Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

South Korea Says No Sign of North Korean Missile Launch Yet

South Korea Says No Sign of North Korean Missile Launch Yet

A South Korean military spokesman told the country's Yonhap news agency: 'All technologies for the development of a graphite bomb led by the Agency for Defence Development have been secured.

The graphite bomb would cover Pyongyang's electrical facilities in carbon graphite filaments which would shut down the country's power grid and nullify its nuclear threat. They are using U-2S high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, RC-800 signal intelligence gathering airplane, RF-16 jet, E-737 airborne warning and control system planes as well as P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.

"It is in the stage where we can build the bombs anytime".

Last month, South Korea carried out a simulated attack on North Korea's nuclear test site, following joint military drills with the U.S. in late August.

Analysts believed such a test could take place on Tuesday-which could be Monday in the USA due to the time difference-marking the founding of North Korea's communist Worker's Party.

While nuclear war would likely cause millions of deaths, the South Korean approach would not target any civilians.

"I told my own staff October 10 is the Korean Workers Party founding day, that's Tuesday in North Korea, but that's Monday, Columbus Day holiday in the USA, so stand by your phones", Yong Suk Lee, deputy assistant director of the CIA's Korea Mission Center, told students and reporters at George Washington University.

Tensions have soared as Kim traded bombastic threats with President Trump, who tweeted Saturday that "only one thing will work" to tame Pyongyang.

"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid..." he wrote.

North Korea's nuclear weapons are a "powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia, ' Kim said, referring to the 'protracted nuclear threats of the United States imperialists".

The bombs are part of the South's "Kill Chain" strategy developed for dealing with an increasingly aggressive Kim Jong-Un regime in the North.

North Korea has called for a nationwide struggle against the USA and its "gangster-like moves for domination and aggression".

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