Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jong of Gwangju, president of the Korean Bishops Conference, said: "I hope the Vatican can act as a mediator". The DPRK is about 10,400 km far away from NY.
"Juche", in this usage, refers to domestically produced and DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
In a keynote address delivered in New York, Richardson said Trump and his aides were correct to stop threatening North Korea with pre-emptive military strikes and work closely with China as part of efforts to pressure Pyongyang to halt nuclear and ballistic missile testing. If that happens, Trump has warned that "all options are on the table".
How far would missile have to travel from Pyongyang to reach the rest of the world?Recently while on a visit to Berlin, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told the media that the parties must get "back to the negotiating table" and that China opposed all types of nuclear and missile tests by North Korea.
The not-so-veiled threat to nuke NY appears to be a response to a months-old series of taunting tweets from Trump.
"The global community should be prepared to more quickly respond to the advancing pace of North Korea's missile tests by preparing a menu of tightening multilateral sanctions options that have been informally agreed to in advance", he said.
The North was successful in all of its new missile tests in recent weeks. The weapon's test came after a day of celebration for North Korea's Eternal President Kim II-sung.
But that may not be the case for much longer.
The North Korean Taepodong-2 was created to lift satellites into orbit, so in theory, it would be able to reach the USA homeland.
"This new-type cruise rocket is a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships" attempting to attack North Korea and can be used "at will", the North's official Korean Central News Agency said. Further improvements may be required, though, as the United States military has been testing such systems since 1999 with only a 50% success rate. "Many more "Juche weapons" capable of striking the US will be launched from this land". This is because its hostile policy will end in futile when the DPRK conducts the test-fire of ICBM capable of precisely striking any place of the USA mainland. "Historically speaking, the USA has never dared to wage war with countries that possess nuclear weapons and ICBMs", the Rodong Sinmun also said.