The United States slammed North Korea's belligerence and pressed China to rein in its ally, as US officials downplayed a chilling spy agency report that Pyongyang has a nuclear-armed missile.
South Korean army tanks line up at a shooting range in the border city of Paju on April 11, 2013. President Barack Obama urged North Korea to end its "belligerent approach" Thursday, as US officials sought to downplay a leaked intelligence report suggesting Pyongyang could fire a nuclear-tipped missile.
The alarming assessment of the North's nuclear capabilities, revealed by a US lawmaker at a congressional hearing, came as tensions on the Korean peninsula mounted over an expected missile launch by Pyongyang.
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