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World Mike Pence Reminds North Korea of U.S. Resolve in Syria

14:11  17 april  2017
14:11  17 april  2017 Source:   newsweek.com

Mike Pence heading to South Korea amid North Korea tensions

  Mike Pence heading to South Korea amid North Korea tensions Nancy Pelosi is calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to immediately call the House back into session so that Congress can debate the North Korea threat and military action in SyriaWhite House officials said Pence’s trip is intended to reinforce that the U.S. is fully committed to its security alliances, especially in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat, to facilitate economic engagement and reinforce that it’s fully committed to partnerships with key countries.

U . S . Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent American military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed President Donald After a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang and a failed North Korean missile test during the weekend, U . S . officials praised China for stepping

Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday, noting that recent strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the president should not be tested. Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour intended to show America' s allies, and remind its adversaries, that the Trump administration

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with U.S. soldier during a meeting with U.S. and South Korean soldiers at Camp Bonifas near the truce village of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea, April 17, 2017. © Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with U.S. soldier during a meeting with U.S. and South Korean soldiers at Camp Bonifas near the truce village of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea, April 17, 2017.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with U.S. attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve.

Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed missile test by the North and two days after a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang, also said they would strengthen anti-North Korea defenses by moving ahead with the early deployment of the THAAD missile defense system.

Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

  Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat It may be up to the VP to fill in the details about the president's plan when Mike Pence arrives in Asia. Pence will be diving into a tense standoff along the Korean Peninsula with visits to South Korea and Japan beginning Sunday. His travels to the Asia-Pacific region come amid indications that North Korea is potentially preparing its sixth nuclear test in a decade or a significant missile launch, such as its first flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

But Pence and South Korea ' s acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, said they would proceed with the early deployment to South Korea of the U . S But senior North Korean officials remained defiant. North Korea ' s deputy representative to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, accused Washington of

U . S . Vice President Mike Pence reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated China' s line that the crisis could only be resolved by Mike Pence Reminds North Korea It Could Be in for Same Treatment As Syria and Afghanistan.

Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour intended to show America's allies, and remind its adversaries, that the administration of President Donald Trump was not turning its back on the increasingly volatile region.

In a joint appearance, Pence said North Korea should mind the actions and intent of the president.

"Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region."

The U.S. Navy this month struck a Syrian airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles. On Thursday, the U.S. military said it had dropped "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan.

Pence lands in South Korea after North's failed launch

  Pence lands in South Korea after North's failed launch U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea on Sunday to begin a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea's threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities, and just after a failed missile launch by the North. President Donald Trump's vice president arrived in the region a day after North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of the country's late founder with a military parade showing off missiles and military hardware.A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S.

US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent US strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour intended to show America’ s allies, and remind its adversaries, that the Trump

U . S . Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday saying neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with U . S . attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve , according to Reuters.

North Korea's KCNA news agency on Monday carried a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad marking the 70th anniversary of Syria’s independence.

"I express again a strong support and alliance to the Syrian government and its people for its work of justice, condemning the United States’ recent violent invasive act against your country," Kim said.

On a visit to the border between North and South Korea earlier in the day, Pence reiterated that the U.S. "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over.

Pence, whose father served in the 1950-53 Korean War, said the United States would stand by its "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea and was seeking peace through strength.

"All options are on the table to achieve the objectives and ensure the stability of the people of this country," he told reporters as tinny propaganda music floated across from the North Korean side of the so-called demilitarized zone (DMZ).

Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples

  Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples Pence’s comments in South Korea pushed speculation that the White House is considering military action against the regime in Pyongyang. Pence said the Trump administration wants to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons “through peaceful means,” but he repeated the administration’s warning that “all options are on the table.

US vice-president cites the missile strike against Syria during a visit to South Korea and says ‘all options are on the table’.

Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent U . S . strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour intended to show America’ s allies, and remind its adversaries, that the Trump administration was not

"There was a period of strategic patience but the era of strategic patience is over."

The United States, its allies and China are working together on a range of responses to North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test, Trump's national security adviser said on Sunday, citing what he called an international consensus to act.

China has spoken out against the North's weapons tests and has supported U.N. sanctions. It has repeatedly called for talks while appearing increasingly frustrated with the North.

But Pence and Hwang said they were troubled by retaliatory economic moves by China against the deployment in South Korea of a U.S. anti-missile system known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

South Korea, which accuses China or discriminating against some South Korean companies working in China, and the United States say the sole purpose of THAAD is to guard against NorthKorean missiles.

China says its powerful radar can penetrate its territory and undermine its security and spoke out against it again on Monday.

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade

  Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade.Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday the administration is reviewing all trade agreements as part of its "America First" policy.White House officials said the economic meetings in Tokyo, with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and other officials, are meant to forge a framework for future discussions after the U.S. withdrew from a Pacific Rim trade pact.They will serve as the kickoff to the U.S.-Japan economic dialogue that was announced by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing the situation on the Korean peninsula was "highly sensitive, complicated and high risk".

All sides should "avoid taking provocative actions that pour oil on the fire", he said.

Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, indicated on Sunday that Trump was not considering military action against North Korea for now, even as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group was heading for the region.

"It's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully," he said on ABC's "This Week" program. "We are working together with our allies and partners and with the Chinese leadership to develop a range of options.

The Trump administration is focusing its strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, a global ban on its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, Reuters reported last week, citing U.S. officials.

While Trump has employed tough rhetoric in response to North Korea's recent missile tests, the president's options appear limited in dealing with a challenge that has vexed his Oval Office predecessors.

U.S. Says It's Encouraged by China's Help Pressing N. Korea

  U.S. Says It's Encouraged by China's Help Pressing N. Korea The U.S. has gotten encouraging signs that China will act to pressure Kim Jong Un’s regime to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, a State Department official said, but the Trump administration is holding on to military action -- alone or with allies -- as an option. While Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said the U.S. wants to work with China to ease tensions, she declined to say Monday whether the U.S. is closer to acting on its own to counter the threat from North Korea.

Most options fall into four categories: economic sanctions, covert action, diplomatic negotiations and military force.

Pence landed in South Korea hours after the North's failed missile launch. His visit came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital, Pyongyang, marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of founding father Kim Il Sung.

What appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display in the parade.

Tensions have risen as Trump takes a hard rhetorical line with Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programs seen by Washington as a direct threat.

Trump acknowledged on Sunday that the softer line he had taken on China's management of its currency was linked to its help on North Korea.

Pence said Trump was hopeful China "will take actions needed to bring about change in policy" in North Korea.

"But as the president has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will," he said.

China says the crisis is between the United States and North Korea. Lu said China efforts to help achieve decentralization were clear, adding: "China is not the initiator of the Korean peninsula nuclear issue."

China banned imports of North Korean coal on Feb. 26, cutting off its most important export and Chinese media has raised the possibility of restricting oil shipments to the North if it unleashed more provocations.

Pyongyang has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions, and has said it has developed and would launch a missile that can strike the U.S. mainland.

U.S. officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering the necessary technology, including miniaturizing a nuclear warhead.

China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation .
China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes. "China is firmly supporting the denuclearisation of the area in the name of stability and peace", Wang Yi told reporters in Athens after meeting Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias. "China may not have the key to this solution ... but we are happy that more sides are accepting our point of view", he added.US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press the North to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.

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