Pyongyang announced that they had successfully test-fired the Hwasong-14 - a missile powerful enough to reach Alaska - just hours before America's Independence Day celebrations on 4 July.
The B-1B Lancers were accompanied by US and South Korean fighter jets as part of a 10-hour mission.
Meanwhile, the U.S.is upping the ante on China by slapping in late June sanctions on the Bank of Dandong, the mainland lender accused of facilitating money laundering for North Korea. The commentary was reported on in English by the state Korean Central News Agency. Berkowitz later added he would be scared of bears in the region rather North Korean bombs, which was just to say that he has his faith in the United States military vast and also claims none of the ICBMs are going to reach the shores.
Pyongyang also described the joint drill as a "dangerous military gambit of warmongers who are trying to ignite the fuse of a nuclear war on the peninsula".
At least four USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation led a series of cyber attacks on the 2016 election.
Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test launch. This was likely on Trump's mind at the summit when he told this Chinese counterpart that he believed the two of them would "come to a successful conclusion" in reining in Pyongyang.
"When the conditions are met, I am prepared to meet the North Korean ruler wherever and whenever", he told an audience at a think-tank in the German capital, calling for a "long dialogue for peace and detente". "But there will be success in the end one way or the other".
"China and North Korea have long histories of malicious cyber activity directed at United States entities, including government, industry and academia", the statement said.
"The "China responsibility theory" on the peninsula nuclear issue can stop", Geng said.
Geng added that several Chinese leaders have made efforts to ensure Kim Jong Un's regime does not collapse, adding that they worry that the fall of regime would lead to greater chaos.
Speaking to press as part of a regular briefing, spokesperson Geng Shuang argued that consensus in the global community was the only way North Korea would be convinced to relinquish its nuclear program.