Geneva — The US has warned that North Korea may be only months away from being able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile, while Pyongyang believes Washington is considering a pre-emptive strike against it. Addressing the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva days after the Trump administration said it would expand its nuclear capability, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood also warned that arsenals in China and Russia were expanding. His comments drew rebukes from the North Korean, Chinese and Russian delegations. "Russia, China and North Korea are growing their stockpiles, increasing the prominence of nuclear weapons in their security strategies and in some cases pursuing the development of new nuclear capabilities to threaten other peaceful nations," Wood said. North Korea "may now be only months away from the capability to strike the US with nuclear-armed ballistic missiles", he said. North Korea is under tightening UN Security Council resolutions ...

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