Korea Seeks Humanitarian Assistance to North

"Let's vent our spite with mobilisation of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now".

"The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche", the committee said, in a statement carried by official KCNA news agency.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted on Monday the USA -drafted resolution to impose tougher sanctions against North Korea following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test, conducted on September 3.

The English version of the statement used derogatory terms "Japs" and "Yankees" to refer to Japanese and Americans.

"It was hard to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of xenon detected, but we can say the xenon was from North Korea", Choi Jongbae, executive commissioner, told a news conference in Seoul.

Last month, Pyongyang launched a missile over Japan, which prompted pressure for even tougher sanctions to be put upon the reclusive nation in punishment for its sixth and largest nuclear test this year. It was distributed by the Korean Central News Agency, the state news service.

"This announcement is extremely provocative and egregious".

"Through implementing the new United Nations Security Council resolution and related agreements, the global community as a whole needs to maximize pressure on North Korea so that it will change its policy".

South Korea's Unification Ministry also said it planned to provide $8 million through the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF to help infants and pregnant women in the North.

South Korea's military said the Taurus missile fired from an F-15 fighter jet travelled through obstacles at low altitudes before hitting a target off the country's western coast during drills Tuesday.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch at the time, while US President Donald Trump reiterated that "all options" were under consideration in responding to North Korea's provocations.

In the latest threat from the North, the Kim Jong-Un run regime also accused Japan of "dancing to the tune" of the United States, and called South Korea "traitors and dogs" of the US.

Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the UN, claimed the measures - which are a watered-down version of the original US-drafted plan - will starve North Korea of at least $1.3bn in annual revenues.

The sanctions would be part of US efforts to urge China to pressure the North, which continues its nuclear and missile development.

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