NKorean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 21, 2017

Pence delivered President Trump's strong resolve to closely cooperate with South Korea, Japan and China to seek a peaceful solution to the North's nuclear issue.

During his presidential campaign, Trump attacked Beijing as a currency manipulator and threatened to impose 45 percent tariffs on Chinese imports.

The singing was followed by footage of its test-firing of a missile in February which, in the video, was joined by other missiles shooting into sky, passing over the Pacific and exploding in giant balls of flames in the United States.

In an exclusive interview with Fox & Friends that aired on Tuesday, President Trump revealed he may not be sure who now rules North Korea.

The report, carried by Reuters, also warned the USA and its allies "should not mess with us".

Though Pence stated the Trump wants to resolve the dispute with North Korea by peaceful means, Bloomberg reported that North Korea has indicated that it is not receptive to US overtures for conciliation.

The United States is not looking to get into a fight with North Korea unless Pyongyang sparks one, Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told reporters, Sputnik reported.

Such a contingency could include the risk of an armed conflict breaking out as tensions on the peninsula have risen in the wake of multiple North Korean missile tests.

The current leader, Kim Jong-un, has been running the country since the death of his father Kim Jong-il in 2011.

However, a display of military might coinciding with the celebration fizzled, as a North Korean missile exploded shortly after being launched. "Start a trade war with China while in the middle of him working on a bigger problem, frankly, with North Korea?"

USA officials say tougher sanctions could include an oil embargo, a global ban on North Korea's airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang.

Vice foreign minister Han told the Associated Press last week that North Korea was prepared to handle a war with the U.S.

During the United States presidential campaign, Trump harshly attacked Beijing as a currency manipulator and threatened to slap 45 percent tariffs on Chinese imports.

Mr Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday fresh from a pilgrimage to the Demilitarised Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula, where he pledged to bring Pyongyang to heel and stabilise the region "by whatever means are necessary".

"We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan".

US President Donald Trump has said that will not happen, and stepped up pressure on the isolated North.

"I hope there's going to be peace, but they've been talking with this gentleman (Kim Jong-un) for a long time".

'We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable'.

In an interview in Wisconsin, the USA president complained that his predecessors should have dealt with North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear arsenal, but said he was in the position now where he was "going to have to do something about it".

The Reuters report also cited a statement from Susan Thornton noting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, agreed in a phone call on April 16 on the need for strict enforcement of United Nations resolutions.

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador Kim In Ryong said during a news conference that the US was turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a risky distuation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment".

"Of course I think that any country will feel that political-diplomatic means are of course the first choice", Wang said. He also met with American troops stationed at the joint US-South Korean military camp.

Quartz wryly commented, "This is a glaring historical inaccuracy that has, somehow, not yet enraged South Korea, which is usually extremely defensive about suggestions that it is lesser than China or has ever been dependent on it".

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