US vice-president to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

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"Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan", Pence said at the news briefing.

Trump wrote Sunday on Twitter that China was working with the United States on "the North Korea problem". "But I think it's become clear under Kim Jong Un, North Korea has a different approach".

"North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific", Pence said. Of course they have said all the choices are on the table.

A senior North Korean official said Monday that the US has created "a risky situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any minute".

A senior North Korean official then accused the United States of bringing the countries to the brink of thermonuclear war.

According to a report in Guardian on Tuesday, the United States is exploring ways short of war to pressure the country into denuclearisation, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test. Kim Il-sung's grandson, Kim Jong-un, now heads the Pyongyang regime.

During Saturday's military parade it displayed what appeared to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The U.S. Vice President reiterated that the "era of strategic patience is over". They're close to getting a missile to hit the homeland.

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South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a TV debate over the planned US-supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system which has angered China, with frontrunner Moon Jae-in criticised for leaving his options open.

"We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", he said.

"We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan", Pence said after arriving from Seoul for talks with Abe.

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"We need to apply pressure on North Korea so they seriously respond to a dialogue" with the worldwide community, he said, urging China and Russian Federation to play more constructive roles on the issue. deforested stretch of North Korea from a lookout post in the hillside.

A US official said the projectile "blew up nearly immediately", adding the type of missile North Korea was testing was still being assessed. YEMEN A political solution through United Nations -brokered negotiations is needed to resolve the conflict in Yemen, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says as he makes his first trip in the role to Saudi Arabia. U.S.

The United States, Pence said, would be unwavering in its alliances and unyielding in its resolve.

The next step would be to bring home the 54,000 US troops stationed in Japan and another 25,000 troops in South Korea. "If those businessmen in power in the USA thought of intimidating us by any military or sanction threats-as the [Barack] Obama administration used to do and failed-they will soon find out such threats are useless", Sin said. Then, our government would follow its own Constitution and use our military for the only thing it is constitutionally authorized to do - provide for our own defense.