All options need to be explored to rein in North Korea
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 8:41
The U.S. has stepped up its warnings to North Korea over its missile program and nuclear weapons tests.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, on a visit to London, has said that the military option must be a part of the pressure brought to bear. The officials played down concerns and left open a range of possible reasons. North Korea has continued to engage in provocative behavior that is in defiance of global bans. None of the United States officials who told Reuters about the heightened level of activity by Chinese bombers suggested alarm or signalled that they knew the precise reason for such activity.
Addressing the conflict with North Korea over its ballistic missile tests and nuclear ambitions, 'hopefully that will be something that gets taken care of'. Pyongyang continues to threaten to destroy Japan, South Korea, and the United States with its missiles.
However President Trump has also repeatedly warned he would "solve" North Korea if China decided not to help.
Mr Mattis condemned the attempted missile launch as he began a Middle East tour, telling reporters travelling with him to Saudi Arabia: "The leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile". We're in very good position'.
News of the reshuffle comes amid escalating tensions over North Korea's missile testing.
20 de abril de 2017, 16:47Pyongyang, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People " s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned Washington that it is ready to repel any "super-mighty preemptive strike" by the United States, according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper. It also stated that Pyongyang's ballistic missile launches are "illegal" and that the country has been developing nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile the United States has refused to back down but was exposed in a blunder after the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, which was supposedly sent to the region, was actually pictured in the Indian Ocean - around 5000km away over the weekend.
North Korea last Saturday tried and failed to launch a missile from its submarine base at Sinpo off its eastern coast, the latest in a series of missile tests that violate United Nations sanctions against the North.
The tests have grown in sophistication each time, U.S officials said.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the Trump Administration is trying to force North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table.