"He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".
The paper says the claim about the miniaturised weapon is contained in a confidential assessment by America's Defence Intelligence Agency.
This would mean the North is developing nuclear weapons capable of striking the USA at a much faster rate than expected.
That would mean North Korea has passed a crucial threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power.
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This photo, released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on July 29, 2017, shows an intercontinental ballistic missile being launched on the night of July 28.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced Friday increased efforts against these kinds of leaks Friday, which Sessions said were undermining "the ability of our government to protect this country". "It was a strong day for the United States". But he said the USA should assume the worst.
The DIA 's latest assessment comes against a backdrop of growing worldwide concern regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile testing.
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The move came in response to North Korea's latest missile launches in July, which it, as well as South Korea and the U.S., claimed were intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.
However, the survey found that a preemptive attack against North Korea's nuclear program does not have wide support.
Mr. Kim vowed a "thousand-fold" revenge for the sanctions, according to a statement read on North Korean state-run TV.
Tension has been running high since the nuclear-armed North staged two successful ICBM tests last month, sparking global alarm over its rapidly-advancing weapons capabilities.
North Korea has repeatedly refused to conduct any negotiations aimed at halting its nuclear progress.
A new poll by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows that more than 60 percent of Americans support using US troops in a conflict if North Korea invades South Korea. "But if we expect China to really crack down on NK, we need to be serious about what China's interests are".
There are significant differences between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to the use of force against North Korea.
Having voted to impose the sanctions on Saturday, Russia's envoy to the United Nations nonetheless criticized the drills that the USA and South Korea regularly conduct in the region, saying that such actions also destabilize security on the Korean Peninsula.