Japan extends North Korea sanctions
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 8:04
North Korea nearly certainly felt the geopolitical impact of President Donald Trump's strike on Syria Thursday.
North Korea was at the top of the agenda at the summit despite being overshadowed by a missile strike on an airbase in Syria.
Sporting links "have eased anxieties during times of escalating tensions" said Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Culture Exchange, which facilitates exchanges in multiple fields with the North.
Killing Kim Jong-un or placing American nukes in South Korea are two options presented to President Trump as possible retaliations to North Korea's continued nuclear weapons program, according to reports Friday.
South Korea has conducted a "successful" ballistic missile test of its own after a string of banned North Korean launches. The new missile can hit any part of North Korea and is slated for deployment later this year. North Korea's nuclear prowess has certainly upped significantly over the past few years.
That is because the current drama is playing out in an extremely sensitive strategic location.
'Despite China's opinion, the stance of Russian Federation, risks for South Korea and Japan, the U.S. hints that Donald Trump does not exclude appliance of tactical nuclear weapon to annihilate bunkers and underground facilities for production of weapons of mass destruction, ' the source said. Authorities also stressed that the North's continuous nuclear advancement posed a serious threat to the peace and security of the peninsula and East Asia.
Under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, Washington quietly scrapped the decades-old military doctrine that the USA military must be able to fight two wars in different part of the globe at the same time.
Last month, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that the United States was not interested in reviving the six-party format talks on North Korea's nuclear program.
Two military sources told NBC News that Air Force leadership doesn't necessarily support putting nuclear weapons in South Korea. The only thing that could worry the US experts is the capability of North Korea's nuclear-tipped missiles to reach the USA mainland.
Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday: U.S. Russian Federation was not happy with the US, it spoke in defense of Syria and moved warships. Unlike Syria, North Korea has a means of striking back. But what if that does not happen? Pyongyang has stridently defended these capabilities, with a Rodong Sinmun article claiming that, were it not for a strong nuclear deterrent, the North would face the same "tragic end" as Iraq and Libya. In fact, if one considers those risks carefully, one realizes that all options are not on the table: Diplomacy, despite all of its difficulties, is the only solution.
"We are closely monitoring the situation in collaboration with the U.S.".
A senior intelligence official told the network that he doubted USA and China could find a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
"Just like what Chinese leaders often say, cooperation [with Beijing] is the only way out on North Korea", Huang said.
"The US missile attack against Syria is a clear and intolerable act of aggression against a sovereign state and we strongly condemn it", KCNA news agency quoted an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry as saying.