North Korea levels threat at Australia over USA alliance

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Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop says it isn't a primary target of North Korea's, despite its direct threat of "disaster" for imposing political and military pressure on them.

The country pledged to continue supporting the United States in their effort to curb North Korea's blind nuclear ambitions.

While China and Russian Federation have backed the U.S.in terms of sanctions, they are also both deeply critical of US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific and have joined a number of countries in appealing to Trump to de-escalate the increasingly tense nuclear standoff between him and his North Korean counterpart.

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Keane said that the US government will try to dissuade its allies' nuclear pursuit at least while it seeks to resolve the North Korea issue through economic sanctions and diplomatic means.

"Australia is showing unsafe moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the United States", said the North Korean spokesperson.

A defiant Australia has hit back at North Korea's threat, stating the country will never get intimidated after Pyongyang issued a warning to expect a "disaster". She called the North's behavior illegal, provocative and threatening [VIDEO].

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"Should Australia continue to follow the USA in imposing military, economic and diplomatic pressure upon the DPRK despite our repeated warnings, they will not be able to avoid a disaster", state-run news agency KCNA warned in a statement on Saturday.

In addition to successfully testing a hydrogen bomb, Kim made headlines in July for overseeing the launches of North Korea's first two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

According to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kim Jong-un and his rogue nation should be blamed for the crisis over the Korean peninsula, ABC News reported.

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In response to North Korea's direct threat against Sydney, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop stated that her country will continue to support the US and South Korea.

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