Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Last week, Trump said he would not declare China a currency manipulator, pulling back from a campaign promise, as he looked for help from Beijing, which is the North's dominant trade partner.

Meanwhile, Twitter gave VP Mike Pence kudos for his stern demeanor in North Korea. I think you're not going to see him telegraphing how he's going to respond to any military or other situation going forward.

A man watches a live television program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a massive parade marking the 105th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung, at the Seoul train station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

The vice president earlier visited a military installation near the DMZ, Camp Bonifas, for a briefing with military leaders at the joint U.S.

Tensions are running high around the Korean Peninsula amid speculation that the North might carry out an additional nuclear test or a long-range missile launch.

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador, Kim In-ryong, accused Washington on Monday of creating "a risky situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment".

In a statement to the House of Commons on the recent global crises in Syria and North Korea, Mr Johnson said: "These disparate challenges incorporate one common theme". "Abandon your nuclear weapons".

President Donald Trump talked tough on the country's resolve, tweeting: "Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before". "I'm not like other administrations, where they say, we're going to do this in four weeks, and that doesn't work that way".

Fox News asked Trump about his plans for the Korean peninsula.


On Monday, Pence traveled to the tense Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, where he warned North Korea's leaders that after years of testing the US and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over".

"I said, 'Do you want on your resume that during your presidency the North Koreans developed a missile that could hit the American homeland with a nuclear weapon on top of it?' And he said, 'Absolutely not, '" Graham said.

"While all options are on the table", Pence said, "President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China" to resolve the problem.

A Foreign Office spokesman told the Standard: "The projects we carry out in North Korea are part of our policy of critical engagement, and are used to promote British values and demonstrate to the North Korean people that engaging with the United Kingdom and the outside world is an opportunity rather than a threat".

The president's warning comes as a senior North Korean official has told the BBC, North Korea will continue to test missiles regularly and any military action against it by the United States would prompt "all out war". "They've all been outplayed by this gentleman and we'll see what happens".

Article II, Section II puts the president as commander-in-chief of the US armed forces.

For its part, China made a plea for a return to negotiations.

Paul says the worst-case scenario involving North Korea would be an attack on its southern neighbor, a major USA ally.

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