US bombers fly near North Korea amid fears World War 3 is on the brink of ...

US Air Force B-1B Lancer flies near North KoreaGETTYUS Air Force B-1B Lancer flies near North Korea

It comes after Kim Jong-un made a rare personal announcement that President Donald will "pay dearly" for his threats and that North Korea was considering the "strongest possible response" – later revealed as hydrogen bomb detonation in the Pacific.

The Pentagon said it was a display of force designed to show Kim Jong-un the range of military options available to President .

This is the furthest north any US aircraft has flow of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) in the 21st century.

Pentagon spokeswomen Dana White said the US were taking North Korea’s reckless behaviour seriously after ’s comments angered the North Korean dictator.

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Dana White added: "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat.

"We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the U.S. homeland and our allies.”

The Pentagon said the B-1B Lancer bombers came from Guam and the US Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, Japan.

The patrols came after experts said a earthquake near North Korea's nuclear test site was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

North Korea v USA explosive latest picturesWed, September 20, 2017 Images depict how tensions have escalated between North Korea and the United States. Kim Jong-Un boasted of North Korea's ability to strike any target in the US after a second ICBM test that weapons experts said could even bring New York into range - in a potent challenge to President Donald
North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14 being lauched at an undisclosed place in North Korea

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