|Kim Jong-un has placed his country on the “brink of war” as a high-profile defector urged US President Donald Trump to assassinate the despot North Korean leader before he fires his nuclear weapons at America and the UK. Yesterday Trump pledged to ramp up defences against Pyongyang as he met China’s president Xi Jinping in Florida.|
|Trump's warning comes as a massive joint naval exercise involving Japan, South Korea and the US was being held this week aimed at countering the threat from North Korean submarines - ramping up the tense situation in the region. This training was branded "reckless" by North Korea's foreign ministry.|
North Korea reportedly tested missiles last year that carry more than eight nuclear warheads.