Sabato, 23 Settembre, 2017

China's Xi pledges to properly address differences with South Korea

Nancy Borowick  NYT Nancy Borowick NYT
Parmenio Sano | 28 Agosto, 2017, 14:24

North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles on 26 August after Kim Jong-un's regime strongly criticized US-South Korea joint military drills.

The ban also prohibits the expansion of any existing joint ventures involving North Koreans in China, while new Chinese applications to invest in North Korea or to increase existing investments in the country will be rejected, the ministry said.

The photographs were published as tensions between North Korea and the United States appeared to have eased slightly after the isolated nation tested the Hwasong-14 and later threatened to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

According to earlier reports, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman and Cmdr.

To be clear, the news that day was about an American intelligence assessment, not a provocation on the part of the hermit kingdom such as a nuclear test or missile launch.

U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson. In 2010, the North launched a deadly artillery attack on a South Korean island. This was stated by the US Army, and they were not a threat to North America or Guam, Reuters reported.

South Korea's presidential office says the USA and South Korean militaries will proceed with their ongoing war games "even more thoroughly" in response to North Korea's latest short-range missile launches.


"We do view it as a provocative act against the United States and our allies", Tillerson said in an interview on Fox News Sunday.

The trip by the US lawmakers came amid heightened tensions sparked by the North's two claimed intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. Most recently, China voted with the UN Security Council to tighten pressure on North Korea by cutting off iron ore, iron, lead and coal. The officials say the North has developed the multiple-tube launchers because they are cheaper than short-range, Scud-type ballistic missiles and because they enable more projectiles to be fired.

During a political rally in Arkansas earlier in the week, Trump claimed that Kim was "starting to respect us" even as the North Korean leader continued to inspect weapons facilities in his country.

Seoul and Washington say the exercises are an opportunity for the allies to improve their defensive capabilities, but Pyongyang routinely denounces them as a dress rehearsal for war against North Korea.

North Korea successfully tested the submarine-launched Pukguksong-1 in August past year.

The White House said Trump had been briefed about the latest missiles but did not immediately have further comment.

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