NKorea Warns of 'Merciless Strike' Ahead of US-SKorea Drills

NKorea Warns of 'Merciless Strike' Ahead of US-SKorea Drills

NKorea Warns of 'Merciless Strike' Ahead of US-SKorea Drills

Such was the case when White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon told a reporter, in an interview published Wednesday, that there is no viable military option for stopping North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. While North Korea's past diplomatic and military actions may lead us to believe Kim Jong-un "has it in him" to annihilate millions of people, it is important to note that North Korea has a strong, rational incentive to look insane, because only when nuclear weapons (especially if it is a very small amount) are held by a "mad man" are they really capable of threatening anyone.

"A resolution of the North Korea nuclear issue by military force is completely unacceptable and the peninsula's nuclear issue must be peacefully resolved by political and diplomatic methods", Lavrov was quoted as saying.

But Mr Moon said he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea halts missile and nuclear tests.

"If North Korea provokes again, it will face with much harsher sanction and won't stand it in the end".

Last week, North Korea and the United States exchanged threats of military action.

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly put on hold his plans to fire missiles towards the #US territory in Guam, despite receiving a briefing from top military officials on how the attack may be carried out.

Military drills involving tens of thousands of US and South Korean troops are due to begin on Monday.

President Donald Trump warned North Korea that any attacks would be met by "fire and fury" from the USA, after Pyongyang announced it had developed an ICBM capable of striking the us mainland.

"In light of the threat of North Korea, the four of us confirmed the importance of the unwavering U.S. commitment to extended deterrence", Onodera said. "I want all South Koreans to believe with confidence that there will be no war." .

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Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived late Monday in Beijing to meet with Chinese military leaders.

Meanwhile, Guam's 30,000 students started a new school year Thursday despite a summer break that featured North Korea issuing threats to launch missiles in the direction of the USA territory, which lies about 1,600 miles south of Japan.

"If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they've hit the United States..."

Trump stunned the world last week by warning North Korea it faced "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the U.S. or its allies with its ballistic missile program.

Mr Trump had promised to seek negotiations and approval from South Korea before taking any options regarding North Korea, Mr Moon added.

Also in his speech, Moon said South Korea should play a leading role in the nuclear issue in the peninsula. The general direction of Sino-U.S. relations not only concerns the fundamental interests of the two nations and their people, but also profoundly affects the overall worldwide strategic situation.

However, Seoul's close ally the United States appearing to gear up for battle with Pyongyang amid a war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. "It's a firm agreement between South Korea and the United States", Moon said.

Kim warned, however, that if the US acts proactively, he may reconsider the decision. Given the magnitude of the threat posed by the North's weapons development, he said any diplomatic effort "has to be backed by a strong military effect if North Korea chooses wrongly".

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