Friday, 22 September, 2017

Russia Urges US To Refrain From Military Action Against North Korea

Russia Urges US To Refrain From Military Action Against North Korea Russia Urges US To Refrain From Military Action Against North Korea
Juana Turner | 03 September, 2017, 08:06

"Talking is not the answer!" he tweeted.

During a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Mr Mattis rejected the idea that the U.S. was ready to take diplomacy off the table. They agreed at the unofficial meeting that the missile launches pose a grave and serious threat that can not be tolerated.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis later walked back Trump's comment, telling reporters: "We are never out of diplomatic solutions".

On Tuesday, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island, triggering public alerts to take cover before landing in the sea.

North Koreans watch news of their country's latest ballistic missile launch on a big screen in front of Pyongyang Station in the capital on August 30, 2017. The F-35 is the newest and most advanced aircraft in the USA military.

The planned joint US and South Korean response has been named OPLAN 5015.

Kim called for more weapons launches into the Pacific Ocean in the near future. In May, Trump himself told Reuters that he "would have no problem speaking to" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to deter further development of the country's nuclear program.

The agency did not disclose any other details about the supposed Guam attack.

"North Korea's actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland, and their destabilizing actions will be met accordingly", Gen. Terrence J.

Four South Korean bombers conducted a live-fire exercise at a range near the country's eastern coast, South Korean presidential spokesman Park Su-hyun said on Tuesday. The launch followed several other missile tests - plus, the revelation that North Korea had missiles capable of reaching the USA - in the weeks proceeding. It landed in the water and no one was harmed.

According to Politico, Mattis spoke with reporters at the Pentagon and said the United States is not now engaging in diplomatic talks with North Korea - a point made by Trump a day earlier.

North Korea's audaciousness in threatening the world over its nuclear capability is growing by the day. Most of that has been food and fuel.

On Wednesday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said North Korea would lose any military contest "instantly".

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