North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

  • North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

"But he said Washington will only openly send messages, rather than hold closed-door talks, emphasizing the North should take action to cease nuclear and missile tests". The president extended the olive branch during an interview with Bloomberg News. Its missile program is, however, progressing faster than expected, South Korea's defense minister said earlier this week. "But I'm not willing to characterize it beyond that right now". I will go to Beijing, and I will go to Tokyo.

Such tests present a hard challenge to Moon, a liberal who took over as South Korea's president on May 10 and has expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea.

The weekend launch was the first since a new liberal president took office in South Korea. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test.

The latest test launch comes amid increased tensions between North Korea and the US under the administration of President Donald Trump.

Experts said the missile would have flown a distance of some 4,500 km if launched on a standard trajectory, enabling Pyongyang to reliably strike US sites on Guam, some 3,400 km from North Korea.

The agreement came after North Korea conducted its latest ballistic missile test Sunday, claiming the US was within its sights and it had the capability to fire a large nuclear warhead. Last week's missile travelled about 700km. He also called it a stereotypical way for the United States and its allies to kick off a "noisy anti-DPRK campaign".

World War 3 worries escalate as North Korean missile launch completes successfully. And despite United Nations' economic sanctions against a country that has always been shrouded in secrecy, Kim remains undaunted.

On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said countries have to pick whether they are for or against the isolated country, warning that those siding with the North would also be subject to sanctions. Pyongyang has also said it would be open to talks, but what that means is unclear. In fact, North Korea has been intimidating the whole global community a lot since past few weeks, particularly with its nuclear program, cyber attacks, and military drills.

The Russia leader is obviously blind to the reality that exists in the Korean Peninsula.

In an opinion piece for Asia Times, Bradley Martin, a veteran North Korea watcher, urged readers not to panic about Pyongyang.

Under the previous two administrations of Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak, South Korea refused engagement with the North.

North Korea only has one goal; unite the Korean peninsula.