Envoy Kim In Ryong told reporters that Washington was "hell-bent on unsafe sabre-rattling" on the Korean peninsula with its military presence, was threatening peace and security and pushing the situation "to the brink of a war". "North Korea needs to realize don't give us a reason and we won't have a reason to fight".
On April 14, US media reported that US President Donald Trump might order a strike against North Korea if Pyongyang made a decision to carry out another nuclear weapon test.
The warnings are the latest an an increasingly tense standoff between the United States and North Korea.
North Korea, however, withdrew from the six-party talks aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in 2009 and has shown no interest in returning.
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He ruled North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994, when his son Kim Jong Il began a reign that lasted until his death in 2011.
North Korea said in February that it had successfully tested a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2, propelled by a solid-fuel engine.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a Security Council meeting on North Korea's nuclear program April 28. But they said Russian Federation objected because a sentence in the draft expressing the council's commitment "to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation" dropped the words "through dialogue" that had been in previous statements.
It says the meeting will give council members an opportunity to discuss ways to maximize the impact of existing United Nations sanctions "and show their resolve to respond to further provocations with significant new measures".