The pictures were released by North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA on Saturday, along with a statement which said: ‘The “sanctions resolution” is no more than the last-ditch efforts of those frightened by the might of [North Korea]’.
U.S. military chiefs hope the surveillance mission would help them prepare for a massive strike or for war.
The British House of Commons must still acquiesce to the request.
The decision will require backing from MPs before deployment of at least one of the air force’s three Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft to a Japanese air base in the next fortnight.
“Although a conflict between North Korea and America and their allies is unthinkable, everything that can be done is being done to prepare for that if it happens”, a source told the Mirror.
If used, the £800 million spy plane would pry on communications chatter in North Korea.
“NATO needs to stand behind the USA as this situation could impact everyone”.
Washington and Pyongyang have been engaged in an escalating war of words since Wednesday when Trump warned of “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if the North continues escalating its nuclear threat.
A Reddit user posted a diptych of Trump and Jong-un with their hair meticulously swapped on August 10, coinciding with the publication of French magazine Libération’s take on the very same idea, and it features an outstandingly blond, Trump-ified version of the North Korean leader. While the United Kingdom has played a leading role in American interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya in recent years, it refused to be drawn into Vietnam in the 1960s, to US’ displeasure.