NEW YORK.- Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea's claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America.
In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea's Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: "It won't happen."
It was not clear if Trump was expressing doubts about North Korea's nuclear capabilities or was planning preventative action.
Trump also berated China for failing to help rein in its ally North Korea.
"China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice!" Trump tweeted.