed that ‘America first policy’ which the gang of Trump is crying out loudly about is nothing but the proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world according to its taste and at its own free will,” a spokesman for the ministry said, Reuters reported citing a statement released by North Korean state media outlet KCNA.

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a U.S.-drafted resolution that seeks, yet again, to toughen sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

Meanwhile, experts warn that if Pyongyang continues to further its weapons program at the rate it achieved this year, tests of a missile loaded with a live nuclear weapon could happen next year. According to Shea Cotton, a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the device which he called “Juche bird” will probably be tested above the Pacific Ocean, Newsweek reports.

“A lot of folks in the U.S. have said North Korea still lacks the capability to put it all together. North Korea has made several statements suggesting they think they might need to show us once and for all that they do have that capability,” Cotton said.

No one can confirm whether Pyongyang can make a thermonuclear device small enough to pack into a missile, but many think that it could gain the capability.

“I believe we have to assume it can,” James M. Acton, a physicist and co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said after the September test.

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